So you think you know everything...

Discussion in 'Open Mic' started by limbkiller, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    What About! these things?...

    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. (I'll bet you're going to check this out.)

    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 nose and ears never stop growing.

    The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

    The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes)! (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)

    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 saying it ...... a e i o u)

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)
    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. (but who really cares?)

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    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 know some people that could do this too.)

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

    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.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

    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.

    If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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

    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, 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. (Good thing he did that)

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

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

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

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    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.

    THERE! ... Now you know everything!
     
  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Momma always sed thoze 12 yars ewe spent in grammer school wud pay off fer ewe some day Mr. Hotshot . .

    Teecher sed this'l be my last yar in kiddygarden. Ya see, ya stick with sumpthin long enuff and ya gets yer reward . . . .

    Dunno what "aged out" n' all means. The only thing I remembers agein out is that half jug of moonshine we fergot back behind the wood shed. I hear worms are good with tequila. Not so much for grandpappy's shine . . .
     
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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Kiddygarden, the best 28 yars of my life . . .
     
  4. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Oh... yu didint stay to finnish it.
     
  5. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    Oranges, Poranges- who says there ain’t no rhyme for oranges-

    Witchypoo from the 1960’s children’s show H R Puffinstuff
     
  6. 22ConversionUnut

    22ConversionUnut Well-Known Member

    72
    Oct 25, 2018
    I can dispute at least 2 of those, not that it really matters or anyone really cares.....Dragonflies have a lifespan of 7 months and the Canadian 2 dollar bill has never had the Parliament buildings pictured anywhere on the bill. As a side note to the $2 bill, we haven't had a $2 bill since 1996 when we went to the $2 coin we affectionately call the "Toonie" to go along with our $1 coin called a "Loonie" because of the Loon pictured on the coin.
     
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  7. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Dude where were you a few hours ago? Now I have to go edit this to everyone I sent it too :roflmaro:
     
  8. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Another good day of humor. Thanks LK
     
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  9. Philip A.

    Philip A. Well-Known Member

    993
    Feb 24, 2017
    Nope. The 2 dollars bill sports a Maple Leaf.

    The rumor started due to the flag on the “MacDonald” 10 dollars bill. That one is the old “Red Ensign” that was used as Canada’s flag for years. Poorly literate netizens who are aware of less world countries and flags than they have fingers on one hand, thought that the upper left quartering of the flag meant “US Made”.

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  10. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I spent one day in kindergarten before dropping out - the teacher expected me to take a nap. According to my mother I quit napping shortly after my second birthday; she knew there was no point having a face off with the teacher.
    The Canadian thingy is my favorite. Thanks for the compilation.
     
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  11. Acroyer

    Acroyer I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a 1911 today Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    Any other English words ending in "mt" are undreamt of...
     
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  12. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I didn't know Kanucks used paper money, I always thought they paid for stuff in beads, pelts and walrus meat...eh?
     
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