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

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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:05 PM
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Aprosexia is the abnormal inability to concentrate.

It took me three hours to focus enough to write this
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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 12:31 PM
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The orginal computer bug was just that a bug! More specifically a
moth that got caught in a circuit of some sort and it is now preserved
at the Smithsonian.



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:06 PM
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-- Brett Favre's first NFL pass completion was to himself.

-- The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing

-- In the spring of 1975, a baby in Detroit fell 14 stories and landed on Joseph Figlock, who was walking below. A few years later it happened again. Figlock and both babies survived.

-- During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water

-- A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 03:57 PM
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Dale Earnhardt started his proffessional racing career at the age of 24.



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 08:57 PM
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DYK the Giant Panda is approx. the size of a stick of butter when born and matures to around 250lbs

They also have 5 fingers and a "thumb"



posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 03:24 PM
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Praying Mantis's aren't actually praying.



posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 03:34 PM
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An orange tree may bear oranges for more than 100 years. The famous
"Constable Tree," an orange tree brought to France in 1421, lived
and bore fruit for 473 years.



posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 04:17 PM
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Amok is a Malay word. Of course we don't use it "as is", it sounds weird that way. It's usually combined with the prefix meng which basically means "to" as in mengamuk, that is, "to run amok".

By the way the new local spelling for the word is "amuk" even though it's pronounced "amok" ("o" in oranges instead of "u" in Uma [Thurman]). I prefer the old spelling. More intuitive.



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 01:55 PM
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Money can't buy you love; but it can buy you something that get's pretty close.



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 05:01 PM
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There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 02:04 PM
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Until the 1850s, shoes were made by hand and most were made "straight" and could be worn on either foot. Right and left shoes came with the advent of machines.



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 11:00 AM
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24% of the ground area of Los Angles is commited to cars and trucks.



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 10:07 AM
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The most deadly animal in Africa is the crocodile.



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
The most deadly animal in Africa is the crocodile.





And the Hippo will nudge her baby right in the middle of a few crocks floating in shallow water and dare em to mess with her baby. I wonder how the crock knows not to make one wrong move?



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 07:56 PM
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Interesting V1. Maybe my "unsual facts" book is wrong. But it said crocks eat more people than anything else.

To stick with the topic.......

Lime juice is not a proper lubricant in most situations.



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 05:27 AM
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George Washington was worried that Jefferson would put jokes in the US Constitution, so he had to be supervised.

(That is a historical fact)



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