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samedi, février 11, 2006

Non Sequitur #45

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

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The highest scoring word in the English language game of Scrabble is 'Quartzy'. This will score 164 points if played across a red triple-word square with the Z on a light blue double-letter square. It will score 162 points if played across two pink double-word squares with the Q and the Y on those squares. 'Bezique' and 'Cazique' are next with a possible 161 points. All three words score an extra 50 points for having seven letters and therefore emptying the letter rack in one go.

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The only 15 letter word in English that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

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There are only three world capitals that begin with the letter "O" in English: Ottawa, Canada; Oslo, Norway; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

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There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.

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The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.

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The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

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The last one begs the witty comment.... doesn't it?

3 commentaires:

Arcibald a dit…

jigifieri li mhux sa jitilfu ta' l-Iraq ghax hemm Bush? :)

one of the villagers a dit…

since when is a koala a bear?

Antoine Cassar a dit…

Errr... since when wasn't it a bear? Come to think about it... can a marsupial be a bear? Perhaps we call it a Koala bear colloquially simply because it looks like one... my cousin's got a book about animal life for children and dolphins are classified under fish!

Any biologists out there?

We've also seen bloggers classified as insects...