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    Post Strange Facts!

    Any Strange.......But true facts!
    Such as,
    The only sweat glands cows have are located on their nose.

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    Blind Chameleons still change color according to their environment.

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    The damaged parts of Leonardo's "The Last Supper" are caused by Napolean's soldiers having used the painting for target practice.

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    Sean said:
    The damaged parts of Leonardo's "The Last Supper" are caused by Napolean's soldiers having used the painting for target practice.


    Correct me if I am wrong but was the Last Supper painting damaged by monks carving and archway through the wall where it was painted. Other Damage was caused by a new technique used by Da Vinci in which he used a different medium to paint his picture, I think!
    Was it not Leonardo's sculpture of David that was destroyed by the soldiers.

    some facts I have come across



    The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

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


    I cannot vouch for that one because I have never seen a windmill in Ireland!

    Some interesting facts Sean:cheers: :idea:

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    Zapped!

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
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    "Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine"
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    I'm surprised that Ian......

    I'm surprised that Ian didn't tell you all that Palm trees grow in Ireland. He didn't believe me until I pointed one out to him on the way to Galway!
    "Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine"
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    Betsy Ross is the only real person ever featured on a Pez dispenser...

    Robert Lincoln (Abe Lincoln's son) saved the life of Edwin Booth (John Wilkes Booth's brother) just weeks before his father's assassination. Edwin had fallen between two railroad cars and Robert pulled him to safety...

    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
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    A honeybee travels on average twice the distance around the earth to produce one tablespoon of honey.

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    Pete Hanlin said:
    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
    Please tell me that one was made up.:finger: This could be the beginning of a life of insomnia.

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    Only one work by an American Hangs in the Louvre.........."Whistler's Mother"

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    Rice paper is made from the pitch of a Taiwanese tree........not from rice.

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    If you count the number of Grasshoper chirps in 14 seconds and add 40 to the result, you can determine the outdoor temperature

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    Problem Solved?

    sarahr said:


    Please tell me that one was made up.:finger: This could be the beginning of a life of insomnia.
    I hope that's not the reason why im not usually hungry in the a.m.:drop:

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    A crocodile cannot move it's tongue because it's planted firmly at the base of it's mouth.

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    Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    More people are killed annually by donkeys than in plane crashes.

    Women blink nearly twice as often as men.

    "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." <-- This sentence uses every letter in the English alphabet.

    On the day that "The Wizard of Oz's" Judy Garland died, a tornado touched down in Kansas.
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    The spider fact is true

     What is the only bird whose eyes are larger than their brain?
    Ostrich
     What is the only fish that can blink with both eyes?
    Shark
     Are we able to sneeze with our eyes open?
    No
     What sea dweller has the largest eyes in the world?
    Giant Squid

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    Coffee, Tea, or .......

    Stewardess is the only word in the English language that is typed entirely with the left hand!

    Yes.....you quessed it! I'm left handed.

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    Re: Coffee, Tea, or .......

    hcjilson said:
    Stewardess is the only word in the English language that is typed entirely with the left hand!

    Yes.....you quessed it! I'm left handed.

    hj
    So, how ought one type "steward", "stew", "ward", "brew", "drew", "Tess", "tresses", "feast", "west", "Fred", "war", "grade" and "dress" (to type a few)?

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    Begging your pardon....

    What I should have said was the longest word in the english language and I also forgot to pluralize it.Should read Stewardesses.Please forgive...I was trying to do 2 things at once!

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    Thumbs up Re: Begging your pardon....

    hcjilson said:
    What I should have said was the longest word in the english language and I also forgot to pluralize it.Should read Stewardesses.Please forgive...I was trying to do 2 things at once!

    hj
    Oh. Never mind.

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    My hubby tells me that cat gut is not made of caat gut, but of cow gut! He should know as he spends most of his time with cows.( The real 4 legged type)Mooo.

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    Until King George IV of England commanded otherwise,shoes were designed to be worn on either foot.

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    Mark Twain's "TOM SAWYER" was the first novel written on a typewriter.

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    Yes.....you quessed it! I'm left handed.
    My condolences, Harry... If I'm not mistaken, left handed people have an average life span that is 9 years shorter than right handers (a strange but true fact if ever there was one). :(

    Let's hope you're a righty at heart! :p
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