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Old 11-15-2003, 08:32 AM   #1
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Did you know that ...

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

A shrimp'* heart is in their head.

When you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand or attempted to do so.

In the United States alone, there is a lawsuit every 30 seconds.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

Rats and horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik'* sixth sheep'* sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

If the U.*. government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for US citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

Forty percent of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

100% of all lottery winners gain weight.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

A duck'* quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world'* widest road.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Cat'* urine glows under a black-light.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Like fingerprints, everyone'* tongue print is different.

and last but not least...

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbows!
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Speaking of licking elbows, There is a local kid in Binghamton that did just that. He was on the local news a few months ago.
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Speaking of licking elbows, There is a local kid in Binghamton that did just that. He was on the local news a few months ago.
Slow news day?
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One of the local stations was showing a group of third graders trying to lick their elbows. No one could. The next day they showed the segment on the local kid who could.
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And 'Stewerdessess' is the longest word in the english language you type with your left hand only.
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