"Random fact of the day" thread.

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Did you know that there is no word you can write with the bottom row of the keyboard? It's True, go ahead and try it if you don't honestly believe me..

In the city where I live, you can legally be naked in public as long as two requirements are met:

1)It is raining
2)There is a bar of soap in your hand

Cookie to anyone who can tell me the time period this law dates from.

approximate age
gender
race
and if female number of pregnancies

are just some of the things you can discover about a human just by looking at its bones.

Edit: lol had gender on there twice. :/

Very little of the Bible is original work, almost all of it was taken directly from or based off of the Sumerian mythology.

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

TrilbyWill:
Dolphins breed through violent sex, except the gay ones.
Occasionally they try it with humans.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin#Reproduction_and_sexuality
If a man and a woman are stranded in the ocean nearby, male dolphins have been known to try to murder the man, and rape the woman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin#Attack_on_humans

Dude you do know that the link you gave doesn't mention anything about the scenario of a male dolphin murdering stranded male humans and raping female ones. In fact the only mentions it makes of dolphins murdering humans were cases involving captive dolphins one specifically involving an abused bottomnose dolphin. It also said most dolphin attacks only result in small injuries.

if you walk into a Nuclear power station with a pocket full of brazil nuts, you will set off the radioactivity alarms, yes, brazil nuts emit radiation, also, they aren't even nuts, but seeds.

Ponch:
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You might get in trouble with the mods unless you write something.

Agow95:
if you walk into a Nuclear power station with a pocket full of brazil nuts, you will set off the radioactivity alarms, yes, brazil nuts emit radiation, also, they aren't even nuts, but seeds.

I see you have good taste in TV.

Edit: ha, 'good taste in TB' wasn't quite what I was aiming for.

dontlooknow:

Agow95:
if you walk into a Nuclear power station with a pocket full of brazil nuts, you will set off the radioactivity alarms, yes, brazil nuts emit radiation, also, they aren't even nuts, but seeds.

I see you have good taste in TV.

Edit: ha, 'good taste in TB' wasn't quite what I was aiming for.

Ha, for a second I thought you were talking about totalbiscuit (youtube channel) but my dad (a physicist) told me about the radioactivity thing but I got the seed bit from the QI book of general ignorance, here's another fact, Strawberries and raspberries aren't berries, but watermelons are.

We don't orbit around the sun. We orbit around a common center of gravity with the sun.

Miss Piggy and Yoda are the same voice actor...

Also Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by Ian Fleming, the author and creator of James Bond.

Coca Cola is made ever so slightly different in each factory... this is because of the secret recipe, and how it was transferred to the different factories, meant that it was interpreted differently in different places, and different ammounts of ingredients are used...
-This explains how you can legitimately prefer Coke from a Bottle, than a can, or Coke on tap... as it is actually a slightly different drink!

Both the winter when Napoleon invaded Russia, and the winter in which Hitler invaded Russia were among the coldest in Russian history.

In Paraguay(might be Uruguay) dueling is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors

When one man tried to assassinate Andrew Jackson he nearly died when both his pistols malfunctioned and Jackson proceeded to Beat the assassin nearly to death with his cane.

The most prolific serial killer in the U.S. was not sentenced to death, though the second most prolific was.

Herman Goring was incredibly fat and he had to have his car customized for him to fit comfortably, though of all the Nazi leaders he was one of the very few that was fine with and even encouraged to a point for people to make fun of him and his girth.

You are more likely to die from drowning in a tub then to be killed by a terrorist attack.

Seagulls can sleep while flying.

Pepsi also started out as a medicine for an upset stomach, and it was named Pepsi because it contains the enzyme Pepsin.

the us government gave money, gifts and immunity from prosecution to japanese biological warefare scientists who vivisected and experimented on human beings including 200 US POW's.

A british soldier landed in normandy during ww2 with a long bow and killed german soldiers with it

Radoh:
We share similar genetics to that of a banana.

Yes, 50% of the DNA, if I remember correctly.

Infernai:
Did you know that there is no word you can write with the bottom row of the keyboard? It's True, go ahead and try it if you don't honestly believe me..

Zzz.

So, other trivia. Geek stuff, beware: in Unix (also later on and Linux), a popular program for reading files is more. Later a different one was created that had some extra features and was slightly better overall (less loading time, for example). And the second one is called less. Why? Because now you can officially say "less is more" to both mean that the two essentially do the same and that less is more advanced.

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Agow95:
Strawberries and raspberries aren't berries, but watermelons are.

And now my world is shattered!

The Heavenator:
The universe is actually flat.

and it is a beige colour

Banana trees can walk

Mauna Loa is the tallest mountain from base to peak

I suppose I should get out as well, before anyone picks me up on it, is that the quote I used in my profile name does not actually exist, as in Shelock Holmes never actually said it in one of the stories! It is a misquote from a section of 'the crooked man' which was first was actually said in a film adaption.

I do like the line though, which is why I usd it! It's elementary, my dear Watson, elementary... has a nice ring to it!

oranges used to be called noranges.

CrazyGirl17:
When set to to play the Doctor, wanted a more somber look for the Doctor (like what the 1st Doctor wore)... but got overruled. In other words- that brightly-colored mess of a costume was not his fault, though the Audio Dramas did give him a more subtle-looking outfit.

You might want to consider including the fact that you are talking about Colin Baker into your post :)

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A british soldier landed in normandy during ww2 with a long bow and killed german soldiers with it[/quote]

That is gosh darn awesome! You have made my month with this fact! Are there any books on him?

The Heavenator:
The universe is actually flat.

Refrigerator and Dumpster used to be brand names.

That is not a fact, the shape of the universe is a matter of debate. And I dont no about the other thing :)

The Heavenator:
The universe is actually flat.

Refrigerator and Dumpster used to be brand names.

That is not a fact, the shape of the universe is a matter of debate. And I dont no about the other thing :)

Dogs cannot look up, it's true big Al says so!

Eddie the head:
We don't orbit around the sun. We orbit around a common center of gravity with the sun.

Thats wrong to, we do orbit the sun and the sun in turn orbits the galactic core. You need to look up the definition of orbit, we cant orbit both.

You cannot, on any Windows operating system, name a folder "CON".
So funny.

DoPo:

Agow95:
Strawberries and raspberries aren't berries, but watermelons are.

And now my world is shattered!

Yup, they're called aggregates. The things you call seeds are the actual fruit. The fleshy part is like a nutrient sack for the fruit.

Did you know that potatoes are part of the nightshade family and that it's skin contains a toxin that irritates the bowels, and can cause upset stomach and really, really bad gas.

Hixy:

Eddie the head:
We don't orbit around the sun. We orbit around a common center of gravity with the sun.

Thats wrong to, we do orbit the sun and the sun in turn orbits the galactic core. You need to look up the definition of orbit, we cant orbit both.

Technically it is correct, the same as in a binary star system, but with the sun and earth the centre of rotation is (i think) inside the sun itself, or at least close enough to not make any difference when approximating.

Dyslexia, ironically enough, is quite a hard word to spell,

lol but seriously

in England, it is illegal to die in the house of commons
it is also legal to kill a scottsman in the city of York if he happens to be carrying a bow

Zetta is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of 10 to the power of 21 or 1000000000000000000000. It can also be used as an adjective, thanks to one crazy Japaneses video game character.

Cheeble is the cry of the African Bull Hamster. I bought a button that stated "Cry Cheeble! And unleash the hamsters of war!" and the person who sold it to me passed this random bit of information onto me upon doing so.

Both Saint George and Santa Claus were Turkish.

Your saliva has urine in it

Women only use one X-chromosome at a time.

The genetic contributions of your mother and father aren't balanced. You get mitochondrial DNA from your mother, and for some genes, you only use one copy from a particular parent. (it's called imprinting!)

wintercoat:
Did you know that potatoes are part of the nightshade family and that it's skin contains a toxin that irritates the bowels, and can cause upset stomach and really, really bad gas.

Well, not that exact information but I was generally aware. It's not too obscure since where I come from "Eat a raw potato" means something along the lines of "faking an illness". Mostly used by school kids. Why? Because in the past school kids would eat a raw potato that gave them light and brief symptoms of illness (temperature, feeling unwell. For several hours in total) so they had an excuse to skip school. Random trivia, I suppose.

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