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Some Fun Facts….From Sara and John February 18, 2005

Filed under: fun stuff — Diana @ 11:06 am
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge (you may count them if you’d like )
    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 and
    “lollipop” with your right.
    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.
    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.
    If you yell for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
    A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
    Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
    The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
    The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the
    length of a football field.
    The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
    Right-handed people live, on average, for nine years longer than left-handed
    people.
    Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
    A cat’s urine glows under a black light.
    Starfish have no brains.
    Polar bears are left-handed.
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One Response to “Some Fun Facts….From Sara and John”

  1. The shortest word in the English language to contain the first 6 letters of the alphabet is “feedback”.

    just thought you’d like some.

    —George


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