Friday, October 22, 2010

Kopi n pes!

The longest one-syllable
word in the English
language is "screeched."
"Dreamt" is the only
English word that ends in
the letters "mt"
Almonds are members of
the peach family.
The symbol on the
"pound" key (#) is called
an octothorpe.
The dot over the letter 'i'
is called a tittle.
Ingrown toenails are
The word "set" has more
definitions than any
other word in the English
"Underground" is the
only word in the English
language that begins and
ends with the letters
There are only four
words in the English
language which end in "-
dous": tremendous,
horrendous, stupendous,
and hazardous.
The longest word in the
English language,
according to the Oxford
English Dictionary, is
The only other word with
the same amount of
letters is its plural:
The longest place-name
still in use is
nuakit natahu, a New
Zealand hill.
Los Angeles's full name is
"El Pueblo de Nuestra
Senora la Reinade los
Angeles de Porciuncula"
and can be abbreviated
to 3.63% of its size,L.A.
An ostrich's eye is bigger
than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin,
not just striped fur.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't
have a belly button. It
was eliminated when he
was sewn up after
Telly Savalas and Louis
Armstrong died on their
Donald Duck's middle
name is Fauntleroy.
The muzzle of a lion is
like a fingerprint - no
two lions have the same
pattern of whiskers.
A pregnant goldfish is
called a twit.
There is a seven-letter
word in the English
language that contains
ten words without
rearranging any of its
letters, "therein":
the,there, he, in, rein,
her, here, ere,therein,
Dueling is legal in
Paraguay as long as both
parties are registered
blood donors.
A goldfish has a memory
span of three seconds.
It's impossible to sneeze
with your eyes open.
Cranberries are sorted
for ripeness by bouncing
them; a fully ripened
cranberry can be
dribbled like a
The letters KGB stand for
'Stewardesses' is the
longest English word that
is typed with only the
left hand.
The combination "ough"
can be pronounced in
nine different ways; the
following sentence
contains them all: "A
rough-coated, dough-
faced, thoughtful
ploughman strode
through the streets of
Scarborough; after
falling into a slough, he
coughed and
The only 15 letter word
that can be spelled
without repeating a
letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and
abstemious contain all
the vowels in the correct
order, as does arsenious,
meaning "containing
Emus and kangaroos
cannot walk backwards,
and are on the Australian
seal for that reason.
Cats have over one
hundred vocal sounds,
while dogs only have
about ten.
The word "Checkmate"
in chess comes from the
Persian phrase "Shah
Mat," which means "the
king is dead."
The reason firehouses
have circular stairways is
from the days of yore
when the engines were
pulled by horses. The
horses were stabled on
the ground floor and
figured out how to walk
up straight staircases

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