Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kita tak belajar ni kat sekolah.....


- ‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’. ? (Are you doubting this?)

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

- The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you’re going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

- The words ‘racecar,”kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to ‘do’ this one.)

- There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You’re not doubting this, are you?)

- There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’ (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)

- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that’s about what my memory span is.)

- A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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

- A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too.!)

- Almonds are a member of the peach family.

- An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that also)

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

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

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

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

- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

- The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

- The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good thing he did that...)

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

- There are more chickens than people in the world.

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

- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Now you know more than you did before!!