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Reaganite Republican ^ | March 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 05/24/2011 3:42:15 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

Did you know:
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room at a dance hall?


If the entire population of China walked past you -8 abreast, PLA-style- , the procession of humanity 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 just six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A jiffy is an actual unit of time... it's 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

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.

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. 

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".

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.

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

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."

"Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand

And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.

The microwave was invented by accident: a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

.Almonds are a member of the peach family. 

And the bonus: the cumulative weight of all of the ants in Africa weigh more than the sum of ALL the elephants!

Obviously I have no idea if all this is true..
just one of those emails, ya know~

More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
Enjoy your day, FReepers~


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Humor; Science
KEYWORDS: china; churchill; facts; history

1 posted on 05/24/2011 3:42:17 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Given that, then what is the first food ever INTENTIONALLY cooked in a microwave?


2 posted on 05/24/2011 3:48:04 AM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: Reaganite Republican

lol! This is great! Thanks for the break rr


3 posted on 05/24/2011 3:50:39 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Reaganite Republican
No WORD in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

It is impossible for any word to rhyme with any four words that don't also rhyme with each other.

4 posted on 05/24/2011 4:18:42 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Reaganite Republican
The very first item is completely untrue.

Churchill's mother was at a house party at Blenheim Palace, the principal seat of the dukes of Marlborough, and went into labor during a ball. He was born in a bedroom near the ballroom. The 'ladies room' story apparently started because the bedroom had been used by the ladies for their wraps and jackets, which had to be taken off the bed.

Blenheim Palace is hardly a 'dance hall'!


5 posted on 05/24/2011 4:22:32 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Reaganite Republican
Not to nitpick but a lunation is the time between full moons. It is a bit more than 29-1/2 days. Since February is 28 or 29 days long it is possible to have a February with no full moon but this must happen more often than once in all of recorded history. I would hazard a guess that it must happen at least once every 400 years.

The rest are pretty cool though

6 posted on 05/24/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: AnAmericanMother
the principal seat of the dukes of Marlborough ... that is to say, his own grandfather.
7 posted on 05/24/2011 4:45:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Just what this family needs: more smugness.)
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To: djf

I dunno, but my personal MW first was a soybean burger at the bowling ally in 1972 lol


8 posted on 05/24/2011 4:58:30 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Outlaw Woman

Much obliged, OW~


9 posted on 05/24/2011 4:59:03 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AnAmericanMother

Excellent to know, I’ll correct it on my site- thx!


10 posted on 05/24/2011 5:00:16 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Interesting list, but I wonder how much of it has been fact-checked?

BTW kudos for posting the entire article. It was fun to read.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 5:03:19 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Reaganite Republican
So instead of going over the falls in a barrel, you'd go over in a taboggan?


12 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:20 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: djf

Popcorn.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 5:10:05 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke)
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To: muir_redwoods

Yep, you’re instincts are right. (Why is it always the calendar/celestial “facts” in lists like these that belie common sense, and in the end, undermine the veracity of the entire list?

According to http://lunaf.com/english/moon-phases/lunar-calendar-2018/, February 2018 won’t have a full moon either, meaning, there will be two blue moons (January & March 2018) in that year.

As a matter of statistics, this should occur once every 29 to 30 years, not taking into account the effect leap years have on it.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:49 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
If the entire population of China walked past you -8 abreast, PLA-style- , the procession of humanity would never end because of the rate of reproduction (!)

Nonsense...if they were all walking by me, they wouldn't be procreating.

15 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:18 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Good list.
There's some similar on this YouTube channel:
HotFactsGirls
16 posted on 05/24/2011 5:24:58 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: 1raider1
month, orange, silver, or purple

The word OR is different than the word AND.

17 posted on 05/24/2011 5:25:29 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: hattend

Umm, I can think of possible methods. Awkward but feasible, particularly with a large man and a small woman.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 5:26:14 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Queen Elizabeth 2 can get anywhere from 40 feet to 125 feet per gallon of fuel.

http://www.roblightbody.com/liners/qe-2/QE2_fuel_economy.htm


19 posted on 05/24/2011 5:42:55 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

That was my first thought. If it wasn’t the first, it should have been.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 5:48:39 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: thackney

Different FROM!!!


21 posted on 05/24/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Just what this family needs: more smugness.)
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To: hattend

“Nonsense...if they were all walking by me, they wouldn’t be procreating. “

Never underestimate the Chinese. :)


22 posted on 05/24/2011 5:58:08 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Sherman Logan
Umm, I can think of possible methods. Awkward but feasible, particularly with a large man and a small woman.

If they are walking by in a military style formation, no f'n way (literally)

23 posted on 05/24/2011 6:18:08 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: flintsilver7

Thanks, I was going to have to look that up.

When you tour the Queen Mary they tell you she got 1 foot per gallon at speed.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 6:24:38 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke)
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To: mad_as_he$$

LOL I know they buy fuel by the ton rather than the gallon


25 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:15 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Tax-chick
True - Churchill's father was the 7th Duke's third son.

Btw, Churchill wrote a splendid biography of his ancestor the first Duke. He had silly hair but he was a great man.


26 posted on 05/24/2011 7:05:36 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

27 posted on 05/24/2011 7:44:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I hear universal laughter ringing out among the stars.)
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To: muir_redwoods

i did like the kneecaps fact. I did not know that!

BUT, people are currently domesticating the fox. No, they are not dogs or wolves so it does count as a ‘new’ domestic animal.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 8:05:39 AM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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