Martyn

Member
I didn't know
After reading this, you'll go "duh, I didn't know that."


"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.




"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
(Are you doubting this?)



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?




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 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.



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)


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.



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





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




Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors





Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!


Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.


The cruise liner, QE 2

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.



Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!

Now you know (a little) more than you did before!!


The Rain-Thomas Kinkade



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?!


You can say that again,
 

juco

Member
I didn't know
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or
purple.

Debatable there is a noun (name of a fish) that ryhmes with orange could be argued its a foreign name I suppose, and don`t ask i cant remember the damn thing.

Our noses don`t get bigger they droop as do our eyelids and womens B....
We also tend to have less tissue as we get older so this gives the impression that the nose gets bigger as we get older.
 
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nomaderol

Member
I didn't know
Did you know a rain droplet falling down from the cloud could drill you from your top of head to your foot (if there wasnt air resistence that keep the velocity constant at 6-7 m/s after a while.)

Hmm, did you know why pumkins are not grown on the trees?

One hot day, the Hoca was taking it easy in the shade of a walnut tree. After a time, he started eyeing speculatively, the huge pumkins growing on vines and the small walnuts growing on a majestic tree.

"Sometimes I just can't understand the ways of God!" he mused. "Just fancy letting tinny walnuts grow on so majestic a tree and huge pumkins on the delicate vines!"

Just then a walnut snapped off and fell smack on the Hoca's bald head. He got up at once and lifting up his hands and face to heavens in supplication, said:

"Oh, my God! Forgive my questioning your ways! You are all-wise. Where would I have been now, if pumpkins grew on trees!"
 

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