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    You read these and you think one of two things..."Wow...I didn't know that!"...or "Someone had waaaaaay too much time on their hands..."

    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 100 vocal sounds. Dogs only 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 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 [ [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Then why don't 80 year olds have giant noses and ears??]
    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" is the longest only typed 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 in the world that people
    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 Chewable 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 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    I knew of only five of them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Here is something along those lines: The letters: 'E', 'A', & 'T', when in different postions, form 3 legitimate words - eat, ate, and tea. Another of similar ilk is that you can put each vowel in between the consonants p & t, to form 5 legitimate words.

    There's a real neat one that involves perfect square, cubes, etc... that correlate with simple derivatives and factorials, but I'm guessing maybe 3 people on this forum would find that interesting! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hour
    i dont think this one is true. ive kept one that lived longer than this and their nymphs can live for years.
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    Isn't a shark classified as a mammal? Reminds me of the famous Buffalo Bill's retort for the Miami Dolphins, "Squish the fish!" It reallu oughta be, "Mutilate the mammal". But I digress....

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    a shark is a fish
    cervid serial killer
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    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
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    Just because the reproductive stage of an insect only lives a brief time doesn't mean that's the insect's life span. Although that logic might mean I'm only 13, since my daughter is 12. I better finish this beer before an adult sees me.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    i thought you didnt drink Bruce?

    anyways im pretty sure the adult stage of a dragon fly lasts longer than 24 hours
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    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
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    I find it pretty amusing that out of all of those things that most people don't know, our forum members can debate the lifespan of dragon flies! I think I 'knew' about one or two things on that list to be honest, and that fact bothers me--that I knew ANY of them. Jimscott knows five?? That's pretty scary. Who knows more than five? And which ones? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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