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

  1. Lightbulb *useless information goes here*

    at 0505 this morning the correct date and time was ~~~05 05 05 05 05 ~~~~:yh_bigsmi

    Started by lady cop, 05-05-2005 12:52 PM
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  2. 35 Facts you were happy not knowing

    35 Facts you were perfectly happy not knowing 1. Rubberbands last longer when refrigerated. 2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. 3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. 4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. 5. The shark is the only...

    Started by Marie5656, 06-11-2006 07:00 PM
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  3. 50 technological advances your children will laugh at

    I saw this in The Telegraph today and thought it might raise a smile among some of our members. 50 technological advances your children will laugh at - Telegraph (

    Started by OpenMind, 10-22-2009 12:42 PM
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  4. 6 billion!

    The US Census Bureau reported that the 6 billionth person was born at 1.24am on Sunday 18 July 1999. Every second 5 people are born and 2 people die, a net gain of 3 people. In fact, out of the 40 poorest and hungriest nations on earth, 36 actually export food to richer countries.

    Started by rachard1583, 06-17-2010 03:58 AM
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  5. 8th Grade Final Exam - 1895

    8th Grade Final Exam - 1895 Remember when our grandparents, great-grandparents, and such stated that they only had an 8th-grade education? Well, check this out! Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 Salina, KS, USA. It was...

    Started by Marie5656, 06-26-2006 04:39 PM
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    06-26-2006 10:51 PM Go to last post
  6. A colorful riddle

    There are seven parts to this riddle, Each is part of a greater whole. You see most of these, Everyday as you please: First is what I did to a book yesterday, Second mixes with apples. Third is a shout, then "ouch" you say, Fourth shares the sound of mean. Fifth is what the wind had done,

    Started by Marie5656, 07-13-2006 11:22 AM
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    07-13-2006 11:34 AM Go to last post
  7. A couple of SPAM tidbits

    Brian S. McWilliams' ( 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A whole lot of Trivia

    The Most Interesting and Unusual Facts on the Net "Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command. "Almost" is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the...

    Started by Marie5656, 06-21-2006 05:37 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean??

    Are You a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean? A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a...

    Started by Marie5656, 05-30-2006 12:30 PM
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  13. bees and wasps

    im told its the female of the species that does the stinging?

    Started by scott, 04-13-2006 02:05 PM
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  14. Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge Device

    Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade - named: B.O.O.K.. B.O.O.K. is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use, even a child can operate it. Compact and...

    Started by Marie5656, 05-24-2006 04:20 PM
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    05-24-2006 06:13 PM Go to last post
  15. Brain teaser

    Which is the only word in the English language to be comprised of two letters, each used three times? scroll down for answer{ / / / / / /

    Started by Marie5656, 08-21-2006 06:08 PM
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Cowboy boots!

    COWBOY BOOTS If you've ever dressed a child you will love it. Did you hear about the Texas Teacher who was helping one of her Kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and the teacher could see why. Even with her pulling

    Started by Dizz, 09-25-2005 11:34 AM
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    09-25-2005 11:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Creator of Ramen Noodles dies at 96 Yes..the guy who created the instant ramen noodles has died. I ate a package of them today in his memory. :( Here is the website of the company he founded.

    Started by Marie5656, 01-10-2007 09:49 PM
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    01-11-2007 09:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Crime & Criminals

    Thanks to Snowys Silly Facts ( 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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