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Postby smile » Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:17 pm

Euuugh! :o I wonder if the same can happen from licking envelopes. Me hopes not.
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Postby Fidel » Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:28 pm

Did you know that The Battle of the Somme could be heard in London
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Postby mariamaria » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:38 pm

Here are a few facts that I have just found....

For you Llisa, Twinkies are 68% air.

"Siderodromophilia" is sexual arousal derived from riding in trains.

Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.

Popeye was 5"6

Cleopatra married two of her brothers.

Annually 17 tonnes of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States.

Being unmarried can shorten a man's life by ten years.

Every U.S. bill, regardless of denomination, costs just 4 cents to make.
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Postby Jo » Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:11 pm

Its impossible to lick your elbow.

Its impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Giraffes can lick their ears with their tongues.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look upwards.
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Postby Jo » Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:12 pm

The one's below were originally posted by Smile...

Did you know...

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

If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in celcius degrees..

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. Ewwwww.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus
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Postby sovs » Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:49 pm

Did you know the name Hayley originates from the word Haystack!!!!!
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Postby Llisa » Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:54 am

The name "Canada" comes from the Indian word "kanata" meaning "village". Englishmen were mistaken when they heard 'kanata' and thought that the Indian's had called the land that. But they were reffering to their cluster of huts. I guess you could say it was Lost in Translation LOL...
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Postby The Major » Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:27 pm

75% of people make up 3/4 of the population - bet you never thought of that before

in Alabama putting salt on a railway track may be punishable by death
in Connecticut pickle is not officially a pickle unless it bounces
in Georgia it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a lamp post
in Louisana biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault", while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault".
in Nebraska a parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.
in Pennsylvania no man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

Thats enough of them I think.
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Postby Jennie_2003 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:59 am

Someone sent me an email full of weird facts once and the first one was it is impossible to lick you elbow and me and paul were just sat there in from of the PC trying to lick pur elbow. It was hilarious-we didn't manage it !!!! The right at the ned of the email it said I bet you tried to lick your elbow!! :o
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Postby Enigma » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:00 pm

lol, yeah

I use the "it's impossible to lick your own elbow" line a lot in social environments. Good ice-breaker lol.
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Postby Jo » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:54 pm

Don't read this if you are scared of spiders, but apparently you are never more than a meter from one.
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Postby Enigma » Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:35 pm

Ever heard that on average in our lives we each swallow a total of three spiders while sleeping?
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Postby Llisa » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:20 am

I heard it was 7 :-? LOL, either way, its still pretty gross.

A beesting is actually the first milk a heifer (that's a female cow everyone!) gives to her newborn

Chickens really do run around with their heads cut off

A broiler chicken is used for meat (the irony of it all)

A type of fruit bat in Australia, it is the male that actually breast feeds the young

Can you tell I lived on a farm?
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Postby saz » Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:12 am

Some of these are getting really horrible now hehe but keep them coming! My science teacher told me about the spiders, but he seemed to think it was about that many a year, not a lifetime! My boyfriend sleeps with his mouth open and i am always teasing him that he swallows spiders.

I only found out the other day what sort of meat and things go into fast food burgers - i really thought it was lovely 100% beef but apparently it is all sorts like teeth and organs all mixed up, and now i will never eat one again.
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Postby Enigma » Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:05 pm

McDonalds is supposed to be 100% beef, but I dunno, you never know.

About the spider thing...


Myth: You unknowingly swallow an average of four live spiders in your sleep each year.

Fact: This very widespread urban legend has no basis in fact. It exists in various forms; another common version is that you swallow an average of 20 in your lifetime. (At 4 per year, that would make a very short lifetime of 5 years...) For a sleeping person to swallow even one live spider would involve so many highly unlikely circumstances that for practical purposes we can rule out the possibility. No such case is on formal record anywhere in scientific or medical literature.

From The Spider Myths Site.
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