ID Lounge Amazing facts

Discussion in 'ID Members Lounge' started by helenheaven, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SOME OF THESE BEFORE, VERY INTERESTING THOUGH:

    Amazing facts u may never have known

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start
    with.

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    A snail can sleep for three years

    People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

    The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the english language.

    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    Spades - King David

    Clubs - Alexander the Great

    Hearts - Charlemagne

    Diamonds - Julius Caesar

    (111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321)

    If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

    If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle

    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    Question: What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

    Answer: All invented by women

    Question: This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?
    Answer: Honey

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.


    All polar bears are left handed.

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

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

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

    The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

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

    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
    And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
     
  2. DreamLandMafia

    DreamLandMafia Premium Member

    Ummm....noooo...North America....South America
     
  3. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Fair enough.

    My ignorance is now denied
     
  4. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    I thought of that as well, but then I just thought they were talking about America only. Although, they are two different continents, but one is south and the other is north. ;)

    BTW... I wonder what crazy things an ANT will do when it is drunk... ha ha Walk on two legs? :lol:

    Also, the pig thing... what if the pig layed on its back? :lol: Ok, enough with the technicalities... ha ha

    BTW.. great list... I did not know most of those. The tounge twister was hard enough to say very slowly.. :lol:

    [Edited on 8-10-2004 by JcMinJapan]
     
  5. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    LMAO I looked at my elbo and thought about trying to lick it before I read the last item on your list !!!
     
  6. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    That is freaking me out. Tell me more.


    Women blink more than men. So men! start blinking if you want to have good looking eyes!! Blinking alot is actually exercising the muscle so it stay healthy. Who know, you might even live longer.

    So bless you is a revive?

    [Edited on 8-10-2004 by tablet]
     
  7. Gravare

    Gravare Premium Member

    the elbow thing is either not true or im just wierd, cuz i can lick my elbow! on the tip too, not just the side!!!!lol, seriously though, i can.
     
  8. DucKid

    DucKid Premium Member

    I have great self control because I didn't lick my elbow! BTW- North America and South America don't start and end with the same letter!
    That scared me! All who live in New York, beware!
    That's true for me. I fear spiders more than death. Probably because I watch the show "Dead Like Me"! :D
     
  9. DucKid

    DucKid Premium Member

    Crud! I tried to lick my elbow!