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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Simple Facts

  1. Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world?
  2. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  3. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  4. Banging your head against a wall uses an average of 900 calories an hour.
  5. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  6. The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  7. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  8. The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
  9. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  10. Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  11. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
  12. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  13. Every time you lick a stamp,you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  14. Cat's urine glows under a black light.
  15. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  16. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  17. Babies are born without knee caps.They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  18. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  19. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  20. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  22. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30's lobbied against hemp farmers they saw it as competition.
  23. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  24. There are 2 credit cards for every person in the US.
  25. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  26. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  27. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,dogs only have about ten.
  28. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  29. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
  30. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  31. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  32. A snail can sleep for three years.
  33. A duck's quake can't echo.
  34. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  35. An average American, in his whole life, will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
  36. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  37. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  38. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  39. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  40. If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  41. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  42. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  43. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  44. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  45. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
  46. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  47. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  48. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
  49. The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' 'level' and "Malayalam" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
  50. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  51. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  52. 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."
  53. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
  54. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. So do Zebras.
  55. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one periterrow of the keyboard.
  56. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  57. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.


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