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50 Things You Didn't Know « on: November 30, 2005, 04:58 PM »
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I read this on another message board, some of them are very interesting Think

1 - Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2 - Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
3 - There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
4 - The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
5 - A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
6 - There are more chickens than people in the world.
7 - The longest one-syllable word in the English language is”screeched.”
8 - On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
9 - All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
10 - No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
11 - “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
12 - Almonds are a member of the peach family.
13 - There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
14 - A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
15 - An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
16 - Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
17 - In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
18 - Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
19 - The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a WonderfulLife.”
20 - A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
21 - A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
22 - It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
23 - The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
24 - In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
25 - The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
26 - The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
27 - There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
28 - The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
29 - A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
30 - A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
31 - Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth,which is why
Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron: in honor of his brother. It is also
misspelled on his tomb stone.
32 - Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
33 - More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane
crashes. (Not any more!)
34 - Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
35 - Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
36 - Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.
37 - If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
38 - Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
39 - Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
40 - The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language .
41 - The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
42 - TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
43 - The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
44 - A snail can sleep for 3 years.
45 - American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class
46 - The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
47 - Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.
48 - “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
49 - No president of the United states was an only child.
50 - The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 05:02 PM »
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lol genius - very interesting mark Smile

am feeling smug because i knew 7 of them....although im sure some people knew more......
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 05:06 PM »
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I thought you consume 8 spiders every year but I am relieved that its not that much. However I really do hate the idea that I'm going to eat spiders Frown

Atleast with the insect legs, it's mixed in with chocolate.
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 05:07 PM »
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mmmmm yummy Wink
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 05:15 PM »
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They are great  goodjob  I'm not too fond of the idea of eating 8 spiders though!!
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #5 on: November 30, 2005, 05:16 PM »
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Thanks Mark.. i love these sorts of useless but really interesting general knowledge things!  =D>
"An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain..." Haaa!! Now that i did not know.. but there's a few there that i've heard of before.  Whistle
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #6 on: November 30, 2005, 05:53 PM »
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Yep...wholst you sleep, they sneak onto your bed and into your mouth (shudders)  Eh?
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #7 on: November 30, 2005, 05:57 PM »
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Some very random ones 'Most adverts have watches at 10:10'  Why would anyone notice that?? confused
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #8 on: November 30, 2005, 05:59 PM »
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Here's a random statistic for you - 80% of statistics aren't true  roflmao
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #9 on: November 30, 2005, 05:59 PM »
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And who is the sicko that cut off a cockroaches head and counted the days that it lived?

And who counted all the chickens in the world?


I also think the Monroe one is false.
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #10 on: November 30, 2005, 06:02 PM »
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And I'm sure it takes me more than 7 minutes to get to sleep.
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #11 on: November 30, 2005, 06:05 PM »
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Quote from: "Josh"
And I'm sure it takes me more than 7 minutes to get to sleep.


It takes me about 40-60 mintues to sleep because I'm a paranoid sleeper.

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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #12 on: November 30, 2005, 06:17 PM »
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Paranoid of what?
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #13 on: November 30, 2005, 06:24 PM »
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She is paranoid of loads of drunk men chasing her
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50 Things You Didn't Know « Reply #14 on: November 30, 2005, 06:57 PM »
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She is paranoid of loads of drunk men chasing her


 upfunny

Well, I have two older brothers who drink alot.  Two years ago my oldest older brother (four years older than me)got hammered one night and woke me up in the middle of the night and asked permission to pee in my room!  Of course I said no!  But he didn't and I found a wet patch on my carpet the next day!!!  

A couple of months later my other older brother (two years older than me) had a few drinks and was sleeping in his room next door to mine when he woke up, came into my room (by the point of him opening the door I woke up due to the previous time!!) and I heard the tinkleing of liquid over by my desk (which had all the new stuff I bought from Italy, because I got back from there a few days before) and I jumped up, turned on the light and pretty much screamed "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" he said "Its alright I've sorted it" ... which was quite confusing and he had a bottle in his hand and then walked to the bathroom.  And I screamed bloody murder for peeing on my new Italian stuff and woke the whole house up then and I grabbed my pillow and blanket and went down stairs to sleep on the couch.  

It turned out that my brother had a dream there was a fire in my room and grabbed a bottle of water from his room and started pouring it over my desk (which is why he was saying "I've sorted it" as though saying the fire is out) and he was on the way to the bathroom to re-fill the bottle to continue pouring water in my room.

I still have a go at him for that, even though he keeps saying he saved my life.

Thats why I have trouble sleeping!  And the stress of it has caused me to grind my teeth when I do sleep, so I'm always on edge.

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