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New Definitions For Ordinary Words
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Abstemious and facetious  : The two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order.

Almonds :  A member of the peach family.

Babies : Humans born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Blink : Something women do nearly twice as much as men.


Cat : Animal that has 32 muscles in each ear.

Chickens  : There are more chickens than people in the world.

China : If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Domestication : In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.


Dreamt : The only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'

Eyes : Always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

February 1865 : The only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Goldfish : Fish that  has a memory span of three seconds.

Left hand : The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.


Leonardo Da Vinci : Man who  invented the scissors


Lollipop : The longest word typed with your right hand.

Microwave : Something that was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Ostrich : A bird whose eye is bigger than its brain.

Peanuts : One of the ingredients of dynamite!

QE 2The cruise liner that moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

Rubber bands : They last longer when refrigerated.

Sentence : 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.


Shark : The only fish that can blink with both eyes.

Snail  : A slow-moving gastropods
that can sleep for three years.

Stewardesses  : The longest word typed with only the left hand.

Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous  : The only four words in the English language which end in 'dous':

Typewriter : The longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard

Winston Churchill : Man who was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Winter of 1932 : Season that was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.




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