Thursday, September 06, 2007

So You Think You Know Everything?

*"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 thirty-two muscles in each ear.

*A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

*A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

*Raising taxes slows the economy.

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

*A snail can sleep for three years.

*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 two to six years of age.

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

*If you subsidize something, you get more of it.

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

*If the population of China walked past you, eight 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.

*You cannot ration prosperity.

*The cruise liner QE II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

*The microwave oven was invented after 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.

*If you want peace, prepare for war.

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

*Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

*The "Surge" in Iraq is working.

Now you know more than you did before.

If you're a Democrat, you've still learned nothing, because your mind was already made up.

[h/t: Uncle]