RANDOM FACTOIDS - Did you know that?....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Davaroo, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    So did you just research these, or do you know any facts on them? Cause I was curious about a few [​IMG]

    This one 'More people in China speak English, than in America'...does this refer to chinese people in America, or just people in general?

    --When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach does, too

    How on earth would someone even KNOW that??

    ---Cattle are the only mammals that urinate backwards.

    What exactly do they mean by 'backwards'?

    There are others, but I'll leave it alone for now [​IMG]
     
  3. Sitka

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    I enjoyed reading those. Won't go so far as to say that I believe all of them, but enjoyed nonetheless. Call me skeptical, but so much of the internet-generated trivia is untrue...one of the best examples (and most fitting here) being the one about how (supposedly) "a duck's quack does not echo. No one knows why."

    Also the tidbit about the supposed background of the phrase "rule of thumb." (that back years ago it was illegal for a man to beat his wife with a stick thicker than his thumb.)

    ETA: Don't mean to be a party pooper ... they are fun to read.
     
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  4. miss_jayne

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    wanna know stuff like this? go tohttp://www.bathroomreader.com/

    my kids think the books are great. it is full of trivia-like info like this. every page has a blurb at the bottom similar to this. plus the whole book is just full of crazy stuff you always never knew.

    there are tons of books. and no, you don't HAVE to read 'em in the toity! [​IMG]
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Quote:there are just WAAAAAY more people in China and most business people, students etc speak English as a second language so there are more people that speak English there. it's just simple numbers.

    it seems like wow, but not really a wow. silly Dave, he tricked us!
     
  6. Crusty McPottydoodle

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    Quote:Really?

    Cheryl
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Really?

    Cheryl

    I caught that one too. I've never heard of a Rolls Rice, no wonder since they take 6 months to make [​IMG]
     
  8. Davaroo

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    As for the veracity of this stuf - I dunno! [​IMG]

    I was just writing this stuff down as it came off the "6500 Facts You Dont Need to Know" app on the iPod.
    I'm willing to accept that the iPod folks did the research.

    C'mon you guys - this is supposed to be fun [​IMG]

    I mean, camels milk doesn't curdle and cockroaches wont eat cucumbers- whod've guessed?
    There has to be something useful that can come of that knowledge...
     
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  9. Davaroo

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    Quote:Really?

    Cheryl

    I caught that one too. I've never heard of a Rolls Rice, no wonder since they take 6 months to make [​IMG]

    oooops! Typo....
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Quote:Really?

    Cheryl

    I caught that one too. I've never heard of a Rolls Rice, no wonder since they take 6 months to make [​IMG]

    just pop it in the microwave. heat and eat. it's the San Fransisco treat! [​IMG]
     

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