Yes, I know it's a damn shame that here we are in 2007, and I still have 2005 posts on my front page. Technology analysts say there are 200 million blogs which are no longer being updated. I'd hate to be yet another statistic, so consider this an update.
The fact above came from BBC's 2006 list of 100 things we didn't know last year, as per last year's list which *cough* you can see further on down this page. So without further ado, here are my faves from this year's list:
7. The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
30. The brain is soft and gelatinous - its consistency is something between jelly and cooked pasta. (Yummy!)
33. Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five litres of cooking oil a year.
49. When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes just before the camera rolls - it cools their mouths so their breath doesn't condense in the cold air.
59. Dogs with harelips can end up with two noses.
68. The egg came first.
92. In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.
100. In the 1960s, the CIA used to watch Mission Impossible to get ideas about spying.