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Someone sent me these a few days ago. I found them quite funny (may just be my sense of humor Laugh)...so I thought I would post 'em here;

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1. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full
moon.
2. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
that it burns.
3. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.
4. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
5. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a
telephone call.
6. The "sixth sick sheiks sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest
tongue twister in the English language...try it!
7. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
8. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
9. Leonardo DiVinci invented the scissors.
10. No word in the English language rhymes with month.
11. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.
12. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
13. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand, lollipop
with your right.
14. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
15. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start
with.
16. The words 'racecar' and 'kayak' are the same whether they are read left
to right or right to left.
17. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only
on one row of the keyboard.
18. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
19. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
average of 6 months waiting at a red light.
20. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a
watch face is 10:10.
21. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
22. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
otherwise it will digest itself.
23. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables.
24. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: abstemious and facetious.
25. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which
occurs five times: indivisibility.
26. A snail can sleep for three years.
27. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which the live?
That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little
for the rest of its life.
28. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
29. Cat's urine glows under a black light.
30. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
31. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every
letter of the alphabet.
32. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating is
uncopyrightable.
33. Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.
34. It's impossible to lick your elbow.
35. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a group of geese in the air
is a skein.
36. Pinocchio is Italian for pine eye.
37. Rats and horses can't vomit.
38. The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there
were three gifts.
39. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your
ear by 700 times.
40. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
41. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
42. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
already married.
43. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why.
44. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
45. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70
assorted insects and 10 spiders.
46. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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Re: [Andy] Useless Facts... In reply to
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Useless

You said it =)

There are some interesting ones there though.
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13. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand...
Not the way I type - I have to use my right hand to hit Backspace ;)

Besides, what about 'devertebrated'?

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... lollipop with your right.
What about 'polyphony,' 'monophony,' and 'polyonomy'? They're longer. 'monopoly' is just as long.

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24. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: abstemious and facetious.
What about 'annelidous'?

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17. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
'repertoire,' 'proprietor,' 'prerequire,' 'perpetuity,' are also ten letters, which means it isn't _the_ longest. If you count 'rupturewort', it isn't even one of the longest.

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25. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: indivisibility.
There's more than one: abracadabra, deepfreeze, prereference, and even one (albeit debatable) with six: degenerescence.

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32. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating is uncopyrightable.
There's another: 'dermatoglyphics'

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Re: [Jagerman] Useless Facts... In reply to
Wow...you are good with words....Laugh I think you put a bit too much thinking into this one though :p

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devertebrated

What does that mean?....there's no such word in my dictionary. Are you sure you don't mean invertebrate?

My dictionary goes from "development area" to "deviant"

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What about 'polyphony,' 'monophony,' and 'polyonomy'?

Polyonomy doesn't exist either. It jumps from "polynya" to "polyp". Nor does "monophony", it goes from "monophonic" to "monophthong"

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What about 'annelidous'?

Not sure where you are getting your words from but this doesn't exist either Smile...goes from "annelidan" to "annex"

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deepfreeze

It's "deep-freeze" but I won't be picky =)

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prereference

No such word again - goes from "pre-record" to "prerequisite" Laugh
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Jason must have his own personalised dictonary Smile

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You just need an unabridged dictionary, like the internet! Smile

Polyonomy - n. [Cf. Gr. a multitude of names.] The use of a variety of names for the same object. G. S. Faber.[/i] (Webster 1913)

Monophony - n. A style of composition having a single melodic line. (American Heritage 2000) [/i][/i][/b]

Annelidous - a. (Zol.) Of the nature of an annelid. Segmented worms make up the Phylum Annelida. (Webster 1913)

Couldn't find 'devertebrated' and 'prereference' seems to just be some bureaucratic nightmare word.

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ArmyAirForces: Apr 7, 2003, 9:49 AM
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Re: [ArmyAirForces] Useless Facts... In reply to
Strange, I guess there are 2 possible scenario's.

1) My Oxford English dictionary is outdated.
2) They are American words.
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Re: [Paul] Useless Facts... In reply to
I wouldn't worry, not like they'll slip into casual conversation.