Random stuff…

 

Thought you knew everything?…

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

 And ‘lollipop’ is the longest word typed with your right hand.
(Bet you just tried these 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.

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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 possibly still doubting any of this, are you ?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’
(Okay, admit it, you just went through ⤘a-e-i-o-u⤙ in your head)

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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  (And, some days I think I⤙m right there with them.)

A ‘jiffy’    is an actual unit of time, 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.

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.  (I know some people like that also . Actually I know A LOT of people like this!)

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!

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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 didn’t have dynamite.)

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.

Now you know a lot more than you did before!!

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Vending machine

A Canadian salesman checked into a futuristic hotel in Tokyo , Japan .

Realizing he needed a haircut before the next day’s meeting, he called down to the desk clerk to ask if there was a barber on the premises.

‘I’m afraid not, sir,’ the clerk told him apologetically, ‘but down the hall from your room is a vending machine that should serve your purposes.’

Skeptical but intrigued, the salesman located the machine, inserted $15.00, and stuck his head into the opening, at which time the machine started to buzz and whirl. Fifteen seconds later the salesman pulled out his head and surveyed his reflection, which reflected the best haircut of his life.

Two feet away was another machine with a sign that read,’Manicures, $20.00′.

‘Why not?’ thought the salesman. He paid the money, inserted his hands into the slot, and the machine started to buzz and whirl. Fifteen seconds later he pulled out his hands and they were perfectly manicured.

The next machine had a sign that read, ‘This Machine Provides a Service Men Need When Away from Their Wives, 50 cents.

The salesman looked both ways, put fifty cents in the machine, unzipped his fly, and with some anticipation, stuck his manhood into the opening. When the machine started buzzing, the guy let out a shriek of agony and almost passed out. Fifteen seconds later it shut off.

With trembling hands, the salesman was able to withdraw his tender unit…which now had a button sewn neatly on the end.

 

Did you know !

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Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450ºF.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

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The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight..

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

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Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements…

The Irish Farmer

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A farmer named Paddy had a car accident. He was hit by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company. In court, the Eversweet Company’s hot-shot solicitor was questioning Paddy.

‘Didn’t you say to the police at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?’ asked the solicitor.

Paddy responded: ‘Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I’d just loaded my fav’rit cow, Bessie, into da… ‘

‘I didn’t ask for any details’, the solicitor interrupted. ‘Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!’?’

Paddy said, ‘Well, I’d just got Bessie into da trailer and I was drivin’ down da road…. ‘

The solicitor interrupted again and said,’Your Honour, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question. ‘

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Paddy’s answer and said to the solicitor: ‘I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favourite cow, Bessie’.

Paddy thanked the Judge and proceeded. ‘Well as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my fav’rit cow, into de trailer and was drivin’ her down de road when this huge Eversweet truck and trailer came tundering tru a stop sign and hit me trailer right in da side. I was trown into one ditch and Bessie was trown into da udder. By Jaysus I was hurt, very bad like, and didn’t want to move. However, I could hear old Bessie moanin’ and groanin’. I knew she was in terrible pain just by her groans.

Shortly after da accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He could hear Bessie moanin’ and groanin’ too, so he went over to her.
After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.

Den da policeman came across de road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, ‘How are you feelin’?’
‘Now, wot da fock would you say?’

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Have a fabulous weekend !

 Raili Tanska

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45 thoughts on “Random stuff…

  1. Hysterical! I already knew only a few of these tidbits; the typing ones were brand new and wonderful (along with your comments). btw – where can I find those haircut and manicure machines? I’m in need of both (but I’ll sew on my own buttons, thank you very much – just as soon as I can find where I put them so I wouldn’t lose them!)
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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      1. 🙂 Pretty ugly, however, on blouses and winter coats. And then, of course, I’d have to locate the velcro, get out the sewing machine, clear off the table, etc.

        Always those blasted tiered tasks to power through through to accomplish much of anything in my ADD reality. Seldom can we head straight for the goal. Challenges! 🙂
        xx, mgh

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      2. Oh dear, you’re right. I was only thinking of the end result…. But I can see how blouses could get a bit ugly. Perhaps best stick to the old fashioned needle and thread, if you can find the eye of the needle. I’m needle eye challenged!

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    1. I used to be. But I’ve had to do so much of it over the years, that my fingers seem to now automatically find their way. As long as I don’t stop to think about it, lol. Thinking seems to confuse them 🙂

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  2. Great post, Raili. You really went for it this weekend with both jokes and interesting bits of information. And now I’m off to the equator, to lose weight. 🙂
    Actually, there are five words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous and sadecteradaffedirectawserderadopidous. If you don’t know the definition of the word, it’s this: a shocking and horrendous lie told by a friend that you thought you could trust to be honest and not make up shocking and horrendous lies. 🙂
    Oh, yes, I’m back 😀 😀 😀

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    1. LOL!!!! Good to have you back 🙂 I cobbled this post together from a few emails I have been sent… they mounted up as I didn’t post any funny stuff for a few weeks over Christmas New Year. Though I’d start off with a bang!

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