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

Postby CaptainCabinet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:17 am

603) Cola would be green if colourings weren't added

604) What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

605) Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

606) It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

607) Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

608) Slugs have 4 noses.

609) The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

610) Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

611) The average person laughs 10 times a day
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Centaurboi2 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:46 pm

the first one has already been posted, and from now on 1 fact per post
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Gus » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:15 pm

Also, just to comment on a few issues with these facts. (There's probably more, but I only know about two off the top of my head.)

605) This is by weight. A pound of bone is stronger than a pound of concrete. Bone is actually very light, so if you just took a femur (thigh bone) and smashed it on your sidewalk, the femur would probably break.

607) This is more dramatic than it sounds. The worm doesn't take a bite out of itself. Some if its internal organs are automatically broken down and used for nutrients. Sort of how we burn fat, but taken a bit more extreme.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby diesector21 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:27 am

612) Guinness World Records was started by some people in the Guinness Brewery disputing whether or not the Golden Plover was the world's fastest game bird.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Centaurboi2 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:01 am

Gus wrote:605) This is by weight. A pound of bone is stronger than a pound of concrete. Bone is actually very light, so if you just took a femur (thigh bone) and smashed it on your sidewalk, the femur would probably break.


Actually, a femur is supposed to be as strong as a bar of iron of equal weight, so I think it would actually be pretty strong.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby BkkprGirl » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:00 pm

613) Cooties are real. They're a type of mite that lives off the dead skin and sweat on your eyebrows. They appear on almost every human.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby diesector21 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:34 pm

614) The most commonly stolen book is Guinness World Records. :laughing:
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby opalkoboi » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:49 pm

615) Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. What a great way to insult people! "The zinc and copper levels in your hair have reached critical!" :lol:
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Frondish17 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:30 am

616) Shakespeare had a son named Hamnet who died right before the writing of one of his most famous plays. Can you guess which play it was?

617) The suicide rate in Alaska is very high due to the lack of strong light for six months out of the year.

618) I have sock lint stuck between the third and forth toes of my left foot. I'll bet you probably didn't know that one ;P
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby 15bubbles » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:43 am

619. To be able to run fast enough to run across water you'd need to run about 65 miles per hour. Good luck with that.

By the way, I read all of the pages (EVERY ONE OF THEM!) of this topic and here are the facts that I noticed were repeated.

160)The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

161)The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

261) Did you know that in the old days a man was only allowed to beat his wife with a stick the width of his thumb, which is why we now have the saying: The rule of the thumb.

286) Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

305) The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

312) Intellegent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

372) The Canadian loonie (named for the loon pictured on it) has eleven sides.

404) About 1 out of ten people are left-handed.

409: Slugs have four noses.

565) Coca-Cola was originally green.

588) Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants

603) Cola would be green if colourings weren't added

608) Slugs have 4 noses.

609) The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

613) Cooties are real. They're a type of mite that lives off the dead skin and sweat on your eyebrows. They appear on almost every human.

614) The most commonly stolen book is Guinness World Records.

615) Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. What a great way to insult people! "The zinc and copper levels in your hair have reached critical!"

Dictionary.reference.com once proved this fact to be untrue. They found something to rhyme with orange.
166) The only 3 words in the English language that don't rhyme with anything are: Orange, purple and month!
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby opalkoboi » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:28 am

Actually, one word does rhyme with purple: hurple - to walk with a limp. Sorry if I poped your bubble.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby 15bubbles » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:38 pm

It wasn't one of MY bubbles. I put that there because I was popping someone else's because there IS a word that rhymes with orange.

620 (Counting the doubled facts, I suppose.). According to the language of flowers, daffodils stand for chivalry.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Frondish17 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:25 am

621) Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby 15bubbles » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:41 am

*622. There is a lizard that can run across water. It's called the basilisk lizard.
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Re: 1000 facts you probably didn't know...

Postby Frondish17 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:08 am

knew that one ;P

623) the salamandar actually is a mythical creature that could combust into flames and survive
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