interesting tid bits


INTERESTING TID BITS
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A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.

Cats urine glows under a black light.

China have more English speakers than the United States.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

In the early 1920's city employed beach "censors" carried tape measures to insure that bathers weren't exposing too much skin. Skirts & trunks were rated at a set length, not much more than a few inches above the knees.



Let's take a little time out!


In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

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

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

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

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930's lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition.

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

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

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

The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee

A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.

European women didn't wear underpants until the early 1900's.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Brains are more active during sleeping than watching TV.

Sneakers originated in the US in 1916; they were called Keds.



Let's keep going


The first couple shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Coca-cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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

The first boardwalk was invented by Alexander Boardman in 1870. Boardman, a train conductor, invented it as a way of keeping sand out of trains & hotel lobbies.

The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as necessary. When it was built in the 1940's, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Ancient Romans and Egyptians used crushed tadpoles mixed with warm oil as hair dye.

A giraffe cleans its ears with its 21-inch tounge.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.



Time for a coffee break?


More than 50 percent of the people in the world have never made or received a phone call.

Hawaiian alphabet has just 12 letters.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

The youngest Pope was 11 years old.

The first Novel writen on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

A Russian woman gave birth to 60 children from 1725 to 1765 (there were 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.)

Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The thumbnail grows the slowest... and the middle nail grows the fastest.

Every day, 0.5 percent of the worlds population visits a McDonalds.

Children grow faster in the spring.

The only word with all vowels in reverse order is subcontinental.



Let's travel along a little more


Eighty-five percent of people killed by lightning are male.

Your body is 70 percent water.

There are more telepones than people in Washington, DC.

We've eaten 400 billion Oreos since they were first intorduced in 1912.

The Snickers bar is the number one candy sold in vending machines.

Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

No word in the English language rhymes with month

In the 1940's, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services such as two-way radios in taxicabs for instance. But did not re-number the other channel assignments which is why your TV set has channels 2 and up but no channel 1.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. that's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.

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

Add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel and the sum is 666.



Feeling frazzeled? Nah, you still look Great!

You would have to count to one thousand if you were to spell out letters to get to the letter A.

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

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

In pakistan it's impolite to show the soles of your feet.

If a statue in the park of a person 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 all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

The first toilet ever seen on TV was on Leave it to Beaver.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independance on July 4* John Hancock and Charles Thomson. * Most of the rest signed on August 2, the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Among the group fish called "Wrasses", all are born female & in any group the biggest fish becomes a male. If that fish dies, then the next largest fish becomes a male.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.

Most collect phone calls are made on Fathers Day.

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.



OK now you can rest your eyes

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