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Old 30-04-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
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50 things you probably didnt know

50 Things I Bet You Didn't Know:



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 then 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 [and most worrying]:



50- The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
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Old 30-04-2004, 01:14 AM   #2
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I reckon someone (me) has been eating to many penguin bars

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Old 30-04-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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Bloody Fantastic Mate..........

No 51...99.9% of all those reading the above will count the letters in "the quick brown fox....." sentence.
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Old 30-04-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
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Us wimmin old enuff to remember fillums and stuff about the 'typing pool' will know that typists use that sentence to learn their finger work (now don't be rude; this is Boatmad and we have certain standards!!!!!)

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Old 30-04-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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Oops, I guess as this has nothing to do with boats it should have been in the Torkin Bollix forum, except its not bollox and it was posted by me and I have a boat, so therefore it is boat related!!!



I'm glad I cleared that up!!!
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No it's definitely bollix but I'm too polite to say.

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No. 10 - Turtle rhymes with purple,

13. Courageous


Sorry, just bored.

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Bored & sleepy mebbe

Turtle & purple????

Courageous don't end in dous???

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and the thing i do know is my boat is faster than yours johnny dude!!!!
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Old 16-05-2004, 11:16 PM   #10
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But my prop is faster than yours

And so are my jets 75.8mph
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Old 17-05-2004, 12:39 AM   #11
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Duhh!

Oh yeah, pretty stupid eh? can I be excused on account of the time though. Check out the time on that post... I was thinking 'ous' not 'dous' -I was never very good at spelling anyway.

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