Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Trivia for the day

Totally daft factoids...

1) The average healthy human being has one hundred trillion bacteria in their digestive system, weighing around one and a half kilos altogether.

Got that from BBC News.

2) The average woman in the developed world eats a kilo of lipstick in the course of her adult life.


Got that from a less reliable source, who shall remain nameless, so it may be Just One Of Those Rumours; I certainly hope so.

And one good fact...

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have succeeded in collecting and storing seed from 10% of the world's vascular plants in the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place. The official announcement is tomorrow, apparently, so I am a Very Bad Girl in mentioning it today (although Associated Press beat me to it). This was the MSB's initial goal when it opened in 2000, and they've made it on schedule.

Now all they need is the funding to go on.

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