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Are These Facts True?

Here are some ‘facts" that a friend sent to me in an email. I wondered if they were all true. What do you think?

· A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

· A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

· A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

· A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

· 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.

· Al Capone"s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

· All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

· 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.

· Butterflies taste with their feet.

· Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

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

· 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, in single file, the line would never endbecause of the rate of reproduction.

· If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

· It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

· Leonardo DaVinci invented the scissors.

· Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

· No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

· On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is anAmerican flag.

· Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

· Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

· Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

· "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

· The average person"s left hand does 56% of the typing.

· The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

· The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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

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

· The words "racecar," "kayak" and "level" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

· There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

· There are more chickens than people in the world.

· 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."

· There"s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

· Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

· TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

· Winston Churchill was born in a ladies" room during a dance.

· Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

· Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.