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got any u would like to share with us ?
here are a couple to get u started
did u know
an Elephant cant jump

u cany lick ur elbow

ur foot is suppose to be the size of ur elbow to ur wrist

sirloin steak was named sirloin because king henery the 8th loved the loin so much he knighted it Hence SirLoin (its true) LOL

got any others ?
 

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tomatoes don't float

A giraffe has no voice box

turtles have 5 hearts one in each limb and 1 in the body
 

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

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

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

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

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A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes (cough cough)

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

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

Some lions mate over 50 times a day (I wanna be a lion) lol

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue

Butterflies taste with their feet

A cat's urine glows under a black light
 

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While humans can hold their breath for about a minute on average, a beaver can hold its breath for over forty five minutes

Human eyes take a couple of minutes to adjust to the dark, and be able to see efficiently. A cat sees perfectly in the dark. Roughly six times better then a human.

A human’s mouth can hold, at most, a cup and a half of water at one time. An elephant’s trunk holds anywhere up to one and a half gallons of water.

The average shave will trim away somewhere between 20,000-25,000 hairs from a man’s face.
 

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Rat said:
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
Sh!t..that's me fooked then :(
Ants can live up to 16 years
plus one for you ;) A rat can last longer without water than a camel can
 

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Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat

Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage

The Ritz cracker was introduced to markets in 1934, but gourmets had to wait until 1953 for the invention of cheese in a can

The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting

You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36

Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe
 

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"gullible" is not in the English dictionary.

Why is it when you tell someone there are four billion stars in the sky, they believe you. But tell them the paint is wet and they have to touch it.

Why do we when hoovering always find a piece of cotton that just won't get sucked up. So we bend down, pick it up, examine it and then put it back on the floor to give the hoover just one more chance!
 

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

lol...wonder who was sad enough to work that one out.

: shocked2 :flame: :flame: : shocked2
 

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When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.

The maximum speed that raindrops can fall at is around 18mph, depending on their size.

A TV screen shows 24 pictures a second. Because a fly sees 200 images a second, it would see TV as still pictures with darkness in between.

Because of thermal expansion the Eiffel Tower is 15cm taller in summer.

On average, airliners will get struck by lightning once every year.

It takes the energy output of at least one power station to keep the traffic lights in the British Isles operating.

Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

The Moon is gradually moving away from the Earth and the tides are to blame. Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.

One kilogram of butter stores as much energy between its atoms as the same quantity of TNT.
 

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In Its ancient Form, the carrot was purple not orange

President Bush and Saddam Hussein both have their shoes made by the same Italian Shoemaker

Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do

Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks

In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes

In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed

During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match

The worlds youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

While 7 men in 100 have some form of color blindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it

Every three seconds, a new baby is born

There are 200 seeds on each strawberry

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second

It is illegal in Suadi Arabia to have a gorilla in the back seat of your car

Most lipsticks contain fish scales

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings

It is illegal to sell an ET doll in France. They have a law forbidding the sale of dolls that do not have human faces

A lightning strike in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed all 11 members of one soccer team while leaving the opposing team in the match untouched, leading to accusations of witchcraft by the survivors

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly

In England it is illegal to hang a bed out of a window

If Barbie were life size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet 2 inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human neck.

Bats always turn left when exiting from a cave

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched

The worlds strongest beer is 'Samuel Adams' Triple Bock, which has reached 17% alcohol by volume. To obtain this level, however, they had to use a champagne yeast

Madonna was once sacked from her job at Dunkin' Donuts for squirting jam at a customer

A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long.


Our ears never stop growing....Next time you visit Granny have a good look,bet her ears are above average in size!

A Blue whale's tounge is as big an an elephant

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants

The saying 'Mind your P's and Q's' comes from the time when alcoholic beverages were served/sold in Pints and Quarts. Thus, to mind your P's and Q's meant to be careful how much you drank

An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them

In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be lifted by the law if the driver is deemed either 'poorly dressed' or 'unbathed'.

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

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

The German team's away strip is green in honour of the fact that the first team who would play them after WWII was Ireland. They were shunned by all other nations.


Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.


The average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

Oprah is actually a typo. Her parents wanted to use the biblical name Orpah, but the midwife couldn't spell so it became Oprah

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

Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting. Dogs and wolves yawn as a sign of contentment

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white

In ancient Greece, women counted their age from the date they were married.

If you have a tapeworm in your stomach it will come up when you are asleep to lick the salt off your lips!

The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means "the king is dead.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist

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

In Shakespeare's time mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight

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

You burn 26 calories in a 1-minute kiss

Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away

If you wore a pair of glasses that made what you see appear up-side-down, after about six months your brain would work-out what was wrong and would adjust your vision to turn it the right way up. But upon taking the glasses off again the world would appear up-side-down, and again it would take about six months for your brain to rectify itself.

If you feed baking powder to a pigeon it will explode because it cannot fart

Lemon juice contains artificial lemon flavouring and yet washing up liquid contains the juice of real lemons.

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

Penguins are the only other animal who openly allow and participate in prostitution. While the males look after the eggs the females go off and sleep with other males who have more impressive nests. As payment they receive a stone from the males nest!

The bike ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is the same bike ridden by the Fonz in Happy Days

Pneumonoltramicroscopicsilicovolcanicoconiosis is the longest word in the English vocabulary

The largest sheep ever recorded was a Suffolk ram named Stratford Whisper, which weighed 247.2kg (514lb) and stood 1.09 tall.

BAT GUANO (poop) is an ingredient in most upscale cosmetics. It's called "guanine". Remember that as you kiss your wife/girlfriend

An octopus has a "mini brain" for each arm in addition to it's main brain!

Romans used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste! Yuck!

Snakes always keep their eyes open, even when they are asleep.

The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny

A blue whale eats up to 4 tonnes of krill everyday. This is equivalent to eating a fully grown African elephant every day

The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
 

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Frogs have an ear drum on the outside of their head.
Snakes always keep their eyes open, even when they are asleep.
Crickets have ears on their front legs.
Baby amarobia spiders eat their mothers when they are born.
Cobras are able to kill with a bite as soon as they are born.
Polar bears look white, but they actually have black skin.
The average cod deposits between 4 and 6 million eggs at a single spawning.

During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.
 

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sorry if i mentioned few from your post Nuts, will u blame me lol
Ur post wasn't on before.
 

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davidh said:
Pneumonoltramicroscopicsilicovolcanicoconiosis is the longest word in the English vocabulary.
it's spelled: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis :)
 

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davidh said:
Pneumonoltramicroscopicsilicovolcanicoconiosis is the longest word in the English vocabulary
MA said:
it's spelled: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis :)
MA can copy & paste better than Davidh :)
 

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Paul-K said:
MA can copy & paste better than Davidh :)
i didnt copy & paste, i know the spelling ;)
 

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riksta said:
You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36
lol, im sure when i was a kid i used to laugh my head off at the male horses sometimes, and knew they were the males without even going into the field lol
 

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digidude said:
lol, im sure when i was a kid i used to laugh my head off at the male horses sometimes, and knew they were the males without even going into the field lol

: shocked2 And can you do this with any other animals :Jester:
 

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i can tell a sheep from a cow at 300 meters, in the dark lol
 
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