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(8/21/01 10:42:09 am)
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32 Useless things I bet ya didn't know...
1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.


3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. I know some people like that!

6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

I knew it !

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

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

14. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.

15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

Who was the sadist who discovered this??

17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.

That's the opposite of the norm.

18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

23. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.


24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest.

26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".

28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

OK ????

29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Not to mention the other drawback to farting in such a confined space....

32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!

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(8/21/01 10:48:56 am)
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Good info to know,,,,thanks Winter ,,,very funny

"A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top."
I knew a girl like that,,drop a glass of champagne down her and she was the same way,,,up and down, up and down,,

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(8/21/01 11:08:49 am)
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Re: 32 Useless things I bet ya didn't know...
LMAO (you are bad man - love it!)

Yeah champagne will do that won't it....

so will vodka.... rum....

hehe let me stop now!

Edited by: Winter11 at: 8/21/01 12:09:33 pm

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(8/21/01 12:49:51 pm)
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Re: 32 Useless things I bet ya didn't know...
Good stuff to know.........I guess....... I'll be watching for the left turn only bats next time out the cave!!

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(8/22/01 9:38:20 am)
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Re: More useless info

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person'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.
2/3 of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
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."
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.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only 4 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 its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at work!)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. (Presbyterian)
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron: in honor of his brother.
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.
Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.
If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
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.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (Does that one really surprise any of us?)
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1000 & a size of 108.7 acres.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
No president of the United states was an only child.
And last and definitely most important: The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.


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(8/22/01 10:00:15 am)
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The only word in the English language to have three sets of double letters in a row is bookkeeper.

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(8/23/01 8:35:01 am)
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Good Ones, Dave.

It took me almost seven minutes to read them all. (LOL)


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(8/23/01 9:54:22 am)
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- you have any idea how long it took me to find all that trivia??????????????????????????

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(8/23/01 10:29:06 am)
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Are you telling us you didn't already know this stuff???

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(8/23/01 5:17:58 pm)
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I feel much wiser now..loved all of them

I knew about the 2x4..really ticked me off when I bought some years ago and found out it wasn't what they said!!

And Winter..I know of some men that would die if they had to go without..he he NOTICE..I said "know of"

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(8/23/01 6:50:22 pm)
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The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Except "h" and "p" !!!

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(8/23/01 10:56:18 pm)
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Re: 32 Useless things I bet ya didn't know...
"h" in the and "p" in jumps
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