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The random facts thread

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posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 03:16 AM
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In this thread we are going to post some random facts about the world we live in.

Try to make them commonly unknown.

I'll start.
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The can was around for about 50 years before the can opener

Some people are their own twins. They have two distinct sets of DNA associated with different parts of their bodies.

An estimated 1 in 4 of all North Americans has appeared on television in one way or another.

A search for" Bush" will turn up some 700 million pages on the internet, of which about 600 million refer to "the Dubya guy"(number varies considerably over time) - while God only rates about 400 million. Jesus is only given a mention on some 200 million web pages - 250 million when his most frequently used other name (which is actually an attribute - Christ) is included.


The "black box" in commercial airliners is actually most often orange

The United States of America did not officially exist until March 11, 1781




posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 03:23 AM
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The word "queue" is the only English word which is pronounced the same when it's last 2 or even 4 letters are removed



posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 03:23 AM
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There are no tigers in Africa - never have been.



posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 03:26 AM
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Bill Gates, now worth more than $80 billion, has more assets than America's poorest 150 million people//The world's 200 richest people now have a combined wealth of more than $1.3 trillion, equal to the annual income of the poorest half of the world - three billion people

58 percent of the thirteen-year-olds tested by the National Assessment for Educational Progress (in 2003) think it is against the law to start a third political party in the USA



posted on Aug, 20 2006 @ 09:02 AM
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Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!



posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 02:42 AM
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Lionel Richie is not the real father of Nicole Richie.

A.D. doesn't stand for after death, and B.C. doesn't stand for before Christ.



posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 05:53 PM
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dogs have cleaner mouths than people(sorry couldnt resist lol)



posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 10:40 PM
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Here's a random fact: Random fact threads usually die a painful death after about 3 or 4 pages unless you constantly bump them. At least mine did!

I think mine was called "did you know" or "how bout this" I forget.

Good Luck!!!!!!!



posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 10:41 PM
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Lyssies guts are delicious.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 05:10 AM
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there are more bacteria in your mouth than in your rectum.

now think about that next time you kiss someone.



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 03:57 PM
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The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 04:26 PM
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1 horsepower = 746 watts



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 04:33 PM
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Donkeys kill more people per year then plane crashes.



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 04:40 PM
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There are tropical penguins.

Birds have the most species gone extinct.



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 06:12 PM
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Elm trees are listening to everyword we say!!

You are more likely to be killed on a golf course, than in a skating rink!

Cats dislike being painted green or silver!



posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 06:20 PM
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The most recent Amendment to be officially ratified and added to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the Congress in 1789.



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 11:19 PM
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Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 11:20 PM
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Reno, Nevada is actually west of Los Angeles, California.



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 11:21 PM
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If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 11:24 PM
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Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.



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