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  • So, You think you know everything....

    OLD HAT WARNING!

    Did you know....

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    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.

    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

    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.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

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

    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, in single file, the line would never end be cause of the rate of reproduction.

    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.

    On a Canadian two dollar bill, t he flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

    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; lollipop" with your right.

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

    The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.

    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 the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

    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."

    There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

    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.

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

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
    otherwise it will digest itself.

  • #2
    Originally posted by KewlAzMe
    A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
    I was pretty sure a "jiffy" was a much shorter period of time, something like 10^(-60) of a second, which is believed to be the shortest possible interval (that is, nothing, even at the subatomic level can happen in less time than that, so talking about shorter periods of time is irrelevant). It was suupposed to be a joke, based on the expression, "Be there in a jiffy".

    Originally posted by KewlAzMe
    If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end be cause of the rate of reproduction.
    Somehow I think that if the entire population of China were standing in line to file past you, they wouldn't be reproducing....

    Originally posted by KewlAzMe
    There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
    Or if you include "y", "abstemiously" and "facetiously".

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    • #3
      OK, just looked up "jiffy". Two definitions relating to time, neither one was what I thought. One of them is .01 second, but the other is a VERY small time indeed, in fact it's defined as the period of time it takes light to travel 1 cm.

      More here.

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      • #4
        I had a snail once. My dad through it out cause it was just floating around, and we later found out it was probably just sleeping.
        Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
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        • #5
          Originally posted by KewlAzMe
          "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
          WRONG!

          Amt is also a word.

          Thank's for coming, out, KAM.
          -Oz.
          If practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, why practice?

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          • #6
            humma.

            no, i don't buy it.
            I'm not so bad... Once you get to know me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KewlAzMe
              No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
              hunth, porange, lilver, and murple. HA!
              This is my cool sig.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KewlAzMe
                There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
                tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
                They forgot jeopardous.
                BobTheDog says, "Now you've gone too far!"

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                • #9
                  Add this:

                  This thread and this post are technically spam
                  Feel the power of the

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                  • #10
                    Add this:

                    Many threads on the TUT forums are spam.
                    BobTheDog says, "Now you've gone too far!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by daniel
                      Originally posted by KewlAzMe
                      No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
                      hunth, porange, lilver, and murple. HA!

                      Use any of these in a sentance.go head, I dare ya.
                      Never let LaughingRat shave your testicles with a rusty serrated knife.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TED NUGENT
                        Originally posted by daniel
                        hunth, porange, lilver, and murple. HA!
                        Use any of these in a sentance.go head, I dare ya.
                        "Because my lilver had turned murple-colored, I threw it in the hunth. I didn't want to get a fatal case of porange."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KewlAzMe
                          So you think you know everything?
                          It seems that we know more than you'd like...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LaughingRat

                            "Because my lilver had turned murple-colored, I threw it in the hunth. I didn't want to get a fatal case of porange."
                            goes off to look these up.....
                            Never let LaughingRat shave your testicles with a rusty serrated knife.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yenzarill
                              Originally posted by KewlAzMe
                              So you think you know everything?
                              It seems that we know more than you'd like...
                              On demand this signature has been changed. I hope nobody was insulted or got harmed due to my signature. If this is the case, I'm fully responsible for the harm that was done. Do you feel harmed or you simply want a listening ear?

                              Call 0900-PHAE

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