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January 5, 2010 Trivia Tidbits No Comments

Interesting trivia sent to me via email from several people:

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

Lollipop is the longest word typed only with the right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Dreamt is the only English word that ends with the letters ‘mt’.

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

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

The words ‘racecar’, ‘kayak’, and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

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

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order:  ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious’.

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

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps.  They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner ‘QE 2′ moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

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

The winter of 1932 was so cold Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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