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Thursday, September 08, 2005

DID YOU KNOW?

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump." If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard. If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. A snail can sleep for 3 years. China has more English speakers than the United States. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Via Phalasteen Blog

2 comments:

Drunk'n'Gorgeous said...

Those were fun to read :) The last one was especially funny. This one, The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. is especially gross. *shudders* So, thanks for that :P

raindrop said...

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.!!

thats why my soulmate always won we when play who'll wink 1st :D

i'll make sure to let him know this info lol ;)