Facts – Part II

So you think you know everything…

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.
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 sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
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.”
There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

There, now you know everything!

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: Image Chef

  52 comments for “Facts – Part II

  1. May 21, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Thank you for sharing, I hope I can remember all these. Very interesting facts.

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Well, if you remember a couple of them you can wow a group at some point. πŸ™‚

  2. May 21, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I quite enjoyed reading those I only knew a couple of them, well I'm off to put my rubber bands in the fridge y-)
    Have a facttastic day Sandee :-h

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

      You crack me up Steve. Love you to pieces. πŸ™‚

  3. May 21, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Poor Betty Rubble… Where's the Love?

    My former last name only uses the left hand for typing. Did you know THAT? ha!

    Have yourself a splediferous day! big hugs x0x0

    • May 21, 2015 at 2:37 am

      And so you'll know everything, my first name is also typed entirely with the left hand! y-)

    • May 21, 2015 at 8:13 am

      It's nice to meet you, Barbara Stewardesses.

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

      It's not fair that Betty wasn't included. No love at all. πŸ™‚

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

      I know that now Barb. πŸ™‚

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Bwahahahahaha to Kismet. You crack me up. πŸ™‚

  4. May 21, 2015 at 4:44 am

    And the longest word in English that has only one vowel is "strengths".

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

      See they should have added this one. πŸ™‚

  5. May 21, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Wow, someone did a l lot of research and must have had a lot of time on their hands. That are terrific. Interesting that there are more chickens than people in the world. All very interesting facts. Thanks Sandee. And Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have on heck of a day.

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Someone had way too much time on their hands actually.

      Scritches to all the babies. πŸ™‚

  6. May 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Interesting list! I remember typing, ""The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" way back in high school typing class. I was quite shocked about the stomach mucus.

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

      I was too. Makes sense, but I didn't have a clue about the stomach. πŸ™‚

  7. May 21, 2015 at 5:18 am

    these are great! I learned a lot! Peanuts are used in dynamite? Wow! xoxo

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Yep, stuff that you just have to know. πŸ™‚

  8. May 21, 2015 at 5:56 am

    the factoid "The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet." I remember typing that when taking typing in high school. Have a great day!

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Me too and didn't know the importance either. πŸ™‚

  9. May 21, 2015 at 6:11 am

    But would I remember all this if ever I am asked? No, my brain is old and has too many other things randomly stored, and not sorted. Hahaha

    Scritches to LB…and big hugs to you, honey…

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

      I'm with you on this Sandy. I'll not remember them either. πŸ™‚

  10. May 21, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Why won't my stomach digest its fat?

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

      I would like an answer to that too. πŸ™‚

  11. May 21, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Who have to wonder, who thinks this stuff up? People with entirely too much time on their hands, like us retired folks. Inquiring minds want to know. πŸ™‚

    • May 21, 2015 at 8:11 am

      It sounds like you just gave yourself an assignment. Report back soon.

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:44 am

      I thought the same thing. Kind of like a government study on something no one really needs to know just to spend a bunch of money. πŸ™‚

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Driller has better things to do than this. I'm very sure of that. πŸ™‚

  12. May 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I know, I know, I know that my nose continues to grow. You'd think that I was lying all the time. Ha,ha,ha. Have a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

      You're being silly today Paul and I like that.

      You have a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon too. πŸ™‚

  13. May 21, 2015 at 11:23 am

    That's funny about the chocolate bar. And I wonder how many people sang 'The State Song' from their youth to test the one-syllable theory. πŸ˜‰ Ala——bama and Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas… πŸ˜€

    • May 21, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I didn't know about the chocolate bar either. Very interesting indeed. πŸ™‚

  14. May 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Poor Betty Rubble is always left out! πŸ™‚ So many things that I didn't know but I do now although not sure I'll remember!

    Happy almost holiday weekend Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • May 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Not fair at all that Betty Rubble got left out.

      Happy almost holiday weekend to you too. Scritches to the babies. πŸ™‚

  15. May 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    After reading this I would concur, I know nothing! That eye size things is kind of a mind blower. I had no idea!

    • May 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      All of it is kind of weird. I think anyway. πŸ™‚

  16. May 21, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    More chickens than people? I'm doing my part to put humans in the lead

    • May 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Me too Ann, me too. πŸ™‚

  17. May 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    My lesson for the day, However I knew that about chickens!

    • May 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      I didn't but it makes sense. πŸ™‚

  18. May 21, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Okay, now I'm paying too much attention to how much of my typing is done by my left hand as opposed to my right one!

    • May 22, 2015 at 7:11 am

      We're all doing that Stephanie. πŸ™‚

  19. May 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Poor Betty is underrepresented

    • May 22, 2015 at 7:11 am

      It's not fair one bit is it? No, it's not. πŸ™‚

  20. May 22, 2015 at 12:40 am

    And I lglanced three times on my keyboard while reading this πŸ™‚ hahaha!!

    • May 22, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Most of us did Rocks. πŸ™‚

  21. May 22, 2015 at 9:47 am

    It's funny, the more I learn the more I feel like I don't know anything.

    • May 23, 2015 at 7:35 am

      It's true. I feel the same way Jason. πŸ™‚

  22. May 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    They use Charlie Brown and Snoopy to make dynamite?

    • May 23, 2015 at 7:35 am

      You're a silly man Binky. πŸ™‚

  23. May 23, 2015 at 12:20 am

    That last one is kind of creepy. I will admit I googled the rhyme one for silver and month, but no luck. Great lists. Interesting and fun.

    • May 23, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Yes it is and I didn't know it either. I think about my stomach a lot now. πŸ™‚

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