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subcultured at 11:03AM, Jan. 30, 2008
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post some cool facts here:

After you die, your body starts to dry out creating the illusion that your hair and nails are still growing after death.

Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
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Merrywhite Jenkins at 11:20AM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables.
Tomatoes and gourds, too. Also, neither cashews nor peanuts are actually nuts.

Llamas are of the same family as camels, despite having no hump.

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piraterpg at 12:06PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

every year kids in North America spend almost 1/2 billion dollars on chewing gum.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

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Kohdok at 5:51PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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A Rhinocerous was once elected into office somewhere in protest.

Venice, Italy is sinking.

The youngest any human has ever been pregnant is 5 years old.

Eskimos do NOT have 200 words for “Snow”.

Thomas Edison once electrocuted an elephant in front of a camera.

There is somebody alive named Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster.
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Mister Kent at 12:36AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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(I'm not sure on the veracity of some of the following, but they come from reliable sources..)

“Almost” is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.

25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

Tipping your server at an Icelandic restaurant is considered an insult.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the movement, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
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subcultured at 9:14AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Deep-voiced men father more children

the removal of an odour-sensing organ causes female mice to pursue and mount mice of either sex, and also show masculine mating behaviours such as pelvic thrusts.

researchers who have found that women have the sexiest walk during the part of the monthly cycle when they are least fertile.

“Lap dancers menstruating naturally earned more in tips during their fertile period than co-workers on the pill”

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therealtj at 10:39AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Question: Are these supposed to be actual facts, or just funny things on the internet Claiming to be “facts”?

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TheSwordUpsilon at 12:43PM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Supposedly, the human soul weighs 21 grams.

A tiny bit of dark chocolate is good for your heart.
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LoveandGuns at 12:45PM, Jan. 31, 2008
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If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.



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ozoneocean at 3:32PM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Merrywhite Jenkins
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Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables.
Tomatoes and gourds, too. Also, neither cashews nor peanuts are actually nuts.
Actually the truth is different ;)
All are vegetable matter, of course, but the “vegetable”/“fruit” distinction of this sort of produce actually came about as a result of international trade agreements and government regulations rather than biology, science, or anything else. lol!

The original distinction therefore, is probably most accurate, since that's who they were always known and for better reason: Call them all vegetables if that's what you've always done because that's what they ARE to people, unless you base your reality on trade descriptions and government rules and regulations lol!

-best fact ever :)

Another one-
The Great wall of China can't be seen from space (it's just not that big), and it's actually quite hard to see from high up in an aeroplane either because it hugs the landscape so closely.

Yet another-
Crocodiles, alligators, tortoises, and turtles etc. are different things now, but originally they were just different names for the same sorts of creature.

And lastly-
A few years ago half the nuclear reactors in the US were powered by materials from reprocess Soviet Nuclear weapons.
 
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Inkmonkey at 4:24AM, Feb. 1, 2008
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Another one-
The Great wall of China can't be seen from space (it's just not that big), and it's actually quite hard to see from high up in an aeroplane either because it hugs the landscape so closely.


Damn, I was gonna post that one.

Luckily I read Able and Baker, and thus have a link to a limitless source of odd facts, such as:

There are 60,000 miles (97,000 km) of blood vessels in every human.

The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

According to criminal law the minimum number of people required to constitute a riot is three.

Sea sponges are used in drugs for treating asthma and cancer.

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
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SpANG at 6:13PM, Feb. 2, 2008
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These are verified by snopes.com

The Mississippi state legislature removed fractions and decimal points from the mathematics curriculum of public secondary schools.

The design of the California state flag was the result of a mistake.

A ‘Dear Abby’ advice column was pulled because it included a letter taken from an episode of The Simpsons.

Jack Benny arranged to have a single red rose sent to his wife every day after he was gone

In 1970, the Oregon Department of Transportation attempted to dispose of a whale carcass by blowing it up.

Coca-Cola had to recall an advertising poster due to an image of a woman performing oral sex hidden within it.
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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ozoneocean at 4:21AM, Feb. 3, 2008
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That last one only happened within Australia, during the 80's I think. And the guy that painted it lost his job… obviously ^_^

Still, it was a hugely ballsy thing to do.
 
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Inkmonkey at 6:40AM, Feb. 3, 2008
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Butterflies taste with their feet.
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omegasonic0 at 5:51PM, Feb. 3, 2008
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Ok… I got some Cool “Facts” I don't think any one has said yet:

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left
hand
and “lollipop” with your right.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver,
or
purple.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
(Are you doubting this?)

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses
every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for
accuracy, right?)

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they
are
read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are only four words in the English language which end in
“dous”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five
vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this
out)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps They don't appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a
full
moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of
diesel that it burns.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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crocty at 9:36AM, Feb. 4, 2008
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The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses
every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for
accuracy, right?)
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jagular at 5:18AM, Feb. 5, 2008
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strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges
the kiwi lays the largest egg compared to it's own size
a snail can walk on the sharp edge of a knife and not hurt itself
a glass ball bounces higher than a rubber one
when a football fish mates, the male is fused with the female
electric eels have the most dangerous weapon in the animal kingdom
zedonk is the offspring of a zebra and a donkey
cupid is also the god of hate
the okapi is in the giraffe family
a rhino's horn is made out of the same material as your nails
a full glass of water, when filled with with salt will decrease, not increase
my best fact:
when woman walk into a department store they turn right
the dot above the i is called a tittle
pigs can't physically look up at the sky
women can detect smell better than men
you can't physically lick your elbow…………..
and most people who hear that try it out :D
If anything bad happens,I'm blaming Global Warming.
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jagular at 5:41AM, Feb. 5, 2008
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mel blanc who played bugs bunny was allergic to carrots
kangaroo means i don't understand
a rodents teeth don't stop growing
noone knows where motzart was buried
napoleon made his war plans in a sand box
“ough” can be pronounced 8 different ways
lewis caroll ( who mad alice in wonderland ) invented the word chortle
set has the most seperate definitions in the oxford english dictionary
pliers has no singular word
soda water has no soda
a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle. in the air they are called a skein
rubber is an ingredient in chewing gum
it snowed in the saharah dessert in 1979
cyanide is found in apple seeds
a ripe cranberry will bounce
strawberries are part of the rose family
most orchids are bisexual
most villians in the bible have red hair
the word sunday is'nt in the bible
cows give more milk when they listen to music
mickey mouse's ears are always turned to the front
nintendo started out selling playing cards
a mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. a male horse and female donkey offspring is a hinney
sorry, i went haywire….
If anything bad happens,I'm blaming Global Warming.
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crocty at 7:41AM, Feb. 5, 2008
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you can't physically lick your elbow…………..
Actually, some people can. Just like some people can keep their eyes open while sneezing and nothing happens.
Also, Raisins and grapes can be harmful to dogs.
:(
Bonobos, dolphins, and humans, are the only animals who have sex for pleasure.

THEY WERE PROVEN BY SNOPES!
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Inkmonkey at 12:02PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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jagular
you can't physically lick your elbow…………..
Actually, some people can. Just like some people can keep their eyes open while sneezing and nothing happens.


According to what I'd heard, it's impossible to lick your elbow without either wedging your arm against something or pulling on it with your other hand. Also, for it to be true, the edge of your elbow doesn't count.
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crocty at 12:14PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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jagular
you can't physically lick your elbow…………..
Actually, some people can. Just like some people can keep their eyes open while sneezing and nothing happens.


According to what I'd heard, it's impossible to lick your elbow without either wedging your arm against something or pulling on it with your other hand. Also, for it to be true, the edge of your elbow doesn't count.
Oh right, well I've seen people doing it while moving it with their other arm.
Hmm…
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Walrus at 12:27PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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post some cool facts here:


The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.


Good thing we don't have to do that.
 
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Kohdok at 5:38PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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Apples are also members of the rose family

The line where Jack Nicholson says “Here's Johnny” in The Shining was actually improv after a long day of shooting.

The only word without vowels (Including “y” )is “nth”.

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, was ironically born of murder and dismemberment.

Some bacteria can live without oxygen.
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UltimaXG2 at 9:28PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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Chickens are descendants of the T-rex
Comics:
Beyond the Deep End
Mysterious Transfer Student
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jagular at 11:17PM, Feb. 5, 2008
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crocty
jagular
you can't physically lick your elbow…………..
Actually, some people can. Just like some people can keep their eyes open while sneezing and nothing happens.
Also, Raisins and grapes can be harmful to dogs.
:(
Bonobos, dolphins, and humans, are the only animals who have sex for pleasure.

THEY WERE PROVEN BY SNOPES!
did you try to lick your elbow though? cuz that was the reason i said that.
If anything bad happens,I'm blaming Global Warming.
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ozoneocean at 3:33AM, Feb. 6, 2008
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*As far as I know, apricot stones have more cyanide than any other stone fruit or nut.

*The horseshoe crab has blue coloured blood, not red… A milky greeny blue actually.
-This is because unlike most animals, copper is what carries the oxygen, not iron.

*The oldest piece of corrosion resistant iron is a large 7.23 metre (23 feet) pillar of solid iron weighing 6 tonnes. It has stood without rusting, in the open air in Delhi for about 1600 years.
-It's still brown though, not rusty, but has formed its own protective coating due to the way it was forged.

*It's a myth (somewhat) that you can get tetanus (lockjaw) if you get cut by rusty metal.
-tetanus lives in soil. If you get cut by anything that's been sitting around in the dirty ground for ages (wood splinters, jagged glass, bone etc) you could get tetanus, the same if you get cut and then get dirt in it. Rusty metal by itself is safe unless it's been in the dirt.
 
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valesse at 10:51PM, Feb. 8, 2008
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- Golden rod pollen, contrary to popular belief, is actually too large to be an allergin. The leafs of “Sweet Golden Rod” (Salidago adora) can be used to make a tea which has been used in folk medicine to cure colds, coughs, fever, diarrhea, measels and rheumatism.

- The man who headed the first excavation of Troy believed his wife was the reincarnation of the mythical Helen.

- After the fall of Rome the next city recorded* to hold one million people would be London, over 1000 years later. (* = edit)
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ozoneocean at 2:51AM, Feb. 9, 2008
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That's interesting about the medical uses of golden rod…
Reminds me of one of the old uses for Morphine:
Curing diarrhoea. Which it still does very well apparently!

-Also, the largest controlled legal commercail plantations of Opium poppies are in the State of Tasmania in Australia.
~at least they were at the time when I first read about that fact. :)

As for million people cities, what about those in south Asia? -China, Japan…?
 
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crocty at 6:40AM, Feb. 9, 2008
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I think Lobsters' blood is colourless.
:D:D:D:D:D
Also, I only tried to lick my elbow when inkmonkey said you can't do it without holding your arm.
That's weird. I guess he has hypnotic magic power thingys!
>: (
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ifelldownthestairs at 8:18AM, Feb. 9, 2008
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the longest recorded attack of hiccups is sixty eight years.


dude i would kill myself after five. i can't imagine having the hiccups for an entire day, even…
you know why birds don't write their memoirs? because birds don't lead epic lives, that's why. who'd want to read what a bird does? nobody. that's who.
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