I just received this email from a friend, listing a number of unusual facts, so I thought I'd share it with my lovely followers and visitors...

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

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

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".

Our eyes 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.

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

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.

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

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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.

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 microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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

There are more chickens than people in the world.


  1. Loved the bit about the snail best of all... could do with all that rest!

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  3. Interesting tidbits! Found your blog on twitter. Stop by mine when you get a chance.

  4. Fascinating facts! I've been entertaining my husband with them for the past few minutes:).

  5. I think I enjoyed every one of them. That's kind of eerie about Feb. 1865 and no full moons . . . And, I could do with some snail-like sleep right about now!

    ♥ Mary Mary

  6. I loved this Blog, such interesting snippets of information...thank you!

  7. I love this post. I learned a lot.

    I had to look up the Niagara Falls in 1932 and found an interesting picture.

    Now I know that my eyes are the same size since birth.

  8. Thanks for commenting on my rather odd post, guys! It's so lovely to know my blog is being read by such a great bunch of people!!


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