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Posted on 07/17/2017 3:21:00 AM PDT by sodpoodle
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ?
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.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
Now you know everything
$1.19 is the most change you can have in your pocket without being able to give exact change for $1.00 ... 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies.
The only material on earth that can be used for the walls of a radiation contamination detection room - which must eliminate all stray radioactivity, including cosmic radiation - is battleship steel, since all battleship steel was rolled/cast prior to 1945.
was aware of a few, fun,thanks
Without any landmarks or recognizable celestial orientation points, humans are wired to walk in circles.
“Polish” and “polish” are the only words in the English language that change BOTH pronunciation AND meaning merely by capitalizing the first letter.
Very interesting. Thanks!
‘A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.’
This idiotic myth needs to die. Whoever came up with it must have been working with a dead fish.
Live goldfish have excellent memories. They learn to recognize faces. They get excited when they see the familiar face that feeds them. Initially wild, fearful goldfish will settle down and eventually swim eagerly toward the person who consistently feeds them. ***They can be taught to perform tricks.*** If they are consistently fed in the same location of the tank or pond, that is where they will swarm at feeding time.
I could go on. But the point is, the 3 second memory myth is moronic. It needs to stop being repeated, period.
Dagnabbit - I forget what I wanted to add:)
I didn’t have any goldfish, but my entire tank of 60-some fish would leap to the nearest corner of the tank when I opened the front door, put down my briefcase, and then would feed them!
The QE2 is diesel powered???
Didnt know that (it was converted from steam in 1987).
The African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta) can fart 23 times per minute.
Bees and dogs can smell fear.
If you start with a simple penny and double it for 30 days you will end up with $5,368,709.12 (5 million, 368 thousand, 709 dollars & 12 cents).
What an image! Fish are amazing—and always ready to eat.
And it would be correct to write:
“Polish” and “Polish” are the only words in the English language that change BOTH pronunciation AND meaning merely by capitalizing the first letter.
Trout have a memory of 25 minutes. Useful if you are a trout fisherman.
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