Friday, November 5, 2010


I present, for your reading enjoyment, some of the most worthless and useless "stuff" you have ever laid your eyes on! (But, it's fun!!!)

After reading this, you may just say "duh, I didn't know that." (But then again, who cares?) :-)

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

And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

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". (Are you doubting this?)

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. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

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. (I know some people that could do this too.!)

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

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, QE 2 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. (Good thing he did that.)

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

Women blink more than me do.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance

Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!

Now you know (a little) more than you did before!! Go forth and be intelligent!


  1. hi mikey,

    i thought all these fun facts were pretty interesting, even if they are useless. i got a good laugh. the only one i knew is that our eyes never grow. my younger son had huge eyes when he was born and of course, he grew into them. now the one about kneecaps, that's a little hard to believe. guess i need to find a little one to dispove my doubt.

    have a great weekend in the sun. we are having typical nw weather, rain, rain and more rain. oh well, we actually had 2 beautiful days this week-in the 70s. we broke a record for the hottest day in nov.

    teresa in lake stevens

  2. Very cute! One is wrong though, the domesticated animals. Silver Foxes have been domesticated in the last 60 years.

    Keep them coming Mikey!