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#46    Paranormalcy

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:31 PM

On-topic.


This thread is about random facts, not theological digressions. Next poster.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:38 PM

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Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam

Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
http://www.topfive.c.../t5050302.shtml
im not quite sure if those are true, it it would be amusing if it is :P

thats a very interesting story about the shark and how it tried to eat you, but it still doesnt answer my question.  where the hell is my sandwitch!?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:29 PM

View PostAgent X, on 14 September 2009 - 05:21 PM, said:

The idea is to post a random fact that can be confirmed. You don't have to confirm it by posting a link though.

The first one is this:

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

It is impossible to lick one's own elbow.

I have tried this to verify it.


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:59 PM

View PostWookietim, on 23 September 2009 - 08:29 PM, said:

It is impossible to lick one's own elbow.

I have tried this to verify it.
I can lick my own elbow, Cetacea can verify this.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:13 PM

I can lick my elbow too, a female wolf claps down in breeding rituals (not sure if this applies to all canines)


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:54 PM

U-Boat is actually an abbreviation for 'unterseeboot'.....



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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

the distance between your finger tips on one hand to the finger tips on the other hand is aparently the same length as the distance from your head to toe. :wacko:

thats a very interesting story about the shark and how it tried to eat you, but it still doesnt answer my question.  where the hell is my sandwitch!?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:07 AM

That doesn't make any sense.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:58 AM

The goal of Christopher Columbus' voyage wasn't to prove the earth was round, people already knew it was.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

To err is human, but to really mess things up - you need a computer.

Edited by Paraweird, 25 September 2009 - 08:22 AM.

I can open a tin (ring pull type) of chopped tomatoes without covering myself in tomato juice. Bow before me.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

Chuck Norris has to maintain a concealed weapon license in all 50 states in order to legally wear pants.

The man is mentally ill. I've seen him eat a plastic pie!

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:04 PM

View PostMattshark, on 22 September 2009 - 04:02 PM, said:

That is not a fact.




The crowd at Anfield, home of Liverpool football club, was judged to be the most attractive in the Premier League after analysis from modelling agencies.
You didn't go to that game then?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

Random fact:

Aliens was a wildlife documentary! :alien:  :o

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:47 PM

Horses don't smell fear.

"It doesn't matter if it is a black cat or a white cat.  As long as it can catch mice, it's a good cat."
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"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:43 AM

During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.

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