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Some interesting trivia
(Thanks to Rob Chrisman).
Here's some useless but nonetheless interesting trivia for you to ponder over the holidays:
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
“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.
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, purple, ninth, pint, wolf, opus, dangerous, marathon and discombobulate.
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; lollipop” with your right. (The term stewardess was officially phased out in the 1970s.)
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
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.
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
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.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Winston Churchill was born when his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, was then less than seven months pregnant, had slipped and fallen while walking with a shooting party at Blenheim Palace. A few days later, during a dance, she went into labor.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
11-22-2017 03:33 PM
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RE: Some interesting trivia
Quote:Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

He probably copied it from Tintoretto, like he did many of his 'inventions'.
11-22-2017 04:29 PM
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RE: Some interesting trivia
Thanks, Texas. You always post some of the most funny and interesting items.
11-22-2017 06:36 PM
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RE: Some interesting trivia
Was the TYPEWRITER thing planned?
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