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Some Trivia:

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Eddie C., Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

    Feb 21, 2002
    State of Confusion
    Some Trivia:

    1. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    2. A snail can sleep for three years.

    3. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear
    until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

    4. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

    6. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history
    not to have a full moon.

    7. If the population of China walked past you in
    single file, the line would never end because of the
    rate of reproduction.

    8. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been

    9. Leonardo DiVinci invented the scissors.

    10. No word in the English language rhymes with month.

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

    12. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and

    13. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only
    the left hand, lollipop with your right.

    14. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for
    each gallon of diesel that it burns.

    15. The name of all the continents end with the same
    letter that they start with.

    16. The words 'racecar' and 'kayak' are the same
    whether they are read left to right or right to left.
    Another piece of trivia is: This is called a PALENDROME

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

    18. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    19. If you are an average American, in your whole
    life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at
    a red light.

    20. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the
    time displayed on a watch face is 10:10.

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

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

    23. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones

    24. There are two words in the English language that
    have all five vowels in order: abstemious and

    25. There is a word in the English language with only
    one vowel, which occurs five times: indivisibility.

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

    27. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the
    pool in which they live? That means that if you put a
    baby croc in an aquarium, it would be
    little for the rest of its life.

    28. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a
    group of geese in the air is a skein.

    29. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a

    30. Pinocchio is Italian for pine eye.

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

    32. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled
    without repeating is uncopyrightable.

    33. Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.

    34. It's impossible to lick your elbow.

    35. On average, a human being will have sex more than
    3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their

    36. More than 50% of the people in the world have
    never made or received a telephone call.

    37. Rats and horses can't vomit. (Why Rat poision

    38. The sixth sick sheiks sixth sheep's sick is said
    to be the toughest tongue twister in the English
    language...try it!

    39. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase
    the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    40. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman

    41. The cigarette lighter was invented before the

    42. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal
    ads for dating are already married.

    43. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one
    knows why.

    44. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused
    by people sitting on them and photocopying their

    45. In the course of an average lifetime you will,
    while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10

    46. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    47. Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    48. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    "2. A snail can sleep for three years."

    My wife insists I'm a snail.

    #49. GT will get this thread once a month. LOL

  3. potshot


    Mar 31, 2002
  4. Hauptmann6


    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    and 53% of all statistics are made up...
  5. Dogman

    Dogman Getting Senior

    May 6, 2000
    "North America" & "South America" don't seem to fit this.

    The American Falls did, but the Horseshoe Falls didn't.

    It's because if you ate a Betty, she'd make the stupid giggle, it would reverberate in your head and you'd die laughing.

    I alway thought a group of geese in the air was called a target.

    You mean that there's someone who watched every episode of Seinfeld?! They must be in some heavy duty therapy right now.
  6. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

    Feb 21, 2002
    State of Confusion
    Yeah I have a bunch of people send me stuff all the time so I post up some of the interesting stuff for everyone here. I don't know if the stuff I post is true or not so just enjoy it for what it is---fun reading. I think the North America ands South America they must be talking about the America part. I didn't understand that at all either.
  7. Canuke

    Canuke Resident Alien

    Oct 21, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    I fixed copiers for over two years. I think my supervisor must have kept all those calls for himself.
  8. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Betty's not a vitamin because her waist was so tiny it wouldn't stay together. I guess they couldn't make any changes to the character. (Good thing they didn't do the "Rosie Betty". There'd only be one in the bottle.)

    So what happened to the water from upstream?
  9. If the plural for Goose is Geese..................

    as in "I saw a flock of Geese."

    What is the plural for Moose ? ? ? Huh ? ? ?


    So if the plural for OX is OXEN, the the plural for MOOSE should be MOOSEN.

    "I saw a flock of Moosen." ;f ;f ;f
  10. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    No, the "EN" plural form only applies to animals with names ending in X - like VAX and FLAX (and, interestingly, VICKS, but not DUCKS or BUCKS). I don't know about hyrax.
  11. Guest

    9 out of 10 experts claim that 53% of the statistics are made up, while 1 out of 10 doctors claim that 7 out of 10 experts are liars.
  12. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

    Feb 21, 2002
    State of Confusion
    "Flock" Alex? Your hilarious my man! I Love it! ;i ;i ;i
  13. srg59


    Nov 1, 2002
    am i the only person that just tried licking their elbow?
  14. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

    Feb 21, 2002
    State of Confusion
    And srg59, if you could the ladies would be lined up around the block(lol)eddie;f
  15. riddleofsteel

    riddleofsteel Pulpa est valeo

    May 24, 2002
    above ground
    Actually it is 53.3967 % of all statistics that are made up
  16. AC37

    AC37 SystemicAnomaly

    Dec 12, 2000
    Provo, UT
    America. :)
  17. 380Shooter

    380Shooter Marksman

    Jul 10, 2001
    Not all of them... just 80%:

    Africa, America, Asia , Europe - Ok

    <H3><B>Oceania<B></H3> - WRONG!

  18. Dogman

    Dogman Getting Senior

    May 6, 2000
    Let's see, the SEVEN continents are:

    North America
    South America

    There's no "Oceania". There's no just plain "America".

    The continents of "North America" and "South America" don't fit number 15.
  19. Dogman

    Dogman Getting Senior

    May 6, 2000
    Have you tried licked someone else's elbow? It's fun !! ;)

  20. I can't tell you what I've been licking. ;g