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Weird Things You Would Never Think To Know

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by -, Feb 8, 2003.

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    Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear
    weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

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

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because
    when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all
    the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

    The average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

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

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including
    their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

    "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would
    stand seven feet, two inches tall.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
  2. jon

    jon Outdoorsman Millennium Member

    Aug 30, 1999
    Scituate, MA, US
    Cute, but many of these are false urban legends.

    and search for 'duck echo' for starters.

  3. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
    i thought thomas edison invented it?
  4. Grimsi

    Grimsi Restored member

    May 24, 2002

    And your source...?
  5. Gunrnr

    Gunrnr Senior Goofoff Millennium Member

    Oct 31, 1999
    Land of Enchantment
    Didn't we just go through these items a couple of months ago?