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#151 | Back to Top09-03-2007 12:38:41 AM

Tamago
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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

Did you know that Thomas Edison made over 1,300 inventions?

Did you know that a balsa wood structure weighing only 18 grams can hold 1,040 pounds?

Did you know that the cod fish can lay up to 9,000,000 eggs in a spawning period?

Did you know that an electric eel can produce an electric field of up to 650 volts?

Did you know that pumice is a rock that actually floats?

Did you know that the sun could hold about 1,300,000 earths?

Did you know that the blue whale's tongue alone is heavier than most elephants?

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#152 | Back to Top09-28-2007 04:11:17 AM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Random trivia, or whatever this is classified as:
The town featured in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes is also the same town where Mother Angelica's monastery is located.


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#153 | Back to Top10-20-2007 08:43:50 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

How the hell have I managed to miss this thread?

1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. Men can read smaller print than women can, but women can hear better.
5. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
6. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
7. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
8. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
9. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
10. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
11. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
12. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
14. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
15. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of battle wounds. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
16. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
17. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
18. No NFL team that plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super Bowl.
19. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-star Game.
20. Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.
21. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show is that there’s no theme song.
22. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
23. Most boat owners name their boats; the most popular boat name is Obsession.
24. If you spelled out numbers, you have to go to one thousand until you would find the letter "A".
25. Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
26. Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
27. There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
28. Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
29. 40% of all people at a party snoop in your medicine cabinet.
30. Butterflies taste with their feet.
31. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
32. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
33. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
34. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
35. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
36. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
37. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
38. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
39. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
40. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
41. It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
42. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
43. A snail can sleep for three years.
44. No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
45. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
46. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. - SCARY!!!
47. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
48. In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
49. "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
50. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall.
51. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
52. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
53. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.


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It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
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#154 | Back to Top10-20-2007 08:50:57 PM

NajiMinkin
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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Statistically, red cars get in more accidents.

emot-mad I sense this is Akio's doing.


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#155 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:17:36 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Raven Nightshade wrote:

31. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The Mythbusters busted this one, actually. emot-wink

For the acoustic engineers in the audience, the basic idea was that the decay rate of the quacking sound blends seamlessly into the echo, rendering the echo nearly indistinguishable from the quack itself.

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#156 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:31:36 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Raven Nightshade wrote:

41. It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

Whoever decided to make this a fact must suck at flexability, because I can lick my elbow easily without even using my other arm to bend my arm back farther, and if I do use my other arm, I can touch my chin to the top part of my elbow.

Can't you just imagine a bunch of scientists who aren't very flexible getting together, realizing that none of them can do it, and then deciding that it's impossible?

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#157 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:33:06 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Razara wrote:

Can't you just imagine a bunch of scientists who aren't very flexible getting together, realizing that none of them can do it, and then deciding that it's impossible?

Yeah. I can. emot-rolleyes


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#158 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:38:07 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Raven Nightshade wrote:

18. No NFL team that plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super Bowl.

Not to be a naysayer, but this one is just a bit outdated.  Indy won it all last year and their home games are in a dome.

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#159 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:44:05 PM

Imaginary Bad Bug
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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Actually, the posting of that big list reminds me of a popular line of thinking that exists in the world wide internets...

ZOMG! If it's posted on the internet it must be true!!!!1!!!1!

emot-rofl

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#160 | Back to Top10-20-2007 09:58:22 PM

Raven Nightshade
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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Eh, 50 out of 53...not so bad. emot-redface

It's about 2 years old....so, yeah.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
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#161 | Back to Top10-21-2007 12:42:29 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Yeah, I know a lot of random trivia. Most of it is useless. And sports related. XD

Jose Canseco stole his fortieth base (to make him baseball's first play to get 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases) against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Max McGee was the first player to score a touchdown in Super Bowl history. (I didn't find this out until today, and the only reason was because he fell off of his roof and died yesterday).

The Green Bay Packers are the only professional sports team that is community owned. (And, for those who are into sports, you wonder why the entire city seems to shut down whenever the Packers are playing).

If my geography skills are right, the Tampa Bay Lightning is the southernmost hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. (It's either them, the Dallas Stars, or the Anaheim Ducks).

Goodyear switched the ink on their race tires from white to yellow because the yellow ink doesn't blur as easily in still pictures.

The northernmost state in the continental United States is Minnesota.

The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series is 1908; their last appearance in the World Series was 1945.

More fun Cubs trivia: the Cubs were the last baseball team to install lights on their stadium. The first game that was played under the light was August 8, 1988. However, that game got rained out before it became an official game. The first night game to be completed was August 9, 1988.

Even though he was most famous for his open wheel prowess, Mario Andretti actually started out in NASCAR.

Fireball Roberts was the only race car driver to die from his own nickname. After his death, all race car drivers were required to wear firesuits to prevent another death similar to this.

Tweety Bird was actually supposed to be featherless. However, the censors made Warner Brothers appear to have yellow feathers because they opposed his nakedness. (Yet, Porky Pig doesn't wear pants...)

Woodstock, Snoopy's feathered friend, was actually female.

Sesame Street was one of the first, if not the only, children's show to address death, and the death of a primary character. The actor that played Mr. Hooper died the year before, and on November 24, 1983, they showed the episode titled, "Mr. Hooper's Farewell", where they explained that when someone dies, they never come back. They chose that date specifically because it was Thanksgiving Day. Parents would be home on that day, so if their child had any questions, they could discuss it right away. They also never used any euphemisms to describe that he was dead.

That's all I can think of for now.


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#162 | Back to Top10-21-2007 12:51:25 PM

Raven Nightshade
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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Lissa wrote:

Sesame Street was one of the first, if not the only, children's show to address death, and the death of a primary character. The actor that played Mr. Hooper died the year before, and on November 24, 1983, they showed the episode titled, "Mr. Hooper's Farewell", where they explained that when someone dies, they never come back. They chose that date specifically because it was Thanksgiving Day. Parents would be home on that day, so if their child had any questions, they could discuss it right away. They also never used any euphemisms to describe that he was dead.

That is actually one of my earliest childhood memories. I was 4. One of the only other memory I have prior to that was getting my ears pierced when I was 2.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
Knows how to comfort me tonight.

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#163 | Back to Top10-21-2007 07:24:43 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Oh gosh... there are some serious lists here! So interesting!

Ok... what do I know that's messed up?

Well, not to contradict Hinotori but I heard the Chinese invented zero. I dunno if that's true or not. X3

When you die your stomach acids and stomach bacteria eat you.

There is a shortcut to going to Buddhist heaven by preserving yourself as a mummy while still alive. You drink tons of tree bark tea that lines your stomach so that when you die, the bacteria doesn't eat you and you decompose at a MUCH slower rate.

The suffix -el means of light/of God. That's why all the angels have -el at the end of their names. Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Samael, Gabriel, etc.

The reason why we raise our middle fingers to say eff you is because the...french...I think... used to cut off the middle finger of the English, who invented the very scary longbow, so they couldn't pluck the string anymore. In one decisive battle, all the Englishmen raised their middle finger to show they could use the longbow. The very first Eff You!

The reason why old comics are so expensive, is that because of war rationing, most parents used to give away their kids comics for paper. That's why so few survived!

If you get poisoned by a jellyfish or other poisonous creature, you're supposed to pee on it first thing. Your pee is sterile and you won't get an infection!

Your hands have more bacteria on them than your ass cheek.

Women have a nine times higher tolerance for pain than men do. Which means it is harder for them to go into bodily shock. Heard that on the Discovery Channel!

Nothing rhymes with purple.

When you're in a state of panic you stop digesting and blinking.

Penguins will push one of their own off an iceflow if they don't know the water is safe.

Wearing yellow-tined sunglasses will make you irratable. Pink makes you cheerful.

There are more people afraid of public speaking than afraid of dying.

Hair and nails don't continue to grow after you die. Your tissue just shrinks further back.

Kids under the age of 5 can't puff their chest out, only their bellies.

Kids also don't have the same reflexes as adults because their nerves aren't coated with mylone yet. I'm not sure if I spelled that right X3 So don't yell at kids who can't catch a baseball!

The living room is so named because the common room used to be used when someone died. They were kept in that room during the memorial and all that. When that went out of style, people renamed the common family room the 'living room'. It's true! I just don't remember the dates. X3

Your foot is exactly as long as your wrist to your elbow.

Ok..that's all I can think up right now. X3

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#164 | Back to Top10-21-2007 08:36:22 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

That foot equals wrist to elbow fact is a LIE. emot-gonk Curse you, disproportionate appendages!

As for nothing rhyming with purple, I can MAKE something rhyme with purple. emot-mad

Gosh, I love useless tidbits of information... etc-love Keep it up, everyone!


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#165 | Back to Top10-23-2007 02:13:15 AM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

You could rhyme things with purple and month if you used a slightly different allophone somewhere in them - like using an aspirated /t/ instead of the "th" sound at the end of month, so that it becomes like "mont", then it rhymes with...um...shunt. I can't make purple rhyme though.

I got nothin' worth saying for trivia. I can remember it if asked questions, I just don't think about it.


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#166 | Back to Top10-23-2007 09:37:23 AM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Dross wrote:

Nothing rhymes with purple.

Sondheim could rhyme it. >:3

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#167 | Back to Top10-23-2007 12:22:33 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

That's because he's dumb and stupid and stinky.

Mostly stinky.

school-devil

But yeah, he totally could. emot-dance

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#168 | Back to Top10-23-2007 07:53:20 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Rats can't vomit. To counteract this, when they feel what we would call nausea, they eat clay to absorb toxins in their stomachs. Tough little bastards.


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#169 | Back to Top10-23-2007 08:54:13 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Every time you masturbate, Nanami kills a kitten.

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#170 | Back to Top10-23-2007 09:02:55 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Dross wrote:

Kids also don't have the same reflexes as adults because their nerves aren't coated with mylone yet. I'm not sure if I spelled that right X3 So don't yell at kids who can't catch a baseball!

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#171 | Back to Top10-23-2007 10:06:31 PM

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Re: Is your mind loaded up with lots of obscure trivia?

Dross wrote:

Penguins will push one of their own off an iceflow if they don't know the water is safe.

emot-confused

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