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Think you know everything? (or why email forwards can be oh so handy!) by Snuppy
Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 1:06am
Filed under: BoheMia Rhaps

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.

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

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; ! otherwise it will digest itself.

………….Now you know everything

And with that…

BoheMia OUT!

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19 Comments so far
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First *little celebration wave*!
ok, better read now *grins*

Comment by Penguin

Wow…teh American Flag on a Candian bill and the peanuts in dynamite….those came as a surprise!

Comment by Penguin

See, everyone? I’m abstemious and facetious not because I’m unfriendly but because I’m inclusive.

I’ve known some of these for at least a week.

So which is smarter, a goldfish or a child with a gameboy?

Comment by Walela

Walela, you mean a goldfish, an OSTERICH, or a child with a gameboy, right?

SO FUN, BoheMian! and i, too, knew a few of these… but i’m wondering why poor Betty Rubble was left out of the Flinstones. she had it rough, didn’t she? first off she was married to Barney… then she had a kid who could only say Bam-Bam and hit stuff… *then* she gets left out of the vitamin franchise? (and i guess a plastic surgeon’s practice is predicated up the fact that one’s nose and ears keep getting bigger and/or malformed.)

this was tremendous… no… make that stupendous! thank you for another FUN — not to mention enlightening post!! xox

Comment by snuppy

Wow Bohemia. You are a fountain of Knowledge! Very cool facts…

Comment by Pavel

Nifty post, I read it in a lot of jiffies!! I wonder why there is no betty rubble in the flintstone vitimans?

Comment by cj

Snuppy, you took up my cause – equality for Betty now! Walela – I am certain a goldfish – that is unless you cave in and give it a gamebody too. So far, we’re holding strong – with the kids that is.

Miz B: I am not sure how I lived without this stuff but I am looking at the world slightly differently – that is until my goldfish mind forgets it all! These are fun factoids indeed. All this and packing too? What a woman!

Oh and Scissors I’m sure will point out the artisitc similarities between himself and Leonardo! Like that one.

Comment by Lamp-y

Wow…so much learning and yet so much fun all at the same time! Also…did you know that a snail’s “brain” registers impressions or recognizes stimuli only every three seconds? All that happens in between is lost on him/her. Okay, that’s my lone contribution to the cause. Great job CYM!

Comment by BoBo the enlightened

Muchas gracias to all you fabulous amigos! Another fact… bohemian minds are SO FRIED I totally forgot I posted something here!!!! I came by to see what was up and there this was! Who knew!

Ay!

Glad everyone likes! Well, off I go to hit the couch! Besos to all and for now, BoheMia out… again!

Comment by Catty Yummy Mummy

wow, I feel WAY smarter. Thanks Miz B.

Just in the interest of more education about Canadian money…you won’t find 2 dollar bills in circulation anymore. A few years ago we replaced them with a coin worth $2 (a toonie). The one dollar coin is called a loonie because it has a picture of a loon on it.

Now I can leave, feeling I’ve enriched your lives. Would you just all get your butts over here and experience Canadian money first hand please? That’s the best way to learn 🙂

Comment by kyahgirl

Kyahgirl: i’d use those coins just for the pleasure of saying…”toonies”. you Canadians are SO cute! xox

Comment by snuppy

I hate when that Bloody Blogga is down! GRRRRRRR. On the positive note, I’ve cleaned out my pocketbook, went through some mail and put a dent in the work on my desk – when will this end?!

Just saying hi! I’ll give you two loonies for a toonie. I also like to know how many times I’ve exceeded the promise to “be there in a jiffy” – very helpful in the guilt department.

Tata now.

Comment by Lampy

LL: way to take advantage of a Blogastrophy! good for you, girlfriend! here’s a question you may be able to answer, if there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar, how many for a toonie, loonie or otherwise? (just wonderin’…) xox

Comment by snuppy

Ooh now it’s getting interesting. A little wager, ah just kidding. You remind me that I’d like to write that down as a brain teaser for when T complains of boredom.

BTW: Kyah (if you’re running in any time soon), thought of you this morning as Tali has declared her love for mixing up things – we’ve come up with some interesting mosquito bite ailments this summer and she’s working on one that she’d like to freeze and have at the ready for application to bites. I mentioned a path in the Sciences and chemistry may not be out of the question for her little mind. I’ll send her your way for tutoring 🙂

Comment by Lampy

What I meant was that we already have the ailments and have come up with some interesting ointments.

Comment by Lampy

“Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.”

they don’t know my boy dog. Opie has a vocabulary of strange sounds we refer to as ‘words’. there is hound in his ancestry, and we thing that the belling and tolling sounds they are known for contributed to his having an unusual doggie larynx. and so, in the words of the TATO, i bid you all a “wuawuoo eeeeoop”.

Comment by FirstNations

I pulled a cat´s tail today. I don’t know how that fits into this discussion but I felt like mentioning it. That beast of a cat had it coming though!

Comment by Penguin

oh snuppy and lampy, I didn’t realize you were talking to me!! sorry.
First, stop make fun or our money. I might have to come down there and beat you.
G-I would love to have miss Tali come for tutoring, although I think you’re a bit deluded if you think I’d be a good influence!!

Comment by kyahgirl

Ha, ha, haaaa! Especially if you threaten to beat them!!! Dios mio! 😉

Comment by Catty Yummy Mummy




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