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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-02, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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* Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

* Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

* The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has
memorized all 158 verses.

* There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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

* A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

* There are more chickens than people in the world.

* Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

* The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

* On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the
Parliament Building is an American flag.

* All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

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

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

* All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
back of the $5 bill.

* Almonds are members of the peach family.

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

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

* There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

* Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los
Angeles de Porciuncula". And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."

* A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

* An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

* In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a
watch is 10:10.

* Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

* The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

* When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the
stadium becomes the State's third largest city.

* The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the
cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life".

* A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

* A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

* On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand
corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front
upper right-hand corner.

* It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

* Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser

* In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

* The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator,
Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."

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

* Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

* John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

* The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

* There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

* Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

* Typewriter is the only ten letter word you can type on the top of your

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Yep, you're right. Useless information. But, fun to read..thanks

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Thanks Merlin. I love I know more useless factoids.

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Yep, you're right. Useless information. But, fun to read..thanks
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