And Now You Know

You should see the expression on some “associates” faces when they ask if you have any questions, and you come up with a question that has absolutely nothing to do with your shopping experience. I’m sure there are some ‘knowledge items’ below that can be changed to form such a question.

  • The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts and worms like fried bacon.
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions.
  • What is called a “French kiss” in the English-speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • In 1386, a pig from France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • There is a city called “Rome” on every continent.
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  • Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  • The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
  • Your ribs move about 5 millions times a year, every time you breathe.
  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.
  • One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  • The first known transfusion of blood was preformed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste transfused two pints of blood from a sheep into a young man.
  • Fingernails grow nearly four times as fast as toe nails.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  • Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
  • On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
  • More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  • The average lead pencil will draw i line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  • More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ head enables it to see all four feet at one time.
  • The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  • It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  • You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  • Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find food.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
  • Slugs have four noses.
  • Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  • The average person laughs 10 times a day.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • It’s impossible for a human to licks their own elbow.

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