Useless stuff You Just Have to Know

Kind of interesting and definitely something different...
all have been verified to be essentially true.

- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

- A snail can sleep for three years.

- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

- Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

- Almonds are members of the peach family.

- An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

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

- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

- There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

- There are more chickens than people in the world.

- Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars
passing a given point on a road.

- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

- The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Almonds and peaches in the same family????

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