Some random trivia

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Davaroo, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Davaroo

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    From the email archives at elderoo.com:

    A shrimp's heart is in its head.
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    "the "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
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    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
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    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
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    23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
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    Most lipstick contains fish scales.
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    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
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    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
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    If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
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    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
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    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
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    Horses can't vomit.
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    Butterflies taste with their feet.
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    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
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    On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
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    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
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    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
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    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
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    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
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    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
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    It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
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    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
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    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.
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    A snail can sleep for three years.
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    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
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    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
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    The electric chair was invented by a dentist. The guillotine was created by two doctors.
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    All polar bears are left handed.
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    In ancient Egypt , priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
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    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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    In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
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    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
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    "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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    If Barbie were brought to life as a full scaled woman, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.
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    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
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    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
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    Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow at some point in their life.
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    Statistics say that 1 in every 4 persons has a mental problem of some sort. Now think about three of your friends - if the'yre okay, then the disturbed one is YOU.


    Don't forget to pass these weird facts on to everyone you know. They will get a kick out of it.
     
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  2. PeiTheCelt

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    Quote:Technically it says
    "This part establishes: (a) NASA policy, responsibility and authority to guard the Earth against any harmful contamination or adverse changes in its environment resulting from personnel, spacecraft and other property returning to the Earth after landing on or coming within the atmospheric envelope of a celestial body; and (b) security requirements, restrictions and safeguards that are necessary in the interest of national security." (okay it's a cheesy location to have found it, but the actually COF website doesn't list it (probably because it's just plain funny [​IMG]) - But the text of the law can be found here: http://www.weeklyuniverse.com/etlaw.htm))

    Which
    really just means that astronauts can be required to be quarantined upon return to the earth if there is some concern about contamination (doesn't have to be from extraterrestrial lifeforms per se).

    (yes, that one was interesting enough I had to track it down [​IMG])

    Quote:[​IMG] I uhm, did no such thing! [​IMG] (and if I had I would have discovered that even though I'm flexible as heck w/ double jointed elbows, I can in fact NOT lick my elbow... If, ya' know, I had tried, which I, of course, didn't.)

    Quote:There are 3 of you I can guarantee are perfectly safe. [​IMG]
     
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  3. MissPrissy

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    Hey, elderoo!

    I was born in Aiken, S.C.

    At age 9 we moved to Georgia - just south of Augusta in Burke Co.

    Small world!
     
  4. Davaroo

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    Not a bad place to be born - not such a hot place now with all the "progressive development" being seen in Aiken. Frankly, they've gotten too big for their own britches.

    Small world? Indeed it is.
     
  5. MissPrissy

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    I have only been back once the past 3 years so I was shocked to see alot of the construction everywhere. Some intersections are almost unrecognizable as we drove through Aiken. Whiskey Rd. sure has changed.
     
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  7. Davaroo

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    I'll remove that one, too. I was alright with it, since were talking about ducks. Some of the oddest creatures on Earth, anything poking fun at ducks is good for me. I mean, can you look at a duck as it waddles and not chuckle?
    But if its wrong, it's out. After all, we can't have inconsequential information be innacurrate, now can we?
     
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  8. eggzettera

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    The wearing headphones one got to me. I used to wear them constantly at old job. I will not be able to even look at them the same way again....ick!
     

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