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    • #6432
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      This thread is like the junk drawer in the kitchen where you throw almost everything when you don’t know where else to put it.

      If you have a truly useless fact roaming around in your head, and you have no use for it, place it here and maybe someday, someone will have a use for it.

      My useless fact:

      It is better to clean your emeralds in cold water rather than lukewarm water.

    • #59926
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      Another useless fact.

      The word ‘stone’ is unique in the English language in the way it is used in plural.

      A single stone is a ‘stone’.

      Two to five are called ‘stones’.

      More than five are called ‘stone’.

      You never know when that fact could save your life, until that time arrives, it’s off to the junk drawer.

    • #59933
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      [SIZE=”4″][COLOR=”Blue”]Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • #59967
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      There was a recent study in the south to see what happens to penquins when they look up when a plane flies overhead…do they fall on their butt? What a waste of good money!

    • #59976
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      [COLOR=red]1. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red]2. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red]3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.[/COLOR]

    • #60236
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      [SIZE=”5″]”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. [/SIZE]

    • #60243
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      “Facetious” is the only word in the English language that has one of each of the vowels in alphabetical order.

    • #60247

      Those are awesome facts! I love that kind of info!
      Dawn

    • #60265
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      Did you know that the Michelin Man’s name is Bibendum?

      Did you know the Green Hornet is the Lone Ranger’s grand nephew?

    • #60402
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      Expect rain 6 months after day with hoar frost.

    • #60418
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      If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050

    • #60439
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      Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside.

    • #60453
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      In the game of Tiddlywinks, the larger disk used to launch the ‘winks’ (smaller disks) into the air is called a ‘squidger’.

      I’m glad I got that fact out of me head.

    • #60471
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      Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
      it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
      the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
      The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
      Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

    • #60809
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      [COLOR=red]There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous [/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red]There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.” [/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red]There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.[/COLOR]

    • #60835
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      The 46th Pope was named Pope Hilarious.

    • #60858
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      There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.

    • #60868
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      What a fun thread! Keep’em coming 🙂

    • #60879
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      36% of all Americans have a deep mistrust of statistics.

      Hmmmm……does that seem right?

    • #60943
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      Did you know turtles can breath through their butts? I wish I didn’t know that. Lets put that fact into the junk drawer.

    • #60952
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      The last words of General John Sedgwick, a Union Commander during the Civil War:

      “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist………”

      Apparently, they could.

      Oscar Wilde’s last words:

      “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”

      Oscar went. No word on the wallpaper.

    • #60954
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      No word that I know of rhymes with purple, silver, or orange.

      I’m thinking of some more…..I’ve got alot of USELESS facts stored away….if I can only think of them.

    • #60969
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      In the movie “the Right Stuff” there is a scene where a government recruiter for the Mercury astronaut program (played by Jeff Goldblum) is in a bar at Muroc Dry Lake, California. His partner suggests Chuck Yeager as a good astronaut candidate. Jeff proceeds to bad mouth Yeager claiming they need someone who went to college. During the conversation the real Chuck Yeager is playing a bartender who is standing behind the recruiters eavesdropping. General Yeager is listed low in the movie credits as ‘Fred.’

    • #61002
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      Mercury is shrinking and getting more wrinkled as it gets older. Aren’t we all, Mercury? Aren’t we all?

      Uranus is green, has rings around it, and is a gas giant. If you say the previous sentence out loud to someone, make real sure that you pronounce “Uranus” correctly.

    • #61022
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      [COLOR=red][FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][B]The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.[/B] [/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][B]Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][B]Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions![/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][B]What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][B]”Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][B]”Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
      [/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    • #61106
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      multiply Kilometers by .6 to estimate miles.

    • #61111
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      Less than 1 percent of all 800,000 species of insects are harmful.

    • #61146
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      This type of statement is treated as fact by many.

      If you do not forward this to 10 friends in the next 10 minutes you will have bad luck for 360 days.

    • #61152
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      On April 4th, 1964, The Beatles held the top five spots on the Billboard singles chart. That was the first and only time that happened.

      A question to all of you, what were the five songs?

    • #61184
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      Richard Nixon was an accordion player. Hmmmmmm……that explains everything.

    • #61213
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      Australia is the country with the most extinct animal species.

    • #61215
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      Lee,

      RE: Beatles songs, here are my guesses (not necessarily in the correct order):

      Can’t Buy Me Love
      Twist and Shout (my fave)
      She Loves You
      Please Please Me
      I Want To Hold Your Hand

      Am I close?

      Carla

    • #61250
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      Carla:

      You are 100% correct. You got all five. Good job!

    • #61261
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      Who says these facts are a useless pile? I am getting a first rate ed-u-cation here!

      Alma
      GBS-MFv 1993 and 2004

    • #61425
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      A “jiffy” is an actual measure of time and is 1/100th of a second.

    • #61433
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      [COLOR=red][B]Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

      Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”[/B] [/COLOR][COLOR=red][B]Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

      On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

      More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.[/B][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.[/B][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][B]More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

      Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

      The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times![/B][/COLOR]

    • #61454
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      The average taste bud’s lifespan is 10 days.

      That fact actually came in handy once, but I can live without it. Send into the junk drawer.

    • #61500
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      George Washington had a dog named Mopsey.

    • #61528
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      The average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year.

      A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    • #61629
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      A kerfuffle is equal to an uproar, which is louder than a ruckus but softer than a hullabaloo.

      I don’t know what is worse, me for knowing that fact or the guy who figured it out in the first place.

    • #62026
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      There will never again be another hurricane ‘Lenny’.

      The only town or city named ‘Beach’ is located in South Dakota, a landlocked state.

    • #62030
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      Honeybees are not supposed to be able to fly.

    • #62048
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      S.O.S. doesn’t stand for “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Souls” — It was just chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone could key it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash..

    • #62052
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      During World War II, American fighter planes that used Browning machine guns had ammunition bins which would hold 27 foot long belts of bullets. When planes came back with empty ammunition bins, they would say they gave the enemy the ‘full nine yards’. The phrase is now used for anything requiring a special effort.

    • #62133
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      In 1976 Rodrigo’s ‘Guitar Concierto de Aranjuez’ was No 1 in the UK for only three hours because of a computer error.

    • #62291
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      The letter combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced eight different ways.

      A rough coated dough faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

    • #62618
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      The only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees is the praying mantis.

    • #62722
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      The ‘Y’ in signs reading “Ye Olde Shoppe” is properly pronounced “th”. The ‘th’ sound doesn’t exist in Latin so when the Romans occupied Britain the used the rune for ‘thorn’ to represent the ‘th’ sound. The rune closely resembled a lower case ‘y’.

      If you pronounce it ‘Ye old’, I don’t think anyone would take notice.

    • #63318
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      The largest desert in the world is Antarctica, not the Sahara.

    • #63338
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      A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.

    • #63446
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      What is billed as the world’s largest weather vane sits on the shores of White Lake in Montague, Michigan. It’s 48 feet tall with a 26-foot wind arrow and adorned with a 14-foot replica of a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner.

    • #64744
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      The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.

    • #65039
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      A black cow is a chocolate soda with chocolate ice cream. The term dates from the Roaring Twenties, although it also came to be used to describe a root beer float. Another term for a black cow was a mud fizz.

    • #65053
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      Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

    • #65074
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      A solid steel ball will bounce higher than a solid rubber ball.

    • #65084
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      Well, the black cow drink sounds like something we need over at the tavern….add in some Kahlua and we are good to go!

    • #65095
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      You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

      So…

    • #65116
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      The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.

    • #66801
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      What is billed as the world’s largest weather vane sits on the shores of White Lake in Montague, Michigan. It’s 48 feet tall with a 26-foot wind arrow and adorned with a 14-foot replica of a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner.

    • #67922
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      Octopus are deaf.

    • #67951
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      Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.

    • #68429
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      Chrysler built B-29’s engines that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.

    • #68837
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      Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

    • #69355
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      100 km can be converted to miles by multipling it by 0.6. 100 km x 0.6 ~ 60 miles.

    • #69373
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      The hyoid bone in the throat is the only bone in the human body that isn’t connected to another bone.

    • #69410
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      Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously

    • #69612
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      Earth’s axis is at a constant tilted angle of 23.5 degrees.

    • #69625
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      Gas in 1970 was 20 cents a liter. Yikes!!! Not today!!! And $13 a barrel!!

    • #69689
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      The population of the world in 1830 was approximately 1 billion people.

    • #69712
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      911 was an inside job; classic controlled demolition on WTC building #7.

    • #69748
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      Webster’s dictionary was compiled by Noah Webster in the late 1780’s.

    • #69810
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      Putting tin foil on your head does not protect you from nefarious electromagnetic waves. The tin foil may actually increase the amplitude of electromagnetic radiation.

    • #69827
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      The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.

    • #69839
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      Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system and is larger than Mercury and Pluto.

    • #69856
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      One Fluorescent Light Bulb can help save energy cost 30 percent.
      Note: The Electric Company increased the bill 30 percent.

    • #70414
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      The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

    • #70450
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      Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.

    • #70497
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      Golf-great Billy Casper turned golf pro during the Korean War while serving in the Navy. Casper was assigned to operate and build golf driving ranges for the Navy in the San Diego area.

    • #70499
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      No one in the world has ever over dosed on Cannabis!!

    • #70593
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      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers,
      and laser printers all have in common?

      A. All were invented by women. 😀 [/COLOR][/FONT][/B]
      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000][/COLOR][/FONT][/B]
      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king
      from history:

      Spades – King David

      Hearts – Charlemagne

      Clubs -Alexander, the Great

      Diamonds – Julius Caesar[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

    • #70594
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      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was
      allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence
      we have ‘the rule of thumb'[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was
      ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’…and thus the word GOLF
      entered into the English language.
      [/COLOR][/FONT][/B]
      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S .
      Treasury.[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]Coca-Cola was originally green.[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]It is impossible to lick your elbow.[/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

    • #70677
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      The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    • #70734
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      [B][FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=#800000]The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get
      this..)

      ——————————————-

      The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% 😉 [/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

    • #70789
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      In the heart of the Australian Outback, a massive block of red sandstone rises up out of the near-perfect flatness of the eroded landscape. Called Uluru, or Ayer�s Rock, this giant is a monolith 348 meters (1,142 feet) high, 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) long, and 9.4 kilometers (5.8 miles) around. It is the largest single rock known in the world.

    • #71025
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      The Average American/Canadian eats about 11.9lbs of cereal per year.

    • #71056
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      Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    • #71000
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      Approximately sixty circus performers have been shot from cannons. At last report, thirty-one of these have been killed.

    • #71177
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      What five digit number, when multiplied by the number 4, is the same number with the digits in reverse order?
      21978; 21978 x 4 = 87912

    • #71207
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      The Boeing 767 aircraft is a collection of 3.1 million parts from 800 different suppliers around the world: fuselage parts from Japan, center wing section from Southern California, flaps from Italy.

    • #71283
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      Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”

    • #71408
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      The highest wind velocity ever recorded in the United States was 231 miles per hour, on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, in 1934.

    • #71489
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      The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalhashbaz from Isiah 8:1.

    • #71503
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      [FONT=Comic Sans MS]I don’t know about a pile of facts, but that commercial on tv with that ignorant talking stain. Is totally useless ![/FONT]

    • #71533
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      Right on Terry.

      The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub was 99 hours long.

    • #71742
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      If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. 😮

      HMMMM…I love my coffee but not that much!

    • #71969
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      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Atheism is a non-prophet organization? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Is the main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him…is he still wrong? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Is there another word for synonym? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all?” [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Would a fly without wings be called a walk? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red] Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]What was the best thing before sliced bread? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people. [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]How is it possible to have a civil war? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be hungry? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Whose cruel idea was it for the word “Lisp” to have a “S” in it? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot at them? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? I know why the numbers are in this order but not the alphabet:-) [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If the “blackbox” flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole damn airplane made out of that stuff? [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]If your parents didn’t have children, are your chances good that you won’t either.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • #72032
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      Captain Dave I really like you new signature element.

      If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

    • #72617
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      Chimpanzees prefer cooked food. So do I. Draw your own conclusions.

    • #72811
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      The exact geographic center of the United States is near Lebanon, Kansas.

    • #74629
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      The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.

    • #74665
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      Joe The Plummer!:D

    • #74698
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      Will whoever found the diamond please share it with my boyfriend so he will comprehend how big a diamond has to be on my finger before I will ever consider getting married again..(not that he would ever ask anyway) 😀

    • #74947
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      The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was J, which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the alphabet was U.

    • #75678
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      Sharks don’t like magnets. That may explain why they are rarely seen around my refrigerator.

    • #75703
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      A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
      Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.”
      A group of frogs is called an army.
      A group of rhinos is called a crash.
      A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
      A group of whales is called a pod.
      A group of geese is called a gaggle.
      A group of ravens is called a murder.
      A group of officers is called a mess.
      A group of larks is called an exaltation.
      A group of owls is called a parliament

    • #75892
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      In Dante’s “Inferno” the Ninth Circle of Hell is reserved for those who betray family or country. The denizens of this deepest circle, who are frozen in ice, include Judas (betrayer of Christ) and Cassius and Brutus (betrayers of Julius Caesar).

    • #75913
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      A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

    • #75923
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      Most Thai sign’s give distances down to the centimeter or even millimeter. The t-shirt I am wearing today I bought at Doi Inthanon, the highest elevation in Thailand. It says “On the roof of Siam 2565.3341 meters” (about 7500 feet) and a lot more in Thai. No idea why they do that.

    • #75942
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      In 1981, blueberry flavored jellybeans were created for American president Ronald Reagan’s inauguration.

    • #75979
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      [FONT=Comic Sans MS]That stupid greedy phone companies, like AT&T decided to slap a double charge on my mothers phone bill this month for unlimited long distance. I guess this is just a legal way for them to steal money from the customers. 😡 [/FONT]

    • #76018
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      Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as 3 Greyhound buses.

    • #76384
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      Thais call Bangkok Krung Thep. It actually is short for the longest city name in the world. Some of our Thai friends can recite the whole thing. The popular Thai rock group Asanee Wasan wrote a cool song with words consisting entirely of the city’s name. It goes like this:

      Krungthepmahanakhon Amornrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit

      which translates into English as:

      The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of Ayutthaya of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated God, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

      In case you are curious to see what it looks like written in Thai. 😉 The problem with Thai writing, words are normally not separated by spaces.

      [IMG]http://www.ourbluemarble.us/forum/krungthep.jpg[/IMG]

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      Hot water is heavier than cold.

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      The second longest word in the English language is “antidisestablishmentarianism”.

      [Only if the “cold” water is below 4 degree Centigrade – that why ice (0 degrees Centgrade) floats]

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      Adolf Hitler was Time’s Man of the Year for 1938.

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      The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.

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      Oregon means Beautiful in Algonquin
      Nevada means snow covered in Spanish
      Utah means high
      Vermont means green mountain in French
      Dakota means ally in Sioux
      Idaho doesn’t mean anything in any language. It got its name as a result of a hoax.

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      There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, “therein”: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.

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      A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
      Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.”
      A group of frogs is called an army.
      A group of rhinos is called a crash.
      A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
      A group of whales is called a pod.
      A group of geese is called a gaggle.
      A group of ravens is called a murder.
      A group of officers is called a mess.
      A group of larks is called an exaltation.
      A group of owls is called a parliament.

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      What is billed as the world’s largest weather vane sits on the shores of White Lake in Montague, Michigan. It’s 48 feet tall with a 26-foot wind arrow and adorned with a 14-foot replica of a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner.

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      The first novel ever written on a typewriter:

      Tom Sawyer

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      Martha Washington was considered to be quite sexy in her day. Go figure….

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      A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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      A Princeton University study found that dung beetles preferred to roll horse manure over sheep or camel manure.

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      •Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

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      When pronouncing a date, only one out of the entire year is a complete sentence.

      March 4th.

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      •When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a “portmanteau.”

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      uranium decays to lead. (why not gold?)

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      •The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.

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      The Paomnnehal Pweor Of The Hmuan Mnid.
      Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
      it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
      the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
      The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
      Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

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      A wedgie given from the front is most properly called a melvin.

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      A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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      What we call a black hole the Russians call a frozen star.

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      Most toilets flush in the key of E flat major.

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      The largest jellyfish ever discovered was over seven and a half feet in diameter with tentacles over 200 feet in length.

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      The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

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      Priorities:

      The first time a hockey player wore a jockstrap during a game was in 1874.

      The first time a hockey player wore a helmet during a game was 1974.

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      Lee,

      God gave man a brain and a reproductive organ (politically correct.). but only enough blood to operate one at a time.

      Given the previous point about Hockey players, etc. Is hockey a thinking sport, or a “stick” sport?

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      Fact:

      Dick S is out of his ever loving mind if he thinks I am going to respond to his last post. LOL. Nice try, Dick.

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      Lee,

      Could we be up for a reality thread again?

      Maybe a Stargate SG-1 takeoff? Wormhole extreme ?

      Dick

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      Dick S:

      Bigger!!!! I said Bigger!!!

      Wormhole extreme sounds like a wonderful idea. I just need enough people committed to make it happen.

      Lee

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      Light travels faster than the speed of sound. That is why many people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.

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      [QUOTE=Lee Spurgeon]Most toilets flush in the key of E flat major.[/QUOTE]

      Thanks Lee, I’ll add that little tidbit to my musical knowledge; my students will like this one.

      Gotta go flush my toilet now, then try to get downstairs to play the key on the piano at the same time. 😉 And with CIDP yet.

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      There are more riots in countries with the least amounts of bacon. Just a coincidence? I think not!

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      A shindig is more more formal than a hoot-a-nanny. Hoot-a-nannies are spontaneous affairs that were not planned.

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      Escalator is one of many words that were originally trademarks but have become ordinary words found in dictionaries. Some other words which were originally trademarks and have now passed into common use are aspirin, autoharp, band-aids, breathalyzer, cellophane, Coke, corn flakes, cube steak, ditto, dry ice, dumpster, formica, Frisbee, granola, gunk, jeep, kerosene, Kleenex, mace, nylon, ping-pong, popsicle, Q-tip, rollerblade, refrigerator,rolodex, Scotch tape, sheetrock, spandex, styrofoam, tabloid, thermos, trampoline, yo-yo, xerox, and zipper.

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      While reading through Lee’s list, my life just passed before my eyes.
      Anybody else get that deja-vu feeling? Slight chills. 😉

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