Fun and funny facts

@BunGirl (2639)
United States
January 18, 2007 12:49pm CST
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. Almonds are a member of the peach family. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. Babies are born without kneecaps They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite! Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. There are more chickens than people in the world. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Have any fun facts to add?
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@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
18 Jan 07
longest word without repeatable character is uncopyrightable. i think for right hand the longest word can be polyphony. rupturewort---is one of the word which can alsao be typed with one single row. list of some more words which ends with dous-- vanadous, molybdous, mucidous, multifidous, nefandous, frondous, decapodous, lagopodous, tylopodous, steganopodous, heteropodous, gasteropodous, isopodous, and ligniperdous.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
18 Jan 07
You are right about polyphony and rupturewort. As for the others, I can't find definitions for vanadous, molybdous, mucidous, multifidous, nefandous, frondous, decapodous, lagopodous, tylopodous, steganopodous, heteropodous, gasteropodous, isopodous, or ligniperdous. My spell check doesn't recognize them either. Are you sure these are proper English words?
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
18 Jan 07
vanadous-Pertaining to, or containing, vanadium.similarly molybdous.They are terms pertaining to chemistry,physics and biology or medical related terms.even we say that there are only few terms that ends with gry.but there are lot of terms which end with gry other than angry,hungry.but these are arcane examples.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Good to know... thanks!
• United States
22 Jan 07
These are some cool little tid-bits of info. I was just reading a book last night called "Who Put The Butter In Butterfly". It's a book of things you never think of but are really interesting to find out how they came about.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Sounds like my kind of book -- I think I'll keep my eye out for that one!
@cuhkiz (569)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
wow. I love this facts! i can use it as a preference, it adds knowledge on my brain :) geez i love reading your discussion.
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