Useless (but interesting) facts

Junie 27, 2008 in Sonder kategorie

Got this via e-mail. Couldn’t help wondering why the original author had time so sit and think this up. Doesn’t he or she have any hobbies?

is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Lollipop is the longest word typed with your right hand. 

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’. 

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. (I knew that from my St.7 typing lessons! – ilse)

The words racecar, kayak and level are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). 

There are only four words in the English language which end in -doustremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in  order: abstemious and facetious

Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. 

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (What am I blogging about again?)

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. 

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. 

Babiesare born without knee caps. 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. (I wonder if this is true!? – ilse)

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 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 Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world. (Who counted them? – ilse)

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

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

So, there you go. Now we both know a little bit more. Now go and persuade somebody to play your own special version of Trivial Pursuit. I’ve got work to do! 

4 antwoorde op Useless (but interesting) facts

  1. Izakdv het gesê op Junie 27, 2008

    En ons lees dit!

  2. Inderdaad! Maar jy kan nie stry dat dit interessant is nie. 🙂

  3. hi ilse
    ek wou die diet vir my vriendin print…lol…toe print ek jou hele blog!
    lekker aand

  4. Nou ja, nou’t sy iets om te lees. Hahaha.
    Lekker dag!

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