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Postby Jesse James » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:53 pm

Post up your fun facts!

50% of America's wealth is in the hands of only 5% of their population.

15,350,000 people have as much wealth as the other 291,650,000.
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Postby duckne55 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:44 am

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Postby Azrooh » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:17 pm

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

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

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

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

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
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Postby B2zeldafreak » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:45 pm

^ In 1 week 90% of the population will read or hear at least 1 random fact that offers no proof or credible source.
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Postby Slayer4000X2008 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:57 pm

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
(He also said you can get it in any colour you want aslong as it's black)

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

All from http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bingbin/
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Postby Insomnia » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:36 am

Slayer4000X2008 wrote:The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
WTF!!!
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Postby duckne55 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:45 am

I can lick my elbow
your argument is invalid.
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Postby Jesse James » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:56 am

You guys fail. The idea was to tell us what you know, not copy paste from a fact website. :P
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Postby Azrooh » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:18 pm

But I, uh. Totally knew all of those.
Totally.
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Postby Slayer4000X2008 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:57 pm

Jesse James wrote:You guys fail. The idea was to tell us what you know, not copy paste from a fact website. :P
Well you failed to mention that, you just said post fun facts.

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Slayer4000X2008 wrote:The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
WTF!!!
I have read a theory that claims they were just as smart as modern humans. The only reason (as stated by the theory) that we out lasted them was they did not advance in their tools like humans did. With conflicts between Neanderthal and modern humans our superior tools and weapons we killed them all off.
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Postby duckne55 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:04 am

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Postby Insomnia » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:47 pm

so thereforth were smarter...
if some space zombie nazi who are also robots come and kill out all the humans then they can claim to be smarter than us!
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Postby duckne55 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:52 pm

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