As Smart As You Are, I Bet You Didn't Know...

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by belveder, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    As Smart As You Are, I Bet You Didn't Know...

    1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

    2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

    3. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

    4. Coca-Cola was originally green.

    5. The State with the highest % of people who walk to work: Alaska

    6. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

    7. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

    8. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 & lived in China in 1910.

    9. The youngest pope was 11 years old.

    10. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

    11. San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

    12. Each king in a deck of cards represents a great king from history:
    Spades- King David,
    Hearts- Charlemagne,
    Clubs-Alexander, the Great
    Diamonds- Julius Caesar

    13. 111,111,111 x111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    14. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    15. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

    16. "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the E
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think you got cut off :D
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    you cut part of #16 off ;)
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    glish language...

    HAPP
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Great stuff! :cool:
     
  6. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I thought "Go" was the shortest English sentence?
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    uh-oh. Debate! google revealed "No. - is the shortest valid scentence in the english language." :)
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Some more:

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous dust) is the longest word in the english language with 45 letters.

    The guiness book of records ignores that this word exists, and hails Floccipoccinihilipilification as the longest word.

    It's safer to put CDs down on the shiny side than it is to put it on the label.

    Methane doesn't smell.

    No. - is the shortest valid scentence in the english language.

    The word LONG is shorter than the word SHORT

    VaVaVoom does not translate to "Je ne sais quois" OR "Joi de vive"

    Tequila isn't made from a cactus.
    It's made from the Blue Agave plant, it's closest relative is the lilly.

    The hyperlink was patented by BT, who are currently trying to claim royalties for it's use.

    Glass is not a solid.

    There is only one place you can put your right hand so your left hand can't touch it.

    You can only use a grammaphone needle twice.

    Thunderbird one's camera wipeing device ONLY works on magnetic tape, so anyone with a normal camera could easilly take photos.

    There IS a toilet on the Enterprise. (Only one though)

    Tanks are road legal.

    The time delay on the Apollo11 mission suggests they weren't on the moon. It takes 8 seconds for radio waves to reach the moon from earth and the same back, yet there were no 16 second delays in conversation between mission control and Apollo11.

    There is only one sunrise and sunset on the moon per month.

    Teflon is the only material a geko can't stick to.

    It is legal to shoot and kill a welshman with a bow and arrow on your land.
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    i knew all that.

    perhaps because im a genius.
    perhaps because ive seen it before.
     
  10. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    is not
    a scentence is
    "A grammatical unit that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed or, as in imperative sentences, understood and a predicate that contains at least one finite verb"

    "Go" and "no" do not contain a finite verb
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    nice stuff
    did u know that the coolest person on earth is me?
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    No, know why? Because you're not.
     
  13. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I also thought it was legal to shoot a welshman in York, on a sunday with a crossbow!
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    go is an imperitive verb.
     
  15. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    No, the bloke standing on the North Pole wearing only his Y fronts is!!!
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Go would be a finite verb if it had "I" with it. "I go" forms a finite verb.
     
  17. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    glass isn't solid?????


    it aint a gas and dont look liquid ;)
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's a liquid, trust me, try walking into it....

    :p :D