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message 1: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Haha! No, I did not know.
So, do I state a new fact or do we keep going on with yours?


message 2: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Oh! Okay.

Hmmm....

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Yep!

did you know, scientifically, that bumble bees should not be able to fly?


message 4: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Yuppers!

DYK: Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

No, I didn't.

DYK from English, Japanese is supposed to be the easiest language to learn? (If you can speak english, you can learn Japanese easiest)


message 6: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments I had no idea.

DYK: Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.


message 7: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Yes (Unfortunately, the shins are not)

DYK: menthol is an oil that comes from peppermint leaves (two vile substances)


message 8: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments no thats awesome

DYK: in NJ it's illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder? XD


message 9: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments wow. no.

DYK: In some state (I don't remember which) it is/was illegal to arrest someone on a Sunday


message 10: by ♪Chloe (last edited Dec 14, 2010 05:12PM) (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments I'm gonna answer both!

I didn't know that Kate, on both, and to Ilaria, I didn't know that either.

DYK: Owls are the only bird that can see the color blue.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

no :P

DYK: There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.


message 12: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Hah, nope! Didn't know that.

DYK: Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments No. That's very odd

DYK: The heart rests between every beat.


message 14: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Yupp!

DYK: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

hmm. Thanks, microwave. :P

DYK: The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees.


message 16: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Wow...nope!

DYK: baking soda can be used as toothpaste.


message 17: by ♪Chloe (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments Haha, yes, thank youmicrowave.

That is sweet, no I didn't know!

DYK: The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

Haha, when I read that, it made me laugh.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

nopee

DYK: in wisconsin its illegal to wear a bathing suit with high heels!


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren lol no, didnt know

DYK: The male sex chromosomes determin the sex of a bay, women only produce female chromosomes.


message 20: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments yep! i actually DID know that!

DYK: If a group of wrasses (a type of fish) is all female, the largest female of the group will transform into a male.


message 21: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Cool..and creepy.

DYK: Uh....Snails are Hermaphrodites (and hermaphrodite is a contraction of Hermes and Aphrodite)


message 22: by Lauren (new)

Lauren lol nope

DYK: Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Yep :)

DYK: The opposite of claustrophobia is agoraphobia, which is a fear of open places.


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Yeh

DYK:Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers.


message 25: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 15, 2010 02:32PM) (new)

no :P but makes sense

DYK: Men can read smaller print than women, women can hear better


message 26: by Lauren (new)

Lauren LOL no, thats pretty weird.

DYK: In Baltimore, Maryland, it is not legal to take a lion to the movies.


message 27: by ilaria (last edited Dec 15, 2010 02:37PM) (new)

ilaria | 774 comments whoa no i didn't know that!

DYK: people blink more when they're talking to people then when they're watching TV or reading


message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren ha, nope

DYK: It's illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey.


message 29: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments yeah i did know that one!

DYK: it would take you 8 minutes to fully die of drowning, but only 4 minutes to get brain damage


message 30: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments no, im not morbid...... ;)


message 31: by Lauren (new)

Lauren haha. Nope, didnt know

DYK: Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.


message 32: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments hehehe yeah!!

DYK women will eat 4-6 pounds of lipstick in their lifetimes?? :P ugh


message 33: by Lauren (new)

Lauren ewww What?! lol nope

DYK: Astronauts get taller when they are in space.


message 34: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Yup. No gravity.

DYK: Acrophobia is the fear of heights (and it's evil)


message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren haha yeh i knew

DYK: Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats - weird lol.


message 36: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Oops i was replying to Kate's fact lol soz.


message 37: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Ew, i didnt know that lol

DYK: Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.


message 38: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments nope fuhreaky!!!

DYK: in ohio it's illegal to get fish drunk


message 39: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments cool i didnt know!

DYK: there are self-cleaning houses?? ps i want one!!!!!


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

hahah nopee p.s. ME TOO!

DYK:If a mouse eats cheese upside down, the mouse will explode.


message 41: by Kate (new)

Kate | 8205 comments Honestly?

DYK: If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask for a glass of milk. (It's proven in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) by Laura Joffe Numeroff If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)


message 42: by ♪Chloe (last edited Dec 16, 2010 07:24PM) (new)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ (chloe_loves_thebeatles_and_books) | 2288 comments That's so sad! And no, I did not know.

DYK: The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.


message 43: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments nope! lolz. thats kinda cool though.

DYK: that in West Virginia it is illegal to snooze on a train?


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

hmm. nope.

DYK: that most people think a moth is an ugly butterfly, however, in reality, a butterfly is a moth that is awake during the daytime. :D


message 45: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments huh! no i didn't know that! but....you see a bunch of moths- actual moths- awake during the day, not just butterflies.....

DYK: The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

yep
yeah i asked my brother (aka the walking encyclopedia) for a fact.

DYK: that puppies and dogs actually do chase their tails regularly? lol... my dog is adorably retarded.....


message 47: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments uh huh! and cats too if they are crazy/hyper. :)

DYK: The current consort to the British Queen is around 500th in the line of succession because he is descended from Queen Victoria?


message 48: by ilaria (new)

ilaria | 774 comments thats kind of a crude definition, but yes :)

DYK: in south carolina, it's illegal to play a pinball machine unless you're 18 or older??


message 49: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith (musicalradiance) | 6788 comments (its what my brother said. lolz. i asked him for a random fact. hahahaa)

nope! that's kinda odd.....

DYK: A group of unicorns is called a blessing and twelve or more cows are known as a "flink".


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

i knew about the cows but not unicorns :P

DYK: a group of crows is called a murder.


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