Old 21-09-05, 02:48 AM   #1
 
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These are facts you probably have never realized.

The word "racecar", "kayak", and "radar" are the same
whether they are read left to right or right to left.

"a man a plan a canal panama"spelled backwards is still
"a man a plan a canal panama"

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are
registered blood donors.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

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

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced
enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, but
dogs only have about ten.

No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left
hand.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each
gallon of diesel that it burns.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

All polar bears are left handed.

The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.

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.

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a
poisonous spider.

Flies can acclerate 1000 times faster than rocket

The Espiscopl palace of king Philip 2 of spain of 16th century had 1200!!!! doors

The length from the wrist to the elbow is the same as the length of the foot
An average person will drink 75000 litres of water in his lifetime

13%people on the earth are left handed

On an average human breathes 23000 times a day

It used to be illegal to swim by daylight

most peoples hair stops growing at 3 ft 91 cm

One human hair can support 3kg

Blondes have more hair than dark haired people

The human brain uses the same amount of energy as a 10-watt lightbulb

The human brain is 85% water

Children grow faster in the springtime

The japaneese make square shaped watermelons.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other

Leonardo wrote backwards, so that the only way to properly read his writing was to hold it up to a mirror

After studying it for 47 days, the New York Museum of Modern Art discovered that the Matisse painting Le Bateau was hanging upside down

On average, coconut's kill more people per year then sharks do.

Lions and tigers can mate and produce offspring called ligers

In texas, one person is killed every year painting stripes on the states highways!

Americans spend more than ?365million on golf balls in a year

The venus fly trap takes half a second to shut on its prey

The smallest unit of time is a yoctosecond, it is one septillionth of a second!

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Polar bears are left-handed.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

Starfish haven't got brains.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

The youngest pope was 11 years old

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

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

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie
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Old 25-09-05, 05:55 AM   #2
 
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those are some interesting facts!!
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Old 25-09-05, 10:33 AM   #3
 
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Yes, certainly are some great facts there! Thanks for posting!
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Old 25-09-05, 05:26 PM   #4
 
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Ive seen them on another forum before but thx for posting them
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Old 28-09-05, 12:16 AM   #5
 
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You sure did take advantage of the 'general discussion' meaning lol....... but some of those are pretty cool.

These are my favs:


After studying it for 47 days, the New York Museum of Modern Art discovered that the Matisse painting Le Bateau was hanging upside down

On average, coconut's kill more people per year then sharks do.

Lions and tigers can mate and produce offspring called ligers

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.



But after reading it, i also noticed several repeats......
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Old 28-09-05, 05:36 AM   #6
 
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ooh great thanks for the post.Some interesting things to know.Lol on this one

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
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Facts like that just make me look at humanity and cringe.
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Quote:
Originally posted by italks@Sep 28 2005, 05:36 AM
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Yummy
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Old 29-09-05, 12:54 AM   #9
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Michael+Sep 28 2005, 05:07 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Michael @ Sep 28 2005, 05:07 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-italks@Sep 28 2005, 05:36 AM
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Yummy [/b][/quote]
Perhaps it is facts like these that are the either cause or results of the obesity epidemic.
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Nice facts, interesting information.
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That's actually pretty interesting. I read them all and have to say I didn't know half of those facts. Now I'll have something talk to people about for the rest of the day.
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Indeed rather interesting. I have doubts as to whether some of them are actually true though... :/
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24 hour life span of a dragon fly seems pretty interesting if it's true. I guess they never sleep.
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Nice!

Very interesting facts. You learn something new every day



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Damn, interesting. Here's a quick one for ya

In the 1500's monks baptized babies in beer!!!
I want to be baptized in beer
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