Think You Know Everything?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Tittles, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    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.

    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.

    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the
    mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet
    away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

    A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from
    each salad served in first-class.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the
    Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen
    wearing them in public.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

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

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when
    the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the
    ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    Turtles can breathe through their butts..

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the
    world's nuclear weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year
    because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the
    weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
    including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She
    would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara
    Millicent Roberts.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Almost everyone who reads this list will try to lick their elbow.

    feel free to add your own
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    True for most, however we had an e-mail full of facts such as this one go round at work, and there's someone on my department who can indeed lick her elbow. The only person I've ever known that can do it.
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    I must know quite a lot cause I knew most of them :D
    Oh alright I admit it's cause I've seen it that many times before :p
  4. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    Gene Simons can lick his elbow most likely cause of his long tongue :):p:D
  5. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

    u said the snail fact twice
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    NY, USA
    You repeated this one ...
    Oh and did you know an elephant walks on it's tippy toes?
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Freaky [​IMG]
  8. Khayman

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

    Not entirly true depening on the strictness of grammer you adhear to :)

    The shortest English sentence is probably “Go.” “Go” is an action verb and can be used in imperative mood, which means that it can be used with good, old “You Understood.” So “Go” actually means “You go.” On the other hand, if that interpretation doesn’t strike your fancy, let’s say that understood meanings are disallowed, then “I go” is the shortest sentence. “Go” doesn’t require a complement since it is an action verb nor does it require a direct object. With a total of three letters—the same number as the illegal “I am” contender—“I go” should reign as the champion, unless someone out there knows of a single letter verb

    Also not true

    Newborns do have kneecaps. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born.

    Remember, infants are a work in progress. The potential for linear bone growth may continue until the late teens or early twenties. Although all the precursor tissues for the major bones are present at or immediately after birth, centers of ossification (where bone is laid down) continue to develop throughout childhood and beyond. For instance, the head of the femur appears at four months, the patella, or kneecap, starts showing signs of ossification at about 3 years in females and 4-5 years of age in males. Parts of the pelvic girdle (hips) don’t appear ossified until adolescence with the tubercle of the pubis not appearing until 18-20 years of age.
  9. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    This one I don't believe, as my Goldfish Chryospaski and Judah know the difference between me and my children, they get excited and happy when I am watching them and when the children watch them they get the hump.

    Also I saw on TV the learned behaviour of a Goldfish getting fed by a Duck off a jetty.
  10. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    well...i just took them off a site and posted them. So sorry for any repeats :).
  11. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    Hah that's very true.When I pass by the tank my 3 goldfish go berserk cause they think I'm gonna fed them,but when anyone else passes they don't take any notice :D
    Oh and mine are called Peter,Paul and Gothic Mary :cool:
  12. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    lol...i like Gothic Mary :)
  13. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    I'm sure she likes you too :D
    Good name innit?
  14. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    yep :) My gf has a kitten and she named her squishy which is a good name for a kitten but when it becames a full grown cat its not gonna be a good name unless its fat and squishy. :p
  15. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

    Fife; Scotland
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    haha thats true unless it gets ran over then it would literally be squishy
  17. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
  18. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Duck's quacks don't echo because the sound wave is actually three distinct waves that are nearly identical to an echo. Seen it recorded in a studio and then played back where it should echo, etc.
  19. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    well...i saw it on myth busters that it does echo so nah!!!
  20. Hsn

    Hsn King

    Calgary, Canada
    That's a surprise :rolleyes: :p