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LOL The random fact of the day thread

Discussion in 'General' started by mars-bar-man, 14 Mar 2011.

  1. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    Thats a siggy quote, and my first siggy quote!


    And supposely if you throw a cat off a 15 foot building it will die, but if you throw it off and higher height its most likely to survive due to it can think quicker ( I think thats the right height and how it goes...Read it in a book once...Interest book...>_>)
     
  2. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    when you drink a glass of water it allready been through the human body many billions of times GLASS OF PEE ANYONE
     
  3. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    According to QI I believe its over three stories high and they can glide. There was a study in New York of injuries to cats after falling out of apartment windows and iirc if it was over three stories high the cats reached a sufficient velocity that they could out stretch their legs and glide (much like a sugar glider) using their tails as a rudder. There is also supposed to be a documented case of a cat that fell out of a light aircraft and safely glided back to earth.

    I would love to see that!
     
  4. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Oh I see throw a cat from a building and everyone is interested....throw one in a bin however ..
     
  5. Strudul

    Strudul ~

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    It sounds painful
     
  6. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Multimodder

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    So is catching it in your zip----drive.

    If you put the planet Saturn in water, it would float.
     
  7. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    How big is your sink?
     
  8. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Petty Officer Third Class Bruce Mallibert, USN, holds the unpleasant distinction of being the only man in history ever to be the sole survivor of a mid-air collision.
     
  9. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    The lowest note in the known universe is a Bb which is 57 octaves below middle C and has a frequency of roughly 3.17 x10^-15 Hz lol

    Or 1Hz every 10 million years:jawdrop:
     
  10. b0ng0

    b0ng0 Reddomitlum

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    I guess you don't really hear that so much as feel it. :baby:
     
  11. GingerFox

    GingerFox What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]

    According to 'aircrash investigation' You are more likely to be killed by your own trousers than an aircrash.

    ...They never did make a 'trouser death investigation' programme though, must not have the same impact.
     
  12. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    Random fact:

    This thread is the most interesting one on the forum in the last week
     
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  13. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    The fruit fly Drosophila bifurca ejaculates a single sperm which is an astonishing 5.8cm long. Bigger than the fruit fly itself.
     
  14. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Alan Ladd had his co star leading ladies stand in a hole - or he stood on a box .. (he was short) I can empathise
    Women today though are a bit put off with my stand in this hole request on first dates ..
     
  15. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    TDI (trouser death investigation) LAS VEGAS .... Has a certain ring to it though :lol:
     
  16. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    I suppose if you've sliced through something and died of blood loss and you've got Captain johnson pierced, there wouldn't be a ring to it... +coughs+

    coat... got it, taxi for one...
     
  17. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Minimodder

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    128bit CPU architecture would allow you to address approximately 340 undecillion bytes. That is 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 bytes :)
    I want to believe that isn't true but my cat fell from a 4th floor windows about 5 times before it died.
     
  18. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    So what did you do differently on the sixth attempt? :D:hehe:
     
  19. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    A DAY is longer than a YEAR on Venus. :D
     
  20. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Atucally, it's the 7th floor. And it's not that they can survive it easily, it's just that they're less likely to die from falling from the 7th floor than the 5th floor.

    Another fact: anything smaller than about hamster-sized is unlikely to be killed from falling from a height because their terminal velocity is lower than the velocity needed to kill them.
     

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