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Chris2005

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2006 8:05:18 AM

Here is a place where we can place facts about anything. Please place the truth. Not some wrong stuff like you would find in some of the left in the political ring.

[Edited by: JT at 3/11/2006 5:03:44 PM EST]
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panj
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2014 8:06:38 PM

tv's run on electricity
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Toadman7
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:05:42 PM

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods. Try it!

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only mamals that can't jump.

Starfish don't have brains.

Polar bears are left handed.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:04:07 PM

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:20:02 AM

The world's largest fork is in front of the Noble and Associates Advertising Agency in Springfield, Missouri.

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Toadman7
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:58:39 PM

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
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Toadman7
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Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!
Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
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The three tones used by NBC on television are G-E-C. That is because General Electric Company owned the network at that time.
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Most of FDR's "New Deal" was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
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Thanksgiving falls on the latest possible day this year, reducing the number of days for Christmas shopping between Black Friday and the Big Day.
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Our Politicians are corrupt.
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Chicken prices have increased.
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catfish99
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"Sticky Notes" came about because of a failed experiment developing a stronger glue.
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 7:14:18 AM

The Baltimore Orioles moved to New York and became the Yankees.
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Because metal was scarce, Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 12:07:37 AM

On July 21st 1983, the coldest temperature ever on the planet earth was recorded at a frightening 128.6 degrees fahrenheit below zero (-89.2 ºC) in Antarctica by Soviet scientist at the Vostok expedition station.
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DriverMatt
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Did you know Disneyland does not sell chewing gum? Walt Disney did not want guests inconvenienced by stepping on gum purchased in the park.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:54:17 AM

There is a working ATM on Antarctica.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:16:54 AM

The largest fleet of taxi cabs in the world is in Mexico City. More than 100,000 of them!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:08:59 AM

If the sequester happens, Federal expenditures for this year will be $15B HIGHER than last year.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 8:53:27 PM

Windmills all over the world go counterclockwise but the ones in Ireland go clockwise.
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Major League Baseball requires that all the umpires working in the league must wear black underwear at every game.
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It’s true, the match was invented after the cigarette lighter.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 2:29:39 PM

Fact, if you have 3 roommates 1 won't ever clean.
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Automobile transmissions used whale oil up until 1973.
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:43:18 PM

Drive Matt wrote: Alaska has more coastline than the entire U.S. combined.

Might be true, but be aware, that the more accurate the measurement, the bigger the number is in the result.
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My house is built on a rock.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 11:58:03 PM

A year on Mars is 687 days long. A year on earth is 365.25 days long.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:08:19 AM

Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:10:44 PM

Alaska has more coastline than the entire U.S. combined.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:58:10 PM

The only animal with four knees is the elephant.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 7:38:41 PM

Dust mites are hideous looking spider like creatures that many millions throughout the world are alergic to (their feces, i.e.)
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ShanC
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 6:00:45 PM

FACT: What would be easier than posting facts, would be posting *incorrect* facts that people *think* are facts. Because all we would have to do is copy/paste whatever people put on their Facebook pages.

FACTS: Facebook will NOT donate $10,000 to that kid that needs a surgery if "this post" gets 100,000 likes. Pepsi did NOT come out with a can with The Pledge Of Allegiance on it without the words "under God". That Lottery winner is NOT going to share it with a random Facebook person who likes "this post". The White House is NOT calling it a "Holiday Tree". Yoga is NOT a religion, and they are NOT going to try to "convert" you.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 8:21:17 PM

Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:06:39 AM

Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:09:26 PM

Each month, Americans trash more than enough aluminum cans needed to rebuild the entire commercial airline fleet.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:33:15 PM

Estimated cost for having your whole body tattooed: $30,000 - $50,000.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 10:07:13 PM

A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
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DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 12:17:49 AM

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
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The first nuclear reactors in Iran and Pakistan were built under the "Atoms for Peace" program - which was launched by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 1:04:39 AM

Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
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You can't dribble a football.
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The reason for the Cold War was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Scotland in 2002.
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Hummingbirds can't walk.
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The little indentation below your nose and above your lip is called the filtrum.
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Goat's milk is used more widely throughout the world than cow's milk.
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That space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
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It is hell being old.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 7:24:05 PM

The Suez Canal was begun in 1858 and was formally opened to maritime traffic in November 1869. Its cost, including harbors, is estimated at $100,000,000. Its length is 100 miles, 75 of which were excavated; its width is generally 325 feet at the surface, and 75 feet at the bottom, with a depth 26 feet. The workers employed in the construction project were chiefly natives, and many were drafted by the Khedive. The number of laborers is estimated at 30,000. The British government owned the canal as it owned most of the stock. Upon nationalization of the Suez Canal Company in 1956 by Egypt is said to have resulted in the invasion of the canal zone by the French and British (coinciding with the invasion of the Sinai Peninsula by the Israelis), whose oil supplies depended in large measure upon...
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Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.
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Alex Smith led 6 4th Quarter comebacks for wins last year, breaking Joe Montana's 49er record of 4.
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