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Fenn at 12:05PM, March 3, 2008
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You mean only 50 different words? Because Green Eggs and ham is more than fifty actual words, but easily only uses 50 different ones.
The former.

The fifty words used are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.

The only word in the entire book with more than 1 syllable is “anywhere”.
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Levi at 1:45PM, March 6, 2008
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Killer Bees (Africanized European bees, IIRC) came from being accidentally released by biologist Warwick E. Kerr, who had interbred honey bees from Europe and southern Africa to develop bees that can live in the jungle. The result is a bee that swarms by the hundreds of millions, is insanely territorial, mindlessly aggressive, has killed anywhere from a few dozen to a few thousand people. And, can live in the jungle.
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Mutation at 10:11AM, March 15, 2008
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*Pops knuckles* Allright, lets see what I know.

A kangaroo uses more energy to do the closest equivilant of walking, then it does zooming off jumping at high speeds. Zoooom!

Catnip is part of the mint family. Not to mention I'm sure a good wad of you know it's not actually a drug to cats. It just does pheromone thingys that make some happy. Not to mention there is, I think a 15-10% of cats who just aren't affected by it.

Catnip is a genus, and contains about 250 species of catnips/catmints. Yup. Also makes great tea.

There was a russian soviet leader that loved hotdogs so much, that he brought a ton back home with him. This was before regulation (FDA), so yeah, he liked cardboard and sawdust. :/

If a kitten doesn't have it's eyes open, it can feel the edge of something before it falls off it. If it has its eyes, it will see it before falls off. But! If it's not looking at the edge, or it's eyes are playing tricks on it, it will fall. Oh noes!


KALA-Dan! Reverse Trap!
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Kohdok at 10:04PM, March 16, 2008
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Because normal pens need gravity to work right, Americans had to invent a new kind of pen that uses pressure to work in zero gravity for their space program, thus creating the Space Pen.

The Russians simply switched to pencils.
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ozoneocean at 12:02AM, March 19, 2008
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Because normal pens need gravity to work right, Americans had to invent a new kind of pen that uses pressure to work in zero gravity for their space program, thus creating the Space Pen.

The Russians simply switched to pencils.
Most Russian Tech is like that: Simple and effective.

-The Foxhound Mig 31 fighter jet could fly at 3 times the speed of sound, But after it did it would have to have its engines replaced. Unlike the much more expensive and over engineered Blackbird, these just had super powerful engines, not all the rest of the guff.

-They also had downward pointing radar powerful enough to kill small animals. -which it did…

-The 23mm rotary cannon on various Soviet jets is the fastest large calibre “Gatling gun”. Firing at a top rate of 10,000 rounds per minute. Unlike the American versions it requires no external power, just that produced by the firing of its own shells, meaning that it fires instantly with no spin-up time.

And so on… I know a lot about military tech so I'll stop here. :(
 
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Kalos at 12:12AM, March 20, 2008
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The food most craved by pregnant women is nachos.

Ants don't sleep.

There are more than 40,000 toilet-related injuries per year in the United States.

Cats' urine glows under a black light.

Onions, potatoes, and apples all taste the same if you plug your nose when eating them.
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Inkmonkey at 12:32PM, March 20, 2008
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Onions, potatoes, and apples all taste the same if you plug your nose when eating them.

I tried that once… it didn't work at all.



Maybe I was doing it wrong…
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ozoneocean at 7:31PM, March 20, 2008
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Try again but replace the apples with dog crap ;)

Hahahaha, it might work with some things… Holding the breath is a good method to use when eating some nasty tasting foods. I do that when I have to eat pork >.<
-(suppressing the urge not to vomit)
 
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Marguati at 11:15AM, March 24, 2008
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-the number of possible interconnections between brain cells is bigger than the number of atoms in the universe

-take a big enough paper sheet and bend it, say, 100 times: its thickness will be greater than the distance bewteen the earth and the moon. A LOT greater.

-Georges Perec has written the longest literary palindrome to date: “9691”, more or less 5000 characters. He also written a 300 pages long text without using the vowel “e” (La Disparition), and another text using ONLY “e” as a vowel (Les Revenentes)

-Raymond Queneau has written a book, “Excercices de style”, that retells 99 times the same story using 99 different styles.

-the shortest word in italian language that contains every vowel is “aiuole” (flower-beds)

-sharks constantly swim, even when sleeping

-holding water in your mouth when cutting onions prevents you from crying

hmmm… enough for now : D
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Inkmonkey at 5:29AM, March 25, 2008
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-take a big enough paper sheet and bend it, say, 100 times: its thickness will be greater than the distance bewteen the earth and the moon. A LOT greater.


I'm not sure I understand that one. Do you have a link that explains it in more detail?
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Marguati at 7:36AM, March 25, 2008
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heh, I know, my english fails.

Just take a paper sheet, and fold it this way; repeat the operation 99 times
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simonitro at 9:05AM, March 26, 2008
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- When referring to an Asian country, most of the time people think of China, Japan, etc… but India and the Middle East are part of Asia.

- In Lebanon, we, currently, have no prime minister or a president.

- There are hidden nightclubs in Kuwait.

- Two Fifa World Cup facts about Brazil:

“Brazil is the only nation that won the championship and haven't won it on their home turf.

In 1978, Brazil got to the second round but got eliminated without having them lose a match:

Argentina has previously lost a match against Italy in the first round.

Group B was essentially a battle between Argentina and Brazil, and it was resolved in controversial circumstances. In the first round of group games, Brazil beat Peru 3-0 while Argentina saw off Poland 2-0. Brazil and Argentina then played out a tense and violent goalless draw, so both teams went into the last round of matches with three points. Brazil beat Poland 3-1 in their final match and Argentina's game with Peru kicked off soon after with the hosts knowing they had to beat Peru by four clear goals to go through to the final. Argentina managed it with what some saw as a suspicious degree of ease. Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Peru simply collapsed in the second half, and Argentina eventually won 6-0. Brazil spread dark rumours suggesting that Peru might have been somehow illicitly induced not to try too hard (especially because the Peruvian goalkeeper, Ramón Quiroga, was born in Argentina); but nothing could be proved, and Argentina met the Netherlands in the final. Brazil, denied a final place by Argentina's 6-0 win over Peru, took third place from an enterprising Italy side and were dubbed ”moral champions“ by coach Cláudio Coutinho, because they did not win the tournament, but did not lose a single match either. -Source Wikipedia-”

- For example, you could have a number of 4562 and subtract it by 2654… you'll get: 1908. When you add the digits together, you'll get a number divisible by 9 like 1+9+0+8 = 18 and then, 1+8 = 9. Except for the numbers being idnetical like 4444.


Enjoy… Las Vegas-y
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Inkmonkey at 9:59AM, March 26, 2008
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heh, I know, my english fails.

Just take a paper sheet, and fold it this way; repeat the operation 99 times

That still doesn't make any sense.
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ozoneocean at 5:30AM, March 27, 2008
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- When referring to an Asian country, most of the time people think of China, Japan, etc… but India and the Middle East are part of Asia.
Russia as well. :Biggest country on the continent. And all those “stan” countries as well…
 
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simonitro at 9:09AM, March 27, 2008
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- When referring to an Asian country, most of the time people think of China, Japan, etc… but India and the Middle East are part of Asia.
Russia as well. :Biggest country on the continent. And all those “stan” countries as well…

That's true…

Speaking of which, most of Turkey's geography is in Asia and only Istanbul is in the Europe region and yet, they consider the country to be European.

By the way, Turkey is an amazing country. :D


Enjoy… Las Vegas-y
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spiritmonkey at 9:38AM, March 27, 2008
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heh, I know, my english fails.

Just take a paper sheet, and fold it this way; repeat the operation 99 times

That still doesn't make any sense.

What he means is you fold the paper in half then in half again and again etc.
Each time the thickness of the paper doubles so in the end the thickness of the paper will be the original thickness to the power of 100 or (t being original thickness)
txtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtx
txtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxtxt

so if the original thickness of the paper was say, 2mm (more like thick card) the result would be 1.12589991X1015mm thick.
1125899910000000mm
11258999100000cm
112589991000m
112589991km
Which is VERY thick indeed!
Distance from Earth to the Moon: 384403km
Distance from Earth to the Sun: 149600000km

And that has just reminded me of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Half_of_the_Chessboard
Timmy And the Bleach

There are many things in this world that are uncertain
I'd say I'm one of them
But I'm not sure
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martinlo_23 at 8:14PM, March 27, 2008
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Baja California is unsticking or something like that from mexico
DarkMartio rules.(That's me.) The cake is a lie. I heard u lieks mudkips.
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Marguati at 10:09AM, March 28, 2008
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heh, I know, my english fails.

Just take a paper sheet, and fold it this way; repeat the operation 99 times

That still doesn't make any sense.

What he means is you fold the paper in half then in half again and again etc.
Each time the thickness of the paper doubles so in the end the thickness of the paper will be the original thickness to the power of 100

thanks for explaining… anyway, the final thickness will be the original thickness times two to the power of 100 (tx2, (tx2)x2=tx2^2, and so on)
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humorman at 12:42AM, March 29, 2008
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Did you know that if you were to create a giant metal ring with a radius 1 kilometer greater than the Earth's, it would be able to float around the Earth due to zero net gravitational force applied to the ring?

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 9:02PM, March 29, 2008
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Some of the vains in a blue are so big you could swim down them.
I
I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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ozoneocean at 10:00PM, March 29, 2008
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But they're about 9 inches wide… :)
They're big, but most refs say “a small baby could crawl down them”.

Sorry to correct you, but the claim seemed so amazing I had to check ^^
 
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crocty at 4:39AM, April 1, 2008
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Some of the vains in a blue are so big you could swim down them.
Blue whale?
Blue baboon?
Blue tit?

WHAT, DAMMIT?!

Also,
Rats, horses, and bunnies all can't vomit.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.
Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

Interesting…
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Inkmonkey at 12:44PM, April 1, 2008
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A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.


Those have both been busted by the Mythbusters, actually.

A duck's quack does, in fact, echo. However, the sound sort of reverberates naturally in the first place in a way that sounds just like an echo, so the echo effect gets lost. Sort of the whole “can't find the forest for the trees” deal.

The second one, I'm assuming you mean by sneezing. It's possible if you've got some kind of eye injury or other problem, but the average person can sneeze all they want with their eyes forced open and suffer no ill effects.
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sandy at 9:55PM, April 2, 2008
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A cat does not need vitamin C because its body produces it.

If a horse gets a stomach bug, it can't vomit.

The human brain has more memory capacity than a micro chip. *if only we knew how to access it.*

Lightning is something that comes up from the ground rather than the sky.

a snake senses sound through vibration rather than hearing.

Just a few pics and pans I've learned.
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ozoneocean at 12:29AM, April 3, 2008
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You can starve to death by eating rabbits. They're a shitty food source…
Too much protein, not enough fat or amino acid. You waste your body's reserves simply digesting the little buggers.
 
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Marguati at 6:15AM, April 3, 2008
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Lightning is something that comes up from the ground rather than the sky.

wait… what?
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sandy at 5:18PM, April 3, 2008
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Lightning is something that comes up from the ground rather than the sky.

wait… what?

That's right, It has to do with magnetisim during an electrical storm. As air particles build up, energy gets released from the ground and that's how lightning is formed… At least that's what I learned at a local science museum.
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mishi_hime at 6:03PM, April 3, 2008
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yeah i knew that one!
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Marguati at 4:54AM, April 4, 2008
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sandy
Lightning is something that comes up from the ground rather than the sky.

wait… what?

That's right, It has to do with magnetisim during an electrical storm. As air particles build up, energy gets released from the ground and that's how lightning is formed… At least that's what I learned at a local science museum.

ok, there are ground-to-sky lightnings, but that's not always the case… and there are a couple of reasonable evidences of sky-to-ground lightnings, if you think about it :D
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crocty at 9:21AM, April 4, 2008
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Those have both been busted by the Mythbusters, actually.
Darn.
Well I heard that some sounds don't echo, so I just assumed it was possible.
But the whole “And noone knows why” stuff is retarded. XP
It's like saying “Stabbing your face hurts. And noone knows why.”



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