Do You Think You Know Everything?

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Do You Think You Know Everything?
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:03:45 pm »
For those who thought they knew just about everything they needed to know.
Here is a list of general knowledge facts that I'm willing to bet you didn't know.

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>"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
 (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

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

>Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
 (I'll bet you're going to check this out.)

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

>"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".(Are you doubting this?)

>Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

>The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter
 of the alphabet.(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

>The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read
 left to right or right to left (palindromes).
 (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)

>There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
 tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
 (You're not doubting this, are you?)

>There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels
 in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
 (Yes, admit it, you are going to say ...... a e i o u)

>TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only
 on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)


>All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
 back of the $5 bill

>A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

>A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

>A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. (but who really cares?)

>A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

>A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
(Some days that's about what my memory span is)

>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 know some people that could do this too.)

>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.
 
>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, 8 abreast, 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.

>Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

>On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
building is an American flag.

>Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

>Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.


>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. (Good thing he did that)

>The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

>There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

>There are more chickens than people in the world.

>There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

>Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

>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.

THERE!..................Now you know everything!

[I hope]

Now figure out how much time you just wasted reading useless trivia.  :P
« Last Edit: June 30, 2007, 01:57:20 pm by Freddy »
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Re: Do You Think You Know Everything?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 03:53:12 pm »
Absolutly fascinating, though the goldfish theory has been dissproved  :wink

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Re: Do You Think You Know Everything?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 08:07:22 pm »
Yes good stuff, and yep I did check a few out, I really thought that something must rhyme with 'Silver' but they are only half rhymes like 'Salver' not true rhymes..

er what goldfish?

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Re: Do You Think You Know Everything?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 08:12:12 pm »
Yes, you are quite right about the goldfish w/a 3sec memory span being wrong. That is one of my hobbies, keeping frshwater fish. I have 4 thirty gallon tanks.  One of which houses goldfish.

So my advice to anyone reading the above list should just try to forget the one about goldfish having only a 3 second memory span.
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Re: Do You Think You Know Everything?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 01:15:11 am »
I'm sorry...forget what?  ???
« Last Edit: June 30, 2007, 01:56:12 pm by Freddy »
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Re: Do You Think You Know Everything?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 02:42:02 am »
A few of these aren't quite right, either. Actually, I can and do sneeze with my eyes open. And, if my eyes didn't grow since birth, they'd be very very tiny since I was extremely small when I was born. I'd say my eyes grew to twice the size they were when I was born, I'm sure.

Of course, these are only things I've known from my personal experience. Then again, I'm not exactly like "everybody else" either. :)

 


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