Monday, September 24, 2012

Just in case you thought you knew everything

Tigers have striped skin, not striped fur
1.  Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2.  Peanuts are one of the ingredients in 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.  Almonds are a member of the peach family.

9. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
10. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
11. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and  hazardous.
12.  Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra  Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
13.  A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
14.  An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
15.  Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
16.  The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street  were named after Bert  the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's  "It's a Wonderful Life."
17.  A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

18.  A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
19.  A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
20.  It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 
21.  In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
22.  The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube  and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
23.  The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
24.  There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
25.  "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

1 comment:

  1. 336 dimples on some regulation golf balls.