April 27 2001

Fascinating Facts! True! Amazing!

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FASCINATING FACTS: Brought to you by your friends at AugustDreams.

The words racecar, kayak and radar are the same when read forwards or backwards.

"a man a plan a canal panama" is another palindrome.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. (Wow. I usually have two pieces. I'm not really pulling my weight.)

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (and you'd have no friends left...)

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. (Every hair? Ouch.)

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds but dogs only have about ten.

No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. (I fear death by spiders)

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. (Damn, that's weird.)

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. (Who got to feed beer to ants to find this out? Man, all the good jobs are taken.)

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (Why am I not surprised? I knew they were all closet sadists. Remember folks, you heard it here first!)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know a few people like that...)

All polar bears are left handed. (And how much did they spend finding out that vital bit of information?)

The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. (I once got hit by a champagne cork in the back of a limo during one of my many stints as a bridesmaid. It left a hell of a bruise. Guess I should be glad it didn't kill me!)

Have a great day!

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