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Weird Things You Would Never Know!!

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Mike, September 17, 2002.

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    1. Mike

      Mike Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      Weird Things You Would Never Know!!


      * Butterflies taste with their feet.

      * A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

      * In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

      * On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

      * On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

      * Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

      *Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

      *Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

      * Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

      * It's possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.

      * Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

      * It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

      *The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

      * A snail can sleep for three years.

      * No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

      * Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

      * Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. - SCARY!!!

      * The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

      * All polar bears are left-handed.

      * In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

      * An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

      * "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

      * If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would
      stand seven feet, two inches tall.

      * A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

      * The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

      * Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

      * Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
       
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    3. Crankcase

      Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      That is awesome! The last one caught me looking at the impossible situation.....LOL
       
    4. yob_yeknom

      yob_yeknom Moderator Emeritus

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      That's cool to know.

      Yes, I did indeed try to lick my elbow. :eek:
       
    5. TunnelFear

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      haha, ya...i wouldve tried to lick my elbow if i wasnt soo tired and sooo sore
       
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      I could almost reach :)
       
    7. JoshC

      JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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      wow, barbie is my kind of woman!!

      Happy trails!!
       
    8. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      I have a lot of medically related ones, but I want everyone to be able to eat breakfast this morning...
       
    9. X24

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      Better post 'em right before lunch then.
       
    10. donkey boy

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      LOL - hmmm - yup :eek:
       
    11. TwoToneX

      TwoToneX my pockets hurt Elite Explorer

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      I would've been trying to lick my elbow, but I was too busy trying to find a word that rhymes with month :D
       
    12. '96explorereddiebauer

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      Haha...I tried licking my elbow and failed.
       
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      cool, my whole family was trying to lick there elbow LOL
       
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      THE GUINNESS REPORT

      Over 800 million cans of GUINNESS® Draught have been sold in over 70 countries since the brand's launch in 1989.

      The first beer cans appeared in the USA in 1935, and in Britain a year later.

      At 198 calories a pint GUINNESS® has fewer calories than a pint of skimmed milk or orange juice.

      A Bismark was another name for Black Velvet (which is made from GUINNESS® and champagne). gonna have to try this some day.

      A group of sailors torpedoed off the coast of Sierra Leone during World War II were revived by a bottle of GUINNESS® supplied by the Headman of a remote village.

      A butt holds 107 gallons. I wonder whose butt they used to test this theory?

      Cathain a duntar an teach tabhairne? - when does the pub close?

      Pionta Guinness led thoil - a pint of GUINNESS® please.

      Beer is an ancient beverage that has been consumed as part of a balanced diet for centuries - it contains the goodness of sprouted grain extracted into rich liquid and fermented to produce a nutritional 'liquid cereal' beverage.
       
    15. ld50

      ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow

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      I love trivia!

      I find there is many places on my body I can`t lick :(
       
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      I could get the bead of my tongue ring to graze my elbow. Does that count :lol:
       

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