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Old 12-15-2003, 10:31 PM
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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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

A snail can sleep for three years.

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

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

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

"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.

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

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.

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.

Turtles can breathe through there butts !

A duck's quack doesn't echo and noone knows why

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

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

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

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
 
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A snail can sleep for three years.


Wouldn't that be great???
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:04 AM
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A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

The dragonfly begins its life as an egg. After about two weeks, the eggs hatch and an immature dragonfly, or nymph, emerges. The nymphs have tiny wings and a large lower lip, which they use to catch their prey (often mosquito larvae). Dragonfly nymphs live in the water. As they grow, they molt. Nymphs of some species may take as long as seven years to mature.

When the dragonfly nymph reaches maturity, it crawls out of the water onto a plant stem. Then its skin begins to split. First the head, then the thorax, then the legs, and then the wings of an adult dragonfly emerge. Soon the newly emerged dragonfly is able to fly. The process takes about two hours. It takes about two days before the adult dragonfly's beautiful colors are fully developed. The adult dragonflies live only a few months.



A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Well my gold fish begin to swim around frantically whenever I walk up to the aquarium with the food can, not if I don't have the can, and I don't feed them every 3 seconds.


If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Wrong if they are 2 feet apart walking at 1.5 mph this would take 4 billion people do the math. and normally folks would walk at 3mph and 3 feet apart taking 12 billion, gave you the benifit of the doubt


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

hirple - walk lamely or hobble
curple - hindquarters of a horse.
sporange - a sac in which spores are produced
chilver - a ewe lamb
minus oneth - as in minus oneth week

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

Urban legend also applied to Canadian $5 and $10 bills at dif times. The old Canadian Flag was Solid Red with a union jack in the upper left corner and the Canadian coat of arms in the lower right corner. When the Flag was depected very small in a monochrome scheme it had a darker square patch in the upper left corner resembling the American flag's blue square and so many Americans not knowing what the Canadian flag even looked like recognized the pattern of their own flag, but there were no stripes on the flag and the shape of the coat of arms was clearly visible in the lower right corner.


A duck's quack doesn't echo and noone knows why

This is an urban myth thats just wrong.

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

I don't feel so bad about my boat anymore.......
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most of those i dont have a clue but sound is something i know very well and every sound you can hear or otherwise, will echo.
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"No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. "




What about a purple nurple????
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