22 interesting (yet useless) facts you probably don’t know about. Hit the jump (if you’re on the front page) to see the whole post.
5. The dot over a “j” or an “i” is called a “tittle.”
You’ve made me learn something today. I had believed for many years that a tittle was a cross stroke such as that on a “t” or “f,” and that the dot of “i” and “j” was a “jot,” but a quick look at the Oxford English Dictionary tells me that tittle (“A small stroke or point in writing or printing. … By extension, any stroke or tick with a pen.” [http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/202640]) covers both marks, and more!
the second fact is a lie i can hum when i hold my nose… where are the mythbusters whe we need it
Yeah, but if you keep your mouth closed like you should, it quickly fills with air.\
Elporfirio, start humming then hold your nose. Post results. Good luck
Does the same thing it is not possible to hum with your mouth and nose closed.
No he’s right, I did it too.
While the sound quality is inferior to normal humming, i was pretty much able to hum several songs with my nose held thightly.
Was air coming out through your lips?
Thats not the point. The picture clearly stated: “It is impossible to hum while holding your nose”
I did hum while holding my nose.
I actualy managed to hum while holding my nose and had my mouth shut. Its a short humming, but it is one.
I just did it too, about 30 seconds worth…no air coming out of my nose or mouth. It’s more difficult and it doesn’t sound very good, but it’s still humming.
So many new jokes I can make about tittles. :)
“Zarf” is Arabic for “Envelope”
there is only 20 I was promised 22
you forgot to count the Duck Hunt and Humming ones
Humpty Dumpty was a cannon used by the royalists in the English Civil war, named for the sound of it’s firing. During the siege of Gloucester (some sources say Colchester) it fell from the church tower where it had been mounted, allowing Cromwell’s army to seize the town.
And a child cannot swim through the veins of a Blue wale. The child would sufffocate, the whale would die, and greenpeace would throw a fit.