“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.”—Stephen King (via subtlelights)
“How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.”— Sylvia Plath (via justbesplendid)
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live…..the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.”— Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo)
Teddy bears and other toys kill more people than REAL bears.
If you watch early Fresh Prince of Bel-Air you can see Will Smith’s lips moving to other characters lines.
Ants stretch and yawn when they wake up.
The original pack of Skittles doesn’t contain the color blue. Therefore, you CAN’T actually taste the rainbow.
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.Q is the only letter that never appears in the name of a US State.
The world doesn’t take 24 hours to turn on its axis, it really takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
The song “3” by Britney Spears is 3 minutes 33 seconds long.
A 12-year-old’s science project showed that Fast food ice was dirtier than toilet water .
The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre , adding up to $7.2 million .
“Eleven plus Two” and “Twelve plus One” both equal 13 and both have 13 letters. In fact they both have THE SAME 13 letters.
When a puppy is born, it is blind and toothless.
“Silent” and “listen” are spelled with the same letters.
“W” is the only letter in the English alphabet that is more than one syllable.
Cursing when you’re hurt actually helps reduce pain.
A way you can tell if you’re whispering or not is to put your hand at your throat. If you feel vibrations, you’re talking. If you don’t, you’re whispering.
The voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, and the current voice of Minnie Mouse were actually married in real life.
In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a ship called the “Titan” that crashed into an iceberg and sank.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits, not vegetables.
The Olsen twins wore FAKE TEETH on Full House episodes because their teeth began to look different.
There’s roughly 380 sesame seeds on an average McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
A penny is worth 1 cent but it costs 1.7 cents to make it.
Lightning is 5 times hotter than the sun.
At exactly 06 minutes and 07 seconds after 5 o’clock on August 9th of this year it will be 05:06:07 08/09/10. This will not happen again until the year 3010 .
LOL isn’t just laugh out loud. LOL is also “fun” in Dutch.
No matter how hard you squeeze the two ends of an egg, it will NEVER break.
Huge, several hundred pound rocks in Death Valley mysteriously move really far, all on their own. No one knows how, because no one’s ever seen it happen.
If you put two straws in your mouth: one inside a drink and one outside it, you won’t be able to drink through either straw.
Newborn babies cry but they have no tears. Their tear ducts aren’t formed until they are a month old.
A piece of paper can’t be folded in half more than 7 times .
No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.
Chewing gum can keep you from crying when cutting onions.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th”.
A mosquito is more likely to bite a blonde than a brunette.
Odds are, any memory you believe you have before the age of 4 isn’t real. They are false memories and have usually either been told to you by someone else, or you made them up without knowing it.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building more than 50 ft without a permit is death.
Elephants are the only land mammals that cannot jump.
If you look at the sun RIGHT NOW, you are technically looking back in time. It takes eight minutes for light from the sun to reach Earth.
A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.
You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
Eating celery is technically exercise. When you eat celery, you burn more calories than you consume.
A toothpick is the object most-often choked on by Americans.
Men have nipples because, as an embryo, everyone is a female until the Y chromosome kicks in.
A female platypus sweats milk.
The powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled Chile likely shifted the Earth’s axis an estimated three inches and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds.
‘racecar’ is spelled the same forwards and backwards.
‘Uncopyrightable’ is the longest word in the English language that doesn’t repeat a letter once.
Penguins cannot walk backwards.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, ‘They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.’ On July 20, 1969, just minutes after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first home run.
Vending machines kill four times more people each year than sharks do.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
When you put a seashell next to your ear, it’s the sound of your blood surging in your veins, not the ocean
“We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It’s as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out windows, or drown themselves, or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us are slowly devoured by some disease, or, if we’re very fortunate, by time itself. There’s just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds & expectations, to burst open & give us everything we’ve ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning, we hope, more than anything for more. Heaven only knows why we love it so”—The Hours by Michael Cunningham (via thechocolatebrigade)