Monday, October 3, 2011



  • the word 'testify' derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles
  • the word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard
  • the word 'uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter
  • the word 'underground is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und'
  • the world's first paved streets were laid in Rome in 170 B.C.
  • the world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island New York
  • the world's knowledge is growing so fast that 90% of what we will know in 50 years time will be discovered in those 50 years
  • the world's most expensive spice is saffron
  • the worlds smallest bird is the 'bee hummingbird' found in Cuba
  • the world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand

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