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  1. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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  2. jayblok

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    The Human Body

    your body is made up of trillions of cells, Different parts of your body are made of different kinds of cells.

    ...your brain is like a computer, and controls your entire body

    ...your heart beats about 70 times a minute, and each time it beats, it pumps about about a cupful of blood

    ...an adult human heart weighs about 10 ounces and beats over 100,000 times a day

    ...there are 206 bones in your skeleton

    ...about half of the bones in the human body are located in the hands and feet

    ...everyone has thirty-two teeth,objects and people move and obey three basic laws of motion: inertia, mass and force, action and reaction,inertia, the first law of motion, states that objects that are at rest tend to stay at rest unless acted upon by some outside force. A ball will not move unless someone kicks it.the second law of motion deals with the mass (the amount of matter in an object) and force (the action on an object) A ball does not speed up or slow down all by itself because it takes a force to move it or slow it down. How the ball moves depends upon the the object that is used to move it, the force used to move it, and the direction of the force.

    ...the third law of motion, action and reaction, states that for every action their is an equal or opposite reaction? A person on a skateboard pushes back to accelerate, and his push back on the ground sends him forward on his skateboard.

    ...your muscles make up about one-half of your body weight

    ...if you were to remove your skin, it would weigh as much as 5 pounds

    ...about 70 percent of your body weight is water. Isaac Newton discovered the laws of motion more than 300 years ago
     
  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Lincoln and Kennedy

     
  4. half Man Half Biscuit

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    50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

    (or 50 Completely Useless Facts!)



    The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

    Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

    Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

    What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

    "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

    A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

    There is a city called Rome on every continent.

    It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

    Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

    Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

    The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

    Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

    The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

    One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

    The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

    The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
    Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

    Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

    Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

    On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

    More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

    The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

    More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

    Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

    The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

    Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

    It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

    You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

    Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

    It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

    The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

    Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

    Slugs have 4 noses.

    Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

    A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

    A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

    The average person laughs 10 times a day!

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

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    One of these amazing, but useless facts is false. Do you know which one?
     
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  5. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

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    Some more facts (COMPUTER FACTS)

    Amazing Tech-facts

    THE INTERNET
    Google got its name from the mathematical figure googol, which denotes the number 'one followed by a hundred zeros'.

    Yahoo! derived its name from the word Yahoo coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels. A Yahoo is a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human!

    Amazing Computer Facts
    It can be denied that computer nowadays plays an enormous role and has become an important and essential part of our lives. It is with the help of computers that we are able to cater the need of quality and quantity products required in our daily living.

    I would like to share to you some of the coolest and interesting facts about computer.

    By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
    80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
    Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
    For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.
    One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
    The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.
    The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
    The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
    The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood

    There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
    There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
    The most expensive game ever developed was "ShenMue" for sega dreamcast.It costs $20 million.
    When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months.
    First ever microprocessor by Intel was “4004”.
    QWERTY keyboard sequence is 129 years old.
    • First Computer Company to register domain name was “Digital Equipment Corporation”.
    • 1,693,000 terabytes of information are produced and stored per year.
    • First ISP was “CompuServe” which was set up in 1969. This ISP is now an acquisition of AOL.
     
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  6. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    Interesting facts

    INTERESTING FACTS

    1. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

    (Hardly seems worth it)



    2. If you fart 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)



    3. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

    (In my next life I want to be a pig)

    (How'd they figure this out, and why?)



    4. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

    (Still can't get over that pig thing)

    (Don't try this at home...maybe at work?)



    5. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

    (Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

    (And pigs get 30-minute orgasms? Doesn't seem fair)



    6. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

    (Hmmmmmmmmm........)



    7. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

    (If you're ambidextrous do you split the difference?)



    8. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    (From drinking little bottles of...?)

    (Did taxpayers pay for this research??)



    9. Polar bears are left handed.

    (Who knew....? Who cares? How'd they find out, did they ask them?)



    10. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

    (What can be so tasty on the bottom of the pond?)
     
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  7. randomboy

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    Had my wife channeled all of her shouting at me towards the cup i might have received the cup of tea by now(asking for it was what started the yelling in first place.):eek::eek::biggrin::biggrin:o_O
     
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  8. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

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    LMAO i think i said enough;)
     
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  9. half Man Half Biscuit

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    1.During your lifetime, the average human will grow 591 miles of hair. Unverified But hair does grows about 6 inches per year and the average head has 100,000 hairs. Take an average lifespan of 80 years. 6 x 100,000 x 80 = 48,000,000.

    2.On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. To be verified

    3.A hurricane releases more energy in 10 minutes, than all the world's nuclear weapons combined

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

    5.7 in 10 Americans have some kind of fear of the dark.(Me to)lololol

    6.More people have a phobia of vomiting than death.

    7.The human brain holds between 1 and 7 terabytes (1 and 7 million megabytes) of data.(IMPORTANT)

    8.President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader!

    9.The height of Mount Everest is 8.848 km height (5.498 miles).
    The height of Mount Olympus on Mars is 25 km (15 miles).
    The diameter of the earth is 12 756 km (7 926 miles).
    The diameter of Jupiter is 152 800 km (88 700 miles).
     
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  10. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    That can't be correct it's a boat, you can have the tide move it and once it gains momentum in the water it will definitely move more than 6 inches.
     
  11. 60cent

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    97% of people say “fith” instead of “fifth”.

    Food takes 7 seconds to reach stomach from mouth.

    Dolphins don’t drink water – if they drank sea water it would make them ill and potentially kill them. They get all of their liquid needs through the foods they eat.
     
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    Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse

    It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States

    A leech has 32 brains

    Mosquitoes have teeth

    An oyster can change its gender

    Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water

    If a cockroach is frozen inside ice and kept for years,it would remain alive and resume its life when it is taken out.

    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

    The increased electricity used by modern appliance parts is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.

    Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

    The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

    :Lighten:
     
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  13. half Man Half Biscuit

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    Did you know......... some interesting facts

    A zebra is white with black stripes.

    All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

    Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

    The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

    The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

    The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

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

    India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

    The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

    A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

    India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

    'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.

    Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

    Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

    It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

    A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap eh ? )

    The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

    In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

    "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

    Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

    Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say no evil ).

    55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. hello, zzzzz zzzz ?
     
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  14. Myrrh

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    I'm guessing the sneezing one because I have done it.
     
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