Wednesday, May 31, 2006



*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.

*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.

*It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

*Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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

*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 Chewable 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.


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