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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    >SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
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    >> A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
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    >> A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
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    >> A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
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    >> A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
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    >> A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
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    >> A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
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    >> A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
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    >> A snail can sleep for three years.
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    >> Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
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    >> All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the

    back

    >> of the $5 bill.
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    >> Almonds are a member of the peach family.
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    >> An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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    >> Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child

    reaches

    >> 2 to 6 years of age.
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    >> Butterflies taste with their feet.
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    >> Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
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    >> "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
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    >> February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full

    moon.

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    >> In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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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.
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    >> If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
    >> average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
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    >> It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
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    >> Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
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    >> Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
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    >> No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or
    >> purple.
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    >> On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament

    building

    >> is an American flag.
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    >> Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never
    >> stop growing.
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    >> Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
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    >> Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
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    >> "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
    >> "lollipop" with your right.
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    >> The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
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    >> The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel

    that

    >> it burns.
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    >> The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a
    >> chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
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    >> The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every
    >> letter of the alphabet.
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    >> The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
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    >> The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are

    read

    >> left to right or right to left (palindromes).
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    >> There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
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    >> There are more chickens than people in the world.
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    >> There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
    >> tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
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    >> There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
    >> order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
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    >> There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
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    >> Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
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    >> TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on
    >> one row of the keyboard.
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    >> Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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    >> Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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    >> Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;

    otherwise

    >> it will digest itself.
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    >>
    >> ....................Now you know everything!
     
  2. civic15.8

    civic15.8 Senior Member

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    I knew that


    somebody has to much time on there hands
     
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  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i want to be a snail

    :sleep:
     
  5. StarBellieAngel

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    i knew quite a few of those...

    did you also know that it is impossible to touch your nose to your elbow?













    after hearing that... did you try it??
     
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    yes :ph34r:
     
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    :owned:
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :withstupid: They love us up there :)

    I knew a few of them...very interesting...




    Ah yes...good old American Tax dollars hard at work.
     
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    That is bullshit.

    Ever heard of an Emu?

    Mississippi is COVERED in Emu farms now.

    Plus, I'd say that the fish farms we have now count as domestication of a species.
     
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    ever crack open a peach pit? looks remarkably like an almond.

    Did you know, that if you took all the veins, arteries, and capillaries out of a man's body and laid them end to end,....that man would DIE!
    -Will Durst, c. 1984
     
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    i knew 6 of them...thats all.

    guess I'm not that smart today...
     
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    Wrong. I heard that years ago and have been purposely sneezing with my eyes open whenever I think of that saying ever since.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    do you sneeze into a mirror?

    time lapse will perhaps tell all. :lol:
     
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    the reason they say this is because of the velocity behind the sneeze... something about it is possible for your eyes to pop out of socket.

    i hear it's been done before. so i don't doubt that you CAN sneeze with your eyes open, you just have to hold them there yourself. :)
     
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    :typer:

    I think i have only not heard like 2 of those
     
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    Not me, I just hold them open like I hold them open all the time, with my.. eyelid muscles, or whatever. :) Granted it takes more effort to hold them open, but it's not even very difficult.

    Ok so I'm just a freak. Let's settle on that. :)
     
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    i'm not doubting it's possible... but for the other 99% of the population, it's darn near impossible! ;)

    after all, there is all kinds of freaks out there!!! ;) i'm sure we all have some kind of 'stupid human trick' or... 'freak' type thing we can do.
     
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    So that's my freak-ability? All those people out there that can do cool things, like be double-jointed, eat entire apples in one bite, things like that, and all I get is to be able to sneeze with my eyes open?

    WHAT A JYP!! :D
     
  19. blink1_8_2dude

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    hey i live in mississippi and there are emu farms everywhere if that matters any???
     
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    Domesticated animals commonly share a house with their masters. I'm sure there are people who bring their Emus in and set a plate for them at the dinner table, but it's not generally acceptable. Here are some other things that I knew:

    The Fax Machine was invented in 1883 (I think that's the year)

    Even given a hole, an ostrich will never put their head in it.

    Tomatoes, even in the late 1800's, were thought to be poisonous.

    More than 1/3 of the worlds Eggplant comes from farms in New Jersey.

    The SONY products company started one year after the post WWII carpet bag trip of Rockefeller - Owner of Standard Oil of New York (SONY). During that trip, He made no on-record purchases nor support leads. The claim is that "sony" means "Son" in japanese.

    Mark Twain was born when Haley's Comet was overhead, he said he would die in 76 years, when the next Haley's comet flew by. He was precisely right. "Mark Twain" is nomenclature for the minimum depth a riverboat could pass through.

    1913 (Again, I believe) while Nicola Tesla demonstrated a trans-continental weapon for the US military, parallel on the globe the Tunguska Explosion occured in Russia - With enough destructive force to completely level 1000 square miles. About 100 times more powerful than an A-Bomb. His tests were called a failure, he disappeared about 10 years later, and so did his workshop.

    When it came to power Generation, General Electric pushed for DC current, with power stations located almost every city block. Westinghouse patented and designed Alternating Current power stations - The sole invention of their employee, Tesla.

    Chocolate contains THC, the active drug found in marijuana.

    Long ago, Coca Cola used to contain cocaine. No surprise here, but if one left a nail in a can over night, the acid would completely dissolve by morning. That's the old stuff.

    Diet Pills used to contain freeze dried tapeworms, (as some of us learned at the last NE Suarez) and those tape worms would animate in the body of their hosts, eating away at materials in the stomach.

    I could do this all day long, man.

    -> Steve

    <edit> Oh yes, another thing. IF anyone asks you... "What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold" the answer is Gold.

    Gold is measured in Apothecaries weights, and an AP Pound is heavier than a regular Empirical or SAE pound. (On a side note, the US uses SAE standards, NOT empirical)
     
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