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It's Friday night & I am bored. Did a little web surfing. Here is some of it:

Weird facts (Hey, I found 'em on the internet, so they must be true.):

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo.

A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

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

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds. (Equal to one-half a Roe-tation)

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife. (my fav of the bunch)

For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.

"Knowledge is Good!" Dean Wormer

Comments

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

My younguns tell me I'm a "fountain of useless information". You woulda been a good truck driver, Rockchalker52!!

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

Sleep? Yeah, I vaguely remember that. Not so much anymore . . .

RoeDapple 2 years, 8 months ago

Ummm . . . Motorboat? Caint taukaboutit . . . .

ivalueamerica 2 years, 8 months ago

Windmills in Ireland are not any different and do not rotate a different direction.

It is a myth that has spread far and wide on the internet.

Both the Irish Government and the international windmill association have been trying for years to fix that myth, but it refuses to die.

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