Fun facts

1 : A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
2: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
3: A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
4: A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
5: A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
6: A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
7: A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
8: A snail can sleep for three years.
9: Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
10 : All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
11: Almonds are a member of the peach family.
13: An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
14: Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
15: Butterflies taste with their feet.
16: Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds.
Dogs only have about 10.
17: “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”
18: February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
19: In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
20: If the population of China walked past you, in single file the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
21: If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
22: It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
23: Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
24: Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable
25: No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
26: On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
27: Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
28: Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
29: “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand; ”lollipop” with your right.
30: The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
31: Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself
32: The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
33: The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
34: The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
35: The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
36: The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
37: There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
38: There are more chickens than people in the world.
39: There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
40: There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
41: There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
42: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
43: TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
44: Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
45: Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

By 965q8 Posted in FUN

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