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Just In Case You Thought You Knew Everything

  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
  • On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American Flag.
  • All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
  • 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”.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and ….. (Can you think of the fourth one???)
  • Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • 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.”
  • A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • Here’s the answer to those 4 “dous” words: Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and HAZARDOUS.

And now you know everything!

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