All porcupines float in water.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

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

If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to swallow.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and that's why they are on the Australian coat of arms.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. 

If the statue of the general in the park is on a horse that has both front legs in the air, then the general died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the general died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the general died of natural causes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

In the movie "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart never said, "Play it again, Sam."

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump



Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence. One is from Cranston, another from North Kingstown and the third from Exeter. They go with a Statehouse official to examine the fence.

The North Kingstown contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Exeter contractor also does some measuring and figuring, and then says "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Cranston contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the Statehouse official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Cranston contractor whispers back, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Exeter to fix the fence."



A little boy asked his dad for a dollar to give to a little old lady in the park. His father is impressed by his son's kindness and thoughtfulness of others, so he gives him the dollar.

"There you are my son," said the father. "But, tell me, isn't the little old lady able to work any more?"

"She sells candy," the boy said.