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04-11-2006, 09:41 AM
"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.

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 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 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.

Post more if you got them!

04-11-2006, 09:49 AM
those are good

04-11-2006, 10:15 AM
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. - Not True

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. - I remember the first time I started driving this freeked me out. If you know me and know how I sneeze you would understand this

04-11-2006, 10:58 AM
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

that one's my favorite:lol:

oh and i read somewhere that the goldfish one was not true, it's just a myth.

04-11-2006, 12:00 PM
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

I only count 26

04-11-2006, 12:11 PM
Disclaimer: I got all those in an email so I'm not reponsible for false information. :D

04-11-2006, 12:17 PM
Dogs and bees smell fear.

04-11-2006, 12:26 PM
There is enogh arsenic in a 1/2 a cup of apple seed to kill a baby.

William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day. April 23

There is just about the same amount of nicotine in an eggplant as there is in a pack of cigarettes.

An average cow in a barn produce 542 liters of methane a day, and 600 liters when out in a field.

The cracking sound of a whip is actually a mini sonic boom...

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

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.

Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

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

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.!

There are 4 cars and 11 lightposts on the back on the US 10 dollar bill.

John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the lower case letters.

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

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

Every 20 minutes the world adds another 3500 lives.

The World's Population Has Doubled Since 1960 and by 2050 Human Population Will Likely Increase by 50%

There will be 125 million births in the world this year. By the time this group is ready to start school, there will have been another 625 million births.

The world is adding a city the size of Los Angeles every two weeks.

male humpbacked whales ejaculate 50gl of ***** per spurt, of which only 8gl makes it into the female. happy surfing.

The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

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

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

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

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.

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

A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death

Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.

Every person has a unique eye & tongue print.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!

Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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

Dr. Seuss is actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounds like Sue-ice.

The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII.If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.

The 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.

Flu kills about 36,000 people in the United States and a million worldwide each year by conservative estimates.

The world's total capacity for flu vaccine now is only 300 million doses, and it would take at least six months to develop a new vaccine to fight a pandemic.

Tens of millions die in a pandemic, which occurs every 20 to 30 years, when a flu strain changes so dramatically that people have little immunity from previous flu bouts.

Pigs have genetic similarities to humans, and can carry both human and animal viruses.

Indonesia says a dangerous strain of avian flu virus has been found in pigs there - a possible step towards a new form of the virus that could pass easily among humans.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

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

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

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes and 4 pennies, you'd have $1.19. You would also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

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

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

Sharon Stone was the first StarSearch spokesmodel.

40% of McDonald's profits (come from the sales of Happy Meals.

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled
"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered
into the English language.

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

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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

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

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence July 4th,
John Hancock and CharlesThomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,
but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

04-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common?

A. All invented by women.

04-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go
until you would find the letter "A"?

A. One thousand

04-11-2006, 12:28 PM
There are more chickens than people in the world.

My nightmare coming true, now all they need is a leader to unite them all and its only a matter of time before they will reach their goal of world domination...:eek:

04-11-2006, 12:28 PM
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

04-11-2006, 12:34 PM
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making
the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase....."goodnight, sleep

100,000 people die every year by contaminants in hospitals in the US. That means they leave the hostipal with something they didn't come in with. .....
and only about 43,000 people die of car accidents in a year in the US....
So next time you go to the hospital, make sure you wash your hands.

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the
animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is
punishable by death.

In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.

Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.

The penalty for *********ion in Indonesia is decapitation.

There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the coun tryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time

Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.

Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical
fish stores.

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, h er mother must be in the room to witness the act.

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman
and her daughter at the same time.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Orkin reported a 20% jump in bedbug-related calls in 2004

Licensed mariachi street performers in Mexico City: 1,700
Estimated number of muggers who dress up as mariachis: 800

Per minuter fee for having Paris Hilton at your party: $9,000
Per minuter fee paid to Donald Trump for a seminar on real estate: $16,000

Estimated average cost for an 80-year-old American to live out the rest of his days on a luxury cruise ship: $230,000
To hang around in an assisted-living facility: $228,000

52% of American adults admit to having posed nude for a camera

On average, an American eats 8 grilled cheese sandwiches each year

44% of women say they can't enjoy sex with a less intelligent partner

The Center fo Disease Control and Prevention says that raising the price of beer 20 cents would cut gonorrhea rates among young adults by almost 9%

12-year old tae kwon do studen Michael Hoffman managed to kick a cushion 2,377 times in one hour, or once every 1.5 seconds. The cushion had to be held by someone who was at least 5 feet 9 inches tall, and Hoffman's foot had to touch the floor after each kick.

According to insurance company Progressive, 35% of Americans would change political parties for $500

Since Halo 2's debut in November 2004, gamers have spent an aggregate of 21,000 years playing the popular Xbox title

$414 billion: Total annual spending controlled by functionally illiterate consumers

pigs cannot look directly up at the sky.

wild turkeys are the only animals with natural beards.

neither emu's nor kangaroos can walk backwards.

dragonfly and hummingbirds have a combined 8 legs but neither can walk.

85% of men dont use underwear slits.

04-11-2006, 12:34 PM
My nightmare coming true, now all they need is a leader to unite them all and its only a matter of time before they will reach their goal of world domination...:eek:I hate to tell you this but they are teamed up with squirrels!

04-11-2006, 12:40 PM
I hate to tell you this but they are teamed up with squirrels!

good god...may he have mercy on our souls!!!! :(

Clark Kent
04-11-2006, 02:14 PM