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Old 09-06-2006, 08:37 PM
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these were printed in a sunday paper quoted from a new book called a thirst for knowledge :-

whit the same amount of fuel it takes to fill a jumbo jet a car could drive around the world 4 times

it is estimated that at any 1 time 1% of the worlds population is drunk

americans eat approx 18 acres of pizza a day

this year the rat population will overtake the human population for the first time

by law every belgian child must take harmonica lessons

there are at least 92 nuclear bombs lost in the worlds seas and oceans

stopping from 200mph to 0mph in an aston martin vantage produces enough energy to heat a 1 bedroom flat for a fortnight

if a hippo is upset it's sweat turns red

you are 139 times more likely to die in a car on the way to an airport than your are actually flying on a plane

the smallest country in the world is the sovereign military republic of malta, which occupies a room in a building in rome

the great pyramids now stand a full 3 miles south of where they were originally built because of shifting of the earth

threadneedle street in london was originally called grope****************e lane

the largest volcano in the solar system is olympus mons on mars, it is nearly 3 time higher than everest

cracks in breaking glass travel at speeds of up to 3,000 mph

greeces national anthem has 158 verses

the human heart produces enough pressure to squirt blood 9 yards

more people now work in indian restaurants in the uk than in mining and ship building combined

each day is longer than the one before by 0.0000002 second because the earth is gradually slowing down

most toilet flush in the key of e flat

world war 2 was the first conflict where a soldier had more chance of being killed in combat rather than from disease

more people a year die from allergic reactions to strawberries than shark attacks

a pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes

if you ate four tubes of toothpaste you would die

the only living creature known to have been killed by an extraterrestrial object was a dog hit by a meteorite in 1911



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Old 09-12-2006, 02:10 PM
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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?)

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, 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.

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 Chewables 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.

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