Trivia...but not questions

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    Jan 19, 2008 1:31 PM GMT


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

    And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.

    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". ? (Are you doubting this?)

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

    The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of 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. (You're not doubting this, are you?)

    There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

    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 three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

    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. (I could that, if given the chance.!)

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

    An ostrich's eyeis bigger than its brain.
    (I know some people like that also)

    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 that 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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    Jan 19, 2008 2:27 PM GMT
    Ummm, Cas, I hate to burst your bubble, but one of your things is wrong.

    Caslon said



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





    purple rhymes with schmurple.
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    Jan 19, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
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    Jan 19, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    LMAO!
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    Jan 19, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    yeah, and the purple nurple. I will never forget those...
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    Jan 19, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    I now want to become a snail.
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    Jan 19, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    CaslonIf the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.


    Right. And that reminds me of:

    Dorothy ParkerIf all the young ladies who attended the Yale promenade dance were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised.
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    Jan 19, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    It all depends on how much of a rhyme you need - a syllable, two syllables...

    SILVER:
    A sliver of the silver salver shone betwixt the Dover clover. It was found by a diver, a rover from Denver who favored the salver with a fever like fervor.

    PURPLE:
    The pupil turned purple when with a scalpel she lanced the pimple that disgraced her temple. She then donned a wimple that covered her temple and coyly displayed a charming dimple.

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    Jan 19, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    CaslonThere are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)


    CaslonThere are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)


    Sorry, Caslon - got you on BOTH points with this one.

    annelidous (uh-NEL-uh-duhs) adjective

    Of or relating to worms.

    [From French anneler (to ring), from Latin anellus, diminutive of anus (ring).]

    "The mud in many places was thrown up by numbers of some kind of worm, or annelidous animal." Charles Darwin; Voyage of the Beagle; 1839.
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    Jan 19, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    well this was fun ....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 19, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    PSBigJoey....

    fantastic! what a great find in that word. I will send it back in the email from which I got the trivia. You will certainly surprise everybody. Nobody will be expecting such a response. How did you come to find that word?
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    Jan 20, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    I read Darwin in my spare time. icon_wink.gif

    Do you expect me to give ALL my secrets away, Caslon?