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    Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!

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    Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!

    ( somehow i dont think they are all true...............read on! )

    * In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode
    if it comes in contact with Pepsi.


    * The increased electricity used by modern appliances is
    causing a shift in the Earths magnetic field. By the year 2327, the
    North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be
    just off the coast of East Africa.


    * The idea for tribbles in Star Trek came from
    gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.


    * Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by
    their amazing prehensile penises.


    * Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in
    1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up,
    lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.


    * Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite
    will relieve the itching and swelling.


    * The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it
    werent for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll
    it over.


    * The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young
    man was owned by Frank Sinatra.


    * The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15
    holes, and theres no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.


    * Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say
    gesundheit to a sneezer was never repealed.


    * Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the
    ability to speak like humans, but dont do so because they have no ears
    with which to hear the sound.


    * SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or
    below.


    * Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD
    number of whiskers.


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


    * Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single
    sitting.


    * The first McDonalds restaurant opened for business in
    1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich

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    Original Poster

    * The Air Force’s F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics
    discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.

    * You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains
    at least 17 percent bauxite.

    * Silly Putty was “discovered” as the residue left behind
    after the first latex condoms were produced. It’s not widely publicized
    for obvious reasons.

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

    * The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from
    the scrotum of a cadaver.

    * The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by
    Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls.
    The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus
    enabling players to catch them.

    * A cat’s purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as
    the voice of singer Barry White.

    * The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert
    Yuiop, who left his “signature” on the keyboard.

    * The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes
    in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet
    of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

    * King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

    * Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM,
    microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their
    foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of
    collapsing in extremely high winds.

    * In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his
    imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

    * Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to
    have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced
    with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the
    911 system.

    * Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of
    regular water.

    Original Poster

    * Calvin, of the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip, was
    patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.

    * Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories
    than watching a three-hour baseball game.

    * Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles
    of real camels.

    * You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil
    sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting
    them.

    * To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable
    from zebra urine.

    * Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will
    lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don’t play hockey, that
    figure drops to five out of ten.

    * A dog’s naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when
    pressed against carpet.

    * A team of University of Virginia researchers released a
    study promoting the practice of picking one’s nose, claiming that the
    health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages
    far outweigh the negative social connotations.

    * Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden’s
    headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda
    members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.

    * Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable
    that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.

    * At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930,
    the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and
    leather.

    * Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.

    * If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it
    will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.

    Original Poster

    * Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the
    brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the
    intensity of orgasms.

    * Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing,
    as it can blow out your eyeballs.

    * Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required
    having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser
    from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive
    purchase was said to cost “an arm and a leg.”

    * When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold
    Krugerrands in his small intestine.

    * Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during
    summer months.

    * Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An
    inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost
    identical to the recipe used today.

    * If you part your hair on the right side, you were born
    to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and
    psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.

    Original Poster

    * When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a
    sound like a crying baby.

    * In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France
    propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden
    in the models’ turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of
    a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.

    * Although difficult, it’s possible to start a fire by
    rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.

    * Napoleon’s favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.

    * The world’s smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher
    in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

    * Due to the natural “momentum” of the ocean, saltwater
    fish cannot swim backwards.

    * In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were
    dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their
    lives.

    * It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo,
    Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to
    Amarillo.

    * The “nine lives” attributed to cats is probably due to
    their having nine primary whiskers.

    * The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from
    dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress
    young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions
    for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

    * The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual
    raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely
    dry.

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:

    Banned

    Jumpingphil;2532408

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:



    Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice already in this thread spam spam spam expire lol

    So when will you post the list of 60 amazing-but-true facts?

    * Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a singlesitting.


    That may be true - but as everyone knows Polar Bears are actually closely related to dogs - and eveyone knows what too much chocolate does to them.

    wombat6025;2532487

    That may be true - but as everyone knows Polar Bears are actually closely … That may be true - but as everyone knows Polar Bears are actually closely related to dogs - and eveyone knows what too much chocolate does to them.



    I want to know, who takes the wrappers off for them.

    :whistling:

    Dell_in_the_bed;2532461

    Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice … Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice already in this thread spam spam spam expire lol



    Don't you mean four times.
    Oh no, it's five now.

    Banned

    wombat6025;2532487

    That may be true - but as everyone knows Polar Bears are actually closely … That may be true - but as everyone knows Polar Bears are actually closely related to dogs - and eveyone knows what too much chocolate does to them.



    :giggle:

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil;2532408

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:


    I must admit I had to Google prehensile .. (clever monkey though ! )

    snowtigger

    * Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches bytheir amazing … * Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches bytheir amazing prehensile penises.


    Jumpingphil;2532408

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:



    Dell_in_the_bed;2532461

    Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice … Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice already in this thread spam spam spam expire lol



    Jumpingphil;2532525

    Don't you mean four times.Oh no, it's five now.


    So how many times has prehensile been said now?

    Original Poster

    wombat6025;2532468

    So when will you post the list of 60 amazing-but-true facts?


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    wombat6025;2532468

    So when will you post the list of 60 amazing-but-true facts?



    Thats mean (but funny):giggle:
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    snowtiger

    * The Air Force’s F-117 fighter uses aerodynamicsdiscovered during r … * The Air Force’s F-117 fighter uses aerodynamicsdiscovered during research into how bumblebees fly.



    This one has to be false as it has been proven it should be aerodynamically impossible for a bee to fly!

    harlzter;2532623

    This one has to be false as it has been proven it should be … This one has to be false as it has been proven it should be aerodynamically impossible for a bee to fly!



    But you can do anything if you try hard enough - so as long as no one tells the F-117 it can't fly it'll carry on flying just fine

    Most of those are lies and assumptions

    snowtiger;2532328

    * Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches bytheir amazing … * Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches bytheir amazing prehensile penises..



    Jumpingphil;2532408

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:



    Dell_in_the_bed;2532461

    Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice … Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice already in this thread spam spam spam expire lol



    Jumpingphil;2532525

    Don't you mean four times.Oh no, it's five now.



    snowtiger;2532548

    I must admit I had to Google prehensile .. (clever monkey though ! )



    harlzter;2532569

    So how many times has prehensile been said now?





    Run, Run for your lives, we are all going to be banned now for saying prehensile.
    :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

    went onto wikepedia and still dont understand what all the fuss of the 'p' word is all about?

    Banned

    Jumpingphil;2532408

    Can you say "prehensile" on here? :w00t:



    Dell_in_the_bed;2532461

    Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice … Ohhhh my word the very nasty word "prehensile" has been used twice already in this thread spam spam spam expire lol



    snowtiger;2532548

    I must admit I had to Google prehensile .. (clever monkey though ! )



    harlzter;2532569

    So how many times has prehensile been said now?



    Jumpingphil;2535050

    Run, Run for your lives, we are all going to be banned now for saying … Run, Run for your lives, we are all going to be banned now for saying prehensile.:w00t: :w00t: :w00t:



    Prehensile has been said at least 6 times
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