Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.
is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative
Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters
in alphabetical order.
toilets were in use in ancient Rome.
Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV
by a black artist.
is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting
only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.
and "isthmi" are the only six-letter words that begin
and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
is a contraction of "fourteen nights." In the US "two
weeks" is more commonly used.
is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order.
"One" is the only number with its letters in reverse
is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals
on Sloopy" is the official rock song of Ohio.
Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space,
sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.
"Kemo Sabe", meaning an all knowing one, is actually a mispronunciation
by Native American of the Spanish phrase, Quien lo Sabe, meaning
one who knows."
is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails.
as selfless as I am" can be read the same way backwards.
If you take away all the spaces you can see that all the letters
can be spelled out both ways.
About You" star Paul Reiser plays the piano on the show's
thousand" contains the letter A, but none of the words from
one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A.
can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence
contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman
strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing
is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i,
o, or u.
string," meaning "replacement or backup," comes
from the middle ages. An archer always carried a second string
in case the one on his bow broke.
of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he
shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the
Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking
about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil."
is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
are scientific names for which the genus and species are the same.
is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish,
Portuguese, and Dutch.
means "cool" in Thai. (Pronounced "tay").
sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in English.
is a seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using
consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein,
re, in, therein, and herein.
is the only word in the English language that begins and ends
with the letters "und."
$203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
1 and 2 are
the only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors
1 in 5,000
north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
in every 3 people in the country of Israel use a cell phone.
1 kg (2.2
pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.
miles of telephone wire are strung across the Unites States.
of saliva is produced each day. In Discovery Channel, its a quart.
of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
10% of human
dry weight comes from bacteria
11% of the
world is left-handed.
111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321
1 pound (72 rupees).
cars are being driven on highways in the United States.
pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States.
1959's A Raisin
in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be produced
2 and 5 are
the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.
dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.
23% of all
photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them
and photocopying their buttocks.
25% of a human's
bones are in its feet.
die every day.
of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
27% of U.S.
male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential
3% of all
mammals are monogamous
in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
in the 1996 Webster's dictionary were mispelled.
of ketchup has about the same amount of nutrition as a ripe tomato.
40% of all
people who come to a party snoop in your medicine cabinet.
40% of McDonald's
profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
43.7% of all
statistics are made up right on the spot
48% of astronauts
experience motion sickness.
52% of Americans
55.1% of all
US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
people go to Major League baseball games each year
pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of fertilizer are
used annually on lawns in the US.
78 rpm albums,
used prior to 1948, were only capable of recording for four minutes.
It wasnt until later that year that Columbia Records introduced
33 rpm albums capable of playing 23 minutes per side.
80% of animals
on earth are insects.
80% of arrested
criminals are male.
Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was
named Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into
One in ten
people live on an island.
84% of a raw
apple is water.
It takes more
calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to
85% of men
who die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to have
been cheating on their wives.
tons of paper are used in the United States each year.
28% of Africa
is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.
once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
90% of bird
species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.
90% of New
York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.
98% of all
murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the
98% of the
weight of water is made up from oxygen.
99% of the
pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.
A "2 by 4"
is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
A "Blue Moon"
is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).
away" is 1/48 of an inch.
is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second
is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
A 1,200-pound horse
eats about seven times it's own weight each year.
A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate
bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230
A 10-gallon hat
actually only holds about 3/4 gallon.
A 14-year old French
girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could
knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact
with her received an electrical shock.
A 17 year old girl
from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January'66 ant continued
till 8th June'66.
A 6 pound sea-hare
can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.
A 7-year study,
which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were
caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.
A acre of coffee
trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts
to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.
A B-25 bomber crashed
into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
A Baboon called
"Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World
A bat is the only
mammal that flies.
A bathometer is
an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.
A bean has more
DNA per cell than a human cell
A bee could travel
4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it
would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just
sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.
A beaver's teeth
never stop growing.
A bibliophile is
a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.
A bird requires
more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
A Blue Earth, Minnesota,
law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the
telephone unless monitored by a parent.
A blue whales heart
only beats nine times per minute.
A body decomposes
four times as fast in water than on land.
A Boeing 747's wingspan
is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
A bowling pin only
needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
A broken clock is
right at least twice a day.
A butterfly can
look at you through 12,000 eyes.
A Californian doctor
has set the record of eating 17 bananas in two minutes.
A Canadian tattoo
artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.
A capon is a castrated
A cat has 32 muscles
in each ear.
A cat has 4 rows
A cat uses it's
whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
A chameleon can
move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
A chameleon's tongue
is twice the length of its body.
A Cheetah at full
speed takes strides of 8 meters.
A cheetah is the
fastest animal, clocked in at: 70mph.
A chef's hat is
tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in
the kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp,
keeping the head cool.
A Chicago law forbids
eating in a place that is on fire.
A chicken who just
lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping
A chimpanzee can
learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
A citizen of Calcutta,
India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches.
A cluster of bananas
is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as
A cockroach can
live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
A cockroaches favorite
food is the glue on the back of stamps.
A company, Warner
Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy
A Cornish game hen
is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs
no more than 2 pounds.
A cough releases
an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
A cow gives nearly
200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A cow produces 200
times more gas a day than a person.
A crocodile cannot
stick its tongue out.
A crocodiles tongue
is attached to the roof of its mouth.
A cucumber is 96%
A Dalmatian is the
only dog that can get gout.
A day on the planet
Mercury is twice as long as its year.
A decree declares
that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it
is all used up.
A dentist invented
the Electric Chair.
A device invented
sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam
engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler.
A diamond will not
dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
A dime has 118 ridges
around the edge. A quarter has 119.
A dog can hear high
frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.
A donkey will sink
in quicksand but a mule will not.
A dragonfly can
fly 25 mph.
A dragonfly has
a life span of 24 hours.
A dragonfly is also
known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger"
and "devil's steelyard".
A Fag is to work
hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called
A fagot is a bundle
of sticks or a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling
or hammering at high temperature.
A father Emperor
penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect
his eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap.
During this entire time he doesn't eat a thing. Most father penguins
lose about 25 pounds while they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward,
they feed the chicks a special liquid from their throats. When the mother
penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat
A father sea catfish
keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch.
He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
A female ferret
will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A female mackerel
lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
A female swine or
sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples.
A fetus acquires
fingerprints at the age of three months.
A fingernail or
toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
A fish's memory
span is 3 seconds.
A five and a half
year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical
Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was
otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat.
A flea can jump
350 times is own body length. (say..you jumping the length of a soccer
A flock of sheep
grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money
for the Red Cross during World War I.
A fly always jumps
backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.
A fly hums in the
middle octave, key F.
A foal is a baby
A full moon is nine
times brighter than a half moon.
A full-grown bear
can run as fast as a horse.
A full-grown pumpkin
has about 15 miles of roots.
A ghost writer pens
an anonymous book.
A giant squid has
eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big
your computer screen is..)
A giraffe and rat
can go longer without water than a camel can.
A giraffe can clean
its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some
amazing stuff too.
A goldfish has a
memory span of 3 seconds.
A googol is a 1
followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked
his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came
up with this word.
A grasshopper needs
a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to
A group od geese
on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.
A group of crows
is called a murder.
A hamlet is a village
without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.
A hard-boiled egg
will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
A healthy (non-colorblind)
human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
A healthy individual
releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17
oz. in a day.
A hedgehog's heart
beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute
A hedgehog's skin
is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its
mouth and its ass.
A herd of forty-five
thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore,
where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on
for two days.
A hinny is the offspring
of a female donkey.
hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child
A hippopotamus can
run faster than a man can.
A Holstein's spots
are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same
pattern of spots.
A honey bee must
tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey
A honey bee travels
an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey
consists of 29,184 drops.
A honeybee can fly
at fifteen miles per hour.
A horse can sleep
A Horse has 18 more
bones than a Human.
A human being loses
an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
A human has a bone
just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails
A human head remains
conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
A human's scent
membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is
about the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times
that of a humanThanx liz chell
A humming bird flaps
its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute.
A hummingbird weighs
less than a penny
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