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Real life facts.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    A strawberry is not an actual berry but a banana is.

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      myeffortsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A soft drink can takes about 60 years to re-cycle itself....smile

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Okay that's just weird. The strawberry and banana thing. REALLY?!!!

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      tsmogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Strawberries are really odd, just stating facts. Seems the seeds are on the outside and not on the inside. They have a funny name for strawberries and I don't want to be censored so shhhhhhhhhh . . . pseudofruit. Some say they are just unreal.

      They tend to share stories of shortcake and ice cream to elaborate on just how unreal they are. Strawberries reputation dances from a children's line of toys, books, and PC Games all the way to thoughts of erotica and how the came to be in mythology with the goddess Aphrodite. What a story that is. There are even articles on the internet saying the actual passion fruit of the bible is the strawberry.

      Those articles absolutely deny the other five mentioned as being the original. Secrets and stuff like that are some tales told. Between the banana and the strawberry is a toss up with history as to which was first and then comes along the kiwi saying "How about me?" Talk about passion between fruits there is a story there for sure.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There is a museum of strawberries in Belgium.

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      myeffortsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      An Ant can carry 35 times its own weight.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The human brain takes up 2% of human body weight but uses 20% of its energy.

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      BahamasFinderposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Strawberries are part of the rose family! The fleshy part, is from the part of the plant's that  ovaries, and each seed on the out side of the fleshy part is really the ovaries of the flower with a seed inside it!

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    It costs the U.S. government 2.5 cents to produce a quarter.

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      HollieTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I actually can't think of any off hand that would make people think "really, I didn't know that" It's official, I'm stupid ;(

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol... It's not like Im pulling these off the top of my head.
        I just like interesting facts. Ill post some more.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    All scorpions glow.

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      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As do I.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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      ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Is it true that if you shine a black light on a scorpion it'll go nuts and sting itself?

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      how about sagitarios?  wink just kidding wink

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I love useless facts!!
    Speaking of cans...
    The first beer to be packaged in a can was produced by the Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey in 1935.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yea!

      Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

      This one doesn't surprise me.

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        HollieTposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Owls have three eyelids. I have no idea why because I can't remember.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I knew you was smart.

          Antarctica holds 90% of the world's fresh water.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Comics legend Stan Lee's real last name is "Lieber."

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.

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      agvulpesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly 30,000 times? Now I just wonder who counted them and how many times did they get to, say 20,000 and have to start all over.
      Just wondering that's all  wink smile

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I wondered the same thing.

        Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air

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          puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          in a pyful mood...so air also will keep the doctor away?

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    One of Jenna "Dharma and Greg" Elfman's first acting jobs was in the music video for Anthrax's "Black Lodge."

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    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    Four (4) is the only number that has the same number of letters as its value.  At least in English.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ans 'to' does not?

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The Will Smith/Martin Lawrence action film "Bad Boys" (1995) was originally envisioned as a vehicle for Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Before settling on the band name "Metallica," other names that the band considered were "Leather Nun" and "Thunderf*ck"

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Try getting your mom to let you go to Thunder*&^%

      Borborygmi is the noise that your stomach makes when you are hungry.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Camels have three eyelids.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and a big water storage that can supply for many days in a wild desert...

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    A chameleon shoots out its tongue to catch prey at speeds faster than a fighter jet.

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      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was working at Universal Studios the day Jayne Mansfield died in an automobile accident that decapitated her.  I also typed the first letters to potential financial supporters of Ronald Reagan's run for the presidency.  Each was told, not asked, to donate either $5,000 or $10,000 a year for the next two years.  Everybody did it because the letters came from the President of Universal Studios, a man with immense power!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Holy cow... that's interesting.
        I didn't know she was decapitated. Ugh.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Gene Simmons of KISS was born in Israel and emigrated to the US at age 6. His birth name is Chaim Witz, which was "Americanized" to Gene Klein when he arrived in New York. He took the "Simmons" stage name as a tribute to 50s rockabilly singer "Jumpin'" Gene Simmons.

    ...yeah, I'm a KISS geek. Can you tell?

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      tsmogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Toss the hat, dance a jig, maybe meow once or twice and then I will consider for a moment and maybe I will tell a tale. Geek I am sure of. I go with evidence base proof of that.

      I saw a wheel or two flying last night in the horizon just after dawn and a name appeared in the lights. Fat Freddy is a KISS fan. Next I offered a saucer of milk to the strays out in the back garden amongst the ghostly red fushia and yarrow growing offering a comfort bed for night time.

      I like the ducat count for you FFC! Nice . . . I'm going back to my hive since some say I am a pest said with a giggle + giggle = add oops and what do you have? Discovery channel . . .

      tim

      p.s. good to see you FatFreddysCat

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and the swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, a Christian (I think Luheran)  had to leave her country to be able to follow and marry Roberto Rosellini. She was born of Aug-29-and died on also Aug-29, and she was one of the four best actresses of all times in the USA...

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Fish cough.

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      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Fish Cough" would be a fabulous name for a band.

      ...okay, that's probably more of an "opinion" than a "fact" ... but it's true!!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Are you a Dave Barry fan?

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          FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Is it that obvious? Damn. big_smile

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Me too. Ive read all his books. Did you ever see the sitcom he had? It was cute.


            Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Oregon has more ghost towns than any other US city.

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    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago

    Right handed people on average live nine years longer than lefties

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    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8173950_f248.jpg

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now the tortuous *and Steve are dead. Eerie.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        haha, look how I spelled tortoise.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Rob Zombie's real last name is "Cummings."

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Shrimp can only swim backward.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and crabs can only walk backwards

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    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    The Roman emperor Vespasian invented the pay toilet to help deal with a budget crunch. To his detractors, he said, "Pecunia non olet," money doesn't smell. The Gauls (French) got the last laugh; their public urinals are often called vespasiennes.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good one.


      The most sensitive parts of the body are the mouth and the fingertips.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and the...stiiiink; I visited the South of France and had to use one of those in a beautiful; park ...but could not use it!

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    When Michael Jackson guest-voiced a character on "The Simpsons" in 1991 (as a character in a mental institution who thought he was Michael Jackson) he was credited under the alias "John Jay Smith." Though fans always suspected it was really Jackson's voice, it wasn't confirmed till years later.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhhhh! I never knew that! So interesting. Thanks.



      The first TV remote control, introduced in 1950, was called Lazy Bones.

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    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago

    http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedimages/Topics/Issues/Science_and_Bioethics/Public%20Opinion%201%20revised.gif

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      good for...science wink and hence for ATM.. just kidding

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    ... and it was such an affable thread.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      it 'can' go on and on
      can is a dog in Spain but  being able in English  and also a container wink can a can contain itself and not being a dog?

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Real names of the Ramones:

    Joey Ramone = Jeffrey Hyman

    Dee Dee Ramone = Douglas Colvin

    Johnny Ramone = John Cummings

    Tommy Ramone = Tommy Erdelyi

    C.J. Ramone - Christopher Joseph Ward

    Marky Ramone - Marc Bell

    Richie Ramone - Richard Reinhardt

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    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Fact:  Jimmy Hoffa is REALLY dead.

    Fact:  Someone, (dead or alive), knows what happened to him...and his body.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Oooh, this has morphed into a conspiracy theory thread... sort of. Cool.

    The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and Sheherazade was a Persian Queen that by story-telling saved her head over one thousand nights each with a different story to a King a biy un-royal or perhaps, unreal (real in Spain indicates that of royalty, and that of reality, and also is one of the oldest coin names in all southamerica

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    In Africa alone, people spend 40 million hours a year walking for water.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The original movie poster for "Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan" showed the well known "I (Heart) NY" logo being slashed in half by Jason Voorhees. Paramount Pictures had to withdraw the poster after the City of New York's tourism board threatened a law suit for abusing their copyrighted logo in such a manner.

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    BahamasFinderposted 4 years ago

    Pineapple does not grow on trees!

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Beavers were once the size of bears.

    (That's just odd.)

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I love your exclamation points. lol... You find facts as interesting as I do. smile

    It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.

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      puellaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      and less to think about what to say, yet some troubled people like to speak based on their thoughts

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    The original name of Nashville, Tennessee (my home town) was Big Salt Lick.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    No word in the English language rhymes with month.

 
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