A list of facts you probably didn'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
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
Butterflies taste with their feet.
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
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
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
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
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
Our eyes are always the same size from birth,
but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand;
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
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube
The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are
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”:
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels
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
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;
Now you know everything! ”
Interesting. Tigers have striped skin eh? Makes me like em even more.
I’ll add one
Rod Stewart and Barry Manilo are the exact same person.
some of these facts are simply incorrect.
Only made it to the Almond one before I had to stop. Both the Almond and Peach are actually members of the Rosaceae (Rose) family. A seemingly minor, but important difference compared to what you stated.
The one that stood out to me though before that was the goldfish one. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the 3 second memory span was a myth. It’s pure bs passed down from one person to the next as people take what they hear at face value as 100% truth without questioning the validity of it. Goldfish have memories months long.
Who knows how many of these other “facts” are just made up. Stumbleupon isn’t exactly a legitimate source when citing “facts”.
and here I was, thinking ‘filter’ rhymes with ‘silver’
I have been misguided for so long I don’t even know who I am anymore
The iPhone 5 is so advanced that it has an altimeter embedded in it. Which means if you drop it from a sufficient height it deploys a tiny parachute (iChute) to save itself.
There’s a lot of untruth in that list.
@johnkorvac, all 100% true, i have done the research on these for years and i wrote that stumble upon list
Several of these are actually not true. For example, our nose and ears do not continue to grow throughout our lives. Also, dragonflies can live as short as 2 months or up to 5 years.
@whitefangk, and am I to believe that nurple isn’t actually a word? Oh what is becoming of this world!!!
|Galactimus the Tang Slayer
Also, it is possible to sneeze with your eyes open. The (hilarious) truth is all over youtube
Nice list, oh, and another fact.
Capitalism isn’t working anymore :D
teeth are regenerative. sulfate fluoride poisons the complexity of the regenerative tissue of the skin of the tooth.
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