You don't know everything until you read this (12/11/2005)
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 1-3 years with at the adult stage lasting from a few weeks in the wild to several months in captivity. Thanks Tvkas!
A goldfish has a memory span of three
seconds. Months. Thanks MythBusters!
A "jiffy" is
an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. a very short, unspecified length of time; It may be 1/60th, 1/100th or 1/250th of a second. Thanks Tom!
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 statesOnly 26 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. Thanks Pw!
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born
withoutwith kneecaps, but they are just made of cartiledge. They don't ossify (turn from cartiledge to bone) until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. Thanks Yagyu Gisen!
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
"Dreamt" is the only Dreamt and UNDREAMT are English word that ends with the letters "mt". Thanks Danny Lapsley
Words that ends with "mpt" doesn't end with "mt". Please do not insist.
February 1865 is
the only month in recorded history one of some years that doesn't have a full moon. Here is the list: 1809, 1847, 1866, 1885, 1915, 1934, 1961, 1999, 2018, 2037, 2067 and 2094. Thanks Tom!
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.The guinea pig, turkey, rabbit, mouse and rat were all domesticated within the last 3,000 years. Thanks Sam!
In just 1 second the sun produces enough energy to meet needs of the entire earth for 500,000 years and 4 million Barrels of oil is the equivalent to the amount of solar energy that hits 1 square mile each year.Thanks Smartie07!
8 minutes is the time it takes for the light from the sun to reach earth!4 trillion 100-watt bulbs is the equivalent to the amount of solar energy hitting the earth every second but 1% of U.S Electricity is the percentage of U.S energy generated from solar power. Thanks Smartie07!
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.
impossible possible to sneeze with your eyes open. Thanks MythBusters!
Some people believe a sneeze is 1/10th of an orgasm. (I guess some people really enjoy their allergies) Thanks Jessica & Yagyu Gisen!
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. The scissors were most likely invented long before leonardo da vinci... around 1500BC in ancient egypt. Thanks Pw!
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Maine is also the only state bordered by only one other state (New Hampshire) Thanks DreamTime8!
Marilyn Monroe was born a polydactyl, and had six toes on her left foot. Thanks Bernard!
No word in the English language perfectly rhymes with month,
orange, silver, or purple. Apparently, Orange rhymes with Hinge, Sporange and also the newer word Borange. Thanks Charles Thibert & Peter Mumford!
Herple and kerple rhymes with purple. Yes, they are real. Thanks Robert!
Chilver (baby lamb) rhymes with Silver. Thanks Tom!
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.
Procrastination is like M*st*rb*tion, both feel good until in the end you realize you've screwed yourself. I should say thanks for this one Tom?
"Stewardesses""Aftercateracts" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop""Phyllophyllin" with your right. Thanks Siouxsie!
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. QE2 can sail backwards faster than most cruise ships can sail forwards and one gallon of fuel actually moves her 49.5 feet, not 6 inches. Thanks Slint!
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
American English alphabet. Thanks Timo!
There is no such "American English Alphabet", only the English Alphabet. Thanks Madcotto!
The sentence: "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs." uses every letter of the English alphabet with fewer letters. (Courtesy of Beagle Bros, an old Apple ][ software company from the 80's) Thanks Pcgodwin!
"Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz" is an even shorter pangram. Thanks Likzy!
A sentence with all of the letters of the alphabet in it is called a pangram. Thanks Origami!
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
Niagara Falls has been turned off a few times, once by an ice jam and once by design in order to assess and reinforce the precipice. Thanks Rick!
The Canadian or Horseshoe Falls has NEVER frozen solid. Thanks Rick!
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.
two Three four words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "caesious", "abstemious", "arsenious" and "facetious." Thanks Tom & Scott Huish!
There'sThere was no Betty Rubble (the hot one) in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins, until she replaced the flintmobile. Thanks Steven & Franky!
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
The skunk also has striped skin. Thanks Kitty!
Kitty from Stone Mountain is the only human brave enough to raised a skunk from birth and have seen its striped skin. Thanks Kitty!
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 bedroom in Blenheim
CastlePalace in Woodstock, not in a ladies' room during a dance. Thanks Jessica & John!
When you give a waiter TIP, you are trying
"To Ensure Promptness" "to improve promptness" by paying beyond the value of service. Thanks Chloe, Thanks Tom for the correction.
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.
Giving gifts to each other on the 25th December is not a christian tradition - it's a pagan one coopted by christians. The tradition of having an evergreen tree decorated inside the house was introduced to Britain by King George I. Thanks Yagyu Gisen!
Christmas trees used to hang upside-down from the ceiling, because the Roman Catholics took the pagan winter solstice festival and tried to make it Christian. One of the steps was taking the traditional evergreen tree of that holiday and hanging it upside-down, the wide bottom representing the arms of the cross, the tip representing the bottom, and the stump for the top. Then people got too lazy to string up their trees. Thanks Likzy!
.............Now you do know everything.
Actually, "You know nothing after you read this" should be a better title for this article. Thanks SullicSpataa!
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