Friday, 4 June 2010

Believe It Or Not

BLEAARH... Got no motivation to continue with my school stories.

So why don't we just ponder on the following non-tremendous, non-horrendous, non-stupendous, non-hazardous facts below:

 'Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand.
             
No word in the English language rhymes with 'month', 'orange', 'silver', or 'purple'.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
              
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears  never stop growing.
            
There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
             
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
              
'TYPEWRITER' is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
             

  A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  A goldfish    has a memory span of three seconds ..
             
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

However you could walk the whole 4,500 km length of the Great Wall of China in 6 months

24 comments:

DrSam said...

Wow! 4500 km of hazardous and horrendous journey...tremendously stupendous determination and will power. That is nine times of walking distant, from subang to my kampung in keropoklekor land.

pakmat said...

..which, of course, explained why men are such ostriches..more eyes than brain..:)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Verified by:
Dr Angelina

Red Alfa said...

Now that's a hint what we want to be doing NEXT!

Not quite Everest yet, but sure we will be re-learning how to walk properly, won't we?

mamasita said...

Aisay Cheecher..I learnt so much today!! Thank you..

p.s..how come my nose tak mancung2 like the Bollywood actress??

Zendra-Maria said...

DrSam, WOW indeed - the Walk of Wonder hehehe

I think kuih khasidah would be sufficient motivation for you to walk all the way to Pasar Payang ;)

Zendra-Maria said...

pakmat, I second that :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Thanks Doc Angel, and do cats get ear cramps?

Zendra-Maria said...

RA, let's let's let's!!!

Motivated to go gym now :)

Zendra-Maria said...

chieh-chieh mamasita, explains why my eyes get smaller n smaller

re our noses, here the oxygen is still plentiful - over there the air's polluted so their noses are the first line of penapisan - must be big maaa

Zendra-Maria said...

and Tommy, we shall wait for your youtube ;)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Zee,

Oh now u r starting to pre-empt my response..kakaka. In the word of the famous AK47; “why I finger finger, you never cum!” I think I should hang around more with Dato Sak, just like your soul mate RA.

Pakmat please speak for yourself….hahaha and bury your head in the ground, cannot blame u for having more eyes than brain; u r at your full cycle of being a baby again (60+), no kneecaps therefore no need to ‘guna kepala lutut’ to think…..kekeke. Soli horr. I think coming from me it’s alright by u :))

Anyway since it’s a lovely Friday & we r on the subject of ‘believe it or not’, this raging teenage hormone of mine is crazee over this young lassie;

I don’t believe U

Have a blardy good weekend all.

Tommy

P/S – Believe it or not the Skippies r more Chinese than me now, got invite to go ‘Dim Sum, yum cha’ brekkie. My my they know to order better than me, not to mention their skill & etiquette in handling the chopstick & tiny tea cups….kakaka.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Zendra,
Ear cramps? No. Never. But handy when we want to pretend that we're not hearing Mama's nagging. har har har *evil laughs*

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey2 Zee, u remembered this series, we glued to our tv waiting for this to come on each week when we were yuong;

Believe it or Not

OK, now I'll go play superhero over the weekend :))

Tommy

Red Alfa said...

Yea Tommy

And did you know the show was abruptly cancelled because Ronald Reagan was almost assasinated by a guy who happened to have exactly the same name as the super hero?

and of course this amazing fact and fancy comes to you in Z's "Believe It or Not"

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy so you're a dinkum ozzie now eh? That's cool, then you can show us around when we visit your corner of ozzieland. Can or not?

hey that kiddie vid - 3:17 onwrds very funny one... maybe I download as my ringtone

OK superhero don't forget the mini overwear when you get dressed tonite for overtime shift :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Yeah and Red holds the record for remembering the most mundane political facts and fancies - he should've been a diplomat

Zendra-Maria said...

Cat, how do you muffle your mums warta berita with your ears? pssst... something like kegels exercises kah?

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Oh now u guys had open the floodgate, the nite is still young for superhero vigilante; here another believe song, on of my favourite;

Reason to Believe

Tommy

Zendra-Maria said...

Tq Tommy, one of mine too :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zendra, I sure learned a lot today.....and never knew it takes that long to walk the Great wall of China.
Have a pleasant weekend and keep well, Lee.

pakmat said...

.hey, tommy, I'm speaking for all those above 60..as soon you will be..:)..where the only activity is only in the eyes..and Zee did not say how many eye muscles and old cat have ..but seeing there is not much muscles elsewhere...sigh..how to climb Everest??..

Red Alfa said...

Dear Pak Mat

Another fact and fancy especially for the 60 plusses!

RasullulLah SAW made Usman RA at 60 plus the Amir of the first Islamic cavalry!

Imagine him leading cavalry charges into battles in full gallops, his right hand holding heavy spear ready and in the battle with his sword swinging overhead.

That had got my mental muscles saying go get some muscles!

kay_leeda said...

Err...is there a test on this? If ada I'd be the first to do that 4500km dash!!

Wooo...such bewildering facts & figures.