Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Intersting Facts #3

Think You Know Everything ?

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

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."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

You still don't know everything, but you've caught up a bit!

Hat tip: Jim of Jim's Little Blog
Image Credit: Unbelievable Facts
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  1. " Women blink nearly twice as much as men. " I could have told you that, blink, blink, blink, blink.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday Sandee and if I'm not mistaken someone has a birthday coming up soon. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. Yes we do blink twice as much as men and it's working for us just fine.

      Have a wonderful Tuesday too Paul. :)

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  2. So who gathers all these facts. Pretty interesting. Good to know all that stuff. Enjoy your Tuesday, Sandee, Zane and Little Bit too.

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    1. I don't know, but I love these kind of facts. :)

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  3. There are more chickens than people in the world.

    I am doing my best...there is only so much I can eat in a day

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    1. You are right about that. There is a KFC on almost every corner around here. :)

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  4. Interesting. I learned to type on a typewriter, and the quick brown fox sentence was one I used often. Fun collection of facts.

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    1. I learned the very same way as you did Rhonda. :)

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  5. no betty rubble? that's not fair.

    i am still on the couch but going downstairs in a bit to sit by the pool. sick sucks and roche' is no help at all. he won't even sleep near me. the little prince!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Feel better soon honey. Being sick sucks.

      Tell Roche he can't catch anything. He's a rock for goodness sake. :)

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  6. Wow (another palindrome)...I learned a lotta stuff!

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs, honey...

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    1. There are a bunch of them too. You have a fabulous day too honey. :)

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  7. I learned lots of interesting things today! Wonder why no Betty Rubble? Hmmm.

    Hope you have a Happy Tortie Tuesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

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    1. I don't know, but it's not fair. Have a happy Tortie Tuesday too. :)

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  8. There are more chickens than people in the world.
    That explains why there is a KFC on every corner :))

    Have a facttastic day :-h

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    1. Exactly. And all the other chicken joints too. :)

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  9. You forgot one. Global warming started in 1933.

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    1. Yep, you're right about that. :)

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  10. so that's how the microwave was invented....who would have known that? Thanks for all the facts now firmly lodged in my brain! Cheers!

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    1. I can remember when they first came out. They were huge. Remember? :)

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  11. And from what i understand, the first thing a microwave oven was used to cook on purpose was popcorn. Interesting stuff!

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    1. Well, it's easier than the old way of popping popcorn. :)

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  12. Very interesting about the TYPEWRITER Sandee. Seeing as it all started with typewriters I wonder if it was purposely designed that way???

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    1. I don't have a clue Tony. Perhaps it was purposely designed that way. :)

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  13. This was a fun learning list. Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. I thought so too Catherine. Blessing to you too Catherine. :)

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  14. You've been full of knowledge lately, Sandee! ♥
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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    1. Not really Faythe. I lifted this from Jim. :)

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  15. I didn't know any of these. I learned something new today!

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    1. I didn't either Stephanie. :)

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  16. We need to start a campaign to get Betty Rubble in the vitamin jar!

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  17. Some I knew, some I didn't.
    Here's another one for you...If I remember correctly...The word with the most double letters in a row is "bookkeepper".
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Oh, I like this one. Thanks for adding a new one. :)

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  18. I'm willing to eat more chicken to try and even out the people to chicken ratio

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    1. Me too Ann, me too. Thanks for the update on Duke. :)

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  19. Once again, chocolate helped advance society.

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    1. It always does Binky. :)

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  20. I knew the first two! But must wonder who took time to figure out about change for a dollar---use to teach advanced math and that would be time consuming.

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    1. Some people just have too much time on their hands. :)

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  21. :) I am smiling again, Sandee!! :) Thank you for the credit. I eat those up!! :-*

    If I were to check out the 293 ways to make change, I would use coins. 99 first, then subtract four and add a nickel, next subtract another four and add another nickel, ...
    I would have to really think about a formula to figure it out but I feel there is one. I do have a math minor but that isn't much help to me anymore. =D>
    ..

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    1. I loved all these Jim. I had to re-post. :)

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  22. Why isn't the word for a palindrome a palindrome?

    :D

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    1. I've not a clue Barb. :)

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  23. Well, Winston Churchill was just bound to draw attention in life. hahaha These are great facts!

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    1. Yes, he did draw attention too. :)

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  24. Thank you! I must share this with my UNO Ladies

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    1. Okay, I hope they find is amusing. :)

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