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# Weird and odd facts

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:05 AM
Weird facts:

I figured with all the usual doom and gloom, I'd throw something different in here....enjoy.

Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented July 16, 1969 (since revised), made it illegal for U.S. citizens to make contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

American Airlines saved \$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor. Mistake.

Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it

The speed of sound in water is 1,435 m/sec - nearly five times faster than the speed of sound in air.

When a frog swallows, his eyeballs close and go down into his head to help force his meal down his throat! *GULP*

A typical lightning bolt is 2-4 inches wide, two miles long and five times hotter than the surface of the sun!

If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to become aware of it!

If you add the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050

The Pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as necessary to meet local building codes! Apparently there's a lot of crap going on at the Pentagon!

weird facts
edit on 4/19/2011 by TheSilverGate because: trying to make the paragraphing, still not working i guess

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:13 AM
love this post

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:35 AM

Interesting

A 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads! Toads generally prefer warmer climates, have dry, warty skin and lay eggs in chains.
I didn't know this one. I thought they were either 1 or the other.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Who named her? and when?
edit on 4/19/11 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:36 AM

Originally posted by TheSilverGate
Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented July 16, 1969 (since revised), made it illegal for U.S. citizens to make contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

Seemed suspect, so I checked it out...

Claim: A federal law prohibits U.S. citizens from having contact with extraterrestrial beings.
Status: False.

...Section 1211 did not make it "illegal" for "U.S. citizens to have any
contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles"; it simply required those
who had such contact to submit to a quarantine at the request of the government.

...law was removed from the CFR in 1991.

Snopes

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:39 AM
Why would it be illegal for U.S. citizens to make eye contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles ?
If someone is caught making eye contact and that person isn't a U.S. citizen, would no fines be imposed whatsoever?

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 01:20 AM

Originally posted by BrokenCircles

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Who named her? and when?
edit on 4/19/11 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)

Good question,

The name Earth originated from the 8th century Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil. In Old English the word became eorthe, then erthe in Middle English. Earth was first used as the name of the planet around 1400.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 01:36 AM

Thanks! I just so happened across the site earlier and figured other like minds would find it interesting as well as fun.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:19 AM

Originally posted by BrokenCircles

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Who named her? and when?
edit on 4/19/11 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)

Good question,

The name Earth originated from the 8th century Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil. In Old English the word became eorthe, then erthe in Middle English. Earth was first used as the name of the planet around 1400.

That's the goddess the article is talking about

Gaea (play /ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα "land" or "earth;" also Gæa, Gaia, or Gea;[1] Koine Greek: Γῆ) was the primal Greek goddess personifying the Earth, the Greek version of "Mother Nature," or the Earth Mother, of which the earliest reference to the term is the Mycenaean Greek ma-ka (transliterated as ma-ga), "Mother Gaia," written in Linear B syllabic script.[2] Gaia is a primordial deity in the Ancient Greek pantheon and considered a Mother Titan or Great Titan. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra Mater or Tellus.

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:43 AM
These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Is it alright if I repost this on a different website? lol

edit on 26-5-2011 by Aktulu because: (no reason given)

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