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Post by Nucky on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:13 am

A worker bee makes about 1/12 of a tablespoon of honey over its entire lifespan. A typical worker bee lives roughly 3 months, so a 12-oz jar of honey takes roughly 72 bee-years to make.

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Post by Nucky on Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:28 am

Alice Cooper used to babysit Keanu Reeves.

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Post by Nucky on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:11 am

The movie "Back to the Future" was almost titled "Spaceman from Pluto". It is a reference to the scene where Marty scares his father into asking Lorraine out by claiming to be Darth Vader (the original script had him from Pluto rather than Vulcan.) The title change came at the request of Universal executive Sidney Sheinberg, who believed that the word "future" shouldn't be in a movie title. Spielberg laughed it off, assuming that Sheinberg was joking. (He wasn't.)

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Post by Nucky on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:11 am

The specific calendar layout for 2012 hasn't been used since 1984, and won't be used again until 2040.

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Post by Nucky on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:01 am

It is estimated that the internet is currently at least 500 exabytes (and growing all the time, of course.) To put this much data on 5 1/4" floppies you would need five stacks of disks, each long enough to reach Pluto.

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Post by Nucky on Sat May 12, 2012 4:51 pm

Pluto has been mentioned 3 times in the last 4 posts in this thread. Suspect

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Post by Woofie on Sun May 20, 2012 9:42 pm

Pluto, Lol. That guys not even a planet Razz.

So you are the facts guy around here? Im gona have to find a different job on this forum. Like your list thou... be aware I am going to try an debunk at least one of them Razz.


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Post by Nucky on Sun May 20, 2012 10:25 pm

haha debunk away, and please do add some of your own facts! Very Happy

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Post by unicorn13 on Mon May 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake lived together when they were young boys...
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Post by unicorn13 on Mon May 21, 2012 4:15 pm

Cats cannot taste sweet things...

I learnt this after letting my cat eat a strawberries n cream gummy sweet that fell on the floor - had to google it just in case it wasn't safe for him, turns it it's ok and he didn't get sick Smile
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Post by unicorn13 on Mon May 21, 2012 4:17 pm

There is actually a job here in Switzerland (and probably elsewhere) called the Money Doctor. Their job is to repair money that is damaged and put it back into circulation.

The job of the Money Doctor is so important and risky that those who are Money Doctors have to remain anonymous. I wonder what they tell people they do?!
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Post by Nucky on Wed May 23, 2012 11:45 pm

First-cousin marriage is perfectly legal in 23 US states.

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Post by tezorian on Thu May 24, 2012 6:51 am

Nucky wrote:First-cousin marriage is perfectly legal in 23 US states.

Wish i had known. I've got a few very cute cousins Smile

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Post by Nucky on Sat May 26, 2012 7:52 pm

Bestiality is legal in 16 states.

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Post by Nucky on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:47 am

Geraldine Doyle, aka Rosie the Riveter, quit after just two weeks on the job, despite being revered in America as a heroic icon of wartime (WWII) productiveness of women in factories at home.

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Post by Riana on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:45 am

Interesting facts Smile

First-cousin marriages are legal in Belgium too apparently lol
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Post by Nucky on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:15 am

A mayoral election in Ecuador was won by a foot powder.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/footpowder.asp

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Post by Nucky on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:31 am

There are no laws against driving with an open alcoholic container in 6 US States, as long as you're not over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

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Post by Nucky on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48 am

This is just sad.

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Post by Nucky on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:40 am

A BMW M3 is now 400 lbs heavier than an M5 was 20 years ago.

If cars continue to increase in weight at the rate they have been over the past 2 decades, the smallest compact will weigh as much as a Hummer H2 by the end of the century.

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Post by Nucky on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 am

Psycho was the first film to show a toilet flushing.

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Post by Nucky on Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:32 am

Cognitive functions and the periodic elements:

Fi = the only function for which there is no corresponding element
Fe = Iron
Ti = Titanium
Te = Tellurium
Ni = Nickel
Ne = Neon
Si = Silicon
Se = Selenium

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Post by Nucky on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:41 am

The peel is the most nutrient-rich part of the banana.

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Post by Nucky on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:43 am

The Christmas song "Do You Hear What I Hear?" was written in response to the Cuban missile crisis.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Just read a nice National Geographic article that reminded us that only 10% of the cells in our body are our own (the rest is bacteria), and that we're taking in a huge, heaping scoop of the stuff with every single breath. Laughing

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Post by Nucky on Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:27 am

‎2013 will be the first year not to contain a repeated digit since 1987.

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Post by Nucky on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:30 pm

Because of the catacombs, Paris has 3 times as many dead people as alive.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:39 pm

The oldest woman who ever lived was a smoker for nearly all of her adult life.

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Post by Nucky on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:32 pm

The cat in the grumpy cat meme is a girl.

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Post by Nucky on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:41 am

The voice of Mickey Mouse and the voice of Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

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