Stuff You've wanted to know... right?

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  1. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Stuff you've always wanted to know _ right?


    A shrimp's heart is in its head.

    The 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

    If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

    In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

    Horses can't vomit.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.'

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

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

    'Go,' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.


    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
     
  2. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i wouldn't want to lick my elbow i was crawling around under the house a bit ago and aint took a shower yet waiting for everyone else to take theirs
    weve been without water since 11 am this morning and i used the time to relocate my hotwater tank and some gas lines:sad2: no fishing today.
    anyhow thanks for posting those , i better stop holding back when i sneeze:crazy:
     

  3. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Ya got me on the elbow thing.:smile2:
     
  4. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    i dont really wanna lick my elbow either, but i would like to play catch with a polar bear. how can they all be southpaws? (no pun)
     
  5. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I'm thinking now that lip stick might work for bait.....
     
  6. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    Rebel I must not be normal!! I didnt even think about licking my elbow!! But I do remember a elephant jumping in a tarzan movie!!!:eek:oooh:
     
  7. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Thanks reb!
    A few of those "facts" sounded made up, but I can coroborate a few, too.

    The library at Brown Universtity is also sinking, and for the same reason! Danged engineers. Most of us can learn from experience, but not them, I guess.

    I heard that elephants simply won't jump, becuase they're so big it would break their legs!

    The fish scales are ground up and are used to make lipstick sparkly!

    Rats can't vomit either. That's why they are so careful about eating new things, and won't ever eat something again that makes them even a little sick. That's why rat poison makes them bleed to death - they never feel sick.

    Isn't 7' 2" a bit more than "life sized" for a woman? How much of that is leg? About 5 feet? If we scaled her down to a more normal 5' 6" then what would her measurements be?

    I thought about trying to lick my elbow, but I already knew I couldn't do it! (Please, don't ask how I already knew that.)
     
  8. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    heres one for you. if you want to make money at a pool hall, find the guy that has been getting on your nerves the last few ties you were there and bet him 20 bucks he cant fit an 8 ball in his mouth. he will get it in alright, but heres the thing. he wont be able to get it out. most people can fit pool balls in but they cant get them out afterward. that will shut him up for a little while.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Amy for posting that is some interesting stuff. Much appreciated.:smile2:
     
  10. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    try takin anysize piece of paper and fold it in half 8 times!! Let me know!!
     
  11. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Then it's no wonder why my totally in the ear hearing aids stink after wearing them all day.:eek:oooh: :crazy:
     
  12. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    same here:smile2: