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32 Things you may not be aware of and really didn't care to know:

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    32 Things you may not be aware of and really didn't care to know:

    1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
    2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it
    will digest itself.
    3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
    4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
    continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
    5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
    6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
    7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
    8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the
    distance.
    9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
    10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear
    pants.
    11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were
    made of wood.
    12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in
    a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
    13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and
    silver.
    14. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a
    recorded Wendy before.
    15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
    killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
    16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly
    go mad and sting itself to death. Who was the sadist who discovered this??
    17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you
    could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
    18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the
    USA".
    19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
    20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
    stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
    21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for
    automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola,
    so they called themselves Motorola.
    22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
    23. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink
    into quicksand. GOOD FACT TO REMEMBER??
    24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of
    celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
    25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look- alike
    contest.
    26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
    27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
    28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to
    take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
    29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
    30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most
    often stolen from Public Libraries.
    31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
    because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other
    drawback to farting in such a confined space....
    32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
     
  2. bvmjethead

    bvmjethead

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    The chariot race in Ben Hur also shows one guy wearing a watch.
     


  3. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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  4. 8Balls

    8Balls

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    "10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants."

    Thats not true.