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post #1 of 24
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I thought that we should start a thread with cool little trivia facts that you pick up along the road of life so that we can all share in the minutiae that will one day win one of us the title of Jeopardy Champion! (ok, maybe not, but you get the point.)

Here's mine:

Over the weekend, I was wallowing in boredom on an airplane and I was forced to read the crappy magazine that US Air puts out. I read a pretty good article on the Happy Birthday song and I found out that AOL owns the rights to it!! (Is there anything they don't own???)
post #2 of 24
Did you know that when baby giraffes are born, their moms don't lay down like other animals and that the little baby falls about 6 feet out of his mother?

The shock/blow of hitting the ground startles him into breathing. He's up walking in a matter of minutes, following his mom around.



Saw that on Animal Planet one night and thought "owww...what a way to come into the world...PLOP!"
post #3 of 24
Did you know that boars have corkscrew shaped penises?
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post #4 of 24
As far as I know... the rights to the happy birthday song expired...

and you cant re-copyright anything... especially if its public knowlegde...

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post #5 of 24
Did you know the new iMac can burn CD-Rs at 24x, CD-RWs at 10x, and read CDs at 32x?

[quote]CD-RW drive (writes CD-R discs at 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 10x speed, reads CDs at 32x speed)

Source: <a href="http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html</a> <hr></blockquote>

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post #6 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Did you know the new iMac can burn CD-Rs at 24x, CD-RWs at 10x, and read CDs at 32x?
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Holy freakin crap! I just bought a 24x firewire CDRW because it was top o the line. I can't believe Apple did that. Woohoo!
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post #7 of 24
Too bad you can't match that with a 800 MHz G4 and a 60 GB (OR BIGGER!!!!) hard drive. Oh well.

Thread related material:

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

Damn I wish I was a pig...
post #8 of 24
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[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>Too bad you can't match that with a 800 MHz G4 and a 60 GB (OR BIGGER!!!!) hard drive. Oh well.

Thread related material:

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

Damn I wish I was a pig...</strong><hr></blockquote>

But then how would you satiate your Mac obsession? Oh, maybe the Mac obsession is a substitute for 30 minutes orgasms... hmm... the psychologist in me is getting some ideas

And pigs like apples, don't they?? The plot thickens. [to be continued]
post #9 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Did you know the new iMac can burn CD-Rs at 24x, CD-RWs at 10x, and read CDs at 32x? </strong><hr></blockquote>The SuperDrive on the iMac is new, too. It writes at 8x (rather than 4x) and reads DVDs at 6x (rather than 4x).
post #10 of 24
So if I eat an iMac I can be a pig? Woohoo

But....wait a minute... I´m already a pig <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #11 of 24
The average length of a sperm whale's penis is nine feet long. :eek:
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post #12 of 24
Wow, the Dirk Diggler of the aquatic mammal kingdom.
post #13 of 24
Speaking of sperm, fruit flies of the genus Drosophila produce them one at a time, two inches long. The flies themselves are about a tenth of an inch long. :eek:
post #14 of 24
And one of my personal favorites, quoted here from Ken Burns' "The Civil War":

By the summer of 1861 Wilmer McLean had had enough. Two great armies were converging on his farm for what would be the first major battle of the Civil War. Bull Run, or Manassas as the Confederates called it, would rage across the aging Virginians farm, a Union shell going so far as to explode in the summer kitchen. Now McLean moved his family from Manassas, far south and west of Richmond and out of harms way, he prayed, to a dusty little crossroads called Appomattox Courthouse. And it was there in his living room, three and one half years later that Lee surrendered to Grant. McLean could rightfully say that, "the war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor."

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post #15 of 24
Speaking of sperm, fruit flies of the genus Drosophila produce them one at a time, two inches long. The flies themselves are about a tenth of an inch long. :eek:

[Edit: I swear I didn't do that...]

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post #16 of 24
DAMN YOU and your tawdry insect sperm lore...we HEARD you the first time!



post #17 of 24
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Wow, all this about sex and sperm... Some people have their minds in the gutter...

[Mr. Burns-like tenting of the fingers...]Now, if only I were a Freudian [/Mr. Burns-like tenting of the fingers...]
post #18 of 24
well i sure got this thread goin nowhere good fast...
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post #19 of 24
Well, let's get back to the facts(?)...

Did you know...
The LEGO company was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in Billund, Denmark, in 1916. Today it has over 9,000 employees worldwide. The Danish words Leg and Godt were put together to make "LEGO." Later, it was discovered that in Latin, the term "Lego" means "I put together" or "I assemble."
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post #20 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Did you know that when baby giraffes are born, their moms don't lay down like other animals and that the little baby falls about 6 feet out of his mother?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I have a giraffe one too. I thought of it before I saw yours.

The giraffe is the only mammal that doesn't yawn.


Lions don't yawn when they are tired and going to sleep but before they hunt to wake up.
post #21 of 24
25% of the 25 million or so Americans infected with genital herpes are capable of spreading the disease but will never know they have it - remaining asymptomatic for their entire lives (or just having one or two instnaces that are too mild to warrant more than passing attention), and they will never test postive for the disease.

Yhoohoo! chocolate drink is sterile until opened.
post #22 of 24
Did you know that 11% of people who voted for George W. Bush in the last election thought they were voting for his father?
post #23 of 24
By the time the average person is age 50, he or she can have between 5 and 25 lbs of undigested food in their colon.
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post #24 of 24
pids are the only other mammels that sunburn.

the only bird that can swallow is the pidgeon.

there are only two poisionus mammels, and the duck billed platypuss (sp) is one of them. (can't remember the other).

the average american pays well over 50% of their income in state and federal taxes.
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