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Old 03-22-2009, 02:36 PM   #121
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Luka Bloom takes his name from the Suzanne Vega tune 'Luka' and a character from 'The Dubliners' by James Joyce

(he is also the brother of esteemed Irish musician Christy Moore)
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #122
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^That is very cool actually!

Fingerprints of koalas are similar (in pattern, shape and size) to the fingerprints in humans.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:28 AM   #123
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This thread is so informative, i have learned so many things by just this read..one of the most interesting and fun thread i read awhile
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:16 AM   #124
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^I agree! I it!!

The dome on Monticello conceals a billiards room (billiards were illegal in Virginia).
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:31 AM   #125
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This thread is so informative, i have learned so many things by just this read..one of the most interesting and fun thread i read awhile

Thats how I roll, lol
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #126
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:13 AM   #127
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^Then there are officially FOUR!!! Dweeeb is certainly a good word!


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I type it with both

I wanna see that raw egg dammit! How the hell does that work.

'rule of thumb' came from old england where you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:45 AM   #128
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The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:08 AM   #129
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Dashing horses kicking up mud (among other things), splashing the passengers riding behind them, led to the invention of the dashboard, a term which survives today.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #130
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^I agree! I it!!

The dome on Monticello conceals a billiards room (billiards were illegal in Virginia).
Maybe it did back in "the day", but here is how it looks now:

Monticello Image Gallery: Monticello's Dome Room
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #131
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Hey! This is "useless" trivia!!!

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #132
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I wanna see that raw egg dammit! How the hell does that work.
My pictures came out really dark in the bat cave that is my kitchen, but my sister tried it at her house, where she has a lovely window.

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #133
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youse guys and the egg thing!!! Too funny!!


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #134
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^ that's a riot . . . where do you guys find all this stuff? It took me days to find a bit of stuff worth sharing . . . I phail at this thread . . . .but I checking it out . . . . and then impressing my friends / colleagues / family with all this stuff I just happen to know

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British sailors are called limeys because they used Limes as a source of vitamin C to prevent scurvy and German sailors are called Krauts because they used cabbage (sour kraut) to prevent scurvy.
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