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Oct 13, 2008 3:42 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know ???


A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

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

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
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Oct 13, 2008 3:45 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
PietroPaoloV
PietroPaoloVPietroPaoloVGöteborg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden113 Threads 5 Polls 1,509 Posts
If out drinking, always make sure you finnish on an even number of drinks.
If you finnish on an odd number you get a hangover, if you finnish on an even number, you don't.

So having your 23rd Guinness on the evening, makes sure you get a 24th before you leave.
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Oct 13, 2008 3:53 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
jpunk
jpunkjpunkEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK55 Threads 8 Polls 2,879 Posts
Detroit is the only city in the U.S. where you look SOUTH to see Canada!!! (look it up in an atlas)


professor
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Oct 13, 2008 3:55 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
jpunk: Detroit is the only city in the U.S. where you look SOUTH to see Canada!!! (look it up in an atlas)



Kewwwwwwwwlllllllll...I always wanted to be a southerner......wave wink grin cool
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Oct 13, 2008 4:12 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
Interesting ... hmmm I wonder why the women couldn't take more than 3 steps back, though ... and if they did, how were they punished, by law ... was it like, a felony, or something ... roll eyes dunno







These were neat to read.thanks
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Oct 13, 2008 4:17 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
PietroPaoloV: If out drinking, always make sure you finnish on an even number of drinks.
If you finnish on an odd number you get a hangover, if you finnish on an even number, you don't.

So having your 23rd Guinness on the evening, makes sure you get a 24th before you leave.



OMG you stop at 24? rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 13, 2008 4:27 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
jpunk: Detroit is the only city in the U.S. where you look SOUTH to see Canada!!! (look it up in an atlas)


Now this got my interest for sure.
How do you figure this?
It is a city on the water so you can look different directions.
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Oct 13, 2008 4:30 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
RedHeadedTaurus: Interesting ... I wonder why the women couldn't take more than 3 steps back, though ... and if they did, how were they punished, by law ... was it like, a felony, or something ...

These were neat to read.


Just another one of these crazy laws.
There was a thread about these weird laws some time ago.
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Oct 13, 2008 4:32 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
mcampos87
mcampos87mcampos87Bauru, Sao Paulo Brazil78 Posts
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?



A. All invented by women.
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Oct 13, 2008 4:44 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
DazzleYou
DazzleYouDazzleYouSeattle, WA, Washington USA60 Threads 2 Polls 1,343 Posts
you can never lick your elbow no matter how hard you try.

You can never lick your own genetalia no matter how hard you try.

Ok I made the 2nd one up, but it has been right by my experimentation.
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Oct 13, 2008 5:08 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
jpunk
jpunkjpunkEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK55 Threads 8 Polls 2,879 Posts
hollandgirl: Now this got my interest for sure.
How do you figure this?
It is a city on the water so you can look different directions.


dunno look at an atlas!!!professor
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Oct 13, 2008 5:12 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
DazzleYou: you can never lick your elbow no matter how hard you try.

You can never lick your own genetalia no matter how hard you try.

Ok I made the 2nd one up, but it has been right by my experimentation.


rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing Your an inventor too right?
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Oct 13, 2008 5:14 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
jpunk: look at an atlas!!!


I did hun. I did take an atlas and saw where Detroit is right on the water.
help
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Oct 13, 2008 5:28 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
jpunk
jpunkjpunkEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK55 Threads 8 Polls 2,879 Posts
hollandgirl: I did hun. I did take an atlas and saw where Detroit is right on the water.


maybe means it's the only city you CAN see Canada if you look south?
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Oct 13, 2008 5:32 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
jpunk: maybe means it's the only city you CAN see Canada if you look south?


If you look South you don't see Canada, try North.
South you see Toledo
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Oct 13, 2008 5:53 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
jpunk
jpunkjpunkEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK55 Threads 8 Polls 2,879 Posts
hollandgirl: If you look South you don't see Canada, try North.
South you see Toledo



get your glasses Jenny, DIRECTLY South is Windsor, in Canada.

Toledo is further away SSW


professor
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Oct 13, 2008 6:43 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
jpunk: get your glasses Jenny, DIRECTLY South is Windsor, in Canada.

Toledo is further away SSW


Hey hey. Hi Ontario.
My little pocket map shows things in part.
Thanks for the patience. handshake
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Oct 13, 2008 6:59 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
These really are strange, especially about the stomach having to make it's on ewwwwww, but thanks for sharingapplause
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Oct 13, 2008 7:08 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
wave Mama.

I knew most of those, but not all. Thanks for adding to my collection of useless knowledge. grin
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Oct 13, 2008 7:42 PM CST Strange things you likely didn't know?........................interesting none the less.....
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
irishlass45: These really are strange, especially about the stomach having to make it's on ewwwwww, but thanks for sharing



Yeah some things we could live without knowing huh?
dunno
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