Lots of Random Facts
Posted Mar 21st, 2006 at 01:06 PM by Yasmine
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture element.'
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation , was played by six different cats.
Underground is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters und.
There are only four words in the English language which end in -dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki maungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
The only Dutch word to contain eight consecutive consonants is angstschreeuw.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.