Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wandom Wednesday

Oh, almost forgot with all the other stuff going on.
But for those insatiable trivia addicts out there, I'm not going to neglect you:
Here's some wandomness:

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

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

"Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. "One" is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

"Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.

"Happy Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.

The lunula is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails (that is the part were cells are produced to make your nail grow).

"Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

"Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.

1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.

11% of the world is left-handed (including Mom, Charlotte, and ME!).

203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

That's all for now but next Wednesday there will be more!


Caroline said...

Those are a lot of cool facts! Thanks!

Susan said...

Add Brandon to your list of left handers. Aren't y'all suppose to be smarter or something?

MSM said...

SUPPOSED to be????

Mary said...

We're the only ones that use the right side of our brain. :P

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