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04-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Well hallo all! This game is simple...

Someone post's a fact that can be to do with anything. You rate it and find another one from a book or the TV or the interwebz! Or you can just post one that you already know. = D

I shall start the ball rolling...

Coffee drinkers have sex more frequently than non-coffee drinkers. ;)

Now you rate it and post another one.

04-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Scrooched is the longest 1-syllable word

04-16-2009, 02:08 PM

Cockroaches can live up to 9 days after their head has been cut off. =D

04-16-2009, 02:24 PM

It has been estimated that the fear of the number 13 costs Americans more than $1 billion per year!

04-16-2009, 03:54 PM

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

04-16-2009, 04:22 PM

If the world were to stop, we'd all float upwards.

04-16-2009, 05:19 PM
10/10 That would be awesome!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

04-16-2009, 05:20 PM
4/10.. No it doesnt.. i just tried it.. (curry Tonight)

Tirolyth Hurts my stomach(AntiBiotics)

04-16-2009, 05:26 PM
1/10.. .that's not a good thing.

Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with 1 bird. (owned <<)

04-16-2009, 05:38 PM
Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his awesome roundhouse-kicking abilities. He immediately round-house kicked the devil and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, applauded this, and they now play poker together every wednesday.

04-16-2009, 05:38 PM

Thought it was two stones with one bird?

Pirates stop the effects of global warming


Woah this thread has been shifted a lot :S

04-16-2009, 05:44 PM
it was lol ,changed it now =]

8/10 for yours =] lol

04-16-2009, 06:18 PM
Hey guys, i could either be lame and copy a few of these, but i rather just post the list.

It's a list of 301 facts (most of them useless, like you want in this thread XD)

WARNING: It will take a while to load, it is a big picture.


04-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Hey guys, i could either be lame and copy a few of these, but i rather just post the list.

It's a list of 301 facts (most of them useless, like you want in this thread XD)

WARNING: It will take a while to load, it is a big picture.


Fact: ThommyTheThird's list is all we need for this entire thread.

04-16-2009, 08:26 PM
I would make a bet that at least 20% of those or wrong. To take a random example:

"Snails sleep for 3 years" is wrong.

FACT: This statement is false.

04-16-2009, 09:00 PM
1/10 Only Mufasa can defy logic.

Henry Ford, the founder of Fords Motors, was by his friend Thomas Edison's deathbed. As Edison exhaled his last breath, Henry ford held a bottle to Edison's face and captured his last breath.

Henry ford kept his friend's dying breath until his own dying day.

04-16-2009, 09:15 PM
4/10 That's a creepy fact.

Henry 8th had a servant that his only job was to wipe the kings bottom.

04-16-2009, 09:39 PM
7/10, because weird creepy facts about my countries monarchs are too abundant.

In June 2001, a 10-year-old Staffordshire girl wrote her name on a tag, attached it to a helium balloon, and released it. It floated 140 miles to Wiltshire and came to rest in the garden of another girl.

Both girls were named Laura Buxton, both were 10 years old, both are fair-haired, and each owns a black female Labrador, a guinea pig, and a rabbit.

04-16-2009, 09:50 PM
9/10 They were probably clones or something :O

India resident Sanju Bhagat always had bit larger stomach, but he got extremely worried when it suddenly started growing bigger and bigger. Thirty year old Sanju Bhagat was rushed to hospital and his stomach condition was diagnosed as an stomach tumor. To a doctor's surprise it was something extremely different and very unusual. From the birth Sanju had his twin brother living inside of him like a parasite. This phenomenon is extremely rare since parasite twin brother has to survive by leaching on its brother’s blood supply. This bizarre medical conditions is called fetus in fetu and it occurs when a fetus gets trapped inside of its twin. Doctor Mehta who was operating Sanju Bhagat said: "First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair." Now that is a scary fact, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody rated it low

04-16-2009, 09:55 PM
10/10 as a fact, 1/10 for the mental image of the extraction

"In late 1999 four women's bras appeared on a wire fence in southern New Zealand. That's innocent enough, but by February the number had grown to 60. In October it reached 200, and by the following February nearly 800.

Why? Who knows? The local council waited until September to clear the fence — by which time it had accumulated more than 1,500 bras."

04-16-2009, 10:02 PM
9/10 It wus Aliens!

Mars will have a ring around it in 50 years

04-16-2009, 10:08 PM
10/10 WTF?

I got **** scared last night as i saw bright green light in the sky at 2am ...

04-16-2009, 10:14 PM
10/10 Teh Alienz are taking over teh universe!

I just ate a packet of hula hoops.

04-16-2009, 10:15 PM
1/10 Do we need to know that? (hula hoop abuser!)

I love michael jackson

04-16-2009, 10:17 PM
5/10 meh

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are witren, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

04-16-2009, 10:19 PM
1/10 I know the study but the bold alters the effect. Read deeper into it.

Tay Zonday is not 40 years old!

04-16-2009, 10:24 PM
Nooooooo, really?! 1/10. He's like, 22 or something.

"On Nov. 1, 1986, Nancy C. Knight collected two identical snowflakes on a glass plate about 20,000 feet over Wausau, Wis.

"In many years of snow-crystals collection," she wrote in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, "the author has seen no other example of such crystals, nor are any given in the standard references.""

04-16-2009, 10:25 PM
0/10 "No two snow flakes can be alike"

My wallet is empty. Except for a £32 cheque

04-16-2009, 11:17 PM
10/10. And how can you rate it down for a lie. Mine should be MORE interesting because it's a fact that breaks the norm.

Granth (pronounced Garunth) from Guru Granth Sahib, a sikh guru, is a word, technically, that rhymes with "month".

04-17-2009, 01:36 AM
Fact: Please keep the replies to the topic of the post or the thread will be closed. I'm not going to name any names you should know who I am talking about :)

Thank you :)

Cheers QuozL

04-17-2009, 04:30 AM
.. I wont rate that one :\.

I have 2 facts!

1. Pasta was invented by the chinese
2. A sneeze comes out of your mouth at over 100MPH

04-17-2009, 04:43 AM
8.5/10 for both.

When you sneeze, the whole body shuts down, and your heart skips a beat. That is why sneezing is often referred to "closest to death that a person can be."

04-17-2009, 05:28 PM
10/10 if that's true which I kind of doubt.

Since its discovery over 150 years ago, neptune is yet to complete a full orbit around the sun.

04-17-2009, 05:34 PM
9/10. That's freaky.

"The public school in College Corner, Indiana, straddles the border with Ohio — the state line runs right through the gymnasium. So at the opening tip of a basketball game, players jump from different states.

Until 2006, when the Hoosier State began observing daylight saving time, a ball thrown from Ohio would hit the net in Indiana an hour earlier."

04-17-2009, 05:42 PM
10/10 MADNESS!

Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson", and "Beam me up, Scotty", was never said on Star Trek.

04-17-2009, 05:46 PM
6/10, because I knew them and because Sherlock obviously does in the films.

"On Aug. 9 each year in the little Alaskan town of Kotzebue, the sun sets twice.

Due to a quirk of the town's location and time zone, the sun goes down just after midnight on that day—and then again just before the following midnight."

04-17-2009, 05:48 PM
5/10 Sorry :(

(About the sherlock one, he means the real one. Not the movie/made up one :P He did in fact never say it at all.

When you're invisible you're also blind.
Invisibility doesn't work. Even if it would be possible to be invisble, you won't be able to stalk people, and doing all sorts of cool stuff. We see by light being reflected into our eyes onto our retines (I believe that's the word...not sure tho) and if we're invisible light goes trough us. Therefore we would be blind if we were invisible :D

04-17-2009, 06:04 PM
6/10 Not if you have supah powahs!

In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him.

04-17-2009, 06:20 PM
8 /10

40 Interesting Facts You Will Never Need to Know

1. Crocodiles can't stick out their tongues.

2. One of the ingredients in dynamite is peanuts.

3. A baby is born with 300 bones while an adult has only 206.

4. A cockroach can live about 9 days without it's head.

5. An elastic band will last longer if it is refrigerated.

6. Elephants are the only animal in the world who can't jump.

7. The full name for Los Angeles is, "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncul.

8. The chicken is the closest relative to the T Rex.

9. One ounce of chocolate contains 6 mg of caffeine.

10. Each year Americans eat about 4 pounds of preservatives, artificial flavor, and color.

11. A castrated rooster is called a Capon.

12. A Polecat is a European weasel.

13. Camel's milk will never curdle.

14. If you put a notch in a tree trunk, it will stay the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.

15. The first local anesthetic ever used was Cocaine.

16. The term Soldier's Disease is another name for morphine addiction. The name came from the Civil War when more than 400,000 soldiers were treated for pain from injuries sustained during battle.

17. The first condom was invented in the 1500's and was made of linen.

18. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

19. Most North American car horns honk in the key of "F."

20. Cough medicine contained Heroine in the late 1800's.

21. 85% of the world's foliage grows in the ocean.

22. There is such a thing as Horseradish ice cream. It is sold in Tokyo Japan.

23. Another word for junk food is "Lubberwort."

24. An Albatross can sleep while it is flying.

25. Most people are an inch taller at night.

26. A chicken egg was once laid containing 9 yolks.

27. Ants never sleep.

28. Humans shed about 600,000 particles or 150 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

29. Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every 14 days so it doesn't digest itself.

30. A duck's quack will not produce an echo.

31. Because celery contains negative calories, it actually takes more calories to eat one stalk than the celery contains.

32. When exiting a cave, bats always turn left.

33. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

34. All electronic speakers are actually microphones.

35. Coca Cola is actually green before coloring is added to it.

36. It is impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.

37. A slug has 4 noses.

38. A Giraffe can clean it's ears with it's tongue.

39. Right handed people live an average of 9 years longer than lefties.

40. And last on the list, wasps taste like pine nuts, beetles taste like an apple and best of all... if you run out of bacon for Sunday breakfast you can eat worms from the garden because they taste like bacon.

There you are. Forty fascinating and useless facts. You will never need them, never use them and chances are you will forget you ever knew them in the first place.

04-17-2009, 07:48 PM
Ducks quacks actually do echo. The difference between when it quacks outside and in a area where sounds echo is only slight; due to the shape of the duck's beak it always sounds as if it's echoing slightly, because technically it is. It was on Mythbusters:cool:. So 6/10, you still get a high rating for bothering to find those facts even if they were condensed.

The hyoid bone (the little bump on the front of the Adam's Apple) is the only bone in the body which isn't connected to another bone.

04-17-2009, 07:48 PM
10/10 mostly except the one that says

34. All electronic speakers are actually microphones. (Surely thats wrong.. or how is it tru)

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft

04-17-2009, 08:24 PM
Hey Quozl, i don't intend to be mean, or whatever, but i believe those facts you listed (Haven't read all just yet) are exactly the same as my link to "301 useless facts" XD

Atleast a LOT of them are in my list aswell XD

ANyway... back on topic:

8/10 pretty awesome
Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady" was written about Vince Neil of Motley Crue.

04-17-2009, 08:28 PM
1/10 DON'T CARE :grr:

coconuts kill 150 people a year- more then sharks do.

04-17-2009, 08:32 PM
3/10 .. and?

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

04-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Alright.. i stop, nobody seems to take the effort of reading my list, and soon there will be 301 of these facts posted in 301 different posts... :S

@CreateNPlay's: 10/10! That's awesome XD

My final fact:

"Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables."

04-17-2009, 08:39 PM

Nobody cares for definitions such as those, even if it is true (which I personally do not know, and won't google). =P

Fact: Female strippers taking birth control pills make only around 50% of the money made by those who are more sexually active.

I believe this, but it might sound sexist. Rate it how you would.

04-17-2009, 08:54 PM
10/10.. sound about right..

Rice paper does not have any rice in it!

04-18-2009, 03:54 PM
3/10. A bit mundane, to be fair

In a typical Powerball lottery drawing, there are four or five second-place winners.

On March 30, 2005, there were 110.

Officials suspected fraud at first, but it turned out that most of the winners had received the same mass-produced fortune cookie, which listed five of the six winning numbers.

The coincidence cost the lottery association $19 million.

04-18-2009, 03:57 PM
6/10 Meh

The longest word in the English language is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (or -koniosis)
Yes, I typed that from memory.

04-18-2009, 04:11 PM
7/10, because you remembered it, but actually the actual longest word in the english language (I'm htmling this because it is so long):

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Otherwise known as Trypthophan synthetase, this is a protein made of 267 amino acids. It is 1909 long.


Now I shall prove myself wrong.

DNA is so complex, it is alleged to have 209k+ letters, but has never been printed. So that technically holds the crown.

04-18-2009, 04:15 PM
4/10 Confusing but cool

To make you happy, the longest word in the English dictionary is:
It's some kind of lung desease you get from silica dust or something.
^There's my fact^

04-18-2009, 04:21 PM
1/10 Repetition.

There's a sculpture of Darth Vader on Washington's National Cathedral.

During construction, a competition was held among children to suggest a carved grotesque, and Christopher Rader of Kearney, Neb., submitted a drawing of Darth Vader's head.

It's visible on the cathedral's northwest tower — but you'll need binoculars.

04-18-2009, 08:07 PM
1/10.. dont believe you.

Portable DV cams are great :P

04-18-2009, 10:59 PM
10/10 I knows

All babies are colour blind when they are born.

04-18-2009, 11:11 PM
1/10.. dont believe you.

Portable DV cams are great :P

That was actually a fact:


Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.

04-19-2009, 04:42 AM
Tho i already knew that:)

Did you know it takes 3 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? XD
No but seriously, it has been discovered that its approximatedly 300 licks to get to the center.

04-19-2009, 06:57 AM
6/10 I hate Tootsie Pops!!!

McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys!

04-19-2009, 10:26 AM
8/10 Weird.

Here's another one I saw with my own eyes: One of the renovated doorways at the Old Cathedral in Salamanca, Spain, has both an astronaut, a dog eating grapes, and a dragon-monster eating an ice cream sculpted into its arch. I even have photos :P

04-20-2009, 03:55 AM
8/10. Sounds funny. :D

The voice actor of Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots.

04-20-2009, 02:50 PM
9/10 for irony

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

04-20-2009, 03:20 PM

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

08-04-2010, 05:52 PM

Elephants are the only animal in the world that can't jump.

08-09-2010, 10:42 PM
0 for being false
What about fish, worms, rhinos, etc ,,, mammels maybe but it cant be true

Walt Disney was creamated and not frozen

08-09-2010, 10:46 PM
9/10, didn't know that. ;)

The average human does not eat any spiders in there lifetime, contrary to popular belief. If you were a spider, would you really crawl into the open mouth of a predator?

08-09-2010, 11:02 PM
10 that is something I needed to know, and btw if your brain was the size of a tip of a pen would you really know if a mouth was a bad place

The tin man from Wizards of Oz does the 45 degree lean before Michael jackson did

08-10-2010, 12:10 AM
8/10. Nice!

It has been conducted in a survey that 9/10 people agree that one person will always disagree with the other nine.

08-10-2010, 12:11 AM
Interesting but doesnt surprise me

In Japan you can buy Strawberry Cheetos!

08-10-2010, 02:58 AM
9/10, thaz crazy sauce

Sharks become paralyzed if tipped upside down.Orca whales have apparently figured this out. They kill sharks by pushing them up to the surface and then flipping them upside down by their tails! Then when the shark is upside down, the orca will eat it!

08-10-2010, 03:02 AM
7/10 delicious Orca meal...

The pistol shrimp uses it's claw to stun other creatures from a distance by using it as a sonic weapon. When snapping it's claw it creates a cavitation bubble that produces a sound as loud as 218 decibels. This bubble can also produce sonoluminescence which happens when the bubble collapses (ie. gives off light). When the bubble collapses it also produces temperatures of up to 4700 degrees Celsius.


Wikipedia article:


08-27-2010, 11:53 AM
8/10 O.O

Beavers have bright orange teeth.

08-28-2010, 08:26 PM
9/10 Schweetness.

William Shakespeare didn't know how to spell his last name properly.