Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Just for Fun

Life has been hectic this week so for a little light relief I thought I would entertain myself- and you - with a few reading related facts & trivia.

Fact 1: Reading about yawning makes you yawn........... See!

Fact 2: Men can read smaller print than women, and women have better hearing than men

Fact 3: No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Fact 4: The average reading speed for non-technical material is 200-250 words per minute

Fact 5: The first libraries open to the public were the collections of Greek and Latin scrolls which were available in the dry sections of the many buildings that made up the huge Roman baths of the Roman empire. However, they were not lending libraries.

These facts were found at various locations across the internet, and I cannot vouch for their accuracy! Nor do I accept any liability for gender related disagreements based on fact 2..... ;0)


Kate Evangelista said...

I love these facts. So interesting. Thanks for sharing.