So, You Think You Know Everything ???

My thanks to the Vermont Varmint for emailing the following facts:


A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

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

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, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

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

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.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.


“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 cruise liner, QE2, 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.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

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

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.


There are more chickens than people in the world.

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.”

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.


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

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

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

Now you know everything


24 thoughts on “So, You Think You Know Everything ???

  1. So many fun facts I didn’t know. I did know how butterfies taste and tiger’s striped skin and stomach mucous – and yes, the kneecaps (patellae) are cartilaginous first! The rest – I was clueless!

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  2. Thank you for posting this. It has been interesting. I already knew some of the facts but not all. We are never to old to learn something new. However I can attest to the growing of the nose and ear thing, I am now 73 and starting to resemble my brother Augie, he had a big honker and huge ears, ugh but he was the best brother ever although he passed thirteen years ago. I still miss him. :o)

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    Watch and weep. Goldfish have a longer memory span and can learn.

    Or read and weep again:
    Winston’s mother may have been attending a dance when she went into labor and delivered him in the palace where the dance was held, but he wasn’t actually born until more than 24 hours later, long after the dance had ended and all the guests had departed. And the room where the birth took place wasn’t a ladies’ room at all but ordinary living quarters temporarily pressed into service as a cloakroom, as can be seen in photographs of Blenheim Palace. (The confusion may stem from the fact that ‘cloakroom’ is sometimes employed as a euphemism for ‘lavatory,’ but in this case ‘cloakroom’ was clearly used in its literal sense.)

    And another:
    Although it doesn’t show up on X-rays, your baby does in fact have kneecaps. They’re just not bony kneecaps. At birth, these kneecaps are still cartilage, and remain so for a few years. So all those spills and falls your toddler is taking aren’t going to be knee-breakers, just sponge-compressors. By the time your child is anywhere from 3 to 5 years old, those cartilage plates will have fully ossified into big-kid kneecaps, made of real bone.
    Really, if you bring on those lists, check them before you do so.

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