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    More interesting trivia...

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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

    "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    Compassion is the basis of all morality.
    The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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    Dammit, I tried to lick my elbow before I read that!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8
    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
    Hedgehogs can ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
    78 percent of all facts using percentages are made up on the spot.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    I have one to add to the list for ya racefan.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "ORANGE."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4
    78 percent of all facts using percentages are made up on the spot.
    I love that!!!
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    Compassion is the basis of all morality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH FANATIC
    I have one to add to the list for ya racefan.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "ORANGE."
    Neither does "SILVER"

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8
    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
    That fact about IU is actually untrue. As I learned last year when discussing that "fact." Also, I stopped reading the list for at least 30 seconds to make numerous attempts at licking my elbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveWalkinIn
    That fact about IU is actually untrue. As I learned last year when discussing that "fact." Also, I stopped reading the list for at least 30 seconds to make numerous attempts at licking my elbow.
    LOL - 30 seconds? Any luck?

    Likely most of these are untrue. Still fun to ponder
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8
    LOL - 30 seconds? Any luck?

    Likely most of these are untrue. Still fun to ponder
    "Mytbusters" actually did the one about a duck quack. I believe the results were inconclusive - they had a really hard time getting the ducks to quack when they needed them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8
    LOL - 30 seconds? Any luck?

    Likely most of these are untrue. Still fun to ponder
    No luck licking my elbow. I just tried it again, and I'm not 100% sure, but it seems that I'm coming up about 2 inches short. I was trying so hard that I think I strained my neck.

    With the IU thing, almost everybody here thinks that the library story is true. But I ended up reading something about it online saying it wasn't true on an official IU site. Wish I could find it again, but somebody showed it to me when we were arguing about whether or not it was true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveWalkinIn
    No luck licking my elbow. I just tried it again, and I'm not 100% sure, but it seems that I'm coming up about 2 inches short. I was trying so hard that I think I strained my neck.
    DOH!!! So sorry! Head over to the Links Bar for some tonic to soothe that.
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
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    This has been posted here before (I think I may have posted it a year or so ago), but it is fun to read none the less.

    Quote Originally Posted by racefan8
    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
    This has been proven to be not true. A duck's quack does echo.
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