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Post by T-Man on August 3rd 2008, 2:30 am

- You can't create a folder called 'con' in Microsoft Windows.
- All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
- The smallest human penis ever recorded was just 5/8 of an inch long.
- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
- About 1 in 30 people in the U.S. are in jail, on probation, or on parole.
- Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.
- The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
- Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
- The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- An average persons hand does 56% of the typing.
- The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.
- Some Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
- The only two animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
- Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!
- Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
- An octopus' testicles are located in its head.
- Oenophobia is the Fear of wines.
- The average person spends three years of his or her life on a toilet.
- The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South!
- Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
- The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one if its stars was a pig.
- Formicophilia is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals.
- China has more English speakers than the United States.
- All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
- The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.
- The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".
- A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
- A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.
- India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
- Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
- A snail can sleep for 3 years.
- The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
- In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.
- "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
- Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands.
- 55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn.
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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by Carl D on August 3rd 2008, 2:43 am

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

I can see why. eek

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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by Doreen on August 3rd 2008, 1:22 pm

T-Man wrote:- - An octopus' testicles are located in its head..


Well everything is in place when he is thinking with his...


little brain...

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Post by shanaya on August 3rd 2008, 1:41 pm

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

Yikes!!! Wait... I don't have to worry, I am a woman! Razz
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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by Doc on August 3rd 2008, 1:56 pm

- An average persons hand does 56% of the typing.

And the other 44% is done with what?
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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by Lowndsey. on August 3rd 2008, 10:28 pm

100% of my typing is done with 2 fingers

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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by George on August 4th 2008, 1:44 am

Cool facts.
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Post by Doreen on August 4th 2008, 11:20 am

Lowndsey. wrote:100% of my typing is done with 2 fingers


That is impressive actually.

I know a Dr. that types with 2 fingers as well. He is fast, as so you seem to be with your replies.


I can type with one hand, when I am holding a drink in the other. Much slower tho'.
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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by Lowndsey. on August 5th 2008, 6:19 am

http://www.computersmatter.org/forum/showthread.php?t=474

LOL stealing peoples thread again George?.. Don't have enough sense to make your own?

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Re: SOME INTERESTING FACTS...

Post by shanaya on August 5th 2008, 11:17 am

There are different ones all over the net.

http://www.davesdaily.com/interesting/40-interesting-facts.htm
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