Strange Things You Likely Didn’t Know

Strange Things You Likely

Didn’t Know ???

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and

down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen

in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

(That explains a few mysteries….)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per

side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,

purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space

because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will

instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who

discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down

so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in

the USA.”

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which

stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player

for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot

sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a

piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin

look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman

to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book

most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thanks to Deborah for submitting this!!

And another via email –this comes by Suzie T….

In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and

down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen

in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

(That explains a few mysteries….)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per

side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,

purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space

because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will

instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who

discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down

so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in

the USA.”

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which

stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player

for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot

sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a

piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin

look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman

to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book

most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thanks to Deborah for submitting this!!

And another via email –this comes by Suzie T….

In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Strange Things You Likely

Didn’t Know ???

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and

down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen

in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

(That explains a few mysteries….)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per

side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,

purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space

because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will

instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who

discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down

so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in

the USA.”

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which

stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player

for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot

sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a

piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin

look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman

to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book

most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thanks to Deborah for submitting this!!

And another via email –this comes by Suzie T….

In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

You can find more right here……

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About Michelle

I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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