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#51 2009-01-20 18:52:54

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Re: Some interesting facts...

JaneFairfax wrote:
ganesh wrote:

142. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

Not again! swear

Look. Polar bears live in the North Pole while penguins live in the South Pole. They do not ever meet! How many times must I say that! mad

That's what I was thinking! And then I was like this eek faint what what what hmm roll


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#52 2009-01-21 23:39:57

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#175. The Russian word for “friend” is drug (друг).


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#53 2009-01-25 16:54:49

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Internal Organs!!!

176. The largest internal organ is the small intestine. Despite being called the smaller of the two intestines, your small intestine is actually four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren’t looped back and forth upon itself it wouldn’t fit inside the abdominal cavity.

177. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet. No wonder you can feel your heartbeat so easily. Pumping blood through your body quickly and efficiently takes quite a bit of pressure resulting in the strong contractions of the heart and the thick walls of the ventricles which push blood to the body.

178. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. While you certainly shouldn’t test the fortitude of your stomach by eating a razor blade or any other metal object for that matter, the acids that digest the food you eat aren’t to be taken
lightly. Hydrochloric acid, the type found in your stomach, is not only good at dissolving the pizza you had for dinner but can also eat through many types of metal.

179. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. To put that in perspective, the distance around the earth is about 25,000 miles, making the distance your blood vessels could travel if laid end to end more than two times around the earth.

180. You get a new stomach lining every three to four days. The mucus like cells lining the walls of the stomach would soon dissolve due to the strong digestive acids in your stomach if they weren’t constantly replaced. Those with ulcers know how painful it can be when stomach acid takes its toll on the lining of your stomach.

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#54 2009-01-26 13:11:18

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#181. Four chemical elements derive their name from Ytterby in Sweden (where they were discovered): yttrium, terbium, ytterbium, and erbium.

#182. The element holmium is also named after a place in Sweden – in this case its capital, Stockholm.


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#55 2009-01-26 13:35:06

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MathsIsFun wrote:

Good find!

I have seen people edit the times table on Wikipedia. So 6x6=38 or something. But it gets corrected in a short while.

Must be annoying for the Mods!

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#56 2009-01-27 07:35:19

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#183. In modern Finnish, there are 12 grammatical cases: nominative, genitive, partitive, accusative, inessive, elative, illative, adessive, ablative, allative, essive, and translative. There are three other cases, which are obsolete or archaic: abessive, instructive, and comitative.

#184. On the other hand, there is no grammatical gender (masculine, feminine, neuter) in Finnish. Indeed, there is only one word for “he” and “she” in Finnish, namely the pronoun hän.


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#57 2009-02-10 08:12:37

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#185. In Swedish, the pronouncs vi and ni mean “we” and “you” respectively. In Esperanto, the pronouns vi and ni mean “you” and “we” respectively. faint

#186. In English, the pronoun “I” means “I” (first person singular). In Danish, the pronoun I means “you” (second person plural). faint


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#58 2009-02-12 04:47:29

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#187.Earth worms breath thro there skin.


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#59 2009-02-15 20:29:31

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#188. All powers of 2, from square onwards, are Deficient Numbers. As a matter of fact, all powers of Prime numbers are Deficient Numbers.

#189. The digit 'zero' first appears after 31 places after the decimal in the value of pi, the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter; the possibility of zero not occuring in the first 31 places of an irrational number chosen at random is as low as 4%.


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#60 2009-02-15 22:27:39

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#190. Sonic the hedgehog deserves a good caning for his or her terrible spelling. Spanking.gif

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#61 2009-02-26 21:12:32

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#191. It is more likely that a number of the form


is a non-prime.


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#62 2009-05-13 07:07:13

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#192 The hardness of ice is similar to that of concrete.

#193 Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.

#195 Most lipstick is partailly made of fish scales.

#196 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

#197 In England it is against the law to die in the house of parliment

#198 Elephents are the only animal with four knees

#199 In Sweden there is a ski-thru Mcdonalds.

#200 Only about one fifth of the Sahara is sand the rest is made up of rock formations

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Those that understand binary
And those that dont

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#63 2009-06-04 08:11:33

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[size=15]200!![/size]

201) "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
202) Any month starting on Sunday will have a Friday the 13th
203) Past tense of to dare? DURST!
204) A snail can sleep for 3 years
205) A human's brain is still active 37 hours after death.
206) An average pencil has enough graphite for a 35 mile line

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#64 2009-06-04 13:10:09

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LorraineBR wrote:

#192 The hardness of ice is similar to that of concrete.

Oh, so THAT'S why dentists tell us not to chew ice...
207)Actually, a duck's quack DOES echo, but normally ducks are not in areas where it will echo. (y'know, fields with not much other than grass and leaves)
208)It is very hard to drown in quicksand.
209)"Numa Numa" translates to "Don't Want Don't Want". (the song can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7si10ipel0) The actual name is  Dragostea Din Tei (Love From The Linden Trees).

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#65 2009-06-07 15:37:00

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#210
The Kings on a pack of cards represent real kings: Hearts- Charlemagne, Diamonds- Alexander the Great, Spades- King David and Clubs- Julius Ceaser.

Please excuse the spelling.


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#66 2009-06-09 07:46:36

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#211
The King of Hearts is known as the "Suicide King", because of the position of the sword, which makes it look like it is sticking through his head!

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#67 2009-06-19 07:57:08

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Fact number 71 might be a little bit out of date. A Colossal Squid was caught in February 2007 in the Antarctic - with even bigger eyes!!
The Giant and Colossal squids are different species, and not different forms (races) of the other, as the Colossal also has sharp hooks on its tenacles, which are shorter than those of the Giant Squid.


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#68 2009-06-20 20:12:16

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Thanks for that update, Roraborealis!

#212
Rhysophobia is the fear of math.
#213
Uranophobia is the fear of The Cosmos.
#214
Velociphobia is the fear of speed. (I probably have that)
#215
Wretchophobia is the fear of the Ugly.
#216
Zemmiphobia is the fear of The Great Mole Rat.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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#69 2009-06-24 05:44:02

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Wow, didnt expect this thread to be running still!
Nice facts ppl!

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#70 2009-06-24 21:39:15

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Your welcome careless! In fact I actually didn't expect this to still be running, either.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
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