A list of facts you probably didn't know…

1 year, 11 months ago

“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
back of the $5 bill.

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.

“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
moon.

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
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.

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
purple.

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

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;
“lollipop” with your right.

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
were three gifts.

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.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every
letter of the alphabet.

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

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are
read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

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”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels
in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

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
on one row of the keyboard.

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.

Now you know everything! ”

source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HfJDS/:@l!O9X7Z:2sphdJy7/users.ipfw.edu/diclemej/Learnsomethingneweveryday.htm/

11.29.2012 at 2:46 am

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of James James (@alljuicedup) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

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”.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

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

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

There’s a lot of untruth in that list.

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Profile photo of Josh Josh (@reinvented2012) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@johnkorvac, all 100% true, i have done the research on these for years and i wrote that stumble upon list

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Profile photo of Zykanthos Zykanthos (@chodebalm) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of James James (@alljuicedup) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@whitefangk, and am I to believe that nurple isn’t actually a word? Oh what is becoming of this world!!!

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Profile photo of Galactimus the Tang Slayer Galactimus the Tang Slayer (@galactimus) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

Also, it is possible to sneeze with your eyes open. The (hilarious) truth is all over youtube

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Profile photo of hulklol hulklol (@hulklol) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

Nice list, oh, and another fact.

Fact:

Capitalism isn’t working anymore :D

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

teeth are regenerative. sulfate fluoride poisons the complexity of the regenerative tissue of the skin of the tooth.

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