Saturday, August 23, 2014

Interesting Facts #2

Think You Know Everything ?

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "MT".

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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

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38 comments :

  1. Seymour the ever-reaching pet rock says that "onceth" was onceth a word and would rhyme with month, but was done away with by the ancient Babblyonians...yes, that's how he spelled it. And he agrees that peanuts contribute to explosives, since he's been around me after I've et 'em...

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    1. Seymour is very wise...for a rock. I am very familiar with how you both spell things too. :)

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  2. I think a good way to occupy my time while I'm waiting at those red lights would be to invent words to rhyme with month, orange, silver and purple

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    1. Let us know how that works out okay? :)

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  3. oh i knew the qe2 one! roche' was thrilled to see seymour's comment above. he got all excited and danced around the room. well danced for a rock that is, you know, kind of sat there but in my mind - well - he was DANCING!

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxoxox

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    1. I see that Roche loves his father. That's a good thing since he gave them all up for adoption. :)

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  4. Oh Gabriella, our rock needs to get in on this conversation.She really doesn't like waiting at the red lights. Maybe she could have a little dance with Roche. Sandee, you have a fantastic week end.

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    1. I see all Seymour's babies are chiming in. I like that. :)

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  5. I hate to sneeze when I'm driving because of that millisecond my eyes are closed. My family laughs at me, but whatevs. ;)

    And now it's the weekend, woohooo!! I hope you're out on the glorious water, kicking your feet up and relaxing!

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    1. When I start sneezing I keep sneezing and sneezing. I'd have to pull over and quickly.

      We are indeed on the water this weekend. It's beautiful out and just the right temperature. :)

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  6. Amazing facts.
    An average Indian spends 6 years waiting at red lights!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I guess if there are stop lights then any country are doing that 6 months. :)

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  7. Interesting, not all true however, for instance I do 100% of my typing with my left index finger...oh, average...never mind.

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    1. Well, I know some of them aren't true. The dragonfly one yesterday wasn't true. :)

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  8. No animal has been domesticated in 4000 years, including spouses.

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    1. That would be correct. :)

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  9. If the population of China was in line walking past, how would thy have time to reproduce?

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    1. I'm not sure, but I remember my father saying something similar when I was growing up. :)

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  10. Interesting facts especially
    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
    I bet that was a snip ...Boom! Boom!

    Have a facttastic weekend :-h

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    1. You crack me up Steve. :)

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  11. I never knew that about rubber bands!

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    1. I didn't either, but it makes sense. :)

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  12. I think my right hand types more since I am a hunt and pecker! Cheers! Very fun facts!

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    1. Well, hunt and peck makes it way different. :)

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  13. The red light one is probably correct unless you live down here -- they want to keep us waiting at every light for the entire cycle, every single time. Sigh.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. We've done this more than once. :)

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  14. I still don't use the word dreamt. I prefer dreamed! Dreamt just sounds funky.

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    1. I don't use that word either. :)

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  15. Six months? Wow. That's a lotta wastes time! Neat info.

    Big hugs, honey..

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  16. My neighbor worked on the QE2 for 20 years, I will confirm that one :) The China fact was the one I found most interesting.

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    1. Actually it's true. :)

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    1. That will work Binky. :)

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  18. I wish I learned how to type with the right finger position :( I mostly used my right hand.

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    1. Whatever works for you is okay. :)

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  19. http://youtu.be/RoEqPnx7-Gs

    Nope, busted -- sneezing with eyes open can be done.

    I'd like a domesticated penguin from Africa. That'd be awesome.

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    1. Well I can't sneeze with my eyes open. :)

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