PSA-221228-40 More Bits of Wisdom

Numbers 19 and 20 scare the heck out of me.


  1. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

2. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

3. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

4. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

5. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

6. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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

8. A snail can sleep for three years.

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

10. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back 

of the $5 bill.

11. Almonds are a member of the peach family.

12. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

13. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 

to 6 years of age.

14. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

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

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

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

19. If the population of China walked  past you, in single file, the line would 

never end because of the rate of reproduction.

20. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average

of 6 months waiting at red lights.

21. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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

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

25. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears 

never stop growing.

26. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite   .

27. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

28. “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand 

and “lollipop” with your right.

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

30. The cruise liner,  QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that

it burns.

31. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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

letter of the alphabet.

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

34. The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read 

left to right or right to left (palindromes).

35. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

36. There are more chickens than people in the world.

37. There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous   .

38. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

39. There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

40. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

41. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only 

on one row of the keyboard.

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

43. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

44. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;

otherwise it will digest itself.

There,   now   you know just about everything

6 Responses

  1. Thanks. And to think I survived all these years without knowing these basic facts 🙂

    • Yes, it is amazing that humans can survive without knowing all these useless facts.

  2. The current president of the United States doesn’t have a single brain cell in his head. Neither do any of the people that voted for him.

    • He is probably hooked into a computer that is AI equipped.

      • For sure. I have been watching the week long non stop West Wing TV episodes I never got to see when the show was on and have become a real fan. I wish there was something similar on TY these days. Of course it’s a TV show but it really does give us common people an idea of how things are run in the White House, staff crises management and political personalities in constant rivalry. My point is I can’t imagine Bibben, Kamoooola and entire staff managing in a month what the TV show characterizes in just one episode and that’s frightening.

        • II too enjoyed watching West Wing when it aired, but I couldn’t take the extreme left wing agenda they messaged and quit.
          Your observation about the current POTUS and VPOTUS are spot on. Neither could find themselves out of a closed paper bag.

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