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posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 08:57 PM
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Theodore Roosevelt was our youngest serving President.




posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 09:10 PM
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In a room full of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two people have the same birthday.



posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 09:46 PM
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According to the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis, Americans spent more than they earned in 2005 -- a negative savings rate of 0.5% for the year.
That's the first time that's happened since the Great Depression.



posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 09:46 PM
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Considering only college-educated women, an Asian makes $43,700 on average, a Black woman makes $41,100 and a white woman makes $37,800.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 04:30 AM
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When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 11:58 AM
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The human body has 4 main sphincters. I think it's one into the stomach, one into the large intestine, one into the small intestine and one out the end.




[edit on 4-10-2006 by chris01621]



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by chris01621
The human body has 4 sphincters. I think it's one into the stomach, one into the large intestine, one into the small intestine and one out the end.

[edit on 4-10-2006 by chris01621]


What's a sphincter?



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 01:38 PM
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Google sphincter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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Ace Frehley recorded the song "Shock Me" for the Love Gun album, laying on his back, in a dark room.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 04:17 PM
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Axl rose of guns and roses chose hs name because axl rose is an anogram of oral sex...



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 05:30 PM
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Dogs can't look up

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posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by timski
Dogs can't look up

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Yes they can!!!!!

Bumble bees shouldn't be able to fly with their weight on those tiny wings but they can..



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 06:53 PM
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Ace Frehley wrote "Shock Me" after a nearly dying on stage from being electrocuted



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 02:43 AM
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Well, Useless trivia is my forte... So here goes..

A whales penis is called a "dork" (swear to god)



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 05:49 PM
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The first female guest host of "Saturday Night Live" was Candace Bergen.

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posted on Oct, 7 2006 @ 03:36 PM
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The French have a doughnut called a "Nun's Fart."



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:22 PM
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The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:43 PM
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Texas' largest county is Brewster with 6,208 square miles.

The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.

Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was actually born in Virginia. Houston served as governor of Tennessee before coming to Texas.


More useless Texas facts or look up your own state.



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:44 PM
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If you are mathmatically challenged; you suffer from a condition known as "acalculia."



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:54 PM
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Here's some more useless and random facts, only from West Virginia this time!!

The world's largest sycamore tree is located on the Back Fork of the Elk River in Webster Springs.

The first state sales tax in the United States went into effect in West Virginia on July 1, 1921.

On January 26, 1960 Danny Heater, a student from Burnsville, scored 135 points in a high school basketball game earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

West Virginia’s Memorial Tunnel was the first in the nation to be monitored by television. It opened November 8, 1954.

Outdoor advertising had its origin in Wheeling about 1908 when the Block Brothers Tobacco Company painted bridges and barns with the wording: "Treat Yourself to the Best, Chew Mail Pouch."

The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870, on Summers Street, between Kanawha and Virginia Streets.




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