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McGurk Effect
McGurk Effect
Is what you hear always correct, Here is a phenomenon that demonstrates it's not.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

A baby in Florida was named: "True will laughing life bucky boomer manifestd" all one word no spaces His middle name is George James.
A baby is born every 7 seconds.
A baby oyster is called a spat.
A bowling pin only has to tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.
A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
A cow's only sweat glands are in its nose.
A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.

A duck's quack does not echo and no one knows why.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A group of bears is called a sleuth.
A group of geese is called a gaggle.
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.

A group of whales is called a pod.

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.

A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.
A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.
A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.
A scallop has 35 blue eyes.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
A squid has 10 tentacles.
A stretched out Slinky is 87 feet long.
A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually talking.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came -- head to toe.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Alaska is the state with highest percent of people who walk to work.
Albert Blake Dick invented the mimeograph machine.
Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein.
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaf.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed that the book symbolized their cause. Both revolts were defeated.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.
America once issued a 5-cent bill.
America's best selling ice-cream flavour is vanilla.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.
American's eat 134 pounds of sugar a year.
American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year.
Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.
An Oscar weighs seven pounds.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

An ostriches eye is bigger than it's brain.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.
Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
Anteaters prefer termites to ants.

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Average number of people airborne over the U.S. during any given hour: 61,000.

World interactive aviation over 100-years

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