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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hampus Andersson, Jun 18, 2013.

    • A Blue whale´s heart is so big a small child could swim through the veins.
    • If you dug a hole to the center of the earth and dropped an object, it would take 45 minutes until it hits the "ground".
    • There are more bacterial cells in your body then actual body cells.
    • A compressed spring weighs more then a relaxed one.
    • We know more about the surface on the moon then the bottom of the ocean.
    • There are more atoms in a glass of water then there are glasses of water in all the oceans on earth.
    • The great pyramid of Giza was built around 2560BC, Cleopatra lived around 69-30BC. First moonlanding was in 1969 which means Cleopatra lived closer to the moonlanding then she did to the building of the Great Pyramid in Giza.
     
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  6. Roy Magnes

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    In norway it is worse, we have it in plural with "Fatskontroll" ;)
     
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    Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in
    1846.

    John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in
    1946.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

    John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.


    Both were particularly concerned with civil
    rights.

    Both wives lost a child while living in the White
    House.

    Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

    Both Presidents were shot in the head.


    Now it gets really weird.


    Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

    Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.


    Both were assassinated by Southerners.

    Both were succeeded by Southerners named
    Johnson.


    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was
    born in 1808.

    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was
    born in 1908.


    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln,
    was born in 1839.

    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,
    was born in 1939.

    Both assassins were known by their three names.

    Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

    Now hang on to your seat.

    Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

    Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made
    by "Ford."

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before
    their trials.

    And here's the "kicker":

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in
    Monroe, Maryland.

    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with
    Marilyn Monroe.

    AND...................:

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin
    ran to a warehouse...

    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the
    assassin ran to a theater...
     
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  12. There's this fascinating book called the Book of Useless Information. There's some pretty good stuff in here :p

    • Four thousand people are injured by teapots every year.
    • Alaska has ore outhouses that any other U.S. state
    • Mos toilets flush in e-flat
    • Neckties were first worn in Croatia
    • There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than Canadians in Canada
    • The Ramses condom brand is named after the Pharaoh Ramses II who fathered 160 children
     
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    Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for work when the first A-bomb hit, made it home to Nagasaki for the second, and lived to be 93.

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  15. Did you know, cruise control in Danish is fartpilot
     
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    Good old Liechtenstein.
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  18. H34d5h07

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    "UY Scuti" is currently the leading candidate for being the largest known star by SIZE..
    If placed at the center of (our) Solar System, the photosphere would engulf the orbit of Jupiter, although the radius is not known for certain and may be larger than the orbit of Saturn.
    The largest known star for it's MASS is called "R136a1."
    "VY Canis Majoris" used to be the largest known star (size) and if you would travel around it in a air plane, going around 960 km/h, it would take a around 1100 years.

    The longest living, most resilient species known to science, is called "Tardigrade."
    They can live for hundreds of years without water and in the vacuum of space.

    Ants have what is known as a Hive mind, where the entire collective of the colony produces one mind. Each member of the colony has only a few functions and may only ever perform one. When studying ants scientists have found that the way the entire colony comes to decisions is much like the way the ape mind does. Ants are also much like humans in the way they decide where to live, weighing pro's and cons, and even dismissing locations all together. Once a location is found and scouted another ant will come along, and if it comes to the same conclusion of the location being suitable it is likely to be their new home. However should they find that no food source is nearby or that there is a dead 'previous tenant' they will dismiss the location all together.

    Ants also communicate through the use of pheromones. Scouts will leave trails which workers will follow. The trails can be marked as good when food has been found, and bad if there is danger found. Though this can result in some odd phenomenons if something goes awry, such as a sick ant leaving a circular trail and then dying without marking it as bad. This can produce a constant flow of ants moving in a large never ending path. Sometimes these paths can be miles long.

    If a black hole the size of a quarter were to form inside the earth, the earth would be consumed. However because of the high gravity caused by the black hole the amount of time we would perceive this to take would be quite long. This is due to principles relating to the curvature of space time