"unknown" facts

November 26, 2008 3:41am CST
these are some "unknown" facts I found randomly..jus sharing it wit u guys.. A rat can last longer without water than a camel. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. 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 original name for butterfly was flutterby. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. 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.
2 responses
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Out of curiosity: 1. Is the dot over j called "title" as well? What about the dot in ;? and ! 2. Is it because the duck's quack does sound an echo already that's why it doesn't echo anymore? 3. If your name is orange, purple or silver... then you are called "unique." 4. Why not "buttferly" for the butterfly? 5. Not slicing the onions at all will keep you from crying...Meanwhile,keep the chewing gum coz you need it after eating the onions. 6. Roses may be red, violets are indeed violets. Sugar is sweet.... 7. Do bats turn right when entering a cave? peace, friend.... happy mylotting!
@Mirsya (521)
• Indonesia
26 Nov 08
That's cute. I found those kinds of weird and funny stuff while I was browsing the internet once. But, I don't quite agree if you say that there is no word that rhyme with 'silver', because 'shiver' rhyme with 'silver'. Happy mylotting! -Mirsya-