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OT: Did You Know

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited 10:45PM in EggHead Forum
'Stewardesses' - is the longest word typed with only the left hand

'lollipop' - is the longest word typed with your right hand.

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'.

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.

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

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.'

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

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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.

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.

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

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, QE 2 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 winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.



  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks for all that info . . .I think I fall into the goldfish category :laugh:
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,808
    "burple" (the color of a burp) rhymes with purple.. 8 - )
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
    Mainly at the stupid things we men say..
    In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated

    Not quite sure this is true. There are many animals found only in North America and Australia that now have domesticated cousins.
    Check this out about words that don't rhyme
  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    Slow day in Utah? :)
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    orange is the only english word without a rhyme.

    other than "month", "purple", "toilet", "silver", and about a bajillion others.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Re-read my post..
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Friend of your's Pete? :laugh:



    Caledon, ON


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    :woohoo: :laugh:

    Trying to find some mace/peper spray.

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,808
    "Silver"? How about "Wilbur" (like in Mr. Ed) 8 = )
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,808
    Just for fun.. aren't they all? 8 - )
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    thank god for the edit button.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    WRONG! Purple rhymes with maple surple. I heard it in a John Hartford song, I think. :laugh:
    The Naked Whiz
  • I remember that Mythbusters did an episode where one of the topics was the gold fish memory thing. BUSTED

    Somebody has a website dedicated to the results
  • Mental Floss is an awesome magazine that has all kinds of trivia and it is totally non-biased. check it out[url][/url]
  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 363
    Roger miller song!

    Roses are red, violets are purple

    Sugar is sweet and so is Maple surple.


  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    Kent, if you have any trouble getting the good stuff, send me an email. Stay away from the Wally-World (and similar) offerings. It's not effective and the delivery device is usually a piece of junk. One time several of us tested a waste basket full of these oh-so-cute canisters that had been confiscated from air travelers by the TSA. About 70+% would not even spray anything, and the ones that did still were only a slight annoyance...might have stopped a gerbil in it's tracks but probably not a hamster.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926

    Woman blink twice as much as men, and all this time I thought they were winking at me. :whistle:

    Thanks for the laughs,
    with no sense of humor. :silly:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    :laugh: :laugh:

    For you the 'fact' isn't true. You look pretty harmless.

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    The gals at the pub may argue that point? :whistle:

    But they will tell ya I'm polite while being who I am. :woohoo: That's why they love me. :silly:

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

    :laugh: When I read 'the girls' I have to double check to see who is posting you or Spring (My girls are different than your girls) Chicken.

    Your girls have you wrapped around their little finger.
    Love your posts with or without the attachments.

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I have to agree & they can wrap me anywhere they want to. :woohoo:


    I will try to get more pictures, :woohoo:
  • Citizen QCitizen Q Posts: 484
    I'll take the China one. Okay now, 5280 feet in a mile, space each row 3 feet apart, that's 1760 rows per mile, 8 in a row comes out to 14080 Chinamen per mile. Walking at a casual rate of 4 miles per hour that's 56,320 Chinese pass you every hour. With a population of roughly 1,330,044,544 people it would take the current living population just about 23,616 hours or 984 days to pass you by. A little over 2 years, 8 1/2 months. When you compare the birth rate to the death rate you get China's current population growth of 10.4 per 1000 per year, that's an additional 37,209,326 people to account for, adding an additional 27.5 days to the parade. During that 27.5 days you can expect 2,803,442 little comrades to be born extending the parade yet another 2 days, 2 hours and 47 minutes.

    Tell ya what, we'll even give the stragglers an extra week to finish cleaning up the afterbirth and march down your street, it'll take about 2 years and 10 months. Far friggin cry from eternity.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    John Hartford did "the washing machine song" among some other things, Most every word sounded like purple. :)



    Caledon, ON


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    I was referring to Mr. Casselman, not you. Funny how things pay out.



    Caledon, ON


  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i was replying to CW.

    he had something incorrect in his post, i commented on it, and when i pointed it out, he went back and changed it. then acted like it was there all the time. he's done it a couple times before. incapable of admitting error.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    love it, man. i get three emails a day from some guy that just keeps forwarding "interesting stuff" all day every day. half of it is utterly bogus.

    yes, entertaining. but valueless, because it's filled with errors.

    i appreciate the guy sending me emails, but sheesh. a little critical thought every now and then to separate the wheat from the chaff
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    that's not what you originally typed....
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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