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Topic # 8664 19-Jul-2006 14:50
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This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing is wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!







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  Reply # 41989 19-Jul-2006 15:04
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I do believe the letter 'e' doesnt appear once. Which according to wikipedia is the most common letter of the alphabet

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  Reply # 41990 19-Jul-2006 15:14
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Fun facts.

A guinea pig is not from Guinea but a rodent from South America.
A firefly is not a fly, but a beetle.
A giant panda bear is really a member of the racoon family.
A black panther is really a leopard that has a solid black coat rather then a spotted one.
Peanuts are not really nuts. The majority of nuts grow on trees while peauts grow underground. They are classified as a legume -- part of the pea family.
A cucumber is not a vegetable but a fruit.

Also... What is heavier? A pound of feathers or a pound of gold?

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Reply # 41993 19-Jul-2006 15:40
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  Reply # 41995 19-Jul-2006 15:50
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Actually a pound of feather is heaver than a pound of gold.

There is a reason why

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  Reply # 42012 19-Jul-2006 22:33
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They use different units of measure.


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  Reply # 42026 20-Jul-2006 09:47
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bradstewart: Actually a pound of feather is heaver than a pound of gold.

There is a reason why


You can buy more feathers for a pound than you can gold ;)

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  Reply # 42035 20-Jul-2006 13:04
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I think this takes the cake for weirdness:

http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf

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  Reply # 43343 6-Aug-2006 03:24
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tonyhughes: This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing is wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!


In that paragraph, the word 'try' is the only word without a vowel.

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Reply # 43355 6-Aug-2006 12:17
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In the absence of a vowel the letter 'Y' becomes a vowel.

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  Reply # 43356 6-Aug-2006 12:37
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bradstewart: I do believe the letter 'e' doesnt appear once. Which according to wikipedia is the most common letter of the alphabet


which alphabet?
and why is it in that order ABCDEF..
who decided on the order, why?
has it always been in that order?

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  Reply # 43357 6-Aug-2006 12:38
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bradstewart: In the absence of a vowel the letter 'Y' becomes a vowel.

the same is true of the letter R, if you're in the Balkans.

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Reply # 43359 6-Aug-2006 12:43
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Does Tony even know the answer...? Tongue out

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  Reply # 43361 6-Aug-2006 13:01
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taniwha:

which alphabet?

and why is it in that order ABCDEF..

who decided on the order, why?

has it always been in that order?

Now why go there? Thats just confusing the issue!

JAMMAN2110:
bradstewart: I do believe the letter 'e' doesnt appear once. Which according to wikipedia is the most common letter of the alphabet

That is the answer.... the letter 'E' doesn't appear once, which is odd because its the most commonly used letter... In the ENGLISH alphabet.

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  Reply # 47240 1-Oct-2006 14:16
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*Falls over*  Two months later, and you post that! LOL  Regardless, happy 1st of October Yell The forwarding of clocks by 1 hour made the blood rush to my head, *headache*

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