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So, You Think You Know Everything


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.

Al Capone'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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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actually its been discovered that a gold fish and fish in general are actually more intelligent than we give them credit for.

I think 10seconds they said

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I have snezzed with my eyes open on a bet :) and it felt like my eyes we were going to blow out.

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lol, that was quite good. I liked those ones with 'typewriter/stewardesses/lollipop' because I actually tried them on my keyboard to make sure... emoticon Anysways, havent heard most of that information before, interesting...

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the ear of a cat has much more muscles than hunman neing!!Cool!

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i knew about 95% of that stuff :D im a bank of useless knowledge sometimes, which ironicly can come in very handy XD

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I think its strange , the things you think about on a keyboard. I mean the way things are typed or your hand movements. The typewriter thing is what im referring to. Its like writing the word " Going " on one of those predictive texts... just 46464 or writing the word " minimum " on the keyboard... am i sad or what!!

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 emoticon hehe, double post. I too knew about half of it.

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I am reading a book called "Uncle John's bathroom reader" and it lists short stories facts and such.. and I think these go along the same line as this thread.. so I'll post them here.

Q: Are brown Sugar, Raw sugar, Molasses. and Honey Healthier than refined white sugar?

A: Nutritionist agree that there is no signifigant amount of vitamins or mineral in any of these alternative sweeteners. So you can't ease your guilty sweet tooth with the justification that you're using 'health foods' Honey has an additional problem in that it can cause botulism toxins to grow in the Intestinal tracts of infants. It should never be given to a child under one year old. These days Foods can contain many other forms of sugar such as sucrose fructose, high fructose corn syrup, and corn sweeteners. These may be hyped to seem as if they're nutritious But they aren't (From Old Wives Tales By Sue Castle)


Q: What Makes our Ears Ring?

A: Sometimes even in a quiet room we hear noise that seems to come from inside our heads. Behind the Eardrum is a bony Chamber studded with three tiny movable bones These bones pick up vibrations from the eardrum. Deeper in the ear is a fluid filled channel called the Cochlea. Vibrations from the bones make waves in the fluid where thousands of hair cells undulate in the sloshin Fluid. These hair cells are crucial. Somehow the ripples that pass through them trigger electrical impulses which travel along the auditory nerve-the hearing nerve- to the brain. The brain translates the signals into sound. Hair Cells can get hurt by Loud noises or by a knock on the head impairing the ability to send eletrical impulses through the hearing nerve. But some hair cells will be hurt in such a way that they Continously send burts of electricity to the hearing nearve. In effect these hair cells are permnantly turned on.When the Brain recieves their signals it interpets them as sound and we are hear 'ringing' even in a silent room. (from How Come? By Kathy Wollard)


Q: Can the Microwaves leak out of the box and cook the cook?

A: There is extremely little leakage from todays carefully designed ovens. Moreover the instant the door is opened the magnetron shuts off and the Mircrowaves immediately disappear. What about the glass door? Microwaves can penetrate glass but not metal. so the glass door is covered with a perforated metal panel so you can see inside but the microwaves can't get through because their wavelength (4 3/4 inches) is simply too big to fit through holes in the metal panel. There is no basis to the belief that it is hazardous to stand close to an operating microwave oven. (from What Einstein Told his Cook by Robert L. Wolke)



Q: How do Parrots talk?

A: Exactly why parrots can change ther calls to make them sound like words is still not understood. Their ability to mimic may possibly be linked with the fact that they are highly sociable birds. A young parrot in captivity learns the sounds it hears around it and quickly realizes that repeating these sounds brings attention and companionship. This perhaps is a substitute for a normal social life. Although they are such good mimics in captivity parrots do not imitate other sounds in the wild. There are however many other species that do. Mynah birds and Lyrebirds for example do mimic sounds they hear in their everday lives. (From What makes the world go round? edited by Jinny Johnson.)


Q: Is there sound in space? If so whats the speed of sound there?

A: No there is no sound in space thats because sound has to travel as a vibration in some material such as air or water or even stone. Sinse space is essentially empty it cannot carry Sound at least not the sorts of sound we are use to. (From How things work By Louis A. BloomField.)


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Nice JJ. Keep 'em coming. emoticon

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ive heard that if you were to go into space with a long sheet of metal, one person could hold it to the bottom of theyre jaw and the other hold theyre ear too it, and whatever the first says the second will hear, however its highly impractical, you would have to take of your helmates, and even if you could survive without air, its so cold you would get stuck to the metal...

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