Amazing Facts

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  1. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    Apparently your eyeballs can pop out
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  2. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

    May 31, 2011
    What is fart gas made of?

    The composition of fart gas is highly variable.
    Most of the air we swallow, especially the oxygen component, is absorbed by the body before the gas gets into the intestines. By the time the air reaches the large intestine, most of what is left is nitrogen. Chemical reactions between stomach acid and intestinal fluids may produce carbon dioxide, which is also a component of air and a product of bacterial action. Bacteria also produce hydrogen and methane.
    But the relative proportions of these gases that emerge from our anal opening depend on several factors: what we ate, how much air we swallowed, what kinds of bacteria we have in our intestines, and how long we hold in the fart.
    The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
    A nervous person who swallows a lot of air and who moves stuff through his digestive system rapidly may have a lot of oxygen in his farts, because his body didn't have time to absorb the oxygen.
    According to Dr. James L. A. Roth, the author of Gastrointestinal Gas (Ch. 17 in Gastroenterology, v. 4, 1976) most people (2/3 of adults) pass farts that contain no methane. If both parents are methane producers, their children have a 95% chance of being producers as well. The reason for this is apparently unknown. Some researchers suspect a genetic influence, whereas others think the ability is due to environmental factors. However, all methane in any farts comes from bacterial action and not from human cells.
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  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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  4. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

    Jun 1, 2011
    Useless facts ! Weird Information humor

    WEIRD !!!!!

    The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

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

    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

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

    A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

    The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

    A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

    Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

    More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

    Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

    If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

    The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

    TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

    If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

    The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

    A snail can sleep for 3 years.

    China has more English speakers than the United States.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.

    The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

    Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

    Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

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

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

    The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    Polar bears are left-handed.

    The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

    A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

    Butterflies taste with their feet. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    Starfish haven't got brains.

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    The average secretary'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

    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".

    Almonds are members of the peach family.

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

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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

    A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

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

    The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."

    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.
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  7. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

    Jun 1, 2011
    Strange facts

    101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
    142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multiplied by any number from 1 to 6. 142857 * 2 = 285714 142857 * 3 = 428571 142857 * 4 = 571428 142857 * 5 = 714285 142857 * 6 = 857142
    A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.
    A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.
    A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
    A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
    A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.
    A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
    A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!
    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
    A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
    A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!
    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
    A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
    A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.
    A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
    A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.
    A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually talking.
    A whale's penis is called a dork.
    According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
    Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
    After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came -- head to toe.
    Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein.
    Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaf.
    Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
    Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
    All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed that the book symbolized their cause. Both revolts were defeated.
    An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
    Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.
    Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
    Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
    Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!
    Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
    Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
    Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
    Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts.
    Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
    Bela Lugosi died during the filming of "PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE". Director Edward D. Wood Jr. used a taller relative who held a cape in front of his face so the audience wouldn't know the difference so he could complete filming.
    Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.
    Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.
    Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
    Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.
    Bob May played the Robot on "Lost In Space" (1965-68) and Dick Tufeld was the voice.
    Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
    Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
    Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.
    Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.
    Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
    By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
    Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo."
    Cat urine glows under a black light.
    Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
    Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie's Angels fame) played the voice, both talking and singing, of Josie in the 70s Saturday morning cartoon "Josie and the Pussycats."
    Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.
    Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan. Mitsubishi built the Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
    Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down -- hence the statement "to get fired."
    Clark Gable used to shower more than 4 times a day.
    Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
    Crickets hear through their knees.
    Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
    Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
    Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
    Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the statement for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."
    Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his characters.
    Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
    During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
    During World War II, W.C. Fields kept US $50,000 in Germany 'in case the little bastard wins'.
    Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
    Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
    Every episode of "Seinfeld" contains at least one Superman.
    Every photograph of an American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.
    Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
    Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
    Evian (the bottled water) spelled backwards is "naive."
    February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
    Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
    Former US President Ulysses S. Grant had the boyhood nickname 'Useless'.
    Four people played Darth Vader: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did the voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face and a fourth person did the breathing.
    From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
    George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
    Gerald Ford pardoned Robert E. Lee posthumously of all crimes of treason.
    Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on the radio newscast about the wreck. The Professor's real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's last name was Summers and Mrs. Howell's maiden name was Wentworth.
    Halloween took place in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois but almost all the cars in the film had California license plates.
    Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word "seppuku" which means, literally, "belly splitting."
    Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.
    Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
    Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.
    Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
    Human hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.
    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
    Hummingbirds can't walk.
    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.
    If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
    If the population of the Earth continued to increase at its present rate indefinitely, by 3530 A.D. the total mass of human flesh and blood would equal the mass of the Earth. By 6826 A.D. it would equal the mass of the known universe.
    If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
    If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don't, you can't see it.
    If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
    If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
    If you multiply 526,315,789,473,684,210 with _any_ number you will always find the original number in the result!
    If you pause "Saturday Night Fever" at the "How Deep Is Your Love" rehearsal scene, you will see the camera crew reflected in the dance hall mirror.
    If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
    Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
    In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.
    In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam." Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."
    In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
    In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it's smiling.)
    In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'
    In the Andes, time is often measured by how long it takes to smoke a cigarette.
    In the film 'Star Trek : First Contact', when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible .. but New Zealand is missing.
    It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
    It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
    It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
    It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
    It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
    It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breath-alyzer to read 0.
    Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.
    Jacques Cousteau invented scuba gear while in the French resistance during World War II.
    James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.
    Jean-Claude Van Damme was the alien in the original "PREDATOR" in almost all the jumping and climbing scenes.
    Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed.
    John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
    John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and was found in a warehouse. Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was found in a theatre.
    John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
    June Foray, the voice of Talking Tina from the classic Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll", was also the voice of Rocky the talking squirrel from "Rocky & Bullwinkle".
    Kathleen Turner was the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and Amy Irving was her singing voice.
    King Kong is the only movie to have its sequel (Son of Kong) released the same year (1933).
    Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply ' if you were my wife, I would drink it!'
    Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
    Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
    Liquid paper was invented by Mike Nesmith's (of the Monkees) mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, in 1951.
    Lizzie Borden was acquitted.
    Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."
    Lynyrd Skynard was the name of the gym teacher of the boys who went on to form that band. He once told them, "You boys ain't never gonna amount to nothin'."
    Melanie Griffith's mother is actress Tippi Hendren, best known for her lead role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
    Men leave their hotel rooms cleaner than women do.
    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
    Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
    Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
    More money is printed daily for the Monopoly game than by the U.S. Treasury.
    More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
    Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.
    Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave.
    Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
    Nine pennies weigh exactly one ounce.
    Ninety eight per cent of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.
    No animal, once frozen solid (i.e., water solidifies and turns to ice) survives when thawed, because the ice crystals formed inside cells would break open the cell membranes. However there are certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen. These frogs make special proteins, which prevent the formation of ice (or at least keep the crystals from becoming very large), so that they actually never freeze even though their body temperature is below zero Celsius. The water in them remains liquid: a phenomenon known as 'supercooling.' If you disturb one of these frogs (just touching them even), the water in them quickly freezes solid and they die.
    No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
    Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
    Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
    Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
    On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson's fictional ship was the Titan.
    On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
    On the new one hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
    One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
    One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
    Only female mosquitoes bite.
    Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
    Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes.
    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
    Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
    Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
    Panama hats come from Ecuador not Panama.
    Peanuts are used in the production of dynamite.
    Pearls melt in vinegar.
    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eyes."
    Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
    Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
    Race car is a palindrome.
    Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifs**tz.
    Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)
    Revolvers cannot be silenced, due to all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.
    Rhythm and "syzygy" are the longest English words without vowels.
    Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.
    Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
    Russians generally answer the phone by saying, 'I'm listening.'
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  8. gl0rify

    gl0rify MDL Novice

    Jun 24, 2011
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, has 85 letters. It's the name for a hill, 305 metres (1,000 ft) high, close to Porangahau, New Zealand.[/FONT]
  9. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    #29 R29k, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
    The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency.
    No butts about it: Nissan has invented an artificial butt to test car seats. :hypo:
    Goodyear once made a tire entirely out of corn. :confused:
    George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. :shisha:
    Coca-Cola would be green if colouring wasn’t added.:icon8:
    In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
    Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, played the viola, and spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa’s lips.
    Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second!
    People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.
    Snails can sleep for 3 years.
    Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
    The inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, is said to have been afraid of the dark. :D "Necessity is the mother of invention"
    Earth is the only planet NOT named after a God.
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  10. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

    May 31, 2011
    Facts About Urine

    Some people are totally fascinated with the useless fact their piss smells different after they eat asparagus. Indeed, one pundit suggested that it's just a matter of time until someone produces a cartoon Asparagusman, whose primary job it is to sniff out people who have just eaten that vegetable.

    Technically, the asparagus doesn't make the urine smell, some people just have the fairly useless ability to pick it out. There have been at least three studies determining how many people have this claim to fame, as if it mattered.

    Tens of thousands of words have been written on smell hypersensitivity - even Benjamin Franklin, who surely had better things to do, jokingly suggested that a drug be found that could make a fart smell like perfume.

    But if you feel you must know more about asparagus and pee-smell, you're probably best off waiting for the cartoon.

    Here's a wee bit more about piss. Actually, your urine is odorless until after it comes out of your body. What you smell then is ammonia - yep, the same stuff you clean with.

    Asparagus isn't the only thing some people smell in urine. Drinking turpentine is said to make urine smell like a rose, so hundreds of years ago, women would drink turpentine so their piss would smell sweet.

    One man claims that large quantities of onions, especially in curried rice, make his piss smell odd, but so far this claim has not been backed up by rigorous testing.

    If you really want to know:
    • Eating beets can turn your urine red.
    • Vitamin B2 makes it bright yellow.
    • Certain blue dyes make it blue-green.
    • L-dopa makes it dark brown.
    • Rhubarb sometimes makes it brownish or pinkish.

    What's really important, though, is not color but intensity. A good clue to health is the darkness of the urine hue. Experts say that you should pee pale. (In other words, if you're not getting enough water in your system, your urine will be darker.)

    Adult men usually pee in a narrower stream than women do because sex and children can affect the women's tissues there. This unusual fact was used to test virginity centuries ago: If a woman peed like a man, she was thought to be a virgin. (Some idiots in those days also thought they could just look at urine and tell if the woman was intact.)


    Piercing the penis may also affect the stream, since it can cause spraying, split-stream pissing, and so on. Indeed, after piercing, some men have to cover the hole with their hand in order to urinate normally. God knows what anyone next to them in a men's room thinks they're doing.
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    UVAIS MDL Expert

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  12. gl0rify

    gl0rify MDL Novice

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    #32 gl0rify, Jul 9, 2011
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    Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.

    "Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.

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

    "Flushable" toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

    "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

    "Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". "Duff" is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor. "Fickleheaded" and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet. "Asthma" and "isthmi" are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between. "Fortnight" is a contraction of "fourteen nights." In the US "two weeks" is more commonly used. "Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. "One" is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order. "Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number. "Hang on Sloopy" is the official rock song of Ohio. "Happy Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969. "Kemo Sabe", meaning an all knowing one, is actually a mispronunciation by Native American of the Spanish phrase, Quien lo Sabe, meaning one who knows." The lunula is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails. "Ma is as selfless as I am" can be read the same way backwards. If you take away all the spaces you can see that all the letters can be spelled out both ways. "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser plays the piano on the show's theme song. "One thousand" contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A. "Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully. "Rhythms" is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u. "Second string," meaning "replacement or backup," comes from the middle ages. An archer always carried a second string in case the one on his bow broke. "Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil." "Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand. "Tautonyms" are scientific names for which the genus and species are the same. "Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch. "Teh" means "cool" in Thai. (Pronounced "tay"). "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English. "THEREIN" is a seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and herein. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und." $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S. 1 and 2 are the only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors they have. 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue. 1 in every 3 people in the country of Israel use a cell phone. 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries. 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the Unites States. 1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day. In Discovery Channel, its a quart. 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment. 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria 11% of the world is left-handed. 111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321 1200 equals 1 pound (72 rupees). 123,000,000 cars are being driven on highways in the United States. 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States. 1959's A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. 2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5. 203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S. 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks. 25% of a human's bones are in its feet. 259200 people die every day. 27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon. 27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell." 3% of all mammals are monogamous 315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled. 315 words in the 1996 Webster's dictionary were mispelled. 4 tablespoons of ketchup has about the same amount of nutrition as a ripe tomato. 40% of all people who come to a party snoop in your medicine cabinet. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. 43.7% of all statistics are made up right on the spot 48% of astronauts experience motion sickness. 52% of Americans drink coffee. 55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses. 56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball games each year 67 million pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of fertilizer are used annually on lawns in the US. 78 rpm albums, used prior to 1948, were only capable of recording for four minutes. It wasn’t until later that year that Columbia Records introduced 33 rpm albums capable of playing 23 minutes per side. 80% of animals on earth are insects. 80% of arrested criminals are male. In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. One in ten people live on an island. 84% of a raw apple is water. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. 85% of men who die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on their wives. 85,000,000 tons of paper are used in the United States each year. 28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. 90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are. 90% of New York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim. 98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen. 99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns. A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2. A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue). A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch. A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip. A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year. A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories. A 10-gallon hat actually only holds about 3/4 gallon. A 14-year old French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her received an electrical shock. A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January'66 ant continued till 8th June'66. A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute. A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths. A acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling. A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945. A Baboon called "Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World War I. A bat is the only mammal that flies. A bathometer is an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel. A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly. A beaver's teeth never stop growing. A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat. A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent. A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute. A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land. A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall. A broken clock is right at least twice a day. A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes. A Californian doctor has set the record of eating 17 bananas in two minutes. A Canadian tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body. A capon is a castrated rooster. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A cat has 4 rows of whiskers. A cat uses it's whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body. A Cheetah at full speed takes strides of 8 meters. A cheetah is the fastest animal, clocked in at: 70mph. A chef's hat is tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool. A Chicago law forbids eating in a place that is on fire. A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't. A citizen of Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches. A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as fingers. A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death. A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps. A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday". A Cornish game hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no more than 2 pounds. A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth. A cucumber is 96% water. A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout. A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year. A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up. A dentist invented the Electric Chair. A device invented sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler. A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119. A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot. A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not. A dragonfly can fly 25 mph. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A dragonfly is also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's steelyard". A Fag is to work hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags A fagot is a bundle of sticks or a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling or hammering at high temperature. A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn't eat a thing. Most father penguins lose about 25 pounds while they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward, they feed the chicks a special liquid from their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest. A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time. A female swine or sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months. A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip. A fish's memory span is 3 seconds. A five and a half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat. A flea can jump 350 times is own body length. ( jumping the length of a soccer field) A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I. A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it. A fly hums in the middle octave, key F. A foal is a baby horse. A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon. A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse. A full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots. A ghost writer pens an anonymous book. A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your computer screen is..) A giraffe and rat can go longer without water than a camel can. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some amazing stuff too. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds. A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word. A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to hop. A group od geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein. A group of crows is called a murder. A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral. A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not. A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray. A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day. A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation. A hedgehog's skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its mouth and its ass. A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days. A hinny is the offspring of a female donkey. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can. A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots. A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey consists of 29,184 drops. A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour. A horse can sleep standing up. A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human. A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day. A human has a bone just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails (possibly). A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated. A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a human A humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny
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    Just a quick remark about the hottest temperature every recorded, its in dispute. The means at which the temperature was recorded was totally incorrect, and didn't use the accepted Stevenson screen, which has been around since the mid 1800's. Stevenson screens is the only accepted means of recording temperature apart from WMO approved automatic weather stations.

    The thermometer on your verandah/porch is not an accurate means of recording temperature! It should also be pointed out that when not using a Stevenson screen (such as contributors to meteorological data), an approved thermometer must be used, temperature should only be taken in the shade in an area without reflected heat, and preferably be 1.25m to 2m off the ground. This is a bit more difficult for ship provided data as you can imagine!

    Anyways, the temperature record at Libya did not include any of these factors so it shouldn't be considered factual :)
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    So many word in the post.
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    :cool: hello ereryone
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