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Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:52 pm
by Berkley Babes
A computer makes a decision in a nano-second, which is a billionth of second and falls below the level of human perception. The human mind cannot conceive of how fast this is.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:51 pm
by MagsJ
To be superstitious is a sin, in the Catholic church.

Religions always call other religions, superstitious.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:58 pm
by Meno_
MagsJ wrote:To be superstitious is a sin, in the Catholic church.

Religions always call other religions, superstitious.


Talking of the catholic church, in the dark ages, there was no discernment between good or bad witches and warlocks, they were indiscriminately burned at the stake.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:42 pm
by promethean75

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:18 pm
by Gloominary
The Udmurts, a Finno-Ugric people of Russia have the highest % of redheads of any people in the world, even higher than the Irish.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bv-iSS7IcAAxicT.jpg

https://russianpickle.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/udmurt_people_red.jpg

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f80f8d10355aa5b0bba5515d5c4cf8c6

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:54 pm
by Gloominary

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:25 pm
by MagsJ
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Wikipedia:
“The name Udmurt comes from *odo-mort 'meadow people,' where the first part represents the Permic root *od(o) 'meadow, glade, turf, greenery', and the second part murt means 'person' (cf. Komi mort, Mari mari), probably an early borrowing from an Iranian language (such as Scythian): *mertä or *martiya 'person, man' (cf. Persian mard), which is thought to have been borrowed from the Indo-Aryan term *maryá- 'man', literally 'mortal, one who is bound to die' (< PIE *mer- 'to die'), compare Old Indic márya ‘young warrior’ and Old Indic marut ‘chariot warrior’, both connected specifically with horses and chariots.[6] This is supported by a document dated 1557, in which the Udmurts are referred to as lugovye lyudi 'meadow people', alongside the traditional Russian name otyaki.[7]”

Very nice National Costume and headdress they have..

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:53 pm
by Fixed Cross
Jay Z appreciates the Trump presidency.


Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:39 pm
by MagsJ
80% of the gold mined in Columbia, is illegally mined.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:38 am
by Mr Reasonable
The DJIA is flat over Trump's presidency.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:56 am
by Fixed Cross
Hospitalized coronavirus patients given hydroxychloroquine were 50 percent less likely to die of the brutal infection than those who did not receive the drug in a Henry Ford Health System study of 2,541 people.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:09 pm
by promethean75
In the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case, Judge Jones totally pwned Behe and the theory of irreducible complexity.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:56 pm
by promethean75
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Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:27 am
by Ecmandu
There are lots of ‘extra’ states of matter that people don’t know about. One is plasma!

But check out this shit! Superfluidity!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfluidity

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:52 pm
by Pinocchio
- Squirrels may pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.

- Termites chew through wood faster when they hear rock music due to the vibrations it.

- Sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they don't drift apart

- Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

- A cat was the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years

- Up to about 1 billion birds die from window strikes in the U.S. each year

- Some ants make themselves explode when attacked

- Sharks don't have bones.

- Scorpions glow under ultraviolet lighting.

- The fingerprints of koalas are so indistinguishable from humans that they have been confused at crime scenes.

- Antartica has ATM machines

- The Peacock Mantis Shrimp can throw a punch at 50mph

- The inventor of the Pringles can is buried in one.

- Spider webs were used as bandages in ancient times.

- It takes about 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:24 am
by Pinocchio
- The Carpuccino is a car that was fueled by coffee. It could drive 210 miles on a full tank.

- A woman lost her wedding ring and found it 16 years later growing on a carrot in her garden.

- In Japan, there is a fire alarm for the deaf. It emits a wasabi mist to awake anyone nearby.

- Orangutans like to eat soap.

- London has so many trees, it can be classified as a forest.

- eBay started off as a site that gave information about ebola.

- KFC used to sell candles that smelled like fried chicken.

- Neanderthals made toys for their children.

- A man tried to blow up the Eiffel Tower because its light kept him up at night.

- The first thing ever written on the Internet was “lo.” It was supposed to say “login” but the computer crashed after the first two letters.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 am
by Pinocchio
- Someone on eBay bought a Cheeto for $99,900 because it looked like Harambe the gorilla.

- If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.

- A Coca-Cola employee can get fired for drinking Pepsi on the job.

- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

- Drinking a quart of soy sauce in one gulp can leave you in a coma.

- Sumo wrestlers are not allowed to drive.

- Cats rarely meow to other cats.

- In 1985, a bear ate over 75lbs of cocaine and then died of an overdose. He is known as Pablo EskoBear.

- The woolly mammoth was around when the pyramids were being built.

- Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:05 pm
by Pinocchio
- If you have 23 people in a room, there's a 50% probability that at least two of them share a birthday.

- Cheese is the world's most stolen food item.

- Nintendo was founded in 1889 and it started off as a card company.

- McDonald's chicken nuggets are always 1 of 4 different shapes. Ball, Bone, Bell, or Boot

- Dead people can get goosebumps.

- 'No melon, no lemon' spelt backwards is 'No melon, no lemon.'

- The weight of all the electrons in motion that make up the internet at any one moment is equivalent to 50 grams, which is the same weight as a large strawberry.

- J.R.R. Tolkien and Hitler fought against one another in the Battle of Somme during WWI.


- Thomas Edison's last breath is in a tube, in Detroit's Henry Ford museum.

- Alaska is the only state that can be typed using one row on a keyboard.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:06 pm
by Pinocchio
- There are more planes in the sea than there are boats in the sky.

- More Monopoly money is printed than real money.

- Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, died at the age of 64. The exact number of squares on a chessboard.

- The total amount of time that World of Warcraft has been played around the world is over 6 million years.

- More people drown in the desert than die of thirst.

- Blind people don't see blackness, they see nothing.

- More people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.

- For every person living, there are about 15 people who are dead.

- On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

- The longest word in the English language takes 3 and a half hour to pronounce and contains 189,819 letters.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:42 am
by MagsJ
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Nice facts Pinocchio.. though some would be considered fallacious, due to lack of empirical and/or scientific evidence and data. They do make for good jokes though. =D> interesting name.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:09 pm
by MagsJ
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..when people say “we haven’t had much of a Summer” ..even though it was hot for months.

Re: weird facts

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:17 pm
by phoneutria
it's 39C here today so count your blessings y'all

(that's 102F in yank)