32 Things You Must Know....

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Davaroo, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Here we go - everyone loves lists. Here's another.

    32 Things to Know

    1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

    2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself. YUCK!

    3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
    (Who guessed? [​IMG])

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

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

    6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
    (Yes, I think Mythbusters debunked this. You dont have to email me about it.)

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

    8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.

    9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
    (I knew it! I should be living in a big house in Boca)

    10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

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

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

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

    14. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.

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

    16. 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??)

    17. 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.

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

    19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

    20. 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. WHAT???

    21. 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.

    22. Roses may be red, but violets aren't blue. They're violet.

    23. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you
    cannot sink into quicksand. GOOD FACT TO REMEMBER??

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

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

    26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

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

    28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing. ????

    29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

    30. The Guinness Book of Records holds it's own record. It is the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

    31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
    (Not to mention the other drawback to farting in such a confined space....)

    32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Dave does that mean that all bats are "left wing"?
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:Liberal to the core.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I knew #5, unfortunately for Freta we didn't know in time........... [​IMG]
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Interesting..... we always call butterflies flutterbies because it sounds cuter [​IMG] Who would have thought it was right! LOL
  6. GOnna have to try the raisen thing. What kind of sadist woudl do that to a scorpion? THis kind now that I think of it. Now I just have to wait to find one again. Anyone know whether they are protected or anything sillyliked that in Missouri? I knew there was somthing not quite ight with those bats. What was that about limitations again?
  7. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    I have read that number 20 -about the legality of beating one's wife- is an urbane legend. Its just a very old urbane legend.

    What I read was that historians can't find an actual law in any public record that says that a man can beat his wife as long as the stick is as big as his thumb. When people quote this legend notice that they never give a actual ancient document as a source. They are usually just quoting someone else.

    I am not saying that it wasn't legal at one point to beat your wife, just that there was probably no law about how big the stick could be.[​IMG]
  8. ChickenGirl95

    ChickenGirl95 Songster

    May 31, 2008
    New York
    Very interesting!

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