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#121    Bloodflower

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

Dolphins are able to swim and sleep at the same time.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 18 September 2013 - 01:20 PM, said:

To make them more lightweight, most birds do not have bladders to store urine.
   So....Errr...when there's a flock of seagulls flying over us at the beach,we sometimes feel spots of "rain" ?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 18 September 2013 - 08:58 PM, said:

So....Errr...when there's a flock of seagulls flying over us at the beach,we sometimes feel spots of "rain" ?

Yep. Pretty much. :)

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

The desk in the White House Oval Office was fashioned from wood taken from the hull of HMS Resolute when it was broken up in Chatham Dockyard, Kent in 1879.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

In fairy tales there are two girls in different stories called "Snow White".

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

The glass slipper in 'Cinderella' is the result of a mis-translation from its original French. Originally it was a fur slipper. Vair = fur.....Verre = glass.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

View PostRogue Suga, on 19 September 2013 - 04:02 PM, said:

In fairy tales there are two girls in different stories called "Snow White".

Really??? I only know the famous one, who is the other one???

View Postealdwita, on 19 September 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

The glass slipper in 'Cinderella' is the result of a mis-translation from its original French. Originally it was a fur slipper. Vair = fur.....Verre = glass.

A fur slipper? ....I'm glad they made a mistake translating the story!!

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

Wyatt Earp was a pimp in Peoria.... :yes:


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

More people are killed by falling coconuts then shark attacks every year.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostAggie, on 19 September 2013 - 05:22 PM, said:

Really??? I only know the famous one, who is the other one???

'SurLaLune Faerie Tales' lists no less than 59 folk tales with similar themes to Snow White.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

View PostEmeraldgemheart, on 19 September 2013 - 06:11 PM, said:

More people are killed by falling coconuts then shark attacks every year.

Oh no! Now we have to worry about falling coconuts on foreign holidays as well as sharks! :w00t:

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:08 AM

The popular house/garden plant, the geranium, was originally wrongly named due to a catalogue error. The intended name was the 'pelargonium' but by the time the mistake was noticed the name geranium had stuck.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:46 AM

The Michael Meyers mask used in the movie Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:53 AM

In Culpeper, Virginia no one may wash a mule on the sidewalk.

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