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A dime has 118 ridges A cat has 32 muscles in each ear A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out A dragonfly has a 24 hr life span A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100 of a second A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes Al Capone's biz 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 dollar bill Almonds are a member of the peach family An ostrich's eye is bigger than his brain Babies are born without knee caps, they do not appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age Butterflies taste with their feet Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs 10. "Dreamt" is the only English word ending in "mt" Feb 1865 is the only month on record not to have a full moon In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated If the population of China walked past you, in a single file, the line would never end because of reproduction. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend 6 months waiting at red lights. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Maine is the only single syllable state name in the US. No word in the English language rhymes with, month, orange, silver, or purple. On a Canadian $2 bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is the American flag Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing. Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand, and "lollipop" with the right. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing The cruise ship QE2 moves only 6" for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar in his pocket melted The sentence: " The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" use 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 read either left to right or right to left There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar There are only four words in the English language that end in "dous"; tremendous, hazardous, stupendous, and horrendous There are 2 words in the English language that have all 5 vowels in order; abstemious and facetious There is no Betty Rubble in Flintstones Chewable Vitamins Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance Women blick nearly twice as much as men Your stomach has to produce a new layer of muscle every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself. Okay, now you know everything. And you went to school for how long and never learned all you have from me today.
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It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes closed.
I think thats a typo... and I actually knew all that stuff already.
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A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
a shark isn't a fish
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4 entries found for shark. shark ( P ) Pronunciation Key (shärk) n. Any of numerous chiefly marine carnivorous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes (subclass Elasmobranchii), which are sometimes large and voracious and have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, a cartilaginous skeleton, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales. Go back to school.
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Some interesting items, some familiar, some less so. Thanks for posting. As to the five-dollar bill, however, I believe that only the names of the states that were in the Union at the time of Lincoln's presidency are inscribed on the Memorial.
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Well, I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but it appears the list is a hodge-podge of truths, unprovables, "so-whats" and out and out untruths. http://www.themediadesk.com/newfiles/118.htm
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No word in the English language rhymes with, month, orange, silver, or purple.
Curtail? It's a stretch, I know.
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Some interesting items, some familiar, some less so.  Thanks for posting.  As to the five-dollar bill, however, I believe that only the names of the states that were in the Union at the time of Lincoln's presidency are inscribed on the Memorial.
The building is constructed primarily of Colorado Yule marble and Indiana limestone. The 36 columns around the memorial represent the states in the union at the time of Lincoln's death; their names are carved in the frieze directly above. The names of the 48 states in the Union when the memorial was completed in 1922 are carved in the exterior attic walls. A memorial plaque in the plaza commemorates the subsequent admission of Alaska and Hawaii. President Warren G. Harding dedicated the memorial on May 30, 1922. The principal address at the dedication was given by Dr. Robert Moton, president of Tuskegee Institute, and Robert Todd Lincoln, the President's only surviving son, was in attendance. As to the actual bill, the last 4 names are Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and Nevada.... Iducted: 36 stars - July 4, 1865 to July 3, 1867 Nevada (October 31, 1864) 37 stars - July 4, 1867 to July 3, 1877 Nebraska (March 1, 1867) 38 stars - July 4, 1877 to July 3, 1890 Colorado (August 1, 1876) 43 stars - July 4, 1890 to July 3, 1891 North Dakota (November 2, 1889) lincoln died April 16, 1865
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dammit, i hate when I'm wrong. and here i thought i was so smart because i knew the difference between an osteichthyes and chondrichthyes. ok, back to school i go.
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Other than knowing one has something to do with cartlidge and the other developed jaw bones, I can't even say those 2 words...got me there
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Well, I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but it appears the list is a hodge-podge of truths, unprovables, "so-whats" and out and out untruths. http://www.themediadesk.com/newfiles/118.htm
But you read it...didn't you? And to quote you, "so what"
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(nightowl6261a @ Feb. 18 2005,13:24) No word in the English language rhymes with, month, orange, silver, or purple.
Curtail?  It's a stretch, I know.
Maybe "curdle" but not curtail, which rhymes with Yale.
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osteichthyes and chondrichthyes
Well both are actually clearly fish. "Ichtheys" being the designation for fish. I.E. an Ichthyologist being a person who studies fish.
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Re the urban legend of the $2 Canadian bill and the American flag. 1. Canada hasn't had $2 bills for many years now - it's a coin. 2. And when they did, the flag flying over the Parliament buildings was the British Union Jack, given that Canada was a British colony until 1867.
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