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The "Not a Lot of People Know That!" thread

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posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 10:45 AM
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Just for fun and maybe for education, I thought it would be good to start a thread containing some little known facts to rarely asked questions.

So maybe if you're an expert in your field and have some interesting things to tell folks, or just picked up some tit-bit along the road of life, please feel free to share with us here.
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Traditional European roof tiles, commonly called "canal" tiles here in france actually come in 'tops" and "bottoms". Tops are convex when layed and bottoms are convex when layed. Even most of the French don't know that! And traditionally, they were moulded over a persons thigh. I suppose the larger the person, the larger the tile.



More later, please continue. I want some real nitty-gritty facts that we can all use to impress others and generally show off and have fun.

[edit on 14/8/2007 by nerbot]




posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 02:00 PM
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Here are a few more to help get things going....

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

A human eyeball weighs about one once.

And Not a Lot of People Know That!



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 03:59 PM
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Famous musicians/bands (artists signed to major record deals) make less than $.05 per $15 CD sold. The remaining $14.95 goes to the label, producers, managers, etc... Bands make most of their money from touring and merchandise other than CD's (T-shirts, posters, etc...)



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 04:22 PM
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At least 2 people die every year from vending machines falling on them.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 07:55 PM
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Cats hate to be painted the color green.

If you cut off your thumb, a surgeon can graft on your big toe. Some loss of movement.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 07:59 PM
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An elastic band and tooth paste make a reasonable substitute if you dont have chewing gum.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by mojo4sale
An elastic band and tooth paste make a reasonable substitute if you dont have chewing gum.


lol......you're mad and it's great!

I think I'll stick to proper gum thanks, not too sure "rubbermint" would taste too nice.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 05:59 PM
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One of the biggist mistakes a driver can make when being stopped for speeding is to call the officer "Barney!"



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 10:22 PM
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When you take the trash truck to get the dumpster sometimes you have to shake it pretty hard so all the trash comes out.



posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 06:48 PM
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Your girl friends panty hose can be used as a tournaquet to staunch the flow of blood if ever seriousy wonded in an extremity.



posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 11:32 PM
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Construction workers' hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 03:57 AM
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You can tame budgies and parrots easily by replacing their seeds with iron filings. By holding a large magnet, they will sit hapilly on your hand for hours.



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by mojo4sale
You can tame budgies and parrots easily by replacing their seeds with iron filings. By holding a large magnet, they will sit hapilly on your hand for hours.


You are twisted, I love it...


Did you know if you slaughter a cow and cut off it's head there are tendons you can move to make it eye's and tounge move around...



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 12:56 PM
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Well over 21% of Americans are born with tails, but they just get snipped off and thrown in the trash.



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 05:06 PM
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The flash from lightning travels from the ground up to the sky.

The Earth is closer to the sun in the winter and farther away in the summer.



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 06:46 PM
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The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache in a standard playing card deck.



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 12:24 PM
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The King with out the moustache is named Barry.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 10:53 PM
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George Washington is often incorrectly acknowledged as having tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac River and sometimes also stated that it was the Delaware River.

Turns out across from his boyhood home, "Ferry Farm," in Frederickburg, VA is where he was alleged to have tossed the silver dollar across. Far easier throw from the Ferry Toll House over to Ferry Farm.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 11:03 PM
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I like cold pizza and beer for breakfast. Not a lot of people know that.




posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 11:13 PM
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"Not a Lot of People Know That" was a game show in the U.K.



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