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December 3rd, 2006, 06:51 PM
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Weird facts that you would rather not know....

Did you know?...It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Did you know?...Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Did you know?...Coca-Cola was originally green.

Did you know?...23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them.

Did you know?...In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Did you know?...If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of 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?

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

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

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

Did you know?...The Eiffel Tower in Paris weighs over 1000 elephants.

Did you know?... In 1879, a mail service in Belgium employed 37 cats to carry bundles of letters to villages around the town of Liege, this experiment was shorted-lived as the cats proved thoroughly undisciplined. Just plain weird...even by my standards.

Did you know?... The greatest recorded number of children that have been born by one mother is 69! The poor lass gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and a measly 4 sets of quadruplets. Even in the days before IVF!

Did you know?... Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus

Did you know?...13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese...yummy

Did you know?...The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

Did you know?...If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in Celsius degrees... How do they know that?

Did you know?...Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don't have eyes. Eeewwwwww

Did you know?...Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.

Did you know?...Walt Disney's autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo he was also impotent. Bwahahahahahaha!

Did you know?...The Dutch town of Leeuwarden can be spelled 225 different ways-

1. Leeuwaarden
2. Leewaarden
3. Leewarden
4. Leuwarden
5. leuwaardenn
6. Leuuwarrden......
224. Bradford

Did you know?...Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Did you know?...Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Did you know?...Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.

∑ Spades - King David

∑ Hearts - Charlemagne

∑ Clubs - Alexander the Great

∑ Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Did you know?...In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Did you know?...If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Did you know?...Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Did you know?...The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

Did you know?...101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die during the movie.

Did you know?...You're most likely to win the National Lottery (UK) if you buy your ticket on a Saturday rather than a Wednesday. Because you are more likely to die before the number draw than win.

Did you know?... In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays)

Did you know?...On average, 90% Dutch teenagers can speak fluent English whereas only 80% American teenagers can speak fluent English. (Just in case you didnít know, English is not the first langauge of The Netherlands.)

Did you know?...In Texas, a recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. Only in Texas....

Did you know?...No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

Did you know?... The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

Did you know?..."Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Did you know?...The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Did you know?...1 in every 200 people are a psychopath and they look just like everyone else......

Did you know?...An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.

Did you know?... All the chemicals in the human body have a combined value of approximately £4.00 (6.25 Euro)

Did you know?...In Alaska, it is legal to shoot bears. However, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

Did you know?...Bill "Four eyes" Gates has enough money to buy every house in Alaska.

Did you know?...Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year

Did you know?...It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Next time you feel a sneeze coming try it!

Did you know?...The expression "to get fired" comes from long, long ago. When clans wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down.

Did you know?...The word 'corr' actually means 'odd' in Irish.

Did you know?...Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". In English this means 'The City of Angels'

Did you know?...In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar



Did you know?...Chocolate is healthy!
Chocolate is a vegetable; Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar BEETS.Both of them are plants, in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.
To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So chocolate bars are a health food. Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

Did you know?... During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Did you know?...Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants. Another interesting fact about Donald Duck - never wore pants but always wore a towel when he came out of the shower!

Did you know?...Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

Did you know?... The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per sidein a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

Did you know?...The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Did you know?... The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

Did you know?...By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

Did you know?...Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Did you know?... Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Did you know?...An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

Did you know?...The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Did you know?... The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Did you know?...Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Did you know?...In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

Did you know?... On average,100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Did you know?...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.

Did you know?... The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (coincidence? )

Did you know?...In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Did you know?...Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.

Did you know?... Sticking your two middle fingers up dates back from the middles ages. When archers were caught they had their two middle fingers cut of so that they couldn't shoot any more arrows. So when an archer was shooting people he would stick his fingers up to say "look I still have them, "hahaha".

Did you know?... In some eastern European countries shaking your head means "yes". Whereas nodding your head means "no"

Did you know?...Over 75% of people who read this page will try to lick their elbow.

Did you know?...Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Did you know?...This is why I hate Barbie. If she was of real life size, this is what her portions would be-

Height: 7ft 2 inches (average woman: 5ft 4in)
Neck: Twice the size of a normal human female which would make it very unable to support the weight of her head.
Boobs: 39 inches (or approximately an FF cup: average woman 36B)
Waist: 18 inches (which is only possible if you remove 2 ribs and carry both kidneys around in a bag)
Hips: 33 inches
Shoe Size: 5
Also Ken and Barbie are brother and sister!

Did you know?...14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.

Did you know?...Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Did you know?...Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of 'Snow'

Did you know?...Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.... each

Did you know?...Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Did you know?...Contrary to popular belief, the British flag is not called "The Union Jack" its actually called "The Union Flag". Its only called the Union Jack when out at sea on navy ships

Did you know?... TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

Did you know?...On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament buildings is an American flag.

Did you know?... Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Little known 'Did you know' Animals facts

Did you know?...A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

Did you know?...A shrimp's heart is in its head.

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

Did you know?...The heaviest domestic cat is a tabby called 'Himmy' who weighed 21.3kg (46lb 15oz) at his death in 1984

Did you know?...Goats and octopus' eyes have rectangular pupils. Eeeewwwwww

Did you know?...Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

Did you know?...Catís urine GLOWS under a blacklight?

Did you know?...It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

Did you know?...Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occuring, relax and correct itself. At about that height it hits maximum speed and when it hits the ground its rib cage absorbs most of the impact

Did you know?...A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

Did you know?...In the state of Minnesota, citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head

Did you know?...Polar bear livers are poisonous because they contain too much vitamin C.

Did you know?...A cockroach will live nine days without it's head before it starves to death

Did you know?...Sharks never get sick, they are immune to all known diseases.

Did you know?...The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people !

Did you know?...Contray to the phrase "sweating like a pig", pigs canít actually sweat

Did you know?...A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why

Did you know?...In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.

Did you know?...To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.

Did you know?...All porcupines float in water.

Did you know?...Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

Did you know?... An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Did you know?...A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Did you know?...The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Did you know?...The groundhog is only accurate in predicting the weather 28% of the time.

Did you know?...The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Did you know?...Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

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

Did you know?...All polar bears are left-handed.

Did you know?...A snail can sleep for three years.

Did you know?...Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Did you know?...Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Did you know?...It's possible to lead a cow upstairs ... but not downstairs.

Did you know?...More people fear spiders more than they do death.

Did you know?...Butterflies taste with their feet.

Did you know?...The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

Did you know?...The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

Did you know?...The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Did you know?...Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Did you know?...Starfish have no brains.

Did you know?...A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Did you know?...Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

Did you know?...If someone places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
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December 3rd, 2006, 07:20 PM
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Very interesting. Some of those are pretty crazy! Who else tried to lick their own elbow to see if that fact is correct?
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December 3rd, 2006, 07:23 PM
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LOL - i totally tried to lick my elbow!
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December 3rd, 2006, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for posting that! I love those things. The one about the frog throwing up almost made me throw up!
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December 4th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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Did you know?...On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament buildings is an American flag.[/b]
Interesting........I wonder if that's why they stopped making them?
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December 5th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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DH and I tried to lick our elbows!!!!!!!!!!
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Did you know...Coke gained it's name from it's main ingredient...Cocaine.

Also, 200 head hairs a day? I loose about a thousand from my morning shower alone! That doesn't even count brushing it, lol. Disney has made another movie with both parents alive and well in it too, Peter Pan 2. Wendy and her beau are alive and well, even though the Hubby doesn't appear until the last few moments of the film.
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December 5th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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I've gotten that in an email before and my whole house was reading it and we all tried to lick our elbows
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