Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

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

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

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."

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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.

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.

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, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

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 winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

H/T to reader Michelle!


The Sarcasticynic said...

"A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds."

See, Mom! I TOLD you there's something out there with a shorter span!

Flawed & Disorderly said...

Shoot! I missed a caption contest! I'll have to get back to do the cat one! I love those things.

Came over to get your info! Thanks for reading my craptastic blog!

meleah rebeccah said...

Now I feel like I could win any trivia game show with this kind of information!

cmk said...

The snail fact reminded me: Had an aunt who threw out her granddaughter's hamster because she thought it was dead--it was only hibernating! :)

And I DIDN'T need to know that my nose will continue to grow--just didn't need to know that.

Dazd said...

Sarcastic - Yea my mom didn't buy that one either.

Jenny - Thank you for adding my link!

Meleah - Remember me when you accept the World Championship trophy.

cmk - Yea, we're not relatives pinocchio