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Some incredibly strange trivia

Did you know .........

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart

stops for a mili-second.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti

especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta


On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two

weeks kissing in their lifetime.

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


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.

If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,two rats could have

over million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear


700 times.

If the U.S. government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14,

Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16,

1969,make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have anycontact with

extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are



A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by peoplesitting on them

and photocopying their buttocks.

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70


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.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

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Hey cdanrun, that's some interesting facts there. I knew about some of them but, it is always cool to learn new things. I am going to get my black light and go see what happens at my cat's(well, my wife's 4 cats) litter box(boxes).:D No, I didn't try to lick my elbow after reading this.:silly:

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Not only cat's urine. rodent urine fluoresces (sp) under UV also.

It's one way grain inspectors can examine silos, mills etc. to determine if there is a rodent problem. And one way to prove a food is adulterated due to rodent issues in food establishment. Of course, most rodent defiled foods will also be gnawed or have pellets on them...

An interesting fact; if you've got a rodent issue, rodents supposedly don't have a bladder. so when they need to go, they go.

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Why is it supposed to be so amazing about the fact that it's impossible to lick your elbow ? One shouldnt even need to try it, to figure that one out. That's simple logic. Here's something about your elbow I bet you didnt know, however. If someone bites the skin on your elbow, it doesnt hurt at all. Try it....er dont try it yourself, it's impossible - but have your wife or girlfriend try biting your elbow.

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Originally posted by The Chief

Sorry guys, but many of these are Bull##it. If you search long enough on the Straight Dope Message Board, you'll find the thread on these 'internet legends". People just make much of this sh** up.

I knew that 'cause I tested the thing about elbow licking, its not true! :)

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The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

This one I would say is probably true...

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by peoplesitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

This one is probably true too :moon:

-The remaining 77% of photocopier faults is probably from people beating the (crap) out of those evil machines. They have a mind of their own I tell you! They purposesly try to get you angry! I know they do!!

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Whoa ... flashback.

Met this girl at a bar once ... and ended up in the back of my car with her around 2am, both of us sloppy drunk. On the verge of being really, really nice to her for a bit, in advance of closing the deal, I was stopped in my tracks when she pressed her hands on my face, rather like a blind person would, and moaned something about wanting to "face print" me so she could remember me later.

When it entered my foggy brain that I was in such dramatically unvirgin territory that she needed to employ some kind of tactile, digital recordkeeping technique, well, I simply had to eschew said venture.

I just couldn't face it.

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