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LOL The random fact of the day thread

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

  1. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Aww that sucks. :(
    I was hoping I could make loads of sugar and sell it for profit.
     
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  2. Guest-23315

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    I'm pretty sure the morbidly obese can't jump...
     
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  3. Alekoy

    Alekoy Ostekake!

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    HEY! I jump when I want to :p :lol:
     
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  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

    In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

    Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

    The British love donkeys! In 2006 the British public gave a total of 20m to a donkey sanctuary.

    Every year the average British family throws away 6 trees worth of paper

    Thousands of Dutch school children and their parents spend four evenings in a row during May and June trudging through streets and along footpaths in huge processions, walking five or ten kilometres at a time. It's called the avondvierdaagse, or ‘evening four-day marches'.
     
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  5. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    At first I read that as "world's healthiest woman" and thought well that makes sense.

    Then I read the article and now I'm like

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  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Napoleon died from arsenic poisoning while incarcerated on the island of Saint Helena (not Elba, as is commonly thought). However, doubt exists whether the cause of death was due to the use of copper arsenite as a pigment in wallpaper of the time (bear in mind that wallpaper was only for the rich and famous; the poor people had to make do with various shades of mud to decorate their hovels).

    The arsenic could have been liberated through a combination of damp and microbial action, but tests show that Napoleon already had high levels of arsenic in his body before he even got to Saint Helena - because a large number of other materials and processes from the time also involved the use of arsenic.

    Strangely enough, the autopsy of Napoleon didn't actually mention arsenic at all - this is a modern theory - but it is more likely that he died of TB or complications arising from stomach cancer, although it's never possible to be sure as no histological samples of either the lungs or stomach were taken at the time.
     
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    Well, you've got to give the guy a medal for bravery or something. As methods of losing weight goes, it's certainly one that most people would sign up to (well, perhaps not with a 600lb partner, but you get my drift)!
     
  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

    In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

    In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

    Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

    Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

    There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
     
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  10. mrMonkeyChunks

    mrMonkeyChunks EVGA Cheesecake

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    how did he even reach....
    :lol:

    anyways back on track, dust is ~80% dead skin
     
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  11. suenstar

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    Each year, more people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.

    The attendance at amusement parks increases after a fatal accident has occurred.

    There's a fair few that see blue, almost all nocturnal birds can see the colour blue as well as an Emu, Ewe, Ostrich, most hummingbirds, and most birds which live on insects.

    Most birds can see 200 more shades & colours than humans. :)
    A pony back then was any horse under the age of 6.
    So in those days, there were ponies in the Pony Express.
     
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  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they're moose hunting.

    The bat is the only mammal that can fly.

    The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.

    Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day.

    The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human females.
     
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    TheBlackSwordsMan Fellow of the Teelzebub Society

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    Xenophobia was a major cause of the boshin war. The shogunate opened Japan to foreigners while the imperial supporters were disgusted by these 'barbarians'.
     
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  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    A survey showed that people found it easier to tell lies than tell the truth

    The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds

    The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley

    Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
     
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  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Queen Anne had 17 children, all of them died before she did.

    The military salute comes from medieval knights raising theirs visors to see each other.

    Winston Churchill was born in the ladies toilet during a dance.

    In the 1700s, men who ran illegal gambling houses hired a special person to swallow the dice if the police showed up.

    Buckingham Palace was built on the site of a notorious brothel
     
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  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    In Phoenix, Arizona, you can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

    In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

    In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

    In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

    In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

    Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

    One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

    The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!
     
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    After a hearty meal and several intoxicating beverages ... my table cloths always resemble one of Rolf Harris dust sheets when he paints ...
     
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  18. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    why is it when I don't eat at my desk ...when I come to clean my key board there is always pasty flakes in it.. Not so much an interesting fact as a puzzling one ..
     
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  19. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Here Blarte mate you need these

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    lol
     
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  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    It is an executable offense to allow your pet to mate with a pet of the royal house without permission

    Every year the average British family throws away 6 trees worth of paper.

    If you kill a deer whilst driving, you cannot eat it, however the next person who comes along can

    About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

    More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!

    In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
     
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