Thursday, November 30, 2006

35 Funny Facts You Never Knew (Rather Completely Useless Facts!)

  1. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  2. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
  3. What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
  4. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  5. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
  6. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
  7. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  8. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  9. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
  10. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  11. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  12. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
  13. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
  14. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  15. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  16. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  17. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  18. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
  19. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  20. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
  21. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
  22. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  23. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
  24. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  25. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  26. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  27. Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.
  28. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  29. The placement of a donkey's eyes in it’s' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  30. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  31. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
  32. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  33. Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
  34. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  35. The word 'Typewriter' is the longest word in English that has all the letters in the top row of the keyboard.

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