What exactly is
a sneeze you ask? Well, there are different definitions for that word. One, from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, says:
: to make a sudden violent spasmodic audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth especially as a reflex act
Or there is the made-up definition used for this site:
:a fact that is completely useless. Nobody needs to know it, but everybody wants to anyway.
That is the goal of SNEEZE. To branch out to the world, educating them about the importance(or should I say, unimportance) of sneezes. So join me in this quest! Help collect precious sneezes and gather them here on SNEEZE. Together we can make the useless into the useful.
(By the way, zebras are black with white stripes. One mystery of the modern world down, five gazzilion more to go.)
I AM NOT VERY ACTIVE ON NEOPETS ANYMORE. I PROBABLY WON'T ANSWER ANY NEOMAILS AND I WILL NOT UPDATE SNEEZE. IF YOU WERE A MEMBER, I DELETED YOU BECAUSE THERE IS NO LONGER SUCH A THING AS MEMBERS. YOU CAN STILL HONOR SNEEZE BY LINKING BACK, THOUGH! PLEASE DON'T MAIL ME ABOUT AFFIE REQUESTS EITHER. THANKS!
SORRY TO LEAVE,
Finally! The Sneezes shall begin!
Mysteries of the Modern World
~Zebras are black with white stripes.
~According to the Book of Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
~The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The Human Body
~Our eyes never grow, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
~A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
~The most common blood type in the world is type O.
~The rarest blood type in the world is type A-H, less than 12 people have it.
~Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
~Every time you sneeze, all your internal organs completely stop for a second.
~If jello is hooked up to an electroencephalogram (EEG), it would measure the same brainwaves as the average adult human, since it jiggles.
~In one year, the human body sheds eight pounds of skin cells.
~The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
~The brain Itself cannot feel pain.
~Everyday the average person tends to lose 60-100 strands of hair.
~The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.
~When you blush, the inside of your stomach turns red as well.
~Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
~A baby does not develope fingerprints until eighteen weeks.
~You are taller at night than in the morning, and taller in the winter than the summer.
~The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve
~The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles
(96.5 km) per hour.
~Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
~Your hair and fingernails DO NOT grow after you die (as this requires the generation of new cells, it's physically impossible). Instead, after death your body begins to dehydrate and your feet, hands and scalp shrink, revealing more of the nail and hair, giving the impression of growth, but no actual growth.
~More calories are wasted by sleeping than sitting and watching TV.
~Humans have two gallons of blood in their body.
~Some lions mate 50 times a day.
~Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards.
~Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
~All polar bears are left-handed.
~Cats are the only animals who can't 'float' in space.
~It takes a sloth 15 minutes to cross a 4-lane street.
~A polarbear's skin is black.
~The study of horses is 'hippology'.
~The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
~Elephants are the only animals with four knees.
~possible to lead a cow upstairs but not down.
~Bears walk flat footed like humans do rather than on their toes like most animals.
~The oldest living goldish, named Fred, lived to be 41.
~Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
~A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
~Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
~The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
~Canadian Hairless cats have hair.
~Cats have two eyelids on each eye.
~The scientific name for a Gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla
~Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
~You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
~Porcupines float in water.
~Cryptozoology is the study of "hidden" animals. (like werewolves and Bigfoot and vampires)
~Besides humans, elephants are the only land animal that can cry.
~No word rhymes with month, purple, orange or silver in American English. (There are some words in British dialect)
~The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
~"Almost" is the longest word with all the letters in alphabetical order.
~The longest one-syllable word is "screeched."
~Satan is an anagram of Santa.
~Dreamt is the only word ending in "mt."
~In the Scottish language Gaidhlig (Gaelic), there is no word for 'yes' or 'no'.
~The French words 'eau' [water] and 'oui' [yes] have no consonants.
~The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
~In the original Aladdin story in Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights
begins, 'Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.'
~The longest word in the English language has over 1,000 letters and is the word for a certain section of DNA.
~The study of stupidity is called monology.
~The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
~Ernest Vincent Weight wrote the fifty-thousand word novel, Gatsby, without any word containing the letter 'e'.
~Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
~Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.
~The letter 'W' is the only letter in the alphabet that does not have 1 syllable.
~The oldest word in the English language is 'town'.
~The Eskimo language has more than twenty words to describe different kinds of snow.
~Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
~A dentiloquist is someone who speaks with his teeth closed.
~Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed.
The world's longest name is: Adolph Blaine Charles Daivid Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfesschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Sr.
~111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 equals 12,345,678,987,654,321.
~More Monopoly money is printed each day then real U.S. dollars.
~The number 'one googol' is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
~A 'googleplex' is a 1 followed by a googol of zeros.
~Four is the only number with the same number of letters as it's value.
~If you spell out every number you won't use A until one thousand.
~Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.
~You consume 1/10 of a calorie every time you lick a stamp.
~Hershey's Kisses got their name because the machine that makes them looks like it's 6.kissing the conveyor belt.
~Almonds are fruits. They are related to apricots.
~Too much coffee can kill you. 100 cups in four hours can kill the average human.
~The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912.
~The most popular meal ordered at U.S restaurants is fried chicken.
~~The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
~The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
~If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
~Peanuts are one of the ingrediants of dynamite.
~Apples, not caffine are more efficiant for waking you up in the morning.
~Pomology is the study of fruit.
~Pineapples do not ripen after they have been picked.
~There is no such thing as blue food: even blueberries are purple.
~The only food that does not spoil is honey.
~Vinilla is used to make chocolate.
~Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
~There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Cracker cookie zoo.
~Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only. Ladies Forbidden" and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
~In California, it is illegal to eat oranges while bathing.
~In the winter of 1932, Niagara Falls froze solid from the cold.
~One third of the Earth's human population dies every year.
~In Kansas City, it is illegal for a minor to purchase a cap gun, but they can however buy a shotgun.
~The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.
~The Dead Sea is dense enough to float on.
~Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a town in Wales.
~If everyone in China formed a line and walked in front of you, the line would keep on going because of the rate of reproduction.
~China's Beijing Duck Restaurant can seat up to 9,000 people at once.
~In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
~Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
~Chevrolet tried marketing a Chevrolet Nova in Spanish speaking countries-- it didn't sell well because "no va" means "doesn't go" in Spanish.
The 8 dollar bill was designed and printed by Benjiman Franklin for the American Colonies.
~It has been calculated that in the past 3,500 years, there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
~The natioinal anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
~The University of Alaska stretches across four time zones.
~There's a bathroom in Egypt where it is free to use the toilet, but you have to bring or buy your own toilet paper.
~Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
~Europe is the only continent that doesn't have an "A".
~Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
~The longest city name is the Thai name for Bangkok with 175 letters. The shortened 111 letter version is Krungthephphramahanakhon bowonratanakosin mahintharayuthaya mahadilokphiphobnovpharad ratchataniburium udomsantisug.
~In the rainy season, enough water pours over the Iguaca Falls in South America to fill 6 Olympic size pools EVERY SECOND.
~Over the past 12,000 years, Niagra Falls has gone back 11 kilometres.
~In 25,000 Niagra falls will have disappeared COMPLETELY.
~One million earthquakes shake the Earth every year.
~Singapore has onlyone train station.
~In Sweden there isa ski-thru McDonald's.
In Phoenix, Arizona, you can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.
In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.
In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.
In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.
In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.
In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.
In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.
In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.
The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.
In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.
In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.
In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.
In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.
In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.
In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.
It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.
In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.
In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !
In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.
In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.
In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.
In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.
In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.
In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.
In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.
In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.
In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.
In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street!
In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.
Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.
In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.
It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.
In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.
California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.
In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.
In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.
In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.
In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.
A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.
In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.
In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.
In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 kilometers of a private home.
~In Cleveland, Ohio
it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
~In York, excluding Sundays, it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
~Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
~Mel Blanc, the man who did the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
~When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German.
~The PETA voted Marilyn Manson worst-dressed because he said he never takes off is leather cow-skin pants.
~In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty-pound rock. The ceremony was witnessed by more than 20 people.
~There are +1200 bones in the basement of one of Benjeman Franklin's houses.
~Peter the great issued a tax for people with beards.
~Scientists say the higher your I.Q, the more you dream.
~If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Scientists have been pondering this for years.
~Lying is one of the most common ways people start a conversation.
~The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
~A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
~Most toilets flush in the key of E Flat.
~A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
~The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
~English gambling dens used to have employees whose job was to swallow the dice if police arrived.
~Australia is considered the easiest continent to defend in a game of Risk.
~Mario, of Nintendo, first appeared in th 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman.
~The Looney Tunes theme song is called "The Merry-Go-Round is Broken Down".
~Mickey Mouses ears are always turned to the front, no matter which way his head is pointing.
~The Black Cauldron is the only PG Disney animated movie.
~The face of a penny can hold thirty drops of water.
~If you took a standard Slinky and stretched it out, it would measure 87 ft.
~The yo-yo originated in the Philuppines, where it is used as a weapon in hunting.
~The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.
~Before the 1800s, there were no seprately designed shoes for the left and right feet
~Forest fires move faster uphill than down.
~Oology is the study of eggs.
~If you break off the middle two spikes in a spork, it becomes Batman.
~The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
~On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
~The average major league career of a baseball is 5 to 7 pitches.
My two personal favorites: Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.Phobophobia is the fear of phobias(fear).
Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car.
Androphobia - Fear of men.
Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society.
Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched.
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth.
Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.
Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection.
Atychiphobia - Fear of failure.
Autophobia - Fear of being alone.
Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria.
Barophobia - Fear of gravity.
Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians.
Belonephobia - Fear of pins and needles.
Bibliophobia - Fear of books.
Botanophobia - Fear of plants.
Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.
Catagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed.
Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.
Chionophobia - Fear of snow.
Chromophobia - Fear of colors.
Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks.
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.
Cyberphobia - Fear of computers.
Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.
Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.
Domatophobia - Fear of houses.
phebiphobia - Fear of teenagers.
Gamophobia - Fear of marriage.
Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
Gynophobia - Fear of women.
Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.
Hypnophobia - Fear of hypnotism
Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors.
Insectophobia - Fear of insects.
Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.
Leukophobia - Fear of the color white
Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth.
Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking.
Megalophobia - Fear of large things.
Melanophobia - Fear of the color black.
Microphobia - Fear of small things.
Mysophobia - Fear of dirt and germs.
Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things
Noctiphobia - Fear of the night.
Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals.
Obesophobia - Fear of gaining weight.
Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
Odontophobia- Fear of teeth.
Ombrophobia - Fear of rain.
Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes.
Odontophobia- Fear of teeth.
Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.
Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.
Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
Pathophobia - Fear of disease.
Pedophobia - Fear of children.
Philophobia - Fear of love.
Podophobia - Fear of feet.
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards
Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple.
Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns.
Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.
Pyrophobia- Fear of fire.
Scolionophobia - Fear of school.
Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.
Sociophobia - Fear of social evaluation.
Somniphobia - Fear of sleep.
Tachophobia - Fear of speed.
Technophobia - Fear of technology.
Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of 13
Trypanophobia - Fear of injections.
Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.
Verminophobia - Fear of germs.
Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft.
Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Zoophobia - Fear of animals.