So you think you know everything huh?

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING? Think again buddy. 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 the $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 whose name is just one syllable. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag. 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!
 
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Originally posted by alloy: On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
I believe it's the Union Jack, actually.
 
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No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
He says no word rhymes with orange If one took all of a month To answer that tuff challange which try would work, the seventh? Will it be solved by some bright pupil who in his hard work does not waver or by some pro turning purple as he tries to earn some silver
 
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The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The QE2 cruises at 29 knots, about 32 mph. If it's turbines have a so-so bsfc of .3, a gallon every 6 inches would mean it cruises with a power setting of 7.5 million hp. Take her to warp 3, Scotty! [LOL!] [LOL!] [LOL!]
 
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If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Any rate over one person in 3 seconds would stay ahead of their birth rate. Who made that list up? There are more on there that are just plain wrong too. [ October 18, 2004, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: XS650 ]
 
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Originally posted by alloy: Hey, don't shoot the messenger. Just thougth it was worth posting.
- You gotta verify things. You think you are Dan Rather?
 

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You gotta verify things. You think you are Dan Rather? [/QB]
Verify things? You gotta be kidding. You want me to go over each and every one of these to verify it? This is the humor forum. Lighten up.
 
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Originally posted by mechtech: It's hard to believe that the 5" dragonflies around here are only one day old.
What most people think of as dragonflies are really adult dragonflies, and yes the 5" ones have only looked like dragonflies for a few hours. Prior to that, they spend untold weeks (or months) as dragonfly nymphs living underwater, eating mosquito larvae. Here's a nice link that can tell you more about dragonflies.
 
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Mic Jagger sang backup on Carly Simon's "You're so Vain"..... And Carly Simon vinyl album covers were so much better than the smaller CD art.....only some can recall why...
 
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If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. Any rate over one person in 3 seconds would stay ahead of their birth rate.
I don't believe that one. I know I can't do... er... let's just say "get there" while standing up, so how can they do "it" while walking past you?
 
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