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Old 05-11-2009, 03:55 PM
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Default stupid but fun facts...

I did not check this out to be true, but is interesting anyway


The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead....I'll wait...
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Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (So, watch your Ass)
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You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
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Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
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The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
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The King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.
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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.
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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you ?) (That women are going the 'right' direction...?)
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Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning ..
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Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
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The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.
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Walt Disney was afraid of mice!
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Pearls dissolve in vinegar.
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The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
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It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

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A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
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Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now !)
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And the best for last....
Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I know some people like that, don't YOU ?)

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Remember, knowledge is everything, so pass it on...and go move your toothbrush!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:24 AM
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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead....I'll wait...




That was recently on Mythbusters. They used a huge piece of paper and folded it 11 or twelve times.

Not sure about the rest of thelist but still interesting.



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Old 05-12-2009, 11:34 AM
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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead....I'll wait...




That was recently on Mythbusters. They used a huge piece of paper and folded it 11 or twelve times.

Not sure about the rest of the list but still interesting.

Didn't see the Mythbusters show, but did see a British show that featured a segment about this.

1st fold = the width of 2 pieces of paper.
2nd fold = the width of 4 pieces of paper.
3rd fold = the width of 8 pieces of paper.
4th fold = the width of 16 pieces of paper.
5th fold = the width of 32 pieces of paper.
6th fold = the width of 64 pieces of paper.
7th fold = the width of 128 pieces of paper. A ream of paper is 144 sheets.
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I've got oaks in my yard that produce acorns, the trees are about 9" in diameter. I'm pretty sure they are not 50 years old.
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They can start producing anywhere between 20 and 50 years old.

http://www.arcytech.org/java/population/facts_oaks.html
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A ream of paper is 500 sheets isn't it?
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