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« on: March 27, 2008, 09:54:12 PM »

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

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

Almonds are members of the peach family.

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called
an octothorpe.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a
tittle.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

The word "set" has more definitions than any
other word in the English language.

"Underground" is the only word in the
English language that begins and ends with
the letters "und."
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 09:54:54 PM »

AND MORE!!

The longest word in the English language,
according to the Oxford English Dictionary,
is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosi
s. The only other word with the same amount
of letters is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiose
s, its plural.

The longest place-name still in use is
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipuka
kapikimaungahoronukupokaiw-enuakitnatahu,

a New Zealand hill.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de
Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de
Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63%
of its size, "L.A."

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped
fur.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
It was eliminated when he was sewn up after
surgery.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 09:57:32 PM »

more!!!  Wink Wink

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on
their birthdays.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint -
no two lions have the same pattern of
whiskers.

Steely Dan got their name from a sexual
device depicted in the book 'The

Naked Lunch.'

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the
great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over
160 children.

There is a seven letter word in the English
language that contains ten words without
rearranging any of its letters, "therein":
the there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere,
therein, herein
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 10:00:36 PM »

Just a few more  Grin Grin

Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as
both parties are registered blood donors.

John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The
John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

A goldfish has a memory span of three
seconds.(Wonder how they figured this out)

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes
open.

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by
bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can
be dribbled like a basketball.

The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin
female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

The letters KGB stand for Komitet
Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 10:02:27 PM »

AND FINALLY  Grin Grin Grin

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that can
be typed with only the left hand.

To "testify" was based on men in the Roman
court swearing to a statement

made by swearing on their testicles.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in
nine different ways. The following sentence
contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-
faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through
the streets of Scarborough; after falling
into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

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

Facetious and abstemious contain all the
vowels in the correct order, as

does arsenious, meaning "containing
arsenic."

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards,
and are on the Australian coat of arms for
that reason.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,
while dogs only have about ten.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the
Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the
king is dead."

The reason firehouses have circular
stairways is from the days of yore when the
engines were pulled by horses. The horses
were stabled on the ground

floor and figured out how to walk up
straight staircases.

The first episode of "Joanie Loves Chachi"
was the highest rated American program in
the history of Korean television. "Chachi"
is Korean for "penis."




Did anyone guess I was bored??  Grin Grin Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 10:57:21 AM »

someone needs a new hobby...
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 12:49:45 AM »

someone just needs a hobby  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 03:25:52 PM »

or a gag.  Tongue  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 05:08:48 PM »

Your not snowed in up there by any chance are you Jo Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 07:02:53 PM »

No snow....no gag....Just bored again.....hence the reviving of an olllllld thread... Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 07:11:52 PM »

to much time on your hands
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 07:13:58 PM »

yep more than likely  Grin Grin

Dennis the Menace's favorite drink is Root beer.
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 07:18:07 PM »

Grand Rapids, Michigan is the "SpaghettiOs Capital of the World" because per-capita consumption is highest in that city, per the Franco-American Company. Reportedly, there are more than 1,750 "O's" in a 15-ounce can of SpaghettiOs.



The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.



A teenager in Belmont, New Hampshire robbed the local convenience store. Getting away with a pocket full of change, the boy walked home. He did not realize, however, that he had holes in both of his pockets. A trail of quarters and dimes led police directly to his house.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 07:21:43 PM »

Strange Laws


Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

In Lehigh, Nebraska it's against the law to sell donut holes.

Under the law of Mississippi, there�s no such thing as a female Peeping Tom.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)

A Venetian law decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials.

In the state of Queensland, Australia, it is still constitutional law that all pubs (hotel/bar) must have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horse.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 07:39:18 PM »

Sorry kiddies, archived is not meant for reopening. Please feel free to start a new thread in the proper place.  Tongue
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