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Fun Facts and Trivia

Bet you didn't know.....

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • 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.
  • Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.
  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
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