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Old 12-04-2003, 10:27 PM   #1
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Here's a list of truly amusing things, courtesy of the local trivia buff.

Fascinating Facts
12/4/03

Did you know that that there are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos, or that every second, Americans eat 100 pounds of chocolate? Did you ever notice that the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows? There are literally millions of facts out there that would make anyone's jaw drop. So sit back, take a break and enjoy some of them here!

More movies are produced in India than in Hollwood every year.

The song "Happy Birthday" is protected by copyright.

Eating celery results in negative calories. The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were.

One in every ten people in the world lives on an island.

Bees may be used to detect landmines.
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Re: Did you know??

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Here's a list of truly amusing things, courtesy of the local trivia buff.

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More movies are produced in India than in Hollwood every year.

*pretending not to know and suddenly knowing*

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Old 12-06-2003, 08:02 AM   #3
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additional trivia fact - the Indian film industry is known as 'Bollywood'.
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I have to ask...before can openers, did people just smash their soup cans with a rock or something?
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Did you know the human head weighs howevermanypoundsthatkidfromjerrymaguiresaiditweighs

Research shows human ears get longer as people age. Avg growth per year, .01 inches. So over 50 years, they grow by 1/2 "
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haha its 8 pounds isn't it? or 16? i clearly dont know obviously...

guaca also told me once that you dont get kneecaps until you;re 2 or something. its just bone.

also....when you're 2 years old it is roughly half the height you will be when fully grown. so if someone says to a short arsed toddler, "oh he/she might grow to be tall", its bull.
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the original name for butterfly was

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what is this, sportscenter?
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Penguins will take over the world in a bloodless revolution, ushering in a new era of peace and prosperity.
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Flutterbies!
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here's another

Bruce Lee was apparently so fast that they actually had to slow his films down so the audience could see his moves properly.
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Did you know that...

Budweiser beer is named after a Czech town?

There is a bird that barks instead of sing: The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog. The bird was discovered by ornithologist Robert S. Ridgley in the Andes in Ecuador in June 1998. Thirty of these long-legged, black-and-white barking birds were found. It apparently had gone undetected because it lives in remote parts and, of course, doesn't sing. The size of a duck, it is one of the largest birds discovered in the last 50 years.

There also are dogs that do not bark! The basenji, smallish dog with a silky copper coat, does not bark. Instead, it yodels when it get excited. Wild dogs like the African Wild Dog also do not bark.


Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl?


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Little known 'Did you know' facts


Did you know?...It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Did you know?...Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Did you know?...Coca-Cola was originally green.


Did you know?...In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Did you know?...If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contactwith extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

Did you know?...Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.


Did you know?...The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Did you know?...Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.


Did you know?...Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs - Alexander the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar


Did you know?...If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Did you know?...To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles. ( )


Did you know?...It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Next time you feel a sneeze coming try it!

Did you know?...The expression "to get fired" comes from long, long ago. When clans wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down

Did you know?...Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". In English this means 'The City of Angels'
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