Thursday, October 25, 2007

Random things to amaze your friends

Some random things to pull out on Quiz nights to amaze your friends and family with! Enjoy!


"Stewardesses" is the longest English word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" is the longest English word typed with your right hand.


No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.


"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".


Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noseand ears never stop growing.


The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.


The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).


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." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)


TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (unless of course you have a non-US keyboard - my W is not in the top row but the bottom row)


A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)


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. (I know some people that could do this too.!)


Almonds are a member of the peach family.


An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


Babiesare born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.


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, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.


Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors


Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!


Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.


The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.


The cruise liner, QE 2, 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 winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.


There are more chickens than people in the world.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Those were fun!

Vik said...

Interesting, Kim. I´m impressed about the population of China...

Mimi said...

I had fun reading it all, I'm trying to think what I could refute, but can't come up with anything ;)

Anita said...

Now THIS is a facinating post!