19 January 2004

Strange Facts (via Lyn Evans) 

some of these facts are quite interesting!

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.

*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.

*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.

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

Ans. - All invented by women.

*A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

*A snail can sleep for three years.

*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!~!!!

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