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LOL The random fact of the day thread

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

  1. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Hummm you're so boring, did someone told you that ? Have some fun for god's sake.....or keep quiet.
     
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  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Like your post then, Why do you feel the need to spoil a thread thats just harmless fun, Lets be honest here no ones going to go and try to shoot a Scotsman with an arrow based on that are they

    Now this is a fact :thumb:

    Right back on topic.

    Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

    Slugs have 4 noses!

    Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

    In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

    A law introduced in 1307 ensures that the head of any dead whale found on the British coast becomes the property of the king and the tail belongs to the queen - should she need the bones for her corset.
     
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  3. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    ... I will, if the damn swally is galoot enouf to weech me wifey. I'll hunt him down wit me bow!
     
  4. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    I literally cannot have caffeine. The last time I had it, I blacked out. Turns out, I was extremely hyperactive, and then crashed hard.

    I believe it is due to the fact I have a Shaggy-like metabolism. Not that I can eat a 20-decker sandwich, and still stay skinny, but still.

    Besides, I don't like the taste of caffeinated drinks. And coffee always smells like something is burnt/burning.



    The only reason I even tried that coke was because I was about 7 at the time at a friend's house.
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    In the UK, there is no M7 motorway.
     
  6. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Up until 1752 Britain used the Julian calendar and New Years day was on 25th March.

    It is an offence to impersonate a Chelsea Pensioner

    It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle

    About 25% of Londoners were born outside of the UK and can speak over 300 different languages.

    London has been called Londonium, Ludenwic, and Ludenburg

    In 1647 the English Parliament abolished Christmas
     
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  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Which is why the tax year still starts on 5 April: the Gregorian calendar started in 1582, but because Britain didn't adopt it until 1752, the two calendar systems had drifted apart by 11 days - so 25 March under the Julian calendar became 5 April under the Gregorian calendar.
     
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  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Back when the Canada was a trading post, there was many currencies in use, one of these was the spanish piastre. Even if no piastre was ever punched here, Québecers still use the word instead of 'Dollar'. A 300 years old habit :)
     
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  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    If you could absorb all the nicotine in a cigarette, smoking four would be enough to kill you.
     
  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Although the Great Fire of London destroyed much of the city, only six people were killed.

    The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon in the British Army in 1927

    There are more chickens than humans in England.

    Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner to be kept in the Tower of London.

    In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

    In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

    In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

    In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.
     
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  11. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    In Belgium they say 'Septante, Octante and Nonante' which are the natural traductions of 'Seventy, Heighty and Ninety', while in France they say 'Soixante-Dix, Quatre-Vingt and Quatre-Vingt-Dix' which the exact traductions would be 'Seventy-Ten, Four-Twenty and Four-Twenty-Ten'.
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I think that you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length, period.
     
  13. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Not even errol flynn :worried: lol
     
  14. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Gandalf was supposed to be played by Sean Connery, they offered 15% (About £400,000,000) of the world wide receipts but he turned down the offer. (Thank God !)

    Ian McKellen cost about £15,000,000 for the Trilogie. (What a Deal !)
     
  15. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    i have the metabolism of a humming bird (145lbs at 5'11") and i still drink coffee regularly. id look into it, you may have another problem!
     
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  16. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    Perhaps it's the combination of the metabolism and autism....
     
  17. Stotherd-001

    Stotherd-001 Minimodder

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    There was gonna be one in Northern Ireland, planned in the 60s, but then the government had other things to worry about and they gave up on the idea of a massive network of motorways so now we have an M1, M2, M3, M5, and M22. And another bit of the M2 that isn't actually connected to the main part of the M2...
     
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  18. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    I once had 6 cans of monster energy and felt..........a little odd, lol.
     
  19. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Aqua Velva was introduced in 1929 as a mouthwash.

    The founder of Gillette had a vision, he wanted americans to live in a giant city named 'Metropolis' powered by Niagara Falls.

    The first basketball basket was a peach basket nailed on a wall.

    Knuck is crazy about Nutella.
     
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  20. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    You can't conceal a six foot weapon. I am two meters tall and I walk with a staff because my legs are too long for regular canes (I actually have to stoop to use them.) My regular walking stick is 54 inches long and conceals a metal spike at the tip, with a shaft that runs nearly a foot into the walking stick. This is legal, as it's ostensibly an ice spike, but in reality I could go about puncturing the tires of people who are fundamenti. Have fun translating, Bit!
     

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