Friday, September 10, 2010

Will and Guy

Amazing Facts

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.

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 palindromes. They read the same whether you read them left to right or right to left.

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."

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.

Now you know everything

5 comments:

Renie Burghardt said...

1932 sounds much too cold for me! Hope wenever have a repeat of it.

You mean my nose is still growing? Yikes!

The guy with the chocolate bar in his pocket probably got very rich!

Have a good weekend, Patty.

Margaret Cloud said...

Hey, these are pretty good, I enjoyed them, maybe I am a little smarter.

Clytie said...

Some of these I knew, some I didn't. Wow. So much stuff I really don't know. Or maybe I knew once and forgot?

reanaclaire said...

yes, i read this before and it is a good reminder cos i forgotten most of it until just a moment ago..:)

sheila lynch said...

those are so interesting, thanks