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posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 05:58 AM
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The saying: It's raining cats & dogs -- comes from a time when people used to store their animals in their attics, with ceilings made of straw (thatch); so when it rained, the animals would actually slip through the straw and fall into the house.




posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 06:00 AM
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The saying 'Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater' -- in the past, baths were taken in order of hierarchy, father first, then other males, then mother, then daughters, with the babies last; if by chance the baby slipped down into the water, it could be lost in the murk and actually thrown out with the bathwater.

(what mother would forget her baby was in the bath? I'm not sure.)



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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A day on Venus lasts 243 Earth days.
Venus Facts

[edit on 4-11-2006 by spacedoubt]



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 06:14 PM
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The odds of a squirrel running up your pants leg according to Las Vegas odds makers is aprox. 1 in 658,472. Still you cant be to careful.



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:11 PM
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If a squirrel climbs up your pant leg (boys) you better hide your nuts.

OMG...I couldn't not resist that one...



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:32 PM
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The smallest country in the world is Vatican City.



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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52% of all statistics are pure bs.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 12:34 AM
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A planet is revolving about 47 Ursae Majoris, which is a star similiar to our Sun.
The planet in question has a minimum mass of 2.39 Jupiter masses, not to exceed 4.8 Jupiter masses and an orbital period of 2.98 years (amount of time it takes for the planet to revolve around its sun). This star is 47 light years from Earth.

This is an extremely large planet, revolving about its star at a distance of 44.5 million miles more than Mars is to our Sun. According to (astronomers) the effective temperature would be 90 degrees Centigrade, and that its atmosphere could contain liquid water.

Isn't science wonderful?



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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If you pour 1 drop of alcohol on a scorpion, it will go insane and sting itself to death.

[edit on 5-11-2006 by 1Crisis]



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:00 PM
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Cheetahs are the only feline who cannot retract its claws.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:03 PM
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If you are aware of NOW,
You are aware of the PAST because it has already been filtered through your nervous system. ...

We think the future is in a forward direction ->
and we think the past is in a backward direction



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:03 PM
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It takes around 120 man hours to make a flute.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:39 PM
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Donald Duck Comics were BANNED in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.






posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:42 PM
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The Dallas Cowboys just frigged off another game!!
:shk:
:bnghd:



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:50 PM
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Half of the golf carts in the USA are made in Poland where there are no golf courses. Even pretending to play golf in Poland is punishable by a stiff fine.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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Maria Sharapova has won two tennis titles.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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Horses cannot regurgitate.

Their digestive system is a one-way street.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:59 PM
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Tarantulas in Texas are not poisonous.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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When video taping an interviews, the key light should always be 45 degrees above the interview subject.



posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 04:11 PM
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One day, the universe will be devoid of all energy; our reality is doomed by the laws of thermodynamics to become a vast, heatless (and of course lifeless) wasteland, and nothing can prevent or reverse this process.




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