Monday, November 28, 2005

Did You Know?

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to JustAskJudy.

Sweet Michele

has made me her site of the day, so hang around, read as much as you can, and come back often.

Here is something I received in email: full of interesting, but perhaps useless information. ENJOY! Edit: Utenzi says that half of these are incorrect, so you may want to see his comment and click on the link he provided to prove it. Thanks, Utenzi!

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
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.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds.
Dogs only have about 10.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
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 Fli ntstones 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.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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.

Now you know nearly everything!


Marie said...

No kneecaps? My son isn't yet 2... I'm going to have to check this out when he gets up!!!

I'm going to start a What About Betty Rubble campaign... bracelet, anyone?

Michele sent me... Happy Site of the Day!!

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Congrats on your honor!
Cool post. My kids have brought home this info from their enrichment programs and they remember much more than me!

Valerie said...

Congrats on being the site of the day. Way cool. I have seen that list before but it always surprises me. BTW here from Michele's.

blackbird said...

Michele sent me -- and there is SO much to do here...think I will stay a while.

Jugglernaut said...

Howdy! Michele sent me. I love the trivia bits.

Erin said...

Wow! Congrats on being site of the day! I haven't been to Michele's yet this morning, so I will probably be back to visit.

And, yes people, read! She is a wonderful, fun writer!!! Plus, she's just full of fun facts! LOL!

Congrats again and have a great day!

JustSue said...

Love the trivia! ...and good morning, Michele sent me!

Mr. Bee said...

You are correct. Those were all the facts that were missing from my vast storehouse of knowledge and you said...I know everything there is to know.

I moderate my comments so nothing that I don't approve gets posted on my Blog. YET...they keep trying to slip something by me. Idiots!

Sonia said...

Michele sent me today, but I love your blog always! It's very wit, interesting and fun!

srp said...

Infants are born with patellas or kneecaps, they are just cartilage and not bone. They ossify later. Infants can have dislocation of their patellas.

There is a syndrome with absent or under-developed patella and absence of thumbnails. A rare genetic disorder called Nail-Patella Syndrome, among other names.

Congrats again on being site of the day.

Finn said...

According to this, I am a snail, and I may stick out my tongue to the alligators in the lake in my backyard and there's nothing they can do about it - bwahaha!

The goldfish thing - I'm not really sure about that. My son's goldfish rush to the top of the tank every time I walk in the room (I'm the one who feeds them).

Hi - Michele sent me!

Plumkrazzee said...

"There are more chickens than people in the world" maybe the bird flu is their way of taking over. =) Kenju, noticed your comment about Beverly Lewis, I just met her books!

Erin said...

I'm baaack! This time I come visiting from Michele's. And of course she says Hello!

utenzi said...

Congratulations on being site of the day, Judy.

As for the "useless facts", about half of them are wrong so that does help the useless factor. LOL

Deana said...

Hi Judy, congrats on being the site of the day. I had no idea about Winston Churchill, you'd think we'd have heard that before.

Enjoy your day!

November Rain said...

cons for being site of the day
a little late but here via michelle

Jamie Dawn said...

Congrats on being Michelle's site of the day.

I seems to me that if we could sneeze with our eyes open, it would be very painful. Makes me shudder to think of it.

Cin said...

Hello, here via Michele's as well. Love the list - how fun!

Congrats on being site of the day!

YellowRose said...

Hello sweet Kenju! Congrats on being the site of the day! I am visiting via Michele today, but I would have been by anyhow!

Have you done any Christmas flowers yet? I'm beginning...I'll get it going this week!

Have a wonderful day!

terrilynn said...

Hope you're enjoying your day in Michele's sun!

She sent me this time, but you know I'd get here eventually on my own.

Arethusa said...

Hello Kenju, Michele sent me this time. ;) I loved the list and I liked catching up on your other posts. Very envious of your Two Frogs Hugging business card--I love to collect stuff like that!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Not so. Herewith:

I skimt on lunch so's I could have a Starbumt latte for dinner.

colleen said...

I feel so much smarter! And happier for saying HELLO! I heard you were site of the day via Melange! So michele and melagne sent me.

Pirate said...

No I didn't thanks. Now how do I get on Jeopardy?

used*to*be*me* said...

Very interesting. Congrats of SOTD!

rashbre said...

This is great. And I really like it when I'm out with friends and someone mentions a random fact that may or may not be true and everyone ends up arguing.

There are loads of good ones here which have that is it/isn't it? factor.

Just right as we approach the party season!

Here today from Michele's.


Shannin said...

Hi, Michele sent me!

I have always enjoyed reading your responses to her questions, so I'm glad to drop by and read a little more of you. As far as the word verification - ugh! I have dsylexia so it makes it especially hard for me!

sophie said...

Congrats on being site of the day! Interesting list--and Utenzi's debunking as well.

Adam said...

Very cool...

Star said...

Hello Kenju, and congrats on veing Michele's SOD.Well deserved!Enjoy it!

MissMeliss said...

Hiya, Kenju. Michele sent me, which is great, since I haven't visited in a while. Could have lived without the mucus information, though :)

jennypenny said...

Congratulations on being site of the day kenju! I have been away for a while and was happy to come back to you being site of the day. Enjoyed the useless yet so useful bits of information. Here from Michele's.

Bhakti said...

Very cool post! I found your site via MUSINGS (I love Sage's blog, don't you??).

I will visit often!


Lisa said...

Hi Judy!! I'm back, but here via Michele today.

I love that "facts" list. Maybe a fun thing to do would to make the very last one on the list be "Half of the things on this list are wrong. Can you guess which ones?"

Haha :-)

Bhakti said...

re: come back soon! Is this soon enough?? :)

I'm Blogrollin ya!


pia said...

Michele didn't send me but I like her and came here anyway, and my head is all filled with facts ;-)

Jennifer said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer lady. Michele knows what she's doing, doesn't she?

And now? I am ready to kick some tail in our annual Trivial Pursuit marathon...

Weary Hag said...

Congrats on this contest thing!!

These are great, Judy. I did not know that about the crocodile nor the shark. Having worked at the aquarium, I suppose I should be somewhat ashamed; yet strangely, I'm not. hahaha

Keep up the fine, fine blog.