Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Things that make you go hmmm.

Stewardesses' [] is the longest word
typed with only the left hand.

And 'lollipop' [] is the longest word typed
with your right hand.

(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)




No word in the English language rhymes with
month , orange, silver, or purple.
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' Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
(Are you doubting this?)

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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.
(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

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The words 'racecar,' [] 'kayak' [] and 'level' []are the same whether they are read left to right
or right to left (palindromes).

(Yep, I knew you were going to 'do' this one.)



There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

(You're not possibly doubting this, are you ?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
(Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)



TYPEWRITER
[] is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
(All you typists are going to test this out)



A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
.
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A goldfish [] has a memory span of three seconds .

(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

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.
(I know some people that could do this too.!)



Almonds
are a member of the peach [] family.




An ostrich's eye[] is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that also . Actually I know A LOT of people like this!)

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.

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

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If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast,
the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

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Peanuts [] are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
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Rubber bands[] last longer when refrigerated.



The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
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The cruise liner, QE 2,
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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.
(Good thing he did that.)

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.



Now you know more than you did before!!



The Rain-Thomas Kinkade

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This is a Thomas Kinkade painting It's rumored to carry a miracle!
They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle.

I am passing this on because I thought it was really pretty,

and besides, who couldn't use a miracle?



Thanks to Jean from Catholic Fire for emailing me this.
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