Unbelievable but true...

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Unbelievable but true...

Postby udosuk » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:47 pm

Found this from somewhere else... Just think you pals here would be interested...

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The most common native language in the world is Mandarin (Chinese).

The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. ("America" as a whole.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 of the horse 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.

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

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

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".

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 ears by 700 times.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Most lipsticks contain fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

And finally: 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow...


Cheers...:D
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Re: Unbelievable but true...

Postby lunababy_moonchild » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:14 pm

udosuk wrote:Coca-Cola was originally green.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

And finally: 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow...


I knew these two and no I'm not going to try and lick my elbow!

Thanks for these.

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Re: Unbelievable but true...

Postby Smythe Dakota » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:39 pm

udosuk wrote:.... 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 ....

That one is singularly un-amazing. Just multiply it out longhand, the way they used to teach in 3rd grade:

Code: Select all
          111111111
        x 111111111
--------------------
          111111111
         111111111
        111111111
       111111111
      111111111
     111111111
    111111111
   111111111
+ 111111111
--------------------
  12345678987654321

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Postby udosuk » Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:30 pm

The fact that we have this "singularly un-amazing" item in this list makes the list itself more amazing I suppose...:D
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Postby Ruud » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:04 pm

The fact that the longhand form looks like a large 2 is truly amazing.:)

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Postby fermat » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:40 pm

Nope, a z.



Couldn't resist, it is a good thread, not a snoozer.
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:07 pm

fermat wrote:Nope, a z.

I beg to differ, I see a 2

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Postby Smythe Dakota » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:22 pm

lunababy_moonchild wrote:.... I beg to differ, I see a 2 ....

I guess the 111111111's on top, together with the line immediately under them, does give the impression of a curve at the top of a 2.

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Re: Unbelievable but true...

Postby Cec » Mon May 01, 2006 4:37 am

udosuk wrote:"... Just think you pals here would be interested..."

Thanks udosuk and other posts - most interesting
udosuk wrote:"And finally: 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow."

Make that 99.1%:)

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Postby udosuk » Mon May 01, 2006 6:28 am

Thanks for all the replies and the interesting arguments between "2" & "Z"... As for me, it looks like an italic i (used to represent the imaginary number)... Talk about peculiar imagination...

Still waiting for somebody claiming the ability to lick the elbow... There's bound to be exceptions for every "fact"... Perhaps some martial arts expert with the special talent to temporarily dislodge his/her shoulder joint?:!:
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon May 01, 2006 7:21 am

udosuk wrote:Still waiting for somebody claiming the ability to lick the elbow... There's bound to be exceptions for every "fact"... Perhaps some martial arts expert with the special talent to temporarily dislodge his/her shoulder joint?:!:

Or someone with an incredibly long tongue and nothing much else to do with their time:D

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Postby udosuk » Mon May 01, 2006 8:13 am

LOL... If someone has "an incredibly long tongue" it would just take a couple seconds to lick the elbow I suppose?!:D
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Postby MCC » Mon May 01, 2006 8:33 am

What you do is:

Print out the words 'Your elbow' on to sheet of paper, and then lick it. Simple:idea:

Or if you're going to be pedantic about it, print out 'My elbow' instead.



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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon May 01, 2006 8:43 am

MCC wrote:What you do is:

Print out the words 'Your elbow' on to sheet of paper, and then lick it. Simple:idea:

Or if you're going to be pedantic about it, print out 'My elbow' instead.



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Yeah but how much fun would that be?

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Unbelievablebut true

Postby Cec » Thu May 04, 2006 1:14 pm

udosuk wrote:"..Still waiting for somebody claiming the ability to lick the elbow...

No I could never do that but seated at a table with just a sheet of paper and pencil and my left hand tied to my left side I am able to write with my right elbow. How is this possible?

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