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Useless Facts

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posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 03:29 PM
Interesting site!

"In March 1978, Jon Brower Minnoch of Bainbridge, WA was admitted to University Hospital, Seattle, saturated with fluid and suffering from heart and respiratory failure. Consultant endocrinologist Dr. Robert Schwartz calculated that Minnoch must have weighed more than 1,400 pounds when he was admitted. After 16 months in hospital Minnoch was discharged at 476 pounds, but was readmitted a two years later after regaining almost 200 pounds. When he died on September 10, 1983 he weighed more than 798 pounds."

"Air hostess Vesna Vulovic, of Yugoslavia, fell 33,330 feet into a snowbound forest in Serbska Kamenice, Czechoslovakia on January 26, 1972 when the DC-9 airliner she was on exploded."

Edit: The point on the last one is that she lived.

[Edited on 20-2-2004 by Jonna]

posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 03:41 PM
Wow - those are useless facts Jonna. I wanted to show up, post, and get your thread going.. I will look up another ulsess fact to add - be right back.

posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 03:43 PM
Ok here are some useless myth facts I found interesting..

One legend claims stealing someone's shadow (by measuring it against a wall and driving a nail through its head) can turn the victim into a vampire.

Avoid people who talk to themselves. According to Ukrainian legend, that could indicate a dual soul and the second one doesn't die! Also watch out for the seventh son of a seventh son, a person born with a red caul (amniotic membrane covering the head), or a child born with teeth. A vampire can result if a cat or dog walks over a fresh grave, a bat flies over the corpse, or the person has died suddenly as a result of suicide or murder. Unfinished business can also cause a body to rise, as can inadequate burial rites, including a grave that is too shallow.

Most vampires are described in folklore as flushed and ruddy, with swollen bodies and bloated faces. Often, they can be identified because they're sitting up in the grave.

posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 03:44 PM
Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

In Lehigh, Nebraska it's against the law to sell donut holes.

Under the law of Mississippi, there’s no such thing as a female Peeping Tom.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.


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