Monday, March 7, 2011

Did you know...

Did you know becasue I sure didn't......

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

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

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

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this @home!)

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula"--and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its  size: "L.A."

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider  hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

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

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag a the same height as the U.S. flag.
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

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

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

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

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an"A" is Afghanistan.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".

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.

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

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

1 comment:

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

I never knew all that stuff either - that's very interesting...