Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Random facts
Forwarded by Donna from Jason-Michael with one I added. I collect these.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • And 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.
  • The QWERTY English keyboard was made intentionally hard to slow typists down: alphabetical-order boards were too easy and jammed the machines.
  • 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 QE2 moved only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burned.
  • 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.

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