Thursday, May 21, 2015

Facts - Part II

So you think you know everything...

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.

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.

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.

There, now you know everything!

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: Image Chef
Share This

52 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing, I hope I can remember all these. Very interesting facts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, if you remember a couple of them you can wow a group at some point. :)

      Delete
  2. I quite enjoyed reading those I only knew a couple of them, well I'm off to put my rubber bands in the fridge y-)
    Have a facttastic day Sandee :-h

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You crack me up Steve. Love you to pieces. :)

      Delete
  3. Poor Betty Rubble... Where's the Love?

    My former last name only uses the left hand for typing. Did you know THAT? ha!

    Have yourself a splediferous day! big hugs x0x0

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And so you'll know everything, my first name is also typed entirely with the left hand! y-)

      Delete
    2. It's nice to meet you, Barbara Stewardesses.

      Delete
    3. It's not fair that Betty wasn't included. No love at all. :)

      Delete
    4. I know that now Barb. :)

      Delete
    5. Bwahahahahaha to Kismet. You crack me up. :)

      Delete
  4. And the longest word in English that has only one vowel is "strengths".

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. See they should have added this one. :)

      Delete
  5. Wow, someone did a l lot of research and must have had a lot of time on their hands. That are terrific. Interesting that there are more chickens than people in the world. All very interesting facts. Thanks Sandee. And Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have on heck of a day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Someone had way too much time on their hands actually.

      Scritches to all the babies. :)

      Delete
  6. Interesting list! I remember typing, ""The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" way back in high school typing class. I was quite shocked about the stomach mucus.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was too. Makes sense, but I didn't have a clue about the stomach. :)

      Delete
  7. these are great! I learned a lot! Peanuts are used in dynamite? Wow! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, stuff that you just have to know. :)

      Delete
  8. the factoid "The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet." I remember typing that when taking typing in high school. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too and didn't know the importance either. :)

      Delete
  9. But would I remember all this if ever I am asked? No, my brain is old and has too many other things randomly stored, and not sorted. Hahaha

    Scritches to LB...and big hugs to you, honey...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm with you on this Sandy. I'll not remember them either. :)

      Delete
  10. Why won't my stomach digest its fat?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would like an answer to that too. :)

      Delete
  11. Who have to wonder, who thinks this stuff up? People with entirely too much time on their hands, like us retired folks. Inquiring minds want to know. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds like you just gave yourself an assignment. Report back soon.

      Delete
    2. I thought the same thing. Kind of like a government study on something no one really needs to know just to spend a bunch of money. :)

      Delete
    3. Driller has better things to do than this. I'm very sure of that. :)

      Delete
  12. I know, I know, I know that my nose continues to grow. You'd think that I was lying all the time. Ha,ha,ha. Have a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're being silly today Paul and I like that.

      You have a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon too. :)

      Delete
  13. That's funny about the chocolate bar. And I wonder how many people sang 'The State Song' from their youth to test the one-syllable theory. ;) Ala------bama and Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas... :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know about the chocolate bar either. Very interesting indeed. :)

      Delete
  14. Poor Betty Rubble is always left out! :) So many things that I didn't know but I do now although not sure I'll remember!

    Happy almost holiday weekend Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not fair at all that Betty Rubble got left out.

      Happy almost holiday weekend to you too. Scritches to the babies. :)

      Delete
  15. After reading this I would concur, I know nothing! That eye size things is kind of a mind blower. I had no idea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All of it is kind of weird. I think anyway. :)

      Delete
  16. More chickens than people? I'm doing my part to put humans in the lead

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too Ann, me too. :)

      Delete
  17. My lesson for the day, However I knew that about chickens!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't but it makes sense. :)

      Delete
  18. Okay, now I'm paying too much attention to how much of my typing is done by my left hand as opposed to my right one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're all doing that Stephanie. :)

      Delete
  19. Poor Betty is underrepresented

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not fair one bit is it? No, it's not. :)

      Delete
  20. And I lglanced three times on my keyboard while reading this :) hahaha!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Most of us did Rocks. :)

      Delete
  21. It's funny, the more I learn the more I feel like I don't know anything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's true. I feel the same way Jason. :)

      Delete
  22. They use Charlie Brown and Snoopy to make dynamite?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a silly man Binky. :)

      Delete
  23. That last one is kind of creepy. I will admit I googled the rhyme one for silver and month, but no luck. Great lists. Interesting and fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is and I didn't know it either. I think about my stomach a lot now. :)

      Delete

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. All comments are very much appreciated.

♥♥♥Have a terrific day.♥♥♥