Friday, January 25, 2013

More Fun on the Bus

Page Two of the handouts we got on the bus was entitled, Subject: FW: So, You think you know everything….[sic]. It was a list of what I suppose were meant to be little known facts. I’ll comment in italics on a few of them:

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
Well, I’m not going to count them and see.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends with the letters “mt”.
When I first read this, I thought, “No, it’s not, what about ‘prompt’ and ‘tempt’?” Then I remembered the silent “p”. It’s silent the way I say those words, anyway. 

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Except, maybe, ferrets. They go back about 2500 years, possibly 3500 at the outside.

Maine is the only state whose name is one syllable.
Not if you live in certain parts of Nyawk.

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

There are more chickens than people in the world.
So there truly can be a chicken in every pot.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Well, it’s not like we don’t have our reasons.

1 comment:

  1. You could also make an argument for domestication of the Russian fox.