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LOL The random fact of the day thread

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

  1. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Not that this was a particularly interesting fact, but it's wrong.

    Azerbaijan.

    That is all.
     
  2. klaxxon

    klaxxon What's a lemerd?

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    Thats what I get for getting my random facts from an Android App....... :duh:
     
  3. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    The Great Wall of China is not the only man-made object visible from space. In fact, most astronauts say that it is difficult to find the Great Wall because it is relatively narrow, and the natural stone causes it to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
     
  4. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Makes sense. So what's the most visible from space?
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The Strip, or so I've been told.
     
  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Apparently, sometime during a redesign/streamlining of their website, Amazon established that every 100ms increase in load time decreased sales by 1%
     
  7. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Afghanistan and one other country are the only two countries to be doubly landlocked, i.e they share no border with a country that has a border with the ocean.
     
  8. Omega Point

    Omega Point What's a Dremel?

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    What about the border with Pakistan, which has 650 miles of coastline?
     
  9. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    Thats the fact! I knew it was something like that :eek:
     
  10. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    True dat.

    However Lesotho is the only country to be landlocked entirely within another country (i.e. South Africa)

    The first rawl plugs were made using a particularly unpleasant blend of ingredients of which the primary constituent was pig's blood.

    Anatidaephobia is completely real and geniune and is the fear that some time, somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
     
  11. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I flew over it in a commercial airline and it was difficult to see.
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Tokyo - because much of the city is actually on reclaimed land.
     
  13. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    isn't the Vatican technically a country?


    Google Allows 2500 Google Map Lookups per day per IP address
     
  14. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    Wrong, San Marino its another country landlocked entirely by another country (Italy), also worth noting that San Marino its the oldest Democracy in modern world
     
  15. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Only ever wear jeans with buttons now having caught myself whilst zipping up in a hurry ..
     
  16. Blarte

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    Anatidaephobia is completely real and geniune and is the fear that some time, somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.

    LOL thats so true... How bizare, last week leaving the house for work ... I felt I was being watched ... There it was a Mallard stood on next doors lawn .. WATCHING :eeek:
     
  17. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Vatican City (the smallest country in the world) is landlocked by Rome on its own!
     
  18. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I think you guys are missing his ^ point ^. He wasn't talking about landlocked nations but doubly landlocked ones. So yeah the vatican is landlocked but it is NOT doubly landlocked as Italy has a whole lot of coastline.
     
  19. Ending Credits

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    My mistake, it was Uzbekistan and Lichenstein.
     
  20. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I don't know what object is the most visible, but I think the answer depends upon a number of factors. Large strip mines are visible, but they aren't really 'structures'; they're more generally considered human impact. The same can be said for large areas of farm land.
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    People are so creative with farm layout. Flowers, anyone?

    Many of the bigger metropolitan areas leave a large mark, especially at night when significant parts of the planet light up.
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    Nile river delta at night, as seen from the ISS Cupola window.

    The Palm Jumeira islands are instantly recognizable. Despite being made from local material, their shape and size, and the contrast of the islands against the water, make them easy to spot.
     

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