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Offline lostinidlewonder

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Did you Know???
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:26:10 PM »
I like learning random facts which make us say, wow I didn't know that! I'll start with one:

- Did you know that rats can go without water longer than camels?


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«Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 01:29:11 PM »
Did you know there are a lot of rats in Chicago?

Btw, baby camels are born without a hump.  New one to me, too.  Since you mentioned camels - i looked it up.

Did you know that marriage is no longer recognized in the USA as a valid form of maintaining legal identity?  For instance, credit card companies still consider you single and will only speak to the first holder of the credit card.  If you tell them 'i'm the spouse' - they will say something like ' but this is our policy.'

Policy should never be hidden behind.  Route out stupidity by speaking your mind or facts will change to whatever is convenient truth. 

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«Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 01:39:43 PM »
- Did you know that you can light a candle without direclty touching the wick with a flame? What you do is light a candle, blow it out, then carefully put a flame above the column of smoke rising up, the candle will magically light up :)
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«Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 02:22:26 PM »
Lostinidle - is this a trick?  I'm getting distracted trying to make this work.  I hope i don't burn myself up.  I happen to like candles.  Can anyone confirm this - or must i try to make this work?

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«Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 02:28:46 PM »
Lostinidle - is this a trick?  I'm getting distracted trying to make this work.  I hope i don't burn myself up.  I happen to like candles.  Can anyone confirm this - or must i try to make this work?
Why not try it for yourself in your local Roman Catholic Church?

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«Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 06:20:12 PM »
- Did you know that my new name is Kevin?
I'm sinking like a stone in the sea,
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«Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 10:39:23 PM »
The candle trick really does work, its very fun to show people who have never seen it before. Let the candle burn for about 15 seconds or so, when you blow the candle out don't be careful about it, just blow it one fast burst, then let the column of smoke rise and then put a flame above it. You may have to test it out how high you can hold it, try lower positions then go higher. Best to do it without wind around you.

DB really? I hope you didn't get a sex change to go with it :)

-Did you know that putting a packet of mentos in a bottle of soft drink is a bad mix, I suggest you try it outside where you don't mind things getting messy :)
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«Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 10:43:14 PM »
did you know that after series of tests showes that Michael Jackson IS crazy

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«Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 01:32:18 AM »
-Did you know that your heart may miss a beat when you sneeze?
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«Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 07:19:57 AM »
-Did you know that your heart may miss a beat when you sneeze?

Yes, in fact "Gesundheit" means "little death."
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

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«Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 10:15:54 AM »
I thought it means something along the lines of healthy spirit.

-Did you know that 1 cigarette usually takes off about 10-12 minutes off of your life? I remember a comedian said, well it takes me about 15 minutes to smoke one, so im gaining 3 minutes in my life! ^_^
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«Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 10:47:40 AM »
- Did you know that from Australia, you can send a text message to my mobile ?
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«Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 11:37:17 AM »
Yes, in fact "Gesundheit" means "little death."

actually it means "health," with the implied meaning "to your health."  some germans will say "schoenheit" instead, which means "beauty," and hopefully I don't have to explain the rest of the joke.  :)

did you know...a million seconds is about 10 days, but a billion seconds is about 33 years?

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«Reply #13 on: April 08, 2009, 12:17:07 PM »

- Did you know that rats can go without water longer than camels?

Really? wow I didn't know that and I used to have pet rats. I wouldn't go testing it out though! :(


Did you know...Whales and dolphins closet living relative is the hippopotamus. And Kangaroos and koalas are also closely related.  :D

AND hyenas are more closely related to cats!
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«Reply #14 on: April 08, 2009, 02:30:22 PM »
Using London as a point of reference, if the Earth and Sun were 1 yard apart, on the same scale, the nearest Star would be in Durban.

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«Reply #15 on: April 08, 2009, 02:37:04 PM »
Did you know that the ooogh arrrgh bird lays square eggs?

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«Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009, 04:13:35 PM »
did you know that when breathing in pure oxigen you perform better at certain tasks.. as performing and allso in sports

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«Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 09:27:06 AM »
-Did you know that  the efficiency of the car engine is usually around 20%. This means that about 80% of the fuel burnt does not end up driving your car. What a waste huh?
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«Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 12:47:00 PM »
Did you know Grieg Violin Sonata no.3 is a superior piece to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata?
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«Reply #19 on: April 09, 2009, 01:22:56 PM »
- Did you know that urinating on your feet cures tinea?  ;D
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«Reply #20 on: April 09, 2009, 01:58:23 PM »
Did you know that urinating on your feet cures tinea?  ;D


really?
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«Reply #21 on: April 09, 2009, 02:48:16 PM »
Yes really. It's a known home remedy :)

-Did you know that the sentence "The quick fox jumps over the lazy brown dog." uses all the letters of the alphabet?

-Did you know the largest prime number known so far is (27,653·2^9,167,433) +1 I found it through trial and error..... ::) it has 2,759,677 digits.
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«Reply #22 on: April 09, 2009, 02:56:53 PM »
Did you know, that a pound weight of spiders web would contain enough thread to circle the earth 3 times?

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«Reply #23 on: April 09, 2009, 03:43:46 PM »
Really? wow I didn't know that and I used to have pet rats. I wouldn't go testing it out though! :(

I had pet rats too... fascinating animals. 

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«Reply #24 on: April 09, 2009, 03:45:21 PM »
Did you know Grieg Violin Sonata no.3 is a superior piece to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata?
By what criterion? 

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«Reply #25 on: April 09, 2009, 04:10:14 PM »
I had pet rats too... fascinating animals. 
A Kangaroo Rat (arid regions of the western and southwestern U.S) can go it's entire life of 3 - 5 years without taking a single sip of water, I dunno about a pet rat... My father-in-law breeds rats for snake food :) In the desert bacteria in their encysted stage can survive for hundreds of years without water.

-Did you know its very hard (impossible for most) to lick your elbows? *laughs thinking about all of your who are trying!!!* ^_^

-Did you know it is impossible to burp and cough at the same time?

-Did you know pigs cannot look up at the sky?
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«Reply #26 on: April 09, 2009, 08:54:47 PM »
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

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«Reply #27 on: April 09, 2009, 09:09:56 PM »
I had pet rats too... fascinating animals. 

yeah and cute! and much cleaner then people think they wash more times then cats! and very cleaver you can actally play games with them. ;D
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«Reply #28 on: April 09, 2009, 09:17:29 PM »


-Did you know that the sentence "The quick fox jumps over the lazy brown dog." uses all the letters of the alphabet?


Yes I did! graphic designers and typographers use that when designing a new typeface to see how all the letters in the font they designed work together. ;)
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«Reply #29 on: April 10, 2009, 01:39:34 AM »
- Did you know that Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest? ahhaha!

- Did you know that the glue on Israeli post stamps is certified kosher? Glue on stamps and envelopes have about 0.1  calories each, mmm im hungry.


- Did you know that termites have more protein than any other meat?

- Did you know according to American law, an American Supreme Court justice does not have to have been a lawyer?
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«Reply #30 on: April 10, 2009, 02:11:31 AM »
On a more morbid topic;

- Did you know that when you die you lose control of your bowels? Make sure you go for that last trip before your last trip :)
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«Reply #31 on: April 10, 2009, 06:32:30 AM »
-Did you know the most difficult name to spell is;
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-erychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

This is the name of a town in North Wales. The name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave" in Welsh, has long claimed the fame of having the longest name in the world.

I wonder how one would pronounce that!

- Did you know that Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words. :)
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«Reply #32 on: April 10, 2009, 06:45:29 AM »
- Did you know some places, for a period of time and usually as a satirical protest have actually prohibited dying?
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«Reply #33 on: April 10, 2009, 06:50:49 AM »
- Did you know your right lung takes in more air than your left one does?
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«Reply #34 on: April 10, 2009, 08:23:22 AM »
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

But he does now...
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«Reply #35 on: April 10, 2009, 09:22:50 AM »
- Did you know there are over 1.5 Billion red-billed quelea birds?

- Did you know you can't kill yourself by holding your breath?

- Did you know the most poisonous substance on earth is BOTOX (Botulinum toxin)? 0.0003 micrograms per kilogram of body weight is a lethal dose.
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«Reply #36 on: April 10, 2009, 09:24:36 AM »
what if...
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«Reply #37 on: April 10, 2009, 02:48:39 PM »
-Did you know the most difficult name to spell is;
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-erychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

This is the name of a town in North Wales.

Pronouncing it is not easy either, especially for the non Welsh i would guess.

All maps i have seen use the shortened version, but the full name of the town used to be on a sign in the railway station.

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«Reply #38 on: April 10, 2009, 04:37:46 PM »
Did you know that there is a show called "I didn't know that"?

Did you know that a particular person broke a tree in half using only one finger?

Did you know that Malaysians can be called as the most racist people? (btw, I'm a Malaysian  ;)  )

Did you know that Rock and Metal music can kill a plant?

Did you know that some Christians do not eat apples and oranges because they are used for rituals? (Doesn't mean I'm encouraging you not to eat them, we still can eat them anyway)

Did you know that "bong head" means a stupid person? (I always used this word about someone when someone made a stupid mistake but I didn't know the meaning until now)

Did you know some animals eat mud? (one of them are elephants, dun be surprised)

Did you know that this is my Eighth "did you know"?

Did you know I just wasted 10 minutes of my sleeping time posting all this?

Did you know that I could not pronounce the word "one" properly and said "na" while I could pronounce the other numbers properly? (so I always said "I wan "na" biscuit" )

............and the list goes on and on.....nice subject, haha

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«Reply #39 on: April 10, 2009, 11:48:09 PM »
...the full name of the town used to be on a sign in the railway station.
You could probably just follow that sign and when it ended you would reach the town :)


- Did you know that the average human eats 8 spiders in his/her life time while sleeping? I was wondering what the clawing feeling in my stomach was. Apparently an average human eats about 10-20 spiders per year.

- Did you know that in Denmark, there are twice as many pigs as people?

- Did you know, more people have a phobia of frogs than rats?
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«Reply #40 on: April 10, 2009, 11:57:50 PM »
You could probably just follow that sign and when it ended you would reach the town :)


- Did you know that the average human eats 8 spiders in his/her life time while sleeping? I was wondering what the clawing feeling in my stomach was.

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«Reply #41 on: April 11, 2009, 12:39:59 AM »
Some health facts;

- Did you know that people who use tanning beds regularly have a melanoma risk eight-fold higher than people who never used tanning beds?

- Did you know that brushing your teeth and using mouthwash will never clean your teeth properly? You must always floss to get inbetween your teeth, flossing removes plaque from between your teeth where periodontal (gum) disease and cavities begin. Those who develop gum disease later in life usually do not floss.

- Did you know that Onychophagia (the habit of biting your nails) poses a hazard to your health. Did you know that there are about 2,000 types of skin infections that were discovered in nail salons?
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«Reply #42 on: April 11, 2009, 12:04:24 PM »
- Did you know that when Mount Erebus in Antarctica erupts, it throws out pieces of pure gold in its volcanic lava?

- Did you know Australia's red kangaroo can cover 33ft (10m) in one jump and can clear a 10ft (3m) fence? In severe drought, the males save energy by stopping sperm production.
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«Reply #43 on: April 11, 2009, 12:10:12 PM »
did you know that when breathing in pure oxigen you perform better at certain tasks.. as performing and allso in sports

Hehe to my next performance I will show up wearing an oxygen mask.

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«Reply #44 on: April 11, 2009, 12:20:16 PM »
On the topic of eating spiders,

Did you know the town of Skuon (Vietnam) is well-known for its deep-fried tarantulas in garlic and salt? Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, you pull the crispy legs off first and then split the body open to eat the soft flesh inside, taking care not to eat the abdomen (which contains its faeces).
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«Reply #45 on: April 11, 2009, 12:37:04 PM »
By what criterion? 


They are as good but I feel that the Grieg should get more recognition (as great as the concerto).
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«Reply #46 on: April 11, 2009, 02:15:41 PM »
Hehe to my next performance I will show up wearing an oxygen mask.

Perhaps you ought to wear it the next time you visit pianistimo.

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«Reply #47 on: April 11, 2009, 03:05:39 PM »
- Did you know the worlds worst natural disaster was the Yellow River Flood - 1931, China with 1,000,000 - 4,000,000 deaths?


1938 Yellow River Flood refugees.

The 1931 Yellow River flood (Huang He flood) is generally thought to be the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded. Deaths caused by the flooding include but are not limited to drowning, disease, ensuing famines, and droughts. Lesser population densities in prehistoric times make it unlikely that this toll had previously been surpassed.

The river is often called “China’s sorrow” because millions of people have been killed by flooding.
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«Reply #48 on: April 11, 2009, 03:37:51 PM »
- Did you know that half the world's people don't have access to a toilet or a clean latrine? People often relieve themselves in the bushes or in a field. Only 30 percent of the world uses toilet paper. Alternatives include hands, water, sand, small rocks, mud, leaves, rope and seaweed. I prefer what my dog uses, the carpet. :-X

- Did you know that despite all the evidence, people still continue to believe (incorrectly so) that Thomas Crapper is the man who invented the toilet?  The man holds nine patents, four for improvements to drains, three for water closets, one for manhole covers and the last for pipe joints. Crapper NEVER invented the toilet.


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«Reply #49 on: April 11, 2009, 03:59:50 PM »
Ever wonder where airoplane toilet waste goes?

- Did you know that the so-called "blue ice" or "brown goo" that accumulates within airplanes does drop onto unsuspecting targets from time to time.

Recently, an unlucky resident of Santa Cruz, California, received a special blue ice delivery courtesy of an American Airlines plane right through the skylight of his boat. He took the airline to small claims court and won a modest sum. A Pittsburgh woman's home was also subject to such a delivery. Other folks describe mysterious biological material that appears splattered around their houses and property.

FAA document on "management of aircraft washes and similar wastes" explains how wastes are collected, separated, and treated in a specially devised tank system. However, it doesn't elaborate on waste disposal.
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