Friday, March 6, 2009

Weird Facts

I came across some really strange fact, and being that America really enjoys stupid and useless information, I thought it might be worth noting in a quick blog. I mean, just look at reality TV. We can't get enough trash in our lives.

Below I'm posting some information that is interesting, but semi-useless. I mean, what can you really do with this knowledge? But, still it's pretty cool to read through.

Being someone who is a lover of the English language, I find some of these things pretty interesting. Who comes up with these things anyway?

Here are some weird facts:


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

"Lollipop" is the longest word typed only with the right hand.

No words in the English language rhyme with the words month, orange, silver, or purple.

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

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.

The words "racecar," "kayak" and "level" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. These are called palindromes.

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."

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


A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

A snail can sleep for three years.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.


A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

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

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

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

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.

What do you think of these weird facts?

1 comment:

Mike said...

Very interesting, a snail can sleep for three years!?! Wow!