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Some things that you didn't know

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by porky, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. porky

    porky TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Some things that you didn

    For those of you with inquiring minds that like to look up things on snoopes, have a blast.


    If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the
    right side of your mouth.

    If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left
    side of your mouth.

    To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2
    million individual flowers

    Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant
    is considered an insult!

    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he

    Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from
    gas in their stomachs.

    Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was
    fashion to shave them off!

    Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is
    impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

    The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as
    a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.

    Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never
    wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the
    ground for thousands of years

    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end

    If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a
    human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

    Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of
    tobacco-related diseases.

    Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

    Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
    Hot air ballons were used to observe the enemy.

    The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in
    almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

    Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

    Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't
    smoke unless it's heated above 450?F

    The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is
    not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the
    veins in the ear.

    Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

    The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the
    hand of man

    Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower
    air density

    The University of Alaska spans four time zones

    The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

    In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional
    proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

    Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song
    Happy Birthday.

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    A comet's tail always points away from the sun

    The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
    disease it was intended to prevent.

    Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that
    is why it is found in some medicines.

    The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times,
    when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

    If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,
    you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

    When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense
    lost is sight.

    In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

    Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

    Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
    hundred grams

    The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year
    ( don't tell any scientists or they will have a new thing to worry them)

    The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

    Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher
    than 15,000 meters

    Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

    Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they
    could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down
    ( Even this I knew)

    Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

    For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess
    fuel are needed at lift-off

    The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

    And last but not least:

    In 2012, December has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, and 5 Saturdays. This
    apparently happens once every 823 years!
  2. eck44

    eck44 TS Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    What? I thought the World is going to end on the 21st.
  3. Jim Zee

    Jim Zee Active Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    good lunch read
  4. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

    May 15, 2006
    Interesting list--might I add a couple more?

    Horses can't barf

    Dogs can't rub their own belly (rendering them all hypocrites)

    My ex-wife could never shut the hell up (even in her sleep)

    May had five Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays

    August five Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays

    October five Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

    (I'm not sure how often that happens....)

    And last but not least:

    A bear does poop in the woods

  5. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe

    Jan 29, 1998
    In the Cabana
    Good read but I wonder who really knows that hearing is the last sense to go when you die and sight is the first one to go, has someone returned from the dead and told somebody?
  6. dmarbell

    dmarbell Active Member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Nice read until the last item. Any month which has 31 days, and the first of the month falls on Saturday will have 31 Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. It happens on a pattern of 6-5-6-11 years. For December, it will happen in 2012, 2018, 2029, 2035, 2040, 2046, 2057, 2063, 2068, 2074, 2085... This is a pattern of 6-11-6-5-6-11-6-5-6-11 from 2012.

    You can check it on the web site above.

    Makes you wonder how many of the others are not true!

  7. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Any month that has 31 days, you will have 5 of 3 consecutive days. Depending when the first falls on, it could be 5 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Etc.

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