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.


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.


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


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


The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.


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


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


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


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...