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    Default New Thread #2: DID YOU KNOW...?

    ...That the shortest reign of any monarch on record was that of Louis XIX of France, whose tenure in royal office lasted but 15 minutes? On August 2, 1830, at Rambouillet, the Dauphin Louis Antoine technically became King Louis XIX upon the signature of the former king, Charles X, on an act of abdication. Fifteen minutes later, Louis signed another act of abdication, turning his crown over to Henry V. What else do you know?
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    pre-lunch bump!
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    Default huh

    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

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    and the average human consumes more than a pound of dirt a year... yummy:D
    ...the fOrce is strong with this one.

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    AH! This is totally scaring me now! Eating spiders in my sleep! Holy crap! I'll never sleep again!
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    It's impossible to lick your elbow.

    A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.

    The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

    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.

    In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.

    23% of all photocopier breakdowns worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocoyping their butts.

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    That spider thing creeped me out too... worse than waking up with a spider bite, knowing it had been on you at one time that night...
    Anyway-- I thought the percentage of people placing or receiving a phone call was amazing. As a person that works on computers all day, it's hard to imagine that discrepancy. And to think of all the crazy stuff going through our normal phone lines/ modems, like online banking, plane & concert tickets reservations, chat, email, etc, and some people don't even get calls. Inconvenient... but peaceful?

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    Default Micah....

    ...you don't sleep anyway. You just linger in a semi-catatonic, neurosis-laden haze for a few hours every evening. That scares even the bugs and spiders away, not to mention it's less than charming effect on women.

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    Default More did you know...

    The international telphone dialing code for Antarctica is 672

    The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive-
    -so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.

    More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

    If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

    Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
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    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

    The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

    A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

    2/3 of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

    The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

    On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

    All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill.

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

    Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

    Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

    There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "dous":
    tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

    The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at work!)

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

    In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

    Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. (Presbyterian)

    The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

    There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

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

    A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

    Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

    More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

    Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

    Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."

    Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.

    If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than
    left-handed people do.

    The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

    The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

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

    The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

    A snail can sleep for 3 years.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (Does that one really surprise any of us?)

    Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1000 & a size of 108.7 acres.

    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    No president of the United states was an only child.

    And last and definitely most important:
    The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it
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    Shack,

    Nice factoids, but please read the previous ones, before you do a cut and past job. :-)

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    Nice factoids, but please read the previous ones, before you do a cut and past job. :-)
    Hey I-SIG,

    What exactly is a cut and past job? :-)

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    Well if 'I am' is the shortest sentence.....then 'I do' must be the longest 'life' sentence! But that doesn't apply to me !

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    It's impossible to lick your elbow.
    What's the first thing you did when you read this?

    Yep. Me too.

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    There ARE differences in speaker and IC cables.
    Lots of Carver stuff and a pair of LSi9's

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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
    That's not true!

    Nurple rhymes with purple!
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    That's not true!

    Nurple rhymes with purple!


    1. Nurple

    Forceful pressure applied to one's nipple by another living thing. Varieties of nurples are defined by the color of the skin surrounding the areola post-nurple, the ideal post-nurple coloration being violet; hence, 'purple nurple.'

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