Diatribe Facts du Jour
Safe way to double your money? Fish-scale lipstick?
Negative calory veggies? No-bean Astronauts?

315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A cat’s urine glows under a black light.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

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

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour.

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

Believe nothing until it has been officially denied.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

Celery has negative calories - it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying

Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush (… thinking about leaving your toothbrush in the living room now?).

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. Why this is a hoax!

Donkeys kill more people annually than plan crashes.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”.

Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Fitness: if it came in a bottle everyone would have a great body.

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

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

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs – but not downstairs.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time – the beginning of multi-tasking. Leonardo Da Vinci also invented scissors, and it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton.

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

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

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

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode. FALSE! “In live film and a show that aired on the National Geographic Channel (The Whale That Ate Jaws), it’s shown that orcas will kill a shark by holding them upside down, producing a state called tonic immobility that causes the shark to cease all struggles and go completely still. Since sharks need to continuously swim in order to move water through their gills and breathe, the orca essentially suffocates the shark to death. In any event, it’s more likely that a dolphin, such as an Atlantic bottlenose, would employ a torpedoing tactic, most likely to protect its podmates.”
Thanks to Emily - see also http://video.tiscali.it/canali/truveo/2258968856.html.

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.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Polar bears are left-handed.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Some folks are wise and some otherwise.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Starfish have no brains.

“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 catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter “i” is called a “tittle”.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer (… so did the first Marlboro Man).

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola. The person behind all these was was William Lear who, after the car radio made him a wealthy man, went on to develop both the 8 track tape player and the Lear Jet.

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

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified Kosher.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

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

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

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

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before.

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.

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

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

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver.

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.”

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

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

Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise (… since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you?).

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

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