Monday, December 19, 2011

About English & More


"Stewardesses"
the longest word typed with only the left hand
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And "lollipop"
is the longest word typed with your right hand.

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No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple
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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

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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.
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The words 'racecar,'
'kayak' , and 'level'
are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
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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."

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

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
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A snail can sleep for three years.

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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)
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Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
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February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
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In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

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If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

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Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
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The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
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The cruise liner, QE 2

moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
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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.)
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The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

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There are more chickens than people in the world.
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Winston Churchill

was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!
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Now you know (a little) more than you did before!! 
Email from Se Jung Kim

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