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Old August 7th, 2001, 03:00 PM
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32 Things I Bet You Didn't Know

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it
will digest itself. YUCK!
3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
I know some people like that!
6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in
the distance.
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! I
knew it !
10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear
pants.
11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood.
12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side
in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple
and silver.
14. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a
recorded Wendy before.
15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly
go mad and sting itself to death. Who was the sadist who discovered this??
17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so
you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the
USA".
19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your
thumb. WHAT???
21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for
automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was
Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
23. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink
into quicksand. GOOD FACT TO REMEMBER??Maybe next time....
24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of
celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike
contest.
26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to
take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing. ????
29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most
often stolen from Public Libraries.
31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other
drawback to farting in such a confined space....
32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
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Old August 7th, 2001, 03:05 PM
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Thumbs up good collection

but I knew 10, 25 and 29 (that's less than 10%, I know)
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Old August 7th, 2001, 03:21 PM
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Really intresting facts!!!!!!!!
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Old August 7th, 2001, 03:41 PM
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15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

To further the above. Hitler had promised Germans that Allies would never be able to bomb Berlin (since they had advanced radar systems & superior air force). UK Air Force was able to drop a few bombs on Berlin which caused negligible damage materially, but considerable damage to Hitler's bloated ego. The Luftwaffe which was pretty strong at the time, was ordered to bomb London. Originally, it was planned to bomb the air fields and radars of UK which, strategically, would have been a big help to the Germans. But Hitler being Hitler...

27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
And Rick Blaine never said "Play it again, Sam." (Gandhi never said "Hey Ram!" but that's highly disputed.)
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(Gandhi never said "Hey Ram!" but that's highly disputed.)
I am agree with u MOLM ji..........its true bcoz my father was present there at the time of Gandhis shoot, he never said a single word,its only a stunt.........
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3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

dot..what...a ..ti..oh ok...

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

..no actually it was butterfry but the dictionary write was Chinese and he called it butterfly...

6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why

ok so a duck NEVER said quack!quack! right??

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Right that was the Red Cross...

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

Wrong ..the words that rhyme are orange,purple and silver!!!!

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I know one thing for sure...Fact no. 6 is wrong yaar..Duck's quack being a sound does produce echo....
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I know one thing for sure...Fact no. 6 is wrong yaar..
How do u know for sure ???????? Did u try quacking a duck in valley ?
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A law in Alexandria, Minnesota makes it illegal for a husband to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions, or sardines.

In Cleveland, Ohio women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.

In Willowdale, Oregon, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.

In Connorsville, Wisconsin no man shall shoot of a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.


Huh!
Clinton, Oklahoma, has a law against masturbating while watching two people having sex in a car.

Huh! Huh!
In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (including the wedding night)
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Huh! Huh!
In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (including the wedding night)
Looks like you made this all up yourself, arya. Didn't you?
How else do people lose their virginity in Washington state?
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Looks like you made this all up yourself, arya. Didn't you?
How else do people lose their virginity in Washington state?
simple, a virgin female has sex in her life for the first time with an 'experianced' male and a virgin male does it for the first time in his life with 'experianced' female.
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Looks like you made this all up yourself, arya. Didn't you?
How else do people lose their virginity in Washington state?
Katie babe

they drive outta or fly outta Washington state , have wild sex in Texas and then come back home with big wide happy grins on their pockmarked faces
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--By CECIL ADAMS

This is another example of faxlore--myths and factoids kept in circulation by people who evidently will believe anything. Next time I organize a poker game, I know whom I want to invite.
Personally, I recognized this claim immediately for what it was--quackery. Preliminary inquiries confirmed this. Sure, there's such a thing as destructive interference, in which colliding waveforms cancel each other out. But how this would cause 100 percent attenuation of an echo 100 percent of the time in uncontrolled conditions was beyond even me.
But never mind my opinion. What we need here is science. Knowing the only way to settle the question for good was an experiment, I assigned Jane to assemble the apparatus and conduct a test. Here is her report:
"I spoke with several friends about the duck's quack question, even called the Michigan State University animal science department. No one could confirm or deny the claim, and no one at MSU seemed eager to stage a formal experiment, the wimps. I mentioned my dilemma to a visiting friend, and he said his wife, Shareen, had an in with the director of Mott Hashbarger Children's Farm and School in Flint. She had, on occasion, borrowed farm animals for events, and she was willing to get a duck and bring it down. After a quick phone call to the farm director, who gave his blessing, she obtained a duck and put it in a pet carrier.
"But where to find a good echo? I live in mid-Michigan, after all. I called Glenn Brown, a sound engineer who has done work across the country. As luck would have it, Glenn remembered one place where, as a kid, he would go to produce great echoes. It's at the back of East Lansing High School--a sort of courtyard between two classroom wings, about 30 feet wide and 170 feet long. The hard surface of the buildings and perhaps a low hill opposite are highly conducive to reflecting sound.
"So, with friends, duck, and camera in tow, we drove to ELHS. In the courtyard without the duck we easily produced some impressive echoes. Next we got the bird and sat down in the middle of the courtyard. We thought he would produce a big quack and the experiment would be over. No such luck. He just wouldn't quack. Probably he was nervous. Who wouldn't be? He was a sitting duck.
"The three of us certainly quacked, though, such that we thought we might want to change the name of the experiment from 'does a duck's quack echo' to 'how to make three humans quack like a duck.' We tried to be inconspicuous, since school was in session and students could see us. However, a duck and three quacking humans is not the sort of scene that fades readily into the woodwork. The duck quacked in the cage, which was useless for our purposes, but when we took him out he was mute.
"Finally Shareen had an inspiration. She held the duck by his body so that he could flap his wings, and ran up and down the length of the courtyard hoping to replicate the experience of flying. So much for being discreet. Incredibly enough, this wacky stratagem worked. The duck loved it and quacked like crazy for a minute. Yes, the quacks echoed. This was heard by the three of us and by an unidentified East Lansing High School teacher who came out to make sure we weren't engaging in duck torture. I was able to record the event but didn't get a good sound recording of the echo itself. But I do have a dandy clip of Shareen running up and down with the duck. I call it my 'duck tape.'
"I wanted to reward my friends somehow, and offered to buy them lunch. They asked for roast duck. They're such comedians. They settled for soup and quackers."
That Jane. What can I tell you? She quacks me up.
--CECIL ADAMS


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Looks like you made this all up yourself, arya. Didn't you?
How else do people lose their virginity in Washington state?
Thanks Kate. I did not know I was good at spinning yarns
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