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Yeah, you may have seen most of this before - BUT . . . . . . .

Do you remember it - until prompted? Check it out!

This is interesting!  Learn something new everyday....


  • '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 possibly 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  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.!)
     
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
     
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. ( I know some people like that also.  Actually I know A LOT of people like this !)
     
  • 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.
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    Now you know more than you did before!!

 

 


 

10/02/06