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    undeniable facts!

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

    There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only in one row ! of the keyboard.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your
    heart stops for a millisecond.

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

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

    If you sneeze too hard, you can fr! acture a rib. If you try to suppress a
    sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history:

    Spades - King David
    Clubs - Alexander the Great,
    Hearts - Charlemagne
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

    If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
    causes.

    What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

    Answer - All invented by women.

    Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?

    Answer - Honey

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Shakespeare invented th! e word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

    Stewardesses are the longest word typed with only the left hand.

    The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body
    to squirt blood 30 feet.

    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 by 700 times.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

    There is a Butterfly in Brazil which has the color of chocolates and also smells like Chocolate

    Giraffee can clean there ears with their tongue

    Both Humans and Giraffee have the same number of bones in the neck

















    And finally 99% of people who read this would try to lick their elbow now.

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    Forget something?

    The first programmer ever was a woman.

    Fugu is deadly and peopel die from it every year, the poinson of a Puffer fish, is mainly from it's organs, the amount needed to kill you would fit on a pin head.

    The constitution of the US, is written on hemp paper.

    The inventor of the Telephone was a heavy cocain user.

    Budweiser is NOt the largest beer maker. (A Blgian company is)

    Roaches use their poop as a map.

    Brazil is the only place on the planet where Portugese (SP?) is spoken natively.

    In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

    There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos

    You spelled MUhammed wrong

    A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half


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    heh, i feel special. I did not at any point in reading this thread attempt to lick my elbow.
    Geoff

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    Howdy.

    And if you navigate to the bottom of this page you'll see that er0k made a similar thread containing a few more of these undeniable facts.

    i was amazed to find that these are all true. i googled a few of them because i didn't think that they were right, but hmm you do learn something knew every day.

    cheers
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    ... when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your
    heart stops for a millisecond.

    I don't think this is true. There was a rumor that if you did a lot of things with your body while sneezing that you could die. I never found any evidence supporting that or that your heart stops when you sneeze.

    Here's a good article about sneezing:

    http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH...=dmtHMSContent

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    I've never seen a hippo jump

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    Hey Hey,

    I didn't finish reading the list.... I saw three in the first 20 or so that aren't completely true. A few others that are too self-assured... because their are flaws with them.

    The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
    Norther America and South American don't start and end with the same letter... The best you could do is refer to them as the Americas, then they still don't end with the same letter.

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    I know a few double jointed people that can do this... so the word impossible doesn't fit.. Yes it's difficult even for them, but they can do it.

    Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?

    Answer - Honey
    Honey develops an awful crust if left for long enough, it's hard and chunky and definately not very tasty... To me that is the same as spoiling...

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
    The strongest muscle is the masseter muscle (back of the jaw). The tongue is made up of four muscles.... I've provided one link but google will show you plenty of others.
    http://www7.tamu-commerce.edu/hpe/sp...a/masseter.htm

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
    While technically true... it would be true if it said "You can't kill yourself by holding your breath". The idea I've heard is that you'll black out and start breathing again. What you do is hold your breath in a bathtub/pool.. when you black out you'll find yourself under water, your body takes that first involuntary breath and you're on your way to drowning... holding your breath was the catalyst to death.

    This list is from email spam, that has slowly had items removed from it.... (things like barbie's actual dimensions and a ducks quack don't echo.. both of which were also not true)..

    Very few of the items in the list are true... as Eg said.. he's never said a hippo jump.. but for example a snail...it doesn't jump... As for Giraffe's (which is spelled wrong in the CnP) and Human's having the same number of neck bones... so.. the giraffe has bigger ones.. most vertibrates have 7 neck bones... In 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.. maybe not on a large scale, but something tells me people didn't keep pet tigers and bob cats back them.. Yet there's a guy outside the city... now it's a one time thing.. but still.. it's kept domesticated..

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    PS: So I read the rest of the list as I typed this just to disprove more of them.
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    Matches: China, Sixth Century AD. The first version of the match was invented in 577 AD by impoverished court ladies during a military siege. Hard pressed for tinder during the siege, they could otherwise not start fires for cooking, heating, etc. The matches consisted of little sticks of pinewood impregnated with sulfur. There is no evidence of matches in Europe before 1530.
    http://www.isop.ucla.edu/eas/sum-inst/links/invent.htm

    At first, tobacco was produced mainly for pipe-smoking, chewing, and snuff. Cigars didn't become popular until the early 1800s. Cigarettes, which had been around in crude form since the early 1600s, didn't become widely popular in the United States until after the Civil War
    http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynami...ory/index.html
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    If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
    causes.
    What does it mean if all four legs are off the ground?
    Giraffee can clean there ears with their tongue
    I know some people that should have this ability.

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    Stephanie Kwolek created for DuPont a revolutionary material that is used in bullet-proof vests - a material that it is over 5 times as strong as the same thickness of steel. This exciting product was created in the late 1960's,first marketed in 1971 and originated from a little experimentation and original thinking by Kwolek.

    http://www.design-technology.info/inventors/page20.htm



    The bulletproof vest was an invention of the Rev. Casimir Zeglen of Chicago, IL developed a bullet proof vest made of silk fabric at the end of the 19th century.

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