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    interesting shit you probably don't know

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    A goldfish has a memory span of three 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 three years.

    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

    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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

    Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

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

    On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and

    ears never stop growing.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand; "lollipop" with your right.

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

    The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.

    The cruise liner, QE2, 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 sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

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

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

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

    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."

    There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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

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

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

    Now you know almost everything!

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    Interesting!

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    Fascinating

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    Very cool, but we could go on like this ALL DAY.

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    A piano has 88 keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncojosh
    On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
    Sorry, thats an urban legend...

    If you look at the Canadian $2, you see a flat that LOOKS like the US flag at first glance... but if you look at it closely with a macroscope (or see the original plates at the Royal Canadian Mint musuem in Ottawa) you see clearly that it's the "Red Ensign" flag which at the time the Parliament is depicted on the money, was the official flag of canada.

    This is what it looked like:



    Basically a red flag with a union jack in the upper left corner.

    The current "Maple Leaf" flag we use only became the official Canadian flag in 1965 btw...

    Red
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyMastur
    A piano has 88 keys.
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    . . . 89 if the fallboard locks.

    Did you know the Eiffel Tower, contrary to popular belief, is not made of eiffel?

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    i hope all this valuable information didn't just replace other valuable important information in my memory banks. i have limited storage space you know. i won't be able to spell my name, but i'll be able to tell you how many ridges on a dime!!! lol

    good stuff!

    peace,

    ttgb
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    Hmmmm

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    Tim McGraw is the only man ever to be on the cover of Redbook magazine.

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    I feel enlightened now

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    thanks. i feel much smarter.

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    pheedno that is bullshit about 10,000 birds die a year from smashing into windows. 2 died this summer at my house. and whered you get that number anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    pheedno that is bullshit about 10,000 birds die a year from smashing into windows. 2 died this summer at my house. and whered you get that number anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrkyBgStok
    thanks. i feel much smarter.
    Mee two

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    Very Nice!

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    Damn I thought I knew a lot of worthless info before!

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    I love trivia!! its tha shizzy

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    Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    pheedno that is bullshit about 10,000 birds die a year from smashing into windows. 2 died this summer at my house. and whered you get that number anyway


    Think about it kiddo, 2 died at your house. Now think of all the people in the world who own houses with windows. 10000 birds is really a small number.

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    old news

    i knew all that shit already

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    pheedno that is bullshit about 10,000 birds die a year from smashing into windows. 2 died this summer at my house. and whered you get that number anyway

    LMAO.
    Good thread. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punk_bbuilder
    Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    pheedno that is bullshit about 10,000 birds die a year from smashing into windows. 2 died this summer at my house. and whered you get that number anyway


    Think about it kiddo, 2 died at your house. Now think of all the people in the world who own houses with windows. 10000 birds is really a small number.
    kiddo lol i aint your freakin nephew! ok if two died just this summer at my house then that leaves at least one for the rest of the year. (note my window gets run into alot and it is not that big compared to my front large window). Im going to say this is a fluke and most houses kill 1 bird a year. considering there are millions of homes with windows this number has to be completely wrong. Somone pulled that number out of nowhere. I guess it is right in a sense "about" if "about" includes a couple million give or take a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    Im going to say this is a fluke and most houses kill 1 bird a year.


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    Very entertaining and informative. Thanks.

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