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Lady Jedi
01-23-2002, 10:54 PM
Did you know that the green ring around the edge of the yolk in boiled eggs is a chemical reaction of the iron in the the yolk and the sulfur in the white?

If anyone else has some wierd fact feel free to post it. :cool:

Boba Rhett
01-24-2002, 01:17 AM
I gathered a ton when we did this at the gb forums. I'll post a little at a time.


Aardvark means "Earth pig" in Afrikaans, a language of South Africa.

The Captain of the Titanic was Edward J. Smith.

In 1752, the British courts passed a law forcing murderers' bodies to be given to doctors for research.

Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city also went down.

The estimated 1998 spending on all U.S. nuclear weapons and weapons-related programs was $35,100,000,000.

In 1992, when EuroDisney first opened in France, some of the characters were beaten by the public because the at the time most people had been against the park being built.

Two out of three adults in the United States have hemorrhoids.

A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking. This means that it would take 17,000 strawfuls of water to fill up a 34 gallon bathtub

If you are taking a class in pistology, you are studying faith.

If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), the total is the mystical number 666, often associated with the Devil.

A "threnody" is a song of lamentation, a funeral song, or a dirge.

Official FDA guidelines allow whole pepper to be sold with up to 1 percent of the volume made up of rodent droppings.

The Caesar salad is not named after Julius Caesar. It is named for its creator, Caesar Cardini, who first prepared the salad in his Caesar's Palace Restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.

A c0ckroach heart is nothing but a simple tube with valves. The tube can pump blood backwards and forwards in the insect. The heart can even stop moving without harming the roach.

A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.


and my favorite,

There are no insects born with the innate ability to love so hard, love so right.


01-26-2002, 11:14 AM

I knew none of the that,

And now i have 50 posts

whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111



01-26-2002, 12:19 PM
ok, here we go...

Did you know?

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a milisecond.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti
Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.

In average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times
and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.

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

Rats and horses can't vomit.

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. if you keep your eyes open
by force, they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have
over million descendants.

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

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does
Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Thirtyfive percent of the people who use personal ads for
dating are already married.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people
sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

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

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Darth Evad
01-26-2002, 01:20 PM
When a crayfish or crawdad is born, it has a small cavity in it's head lined with nerves. It has to pick up a grain of sand and put it in there before it's hard shell grows over it. The sand moves around in there and tells the crayfish which way is down. If it doesn't get a grain of sand in there before it grows over, it'll never know which way is up or down.

01-26-2002, 01:30 PM
Did you know that if you could harness the power of a Quaser for one second it would provide us with enough electricity for the next billion years :)

01-26-2002, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Kylilin

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Wow. He's good. :eek:

I tried it while reading his post. :D

01-26-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by JR2000Z
Originally posted by Kylilin

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Wow. He's good. :eek:

I tried it while reading his post. :D

Me too. Elbows taste funny... :D

Millions o' Monkeys
01-26-2002, 07:48 PM
hahaaha...so you could ? i didnt try

01-28-2002, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by Kylilin :

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

dammit! how'd he guess? i tried while reading that post 2 WB. :)

a pigs orgasm last half an hour.

there are a 131 regulation sized dimples on a golf ball.

Almost all deaths occuring in cars are alcohol related.

Most people dont study a firm religion anymore!

A child is abducted every 40 seconds, yet only 1 in 4 have identification cards.

i am wearing pants.


i have like so many more it would take me too long to write them down.

01-28-2002, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Kylilin

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Must fight urge to lick elbow nnnnnnnnnagagagahhrhrh.....too late, and yes you are right, its impossible. :(

01-28-2002, 09:03 AM
Its not impossible, i did it. How far down the arm is classified elbow anyway?

Originally posted by Kylilin

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

I think its closer to 90%... :rolleyes: ;)

01-28-2002, 10:39 AM
lol i didn't try. I'm special...or maybe I'm insane. :eyeraise:

01-29-2002, 01:30 AM
That list with the elbow licking was posted in the Hub at the jk.net forums too. I fell victim to the elbow licking too :)

01-30-2002, 12:09 PM
yeah, I posted that list over there a while ago, but I was browsing around and saw this topic, I just had to put it here too...