31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

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Old 09-Jul-2006
31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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

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

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

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

6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

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

10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

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

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

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

14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.

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

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)

17. 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.

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

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. 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.

21. 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 the called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

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

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

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

26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

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

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

29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

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

31. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Old 09-Jul-2006
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

its lil funny and informative

Old 09-Jul-2006
The Ominous
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

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Old 09-Jul-2006
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

too gud

Old 09-Jul-2006
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

thanx for sharing bai

Old 09-Jul-2006
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

chewin gum while peelin da onions vahlaa teh defo wrk kardaa ahhh baut vaaari try karkee vekhia ahhh hanjuu naii aundeeee

Old 09-Jul-2006
Re: 31 Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know

32. some gals like SONIA_NZ are ichadari billiyan.. india ch ichadhari naag ta bathere hunde par ide wargiyan billiyan hundia.. jad jee kareya billi banjo .. kun mano? :D

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