Things you NEED to know

  1. Weird Things You Would Never Know!!

    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

    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. (can you say ouch!!?)

    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 will try to lick their elbow.

    Don't forget to pass these weird facts on to everyone you know. They will get a kick out of it !!

    You tried to lick your elbow, didn't you?

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  3. by   Beach_RN
    Yes I did Dave! I did try to lick my elbow.... and your right.. Can't do it!

  4. by   NurseDennie
    Interestingly enough, no sheet of paper, no matter how thin or how big can be folded in half more than..... oh bother. Some specific number. I'm thinking 8. Have you heard this?

    Another true (I think) but disgusting bit of information is that every time a house fly lands on something, it deficates which I think I read they do by throwing up.

    I'm so ashamed of passing these things on without being specific and/or checking their factuality. But I'm doing it anyway, because I think they're interesting. And sometimes interesting is better than true.


  5. by   shygirl
    I'm guilty too. I tried to lick my elbow!
  6. by   live4today
    Yep......tried to lick the ol elbow, dave. :chuckle Couldn't do it!

    Nighty night ya'll! Maybe I'll have a dream of me actually licking my elbow! :chuckle
  7. by   Brownms46
    guility...but you can lick your elbow if you're double jointed....:chuckle. And NO is also a complete sentence!
  8. by   adrienurse
    No I didn't try to lick my elbow [grinning proudly]

    only because i tried to the first time I'd heard that piece of trivia.
  9. by   Mary Dover
    I resisted the impulse.
  10. by   subec
    Guilty!!!!! I couldn't do it either.
    Yup Dennie. I have heard both of those things. I can't remember the number of folds either, but I remember trying it on every piece of paper I encountered after I heard that, and it's true.

    The fly thing.... well, if I remember correctly, which I'm not sure that I do, they can't digest correctly unless the food has been eaten and regurgitated. Gosh I wish I remember how that worked.....

  12. by   nursenoelle
    lol sitting in front of the puter tryin to lick my elbow....
  13. by   recnurse1
    I didn't try to lick my elbow, because I was laughing too hard thinking of all those who did try! LOL Seriously, though... how can you prove the lighter came before the match... my friend and I have wondered about this one
  14. by   dianah
    MANY years ago my grandpa offered any of us kids or our cousins $20 if we could kiss our elbow. After each of us gave wonderful displays of contortionism, we had to sadly conclude it could not be done. . . Nice try!!

    Love the other facts too!!