Another 20 irrelevant facts

Here is a list of 20 more irrelevant facts; again, sure to prompt both interesting discussions and prolonged silence.

  1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  2. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  3. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  4. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  5. “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.
  6. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  7. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  8. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  9. The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  10. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  11. The words ‘racecar’, ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
  12. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  13. There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  14. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
  15. There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
  16. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  17. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  18. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  19. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  20. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.


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