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St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Fun facts & challenges

Bet you didn't know.....

  • It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. (try it!)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you could fracture a rib.
  • The longest one-syllable words in the English language are "scraunched" and "strengthed." Some suggest that "squirreled" could be included, but squirrel is intended to be pronounced as two syllables (squir-rel) according to most dictionaries. "Screeched" and "strengths" are two other long one-syllable words, but they only have 9 letters.
  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
  • The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language (can you say it?)

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Can you write your own tongue twister and challenge your friends to say it?

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