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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Matt » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:39 pm

Thought I'd revive this thread... it's interesting!

Bet you all didn't know that Pierce Brosnan (From Mrs Doubtfire, James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, etc) was a Fire Eater before he became an actor!
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Fatebringer the 2nd » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:06 am

Random trivia, my forte.

You are far more likely to die on your way to get a lottery ticket than to win the lottery
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby La Souris Bleue » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:50 am

Didn't have the courage to read all the posts from the beginning, just hope that I won't repeat something already said ! ^^'

* Jean-Claude Van Damme was supposed to play the Predator, but he refused because he thought the costume was too ridiculous (and eventually they changed the creature design, but then they had already picked another actor)

* One of the James Bond girls was born male.

* In the French movie Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement in English) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jodie Foster appears in a small role, and says all of her dialogues in French as she speaks it perfectly.

* In Luc Besson's Leon, Natalie Portman repeats the word ''OK'' fifteen times in the Director's Cut version.

* The School dance of the Opera National de Paris was founded in 1713 by Louis XIV.

* There are eight species of flies that intervene during a corpse decomposition process. They are called the Death Squads.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Matt » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:39 am

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun!
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Fatebringer the 2nd » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:40 pm

I can make a twenty word sentence by only repeating one word over and over. First, I'll give you time to guess.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby AliceFowl » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:33 pm

You wlil be albe to raed tihs wthuot mcuh tourlbe.

Usually, a human brain that can read fluently will automatically rearrange the letters in a scrambled word and be able to read it without a problem, provided the first and last words are in place.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby AF Lover » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:22 am

Girls are more likely to wear glasses than boys. (I just found that out, does everyone already know that?)

One out of four people will eventually wear glasses. (not me. YET)

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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby FadingLight » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:41 pm

Once, a police station in some city I can't remember received several complaints by people who'd been shot with little tiny darts. The darts were not poisoned. The person shooting the darts, when she was caught, said she like watching people go "ouch".
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby NerdGurl » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:43 am

Ooooooo! This will be fun!

34) The English word 'ambulance' comes from the Latin word 'ambulo' which means to walk. :lick:

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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Fatebringer the 2nd » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:55 am

Ashiarai Yashiki - according to Japanese legend, this is a giant foot that descended from the ceiling of a mansion. If you washed it, it would go back into the ceiling, and if you refused to wash it, it would go on a rampage throughout the house. Yeah.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby FadingLight » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:46 pm

According to some Irish fables, if you followed a dragonfly, it would lead you to the fairies.

At low enough temperatures, oxygen can become a blue liquid.

A way to tell the difference between a cat considered "blue" and one called "lilac" (both coat colours are in the gray range): A blue cat has a dark nose, a lilac cat has a pink one.

You are more likely to die from being hit by a coconut than getting eaten by a shark. Watch the tree, not the sea.

A woman once sued McDonalds after she ordered a coffee and it spilled on her sweatpants, since she got some really bad burns and went to the hospital. She eventually got 80% of a sum she demanded (I think the amount changed a few times), since McDonalds was deem 80% responsible for serving hot coffee without a warning label (this wasn't the first lawsuit) and she was 20% responsible since she spilled the coffee. McDonalds lowered its coffee temperature but has since raised it back up.

According to a Greek myth, amethyst was created when the god of wine, Dionysus (Bacchus), got drunk (predictably) and set tigers on an innocent girl named Amethyst. She pleaded to the goddess of the Hunt, Artemis (Diana) for help, and was turned to white stone. Dionysus was sorry for what he'd done and poured his wine over her, turning the stone purple.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby AF Lover » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:08 am

Pineapples are slightly poisonous.

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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Minervalover » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:30 am

i don't know if this was already said, but disney cast members(in Disney world) are not allowed to say "i don't know" or point with one finger. they must point with two fingers or their whole hand.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Troublelover16 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:09 am

Spiders do not like peppermint. :)
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