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Old 10-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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50% of all "facts" are made up

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Neanderthals and predecessors to humans existed at the same time. It is believed the humans wiped them out, but if you are of european decent, there is a good chance you have some neanderthal genes.

The moon is very slowly moving away from the earth.

A day is slightly less than 24 hours long.

If you heated the head of a pin to the temperature of the center of the sun, everyone inside of a 1000 mile radius would die.

Just like there is a theoretical limit to how cold something can get (absolute zero) there is a theoretical limit to how hot something can get, the "planck temperature". More energy could be put into the object, science just has no idea what would happen.

You weigh more in light than in darkness.

Time moves slower around massive objects, such as the great pyramids.

Octopus are one of the few creatures on the planet that can learn through observation.

The mirror in your bathroom is actually green.

Everything you are aware of actually happened about 80ms ago and you will never know what is actually happening in the present until it is the past.

When you move your eyes, your brain erases what you saw while moving them and replaces it with what you saw when they stopped moving. This is why clocks seem to sit still sometimes when you look at them.

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Five out of four people don't understand fractions.

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Five out of four people don't understand fractions.
I being one if them for the most part. The multiplication of them and division.
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In Onslow county, NC, it is still in the city ordinances of Jacksonville that a man is allowed to beat his wife on the courthouse steps at the stroke of noon on the first Sunday of each month, so long as he uses a stick no wider than his thumb, and does not continue if she loses consciousness. Luckily, this is nullified by state laws (not to mention, hopefully, by morals), which is the only reason it's never been struck from the books.

Dolphins are one of the very few animals that have sex for pleasure besides humans.

The duck billed platypus is amphibious, spends most of it's life in and under water, and lays eggs. It is the only mammal that fits these conditions. Very strange with webbed feet, claws, duck bill, and beaver like tail.

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In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

The longest place name still in use is:
Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteat uripukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenua kitanatahu
-- a New Zealand hill.

If you passed gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. .

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

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In Onslow county, NC, it is still in the city ordinances of Jacksonville that a man is allowed to beat his wife on the courthouse steps at the stroke of noon on the first Sunday of each month, so long as he uses a stick no wider than his thumb, and does not continue if she loses consciousness. Luckily, this is nullified by state laws (not to mention, hopefully, by morals), which is the only reason it's never been struck from the books.

Dolphins are one of the very few animals that have sex for pleasure besides humans.

The duck billed platypus is amphibious, spends most of it's life in and under water, and lays eggs. It is the only mammal that fits these conditions. Very strange with webbed feet, claws, duck bill, and beaver like tail.
And my wife wonders why I want to move back there
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Aerosmith has been a band since 1970 and they have only ONE, #1 hit on Billboard.

The theme from the movie Armageddon.

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An average of 2 people per year are beaten to death by Canada geese.

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With all of the random thoughts, pictures, questions...
Maybe we should petition for a "random" sub forum?

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