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posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 05:34 PM
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lets see how much fact people know


post one fact or two up to you that are silly but true

A crocodile cannot stick out it's 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.




posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:09 PM
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Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

The maximum prize one could earn on a single day of Jeopardy! is $566,400.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:12 PM
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I don't have a link, but I distinctly remember a very similar thread already started here in this forum.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:03 PM
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"facetious"

Has all of the vowels, in the correct order.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by infoseeker
The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.


Could you maybe mean if the last 4 are reversed, to make Qeueu? otherwise it would just be Q

Did you know the dot on the letter i is called a tittle?



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:15 PM
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"bookkeeper"

Has three pairs of letters back-to-back-to-back.



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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- The smallest country in the world is Vatican City

- Cows cannot walk downstairs

- A study showed the laws of physics prove that one single human being is incapable of tipping a sleeping adult cow. Anybody who says they have done it is lying.

- I am Ted Kennedy



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 11:04 AM
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The heat generated on the nose of the space shuttle upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere generates enough "potential" energy to lift every man, woman and child off the Earth's surface six inches.



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 11:18 AM
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The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which contained the letter "E".

No president of the United States was an only child.

A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.

Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

[but don't take my word for any of it, I could be wrong]


(okay, I'm done now)
[edit on 6/2/2006 by yeahright]

[edit on 6/2/2006 by yeahright]



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 11:27 AM
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oooo i love useless facts



In the movie "Toy Story", the carpet designs in Sid's hallway is the same as the carpet designs in "The Shining."

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.

President Teddy Roosevelt died from an "infected tooth."

A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.

Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.

Caligynephobia is a fear of beautiful women.

Pentheraphobia is a fear of a mother-in-law.

Scopophobia is a fear of being looked at.

Phobophobia is a fear of fearing.

Mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.

The Chinese national anthem is called "the march of volunteers."

Cleveland spelled backwards is "DNA level C".



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 11:30 AM
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The fear of long words is called- hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

So if you had it, you'd be too terrified to tell anyone about it.



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by yeahright
The fear of long words is called- hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

So if you had it, you'd be too terrified to tell anyone about it.




i wouldnt be able to tell anyone about it if i did have it i wouldnt be able to pronounce it lol



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 01:51 PM
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Here's some weird facts:

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver".

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital?

Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.




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