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Forum: Did You Know?

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

  1. New Office Theme Song

    Sorry, I can't seem to get it to work. I'll keep trying (phooey) :wah:

    Started by 911, 09-12-2006 11:50 AM
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  2. Interesting statistic

    5 out of every 4 people have trouble with fractions. :yh_glasse

    Started by Accountable, 01-26-2008 09:03 AM
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  3. Shortest measured span of time, etc.

    I thought I would pass on a few relatively unknown bits of knowledge. The shortest span of time ever measured was in 2003. It was the time from the light turning green, until the guy behind honked the horn. The thrid leading cause of blindness in the US is from eyestrain, seems that people...

    Started by acousticide, 01-18-2007 12:36 PM
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  4. Empathy quotient

    At what rate do you possess the capacity to empathize? Empathy Quotient (

    Started by Ahso!, 03-05-2010 09:26 AM
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  5. Systemizing Quotient

    This goes hand-in-hand with the empathy quotient. Research is leading us to understand that some are strongly empathetic (more females) and some are strongly systemizing (more males). Most of this research is being done at Cambridge University in the UK. It wasn't long ago I strongly opined that...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-08-2010 06:16 AM
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  6. I wanna know 2

    Why is the word abreviation such a long word ? Alan.

    Started by alan peacock, 09-03-2005 12:27 PM
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  7. this is not what you think it is

    or maybe it is. as someone who does not participate in FG nearly as much as he used to, perhaps y'all might read some deeper meaning into it. well, there's no deeper meaning, but there is a meta-meaning. and it won't have a meta-meaning if i explain what it is, or even what meta-meaning means....

    Started by anastrophe, 04-25-2006 03:24 PM
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  8. Lightbulb Now that's sharp.................

    Did you know there are more than 100 uses for vinegar. Here are some, do you know more?

    Started by Arena, 10-30-2013 05:12 AM
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  9. Thumbs down Wake up!.......

    Did you know, some people have an in-built alarm clock, allowing them to wake at a specific time. I am one of those people, Unfortunately, I read it is caused by a stress hormone!

    Started by Arena, 10-31-2013 03:16 AM
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  10. Lightbulb Life In The 1500's

    My mom sent this to me awhile back. I'm not sure if it should go here or under another topic. I thought it was pretty interesting. Some of you might have already seen it. I though it was worth posting anyways. The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water...

    Started by ashleydoom, 10-19-2007 03:20 PM
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  11. Strange Facts

    Strange Facts; Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating! Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult! Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find...

    Started by ashleydoom, 10-19-2007 03:38 PM
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    03-10-2008 03:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Is this our future?

    This will make you laugh, then make you nervous, then make you wonder, probably...

    Started by BabyRider, 01-17-2005 01:11 PM
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    01-18-2005 06:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Smile Absolutely useless trivia

    A rat can last longer without water than a camel 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle

    Started by Bez, 04-10-2006 01:54 PM
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  14. More about drinking.

    Started by Bill Sikes, 01-18-2005 08:23 AM
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  15. I can bet you.

    Did you know ..... That I can bet you you can't make a folder on your desktop and name it.... CON :sneaky:

    Started by binbag, 09-10-2010 06:05 AM
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  16. I never knew the Pope has.......

    ....... an astronomer. I'm not RC, never-the-less I was surprised to read the Pope has an astronomer. Actually it never crossed my mind he would consult one.'s Astronomer/mg20727684.800-popes-astronomer-science-helps-me-be-a-priest.html...

    Started by binbag, 08-26-2010 06:58 AM
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  17. Silly Quiz Question

    In 1954 they made a film about a train journey called London to Brighton in Four Minutes - I've just watched it on the box and it was magnificent. Anyone remember why?

    Started by Bryn Mawr, 09-30-2008 02:04 PM
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  18. Bulldawgz1003's Daily Factoid

    Hey everyone, It's time for the first of many of my daily factoids. Source: Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader FACTOID FOR 11-29-2005: Sing Along: There are 158 verse in the Greek national anthem.

    Started by bulldawgz1003, 11-28-2005 07:08 PM
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  19. 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
  20. 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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