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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. (I'll bet you're going to check this out.)
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)
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. (but who really cares?)
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has 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.)
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
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.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. (I think women have ALOT!)
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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in ! your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
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, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a resea! rcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good think he did that)
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
..................Now you know everything
11/1/2005 7:50 pm
Now... I can say I know everything! |
11/1/2005 8:08 pm
Do you know what the ridges on the dime are for? good post, I'm a sucker for this kinda stuff.|
11/1/2005 8:31 pm
11/1/2005 9:01 pm
These are pretty good. thanks, there are things there I didnt know...|
11/1/2005 9:05 pm
The Average American/Canadian eats about 11.9lbs of cereal per year.|
The Average American/Canadian drinks about 600 soda’s per year.
More People use blue toothbrushes then red ones.
According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.
The average American family views television six hours each day.
About two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute.
Nobody yet has explained satisfactorily why couples who marry in January, February, and March tend to have the highest divorce rates.
Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in twenty thousand.
If you earn twenty thousand dollars a year, one minute of your time is worth a little more than seventeen cents.
11/2/2005 9:57 am
Very good stuff to know.... now I can get on with my day!!|