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posted 12/9/2008 10:41:33 AM |
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The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

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

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Cat's urine glows under a black light.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

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

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

Polar bears are left-handed.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

Butterflies taste with their feet. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Starfish haven't got brains.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.

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

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
"screeched."

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".

Almonds are members of the peach family.

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

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time
displayed on a watch is 10:10.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."

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

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

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I love the one about farting and creating an atomic bomb

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Comments:

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Sunshine79

Dec 9 @ 10:53AM  
I'm goin' out to get me a goldfish!
sugarnspice005

Dec 9 @ 11:33AM  
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.




Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

such prudes!


I'm gonna have to get me a goldfish!
mrknowuwell

Dec 9 @ 11:37AM  
i ate 9 spiders last nite and i dont eat eggplant
straightup_9

Dec 9 @ 12:27PM  
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.


This one I take exception to...lol...It was invented when they discovered GI's heating their rations by sitting them in front of the radar horns during WWII.
Wordsofwit

Dec 9 @ 12:37PM  
I have questions about the validity of much of this, not that it matters. What is the source?
dmbchick420

Dec 9 @ 12:41PM  
I have questions about the validity of much of this, not that it matters. What is the source?

Came from this site.
1bunny629

Dec 9 @ 3:19PM  
....
A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
...Now that's one hell of a diet! Wondering who will try to sell that one next...only ostriches will buy into it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zena343

Dec 9 @ 3:58PM  
WoW sometimes your words are not so 'witty'....why bother commenting at all. Actually lots of interesting things there dmbchick .......thank you.
straddle_fun

Dec 9 @ 9:26PM  
yep I knew that....yeah right...
beefygoblin

Dec 10 @ 5:49AM  
Wait what was the name of the book version of oz then?
beefygoblin

Dec 10 @ 5:50AM  
Isn't blinking a sign of flirtation...maybe the guy doing the test was realy hot...


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