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 “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 …..

(From my high school friend, demcese)

2 comments on “So, You Think You Know Everything?

  1. That was a really fun & interesting read! Thank you, Michael.

    Like

  2. K. Beechmount says:

    Thank the inventor(s) for the internet and the search engines. All the info is available there.

    Like

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