Think You Know Everything?


Paranoid Dot Calm
#1
Think You Know Everything?

1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

6. There are more chickens than people in the world.

7. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

8. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

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

10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

12. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

13. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

14. Almonds are a member of the peach family.

15. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

16. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

17. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

18. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

19. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

20. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

21. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

22. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

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

24. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

25. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

27. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

28. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

29. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

30. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

31. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

32. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

33. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

34. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

35. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

.....now you know everything
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#2
Think You Know Everything II

In the 1940's, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobil services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.

It is a misconception to believe that watching TV in a dark room is bad for your eyes. This myth was created to help sell lamps in the early 1950's.

It is estimated that only 5-10% of the worlds information has been digitized.

Kindergarden lasts for 3 years in Japan.

Many sailors believe a cat on board a ship means a lucky trip.

Money is made of woven linen, not paper.

Months that begin with Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

Nine pennies weigh exactly one ounce.

No one seems to know why people blush .

In 1901, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen won the first Nobel Prize for physics. He noticed that certain rays caused paper coated with barium platinocyanide to glow, even when the paper was in the next room. Baffled by the mystery, he called them "X rays."

Richard Nixon called himself the "nation's No 1 football fan"

60,000 people attended South Carolina's "World Grits Festival" in 1991.

Each King in a deck of cards represents a great King from History.
Spades: King David
Clubs: Alexander the Great
Hearts: Charlemagne
Diamonds: Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air...the person died in battle.
If the horse has one leg in the air...the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground...the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th....John Hancock and Charles Thompson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Eskimos use wooden "eyeglasses" with narrow slits for eyepieces to protect their eyes from glare reflected by ice and snow.

Brooke Shields graduated from Princeton University with a degree in French literature.

Komodo dragons,the largest living lizards, eat deer and wild boar.

Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East that does not have a desert.

Nobody won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1972

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-handed corner of the 1 encased in

One billion seconds is about 32 years.

Pablo Picasso was born dead. His midwife left him on a table. Picasso's uncle brought him to life with a lung full of cigar smoke.

Natalie Cole,daughter of music legend Nat "King" Cole, became the first black to win the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1975.
The 25-year-old singer released her debut album, "Inseparable," exactly 10 years after her father's death.

In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast.

Neon lights were first publicly seen in 1910,at a Paris Auto Show.

The geographical center of North America, is near the North Dakota town of Rugby.
 
Andem
#3
MYTHS! Mostly...

Quote:

TRUE - A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/money/coins/dime/

FALSE - A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives...4691.An.r.html
There are no muscles in the ear exactly, but I guess there are muscles
attached to the ear.

TRUE - A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
http://www.didyouknow.cd/fastfacts/animals.htm
It is stuck to the top of his mouth.

FALSE-ISH - A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
http://www.pnl.gov/pals/resource_cards/Dragonflies.stm
Their lifespan varies between 2 hours and 48 hours.

FALSE - A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
http://www.boston.com/../.._us_together/
Research has shown goldfish can remember locations from the previous day.

TRUE - A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictJ.html
An alternate meaning is also 33.3564 picoseconds.

FALSE-ISH - A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
http://www.everwonder.com/david/sharks/anatomy/
"Sharks that have no nictitating membranes, like the great white for
example, roll their eyes into the back to their heads." Some sharks
don't have eyelids so cannot "blink"...

TRUE - A snail can sleep for three years.
http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/SIS/MAIN...questions.html
Desert varieties have been known to sleep for this long.

TRUE - Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Al_Capone

FALSE - All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln
Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq...traits.html#q5
Only 48 are on the memorial and only 26 are actually on the front of
the building, therefore only 26 on the bill.

TRUE - Almonds are a member of the peach family.
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph17.htm

TRUE - An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-ostrich.html
At a diameter of 2" and a head not much larger there isn't much room
for the brain when you do the math!

FALSE - Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the
child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
http://www.fazed.com/phpBB/viewtopic...&view=previous
They just don't calcify (get hard) until they are older.

TRUE - Butterflies taste with their feet.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/sub...t/Senses.shtml

FALSE - Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds Dogs only have about 10.
The number are too vague and what is a vocal sound? Does a bark
differ from a growl, a purr from a miouw? Admittedly cats do make
more different types of sound.

FALSE - "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...dreamt?view=uk
Being pedantic, there is also adreamt and undreamt.

FALSE - February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to
have a full moon.
http://www.obliquity.com/astro/february.html
See February 1999.

FALSE - In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesticated_animal
I guess we didn't start to domesticate insects until we had too!
"Many present-day breeds of domestic livestock originated about the
middle of the 19th century or later" says
http://www.anapsid.org/roleofzoos.html

FALSE - If the population of China walked past you, in single file,
the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
At what rate are they walking past? See answer by fodder22-ga.

FALSE - It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
http://content.health.msn.com/conten...m?pagenumber=2
Extremely difficult but not impossible...

TRUE - Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/

TRUE - Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Try reading the list here:
http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/...n/U_S__States/

TRUE - No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver, or purple.
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...orange?view=uk
Although it does depend on your pronunciation. For example see the comments below.

FALSE - On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the
Parliament building is an American flag.
http://www.indefual.net/canada/myths/

FALSE - "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
"lollipop" with your right.
http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_records.html
Try TETRASTEARATES and PHYLLOPHYLLIN.

FALSE - The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon
of diesel that it burns.
http://www.wagoneers.com/DieselBenz/...own-facts.html
26 feet actually

TRUE - The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar
tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/in...s/story068.htm

TRUE - The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
uses every letter of the alphabet.
It does just count them!

FALSE - The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
http://www.niagarafallslive.com/Fact...gara_Falls.htm

TRUE - The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether
they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
Just try reading them backwards!

TRUE - There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/...ngedollar.html

TRUE - There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...s/dous?view=uk

FALSE - There are two words in the English language that have all five
vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexper...vowels?view=uk
Try "arsenious" (chemical term meaning like Arsenic).

FALSE - There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/...funfacts2.html

TRUE - TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the
letters only on one row of the keyboard.
http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_records.html
But there are also other 10-letter words...

FALSE - Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk..._churchill.htm
He was born in Blenheim Palace. It may have been during a dance but
Blenheim Palace then did not have public restrooms.

FALSE - Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Each blink at approximately the same rate on average otherwise studies
such as this would be difficult to carry out:
http://digilander.libero.it/linguagg...o/interpers17/ It is
also well known that people alter their blink rate in different social
situations.

TRUE - Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two
weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~gk/scifi/stomach.htm

TRUE - The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
http://www.simonsays.com/ssimkt/typi...ml/trivia.html

TRUE - There are more chickens than people in the world.
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/004/AD452E/ad452e30.htm
15 billion and counting...

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=355369


Regarding the American flag on a Canadian bill... FALSE!

Quote:

The American Flag on the 2 or 10 dollar bill
In fact, it is the old Canadian two dollar and ten dollar bills (1989 "Bird" Series) that people think has the American Flag in it. (For more information about Canadian Money, go to the Canadian Paper Money web site.)

The two dollar bill is simply the Canadian flag, and is a false alarm. But, if you have a copy of the ten dollar bill and look very closely at the flag over the Parlimant Buildings you will see a patch in the upper left hand side, and this, combined with the pattern on the rest of the flag, looks like the American flag.

The flag is, in fact, the Canadian Ensign, the patch in the upper left is the Union Jack, and the stripe effect is caused by shading and scaling. If you look carefully, you can see a crest in the bottom right of the flag. (For more information about this myth, including close ups of the flags, go to the Canadian Paper Money's Flag Rumour page, and for info on the Canadian flags, visit the Government of Canada's National Flag page.)

http://www.indefual.net/canada/myths/




You should research some of this stuff before posting it so freely :\
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#4
I never posted it in the "News" forum.

I posted it in the "Jokes & Humour" forum.
At least I think I did. I don't know how it ended up being in the "Lounge" forum.
I never proof read a joke.

That information you posted here is quite good. Interesting too.
Calm
 
galianomama
#5
gonda knows everything
 
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