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 thoughts on “Facts – Part II

  1. Barb says:

    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

  2. Marg says:

    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.

  3. Jean R. says:

    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.

  4. Kathe W. says:

    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!

  5. mail4rosey says:

    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˜€

  6. BeadedTail says:

    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!

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