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  • It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. (try it!)

  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

  • 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, or attempted to do so.

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

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

  • If you sneeze too hard, you could fracture a rib.

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

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

  • In every episode of Seinfeld there was a Superman somewhere in the picture.

  • In the course of an average lifetime, while sleeping you might eat around 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders, or more.

  • Some lipsticks contain fish scales.

  • Cat urine glows under a black-light.

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

  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

  • The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing (when using the proper position of the hands on the keyboard; Hunting and pecking doesn't count!).

  • A shark is the only known fish that can blink with both eyes.

  • The longest one-syllable words in the English language are "scraunched" and "strengthed." Some suggest that "squirreled" could be included, but squirrel is intended to be pronounced as two syllables (squir-rel) according to most dictionaries. "Screeched" and "strengths" are two other long one-syllable words, but they only have 9 letters.

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

  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.

  • Maine is the only state that has a one-syllable name.

  • There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

  • Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

  • In many advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

  • The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

  • Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.

  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.


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