Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Some Facts ..

  1. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  2. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  3. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  4. The largest cabbage weighed 144 lbs.
  5. There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  6. 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."
  7. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  8. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  9. Tigers have striped skin, not just stripped fur.
  10. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  11. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  12. 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."
  13. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  14. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  15. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at home!)
  16. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  17. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  18. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  19. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  20. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  21. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  22. Many hamsters blink one eye at a time.
  23. The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
  24. The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
  25. Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
  26. Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.
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