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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 05:43 PM
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Things you DONT need to know
Wow my first copycat! I always swore I wasnt going to do this..

* 1- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

* 2- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

* 3- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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

* 5- A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

* 6- There are more chickens than people in the world.

* 7- The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

* 8- On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

* 9- All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

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

*11- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

*12- Almonds are a member of the peach family.

* 13- There are only 4 words in the English language which end in dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

* 14- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

* 15- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

* 16- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

* 17- In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

* 18- Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

* 19- The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

* 20- A dragonfly has a life span of 1-6 months

* 21- A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

* 22- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* 23- The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

* 24- In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

* 25- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

* 26- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

* 27- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

* 28- The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

* 29- A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

* 30- A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

* 31- Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron: in honor of his brother. It is also misspelled on his tomb stone.

* 32- Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

* 33- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

* 34- Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. * 35- Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."

* 36- Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot. (not true, we're told!)

* 37- If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

* 38- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

* 39- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

* 40- The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

* 41- The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

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

* 43- The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

* 44- A snail can sleep for 3 years.

* 45- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

* 46- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

* 47- Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.

* 48- "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

* 49- No president of the United states was an only child.

And last and definitely most important:

* 50- The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 05:49 PM
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1. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
Thanks. I really didn't need to know that. :puke:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:04 PM
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2. 41 is only true if you exclude North & South from North and South America
Edited on Wed Oct-26-05 06:05 PM by primate1
And as for 8:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_dollar#Canadian_c...

An American flag is flying over the Parliament buildings on Canadian paper money. This is not the case. The Birds series bills depict a Union Jack flying over Parliament on the $100; a Canadian Red Ensign (a former Canadian flag) on the $5, $10, and $50; and the modern maple-leaf flag was on the $2 and $1000 bills. (The $20 depicts the Library of Parliament, with no flag visible.) When a bill depicts a past Prime Minister, the Parliament buildings behind him are flying whichever flag Canada was using at the time of his tenure; Borden is depicted with the Union Jack because of his wartime government. Where a bill depicts the Queen, the current flag is used. Those "taken" by the rumour were likely fooled by the bills with the Red Ensign, as the flags are not shown in full colour and the contrasting upper-hoist corner somewhat resembles the American flag.
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Skelington Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:09 PM
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3. Not flushing the clorox down the toilet,
before you pee creates a chemical reaction that is beyond belief. I'm no chemist but I sure as hell learned a lesson there,the instant my pee hit the clorox I learned how bad a combination amonia and bleach are. Not funny, don't do it as a gag I would still like to pound the F***er who thought it would be funny
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:14 PM
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4. No doubt a bad experience for you..
but I laughed so hard reading that .Now you have to tell us what happened.
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Skelington Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:42 PM
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11. My best friend and I were not what you would call the "neatest" people,
in the apartment complex, but I must say that we threw some Excellent parties. I don't know if it was a joke or not, I just know I went in to the bathroom to make my deposit and three seconds later coughing and gasping, fell out of the bathroom thinking I had just pissed out some kind of mustard gas. Somebody...., hell it could have even been me....... poured clorox in the toilet to clean it. Layed out halfway out of the bathroom on the floor gasping for a breath with my pants open to the world,.. leaves a man with little to do but threaten to kick the shit out of somebody just to save face.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:50 PM
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13. You're killing me
:rofl:
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:19 PM
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19. You've got to be kidding
:rofl: That is just too funny!!!
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:17 PM
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5. YUK!
I could only imagine the smell.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:35 PM
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6. Actually, #19 is wrong
http://www.who2.com/bertandernie.html the text:

"Muppet spokespeople also say the characters were not named for Bert the cop and Ernie the Taxi driver in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life..."
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:38 PM
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7. Number 8 is wrong
* 8- On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

A; We don't have $2 bills

B; like no one would have noticed before
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:42 PM
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10. What about the Twoney?
I have even seen $2 bills!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:52 PM
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14. Not for about ten years
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:38 PM
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8. How the hell do they know about #21????
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:39 PM
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9. Wrong on #10
Have you never heard of a purple nurple? A staple of teen aged boys.
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:19 PM
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18. owwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:45 PM
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12. "Almonds are a member of the peach family"?
Peaches have their own family separate from fruit?
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:19 PM
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17. hm...
I guess theres different 'types' of peaches.. like apples - you got gala, granny smith, golden delicious etc. Maybe theres different peaches too.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:40 PM
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22. Sure. There's also banana peaches and
strawberry peaches and walnut peaches and peanut butter peaches and...
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:10 PM
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15. #51. purr has mooned and/or flashed more PennDOT workers
than any other woman in Pennsylvania.
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:18 PM
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16. SO TRUE!!
ahh... I love my kids more than life itself but man.. I'd love to do it just ONE MORE TIME and not worry about getting arrested and my kids yanked off of me :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:20 PM
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20. your fiance has another fiance
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:31 PM
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21. 8, 23, and 40 are wrong...
8 is just a myth (check snopes)
23 is the Colossal Squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni
40 should be "The quick red fox jumps over the lazy brown dog"
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