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Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe! Water Bridge in Germany . What a feat! Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering! This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany , as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg , near Berlin.


This really is interesting....."Stewardesses"external image image001.gif
is the longest word typed with only the left handexternal image image003.gif
and "lollipop"is the longest word typed with your right hand
(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
(Are you doubting this?)

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Our eyesexternal image image006.gifare always the same size from birth,
but our
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never stop growing.


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

(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?


The words 'racecar,'external image image011.gifexternal image image002.gif
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and '
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are the same whether they are read

left to right or right to left (palindromes).

(Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)


There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
(You're not doubting this, are you?)



There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)


TYPEWRITER external image image015.gifis the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
(All you typists are going to test this out)



external image image016.gifA cat has 32 muscles in each ear


A goldfish external image image017.gif has a memory span of three seconds.
(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)


A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time external image image018.giffor 1/100th of a second.

A shark
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external image image020.gifA snail can sleep for three years.
(I know some people that could do this too.!)


Almonds are a member of the peach external image image021.gif family.

An ostrich's eye external image image022.gifis bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also)



Babies
are born without kneecaps.
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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.
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In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.


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


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Leonardo Da Vinci invented
the scissors
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external image image002.gifPeanuts external image image030.gif are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
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Rubber bands external image image032.jpglast longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand external image image033.gifdoes 56% of the typing.


The cruise linerexternal image image035.gif, QE 2
moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.



The microwave external image image037.gifwas invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a choc olate bar melted in his pocket.

(Good thing he did that.)




The winter of 1932 was so cold that
Niagara Falls
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froze completely solid.




There are more chickens
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Winston Churchillexternal image image042.gif
was born in a ladies' room during a dance.


Women blink external image image006.gifnearly twice as much as men.


Now you know more than you did before!!