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Old 10-12-2007, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Things you might not have known...

I knew a couple of these...

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"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand ...


And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)






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




"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". ? (Are you doubting this?)





Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.






The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)






The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)





There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)



There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)




TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)


A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.




A goldfish as a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)



A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.




A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.




A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too.!)


Almonds are a member of the peach family.


An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.



February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.



In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.




If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.








Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors .









Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!


Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.





The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.







The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.



The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good thing he did that.)






The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.



There are more chickens than people in the world.




Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.



Women blink nearly twice as much as men.





Now you know more than you did before!
And Purple Nurple doesn't count
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple."

I'll remember that for the next 'Kings' game
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Most of those are news to me. Here's the one's I already knew:

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. -Read/heard it somewhere before

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. -Knew that in elementary school

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). -Learned it in school

A goldfish as a memory span of three seconds. -Read/heard it somewhere before

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. -Read/heard it somewhere before

Almonds are a member of the peach family. -Read/heard it somewhere before

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. -I thought this was common knowledge
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A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who
discovered this??)

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I got one. The longest technical word in the english language is 189,819 letters. Chemical name of a protein.
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Say what!? How the hell can a word possibly have THAT many letters? And why!?
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Say what!? How the hell can a word possibly have THAT many letters? And why!?
It's the name of a 1000 pair protein and they have to name each pair is the reason I think.
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So if you buy a female ferret you HAVE to buy a male also if you don't want it to die??? That sucks.
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