Strange things you (maybe) didn't know
(November 20, 2008)

You can't lick your elbow.

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

                   And "lollipop"  is the longest word typed with your right hand.

                  TYPEWRITER  is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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

                 The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

                                 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".

                                       Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose  and ears  never stop growing.

                   The words 'racecar',  'kayak'  and 'level'  are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

                   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."

                   A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

                   A goldfish   has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

                   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. (I know some people that could do this too.!)

                   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.

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

                                       If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

                   Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

The cruise liner, QE 2,  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.

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