Thursday, July 12, 2007

Amazing Facts

  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
  • You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
    • Spades - King David
    • Clubs - Alexander the Great,
    • Hearts - Charlemagne
    • Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  • If a statue of a person in the park 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.
  • What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
    • Ans. - All invented by women.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • All polar bears are left handed.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
  • And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow

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24 Comments:

The Look said...

its actually very possible to lick your elbow.

Anonymous said...

yes, it is. ive seen it done.

Anonymous said...

And also people say 'bless you' when you sneeze because in ye olde times, people thought a bit of the soul was escaping; They had no idea the heart stopped.

Anonymous said...

North America and South America don't start and end in A, America is not a continent.

Anonymous said...

im pretty sure i can lift more with my arm than my tongue... also, people say bless you because it used to be superstition that when you sneezed you were expelling demons

Anonymous said...

bullet proof vests were actually originally devised by a male preacher,however KEVLAR was created by a woman...

Wrong said...

Elephants are not the only animals that can't jump. Snails are animals. Snails can't jump.

LOLWUT said...

i feel like the tongue isnt strongest muscle in the body, but rather the most flexible.

i know that my bicep can lift a 45 pound weight, but my tongue sure as hell cant.

Anonymous said...

elephants are the only MAMMALS that can't jump

Anonymous said...

Fact 1.:You cant lick ur elbbow
2.You tried it b4
3.Ur thinking WTF
5.You know that that 911 wasnt a conspiracy
6.You didnt notice there wasnt a #4
7.you didnt see the 2 thats in #5
8. You will give me a thumb up.


:D

Anonymous said...

"The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with"

North America obviously starts with an "N" and ends with an "A"

South America starts with...well...you figure it out.

Anonymous said...

U BASTARDS. STOP BEING A SMARTASS >:( GET A LIFE

Anonymous said...

Why, may I ask, is "Ans. - All invented by women" in bold? Is that really necessary? Seems a bit feminist.

Anonymous said...

The Horse statue indicating how a person dies is also a very common myth but is FALSE!

Anonymous said...

"Mammal" is right. Like someone above said, snails can't jump. Neither can clams. Or oysters. Or coral. Or snakes...
And the chances of killing oneself by suppressing a sneeze are probably very miniscule. You probably would need to have some sort of underlying disorder...

D. H. Pang said...

America is a continent. North America and South America are not separate continents, just like Western Europe and Eastern Europe are not separate continents.

Anonymous said...

Windshield wipers were invented by Robert Kearns. Not a woman.

Anonymous said...

actally camels cannot jump either.

nonanonymous said...

They are saying the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body PROPORTIONATELY. Sure your bicep is stronger, but in a ratio, your tongue is the strongest muscle. And as a side note, have you ever tried to lift a 45 pound weight with your tongue? You never know till you try.

Anonymous said...

People say "bless you" when you sneeze because it was the first symptom of the plague. It was supposed to ward off the evil spirits that cause the plague.
The nursery Rhyme "Ring a ring a roses" is about wearing flowers around your neck to protect you from the plague.
Atishoo, Atishoo, we all fall down.

For it's size, the tongue is the strongest muscle. If it was as big as your biceps, you'd be very popular with the ladies.

Alice said...

In another languale Europe is speller EuropA, so this "fact" only goes for English writings.

Anonymous said...

I think when the fact "The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue." is in reference to the size. Of course you can't lift the same w/you arm as you can your tongue. The ratio of the weight your arm can lift compared to the ratio of the weight your tongue can handle is greater.

Anonymous said...

ok... tongue is the strongest muscle. it is not determined by how much it can lift... your skin is the largest organ your body has.. but it isn't on the inside, why don't you find out why it is called that instead of trying disprove it... and yeah "mammal" and technically it is just "America" as the continents... North and South just determine the location... hell I didn't even write this but you people are ignorant...

Anonymous said...

You ediots who say that the tongue is not the strongest muscle,the tongue is the strongest muscle because it moves so fast,and not because that it can lift weight.

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