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Old 03-31-03, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting facts

Some nonessential bits of unessential information (trivia). Enjoy.

Think You Know Everything?

1. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
2. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
3. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
4. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
5. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
6. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a group of geese in the
airis a skein.
7. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
8. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
9. A snail can sleep for three years.
10. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
11. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on
the back of the $5 bill.
12. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20."
13. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
15. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
16. Butterflies taste with their feet.
17. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
18. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they
live?
19. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
20. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a
fullmoon.
20. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
21. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
22. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
23. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend
an average of 6 months waiting at a red light.
24. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
25. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
26. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
27. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de
los Angeles de Porciuncula"
28. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
29. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
30. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver,
or purple.
31. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
32. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
33. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
34. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye."
35. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
36. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'
37. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand, lollipop" with your right.
38. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
39. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
40. The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
41. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
42. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of
diesel that it burns.
43. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
44. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
screeched."
45. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube
and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
46. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter
is"uncopyrightable".
47. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses
every letter of the alphabet.
48. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.
49. The words 'racecar' and 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether
theyare read left to right or right to left. (palindromes)
50. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
51. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
52. There are more chickens than people in the world.
53. There are only four words in the English language which end in
"dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
54. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
55. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which
occurs five times: "indivisibility."
56. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables.
57. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
58. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
59. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard.
60. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
61. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
62. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
otherwise it will digest itself.

...now you know everything Just like me!
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Old 03-31-03, 12:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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lol!
Very interesting! But I don't think sharks have eyelids, do they? As for the almonds, they are what is found inside of the pit of a peach

And does anyone know the purpose of the ridges around coins? Well, they date from back when coins were made of silver and gold. When the coins didnt have ridges, people would shave slivers of the metal, melt them together, and sell them. With the ridges, it was a lot harder to shave slivers off without it being noticed.

BTW, I'm pretty sure #48 is wrong.

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Old 03-31-03, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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pretty good but i have lived in niagra fall's for a long time before i moved here and i have never herd of that so i think #48 is wrong as well but the rest is very interesting
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Old 03-31-03, 05:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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sharks

sharks don't accualy have eyelids, it is a protective membrane that slides over the eyes when it is attacking prey...some people make the mistake of thinking it is an eyelid.....man i love the Discovery Channel
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Old 03-31-03, 06:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting, but there is at least 5 or 6 things there I would question.
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Lol, babies don't have knee caps? Thats awesome...lol.
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crocodiles don't outgrow there pond ... hmmmm .. Yeah right .. I can prove that wrong in a second...
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I knew a couple of those... intersting.
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You'd think with all the Canadians here, that they'd be more offended with the lie of the #31 Flag Rumor being perpetuated yet again.

#29 should read WAS not IS.

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I know a guy who CAN sneeze with his eyes open.
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I was e-mailed this from a friend. I am not claiming they are all true, just interesting.LOL
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WOW!!! thanxs im printin that out!!
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Nope, babies don't have kneecaps. Nor do horses, until they age of 2. Gotta keep training light until they develop fully :]

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LOL that thing about China is scary. Strangely it reminded me of the last Star Wars movie... Attack Of The Clones
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Great stuff JP, i my self like this one..(38. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes) wow wish i could do that .. but i dont sleep hardly at all as im a night person and i have a sleep dissorder..
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