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I Know Alot of Strange Facts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It bothers me. I have been through a lot... I mean a lot. I am young. So, when I meet new people they would never assume any of the things I've been through and I don't just...
    let1the2wall3down4 let1the2wall3down4 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wear all kinds of styles of fashion, from punk to lolita and even boho chic, and I listen to all kinds of music like Instrumental, EDM, Dubstep, Classical, Rap, Ragae, Pop, etc...
    skitty25 skitty25 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Did you know betty boops voice actor and the person she was modeled after was black? The only reason she was portayed as she is was because of the time period in which blacks...
    JynxScream JynxScream 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All clownfish are born male, and will only change sex to become a dominant female (when they wise up and know who rules!)
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    If your words don´t meet your acts...I won´t believe you. Actual facts are the truth, wether you admit it or not. It´s easy to see if you make your facts match your...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i am 5'4,i speak repetitively about things  that bother  me,i have never abused narcotics,i find noses arousing, i have a great sense of humor & an even  better sense  of self...
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    - Choosing the right boat There’s around five hundred from which to choose, which include regular Turkish gulets to catamarans and Motor yachts.Yacht charter operators in...
    Andrew0369nbp8 Andrew0369nbp8 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To be able to have an excellent Blue Voyage, you'll be able to just engage in a weeklong Gulet tour that contains outings to internationally well known historic towns, harbors and...
    Andrew0369nbp8 Andrew0369nbp8 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm one of those people who prefers to stand behind some one I know and watch their interactions with others to determine what kind of person strangers are. And then I copy cat my...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I’ve always thought truth is not only stranger than fiction, but it’s a lot more interesting as well. Here are a few facts that I think are pretty interesting. 1. A portion...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    1) I wanna go into game design 2) I wanna lose weight badly 3) I don't exercise at all 4) Hollywood undead are my favourite band 5) I wanna play bass guitar 6) I know the lyrics to...
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    First we told each other everything, sat on a sunny beach sharing fish and chips and enjoying the waves. Now we are like strangers in the night, barely acknowledging each other as...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. I would ..but I'll stop at 10..just because l like to be different. 2. I can't think of anything that is interesting. 3. Read my stories...that'll give you plenty ideas. 4. You...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have had very strange dreams and out of body experience. And I need help understanding what's happening. I don't know of I'm an angel getting ready for battle or what. Please...
    Hartleyhaha Hartleyhaha 18-21, F a week ago

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    Last night was out with the boyfriend and had my very first groping from a stranger! Very fun, very hot and and want more from it...I'll explain if anyone wants to know!
    flashinggirl flashinggirl 26-30, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    Did you also know that every second a person is dying but for every person dead there are 3 new being born.
    mariner31 mariner31 22-25, M a week ago

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    Did you know that flatulence can leave the body at a speed of 10 feet per second.
    usedandabused73 usedandabused73 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It includes a greater price (and thus budget VPS providers can't offer you this) but we believe that it truly is a necessary expense to make certain complete customer care. In...
    delilahk91 delilahk91 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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    Did you know that a group of pandas is called an 'embarrassment'? How sad and strange.
    sims14fan sims14fan 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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