Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Think you know everything? I Do!!!

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed
across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

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.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

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.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

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

On a Canadian two dollar bill,
the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

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

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand;
"lollipop" with your right.

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

The Bible does not say there were three wise men;
it only says there were three gifts.

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.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
uses every letter of the alphabet.

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

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

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language
that have all five vowels in order "abstemious" and "facetious."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made
using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!

The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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.

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

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor,
who had red eyes. He was albino.

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

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system;
a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

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

Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

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

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

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 smaller, 'lower case' letters.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand
and draw with the other at the same time
... hence, multi-tasking was invented.

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

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan;
there was never a recorded Wendy before!

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion
will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

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

If you have three quarters, four dimes,
and four pennies, you have $1.19.
You also have the largest amount of money in coins
without being able to make change for a dollar
(good to know.)

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back,
you can't sink in quicksand
(and you thought this list was completely useless.)

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
(sign of a true civilized society ... not.)

The first product Motorola started to develop
was a record player for automobiles.
At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola,
so they called themselves Motorola.

Celery has negative calories!
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery
than the celery has in it to begin with.
It's the same with apples!
(Guess what I'm buying on my next trip to the grocery store?)

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

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

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

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails

There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express ..just horses!

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not
appear in the name of any of the United States!

Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory. you know everything!

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