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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Weird Facts

Things you didn’t know you didn’t know

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't 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.

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

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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

Horses can't vomit.

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

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.If you try to suppress a sneeze,you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.If you keep your eyes open by force,they can pop out.

If the US government has no knowledge of aliens,then why does Title 14, Section 1211of the Code of Federal Regulations,implemented on July 16, 1969,make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

A duck's quack doesn't echo,and no one knows why.


23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints,everyone's tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

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

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH.

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

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

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

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GOLD!!
Lovin' these, it provided me with great reading at home... and at work ;)

Wow, that's a long list, what if you're really flexible would u be able to lick your elbow? I tried, I got pretty close.

You surprise us with interesting posts.
Recommendation to all: Don't try the dangerous health affecting maneuvers, except trying to lick your elbows :) [no harm in that], hehehe

Hay cool info ..
from where did you get all of these ?

Funny Stuff Dina, enjoyed reading it ;)

Omar: Glad you liked it:)

Ahmad: Only after posting it did I realise how long the list was! And I tried licking my elbow...no way, on a scale from one to ten my flexibility is -1 :p

Aleppian: I decided to give out a prize to anyone who can actually lick his elbow ;)

Majd: The internet is full of wacky stuff, all you have to do is google :)

Ally: Glad you did ;)

hey, funny, but you can't get any benefit from it.
i really didn't know that a horse can't vomit.
now i can buy one..
what's the use of licking elbows?

a lot were taken from http://www.funofun.com/weirdfacts.htm

i can lick my elbow itss nott imppossible!!!!

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