I ran across this a few years ago and thought I'd share. It's kind of interesting to read these factoids. As it pertains to our industry, I like Nos. 4, 8, 11, 12, 17, and 35, though No. 30 sparks a vision that wouldn't seem so bad on this side of pond. [Sorry, Nancy.]

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. The 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 (in USA) 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 was 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.

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Comment by Glen Warner on October 13, 2009 at 22:29
My aunt sneezed with her eyes open once or twice.

Of course, the phrase "What big eyes you have!" comes immediately to mind when you meet her, but ....
Comment by Jennie Ann on October 13, 2009 at 2:43
I thought it was interesting that the Tigers had striped skin and not striped fur. No wonder a tiger can't change his stripes -- oh, wait a minute. That's a leopard, I think. LOL
Comment by kathy - iamwrdsmth on October 12, 2009 at 20:03
Kelli, LOL!!! I laughed out loud when I read your question about
the gold fish!! You do have a point there.
and who has time (and money) to find out what the attention span
of a gold fish is?? is that another famous government study? I hope not.

Thanks Jennie for regaling us with these facts, I will amaze
and amuse my friends at work tomorrow!!

I find it interesting that there are more chickens than people
in the world, perhaps that has something to do with the price
of chicken these days? and I was surprised to read that
Al Capone had "used furniture dealer" on his business card.


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