More useless information

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  1. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

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    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 a $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 because 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 in the US whose name is just one syllable. (-?-)


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


    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 and "lollipop" with your right.


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


    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.


    ...................Now you know everything!
     
  2. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    And people wonder how I know so much worthless information.
     
  3. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Just proves it, when ya gotta go ya gotta go!

    Thanks for the post Walt.
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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

    This is not true, the states that where part of union at the time the memorial was build are listed, the list raps around the building, only states engraved on the front of building are on the bill
     
  5. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    They shoiuld chance it to 1/125 and make it a photography term
     
  6. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Thank god Jeff chimed in. I was about to go look :p
     
  7. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    You have $5?? Can I borrow a buck or two? ;)
     
  8. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey, that's what school before college teaches you!
     
  9. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Yes, I have $5, I'm single :p And no you can't have any cuz I had to buy lunch for a married co-worker :wink:
     
  10. Sk8man

    Sk8man TPF Noob!

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    i think this info is pretty usefull
     

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