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Its looking fine. Is that a wrecked Probe next to it?
Cassandra - hope your aquarium internship and the California weather are
making your summer great.
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>>Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12
>>letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand.
>>The longest word that can be typed using only the right
>>hand is lollipop. Skepticisms is the longest word that
>>A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
>>In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to
>>mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance)
>>but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That
>>is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
>>A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese
>>in the air is a skein.
>>The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog
>>peels off several times a year with new growth.
>>The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
>>The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with
>> the shutter on backwards.
>> 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 hiccoughed."
>>The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two
>>synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere 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
>>The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the
>>bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are
>>The word 'pound' is abbreviated 'lb.' after the
>>constellation 'libra' because it means 'pound' in Latin,
>> and also 'scales'. The abbreviation for the British Pound
>>Sterling comes from the same source: it is an 'L' for
>>Libra/Lb. with a stroke through it to indicate abbreviation.
>>Sames goes for the Italian lira which uses the same
>>abbreviation ('lira' coming from 'libra'). So British
>>currency (before it went metric) was always quoted as
>>"pounds/shillings/pence", abbreviated "L/s/d"
>>Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the
>>Australian coat of arms 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".
>>Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
>>Camel's milk does not curdle.
>>In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
>> An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
>> Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to
>>The United States has never lost a war in which mules were
>>Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald
>>All porcupines float in water.
>>Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
>>Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
>>The world's largest wine cask is in Heidelberg, Germany.
>>Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an
>>alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild
>>Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
>>If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New
>>Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from
>>St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.
>>The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during
>>operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.
>>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.
>>Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
>>The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie."
>>(Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
>>Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at
>>same height as the U.S. flag.
>>The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't
>>end in an "A" is Afghanastan.
>>The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no
>>evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.
>>When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing."
>>They actually pass out from sheer terror.
>>The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch
>>every year because when it was built, engineers failed to
>>take into account the weight of all the books that would
>>occupy the building.
>>Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great
>>king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander
>>the Great, Hearts - Charlemange, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
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