Things you didnt know you didnt know:
People have been passing "amazing facts" around for
a long time(even before the Internet). With the advent of email,
the war has just begun! In the following example, Dean Blehert adds
his own comments (in caps) to one of the "amazing" lists.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first-class.
HOW MUCH DID THEY SPEND TO FIGURE THIS OUT?
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child
2 to 6 years of age.
GOOD THING. TO GIVE BIRTH TO A BABY WITH
KNEE CAPS WOULD BE A LOT LIKE BEING KNEED IN THE GROIN.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
GOSH! MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE IN CHINA WHO
CAN SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH!!
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
SNAILS CAN JUMP? STARFISH? BARNACLES?
I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
WHAT ABOUT "I DO"?
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the
would never end because of the rate of reproduction. .
IF THE ENTIRE POPULATION WERE WALKING IN SINGLE
FILE, THAT MIGHT SLOW THEIR BIRTH RATE.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have
enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
AH, NOW I KNOW WHAT POETRY SLAMS ARE TRYING
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
SOME CLAIM SUCCESS WITH THE HUMAN MALE IN
THE PAST FEW DECADES.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER 4 TOES? DA VINCI
MUST HAVE BEEN TESTING HIS NEW SCISSORS.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and
never stop growing.
CANCEL THE EYE-JOB.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine
years longer than
left-handed people do.
All polar bears are left handed.
POOR SHORT-LIVED POLAR BEARS. SAY GOODBYE
TO THEM: BI-POLARS!
Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'.
DID HE KNOW THEY MEAN THE SAME THING? (I.E.,
TO ASSASSINATE SOMEONE IS TO BUMP SOMEONE.)
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist
A GYNECOLOGIST WOULD HAVE INVENTED AN ELECTRIC
TABLE. A UROLOGIST...BUT THAT'S TOO PAINFUL TO THINK OF.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
OR "MO" FOR SHORT. AMAZING ALL
THOSE PARENTS BEING SUCH FANS OF THE THREE STOOGES.
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they
SOUTH AMERICA? NORTH AMERICA?
You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a
ON AVERAGE, PEOPLE ARE MORE AFRAID OF CHAMPAGNE
CORKS THAN OF DEATH?
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT WITH MY BREATH FIRST
THING IN THE MORNING.
Copyright c. 2004 by Dean Blehert. All Rights Reserved.