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Trivial Thoughts....


Just stick 'em here rather than start a new thread daily. emoticon emoticon

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, nor creamy.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money printed throughout the world.

The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out.

The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.



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Quote: The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.

[sign in to see URL] ]Woody Harrelson of course



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The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.



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and how many cookies will your computer use in a year?

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I think that's a low number, I'm pretty sure I'll make 100,000.

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The hydrochloric acid of the human digestive system is so strong a corrosive it can easily eat through a cotton handkerchief and even through the iron of an automobile.

It does not bother the walls of the stomach, as it is protected by a coating of sticky mucus.

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Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Windmills always turn counterclockwise.

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In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.



Wow, that's a real eye opener. Having experienced so many I knew they were powerful but I didn't realize they were THAT powerful!

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The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

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By law, in Bourbon, Mississippi, one small onion must be served with each glass of water in a restaurant.

The Tower of Independence clock on the back of a U.S. $100 dollar bill shows the time as 4:10.

The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flush toilet.

The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.

It would take 13 years and eight months to stay one night in every room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County, and the first hotel there was called the Slaughter House.

Men are 1.6 times more likely to undergo by-pass surgery than women

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The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.




nature is very cruel to the male praying [sign in to see URL] sure why they are "praying mantis" since god has forsaken [sign in to see URL] the females should be PREYING mantis since they basically are killing their victims


By law, in Bourbon, Mississippi, one small onion must be served with each glass of water in a restaurant.



why? And one of the most frustrating things in a restaurant (I usually order black coffee and a glass of water) is that unless you tell the waitress "NO LEMON" they include a lemon in my [sign in to see URL]? I didn't ask for unsweetened LEMONADE, I asked for WATER: don't pollute my water...

another restaurant pet peeve: Pickle juice and coleslaw slop is absolutely [sign in to see URL] do they insist on putting nasty pickles and/or coleslaw on my plate or food (particularly when I specify not to put that crap on my plate)


The Tower of Independence clock on the back of a U.S. $100 dollar bill shows the time as 4:10



stoners on Facebook probably would have already made me aware of this if it showed 4:20

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LOL VT, I agree with the lemon.. If I wanted one I would ask for it. emoticon


Standing anywhere in the state of Michigan, a person is no more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.

At Gettysburg National Military Park, there are approximately 1,328 monuments, markers, and memorials.

Pennsylvania was the first state to list its website URL on a license plate.

Ohio is the home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The first traffic light in the USA was installed in Ohio in 1914.

Delaware ranks #1 in the USA in agricultural production value per farm.

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Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human’s neck.

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David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

Except many lines were different, most famously in the "I am your father" scene he said something else completely.

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It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Every time you lick a stamp, if you can still find those kind, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

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Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then touch–or clink–the host’s glass with his own.

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Ok, that's [sign in to see URL] had no idea!

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Why is shifting responsibility to someone else is called “passing the buck?”

In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility, he would “pass the buck” to the next player.

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Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?

When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

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What is the philosopher’s stone?

A person looking for a short cut to riches is said to be searching for the philosopher’s stone. Ancient alchemists believed somewhere in nature there existed a substance which would convert ordinary metals into gold.

This imaginary substance was called the philosopher’s stone because it was supposed to have a philosophic basis and was linked with the theories of matter advanced by philosophers.

The idea of transmuting base metals into noble ones appears to have originated among the Greeks at Alexandria in the early centuries of the Christian era. In medieval times, the philosopher’s stone was reputed not only to have the property of transmuting the baser metals into gold but also the power of curing most of the ills that the body is prone.

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Interesting thread - love reading it

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Why are ice cream and fruit mixtures called “sundaes?”

In the late 19th century, many local laws did not allow the sale of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath, due to the “fact” sodas were sinfully delicious. To attract the Sunday crowd, ice cream parlors started serving ice cream topped with various kinds of fruit, advertising them as sodaless sodas. They were a huge success, and soon people began calling them “Sundays.”

Later, the ice cream parlors changed the spelling of them to “Sundaes,” in the hope this would change this concoction’s image from a Sunday-only dessert to an everyday treat.

Looks like it worked.

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Wow, I'm loving these little [sign in to see URL] had no idea about most of them!

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On the Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, along the James River, there is a plaque that states:

“ORIGIN OF TAPS

During the Civil War in July 1862, when the Army of the Potomac was in camp on this site, Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield summoned Private Oliver Willcox Norton, his Brigade bugler, to his tent. He whistled some new tune and asked the bugler to sound it for him. After repeated trials and changing the time of some notes which were scribbled on the back of an envelope, the call was finally arranged to suit General Butterfield and used for the first time that night. From that time it became and remains to this day the official call for “Taps.”

Erected by
The American Legion Department of Virginia
In Tribute to
AMERICAN WAR DEAD OF ALL WARS

July 4, 1969″

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Arthur Wynne did what he called a “Word-Cross” in the New York World newspaper in 1913…adapting older word puzzles that were smaller and less interesting. Wynne’s first puzzle was symmetrical and used numbers to mark certain boxes…just like now.

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Cheesy, meaning bad, is a late 1800’s term stemming from the bad smell of some cheeses.

The peregrine falcon dives at more than 200 miles an hour.

It takes 640 days, or 21 months, to make an African elephant.

You should not eat raw shellfish. Shellfish often eat raw sewage and contain high levels of bacteria.

Isaac Singer invented the sewing machine for home use in 1851.



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How did bullfighting start as a sport?

Early Spaniards realized in the 300 BC wild bulls could be incited to charge people. This was used for military purposes against the invading armies from Carthage: Hannibal’s father died this way. Bullfighting as a sport came in the fifth century A-D.

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More than 17-billion hot dogs are sold annually in the United States.

More than 100-million Americans wear glasses.

The English language now contains close to a million words.

Parka means “reindeer pelt” to natives of the Aleutian Islands.

Three Amazon Basin waterfalls are at least two-thousand feet long from top to bottom.

The blue whale is the largest animal ever known.



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Three-fourths of household water is used to flush the toilet and take baths and showers.

Sex for one hour will burn off 11 Hershey Kisses, or 360 calories.

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.

In the Brazilian jungle, women of the Apinaye tribe bite of portions of their mates’ eyebrows during intercourse.

In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.

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