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Eddie C.
01-09-2003, 16:00
Some Trivia:


1. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

2. A snail can sleep for three years.

3. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear
until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

4. Butterflies taste with their feet.

5. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only
have about 10.

6. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history
not to have a full moon.

7. If the population of China walked past you in
single file, the line would never end because of the
rate of reproduction.

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

9. Leonardo DiVinci invented the scissors.

10. No word in the English language rhymes with month.


11. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but
our nose and ears never stop growing.

12. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and
'bump'.

13. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only
the left hand, lollipop with your right.

14. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for
each gallon of diesel that it burns.

15. The name of all the continents end with the same
letter that they start with.

16. The words 'racecar' and 'kayak' are the same
whether they are read left to right or right to left.
Another piece of trivia is: This is called a PALENDROME

17. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made
using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

18. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

19. If you are an average American, in your whole
life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at
a red light.

20. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the
time displayed on a watch face is 10:10.

21. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls
froze completely solid.

22. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus
every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself .

23. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones
Chewables.

24. There are two words in the English language that
have all five vowels in order: abstemious and
facetious.

25. There is a word in the English language with only
one vowel, which occurs five times: indivisibility.

26. The Bible does not say there were three wise men;
it only says there were three gifts.

27. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the
pool in which they live? That means that if you put a
baby croc in an aquarium, it would be
little for the rest of its life.

28. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a
group of geese in the air is a skein.

29. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a
second.

30. Pinocchio is Italian for pine eye.

31. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the
lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

32. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled
without repeating is uncopyrightable.

33. Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.

34. It's impossible to lick your elbow.

35. On average, a human being will have sex more than
3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their
lifetime.

36. More than 50% of the people in the world have
never made or received a telephone call.

37. Rats and horses can't vomit. (Why Rat poision
works)

38. The sixth sick sheiks sixth sheep's sick is said
to be the toughest tongue twister in the English
language...try it!

39. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase
the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

40. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman
somewhere.

41. The cigarette lighter was invented before the
match.

42. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal
ads for dating are already married.

43. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one
knows why.

44. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused
by people sitting on them and photocopying their
buttocks.

45. In the course of an average lifetime you will,
while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10
spiders.

46. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

47. Cat's urine glows under a black light.

48. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is
different.

Dennis in MA
01-09-2003, 18:44
"2. A snail can sleep for three years."

My wife insists I'm a snail.

#49. GT will get this thread once a month. LOL

potshot
01-09-2003, 20:16
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Eddie C.
[B]Some Trivia:




16. The words 'racecar' and 'kayak' are the same
whether they are read left to right or right to left.
Another piece of trivia is: This is called a PALENDROME




"Do geese see God" is another palendrom
There is a C/W song about palendromes. Can't remember what it is tho.;Q

Hauptmann6
01-09-2003, 20:23
and 53% of all statistics are made up...

Dogman
01-09-2003, 21:17
Originally posted by Eddie C.
15. The name of all the continents end with the same
letter that they start with.
"North America" & "South America" don't seem to fit this.

21. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls
froze completely solid.
The American Falls did, but the Horseshoe Falls didn't.

23. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones
Chewables.
It's because if you ate a Betty, she'd make the stupid giggle, it would reverberate in your head and you'd die laughing.

28. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a
group of geese in the air is a skein.
I alway thought a group of geese in the air was called a target.

40. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman
somewhere.
You mean that there's someone who watched every episode of Seinfeld?! They must be in some heavy duty therapy right now.

Eddie C.
01-09-2003, 23:59
Yeah I have a bunch of people send me stuff all the time so I post up some of the interesting stuff for everyone here. I don't know if the stuff I post is true or not so just enjoy it for what it is---fun reading. I think the North America ands South America they must be talking about the America part. I didn't understand that at all either.

Canuke
01-10-2003, 01:53
Originally posted by Eddie C.
44. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused
by people sitting on them and photocopying their
buttocks.


I fixed copiers for over two years. I think my supervisor must have kept all those calls for himself.

gwalchmai
01-10-2003, 15:30
Betty's not a vitamin because her waist was so tiny it wouldn't stay together. I guess they couldn't make any changes to the character. (Good thing they didn't do the "Rosie Betty". There'd only be one in the bottle.)

21. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls
froze completely solid. So what happened to the water from upstream?

Alex_Knight
01-10-2003, 17:39
If the plural for Goose is Geese..................

as in "I saw a flock of Geese."




What is the plural for Moose ? ? ? Huh ? ? ?


Meese?


So if the plural for OX is OXEN, the the plural for MOOSE should be MOOSEN.


"I saw a flock of Moosen." ;f ;f ;f

gwalchmai
01-10-2003, 17:57
Originally posted by Alex_Knight
So if the plural for OX is OXEN, the the plural for MOOSE should be MOOSEN.

"I saw a flock of Moosen." No, the "EN" plural form only applies to animals with names ending in X - like VAX and FLAX (and, interestingly, VICKS, but not DUCKS or BUCKS). I don't know about hyrax.

01-10-2003, 18:08
Originally posted by Hauptmann6
and 53% of all statistics are made up... 9 out of 10 experts claim that 53% of the statistics are made up, while 1 out of 10 doctors claim that 7 out of 10 experts are liars.

Eddie C.
01-10-2003, 18:18
Originally posted by Alex_Knight
"I saw a flock of Moosen." ;f ;f ;f

"Flock" Alex? Your hilarious my man! I Love it! ;i ;i ;i

srg59
01-10-2003, 20:54
am i the only person that just tried licking their elbow?

Eddie C.
01-10-2003, 21:05
Originally posted by srg59
am i the only person that just tried licking their elbow?

And srg59, if you could the ladies would be lined up around the block(lol)eddie;f

riddleofsteel
01-12-2003, 17:36
Actually it is 53.3967 % of all statistics that are made up

AC37
01-13-2003, 03:26
Originally posted by Dogman
"North America" & "South America" don't seem to fit this.

America. :)

380Shooter
01-13-2003, 07:27
15. The name of all the continents end with the same

Not all of them... just 80%:

Africa, America, Asia , Europe - Ok

<H3><B>Oceania<B></H3> - WRONG!

Alex

Dogman
01-13-2003, 21:09
Let's see, the SEVEN continents are:

Europe
Asia
Africa
Australia
Antarctica
North America
South America

There's no "Oceania". There's no just plain "America".

The continents of "North America" and "South America" don't fit number 15.

Dogman
01-13-2003, 21:10
Originally posted by srg59
am i the only person that just tried licking their elbow?

Have you tried licked someone else's elbow? It's fun !! ;)

Alex_Knight
01-13-2003, 23:12
Originally posted by Dogman
Have you tried licked someone else's elbow? It's fun !! ;)


I can't tell you what I've been licking. ;g

Eddie C.
01-13-2003, 23:37
Originally posted by Alex_Knight
I can't tell you what I've been licking. ;g

I won't tell if you don't tell Alex;P ;)

Bravo8
01-15-2003, 04:14
Originally posted by Dogman
Have you tried licked someone else's elbow? It's fun !! ;)

Yes I have....oh wait, you said elbow/ Nevermind then.

donith
01-16-2003, 00:23
49. 2.3 toothpick related deaths occur every year.