Thursday, March 10, 2011

Useless Information ~

is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

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

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,'
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 going to say, 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.)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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!)

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also.)

Babies are born without kneecaps.
They don't appear
 until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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, QE 2,
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 more chickens than people in the world.
Winston Churchill
was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

All the ants in Africa
weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!


TeresaM said...

I didn't find these facts to be useless! Quite entertaining trivia!

acorn hollow said...

I love all of your information and I had to learn to type with the quick brown fox. I have a trivia question of the day at work. I plan on stealing some of your information for my questions.

Angela said...

Loved reading all these facts. Wonder who had the time and the brains to come up with all this? Will have to share this with some of the "know it all folks" I am friends with. Thanks for posting.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Interesting trivia. Are you ready for the snow?? LOL!! :)

Courtney said...

This list is so cool. I just went to a vocabulary workshop this week and the presenter suggested we pull little blurbs of info to share with students as a quick read and react. Guess what? You just listed a bunch of good ones for me! Mind if I share some with the fifth graders?

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

This is the kind of stuff I remember--as opposed to where my car keys are and really important info. I have a Jeopardy TRivia mind!

Doris said...

Absolutely love this blog!!!!!!!!!

The Barn Door said...

Oh my, interesting facts!! The one that blows me away is about the baby's kneecaps!

Sheila said...

Very interesting Lauren some rather amazing1 Hope you have a great weekend1