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Post your factoids here. Things you find interesting. Items that we may not know about.

  1. Internet Mapping Project: Map gallery

    http://research.lumeta.com/ches/map/gallery/index.html

    Started by Tombstone, 08-21-2004 09:21 AM
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    08-21-2004 11:48 AM Go to last post
  2. A Site for Banner Ad Freaks

    Tari Akpodiete has put together the mother of all banner ad galleries. For the last couple of years, she's been copying just about every one she's come across onto a website, and in the process has built what she believes is the largest collection of such ads in the world. This month, the...

    Started by CVX, 08-23-2004 09:25 AM
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    08-23-2004 11:53 AM Go to last post
  3. A sphere has two sides. However, there are one-sided surfaces.

    Möbius Strip A sphere has two sides. A bug can be trapped inside a spherical shape or crawl on its visible surface. A sheet of paper also has two sides. The first one-sided surface was discovered by A. F. Möbius ...

    Started by Tombstone, 08-26-2004 07:56 PM
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    08-27-2004 04:20 AM Go to last post
  4. Calendars

    Calendars In 1654, Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh, having worked through the genealogy of the Bible, announced that the time of creation was on Sunday, October 21st, 4004 B.C., at 9:00 in the morning. Ussher settled on the hour because it was a "civil" hour of the day and he figured God would...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-07-2004 06:05 PM
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  5. Weapons

    "Nothing is so exhilarating as to be shot at without results." - Sir Winston Churchill Iron-working was first used in the Near and Middle East around the end of the second millennium B.C. It allowed for several enhancements in weaponry and equipment. For example, the introduction of iron...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-07-2004 06:20 PM
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  6. International Talk Like A Pirate Day-09/19/04

    On September 19, people all around the world celebrated Talk Like A Pirate Day. http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

    Started by Warsai, 09-22-2004 05:16 PM
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    09-23-2004 02:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Post True Stories

    British pub landlords have revived an old Irish method of getting rid of drinkers at closing time this Christmas. Bar/pub bosses watched the reaction of customers to festive tunes and it was Cliff Richard singing his 1988 No 1 hit Mistletoe & Wine who cleared bars the fastest. In 1988 a publican...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 12-11-2004 01:27 PM
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  8. A couple of SPAM tidbits

    Brian S. McWilliams' (http://www.pc-radio.com/) upcoming book, Spam Kings: The Real Story Behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and %*@)# Enlargements (O'Reilly), says: More than 60 percent of all e-mail in the first half of 2004 was spam, while three years ago it comprised just...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-08-2004 09:38 PM
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    12-17-2004 05:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Did you know that evolution....

    Did you know that evolution is just plain adaptation. Things adapt, humans adapt, animals adapt. When will science learn. An elf who lives in the north pole can swim in frigid waters. A person who lives in florida would die. Santa Clause would retire in Greenland While Donald Trump would...

    Started by metalstorm, 12-27-2004 06:30 AM
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    12-28-2004 06:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Crime & Criminals

    Thanks to Snowys Silly Facts (http://www.geocities.com/snowyssillyfacts/crime1.html) 1. On average, 80 people shoot at the Goodyear blimp each year. 2. In Miami in August, Levon Howard lost a shoot-out with his roommate Edwin Heyliger. Howard broke into Heyliger's room, angry that someone...

    Started by Tombstone, 01-06-2005 04:53 PM
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  11. List of the Top 50 Restaurant Food Chains by Sales

    http://www.qsrmagazine.com/qsr50/2004/charts/top50.html

    Started by CVX, 08-26-2004 10:18 AM
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  12. Mercator Map of the World

    In the Mercator projection (c. 1569), Greenland, which has 0.8 million square miles, is shown as being equal to Africa, which has 11.6 million square miles. A great discussion of this can be found at: http://www.petersmap.com/ An excerpt: "The Mercator projection creates increasing...

    Started by Tombstone, 08-20-2004 10:52 AM
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    01-07-2005 03:44 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile Word Wise

    Hooverfly Keeps the garden clean

    Started by capt_buzzard, 08-27-2004 07:06 AM
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    01-09-2005 09:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Lighter Moments Facts

    Hello everyone, Below are some facts (which I gathered from various sources) that are as educating as they are entertaining. 1. During an average lifetime, a person breathes 500 million times and the heart beats about 3000 million times. 2. An average person eats 50 tonnes of...

    Started by polycarp, 01-10-2005 10:19 AM
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  15. Exclamation Is this our future?

    This will make you laugh, then make you nervous, then make you wonder, probably... http://www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf

    Started by BabyRider, 01-17-2005 01:11 PM
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    01-18-2005 06:57 AM Go to last post
  16. More about drinking.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2005/01/18/do1804.xml

    Started by Bill Sikes, 01-18-2005 08:23 AM
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    01-18-2005 05:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Why?

    Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat? Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why ...

    Started by wenutu, 01-28-2005 06:53 AM
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    01-28-2005 02:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Drive thru banking

    TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS: Our bank is very pleased to inform you that we are installing new "Drive-thru" cash point machines where our customers will be able to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. To enable our customers to make full use of these new facilities, we have conducted...

    Started by wenutu, 01-30-2005 01:42 PM
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    01-31-2005 04:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Top ten realities for 2005

    Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted. Number 9 - Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich! Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day;...

    Started by Erinna1112, 02-01-2005 07:25 AM
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    02-01-2005 01:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Election results listed by by IQ

    Just remember where I've posted this :D

    Started by persephone, 02-02-2005 03:27 AM
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    02-02-2005 04:17 AM Go to last post

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