Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Absolutely useless information




A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
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Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
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The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
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A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
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A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
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A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
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During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.
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On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
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Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
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Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
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The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
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There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.
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The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
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The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
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If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
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Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
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The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
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The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
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The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
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By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
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Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
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Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
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Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
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Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
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An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
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The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
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The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
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Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other drawback to passing gas in such a confined space....
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Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
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The Guinness World Record for holding the most Guinness World Records is set by Ashrita Furman , who has broken 303 official Guinness World records

1 comment:

Never Fairy said...

Actually, the name Wendy was made up for the play - it came first! :)
For a Peter Pan adventure unlike any other:
Click!
And here's a great 'What if?' adventure (but it's not for the kids!): Click!
BELIEVE!