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    Totally Useless Facts

    TOTALLY USELESS FACTS

    The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.

    The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

    The "dot" over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

    Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.

    Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.

    The original story from "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights" begins, "Aladdin
    was a little Chinese boy."

    Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

    Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. What about milk you say? A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike
    factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific
    Ocean.

    Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.

    Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

    Ham radio operators got the term "ham" coined from the expression "ham
    fisted operators," a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code (i.e., pounded their fist).

    The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is "Live Free or Die." These
    license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.

    Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.

    Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc.
    Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc.

    Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world.

    The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.

    The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P.

    The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the
    Earth's orbit around the sun.

    The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikim aungahoronukupokai-
    whenua kitanatahu--a New Zealand hill.

    Los Angeles's full name is: "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Poriuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "LA."

    Only 1 in 2,000,000,000 will live to be 116 or older.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tackyon which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it.

    When you tie a noose, the rope is wrapped twelve times around because it's the same length as a persons head.

    Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.

    A cat's jaw cannot move sideways.

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    cool!

    I read it all and I love it
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    RE: Totally Useless Facts

    wow

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    uhhh.... i hope you copy and pasted that

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    Did you know no matter how many times you by the last rc plane you wanted ............you still want two more?

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    RE: Totally Useless Facts

    The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.
    Actually, it's called an OCTOTHORPE!!!

    Man, I hate it when I'm right!

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    RE: Totally Useless Facts

    I've always thought Pep-siii was the sound of it;
    For me can't imagine a native by the name Aladdin;
    and what if you changed your mind with the tackyon beam?

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    ORIGINAL: ClemenTang
    and what if you changed your mind with the tackyon beam?

    my wife does, hahaha!

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    ORIGINAL: Isaiah 40:31

    The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.
    Actually, it's called an OCTOTHORPE!!!

    Man, I hate it when I'm right!

    [sm=punching.gif][sm=idea.gif][sm=shades_smile.gif]



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    and the correct spelling of your lengthy word is: extraordinaire


    http://m-w.com/dictionary/extraordinaire


    Me: English tutor extraordinaire!

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    And THAT'S why I never tutored english! Definitely NOT my strong point!
    Isaiah 40:31

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    haha, glad you took it lightly i re-read it and thought it sounded smart-alek

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    One nuclear fuel pellet provides the energy of 149 gallons of oil, one ton of coal, and 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas. Five of them meet an average household's electric need for an entire year.
    A guy who used to live on this site and now is rarely here due to the "upgrade".
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    RE: Totally Useless Facts

    yes but one nuclear pellet also takes 10,000 years to become safe again

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    RE: Totally Useless Facts

    Yeah, people give me incredulous responses when I tell them I'll pick up a Math 12 book, and work on some of the problems for fun. They'll say "You do that for FUN?!?!?! Are you CRAZY?" And I respond, "Do you do crossword puzzles?", and they say "Yeah." My response is "You do that for FUN?!?!?! Are you CRAZY?"

    Different strokes for different folks!

    And, yeah, it's hard to get intonation from text, so yes, it did sound a little jagged, but I knew how you meant it.

    Cheers.

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    ORIGINAL: fozjared


    ORIGINAL: ClemenTang
    and what if you changed your mind with the tackyon beam?

    my wife does, hahaha!
    thought it would take an einstein to answer

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    Here's one for the original poster....


    Did you know that most modern keyboards are built with....... an Enter or Return key?


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    yes but one nuclear pellet also takes 10,000 years to become safe again
    Fact or opinion?
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    ORIGINAL: vicman

    yes but one nuclear pellet also takes 10,000 years to become safe again
    Fact or opinion?
    fact but now there starting to use one pellet for more than 149 gallons of oil and nuclear plants are becoming safer and there were safe to begin with i people pay attention but I'm on the fense about this because what happens when its used where does it go but its better than coal


    most aircraft carriers are nuclear powered and they wont ever need to refuel which i think is a big deal

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    shipped to some 3rd world countries.

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    ORIGINAL: hardlanding7

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
    Who shaved a tiger to find that one out?
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    What color fur does a polar bear have? It's cheating if you Google it.

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    Transparent.
    What is the rhino's horn made of?
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