Monday, October 17, 2011

Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know ???

 A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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


The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.


A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.


A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.


Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.


On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
(That explains a few mysteries....)


Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."


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


The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

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

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.


Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in  the USA."

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.


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.


The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player  for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.


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


Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin  look-alike contest.

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


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


Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!


The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.


It is impossible to lick your elbow.


The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.


The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.


The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

2 comments:

Judy (kenju) said...

I'm so glad I'm not a ferret!!

Millie Garfield said...

I like the one about the raisin bouncing up and down in a glass of champagne.

If or when I have a glass of champagne I'd like to try doing that and then the best part - drinking the champagne!! ;-)