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post #1 of 23
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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 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.



.............Now you know everything

post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bonni

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Wow that's impressive! Rate of reproduction stays up even while they're walking? Talk about core stability!

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

Hmmm... Stewardessess with lollipops....yum!
I'm obviously flying way too much these days :

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Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
She kept dancing during it? Again, good balance!

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
HA!

I thought the most alarming one was that kids don't have patellas. I've never noticed it before!

It makes me want to go find a kid and feel their legs, but I can't do that! tee hee
post #4 of 23
That is actually not true (sorry). They do have patellas, they are just not yet ossified, so they don't show up well on xrays.
post #5 of 23
Doesn't pilfer rhyme with silver?
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
and Hilfiger?

Not ossified. like their heads. till age 30.
post #7 of 23
"If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights."

I'd like to know how much time I will spend in the rest of my life peeling little sticky labels off apples.

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

Maine is also the only state that is bordered by just one state.

Rhode Island is bordered by three states: Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

"No word in the English language rhymes with . . . purple."

"Roses are red, violets are purple
Sugar's sweet and so's maple syrple!" - Roger Miller
post #8 of 23
"February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon."

This one's wrong, in fact it's way off. This happens every 19 years, because a lunar cycle is 29.5 days. It happened in 1999 and will happen again in 2018. My source: http://www.badastronomy.com/bitesize/bluemoon.html
Badastronomy.com is a fun site that refutes common space misconceptions.

I wonder if any more of those are wrong? I'm gonna go count the ridges on a dime! But I'll take their word about the crocodile's tongue.

Rumsfeld missed one: There are things we know for sure that are wrong!
post #9 of 23
actually to add to this: "No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple." No word in the English language rhymes with Rythm either.

Another great fact, although I do not know the count off the top of my head is that you are born with substantially more bones that you will have when you die, assuming you die afteer maturity (do to bones of the foot fusing together mainly).
post #10 of 23
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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
...unless you've dreamt of the EpicSki Academy in Big Sky, MT!

OK, can't argue with most of those, but whoever said the QE2 only gets six inches per gallon of diesel should check the math. That's 12,000 gallons per nautical mile, or about thirty-five million gallons to sail from New York to London. I don't think so!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #11 of 23
From this fuel figure, 151106 gallons/day assuming metric tons and US gallons, at 28.5 knots cruise this is less than 221 gallons/NM.

For the figure to be accurate, she'd have to be steaming into a 28 knot current making 0.5 knots over ground?
post #12 of 23
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There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
Well, those four, and a few more, including:

gastropodous
hexapodous
molybdous
myriapodous
octopodous
palladous
phylopodous
polypodous
rhizopodous
sauropodous
schizopodous

It just goes to show that skiers aren't the only ones who believe and pass on information as Truth, without really examining it!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Don't shoot the messenger Bob! I just thought it was kinda cool about those Chinese!

Good point though. Unless we pick apart and examine every minute detail, we could be swallowing lies as truth.

Take this election, for example. There's something Totally out of hand.:
post #14 of 23
Sorry Bonni--no intention of shooting the messenger. Thanks for posting that list--it's great food for thought. What else can we pick apart?

I strongly doubt that there's an American flag on the Canadian $2 bill. A Union Jack, maybe?

I believe dragonflies can live for a month or more.

I found 25 recipes for dynamite, none of which mention peanuts (glycerol, yes, which can be made from peanut oil, but almost never is--it's a component of all fats and oils, commonly synthesized, or a byproduct of soap making)

Defining "jiffy" as 1/100 of a second is very recent, and very rare. That a few computer geeks decide to redefine a common word does not make it so! Just like "steering"....

I'm not counting the ridges on a dime!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #15 of 23
Lol, that was a bit of fun reading this thread, and a nice way to get back in the swing of this forum after being away for so long!
G'day Bob, Bonni, and hello to everyone else i dont yet know
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado

I'm not counting the ridges on a dime!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
Don't worry, I did get 118!
post #17 of 23
Welcome back, Tim_miT!

Well, Mapnut, I'll admit that I thought about it for a second or two. But the ski slopes are open here in Colorado!

So I wonder how many ridges are on a quarter.... (Sorry! )

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #18 of 23
So I wonder how many ridges are on a quarter.... (Sorry! )

Best regards,
Bob Barnes[/quote]
Don't push your luck.
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Same amount of ridges on a quarter!

G'day, Tim_miT!!
post #20 of 23

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.


Unless it's ladies first.

EDIT: The other problem: if you start them in Lhasa and point them towards LA, by the time slightly more than 1/23rd part of the total pass you, the babies at the front are Americans.
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If you want to get technical, there are no $1 or $2 Canadian bills anymore. The bills were replaced by coins. The $1 Loonie was introduced in 1986 (It has a loon on the coin hence the name.) And the $2 coin was introduced in 1996 (Is it called a Toonie?)

The $2 Canadian coin is neet. It has a copper center surrounded by a nickle donut. It sort of looks like a bullseye.

I know, I know, too much time on my hands so I looked it up on the internet. I hope the snow gets here soon.
post #23 of 23
No word in the English language rhymes with ... purple.

Yo, what about nurple? I gave and received many of them in grammar school.
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