Thursday, March 23, 2006

dwell minding

When I was in high school, we used to engage in a practice of dwell minding, where we brought up lists of questions to which we did not know the answers. You know the type, anywhere from why does a mercedes benz have wind shield wipers on the headlights to ... god i can't remember any of them! Anyways, in that spirit, my MIL sent me a forward that contains some of these factoids so I will share them with you.
  • Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. (Is this true, by the way? And what are our eyes made out of?)
  • The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes)
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill.
  • 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.
  • The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Update: Here is a link to all of the answers about the above bullet points. Someone went through the trouble to look them all up. Except the eye balls one, we still don't know about that.


AWE said...

Can that be true about the eyes?

Coodence said...

It can't be - right?!

Randi said...

look at the pic of maine's daughter's eyes... um are anything bigger than those? good argument.

ceedee said...

just thought I would post an interesting website that I found. The thing about the babies' kneecaps is somewhat false. They have them but they just don't calcify until later on in life.

Mona said...

stewardesses. that's great!
i'm going to try and think of other words like that..
well great is one..
oh this is too hard!