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      Smile Some amazing and some pointless facts.

      Here are some facts ive gathered for some fun.

      The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

      You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

      Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

      Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

      Slugs have 4 noses.

      The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400km (1500 miles).

      A manís testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day Ė enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months!

      Each finger and toenail takes six months to grow from base to tip.

      When you sleep, you grow by about 8mm (0.3in). The next day you shrink back to your former height. The reason is that your cartilage discs are squeezed like sponges by the force of gravity when you stand or sit.

      The average person in the west eats 50 tonnes of food and drinks 50,000 litres (11,000 gallons) of liquid during his life.

      Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 litres (2.2 pints) of blood per minute and expel up to 1.4 litres (2.5 pints) a day of urine.

      The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.

      In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil.

      A single human blood cell takes only 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

      A foreskin, the size of a postage stamp, from circumcised babies take only 21 days to grow skin that can cover three (3) basketball courts. Amazing isnít it. Thanks to science. The laboratory-grown skin is used in treating burn patients.

      The eyes receive approximately 90 percent of all our information, making us basically visual creatures.

      The female ovaries contain nearly half-a-million egg cells, yet only 400 or so will ever get the opportunity to create a new life.


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      Come on guys.

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      No word in the english language rhymes with purple, silver month, or orange.

      The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus Wept." John 11:35.

      The oldest vegetable is a pea.

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      This thread is almost a carbon copy of the emails I get from my grandparents on a semi-regular basis.


      White girl, you can ask her what the dick be like
      And monster madness doing drive-bys on a fuckin fixie bike
      Fuck it moron, snortin oxycontin, wearin cotton,
      Oxymoron like buff faggots playin sissy dykes

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lucidness View Post
      A foreskin, the size of a postage stamp, from circumcised babies take only 21 days to grow skin that can cover three (3) basketball courts. Amazing isnít it. Thanks to science. The laboratory-grown skin is used in treating burn patients.
      i hope i never burn if the skin they put back is grown from foreskins

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      Quote Originally Posted by Leviatahon View Post
      i hope i never burn if the skin they put back is grown from foreskins
      This. That's just nasty.

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      When you're in Disney World, you're actually 14 feet above ground level. Below are tons of tunnels that allow employees to get anywhere in the park. It also serves as an area for rest, and has storage room for decoration, and the computers that monitor and control park animatronics.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lucidness View Post
      A foreskin, the size of a postage stamp, from circumcised babies take only 21 days to grow skin that can cover three (3) basketball courts. Amazing isnít it. Thanks to science. The laboratory-grown skin is used in treating burn patients.
      -makes a note never to get badly burned-

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      Umm, I'm not too sure about the validity of some of these, but hey, they sound weird:

      A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

      All babies are color blind when they are born.

      About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

      If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

      In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

      The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

      The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

      According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

      The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

      Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

      1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

      The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cabletv View Post
      1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
      ...Now I want one. :3

      A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

      Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

      The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

      A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and
      down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

      A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

      Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

      On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
      (That explains a few mysteries....)

      Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

      Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

      The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
      side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

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      Every animal is inherently female, it takes additions to make it male.

      "Go." Is the shortest grammatically correct sentence, not "I am." contractry to popular belief.

      In WWII, pennies were made of stainless steel.

      When glass breaks, the crack travels at 3000 mph

      Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing

      A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein

      The longest word that does not contain duplicate letters is uncopyrightable.

      Until 1796 Tennessee was called Franklin

      Decapitation can not kill a cockroach

      Bones are stronger than concrete

      Ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find food

      On Dec. 16, 1811, parts of the Mississippi flowed backwards due to an earthquake

      Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000 word (200 pages) novel without using the letter e.

      In Oklahoma, it's illegal to hit a homerun in baseball.

      In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car.

      111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

      Zanzibar declared war on England in 1869 and surrendered 38 minutes later making it the shortest war in history.

      A polar bear's skin is black.

      The word "assassination" was invented by William Shakespeare

      The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long

      Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

      The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

      The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.

      There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

      All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20.

      It's common belief that the Canadian 2 dollar bill contains an American flag, when in actuality, it is the Canadian flag used before 1965.

      During the cold war it was CIA policy that it's agents check under their bed for Soviet spies before going to bed.

      In perfect play, a checkers game will always end in a draw. It took computers 16 years to come to this conclusion.

      Chess is so complex, that it would take the current world's supercomputers more than a century to come up with the perfect game.

      To calculate all possible games of chess would take a computer checking a million variations a second, would take nearly a google years (1 with 90 zeros to be more precise.)

      Played perfectly, the first move will always in in Connect 4.

      A Rubix Cube has exactly 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations.

      It's possible to solve a Rubix cube from any configuration in 18 moves (if rotating something 180 degrees is counted as 1 move)

      Graham's number is the largest named number. Printed out in a normal 12 point font, the known universe could not fit it. A google would fit on an HD television, and a googleplex wouldn't even span the galaxy.
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      According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
      No wonder everyone hates mondays!

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      Some of those silly facts such as its illegal to not have a women drive in memphis, things like is not true. They just relate to something else.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TamiDoll View Post
      This. That's just nasty.
      I agree...

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      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long
      What the heck is it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lucidness View Post
      Some of those silly facts such as its illegal to not have a women drive in memphis, things like is not true. They just relate to something else.
      No, it's true. It was put on the books a long time ago and never repealed, they just stopped enforcing it. The US is full of legacy laws.

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      What about "In Oklahoma, it's illegal to hit a homerun in baseball." that?
      Why would that even be a law? Broken car windows or something? lol

      "There is a persistent myth that that all the clocks in the movie are set to 4:20 (although, certainly all the clocks on the wall in the pawn shop are set to 4:20). However, in at least two scenes it is obvious that this is not the case. In the "Bonnie Situation" while Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock clearly reads 8:15. Secondly, when Vince and Jules go to retrieve the briefcase, it is "7:22 in the a.m.""
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      First off, it's Rubik's Cube not 'Rubix'. The creator's last name is Rubik.

      Try this: Find a magazine with a watch ad in it, and I can tell you what the watch shows at the end of the post.

      The earth is estimated to have a mass of 17 septillion imperial tons (17,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 x 2,000 pounds)

      In Arkansas, it is illegal to mispronounce the state's name.

      Helium makes your voice higher, while a gas like sulfer hexaflouride makes it much deeper. It's funny either way.

      Filling a football with helium will NOT make it go farther. Nor will a cork-cored bat hit a ball farther.

      The Enigma Machine, the cypher device used during WWII, has two versions: the three wheel and four wheel. The three wheel took most of a day to crack by the Dayton Codebreakers, but the four wheel has more combinations than there are atoms in the known universe.

      97% of the universe is missing.

      There are 11 dimensions, according to physics. We only perceive the 3rd.

      All matter is a particle and a wave at the same time.

      If every person spent a solid hour flipping coins every day, it would take over a century to get 10 heads in a row. (may have this a little off.)

      Astronomers have found a nebula composed, essentially, of beer.

      Scientists have just recently created stable ununseptium, with 6 atoms made. This ties the world record for an elements' discovery with the fewest particles: seaborgium.

      83.56% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

      Chuck Norris CAN believe it's not butter. He also has 1253 ways to kill a man in the average room, including the room itself.

      The speed of light does not change when observed in opposite directions, even though earth is spinning.

      It is possible, according to quantum physics, for a man to walk across the street and end up mars, then return to finish crossing the street.

      Amazingly, there are some things that are NOT a good idea to microwave.

      QWERTY is not the only type of computer keyboard. Ever heard of Devorak or one-handed keyboards?

      Science museums are commonplace, so of course there is the Creation Museum.

      (Not sure about this one, but I've seen it before) In London, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless she is licensed to own a tropical fish pet store.

      In California, unicyclists are considered pedestrians, unless they ride a giraffe (really tall ones with a chain) or multi-wheeled varieties.

      There is a Segway made specifically for golf, that does not operate unless there is a golf bag attached to it.

      Kites are about 3000 years old, and good-quality modern ones can easily reach speeds of 60 MPH, and some can fly indoors using the relative wind of walking backwards.

      It takes the same amount of energy to walk a certain distance than it is to run it.

      Carbon nanotubes are the greatest length to width ratio of any structure created by man, and some are stronger than diamond. Most, when scaled, have the equivalent strength of a string, cross section of 1 mm, lifting a car.

      IBM is experimenting with DNA as a conductor for their micro-chips.

      It is expected that in 10 years, a 1 GB hard drive will be worth a penny.

      The time on the watch: 10:10. This comes from clockmaker's traditions, and works about 95% of the time. Cool, huh?


      I may have some numbers messed up, but here you go.

      The world is just awesome.

      (BTW, Isaac Asimov was a family friend. Small world, isn't it?)
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