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Things That Will Make You Feel Smart If You Know ThemCategory: Kupitrash
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
03:56:57 AM (GMT)
A rat can last longer without water than a camel. 

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest

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

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and 
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. 

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. 

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. 

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2". 

During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen
in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch). 

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
(That explains a few mysteries....) 

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." 

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. 

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
purple and silver. 

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. 

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only
elephant in the Berlin Zoo. 

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald. 

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who 
discovered this??) 

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down
so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm. 

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in 
the USA." 

The original name for butterfly was flutterby. 

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so
they called themselves Motorola. 

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. 

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand. 

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a 
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. 

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest. 

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman
to take more than three steps backwards while dancing! 

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries. 

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher. 

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a
stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb" 

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better. 

It is impossible to lick your elbow. 

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska 

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. 

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments. 

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: 

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the
person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a
result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground,
the person died of natural causes. 

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? 

A. Their birthplace. 

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would
find the letter "A"? 

A. One thousand 

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all
have in common?
A. All invented by women. 

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey 

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you
pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence
the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight." 

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could
drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period
was called the honey month, which we know today as the "honeymoon". 

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your pints and quarts,
and settle down." 

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's" 

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to
get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

And one last (and a little bit gross) fact to finish up: You can still get an
erection after you're dead.
A death erection (sometimes referred to as "angel lust") is a post-mortem erection
which occurs when a male individual dies vertically or face-down with the cadaver
remaining in this position. During life, the pumping of blood by the heart ensures a
relatively even distribution around the blood vessels of the human body. Once this
mechanism has ended, only the force of gravity acts upon the blood. As with any mass,
the blood settles at the lowest point of the body and causes edema or swelling to
occur; the discoloration caused by this is called lividity. 

If an individual dies vertically such as in a hanging, the blood will settle in the
legs and pool at the feet. The pressure will be greatest as the weight of the blood
pushes down. This causes the blood vessels and tissues in the feet to engorge to
their greatest elastic capacity and hold the greatest volume of blood possible. This
effect occurs right up the legs although to a lesser extent than the feet and is also
notable at the waist. The blood which remains in the torso attempts to move to a
lower position due to gravity, and as the blood in the waist (which cannot move down
due to the legs being full) causes the penis, consisting of erectile tissue, to fill
with blood and expand. This is the death erection. As long as the body remains in
this position the effect will continue.
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