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The Official Dumb Trivia Thread

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  1. Yavanna

    Yavanna IncGamers Member

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    The Official Dumb Trivia Thread

    The Grand River used to be the size of the Mississippi.

    All the Forster's Beer sold in the US is brewed in Canada.

    Dr. Seuss never had any children.

    Add your own.
     
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    I am currently extending 7 fingers behind my back.
     
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    d/dx lnx = 1/x. YAY CALCULUS!
     
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    Courtesy of Mr.X

    Did you know that...

    ...there's a subterranean society living beneath Denver, with all the people named Bob?

    ...Spanish and Italian are the same language?

    ...the government is controlling your mind through flu shots?

    SERIOUS TRIVIA

    ...that Schiaperrelli (sp?) predicted the presence of water on Mars more than 100 years ago based on canals he observed through his telescope? (they turned out not to be water-made but rather volcanically-made with wind assistance)
     
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    the human heart can continue to beat even after being completely seperated from the body

    some cells in your body are several feet long.
     
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    i can eat glass and cement.
     
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    In October 1991, astronomers at Cambridge, England, discovered one of the dimmest stars ever seen. It is relatively close to Earth, but so dim – 10,000 times fainter than the Sun – that it is visible only with a large telescope

    At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620 miles) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.

    As an advertising gimmick, Carl Mayer, nephew of lunchmeat mogul Oscar Mayer, invented the company's "Wienermobile." On July 18, 1936, the first Oscar Mayer® "Wienermobile" rolled out of General Body Company's factory in Chicago. Wienermobiles still tour the U.S. today.

    In Somalia, Africa, it's been decreed illegal to carry old chewing gum stuck on the tip of your nose.

    There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year

    There are 640 acres in a square mile.

    Former Dallas Cowboy defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones is six feet, nine inches tall.

    Burns are second only to traffic accidents as the cause of accidental loss of life in the U.S. – about 6,000 fatal burns a year.

    Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same manner men do.

    Garter snakes, though reptiles, do not lay eggs. They bear young, just as mammals do.

    While filming the popular 90s television series Baywatch, its cast and crew went through 306 pounds of body makeup and one 50-gallon drum of sunscreen each season.

    The marquees of the fifty largest casinos and hotels in Las Vegas use enough electricity to run more than a thousand average U.S. homes

    Americans consume about 138 billion cups of coffee a year

    Per a national survey, 80 percent of U.S. teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have received chocolate as a gift from their students.

    The Eiffel Tower is 984 feet tall.

    Joshua Pusey of Pennsylvania received a patent for his book matches in 1892.

    The Germans do not typically serve potato salad cold, but warm or at room temperature. This reportedly aids in digestion. According to cooking show TV host Ursula, one way to rid yourself of a houseguest who has overstayed his welcome is to serve him ice-cold potato salad straight from the refrigerator. She claims it will upset his stomach, prompting him to think something is wrong with your food, and he'll leave sooner than intended.

    In Northern Territory, Australia, the first Monday in August is Picnic Day, and it is a bank holiday

    People in Sweden, Japan, and Canada are more likely to know the population of the United States than are Americans.

    Rattlesnakes gather in groups to sleep through the winter. Sometimes up to 1,000 of them will coil up together to keep warm

    You will get fewer cavities if you eat a bag of candy in one sitting and then brush your teeth than if you slowly eat the candy a piece at a time all day.

    In 1916, Jones Wister of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania invented a rifle for shooting around corners. It had a curved barrel and periscopic sights.

    There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script
     
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    Gilligan's Island was filmed on a block of decorated concrete in a swimming pool.
     
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    If you think Americans are overdoing it, the Earth gains about 40 million kilograms of mass each year.
     
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    1 BILLION -
    Number of birds killed by flying into glass windows in the U.S. each year

    121 MILLION -
    Number of birds killed annually by U.S. hunters
     
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    Ireland is the world's largest consumer of Corn Flakes.

    A cockroach will continue to live normally, without its head, until it dies of starvation, usually around the seventh day.
     
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    Hmm mine is still going about three weeks later. . . Yes that's right I found a cockroach outside caught it pulled it's head off and put it in a jar. :drool:



    I will post all the odd facts I know about screws later on just because I know so many people want to hear them again. . . I really will post the-biggest-mass-of-useless-info ever on Sat.
     
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    ... I am now convinced that all of the useless information of the world now resides in the fine minds of my fellow OTF'ers. :teeth:
     
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    spamming posts in a thread that has be frequenlty visted by a moderator: 1 week banning
    coming back and making an account after being banned : permanent banning

    posts that blame durf : priceless
     
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    Let me say this right now: there is at least one fact listed below out of the sixty that's actually false. I'll post later which one(s), if people really want to know. :D


    In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

    The increased electricity used by modern appliances 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.

    The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.

    Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.

    Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.

    Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

    The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.

    The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

    The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

    Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.

    Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

    SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

    Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.

    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.

    Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

    The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.

    The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.

    You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

    Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.

    Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

    The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.

    The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.

    A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.

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

    The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

    King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

    Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.

    In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

    Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.

    Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

    Calvin, of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.

    Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.

    Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.

    You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.

    To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.

    Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don't play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.

    A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.

    A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one's nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.

    Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.

    Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.

    At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.

    Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.

    If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.

    Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.

    Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

    Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg."

    When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.

    Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.

    Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.

    If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.

    When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.

    In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.

    Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.

    Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.

    The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

    Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.

    In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

    It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.

    The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

    The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

    The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.
     
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    Post the true ones, it'll be a shorter list :)
     
  19. Raft Boy

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    Where's the fun in that? :p

    -Rafty
     
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    the following either violate some scientific principle or are otherwise provably false:
    1,2,3,11,14,16,17,19,20,21,24,25,27,31,32,37,42,43,44,45,46,48,49,50,55,56,57,58,59

    as for the rest I assume you made them up as you went. good post though, funny.
     

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