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I Know Alot of Strange Facts

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    Killer of Elephants!

    Thomas Edison was the first person to execute an elephant in public using electricity. He'd hoped by pumping 6,600 volts of alternating current through the poor creature that he could convince the public that his DC system was safer than AC.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    A Bunch of Strange Facts

    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"! The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet! The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches! The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins...
    kylie01tyke06 kylie01tyke06 18-21, F 1 Response May 17, 2008

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    Many

    Strange realities are very intriguing, and I like to follow them, research them, discover things. When I do it is cataloged in a part of my memory that is easily accessible. I like to relate things to one another, and strange facts are magnetic to each other.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 2, 2011

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    National Anthem

    It's not really strange, but the British National Anthem is the only national anthem that doesn't mention the country. God save our gracious Queen,Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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    I Should Have Married a Barnacle

    A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size. A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. A flush toilet...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Did you know that running running ruins your

    joints? Did you know that if you want to loose weight, you'd put more on if you eat less then go back to a normal eating routine. Did you that doing yoga makes you blow off? Did you know that the Indian weight loss routine (do stretches in a really high temperature, with...
    IMAVAMPIRE IMAVAMPIRE 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    More and More!!

    James Bond is half-Swiss. According to Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice, Bond was the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, both of whom died in a climbing accident. Average number of Americans killed annually by vending machines falling...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 30, 2007

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    Are These Strange?

    Here's a few icky things that strike me as strange, but may be common knowledge (though that doesn't make them any less strange, lol). I've heard or read somewhere something about the ancient Mongolians (I think) draining blood from their horses in small amounts, so as not...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    How Did They Weigh the Earth???

    The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons! The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches! The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year! The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons! The electric chair was invented by a dentist...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    A Snake With a Difference

    The anaconda gives birth to its young underwater. There may be up to 40 young ones. You think twins can be hard! It's not all bad for the mother anaconda though, the young are totally independent from birth and make their way to the surface for air then swim on their merry way.
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 2 Responses May 5, 2008

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    2 More - With One That'll Make Us Brits Proud of Our Weather!!

    Anyone who's British, or been here in the past week will cheer at this next fact from me: Britain is the windiest country in Europe - This weeks weather proves it too!! 65% of British schoolchildren cannot name a single composer ( John Williams, Mozart, Beethoven etc etc) and...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    Open Your Windows - Save the Birds!

    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half! Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints! One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen! Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Watermelons

    To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe. Watermelons are more than 90% water. That's the secret behind the name! In ancient times travelers used watermelons as a replacement for water. Watermelons are found in...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Chicken Or the Egg? Now We Know :)

    A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length. A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon. A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Spinning

    The Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of 66,700 mph (107,320 kph).
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 8, 2008

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    Something About Mice.

    Did you know mice like paprika? I noticed the twist lid on my paprika was open, so I closed it. The next day it was open again. Someone was stealing my paprika! It had to be the mouse that's been hanging around. I confirmed this by sprinkling some on a mouse trap. Sure enough...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 3 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Pirates

    Most supposed pirate terms are pure fiction. Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1883) first introduced the black spot, the pirate map ( with X marks the spot)  and buried treasure. Even walking the plank seems to have been a myth: the only recorded case happened...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 19, 2008

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    A Bunch of Strange Facts

    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"! The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet! The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches! The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins...
    kylie01tyke06 kylie01tyke06 18-21, F 1 Response May 17, 2008

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    Tea Cosy and Cat

    There is a 1 in 20 billion chance of death by tea cosy Plus, should you ever feel the need to throw your cat out of a building it is best to do it from the 7th floor and it probably won't die. Experiments were done from different levels and it was found that the higher up to the...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 20 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    I Challenge You to Count to a Trillion

    Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow! Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand! Cat urine glows under a black-light! Dogs and cats, like humans, are...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    Some More..........

    A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night! A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation! A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth! A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 12 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    A Few

    Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, uses every letter in the alphabet. Average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches. A 15 letter word that can be spelled...
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    GILLETTE RESIDENT IS ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING HIS COMPUTER PASSAIC TWP. -- A Gillette man was arrested at his home last Thursday night after he fired eight bullets at his home...
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    Since so many people have told me I'm 'mysterious' and 'difficult to figure out', I decided to go ahead and get some basic and maybe a few strange facts about me out of the way. So...
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    I know useless facts about the human body (mostly skin conditions) I have always wanted to be in dermetology but didn't work out so now i just educate myself about it I actually...
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    Last night I had a dream that felt good when I was having it but now I am awake I find it disturbing. I was with a crowd of people (in my mind, I seemed to associate them with...
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    I'm a self centered, stubborn ***. To the people who wrong me. But to strangers I have no beef with, and to friends, I am the most selfless, loving, caring person they know...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Heyy, Soo.. I just wanted to tell you some facts about myself 😊 My name's Candie, I'm 17 from Georgia 😋 I plan on becoming an actress and a singer ☺️ I love Teen Wolf...
    CandieDiCaprio CandieDiCaprio 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Some of the very interesting or funny facts about animals Squirrels kiss to identify each other......What a fantastic way to identify your partner. :) A giraffe can lick inside...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M Apr 10

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    I have different types of strange dreams. Some of them are just strange because of how irrational they are, but others have come true or are reoccurring dreams/nightmares. About a...
    MyDearDiary MyDearDiary 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When you're strange Faces...
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    I was out walking along the main road when I saw a man pushing a heavy trolley around. It was filled with his goods.What you would have seen at Steptoe & Son's yard. (google for...
    KittenInGlasgow KittenInGlasgow 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Don't talk to strangers Cause they're only there to do you harm.... Don't write in starlight 'Cause the words may come out real.... Don't hide in doorways You may find the key that...
    LuvButtz LuvButtz 36-40, M Apr 9

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    I think there nothing nicer than to smile at a total stranger. It makes me feel good know I might have made someone feel better with a smile. One day when I was out this stranger...
    Aquamarine74 Aquamarine74 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The most beautiful knowledge to have is the knowledge of not knowing. There are things in this world I can't possibly know of, let alone comprehend. The truth is, most of us don...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 Mar 25

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    One should never have to prove their heart before they prove their sanity. A fickle friend indeed, this madness. A fire alight in the depths of my soul. Spurned from the deepest...
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Mar 29

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    I was about 21.Being so innocent, Not knowing that there are g..ys or men who are interested in others, I was so shocked by what happened. we were in a bus, a big man sitting...
    mrsherif mrsherif 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    First, I have to say that I don't believe in ghosts, I am curious about the paranormal and have had strange experiences in the past, but nothing like what happened to me a few days...
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    It's kinda funny, but really embarrassing. I just got a new phone and the numbers were one off. So I end up texting a complete stranger this: Roses are red, violets are blue, your...
    DeadZombiePerson DeadZombiePerson 13-15, F Mar 31

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    When you work with the general public like I do in a supermarket, you see a lot of strange people. Some are so damn strange the hair on the back of your neck stands up. Every nerve...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    1. I have quite a fit body as my parents only let me eat healthy stuff and make me run every morning and evening 2. I like being controlled and have/had virtual masters that i...
    as7728 as7728 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    When you're strange. No one removers your name. When you're strange faces come out of the rain. When you're strange. When you're strange. When you're. Straaaaaaange
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm consistently judge because of my attitude and skin color. I'm literally the nicest person who can understand you, that you'd ever meet. To the ones that say I'm black, you're...
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M Mar 26

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    • I'm the baby of my family, the only one not married with kids out of my siblings • I am only "5'3 • Art is my passion but I can't get myself to go to school for it • I...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 29

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouWONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION: CREATION IN SIX DAYS“Your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Mar 29

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    1) I am a difficult person to get to know 2) I like the color black. Even though it isn't a color 3) I am probably partially bi polar 4) I try my best to be nice to everyone 5...
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    NEW YORK (AP) — From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Fleming said he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    1. I love God, but wish I made more time for him. 2. I fear what will become of me. 3. I love, love. 4. I'm a very happy person on the outside. 5. I look like I'm 12 but will be...
    BehappyToday BehappyToday 16-17, F Apr 9

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    If you laugh for 24hrs, you get a six pack😱 Now wether you laugh for 24hrs straight or laugh for an hour 24 times.... I dont know✌
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    1. I love God 2. I love to help people in need 3. I sing weirdly and sing fake opera 4. Whenever I go to another country I hide my american accent with a fake spanish one, It gets...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. This should have been my "I Am a New Member..." post.2. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia.3. I moved to California for college.4. I finished undergrad in New Jersey.5. I...
    thisaintlove thisaintlove 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You know what's weird, but also VERY cruel? I heard that if you give a bird alkaseltzer or however you spell it, that it will blow up in midair😢
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm happily married and I recently visited my husband in Dubai. I was so happy spending my days with him and everything between us was fine until I met this stranger in the plane...
    Gypsyinlove Gypsyinlove 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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