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Interesting Trivia – some I’d heard and some I hadn’t – light reading J
Fun facts you might enjoy reading, I found them interesting!
Some of this is old, some new.
is the longest word typed with only the left hand
is the longest word typed with your right hand.
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.
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The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
uses every letter of the alphabet.
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."
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
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.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also)
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
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, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
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.
(Good thing he did that.)
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
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was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!
Now you know (a little) more than you did before!!
joe asks for 6 months of retraining for 'cattle guards'!
Cattle guards, this is about as good
as them wanting to change the law of physics!
You will love this one, i haven't stop laughing yet.
For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest,
cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings,
in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.
A few months ago, president obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in colorado . The colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the secretary of the interior to fire half of the "cattle" guards immediately!
Before the secretary of the interior could respond and presumably try to straighten president obama out on the matter, vice-president joe biden, intervened with a request that...before any "cattle" guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining.
'times are hard', said joe biden, 'it's only fair to the cattle guards and their families!'
and these two guys are running our country,
oh my soul!
Passed on to you without further comment...
Now you do the same.
This is for real i can't stop laughing - - - -
100-year-old Idaho woman's Leno show appearance goes viral
Posted on June 21, 2011 at 6:54 AM
Updated Wednesday, Oct 26 at 7:56 AM
BOISE - Sass, sweetness and the splits: that pretty much sums up Dorothy Custer's appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in June. Now Custer is seemingly wowing another crowd: the Internet.
Dorothy Custer was born in 1911 -- 100-years ago. She lives in Twin Falls, and visited the late night host at the beginning of the summer. She cracked one-liners, played the harmonica - and even offered to do the splits on national TV.
KTVB.COM posted the video - and it saw great traffic - viewed more than 1,700 times that first day. While traffic for most videos slips when the clips leave our home page, Custer's clip did something else: it kept growing. After being seen a few hundred times each day over the summer, it took off in September - with more than 47,000 views.
But September doesn't seem to be Custer's last stand - pardon the pun: In October, our Idaho viral video star saw the biggest traffic day so far - more than 3,500 views. Custer's clip is already the most viewed on KTVB.COM this year - and is often the number one video each day, ahead of news stories, BSU football and even the popular weather forecast (sorry, Rick).
The clip has been recommended more than 4,000 times on Facebook and is ricocheting around e-mail boxes all over the country fueling the viral fun.
Custer kept both Jay and the audience laughing. On her visit to Universal Studios on a windy day - she was literally holding onto her hat. She said a young man told her she should worry more about keeping her skirt down than her hat on. "I don't care. What they see down there is 100 years old. This right here is a brand new hat!"
She said her favorite innovation is the microwave - she detests credit cards - and even got the crowd going with Turkey in the Straw on her harmonica. You'll find the clip above.