Revising, revising, revising

I did take a break to watch Lost last night, and watched Bones over my shoulder....but I've got nothing to blog about. So enjoy these!

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

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. (I'll bet you're going to check this out.)

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".   

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

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

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."

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

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

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.  Heyyy. who called me a goldfish???

 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.

 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.

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

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

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world. (Not after that sale at HEB)

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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.

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Nikki said...

Lost was awesome, no??? And out of all those facts, I still think George Clooney looking like a hottie was the best one ... :)

MaryF said...

LOL - my cheat posts are just an excuse to post hottie pictures.

I'm almost done with Hot Shot, though, so we'll be back to Gerry next week!

Sarah Catherine said...

Aww, bye George!

I think I want to be a snail in my next life.

J.F. Cossey said...

Hey these interesting tidbits are cool, Mary!! :) The $2 Canadian bill one is a myth, though. I actually have a $2 bill at home, and I checked this... it's a Canadian flag. :) hehehe

Lot of wicked facts, though!! :)

J.F. Cossey said...

ps/ Hey, no more Gerard Butler?... Have I entered the Twilight Zone, or what?... I'm scared. :)

Dee said...

Woohoo on revising! I'm finishing the one I wrote in 2000 and dusted off, lol. Wish me luck! (PS, the George pic helps a LOT!)


MaryF said...

LOL, Sarah, ME TOO! I was up at 4:30 to write today.

Jessie, Gerry is on vacation while I revise Hot Shot, which stars George (who also inspired JoAnn and Dee!) Good to know about the Canadian $ bill!

Toni Anderson said...

Mary, great facts. Not sure about the shark being the only fish to blink with 2 eyes--as opposed to one eye???

Congrats on getting through those revisions WOW!!!! Awesome :)

MaryF said...

I wondered about the shark one, Toni. I assumed both at once?

I'm almost to page 200....I think I just need two more scenes.


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