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Old 06-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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Some Little known facts


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. (verified on Google.)

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.

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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so... whats your question ??

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Is there going to be a quiz on this later?

I didn't take notes.
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Originally Posted by pumper9x9 View Post

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
Ok, but I'm still not going to quit complaining about getting only 7.5 mpg with my Bounder.

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In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

Not quite. The Russians have been working on a type of fox, Saw a special on it a couple of years ago. Below is what is on Wikipedia, though there is more on the web about this experiment.

The domesticated silver fox (marketed as the Siberian fox) is a domesticated form of the silver morph of the red fox. As a result of selective breeding, the new foxes became tamer and more dog-like.
The result of over 50 years of experiments in the Soviet Union and Russia, the breeding project was set up in 1959[1] by Soviet scientist Dmitri Belyaev. It continues today at The Institute of Cytology and Genetics at Novosibirsk, under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut. They also morph into different colors (such as white), in the breeding program.
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The claim that the Canadian two dollar bill is an error continuously repeated. Prior to our Red and White Maple Leaf Flag we flew the Canadian Ensign which was given to Canada by one of the Royal majesties from Great Briton oh so long ago. It was a red flag base with the Union Jack in the top corner and the Canadian Coat of Arms in the middle. The flag was on our two dollar bill through its whole lifetime. When the Twoonie was produced (two dollar coin) the production of the paper bill was stopped.

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The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.??
At that rate, it would require 36,000,000 + gallons to sail from NYC to London!

QE2 retained her title of the fastest cruise ship afloat (28.5 knots[26]), with fuel economy at this speed[26] at 49.5 ft[27][28][29] (15m) to the gallon.[30] While cruising at slower speeds efficiency was improved to 125 ft per gallon.[26]
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