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FASCINATING FACTS

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by TaffZee, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. TaffZee

    TaffZee Zorg Guru (V)
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    FASCINATING FACTS


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

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    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
    Mmmm: Turtle does?
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    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

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    Our eyes are always the same size from birth,
    but our nose and ears never stop growing.
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    The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
    uses every letter of the alphabet.

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

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

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    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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    A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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    A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
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    A snail can sleep for three years.

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    Almonds are a member of the peach family.
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    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    (I know some people like that also)
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    Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
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    February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
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    In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

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    If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

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    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
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    The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
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    The cruise liner, QE 2

    moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
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    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.)
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    The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. Thank God for global warming!

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    There are more chickens than people in the world.
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    Winston Churchill

    was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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    All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!
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    Now you know (a little) more than you did before :-bd
     
  2. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Youre spending too much time on that computer ,you need to get out more :coolsteer)
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  3. hard top

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    Morning Jim...... (-|

    How many :coffee have you had this morning?

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  4. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Must be a very quiet morning at work ;)
    And the chat lines are busy :-*
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  5. TaffZee

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    Far from it, up to my eyes, but need to get my fix of zorg :D

    Full Audit due at 13:00...
     
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    Have fun....I have a day off.... :D
     
  7. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Dont mention the choccy buttons :D
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    Goldfish have a memory of 3 months.........................
     
  9. Snoops

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    Ooooooo did someone say choccie buttons I've still got some left :grin:

    Snoops ont'apatalk
     
  10. SeaSurfer

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    well i havnt any left - just waiting for the next mishap :D
     
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    Can we not "arrange" for a mishap to happen, ai162.photobucket.com_albums_t261_zippy_album_2007_GOSSIP2.gif


    I am getting low............. ai162.photobucket.com_albums_t261_zippy_album_2007_VERYHAPPY.gif
     
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    :D Dare i say you have your finger on the button :D
     

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