Cool Facts You Didn’t Know

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is“screeched”.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters“mt”.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.

The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

The longest word in the English language, according to theOxford English Dictionary,is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button.It was eliminatedwhen he was sewn up after surgery.

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on theAustralian coat of arms for that reason.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only haveabout ten.

The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase“Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

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