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Some things you already knew

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By Ralph Damiani

Anybody who reads my ramblings knows that I like trivia, obscure facts and stuff like that.

Well, my wife came across this on the web and I thought it was interesting enough to pass on. And besides, maybe you can learn something.

• Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

• Lollipop is the longest word typed with your right hand.

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

• Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”

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

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

• The words racecar, kayak and level are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. They are palindromes.

• There are only four words in the English language that 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.

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

• A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.


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