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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER (the actual AP headline) Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her inlaws, and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up...
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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the support housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    In 1994 a convicted murderer was granted a retrial after it came to light that 4 of his jurors had used a Ouija board to consult the victim before rendering a verdict? Do you know...
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am outgoing to people whether you are a familiar or stranger peer in life. I can get along with just about anyone. I like to see the best in others. I value harmony in human...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 11

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    What are the different facts of music education for young children? Music education for young children is offered through different private classes and musical organizations or...
    differentfactsofmusic differentfactsofmusic 22-25, M Mar 19

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    trenta41 trenta41 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Simply because the cost of foundation repair is so expensive, maintaining a tally of your base is essential in issues which could crop up. Dry regions demand periodic watering of...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Here are 20 facts about me! I'm really boring, so 20 legit facts was hard to do XD 1. I'm biracial. My dad is African-American, my mom is Caucasian. 2. I don't get scared easily...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    We are wrecked by the wealthy. My pal convertihd owns this account. He got hurt by a teen on here. Hes throwing rocks now but will cry soon. He said where to look for...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    An proper illustration in the asked for useful resource could not be uncovered on this server. This error was created by Mod_Security.Advertisements. 22maya reserves the correct to...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    BBB encourages truth in advertising and marketing by getting in contact with advertisers whose statements conflict With all the BBB Code of Promotion. These claims come to our...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    We offer free of charge critiques on organizations that come with track record, licensing, shopper encounter and various information and facts like governmental actions that is...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    was really instructive about the procedure and what was likely to occur ahead of the crew arrived. They arrived at eight:30am and failed to end until The task was finish. We...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    You have found adverts for Website hosting most everywhere which you glimpse. The problem is, not most of these Internet hosting locations are lawful nor are they legit. How could...
    tangibleebb8701 tangibleebb8701 26-30, T Feb 28

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    1. Born in New Zealand 2. Currently living in Australia 3. I'm a Full-Time Teacher "Physical Education" 4. I've got screwed over by a bastard! 5. Name is Rickayla Beard 6. Rugby...
    RickaylaBeard RickaylaBeard 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    In parts recognized to acquire expansive clay or soil difficulties, having hydraulic piers mounted could be witnessed as an answer to a problem that every homeowner in the area...
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    interesting Human Body Facts - The largest cell in the human body is the female egg, and the smallest is the male *****. - A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball (a...
    PAL15 PAL15 26-30, M Mar 13

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    Why not make them 15 deep and interesting facts......ready.....GO!! 1. I am not artistic but I'm crafty. 2. I am probably one of the most passionate and most sincere people you'll...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We were coming home to Calgary, Alberta from our Vancouver holiday and driving through the mountains on the highway near Golden, BC in our little red 370Z when a SUV (looked like a...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 15

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    I know it's silly, but I think I did. It wasn't necessarily his looks, but it was the way he brought himself about. Do you ever just fall in love with the way somebody's eyes...
    spaacecadet spaacecadet 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    If there's another thing I do know, it's the online world. I have been on the internet for a few years and I've various websites. Every single website is hosted by; you guessed it...
    pasqualen06 pasqualen06 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 28

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