LITTLE KNOWN FACTS VII

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Wisdom Nook
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·         The fastest service in a restaurant in the world is 13 seconds from the order to the food on the table.

·         Wayne Static (from staticX) uses glue to stick his hair up.

·         The letter combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways.

·         Every time you lick a stamp you consume one tengh of a calorie.

·         Permanent marker is not actually permanent.

·         The shortest poem ever goes ‘Adam, hae’em’.

·         To convert millinches to micrometers you must times by 25.4

·         There is an average of 3000 ft. of electrical wiring in every car.

·         During the battle for Stalingrad, the German army lost more men attacking a single house defended by sergeant Pavlov’s platoon than it did occupying Paris three years later. Pavlov survived the war and became a monk.

·         Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were freshman roomates at Harvard.

·         Kermit the Frog is left handed.

·         There is a city called Rome on every continent.

·         The Earth is hit by lightning 100 times a second.

·         Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using only the letters on the top row of the keyboard.

·         “Facetious” and “abstemious” are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.

·         “Adcomsubordcomphibspac” is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.

·         “Almost” is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

·         “Flushable” toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

·         “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

·         “Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.

·         “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

·         “Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

·         “Fickleheaded” and “fiddledeedee” are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

·         “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

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