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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:24 am    Post subject: Interesting Facts !! Reply with quote

Okay, i am so interested in actual truth that no one ever knew , and things that makes everyone wonder with no answer. *course there's answer to some but let's share * ^^

Did you ever wonder why NO 2 Pencil can't be NO 1 pencil if it's the popular pencil in the world? Razz ha ha

Why does a sour cream have expiration date when it is already sour Wink

Los Angeles the city of California's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula

I have much more!! I wanna everyone else to share facts Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts !! Reply with quote

Jaymee Fox wrote:
Okay, i am so interested in actual truth that no one ever knew , and things that makes everyone wonder with no answer. *course there's answer to some but let's share * ^^

Did you ever wonder why NO 2 Pencil can't be NO 1 pencil if it's the popular pencil in the world? Razz ha ha NO 1 never showed up for work, so No 2 won by default.

Why does a sour cream have expiration date when it is already sour Wink That is when it goes REALLY sour.

Los Angeles the city of California's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula Another reason that California is such a great state.

I have much more!! I wanna everyone else to share facts Smile


You got any more?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the No. 2 means the size (or the quality) of the graphite, kinda like .7 lead for mechanical pencils (forgive me for being a smartass)

when sour cream expires it becomes double-sour cream lol Wink

i didnt know that about LA


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the more clear your urine is, the more healthy your drink (>.< i can thank my friend for that)

if DNA was to be coded and turned into one long word, which is what they are trying to do) it would be an easy 1 million letters long

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's correct Rozy ( on number 2 pencil ) Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superlagg (no 2 won by default.. HAHAHA that's great!! ^^ )
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In LA: Canyon Road is actually short for Laural and Hardey Canion Road. They shortened the name to save money on the street signs. Razz

I hate LA

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pencil lead of a number 2 pencil or a mechanical pencil is the same as an HB sketching pencil.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Uncopyrightables' is the longest word in the English language that doesn't use any letter more than once.

'Bedroom' and 'Boredom' are anagrams.

Anybody know what the largest set of anagrams is? The largest I've been able to think of is {opts, post, pots, spot, stop, tops}.

What do you call the white stuff from pimples?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwalimu wrote:
'What do you call the white stuff from pimples?

Yucky! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excessively long holds by customer call centers have been cited as the primary cause of at least 3 violent rampages in the last 2 years.

Pepsi Cola vending machines are three times as likely as Coca-Cola machines to tip over and injure someone.

The average age of children living with their parents after the age of 18 has risen from 21 to 25.5 in the last 40 years.

Recent news from North Korean reports that the North Korean government has banned post-it notes due to fears they will be used by dissident groups in order to undermine the regime and further dissent.

"Hi My Name is..." name tags are the industry's most popular name tag.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwalimu wrote:

Anybody know what the largest set of anagrams is? The largest I've been able to think of is {opts, post, pots, spot, stop, tops}.


I don't know about about a 'set' but this poem is supposedly the longest anagram in existence with 42,177 letters.

http://www.anagrammy.com/literary/rb/poems-rb16.html

And on further wordplay "Orange" and "Silver" have no rhyming english words (we're talking perfect rhymes of course)
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwords/orange

Lots more fun word questions here:
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/?view=get
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All U.S. Presidents before Ronald Reagan (who only just narrowly escaped this fate and seems to have broken the cycle unfortunately *thinks about the current misfit in charge*) elected in a year ending in "0" has died or was assonated before his term was completed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rozy wrote:
if DNA was to be coded and turned into one long word, which is what they are trying to do) it would be an easy 1 million letters long


I can add to that.

Fully decoded and saved to a computer a single mammal DNA takes between 30 and 40 GB of space.

If you could take a human DNA from a cell and untwirl it completely it would be about 2 meters long.


And a few random ones:

The average computer user spends over 11 days of his life waiting for his/her computer to boot.

If you could recyle a single, complete edition of the Sunday's New York Times it would save about 75,000 trees.

If you could take the Sun's entire mass and use it to build cars and put all these in a line that line would reach out of our glalaxy.

The Internet was originally created by the CIA with the intend to have a communication network that not even a nuclear strike could not destroy. Only after the the universities picked it up to use it to share data sets.

I'll post more when I can remember them Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From www.hookedonfacts.com...

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Minnows have teeth in their throat.

Neanderthal man had a brain capcity 100cc larger than modern man's.

Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.

22% of people leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.

The odds of getting a hole-in-one in golf are estimated at about 18,000-to-1

Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'

99% of people cannot lick their elbow.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.

Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.

If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.

The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used.

All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room!

People who are modestly overweight have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight

Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes.


By the way Superlagg, I love the avatar XD

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Styx wrote:
All U.S. Presidents before Ronald Reagan (who only just narrowly escaped this fate and seems to have broken the cycle unfortunately *thinks about the current misfit in charge*) elected in a year ending in "0" has died or was assonated before his term was completed.


Thats a rather rude and thoughtless remark. Please do not try to sell your opinions off as being factual. There are many who consider it a blessing that a president isn't killed durring term, and wishing anyone to be murdered is horrible, specially if you don't really know the person you want killed. Please think before you speak, you comment was excesivly rude.

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