Wierd things you might not know

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UK-CD'Z

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Did you 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 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.

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.

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.

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Martin

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Here's some more to add to the list: :)

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years,
no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

Horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel
in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow. :D
 

Dave

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Interesting... I broke my arm once and could lick my elbow, but I never really wanted to do that anyway. ;) How many people that read this will try? :D
 

azury

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This is weird. I dunno where you saw it is impossible, but I can not only lick, I can fully kiss it (and I'm not super flixable :))..
 

Martin

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Geez don't know about you guys but everywhere I go people say that they can't lick their elbow. :p

Anyway, to add more to the list: (interesting facts)

Diets and Death:

- The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Australians, British, or Americans.

- The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Australians, British, or Americans.

- The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Australians, British, or Americans.

- The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Australians, British, or Americans.

CONCLUSION:

Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you. :eek: Oh! è fortunato che parli italiano io! :D
 
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