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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

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    Scarlett from 'Gone with the wind' was originally named Pansy until the printing stage.

    During the Hannah Montana pre-production stage, the producers changed the name for Anna Cabana, Samantha York, and Alexis Texas.

    The Red Baron got shot by a foot soldier.

    Gotham was a nickname given to New York in 1807 by the author Washington Irving in the periodical 'Salmagundi'.

    The 1st prime minister of Canada (Sir John A. MacDonald) was a Scottish-born.
     
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    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street!

    In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

    In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

    In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

    In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

    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

    A law passed in 1585, making it illegal for women to “cause a nuisance with abusive or argumentative language”. A woman guilty of scolding had to wear a scold’s bridle, or metal cage, enclosing her head. The Criminal Law Act of 1967 finally abolished the punishment, and women may now scold freely.

    The Licensing Act of 1872 explains that operating a cow or steam engine while intoxicated carries a prison sentence
     
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  3. Blarte

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  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!

    America once issued a 5-cent bill!

    You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

    The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!

    In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!
     
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    The Sooty tern can stay out to sea for 3 to 10 years.
     
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    wish some "birds" would do that .. :thumb:
     
  7. TheBlackSwordsMan

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    Before 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', Hideaki Anno was in depression for a period of 4 years... No ****?!
     
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    Pah! If your a noob maybe.
     
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    Hideki Anno had a nervous breakdown during NGE and created Death and Rebirth afterwards, when he said he had come back to himself. Hence why it's so incongruous.
     
  10. Teelzebub

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    It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

    In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

    In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

    In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !

    In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

    In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

    In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.
     
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    Placing a postage stamp bearing the monarch’s head upside down on an envelope is considered as act of treason.

    In 1945, a flock of starlings landed on the minute hand of Big Ben and put the time back by five minutes.
     
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    Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

    A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

    The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!..

    There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!
     
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    There are more chickens than humans in England.

    Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner to be kept in the Tower of London.
     
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    ^on that note there are about four times as many pigs in Denmark as there are humans
     
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    I thought all of the pigs in England wore fake tan, said "reem" and came from Essex?
     
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    LMAO, creased!
     
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    This is why I need a piggery in Denmark to take me up on building them a treatment wetland :D
     
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    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.

    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 the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light
     
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    The CPU on board the Mars Curiosity Rover is a RAD750 from BAE Systems rated at 200MHz. The onboard single board computer also boasts 256mb DRAM and 2GB Flash storage.

    How cool is that! 200Mhz and on Mars.
     
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    Incredible, do you think someone is looking for us?

    Space is so vast the scale is just mindblowing doubt we could ever meet even if they were. :(

    Just outside the solar system we're a tiny blue spec.
     
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