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#1
http://office-humour.co.uk/content/images/2008/04/7370.jpg
#2
good, but Mythbusters folded a piece of paper in half thirteen times, so that bit's wrong. admittedly, the piece of paper was the size of an aircraft hangar's floor, but still...


and the coffee/apple thing - a coffee will wake you up better than an apple, but the coffee provides a short burst of energy, whereas an apple provides a more sustained release of energy. so really, an apple will keep you awake longer than a coffee
banned#3
did u know that blood is blue? it turns red when exposed to oxygen
1 Like #4
A ducks quack does echo. :)
#5
:thumbsup: Well I never would have guessed ....:thumbsup:
#6
PapaSmurf
good, but Mythbusters folded a piece of paper in half thirteen times, so that bit's wrong. admittedly, the piece of paper was the size of an aircraft hangar's floor, but still...


They cheated..

It was impossible to fold a piece of letter-sized (8.5" x 11", 216 mm × 279 mm) 20 lb (75 g/m²) copy paper with perpendicular folds more than seven times. The thickness of the paper exponentially grew with each successive fold, and after the seventh fold the paper was just too thick to fold without breaking. Breaking the rules of the challenge, Grant showed that folding a particularly thin sheet of paper in the same direction 4 times then 4 times the other way, it is possible to fold the paper 8 times. The MythBusters then laid out a football field-sized sheet of interconnected paper (170 ft x 220 ft, 51.8 m x 67.1 m), and due to the reduction of its area-to-thickness ratio (and with help from a steam roller and a forklift), were able to perpendicularly fold the paper 11 times. Other methods of folding a piece of paper (such as with alternating folds) proved able to break the fold threshold of 7 for letter-sized paper, and perpendicular folds of more than 7 are theoretically possible with thinner paper.
#7
yep just tryed to fold paper couldnt do it
#8
A girl from America holds the record with 14 folds I think, with a mile long piece of toilet roll!
#9
Crikey! You people do know everything!
#10
nightswimmer
A ducks quack does echo. :)


You are so right!
Just found the evidence.
For anyone interested - http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_info/duck/
#11
I saw a duck once.
#12
ROKO
did u know that blood is blue? it turns red when exposed to oxygen


:lol: No its not. Its a urban myth that blood is blue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood#Color
#13
Was it more specifically wrigleys Juicy Fruit gum that had the first barcode
#14
Great post cassieismydoggie :thumbsup:

If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
#15
And here's some more:

13 people each year are killed by Vending Machine's falling on them.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Each card in a deck represents a king from history: Spades- King David, Hearts- Charlemagne, Clubs-Alexander the Great, Diamonds- Julius Caesar

There are about 75 million horses in the world.

Halloween was created to scare away the bad spirits and demons that could possess people. People would go out at night and cause havok in the streets.

If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

Attila the Hun died in 453 on the night of his marriage to Ilidico, he is thought to have been poisoned.

Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.

Every year more than 2500 left handed people are killed from using right handed products.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Most People use over 16,000 gallons of water in their lifetimes, or 2.5 quarts per day.

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.

Males, on average, think about sex every 7 seconds.

The Titanic had only 20 life boats.

A peanut isn't a nut it is a legume. A peanut is a member of the pea family.

The average person has a vocabulary of 5000-6000 words.

The umbrella originated in Mesopotamia in 1400 B.C. It was used for shade. The word umbrella is derived from the Latin word for a shade, umbra.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

The only product to be promoted by Elvis Presley was donuts. The commercial was for Southern Made Donuts and aired in 1954.

In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.

Florida is larger than England.

A Giraffe is about 6 feet tall at birth and weights about 150 pounds.

The first TV was demonstrated in 1928 and it the screen was 3 inches by 4 inches.

In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones.

The collecting of beer mats (coasters) is called tegestology.

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

Like fingerprints,everyone's tongue print is different.

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

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
#16
And just to keep your mind extra active:

http://office-humour.co.uk/content/images/2007/01/5543.jpg
#17
If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.


I tried that once, but because I forgot to put my glasses on it took me about 10 minutes :lol:

The collecting of beer mats (coasters) is called tegestology.


When I was a kid I had a cat, it died and I was tegestology for quite a while. PMSL.
#18
"The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order."

Wrong:

Here's the top ten

http://media.arstechnica.com/journals/apple.media/brandz_2008.png
#19
Shengis
I tried that once, but because I forgot to put my glasses on it took me about 10 minutes :lol:


Know what you mean - I started counting them last week. I've had to restart 7 times!!!:w00t:
#20
Some more...
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
#21
WonderWoman
TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.


That's easy to disprove......

http://www.datacal.com/s_images/French-black-keyboard.jpg

:whistling:;-)
#22
Everyone has about 2000 spiders as guests in their house. Most are in the loft or down in the cellar, with some more outside in the garden.

Well, from time to time, by sheer chance, one of these spiders will get into your bed.

And also by chance, sooner or later one will run across your face when you are fast asleep.

Your physiology works in such a way that if something drops on your lips when you are asleep, your reflex action will be to lick it and draw it into your mouth and swallow it.

Which means that each of us will eat approximately eight spiders at night during our lifetime.
#23
Shengis
That's easy to disprove......

:whistling:;-)


Thanks Shengis - i've been able to clarify that one now ;-)
#24
Well, thank you - I am sure that last fact will be playing on my mind for the rest of my life during bedtime hours :x :giggle:
#25
WonderWoman
Some more...
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.


It's impossible to eliminate insects and bugs from our food supply, therefore there are set guidelines for the amount allowed in each food. For example, for tinned tomatoes you can have up to 2.5 maggots per tin.
#26
nightswimmer
It's impossible to eliminate insects and bugs from our food supply, therefore there are set guidelines for the amount allowed in each food. For example, for tinned tomatoes you can have up to 2.5 maggots per tin.


A LOT of food has insect's intentionally introduced in the manufacturing process.

Is that another fact for those that thought they knew everything:thinking::lol:
#27
nightswimmer
It's impossible to eliminate insects and bugs from our food supply, therefore there are set guidelines for the amount allowed in each food. For example, for tinned tomatoes you can have up to 2.5 maggots per tin.

OMG :w00t: seriously?! the chocolate one was bad enough.....
#28
Shengis
A LOT of food has insect's intentionally introduced in the manufacturing process.

Is that another fact for those that thought they knew everything:thinking::lol:


I never knew that. :)

Does make you wonder what's left for the vegetarians and vegans to eat. :thinking:
#29
nightswimmer
I never knew that. :)

Does make you wonder what's left for the vegetarians and vegans to eat. :thinking:


Do a Wiki on E120. Good example, powdered beetles :lol:
#30
nightswimmer
It's impossible to eliminate insects and bugs from our food supply, therefore there are set guidelines for the amount allowed in each food. For example, for tinned tomatoes you can have up to 2.5 maggots per tin.


Talking of things found in food, remember this?
http://www.mk-news.co.uk/mknews-news/images/1%2845%29.jpg
She bit into her sandwich and found a condom!!!:w00t:
#31
Shengis
Do a Wiki on E120. Good example, powdered beetles :lol:


Oh yeah, I knew about cochineal, I thought you were talking about other bugs. IIIRC they don't use it as much these days (according to QI ;-) ).
#32
cassieismydoggie
Talking of things found in food, remember this?
http://www.mk-news.co.uk/mknews-news/images/1%2845%29.jpg
She bit into her sandwich and found a condom!!!:w00t:


And amazingly just happened to have a photographer handy.... :lol:
#33
cassieismydoggie
Talking of things found in food, remember this?
http://www.mk-news.co.uk/mknews-news/images/1%2845%29.jpg
She bit into her sandwich and found a condom!!!:w00t:


Hahaha, I hadn't heard of that one. :-D
#34
interesting ones :)
#35
the one about a ducks quack echoing is an urban myth :) go on..try it out, just take a duck with you next time you go for a walk lol
#36
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
(unless you know different . . . .)



All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
(would anyone like to confirm this fact?)
#37
cassieismydoggie
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
(unless you know different . . . .)

Sorry, another myth (google is your freind!)
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_rhymes_with_silver_orange_month_and_purple

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