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post #1 of 16
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Some random bizarre facts that you never needed to know but are actually quite interesting once you know them...

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.

2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

3.The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

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

7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

10. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a millisecond.

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

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

13. 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.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history.
Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

16. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

Ans. - All invented by women.

18. Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?
Ans. - Honey

19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

20. A snail can sleep for three years.

21. All polar bears are left handed.

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

23. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

25.In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

27. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

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

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

34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

36. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow

Ok own up, who else tried to lick their elbow??? I did!
post #2 of 16
Well I didn't try to lick my elbow! But as the tongue is the strongest muscle I bet it could lick an elbow into shape.....

But that is GROSS about the lipstick & the fish scales. I'll think twice about wearing it now!

Good list.

post #3 of 16
I tried! These are super fascinating! I feel like I could compete with that snail right about now!I want to know who was bored enough to figure that out about the ant!
post #4 of 16
lol, i read about the elbow before and i did try it too

and nicky i only buy lipstic that isnt :S but its really hard to find because they mostly dont mention on the small box
post #5 of 16
Okay, I tried. But ONLY because I have short arms & a really long tongue (I couldn't do it, but still...)

I think I will try to get an ant drunk tonight. I just have to see if it falls over to the right!
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post #7 of 16
27. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

I thought the word "assassin" came from the arabs.
post #8 of 16
I didn't try to lick my elbow but I did pull out my calculator to check the 111,111,111*111,111,111 LOL
post #9 of 16
Beth, I checked that number on a calculator, too
(and I tried to lick my elbow )
post #10 of 16
Okay, okay, I had to try! I was hoping to be the exception to the rule! But I wasn't...
post #11 of 16
Fish Scales aren't just found in lipstick. Any makeup that is "sparkly" (like the stuff you'd wear to a club) most likely has fish scales in it.
post #12 of 16
Well I though about trying to lick my elbow but since I'm here at work though better of it.
post #13 of 16
I didn't! But that's only because I tried a long time ago ...
post #14 of 16
Is number 3 really true? i mean.. North America, South America... the other continents work though.
Antartica, Africa, and so on
post #15 of 16
Cool facts. (If all are true ) I tried to lick my elbow. I wanted to see how close I could get. Oh wel... I guess I'll have to get someone else to do it.
post #16 of 16
I just an email today with some more interesting facts...this has the fish scale lipstick one too and not sure about #5 and #9 is just downright SCARY!

1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will
kill a small sized dog.
12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's
stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
13. Most lipstick contains fish scales .
14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear
15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in
the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the
'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that
stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
17. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at
the same time ... hence, multi-tasking was invented.)
18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood
19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a
recorded Wendy before!
21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple,
and silver!
22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to
paint Mona Lisa's lips.
23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad
and sting itself to death.
24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a
Captain Kirk mask painted white.
25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have
$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being
able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)
26 By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in
quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)
27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law,which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your
thumb* (sign of a true civilized society ....)
28. The first ! product Motorola started to develop was a record player for
automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the
Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of
celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most
often stolen from Public Libraries.
33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a space suit damages it. *(Families taking long car
trips should adopt this same policy.)
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