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  1. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    As a for instance, A can of Diet Coke will float in a bucket of water but a can of regular Coke will sink.
     
  2. Thumper

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    Real sugar (or corn syrup) must be heavy. :icon_huh:
     
  3. Lightning's Girl

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    I gotta go check this out...........back in a little bit.
     
  4. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    crap...can y'all fix the spelling in the thread title?? :icon_eek: :icon_sad: :tdown:
     
  5. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    No problem at all.

    No need to be sad about it. :tup: :icon_toast: :)
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Spoiled sport! I am going to have to put you on your back in the sun, aint I?! :icon_evil:
     
  7. KimPossible

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    Those little blue reflective light up squares on the street means there is a fire hydrant adjacent...
     
  8. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    It will make me all sun ripened for some soup yum yum. :lol:
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Cream of turtle soup! No thanks! :puke:
     
  10. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    I dunno if you bit of info fits in this thread :icon_shrug: :icon_huh: :icon_eek:
     
  11. BFISA

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    During your lifetime, you will eat sixty thousands pounds of food...... the weight of six elephants.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

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    1. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
    dog." Uses every letter in the alphabet.

    2. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    3. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    4. In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile
    services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did
    not renumber the other channel assignments. That is why
    your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

    5. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile
    National Monuments.

    6. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without
    repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

    7. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

    8. Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

    9. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days
    of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses
    were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk
    up straight staircases.

    10. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American
    Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

    11. When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They >
    actually pass out from sheer terror.

    12. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every >
    year because when it was built, engineers failed to take
    into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the
    building.

    13. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from >
    history.
    Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great,
    Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    14. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    15. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
    in the air, the person died in battle;
    if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a
    result of wounds received in battle;
    if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person >
    died of natural causes.

    16. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted >
    people without killing them used to burn their houses down
    - hence the expression "to get fired."

    17. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, >
    John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed
    on August 2,
    but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

    18. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    19. The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the >
    Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50
    caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before
    being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their
    ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

    20. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes >
    them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

    21. 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.

    22. An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

    23. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen
    seconds.

    24. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every >
    five must be straight. These straight sections are usable
    as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

    25. David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in
    Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was
    going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the
    screening of the movie.

    26. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the >
    "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

    27. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms >
    as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state
    of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet >
    facilities for blacks and whites.

    28. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for >
    each gallon of diesel that it burns.

    29. Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

    30. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the
    lowest point in Colorado.

    31. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

    32. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have >
    $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins
    without being able to make change for a dollar.

    33. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever >
    won a Superbowl.

    34. The first toilet ever seen on television was on
    "Leave It To Beaver".

    35. The only two days of the year in which there are no
    professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day
    before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

    36. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or
    older.

    37. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

    38. In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting
    license.

    39. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a >
    year's supply of footballs.

    40. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for >
    dating are already married.

    41. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac >
    bun.

    42. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

    43. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

    44. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and >
    Budweiser, in that order.

    45. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a
    rate of 25 miles per year.

    46. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    47. The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

    48. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms >
    of their hands.

    49. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes
    from the sale of vodka.

    50. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently
    arrived immigrants.

    51. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every >
    year.

    52. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the >
    world's nuclear weapons combined.

    53. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

    54. Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years.
    Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.

    55. Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

    56. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    57. Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and >
    chocolate.

    58. According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn >
    ornament in their yard.
     
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  13. HollywoodLeo

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    This is incorrect. The shortest complete sentence in the English Language is "Go."

    Furthermore, "I am." isn't a complete sentence.
     
  14. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this must be outdated.

    The Rams play in the Edward Jones Dome
     
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    The longest word that can be typed with the upper keys on a typewriter or keyboard is 'typewriter'.

    Salt water is combustible when bombarded with high frequency sound waves.
     
  16. HollywoodLeo

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    The longest word that can be typed using one hand (assuming you type correctly and not with two fingers) is "stewardesses".
     
  17. LV Bolt Fan

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    And the Colts played in the RCA Dome.
     
  18. HollywoodLeo

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    I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because, um, some people out there in our nation that don't have maps, and I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa, and the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, or should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so that will be able to build up our future.
     
  19. BFISA

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    Four thousand people are injured by teapots each year.
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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    What can you do about it other than have a sense of humor over other people's stupidity? :icon_shrug:

    71% of the age group still know where the Pacific Ocean is and 89% still know where the US is on the map.

    So 29% of 18-24 year olds are stupid.

    Where'd they take these polls anyways, though?
     
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    If you divide the Great Pyramid's perimeter by twice its height, you get pi to the 15th digit.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee!!!

    I'm working on it and it will be the best coffee ever!!!:tup:
     
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    If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it!)

    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body that it could squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!)

    A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes long. (In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

    A cockroach can live up to nine days without it's head before it starves to death. (Creepy. I'm still not over the pig.)

    Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Warning: Do not try this at home........ maybe at work.)

    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. ("Honey, I'm home. What the......?!")

    The flea can jump up to 350 times its body length. For a human, that would be equivalent to jumping the length of a entire football field. (30 minutes....lucky pig.... Can you imagine 30 minute orgasm??)

    The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond or the sea?)

    Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life.... quality over quantity!)

    Butterflies can taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmmm........ won't go there.)

    Right-handed people live, on an average, live nine years longer than left-handed people. (Glad to be right handed.)

    Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (OK, so that would be a good thing.)

    Starfish have no brains. (I know some people like that too.)

    Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)

    Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about that pig???)

    The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites. (sweet dreams)

    Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

    Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.

    Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

    If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

    Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e."

    There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.

    Singapore has only one train station.

    The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.

    The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.

    It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

    Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.

    Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.

    There are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

    Blue and white are the most common school colors.

    On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

    The tip of a 2cm long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph

    There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.

    Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

    Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.

    The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.

    Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.

    A pack a day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

    People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

    When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop ... even your heart!

    Only 7% of the population are lefties.

    40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

    Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2 6 years old.

    The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

    The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

    The average housefly lives for one month.

    40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

    A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

    The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

    Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

    Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

    The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

    The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot. ( Don't forget Moms )

    Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

    In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

    Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

    The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

    Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth.They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

    Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

    If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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

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

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

    Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

    The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

    On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over theParliament building is an American flag.

    All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

    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".

    All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

    Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

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

    Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

    The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

    In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

    The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

    There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

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    How'd they get back?
     
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    Arkansas
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

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    It takes me at least a half hour on a good night. :eek:
     
  27. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not from here, I only live here.
     

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