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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand

    And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.
    (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
    (Are you doubting this?)

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

    The sentence:
    "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
    (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?

    The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
    (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)

    There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
    (You're not doubting this, are you?)

    There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
    (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
    (All you typists are going to test this out)

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
    (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

    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.
    (I know some people that could do this too.!)

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    (I know some people like that also)


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

    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, 8 abreast,the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!


    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
    The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.


    The cruise liner, QE 2 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 winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Fallsfroze completely solid.


    There are more chickens than people in the world.

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

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!

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    thanks was very interesting to read

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    Wow, good to know. Unfortunately I'll forget it in 3 seconds! :-)

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    :)

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    WOW! This was interesting. Thank You for sharing. Learn many new things every day here. Love it!

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    "Women blink nearly twice as much as men"

    This is because we can't believe the things that come out of their mouths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    "Women blink nearly twice as much as men"

    This is because we can't believe the things that come out of their mouths.
    Tooooo funny Deb! You hit the nail on the head!

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    Geeeez I really do learn something new everyday. There are alot of days here. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

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    I remember using the sentence "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" to practice typing in high school for exactly that reason. Another note: cucumbers are in the same food family as watermelons.

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    Wow - we can always learn new things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchingmemories
    Wow, good to know. Unfortunately I'll forget it in 3 seconds! :-)
    ROFLMAO, . That was funny!!

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    Interesting!

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    Very intresting!

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    Very interesting........... :D

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    bookkeeper is the only word in the English language that has three sets of double letters in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    bookkeeper is the only word in the English language that has three sets of double letters in a row.
    That is cool! I love to read these interesting tidbits.

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    WOW!!! :shock: I'll be sharing some of that info with my students!! :thumbup:

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    Thanks, I love trivia.

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    Explains why a peach pit and almond pit look alike... Thanks for the info interesting!! Please no Quiz :)

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    I could have told you that about noses ~ ~

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    "A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds."

    Now how do they know that? Did the government spend a couple million to fund a study? Did scientists sit around an aquarium tapping on the side for goldfish attention? And how could they test "memory" -- did they teach little goldfish history lessons and then give a pop quiz? The mind boggles...

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    Berry interesting!

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    you guys make my days so much better never have I laughed as much as I do when I visit this board. Thanks for the pick me up I have sever depression and take lots of medicines for it but since comming to this board my Dr thinks maybe that I can come off some of it soon once again THANKS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldgraymare
    "A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds."

    Now how do they know that? Did the government spend a couple million to fund a study? Did scientists sit around an aquarium tapping on the side for goldfish attention? And how could they test "memory" -- did they teach little goldfish history lessons and then give a pop quiz? The mind boggles...
    You can be sure a grant was granted and research was done in 3 seconds????? I worked at University (don't ask) and a grant was given to a prof for research on "how a cockroach know when you are approaching them and they scatter. What do we care just so long as they run someplace where I am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand
    "Sweaterdresses" is longer!

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