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  1. #1
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    Smile Fun Facts

    I got these via email with no source, but who cares some of this stuff is amazing! since it wasnt tech, it doesnt go in the tech humour section, i mean its not even humour really..
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    > just something to keep you busy for a couple of minutes
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > And You Thought YOU Knew EVERYTHING.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > *Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the
    > > > > mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet
    > > away
    > > > > from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood
    > > > > plasma.
    > > > >
    > > > > *No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
    > > > >
    > > > > * You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or
    > > > > older.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
    > > > >
    > > > > *A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first
    > > > > flight.
    > > > >
    > > > > *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.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the
    > > morning.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the
    > Nike
    > > > > factory workers in Malaysia combined.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
    > > > >
    > > > > *All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen
    > > > > wearing them in public.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Pearls melt in vinegar.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
    > > > > already married.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola,
    > and
    > > > > Budweiser, in that order.
    > > > >
    > > > > *It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs. *A
    > duck's
    > > > > quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when
    > the
    > > > > engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
    > > > > floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name
    > contains
    > > > > all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William
    > > > Jefferson
    > > > > Clinton.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Butterflies taste with their feet.
    > > > >
    > > > > *In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the
    > world's
    > > > > nuclear weapons combined.
    > > > >
    > > > > *On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
    > > > >
    > > > > *On average people fear spiders more than death.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived
    > > immigrants.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
    > > > >
    > > > > *It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
    > > > >
    > > > > * The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year
    > > > > because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the
    > > > weight
    > > > > of all the books that would occupy the building.
    > > > >
    > > > > *A snail can sleep for three years.
    > > > >
    > > > > *No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
    > > > >
    > > > > *Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
    > > never
    > > > > stop growing. SCARY!!!
    > > > >
    > > > > *The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
    > > > >
    > > > > *All polar bears are left handed.
    > > > >
    > > > > *In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
    > > including
    > > > > their eyebrows and eyelashes.
    > > > >
    > > > > *An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    > > > >
    > > > > *TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
    > only
    > > on
    > > > > one row of the keyboard.
    > > > >
    > > > > *"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
    > > > >
    > > > > *If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She
    > would
    > > > > stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara
    > > Millicent
    > > > > Roberts.
    > > > >
    > > > > *A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
    > > > >
    > > > > *The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
    > > > >
    > > > > *Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

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    Dude those are great..
    It's always fun to read useless, yet humerous, information...

    and in somecases it's even useful.. i'm gonna have to try that apple one

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    er0k
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    hahahah i never will substitute my precious caffeine for an apple! Never!!!!! I love some of that stuff though, so i figured id pass it on. ....

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    haha i love it. i'm going to have to save those and put them in archives of funny .txt files
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    Actually, the thing about Walt Disney being afraid of mice is not true. Walt made friends with a mouse in his basement, whom he named Mortimore, I believe, which was Mickey's original name.

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    * there is no word in the english language that rimes with ORANGE either... :P
    cool dude..... something to get my mind of THIMUN....Ugh........

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    some of those are true, but Marilyn did NOT have 6 toes, also, you can find the truth behind all of these here:
    http://www.dcmsoft.com/rumor/story/stuff2.htm
    it will go into detail about the actual facts. I think youll still be suprised how many are true

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    Haha...I have seen a few sites like that. There used to be a site with every phoib known to mad...but the site is down now I think. You can try anyway though http://www.phobialist.com
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  9. #9
    er0k
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    that site says he was afraid of mice - Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Yes In his book The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, Steven Watts says Disney was afraid of mice but found them “sympathetic.”

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    Orange does sooo have a rhyme....its just not one word. "Door hinge" rhymes with orange.
    Oh yeah I gots some semi-useless but amazing facts too, listen up:
    >>Ireland has the fewest dangerous animals to man than any other country on Earth.
    >>The most dangerous animal in Ireland: The bumblebee (imagine a little Irish man running full speed from a bumblebee...)
    >> There are more people working in West Edmonton Mall, the world biggest shopping center, than there are in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories.
    >>J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, came #1 on the top female earners of Britain list of 2002, earning SIX TIMES more than Her Majesty the Queen of England. This is just by annual salary, not by accumulated wealth.
    >>Canada is one of the very few countries in the world where you can buy milk in a bag (plastic, of course, we're not idiots)
    >>"Frust" is the official name of that line of debris that is always left when you're trying to sweep into a dust pan.
    >>More people die in Austrailia from falling coconuts than crocodile attacks.
    >>In the first two hours it became available for pre-order, JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix" became a top seller on Amazon.com

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