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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: 50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
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The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is
still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like
fried bacon.
Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the
most definitions!
What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is
known as an "English kiss" in France.
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the
letters in alphabetical order.
"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the
murder of a child
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was
throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his
The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important
meetings of the University of London
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than
left-handed people
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you
The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as
1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a
sheep to a young man
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is
predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the
tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and
found edible.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring werent added to it.
On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write
approximately 50,000 English words.
More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see
all four feet at all times!
The six official languages of the United Nations are: English,
French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult,
you only have 206.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness.
She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she
needed it or not
Slugs have 4 noses.
Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
The average person laughs 10 times a day!
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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