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Post by ChiefOfGxBxL on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:10 pm

Here are some fun and weird facts you may have never knew! Do you have one you want to add? Reply to this message and I will edit my post and delete your post (to save room).

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• Apple seeds contain Cyanide, which is poisonous to the human body
• You can count to 1,023 using just your 10 fingers
• 35% of Americans who eat cereal don't drink the milk leftover in the bowl
• Butterflies taste with their feet
• A ducks quack doesn't echo, and scientists haven't yet found out why
• Women blink almost twice as fast as men
• Our eyes never grow from the size at birth
• Our nose never stops growing
• The electric chair was invented by a dentist
• All polar bears are left-handed
• A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
• "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
• 70% of your genes are identical to a banana's
• The average human only uses 10% of their brain
• For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt
• Nearly 50% of the world’s scientists are assigned to military projects
• Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water
• About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees
• China has more English speakers than the United States
• The Australian $5,$10,$20,$50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic
• If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
• All of Earth's continents are wider at the North than in the South
• Baby beavers are called kittens
• California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ
• Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital
• The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950
• The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year
• Ants don’t sleep
• Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off, and can survive a nuclear bomb.
• The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
• The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.
• A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
• In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
• A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
• During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
• Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
• A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
• Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
• In Iceland, tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
• Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
• Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
• The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
• The dollar symbol ($) is a U combined with an S (U.S.)
• Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
• Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
• The tune for the "A-B-C" song is the same as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
• Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
• In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
• Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.
• Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
• No word in the the English dictionary rhymes with "MONTH" or "ORANGE".
• The human brain is 80% water.
• Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
• Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
• There are 86,400 seconds in day.
• A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
• Singapore has only one train station.
• The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
• Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
• A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
• Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
• A pig in Japan says "moo-moo".
• India has about 50 million monkeys.
• On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
• Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
• The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
• Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
• Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
• Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
• The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
• 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
• TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard (coincidence?).
• Coca-Cola was originally green.
• If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
• Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
• Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
• The reported percent of women who wash their hands after leaving a restroom is 80%.
• Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
• In Sweden there is a ski-thru Mcdonalds.
• Since 1313, it is illegal for an MP to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
• In York, excluding Sundays, it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
• If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050.
• Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
• Reindeer like to eat bananas.
• American's eat about 18 billion hot dogs a year.
• The oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.
• The man who played the voice of bugs bunny was allergic to carrots.
• Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
• Every time you lick a stamp you gain 1/10 of a calorie.
• Yams have 10 times more vitamin C than sweet potatoes.
• Basketball is a famous American sport invented by a Canadian who was working at a YMCA in the U.S.
• The hardness of ice is similar to that of concrete.
• The average cocoon contains about 300-400 metres of silk.
• The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
• Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".
• Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
• Most lipstick is partailly made of fish scales.
• 70% of the earths crust is water.

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Re: Did You Know?

Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:54 am

...YES! i did!

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Post by Benguy1 on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:33 am

i knew about half of them and i added in 1 at the end u probably noticed

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:08 am

hehe... and I added a 'made by grimm 88' to your signature!!!

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Post by Benguy1 on Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:29 pm

god damn you dude get rid of it or i make my own signature

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:43 pm

why do i need to get rid of it... its so people cant steal!

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Re: Did You Know?

Post by ChiefOfGxBxL on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:56 pm

lol yea, well i knew about half of them too, and some of them shouldnt be on the internet period. like the 70% earth is water....umm, ok? lol. you dont have to take that out of the post, but someone didnt know that and looked at a globe, they'd be like, "yea..more than 50% of the earth is water.." Tongue

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Post by Benguy1 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:49 am

what you're saying that mine is crap??? cos i think it was better then some of yours did you know coke wasn't originally green

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:55 am

how do you know ben?

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Post by Benguy1 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:59 am

well because i checked the official coke website and numerous other ones that said its only a rumour so im pretty sure its wrong

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:04 am

well w/e i dont really care

would have been cool to have green coke tho... psycadellic!

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Post by Benguy1 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:07 am

i know i believed it and tried to prove it to sis but more then half webs said it wasn't green

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:08 am

oh... what a shame!

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Post by ChiefOfGxBxL on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:30 pm

Its a shame that soda companies put in dye to color their soda. I would drink it if it were any color, as long as I knew it was safe. I'd rather not be putting chemicals in my body and drinking naturally any color soda then to put chemicals in my body (even though I DO drink soda)

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:47 pm

well i dont really mind... brown is a kind of unappealing color, but they cant really change now because its too well known! everybody would be like WHAT?!???!?!?!?!?! they changed the color of coke???

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Post by ChiefOfGxBxL on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:59 pm

and pepsi, and also, its not brown, its caramel colored. when i picture brown, i think of solid...like this:

Brown
Caramel

*Srry for the poor colors, there are only so many to choose from on the list.*

Anyway, it doesnt really matter, brown, caramel, i still understand what you're saying.

Maybe it's just us Americans. Everyone here knows about proper health, but everyone is overweight and obese. Taking away the artificial colors from soda's would be a small, but helpful thing to just help get a little chemicals out of our bodies. But let's face it, soda is good! Big Grin

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:02 pm

lol! anyway, coke is brown isnt it... almost the EXACT color you posted above as brown... definately nowhere near that horrible greeny-carmamel color (maybe it was green to begin with then, lol)

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Post by ChiefOfGxBxL on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:17 pm

well, if you look on the ingredients list, it shows up as "Caramel Colors" or something along those lines. brown pretty much = caramel lol. it looks brown because its in a dark container where it is more concentrated. if you layed it out in an extremely long pan, so that the height of it was less then a centimeter, then it wouldnt be brown, more like transparent tootsie rolls (if you have those in the UK)

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:50 am

yeah, i see your point then

also, we either dont have tootsie rolls or ive never heard of them over here at least!

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Post by Benguy1 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:05 pm

well actually if uve seen the coke advert which u probably havnt cos ur american it sez 'no artificial preservatives, no artificial colorings. never had, never will'

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Post by Benguy1 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:07 pm

also no we dont have tootsie rolls and btw what is a twinkie i know this is random but it was on family guy and ive always wanted to know
also ur brown is kinda reddish

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:18 pm

well those are only the default board colours and EDIT YOUR POST rather than double posting... how hard is it to do???

its just because u want to have the highest or second highest post count but its just pointless spam and i could just go round and remove all duplicate posts for double posting...

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Post by Benguy1 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:27 am

OLLY WTF COS CHIEF DID A QUAD POST SHUT THE HELL UP COS U DIDNT HAVE A GO AT HIM FOR DOING IT also change the defualt board colors cos they suck

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Post by Grimm 88 - Creator on Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:24 am

well...

1. i cant change the colors,
2. i did tell chief not to do it aswell (and you flamed me for it)

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Post by Benguy1 on Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:50 am

i didnt flame u ffs u dont even know what flaming is

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