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    SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

    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.

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

    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.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

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

    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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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

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

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

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

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

    The cruise liner, QE2, 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.

    The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

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

    The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

    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."

    There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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

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

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.


    ....................Now you know everything!

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  2. #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
    One of Life's Big Disappointments, in my book.
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    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
    Since this was many years ago, I wonder what has melted on the guy now?

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  4.    #4  
    And another thing...

    Bluetooth is named after a Danish king who united Norway and Denmark in the 10th century.

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  5. #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    My mother always said mine were bigger than my stomach...


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    Some interesting factoids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.


    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

    Midges (Canadian Horsemen) coming off Lake Erie only have a 24 hour lifespan and their only goal in life is to find my house to die on one of my screens.

    And my cat, Steve, can say 'Earl'.
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    More people die each year from donkeys, than they do in plane crashes
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    Hey TLSG

    Thanks, more useless stuff to think about whilst I drive....I guess the one 'bout how long a Treo will remain working before it quits working, was left out because it's still a work in progress.....

    Chuck
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    A Quiz for People Who (Think They) Know Everything

    1. There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
    2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
    3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
    4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
    5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
    6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
    7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.
    8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?
    9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
    10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls-a walk-is one way. Name the other six.
    11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
    12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "s."
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    Answers to Quiz

    1. Boxing.
    2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
    3. Asparagus and rhubarb.
    4. Baseball.
    5. Strawberry.
    6. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
    7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
    8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
    9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved west.
    10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
    11. Lettuce.
    12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings.

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  11. #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
    New game...who can find the most of these snippets that are incorrect?!


    DragonFly

    During their 2-week to 2-month lifespan, adult dragonflies terrorize the skies, snatching and eating midges, mosquitoes, moths, bees, butterflies, or even other dragonflies on the fly.
    I knew this was wrong because it takes either 24 hours or 48 hours (I forget) for a mosquito to go from a larvae to a flying pest....and dragonflies eat mosquito larvae...so this one jumped out (I'm an environmental engineer). I have to go to some yard work....but I wonder how many of these aren't correct

    [edited] I decided to try and find one more

    Golf Fish memory
    The Myth Busters TV show proved this one a myth. They taught fish to swim through a maze, showing that their time got faster and faster. Thus proving they remembered where the holes were.
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    I guess if I knew everything, I'd know why Thias wasn't here with me now!

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  13. #13  
    Never mind the game....I found the answers (yeah, after this I'm going out to do the yard work!)

    Scroll down a bit for the answers
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    You do understand I didn't personally research this? I ADMIT IT! I'M A PLAG...PLAJ.. I TOOK IT OK? ARE YOU HAPPY NOW!

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  15. #15  
    Answers to Quiz

    1. Boxing.
    2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
    3. Asparagus and rhubarb.
    4. Baseball.
    5. Strawberry.
    6. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
    7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
    8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
    9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved west.
    10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
    11. Lettuce.
    12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings.
    What about "dwarfism"? You can also legally get on base via an error (that's not a hit). How do you get on via a passed ball? Unless it's a third strike, but that's covered already.
  16.    #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by chckhbrt
    Hey TLSG

    Thanks, more useless stuff to think about whilst I drive....I guess the one 'bout how long a Treo will remain working before it quits working, was left out because it's still a work in progress.....

    Chuck
    One thing I do know, is it's better to be in Big Springs, Nebraska than
    New Orleans tonight! Katrina is really starting to scare me. That thing on radar is as big as the state of Texas.
    Last edited by TheLiveSoundGuy; 08/28/2005 at 07:47 PM.

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  17. #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    On thing I do know, is it's better to be in Big Springs, Nebraska ....
    at the Bosselman Truck Stop
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  18. #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    You do understand I didn't personally research this? I ADMIT IT! I'M A PLAG...PLAJ.. I TOOK IT OK? ARE YOU HAPPY NOW!
    It takes a big man to admit when he's a PLAJ! Whatever that is....so I guess I am happy now...I can go to bed

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