Strange Facts

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ashleydoom
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Post by ashleydoom »

Strange Facts;

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

Slugs have 4 noses!

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!

America once issued a 5-cent bill!

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!

Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate.

More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!

The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

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SuzyB
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Post by SuzyB »

Thats interesting, on the ink below I found this one that made me laugh out loud,

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m. :wah:

The poor chicken thats trying to hold that in:thinking:
I am nobody..nobody is perfect...therefore I must be Perfect!





ashleydoom
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Post by ashleydoom »

SuzyB;710700 wrote: Thats interesting, on the ink below I found this one that made me laugh out loud,

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m. :wah:

The poor chicken thats trying to hold that in:thinking:


I know! How silly. How does one force a chicken to not lay eggs?! :wah:
Queen_of_Hearts
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Post by Queen_of_Hearts »

I love the squirrel one

I mean come on..Who knew?!?!?

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