[Tofu] More useless info

edited August 2001 in General Discussion

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  • edited December 1969
    * 1- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    * 2- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    * 3- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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

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

    * 6- There are more chickens than people in the world.

    * 7- The longest one-syllable word in the English language is

    "screeched."

    * 8- On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the

    Parliament building is an American flag.

    * 9- All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on

    4:20.

    *10- No word in the English language rhymes with month,

    orange, silver or purple.

    *11- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters

    "mt".

    *12- Almonds are a member of the peach family.

    * 13- There are only 4 words in the English language which

    end in dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and

    hazardous.

    * 14- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    * 15- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    * 16- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    * 17- In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is

    10:10.

    * 18- Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture

    dealer.

    * 19- 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."

    * 20- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    * 21- A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

    * 22- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    * 23- The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

    * 24- In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to

    speak.

    * 25- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked

    by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

    * 26- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

    * 27- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

    * 28- The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at

    night.

    * 29- A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it

    starves to death.

    * 30- A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but

    actually clear.

    * 31- 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. It is also misspelled on his tomb stone.

    * 32- Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he

    doesn't wear pants.

    * 33- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are

    killed in plane crashes.

    * 34- Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left

    hand. * 35- Shakespeare invented the words "assassination"

    and "bump."

    * 36- Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.

    * 37- If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually

    turn white.

    * 38- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    * 39- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer

    than left-handed people do.

    * 40- The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy

    dog" uses every letter in the English language.

    * 41- The names of the continents all end with the same letter

    with which they start.

    * 42- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made

    using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

    * 43- The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they

    are read left to right or right to left.

    * 44- A snail can sleep for 3 years.

    * 45- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating

    one olive from each salad served in first-class.

    * 46- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    * 47- Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a

    population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.

    * 48- "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English

    language.

    * 49- No president of the United states was an only child.

    And last and definitely most important:

    * 50- The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • edited December 1969
    Re: More useless info

    * 41- The names of the continents all end with the same letter

    with which they start.

    Demonstrably false: North America, South America

  • edited December 1969
    obviously...

    Demonstrably false: North America, South America

    they were considering "America" a continent.
  • edited December 1969
    Just as obviously... (vlt)

    They are wrong. :-)

    I read a clever poem once which rhymed 'pilfer' with 'silver' once that I thought worked decently.

    RII
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