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 Wottacatchâ„¢
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 8
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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.
(Isn't that "great" news, especially for some of us.)

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?)
I checked this one out and it does use every letter of the alphabet.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak,' 'radar' 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 ea r.

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.

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.

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 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.

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No there's more.....LOL
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.If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it!)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
(O.M.G.!)

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
(Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Do not try this at home...... maybe at work.)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
("Honey, I'm home. What the....?!")

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
(30 minutes... lucky pig... can you imagine??)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
(Hmmmmmm........)

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(OK, so that would be a good thing....)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains.
(I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??)


 ColemanR
Joined: 1/25/2009
Msg: 10
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Posted: 5/11/2009 3:39:01 PM

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


Sorry, but that's wrong. (see: http://www.snopes.com/business/money/redensign.asp)

I hate to bash your post but also wrong are:

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

(Hunth, Blorenge/Gorringe, chilver, and curple/hirple).


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

http://www.snopes.com/history/world/churchill.asp


Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_sexuality

These random fact lists are notoriously full of misleading or just plain incorrect "facts". Let's do our part and stop perpetuating them :)
 fatboyfromvan
Joined: 4/8/2009
Msg: 15
Useless facts
Posted: 5/14/2009 4:21:25 AM
extras facts ---===+++===---
1) The illuminati are lucifer worshippers
2) Bin laden was just a scape goat
3) Aliens engineered us from monkeys, splicing our dna to 46
4) Ufo's come from other dimensions
5) We are all brainwashed
6) The Government is hiding 30 years of technology
7) God took 6 whole days to make a single person. He planned to create earth in 100 years, chuck norris gave him 1 day.
 Wottacatchâ„¢
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 18
Useless facts
Posted: 5/18/2009 6:49:12 PM
OK...Mastermind use amadous, apodous, decapodous. palladous, vanadous in a sentence.

Nonhazardous is non-hazardous and ultrahazardous is a add on to hazardous
 jadegreen
Joined: 2/3/2006
Msg: 19
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Useless facts
Posted: 5/19/2009 5:32:49 PM
At this moment in time there are 112,798 people online at POF...
 lookncville
Joined: 10/16/2007
Msg: 24
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Useless facts in general about general stuff and nonsense
Posted: 5/20/2009 7:08:59 PM
Useless scary fact:
looking just at a profile and picture of a man that was average /good looking and seemed reglar. 8 of 10 moms said that they would let their daughter date him. The man was Jeffery Dahmer
 daveg61961
Joined: 9/28/2007
Msg: 25
Useless facts in general about general stuff and nonsense
Posted: 5/21/2009 5:59:38 AM
I guess mom still knows best, he only killed boys.
 IslandDreams56
Joined: 7/5/2006
Msg: 27
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Posted: 5/23/2009 5:29:43 AM
When I sneeze, my cat leaves the room.
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