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  • Things Most People Don't Know...

    OMG...I think this is my first topic in 2 years

    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Most dust articles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."
    The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

    Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

    "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    A pigs orgasm can last up to 30 minutes

    Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow

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    Very interesting!

    @ Walt Disney being afraid of mice! Never expected to hear that!
    Madonna Addict

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    • #3
      Hey! I knew most of these. Now I feel special.

      Didn't know that one about the duck's quack though... mysterious. How can that be?

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      • #4
        haha this was so much fun. My tongue was so close to my elbow, ugh, still couldn't lick it lol.

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        • #5
          Yeah love those facts! Really intersting
          These foolish games are tearing me apart

          My CHART

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          • #6
            LOL @ the pig orgasm!!
            tell the others you've gone to sea...

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            • #7
              how random...it looks like it's part of the facts that most people don't know about my 1st topic in 2 years

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              • #8
                Re: Things Most People Don't Know...

                Originally posted by NellyF
                No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
                I've just folded the paper napkin on my desk in half 8 times. And I know if I had access to very thin paper - say greaseproof paper which can also be folded into a nice, crisp edge - that I could fold it a ninth time.

                Some of the others are dubious, too.

                The duck quack one was proved false here by the University of Salford.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NellyF
                  "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
                  Not true - that would be "I".

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by irishguy28
                    Originally posted by NellyF
                    "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
                    Not true - that would be "I".
                    nope. If you just say "I" that wouldn't be a complete sentence, as it doesn't imply any action, and doesn't have any meaning seperatly. While "Go" implies an action and is a sentence.
                    Anyways thats what I think.

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                    • #11
                      "I" is a gramatically-correct response to a question such as "Who is it?" or "Who will go?" or "Who did that?". It does not require a predicate, as it is understood in the context.

                      Note that "me" is grammatically incorrect in each of these examples - "me" is the accusative form of the first personal singular pronoun (ie, used as subject), while in all these cases, the nominative case is required ("I" being the object - you wouldn't say "Me did that", for instance).

                      Furthermore, the verb "to be" is intransitive, so never takes an accusative - though of course, even most native speakers use the verb with a subject and object.

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                      • #12
                        I feel the need to bring this into play...

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions
                        Come Play: GUESS THE VIDEO!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Things Most People Don't Know...

                          Originally posted by irishguy28
                          Originally posted by NellyF
                          No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
                          I've just folded the paper napkin on my desk in half 8 times. And I know if I had access to very thin paper - say greaseproof paper which can also be folded into a nice, crisp edge - that I could fold it a ninth time.
                          That was on The Real Hustle recently were they showed paper can be folded up to 9 times with your bare hands with the right size paper, but nigh on impossible beyond that. I think they were using a sheet from a broadsheet newspaper but said it applied to anything bigger too.

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                          • #14
                            I always wondered about toothbrushes near a toilet. I keep mine in my bedroom and take it in when I need to use it.
                            Johnny wanted cream buns for his birthday tea...

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                            • #15
                              Wow those facts are very interesting. Thanks for posting

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by irishguy28
                                "I" is a gramatically-correct response to a question such as "Who is it?" or "Who will go?" or "Who did that?". It does not require a predicate, as it is understood in the context.

                                Note that "me" is grammatically incorrect in each of these examples - "me" is the accusative form of the first personal singular pronoun (ie, used as subject), while in all these cases, the nominative case is required ("I" being the object - you wouldn't say "Me did that", for instance).

                                Furthermore, the verb "to be" is intransitive, so never takes an accusative - though of course, even most native speakers use the verb with a subject and object.
                                ur so clever....i cudnt even understand half of that
                                MJ - the originator - you will be missed. :'(

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                                • #17
                                  All Irish have that amount of intelligence.

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                                  • #18
                                    Thanks very interesting ones, lol @ the pig's one
                                    Don't Worry, Cause You're Really Not That Hard to Replace.

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                                    • #19
                                      I wanna be pig just for one day
                                      nekoo.cz - follow me

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Things Most People Don't Know...

                                        Originally posted by NellyF
                                        Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow
                                        OMG how is this possible!

                                        I feel so stupid for trying to now!
                                        Blu Cantrell - "S.O.S." (Tell Me Where You At)

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                                        • #21
                                          A pigs orgasm can last up to 30 minutes

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                                          • #22
                                            You do realise that this list has been going around the internet since the days of newsgroups, right?
                                            This post is highly unlikely to be serious. Please treat it accordingly. Unless it's music-related, in which case I'm damn well right.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by nekoo3372
                                              I wanna be pig just for one day
                                              How am I not shocked at this comment???

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                                              • #24
                                                I'll add some more facts:

                                                The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only an elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

                                                A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

                                                On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

                                                Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

                                                Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

                                                The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

                                                The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA.

                                                Charlie Chaplin once won a third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

                                                The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

                                                Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

                                                Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
                                                Spades - King David
                                                Hearts - Charlemagne
                                                Clubs -Alexander, the Great
                                                Diamonds - Julius Caesar

                                                A snail can sleep for 3 years.

                                                An ant can survive for up to 2 weeks underwater.

                                                The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

                                                Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.


                                                thanks to Nimbus at Buzzjack Forum

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by nekoo3372
                                                  I wanna be pig just for one day
                                                  Oh dear. Nekoo, control your hornyness!

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