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    OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!
    From:http://www.sk8stuff.com/f_fun/wierd_facts.htm
    • Butterflies taste with their feet.
    • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all 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.
    • 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.
    • A snail can sleep for three years.
    • No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH".
    • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    • 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..
    • 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.
    • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
    • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
    • And, in case you're wondering, a duck's quack DOES echo...
    Share your weird facts.


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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    the word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the english language.
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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    A snail can sleep for three years.
    So can I, but no one will let me.
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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    So if i can invent something to make ears and noses stop growing, i could get rich.

    I have no interesting facts to share, but i kinda doubt if there are very many words in the english language that rhyme with 18 acres of pizza.

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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    So if i can invent something to make ears and noses stop growing, i could get rich.

    Well, basal cell carcinoma and associated rhinoplasty and septoplasty shortened my nose, but I don't recommend the method.

    Richard

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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    [*]The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
    Why didn't realize before? It makes much sense. It explains my theory on dentists being descendants of middle ages torturers, as well as why everybody fears them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!
    From:http://www.sk8stuff.com/f_fun/wierd_facts.htm
    • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

    THIS caught my eye. How in the world can ANYONE, much less 100 people per year, choke on ballpoint pens???

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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland
    Well, basal cell carcinoma and associated rhinoplasty and septoplasty shortened my nose, but I don't recommend the method.

    Richard
    Which doesnt mean that your nose will stop growing.

    Dennis

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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by efiebke
    THIS caught my eye. How in the world can ANYONE, much less 100 people per year, choke on ballpoint pens???

    I think what happens is people chew on the end of a pen, and then the pen begins to leak ink, and the ink on their mouth makes them begin to completely lose their mind and causes them to hallucinate. Then the pen starts to look like a delicious sandwich.

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    Re: OT: Weird Things You Probably Would Never Know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    [*]Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
    I'd like to see the author's jumping tortoise collection...

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