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Amazing True Things
« on: 30 Jul 2008, 13:58 »

the idea behind this thread is that i want you all to share random factoids that are amazing and might even seem unbelievable. yes, this is a list thread but i think it has the potential to be the first list thread that's actually interesting because it's full of interesting things and not what you had for breakfast.

for instance, did you know:

-bamboo grows three to five feet a day (!!!)
-a moose looses and regrows his antlers every year
-America imports more oil from Canada than from Saudi Arabia

your turn.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #1 on: 30 Jul 2008, 14:11 »

Did you know slugs can grow to 20 feet long and develop sharp fangs?

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #2 on: 30 Jul 2008, 14:12 »

everybody knows that.

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #3 on: 30 Jul 2008, 14:20 »

Baby puffins are called pufflings......


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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jul 2008, 15:12 »

Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was an Israeli sharpshooter and gernade-thrower.  But she never officially killed anyone in combat.

Contrary to a popular myth, Mr. Rogers did not have any tattoos, nor was he ex-Special Forces.  He gratuated high school and went directly into a presbetarian monistary.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #5 on: 30 Jul 2008, 15:30 »

Male echidnas have a four-headed penis, but only two of the heads are used during mating. The other two heads "shut down" and do not grow in size. The heads used are swapped each time the mammal has sex.[
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #6 on: 30 Jul 2008, 15:30 »

Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was an Israeli sharpshooter and gernade-thrower.  But she never officially killed anyone in combat.

Uri Geller was also in the IDF. He served as a paratrooper during the Six Day War. Definitely shot at least one enemy soldier, maybe two.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #7 on: 30 Jul 2008, 17:30 »

Man, everybody was in the IDF.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #8 on: 30 Jul 2008, 17:37 »

Maybe Ben can confirm or deny this but from reputation and various GIS returns, there appears to be some incredibly beautiful women in the IDF.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #9 on: 30 Jul 2008, 17:38 »

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

Also, in Harper Woods it is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #10 on: 30 Jul 2008, 18:21 »

Random factoid!

In 1986 there were flash-floods in the Sydney metro area.  Our entire street went underwater when a nearby river flooded.  A lot of people were not covered by their insurance because "flooding is an act of god."  We got insurance money because we had an open drain behind our house and the water from the drain hit our house before the river water did.

It was all the same fucking water.  Like, to the point where the water rising up from the river washed down into the street drains and came back out behind our house.  In order to get paid out we had to catch the fuckers out on a technicality.  How fucking lame is that?
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #11 on: 30 Jul 2008, 18:23 »

wow, that's pretty ridiculous.

here's a few more funny laws:

-in Wyoming 'You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.'
-in West Virginia 'It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.'
-in Utah 'It is against the law to fish from horseback' and 'It is illegal not to drink milk.' (??)
-in South Dakota "If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.'
-in Pennsylvania 'All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.'

While i was looking up these silly laws, i found that a surprising number of states have a law that make it illegal to whistle underwater, which i guess isn't a big deal...since it's impossible. why would so many states have the same, ridiculous law? was there an epidemic of underwater-whistling attacks or something?
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #12 on: 30 Jul 2008, 18:30 »

in California

-In Palm Springs, molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine
-In Los Angeles, it is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison
-In Chico, detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine. 
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #13 on: 30 Jul 2008, 18:42 »

-If you scream for about 8 years and 7 months, you'll release enough energy to heat a cup of coffee.
-Bulls are colour-blind. They can't see red.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #14 on: 30 Jul 2008, 18:50 »

hyena females are the only mammals without vaginas, they have their own special orifice that they have a certain level of control over.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #15 on: 30 Jul 2008, 19:24 »

The Pig War of 1859 was a war fought between Britain and America in the San Juan Islands. The war got its name because the only casualty was a pig somebody shot, sparking the conflict.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #16 on: 31 Jul 2008, 00:53 »

I just found out that if I click and hold down on the scrollbar, I can freeze animated gifs (like SWM's avatar). I'm not sure why this is, but it amused me for far too long.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #17 on: 31 Jul 2008, 01:14 »

If the giraffe could jump, pound for pound, as high as a grasshopper, it would avoid a lot of trouble.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #18 on: 31 Jul 2008, 02:53 »

Vimto was the most popular soft drink in Saudi Arabia in 1991.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #19 on: 31 Jul 2008, 05:30 »

No-one in the U.K. really likes Vimto but they used to sell it here anyway, and now it's back again, and no-one drinks it.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #20 on: 31 Jul 2008, 05:35 »

No-one in the U.K. really likes Vimto but they used to sell it here anyway, and now it's back again, and no-one drinks it.

Lies! I like Vimto.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #21 on: 31 Jul 2008, 06:30 »

in California
-In Chico, detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine. 


That's not so much, as the result of detonating a nuclear device can be... well, destroying the entire city?

hyena females are the only mammals without vaginas, they have their own special orifice that they have a certain level of control over.

They have a penis. It looks like a penis, it is used both for mating and pissing, it's just not called a penis.. In fact *graphic images can result from reading this* hyenas have sex by putting the male penis inside the female penis. errr... I warned you.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #22 on: 31 Jul 2008, 08:09 »

An acronym of the band name "Arctic Monkeys" is "minty cock arse"
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #23 on: 31 Jul 2008, 08:22 »

In Maryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."

That reasoning might just be the most epic reasoning Ive seen so far.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #24 on: 31 Jul 2008, 08:30 »

hyena females are the only mammals without vaginas, they have their own special orifice that they have a certain level of control over.

They have a penis. It looks like a penis, it is used both for mating and pissing, it's just not called a penis.. In fact *graphic images can result from reading this* hyenas have sex by putting the male penis inside the female penis. errr... I warned you.

It's more like a uterus/urethra/vagina hybrid that can keep males out if wanted, as it's not really a penis. It's weird, but kind of interesting at the same time.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #25 on: 31 Jul 2008, 08:52 »

The biggest whale ever found weighed around 7000lbs and was called Wally the Whale. He died tragically in a boating accident in 1994.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #26 on: 31 Jul 2008, 08:53 »

I have never seen an animated Disney film.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #27 on: 31 Jul 2008, 09:37 »

The biggest whale ever found weighed around 7000lbs and was called Wally the Whale. He died tragically in a boating accident in 1994.

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #28 on: 31 Jul 2008, 10:01 »

He was drunk at the wheel.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #29 on: 31 Jul 2008, 10:01 »

There is a man woman (and he is pretty NSFW)

This is such a touching line:

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #30 on: 31 Jul 2008, 10:20 »

An acronym of the band name "Arctic Monkeys" is "AM"

An anagram of Spiro Agnew is "Grow a penis".
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #31 on: 31 Jul 2008, 14:16 »

I have never seen an animated Disney film.

WHAT.

first brownies and now this?  do you have any other dirty secrets that i need to know about before i decide whether we can even be friends anymore?
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #32 on: 31 Jul 2008, 14:25 »

It's a bit late for that, frankly.

Incidentally, I really did enjoy those Brownies. At first I was all "I'm gonna just throw them out when she's not looking because why would I want to eat something that looks sort of like the droppings" but once I was in Guelph I found them in my luggage and Tania tried one and told me they were actually really good. I tried one and ended up eating the whole box in one night. So thanks for that.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #33 on: 31 Jul 2008, 14:58 »

In 1987, Licensed To Ill became the first rap album to hit #1 in the US.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #34 on: 31 Jul 2008, 18:31 »

There is a man woman (and he is pretty NSFW)

 HE isn't a man woman. HE is  a trangender man.
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« Reply #35 on: 31 Jul 2008, 18:42 »

The submarine that was painted pink for the movie Operation Pettycoat was later used to train Navy SEALs in lockout and retrieval procedures.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #36 on: 31 Jul 2008, 18:57 »

tommy actually hates anything brown.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #37 on: 31 Jul 2008, 19:42 »

I said "man woman" because it sounds hells of tons of funnier than your boring correct spelling.

Can we please keep the useless semantics arguments in General Discussion?

Sorry, it's just something i feel strongly about and didn't mean to take it out on you
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #38 on: 31 Jul 2008, 19:46 »

Well, in that case, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset anyone!

that's okay, it's all good. *shakes hand*

to get this thread back on topic...
The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #39 on: 31 Jul 2008, 20:52 »

When sharks stop swimming, they explode.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #40 on: 31 Jul 2008, 21:22 »

tommy actually hates anything brown.

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #41 on: 31 Jul 2008, 23:06 »

I typed in Transgendered lesbian sex (I think its possible) on Yahoo Images and it came up with this

link is completely safe for work.
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« Reply #42 on: 01 Aug 2008, 03:00 »

tommy actually hates anything brown.

Not quite true.

Damn that's a lot of mileage from the same pun.
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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #43 on: 01 Aug 2008, 03:09 »

I will, without fail, giggle incessantly when people start standing next to me and looking down on me while I'm lying on my back looking at the ceiling/sky/whatever.
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« Reply #44 on: 01 Aug 2008, 06:13 »

link is completely safe for work.

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Re: Amazing True Things
« Reply #45 on: 01 Aug 2008, 07:42 »

When sharks stop swimming, they explode.

Are you sure you aren't confusing exploding with drowning? I know they'll drown if they stop moving forward (to keep water flowing through their gills,) but I'm at a loss to understand why they would explode.

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« Reply #46 on: 01 Aug 2008, 08:05 »

Because water is highly explosive, JHo. Duh.
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« Reply #48 on: 01 Aug 2008, 08:12 »

The eye of the giant squid is the largest eyeball in the world - it is the size of a beachball.

The simple pizza was invented by the Vikings whilst raiding north Atlantic islands.
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« Reply #49 on: 01 Aug 2008, 08:21 »

I am not cool enough to know a bunch of random, cool facts off the top of my head, so I went to a website and found some.  Here's my favorite:

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In 1972, a Swedish man balanced on one foot for over five hours, using nothing for support
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