It's impossible to lick your elbow.
A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
It's physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received
a telephone call.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
The ''sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick'' is said to be the toughest
tongue twister in the English language.
If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib.
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your
head or neck and die.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your
ear by 700 times.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
35% of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70
assorted insects and 10 spiders.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Cat's urine glows under a black-light.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
23% of all photocopier breakdowns worldwide are caused by people sitting
on them and photocopying their butts.
Before he settled on Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens wrote under
the names Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, Sergeant Fathom and W.
Apaminondas Adrastus Blab.
An igloo will stand up to modern artillery better than a
concrete barricade. Additionally, the are almost invisible
from the air and can't be spotted by infrared sensors.
Blackbeard the pirate would put slow-burning fuses under his
tricorn hat to wreath his head in black smoke and frighten
Singer Tina Turner believes that in a former life she was
Queen Hatshepsut, ruler of Egypt from 1503 to 1482 B.C.
1 kg of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.
1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S!
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features
with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
103,260 income tax returns will be processed incorrectly during the year
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped/year.
12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways!
135 million cars travel the nation's streets, roads, and interstates
142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the
same order but rotated around when multipled by any number from 1 to 6.
142857 * 2 = 285714 142857 * 3 = 428571 142857 * 4 = 571428 142857 * 5 =
714285 142857 * 6 = 857142
160 cars can drive side by side on the
Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S!
17% of teenagers smoke.
18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled/hour
1992 persons per square mile : U.S. 70.4, Mexico 121, China 315, India
700, Rwanda 806
2,000,000 documents will be lost by the IRS this year
2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong covers
20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written this year
27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is a meaningless
277 medical institutions in the United States operate an organ
291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly
3,000 teens start smoking every day.
3056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be missing one of the
315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled
35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways
during peak morning and afternoon rush.
4,363 prisoner lawsuits were filed in 1994. That compares to 1,719 in
4.1 million people visited Yosemite National Park in 1996.
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
5.5 million cases of soft drinks produced will be flat
53,312 inmate lawsuits were filed nationwide in 1994.
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball each year!
60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho.
61,000 people are airborne over the US any given hour.
82% of the workers on the Panama Canal suffered from malaria.
85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S!
880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect
cardholder information on their magnetic strips
9% of Americans report having been in the prescence of a ghost.
90% of the Vitamin C present in Brussel Sprouts are lost in cooking.
96% of a cucumber is water.
99% of the solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun.
A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.
A 2 year old horse has 6 incisors.
A 2x4 is 1 1/2 x 3 1/2.
A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000 eggs in a single minute.
A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in
relation to its size.
A blind chameleon still changes colors to match his enviroment!
A burglar entered the home of Tom Schimmel in Tawas City, Michigan;
collected valuables; fixed himself a bowl of cereal; laid down in
Schimmel's bed and fell asleep. When Schimmel returned to his house and
discovered the crime, he called police. Officers investigated, completed
their reports, and departed. When Schimmel noticed the sleeping burglar
several hours later, he summoned the police again. They awakened the man
and identified him as the thief.
A castrated male reindeer is called a bull.
A cat uses his whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze
A certain kind of seal, the Weddell seal, can travel underwater for
seven miles without surfacing for air.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of it's body.
A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your
A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.
A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very
strong bends because of gravity.This happens to many metals at high
temperatures, where they won't melt but they will creep.
A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
A crocodile can't move his tongue!
A crocodile does not chew his food, just swallows it whole!
A crocodile will eat other crocodiles sometimes!
A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
A day on Jupiter is about 9 hours, 50 minutes, 30 seconds at the
A device invented as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero
at about the time of the birth of Christ is used today as a rotating
A downburst is a downward blowing wind that sometimes comes blasting out
of a thunderstorm. The damage looks like tornado damage, since the wind
can be as strong as an F2 tornado, but debris is blown straight away
from a point on the ground. It's not lofted into the air and transported
A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.
A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A fierce gust of wind blew 45-year-old Vittorio Luise's car into a river
near Naples, Italy, in 1983. He managed to break a window, climb out and
swim to shore -- where a tree blew over and killed him
A fifteen letter word with no letters repeated is uncopyrightable.
A Flemish artist is responsible for one of the smallest paintings in
history. It is a picture of a miller and his mill, and it was painted on
to a grain of corn.
A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.
A fully loaded supertanker travelling at normal speed takes a least
twenty minutes to stop.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat
evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child
A hippo can run faster than a man!
A hippopotamus is the heaviest of all land mammals, except for an
elephant - around 8,000 pounds!
A horse can sleep standing up!
A horse has 35 square feet of skin.
A house fly only lives for two weeks!
A human fetus has fingerprints after three months.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!
A hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica is a variety of musical glasses.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A jogger's heel strikes the ground about 1,500 times per mile.
A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
A kangaroo can hop thirty feet at once.
A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
A KANSAS law reads When trains meet at a crossing, both shall come to a
full stop and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
A good typist can strike about twenty keys in a second.
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of geese is called a gaggle.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of toads (not frogs) is called a knot.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day.
A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 really set down some hard rules of the
road. Drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150
yards, send up a skyrocket, then wait eight minutes for the road to
clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and
shooting off flares..
A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet
the size of a tennis court!
A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!
A millipede has 4 legs on each segment of it's body.
A mole can dig over 250 feet of tunnel in a single night.
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South
A noisy restaurant is 100,000 times as loud as a watch ticking. Rock
Concert 1,000,000,000 times as loud. Loud headphones 10,000,000,000.
Shotgun blast 1,000,000,000,000.
A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut.
A Penny whistle has six finger holes.
A person at rest generates as much heat as a 100-watt lightbulb.
A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example,
if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the
taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is
added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation
results. This is true for all foods. Try it!
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
A quarter of Russia is covered by forest.
A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can
occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.
A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal's
constant gnawing on bark, leaves, and other vegetables!
A San Antonio wife, filing for divorce, described her husband as a bore.
Just what is a bore? asked the judge. She thought about it, then quoted,
A person who deprives you of solitude without providing you with
company. The record shows the judge regarded that as sufficient grounds
and granted her the divorce.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her
coffee. [Ah! Women's liberation! --NH]
A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.
A silicon chip a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original
1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
A sizable oak tree, during the typical growing season, gives off 28,000
gallons of moisture.
A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.
A snake has no ears. But its tongue is extremely sensitive to sound
vibrations. By flicking his tongue, a snake can pick up sound waves - so
a snake 'hears' with his tongue... sort of!
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of
the same size.
A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
A typical double-bed mattress contains as many as two million house dust
mites (Demodex folliculorom)
A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not
inside the houses.
A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the
background -- when they say walla-walla it looks like they are actually
A water-balloon filled with one cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 lbs.
A whale's heart beats only nine times a minute!
A whale's penis is called a dork.
A woodchuck breathes only 10 times during hibernation.
A zebra is white with black stripes.
Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous
mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.
About 3,500 gallons of water are needed to produce one pound of beef.
About 300 million cells die in your body every minute.
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!
About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more
About 70% of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.
About 85 percent of the plant life on Earth is in the oceans.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still
sitting on it. (Who studied this and why? LOL :)
About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.
About thirty-six million phone calls are placed each day in New York
Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president ever granted a patent.
Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address consisted of just 272 words.
According to a british law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide
was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
According to a Recent Scientific study, Hard rock music makes termintes
chew through wood twice their usual speed
According to acupuncturists, there is a point on the head that you can
press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in
front of the flap of the ear. (Try it!)
According to Douglas Adams, a Salween is the faint taste of dishwashing
liquid in a cup of fresh tea.
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
According to Genesis 7:2, God told Noah to take 14 of each kind of
'clean' animal into the ark.
According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal
Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either
right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right
or left paws.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is
killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.
According to the United Nations F.A.O. yearbook 1991, Australia had a
population of 17,800,000 people compared to 162,774,000 sheep [ 9.25 : 1
], and New Zealand had 3,400,000 people compared to 57,000,000 sheep
[16.75 : 1].
Acting was once considered to be evil, and the actors in the first
English play to be performed in America were arrested.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates
Actress Sarah Bernhardt played the part of Juliet (13 years old) when
she was 70 years old.
After Albert Einstein had been at Princeton for some months, local news
hounds discovered that a twelve-year-old girl happened to stop by the
Einstein home almost every afternoon. The girl's mother hadn't thought
to ask Einstein about the situation until the newspapers reported it,
but when she got the opportunity after that she did so. What could her
daughter and Einstein have in common that they spent so much time
together? Einstein replied simply, She brings me cookies and I do her
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels
to the feet, and leaves the same way it came -- head to toe.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Alaska is one fifth of the size of the contiguous United States, and
borders two oceans and three seas.
Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his
wife or his mother. They were both deaf.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he
was sewn up after surgery.
All 17 children of Queen Anne died before she did.
All Hospitals in Singapore use Pampers diapers
All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les
Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E.
Lee, among others, believed that the book symbolized their cause. Both
revolts were defeated.
All the gold produced in the past five hundred years, if melted, could
be compressed into a 50-foot cube.
All totaled, the sunlight that strikes Earth at any given moment weighs
as much as a large ocean liner.
All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses, some of them just didn't like to
be seen with them in public.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
Almost 18 million pounds of medical trash is generated each day in the
Almost a quarter of the land area of Los
Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
Although starring in many gangster films,
James Cagney started his carrer as a chorus girl.
Although tornadoes occur throughout the world, including India and
Bangladesh, they are most intense and devastating in the United States.
Tornadoes can strike at any time of day, but they are much more frequent
in the afternoon and evening, after the heat of the day has produced the
hot air that is a requirement of a tornadic thunderstorm.
Aluminum is strong enough to support 90,000 pounds per square inch.