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Weird Things You Would Never Know

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2007 09:29 pm
A shrimp's heart is in its head.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest
tongue twister in the English language.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a
million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your
ear by 700 times.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title
14, Section 1211of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on
July 16 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with
extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on
them and photocopying their butts.

Most lipsticks contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a
sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one
reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a
telephone call.

Horses can't vomit.

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 ballpoint pens every year.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
already married.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

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 t o 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."

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

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.

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.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2007 10:35 pm
Actually, the duck quack DOES echo. It was on "Mythbusters". And if rats multiply so quickly why hasn't the universe been overrun by them? But everything else is quite...fascinating. The first time I read this I did try to lick my elbow. This time I didn't.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2007 06:01 am
All I know is that rats breed every 22 days. Ick. Why are we not overrun with them? Too many predators, I guess.

How did your elbow taste?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2007 06:28 am
I knew some of that stuff. Oh, no. I'm weirder than I thought.

My ears are growing? My nose is growing? I'm dubious.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2007 07:58 am
Anyone ever see Robin Williams lick the inside of his elbow?

Disturbing, but funny... Wink


(He calls it "Ladies view from up there...").
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