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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Some useless fact

- The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

- Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
- Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
- If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
- Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
- The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
- The average human swollows 8 spiders in their lifetime at night while they sleep.
- A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
- It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
- The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
- On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
- All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
- No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
- All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
- Almonds are members of the peach family.
- Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
- Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
- The youngest pope was 11 years old.
- The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
- A snail can sleep for 3 years.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- China has more people who speak English than the United States.
- The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
- A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.


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