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*Useless facts about words...

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

"Stewardaresses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

"Typewriter" is the longest word in the dictionary that can be typed using only one row of the keyboard.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.

The two longest one-syllable words in the English language are "screeched" and "strengths."

*Useless facts about animals:

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

Slugs have 4 noses.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

*Interesting useless facts:

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Only 1 in 2,000,000,000 will live to be 116 or older.

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

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

*Useless facts about the body:

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks -otherwise it will digest itself.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.

The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles per hour.

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