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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Did you know the dinosaur sounds in Jurassic

    park are actually recorded turtle sex?
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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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...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Facts (from An 11 Year Old, Including Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis)

    OK, considering you saw the title, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the English language. (nooh-moh-no-ultra-micro-scohpic-sih-lih-coh-vol-cane-oh-cone-eeh-oh-sis) It is a lung disease caused by inhalation of fine silica dust. It might also be...
    MissGirlygirl MissGirlygirl 13-15 Jul 11, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I just had this terrifying dream where my friends and I were at this field near my house. We were looking around for something - I dunno what. But I keep hearing this beeping from...
    NoSpecialUsername NoSpecialUsername 18-21, T 30 mins ago

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    Miss peregrines home for peculiar children by ransom Riggs and johnathan strange & me norrell by Susanna Clarke
    Sparkles4Soul Sparkles4Soul 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    Pointless knowledge maybe, but fascinating!!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    My whole life has been anything but normal, I am going to share a few of the strangest most life changing times I have experienced throughout my life. When I was very young from...
    Signseverywhere Signseverywhere 36-40, M May 10

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    1. i wont share intimate facts with just anyone 2. i only share knowledge about me with those who earn it 3. i have secrets 4. i have a strong wall 5. my mind guards my heart 6. i...
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    10 facts? Okay. 1. I'm a twin 2. I was born on Valentines Day 3. I became a mother at age 17 4. I'm a college graduate 5. Channing Tatums mom is like a second mother to me (yes, I...
    ashleeloraine ashleeloraine 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Ok, did you know: in an early production of sir Arthur Conan doyal's "Sherlock Holmes" the actor portraying Sherlock actually shot up on coke live on stage? Yep.....may be taking...
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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    There we go again...This is my more detailed 25 facts, welcome back! 1. I am still a virgin. 2. I am not a tomboy, but neither am I very feminine. I'm just like, a girl that loves...
    iTetraZazicII iTetraZazicII 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Two weird facts about me -Some objects I see in pictures will sometimes move like a truck or a person --moving a bit I know weird AF When I see any stripes even on a shirt...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This account is for a fictional character, and I'm doing this as a creative exercise, so all facts are his, not mine. 1. I share a birthday with Jason Voorhees :) 2. I was born...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 26

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    Let me give this a try. Here goes. #Im a Dog lover. Obsessed with them. #Im very jealous #Very emotional #Im miserable #I always forgive people no matter how much they hurt me #I...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 1 Response Apr 29

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    laraineo01 laraineo01 26-30, T 1 Response May 12

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    Ten facts about me 1. I'm 18 2. I have short hair 3. I don't like my eyebrows 4. Lost is my favorite TV show 5. My girlfriend is Netflix 6. Black mirror is also a good...
    davviid davviid 18-21, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Things Random facts about Me. 1. I am on this site to post stories and chat. I would like to get more stories posted up. 2. I am seeking friends. I have what I am looking for in...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13

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    For no particular reason other than the fact i'm bored, but instead of me mentioning 10 random facts i figured i'd answer 10 questions about myself so shoot.
    DesireXra DesireXra 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I went to bed and laid thinking about my guardian. Who is it, what it looks like, what personality does it have, and so on. So I decided to try something I read on a website of EA...
    Abigail666 Abigail666 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Stranger (Part 1) Just got back from El Nido when the hotel attendant knocked on my room and the strangest thing just happen: Miss A: Mam, may naghahanap sayong foreigner Me...
    mcsmalacas mcsmalacas 26-30, F May 11

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    None of my friends or family are like me. I am so opposite from them but I confirm and hide my strangeness. Strangers know more about me than my friends and family. They know and...
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yesterday, another strange thing happened and I just don't know what to think of it. It is really bizarre. I haven't told anyone about these incidents because I am a rational...
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 29

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