Tuesday, August 09, 2005

So You Think You Know Everything?

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. (I would like to be able to do that!)
Al Capones'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. (that's cause cats are better!)
"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. (I had a friend that tried to do this all the time, she swore she could too)
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. (now there's something to be happy about!)
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. (hmm, I never noticed)
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. (eww!)

Now you know everything!

15 comments:

InterstellarLass said...

Yeah, I knew all that already...he he he.

Carnealian said...

tee hee! I would imagine you did missy!! Smar-t-pants!!

pain said...

you need something to do girl. lol. you're starting to sound like john. cats are not cooler than dogs. and the thing about the stomache is gross! i guess that when someone has an ulcer, does that mean that the mucus has stopped producing and the acid is eating away your stomach wall? nice.

InterstellarLass said...

:P Ah, I love being an irreverent smartass. :D Makes life so much more fun.

Carnealian said...

I didn't make all this up myself...for the love, I'd still be researching. Mr. Mummert sent it to me. He probably researched it for days.

Scott said...

That one about Tigers having striped skin, not only fur must be true with all cats. Fred is black and white, and he got shaved for some reason, but anyways, his skin was the same color as his fur. Where black fur was, so was his skin, where white fur was, so was white skin.

Carnealian said...

Hmm, really! I didn't ever notice that with my cats...must go investigate further!

pain said...

please do not shave the pussies!

Carnealian said...

Dirty girl!

Scott said...
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Scott said...

I can't help myself, what's wrong with that???? :)

Carnealian said...

I apparently missed something. Maybe I've had too much wine. But it's early, I couldn't have had too much yet!

Scott said...

I just making a comment on mysrey's comment about shaving.....

InterstellarLass said...

Oh my! What did I miss! he he he...

thegamebrain said...

I love those... you feel a little dumber not knowing seemingly very normal stuff.