Amusing Irrelevant Facts

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2006 at 9:28 pm

      [COLOR=red][SIZE=+1]Amusing Irrelevant Facts[/SIZE]
      [COLOR=red][B]1.[/B] Walter Cavanaugh, “Mr. Plastic Fantastic,” has 1,196 different valid credit cards.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]2.[/B] The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]3.[/B] In 1987, a 1,400-year-old lump of still-edible cheese was unearthed inIreland.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]4.[/B] There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]5.[/B] In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]6.[/B] Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]7.[/B] If an orangutan belches at you, watch out. He’s warning you to stay out ofhis territory.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]8.[/B] Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought hemight be retarded.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]9.[/B] In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]10.[/B] About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still sittingon it.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]11.[/B] In 1984, a New Jersey man opened a summer camp for Cabbage Patch dolls.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]12.[/B] You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any otherweather.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]13.[/B] How can you tell when a gorilla is angry? It sticks its tongue out.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]14.[/B] According to one poll, nearly 3/4 of all American women wear a bra that isthe wrong size.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]15.[/B] In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary formally married her 50-pound pet rock.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]16.[/B] The first sperm banks opened in 1964; they were located in Tokyo and Iowa City.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]17.[/B] In 1980, the Yellow Pages accidentally listed a Texas funeral home underfrozen foods.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]18.[/B] Cold showers actually increase sexual arousal.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]1[/B][/COLOR][COLOR=red][B]9.[/B] ,200 college students streaked at the same time in Boulder, CO in 1974.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]20.[/B] In 1977, a 13-year-old boy discovered a tooth growing on his left foot.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]21.[/B] In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out oftoast.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]22.[/B] In the early ’80s, a toad was discovered that meows instead of croaking.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]23.[/B] In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]24.[/B] About 96% of all American children can recognize Ronald McDonald.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]25.[/B] An average person laughs about 15 times a day.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]26.[/B] Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recentlyeaten bananas.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]27.[/B] Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]28.[/B] The average human has seven sex fantasies in a day.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]29.[/B] The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]30.[/B] The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.[/COLOR]

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2006 at 1:49 pm

      [B]A cow worth $1.3 million, hope it tasted good.[/B]:D

    • Anonymous
      August 24, 2006 at 1:15 pm

      [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The milk of a [U]Camel[/U] doesn’t curdle![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]A [U]Hippopotamus[/U] can run faster than a human![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]One drop of poisonous sweat from the brightly colored [U]Dart-Poison Frog[/U] can kill thousands of people![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Some [U]Hummingbirds[/U] weigh less than a U.S. penny![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Cows[/U] have four stomachs![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]starfish[/U] are able to turn their stomachs inside out![/COLOR][/SIZE]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The horn of a [U]Rhinoceros[/U] is made from compacted hair![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Porcupines[/U] float in water![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The unmistakable quack of a [U]Duck[/U] doesn’t echo![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]It takes about one year for a [U]Lobster[/U] to reach a weight of one pound![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Giraffes[/U] are able to clean their ears with their lo-o-ong tongues![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The color may change, but the pattern on a [U]Giraffe’s[/U] coat is unique to each animal and remains unchanged throughout its lifetime—similar to a fingerprint.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Cheetahs[/U] are the only cats without retractable claws![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Dogs[/U] have about 10 vocal sounds, while [U]Cats[/U] can create more than 100![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Sharks[/U] can grow a new set of dangerous teeth in just one week![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The eye of an [U]Ostrich[/U] is bigger than its brain![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Horses[/U] can actually sleep standing up![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Goats[/U]’ eyes have rectangular pupils[/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Jellyfish[/U] are 95% water![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]You can hear the roar of a [U]Lion[/U] up to a mile away![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Some [U]Penguins[/U] can jump six feet into the air![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Emperor Penguins[/U] breed every three years, then lay only one egg![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Kangaroos[/U] and [U]Emus[/U] can’t walk backwards![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Cat[/U] urine glows under a black light![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Raccoons[/U] often wash their food before eating![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The songs of the [U]Humpback Whale[/U] can last 20 minutes and change year to year![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]All [U]Ladybugs[/U] have either two, nine, or fifteen spots![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]It can take a full month for the [U]Three-Toed Sloth[/U] to digest a meal![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Lowland Gorillas[/U] always abandon a feeding site before the vegetation is one, leaving enough growth to rejuvenate the area![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]A [U]Black Panther[/U] is actually a leopard, not a separate cat species![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Soon after birth, a [U]flounder’s[/U] left eye gradually moves over to the right side of its head so it can still see while laying flat on the ocean floor![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Peregrine Falcons[/U] can see prey at least 3,000 feet away![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Some birds, like [U]Warblers[/U] or [U]Killdeer[/U], pretend their injured to lure predators away from their nests![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Unlike most birds, [U]Eagles[/U] and [U]Osprey[/U] keep adding to the same nest year after year![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

      [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Chimney[/U] [U]Swifts[/U] use their own sticky saliva to glue sticks and twigs into nests![/COLOR][/SIZE]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Baltimore[/U] [U]Orioles[/U] create sack-like nests by weaving materials together with their beaks![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The extinct [U]Elephant Birds[/U] of Madagascar stood up to 10 feet tall and laid 18-pound eggs![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The excrement of baby [U]Bluebirds[/U] is contained in small fecal sacks, which mom and dad neatly remove from their nest![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]When hearing a distress call, birds of different species may team together to fight a predator![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][COLOR=red][SIZE=2]Scientists estimate that there [/SIZE][SIZE=2]are at least 200 million times more [U]insects[/U] than people![/SIZE][/COLOR][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Cockroaches[/U] have been known to live for several weeks after having their heads cut off![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]After finishing a meal, [U]House Flies[/U] regurgitate their food and eat it again![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]One species of [U]Earthworm[/U] in Australia can grow up to 10 feet in length![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Honey bees[/U] make and eat “bee bread,” a mixture of honey and pollen![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

      [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]The largest known [U]Ant[/U] colony in the world consists of billions of ants and stretches approximately 3,700 miles along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Bombardier Beetles[/U] keep enemies at bay by emitting toxic chemicals from their anal glands![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red]Although [U]Rhubarb[/U] stalks are cooked into a variety of delicious treats, the leaves are poisonous![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Orchids[/U] are the largest family of flowering plants with approximately 35,000 species![/COLOR][/SIZE][/LEFT]

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      [LEFT][SIZE=2][COLOR=red][U]Strawberries[/U] are actually part of the rose family, and are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]

    • Anonymous
      August 25, 2006 at 12:54 pm

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

      “Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

      The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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

      In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

      Sherlock Holmes never did say “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

      The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you can’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


    • Anonymous
      August 25, 2006 at 8:38 pm

      [COLOR=red]Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

      Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

      There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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

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

      There are more chickens than people in the world.

      Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

      The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”

      On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

      All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.

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

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

      All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

      Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

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

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

      Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”

      A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

      An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

      Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

      In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

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

      The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

      A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

      A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

      A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

      It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

      The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

      In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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

      Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister and was a sniper in Vietnam.

      The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

      There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

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

      … now you know everything.
      😀 [/COLOR]

    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2006 at 8:30 am

      *Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2006 at 2:19 pm

      thanks for the strange fact on the sloth-my son used it in his sloth paragraph today! he thought this list was very interesting-he has been using these facts to stump his grandparents, aunt, sister and dad! that’s my little man!!:)

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2006 at 11:37 pm

      • The most extras ever used in a movie was 300,000, for the film Gandhi in 1981.

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2006 at 8:09 am

      A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.
      The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.
      Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
      The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
      In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones – Bhutan.
      Every person has a unique tongue print.
      Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
      Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
      Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
      Bubble gum contains rubber.
      You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
      Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
      The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
      Even if you cut off a cockroach’s head, it can live for several weeks.
      Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
      The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
      Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
      In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
      A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
      About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
      It’s against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
      Some toothpaste’s contain antifreeze.
      Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
      Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991.
      Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
      There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2006 at 8:11 am

      Most lipstick contains fish scales.
      Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
      Mosquitoes have teeth.
      Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
      Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
      The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
      When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
      Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
      27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is “a meaningless existential hell.”
      In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
      Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant “plenty of excrement.”
      Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
      “Kemo Sabe” means “soggy shrub” in Navajo.