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Did you know...........

By AmDuSeR
Nov 17, 2005
  1. Did you know....
    >>
    >> *Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray
    >>blocks
    >> the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
    >>
    >> *Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6
    >> feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting
    >>from
    >> the flush.
    >>
    >> *The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for
    >> blood plasma.
    >>
    >> *No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
    >>
    >> *Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
    >>
    >> *You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching
    >>television.
    >>
    >> *Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of
    >>age
    >> or older.
    >>
    >> *The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
    >>
    >> *The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
    >>
    >> *A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's
    >>first
    >> flight.
    >>
    >> *American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive
    >> from each salad served in first-class.
    >>
    >> *Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
    >>
    >> *Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in
    >>the
    >> morning.
    >>
    >> *The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
    >>
    >> *Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
    >>
    >> *The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
    >>
    >> *Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of
    >> the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
    >>
    >> *Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
    >>
    >> *All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like
    >>being
    >> seen wearing them in public.
    >>
    >> *Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
    >>
    >> *Pearls melt in vinegar.
    >>
    >> *Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for
    >>dating
    >> are already married.
    >>
    >> *The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,
    >> Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
    >>
    >> *It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
    >>
    >> *A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
    >>
    >> *The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days
    >> when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled
    >> on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight
    >> staircases.
    >>
    >> *Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name
    >> contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second
    >>was
    >> William Jefferson Clinton.
    >>
    >> *Turtles can breathe through their butts.
    >>
    >> *Butterflies taste with their feet.
    >>
    >> *In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of
    >>the
    >> world's nuclear weapons combined.
    >>
    >> *On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every
    >>year.
    >>
    >> *On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
    >>
    >> *Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived
    >> immigrants.
    >>
    >> *Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
    >>
    >> *Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
    >>
    >> *Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
    >>
    >> *It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
    >>
    >> *The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch
    >>every year
    >> because when it was built, engineers failed to take into
    >>account
    >> the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
    >>
    >> *A snail can sleep for three years.
    >>
    >> *No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
    >>
    >> *Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    >>
    >> *Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and
    >> ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!
    >>
    >> *The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
    >>
    >> *All polar bears are left handed.
    >>
    >> *In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their
    >>bodies,
    >> including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
    >>
    >> *An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    >>
    >> *TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the
    >>letters
    >> only on one row of the keyboard.
    >>
    >> *"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English
    >>language.
    >>
    >> *If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
    >>She
    >> would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is
    >> Barbara Millicent Roberts.
    >>
    >> *A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
    >>
    >> *The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
    >>
    >> *Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
    >>
    >> *Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their
    >>elbow.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> PS... So, did you try to lick your elbow???? :bounce:
    >>
     
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