Trivia

bogie
#31
The name Jeep came from the military abbreviation GP, short for the army's General Purpose Vehicle
 
peapod
#32
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone
 
bogie
#33
Not trivia, but, Peapod - your avatar has changed .... a shot off the island?

Beaver Cleaver's locker number was 9
 
undergradNITZ
#34
no war has been fought where both countries had a Mcdonalds
 
Prometheus
#35
lol @undergradNITZ. You keep fighting the good fight against corporate clowns my friend, and you will always have my respect
 
peapod
#36
Yes bogie, a couple of transits, males that travel alone, sometimes in pairs. outcasts from pods. Its the most crueliest and beautiful scene to watch them hunt a seal down. Only saw it once but it was stunning.
 
undergradNITZ
#37
my friend said something about this so i did some research...If you have any electronic device that contains microchips, you may own some chip graffiti, the smallest form of public art.
For many years, chip designers have placed tiny, embossed drawings in unused spots on integrated circuit chips. The drawings are made out of the same silicon and other materials that form the circuits. The art is dying out because most chip designs these days are created by automatic software, but many devices still contain older chips that hold the drawings.
There is great variety among the designs, which include human figures, animals, buildings, vehicles, appliances, comic strip characters, and cultural icons like "Mr. T," the "happy face" and Pac Man.

and something i know:

The only word in the English language with all five vowels in reverse order is "sUbcOntInEntAl."
 
peapod
#38
undergradnitz, you are a interesting little rugrat Tell me something about yourself, do you fish?


The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards
 
undergradNITZ
#39
yes..yes i do...

In some areas, Japanese police officers are required to hold at least a Shodan (black belt) in Aikido
 
bogie
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards

Odd that you should mention this one, as we just watched "The Whole 10 Yards" (sequel to The Whole 9 Yards) on DVD the other night. I was wondering where the term "The Whole 9 Yards" came from! Now I know!

The expression "hat trick" comes from cricket, where at one time, if a player scored three consecutive wickets, he was awarded a hat.
 
Prometheus
#41
And on the subject of hats

The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland was a symbolic character for the hat makers in towns of the late 1800's. The large felt hats of the day had supports made out of lead. The lead caused an organic form of psychosis (brain damage) to develop in the hat makers causing them to be declared crazy.
 
peapod
#42
undergradnitz,
What kind of answer is that? You live in Ontario. You got good fishing there, in the north anyway. I spent alot of summers in Blind River at my grandmothers, on lake huron. I know some good fishing holes there. Where have you fished? I like the fight the walleye and pike give you back there.


The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosy is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosy..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")

Posies that odd, last movie I watched was Greenfingers a most excellent gardening movie, very funny...Seperendipty?
 
peapod
#43
undergradnitz,
What kind of answer is that? You live in Ontario. You got good fishing there, in the north anyway. I spent alot of summers in Blind River at my grandmothers, on lake huron. I know some good fishing holes there. Where have you fished? I like the fight the walleye and pike give you back there.


The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosy is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosy..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")

Posies that odd, last movie I watched was Greenfingers a most excellent gardening movie, very funny...Seperendipty?
 
bogie
#44
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.


The world's longest street is in Canada. Toronto's Yonge Street runs 1,190 miles.
 
peapod
#45
What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

All invented by women

Guess that why I knew how to mess with my brothers wipers
 
bogie
#46
According to studies, the smell of pumpkin pie is the most arousing to women, followed by lavender, cucumbers, baby powder and Good & Plenty candy.

Gonna get baking some pumpkin pies!
 
peapod
#47
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.


There might be something to that bogie I love pumpkin, I could eat a whole pie in one sitting. I grow lavender....can't remember tho the last time any of it aroused me
 
bogie
#48
Leonardo da Vinci invented the car jack before cars were invented.

Betcha he didn't call it a "car" jack!
 
peapod
#49
For the "wrong handed" people...Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people! That means DEATH to Lefties

I am left handed in everything I do
 
bogie
#50
Most experts agree Jack the Ripper was left-handed.

Maybe he just killed Right Handed people!
 
bogie
#51
Ummm .... everyone must getting ready for "back to school" ....

So ... gonna bump this one up with a post


The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument
 
undergradNITZ
#52
to peapod: i fish up north..i go with my friend to his cottage and i cant remember the place's name...anywho

A snail can sleep for three years

and because im bored here's another...

Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live. That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life
 
bogie
#53
In Lehigh, Nebraska, it's against the law to sell donut holes.
 
peapod
#54
Hey bogie you got a new avatar by the way here is something strange after you mentioned the crossroad book thing in one of your postings. Someone I knew was reading a book at starbucks, asked what it was and they started telling me how they got the book...it was a crossroad thing...how strange is that?


Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States

Viagrara probally has made this fact untrue now
 
bogie
#55
My wife, maggiemuffet, started doing the Bookcrossing thing after our son told her about it. Now she is the #1 BookCrosser in our area - and becoming fanatical about it! Everytime we go out she has to release another book, somewhere. She is an avid reader (usually a book a day), so has quite a stockpile.

People who eat popcorn at the movies are three times more likely to cry in the movies than those who don't eat popcorn.
 
undergradNITZ
#56
i was watching a show and they were saying some fruits spark in the microwave...so i was like i got some grapes...and i did it!

Grapes spark when you put them in a microwave!!

its soooo cool!
 
peapod
#57
Undergradnitz,
You should putting an egg in the microwave, my nephew and I use to it alot

Fact:
A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not
 
undergradNITZ
#58
im gona do that some time...and i mostly tape up 3 cherrybombs and poke a hole in the egg and then make it a bit bigger so it can fit and light...KABLAMMO! egg everywhere...lol i still got like 400 more cherrybombs left hehe...

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; A group of geese in the air is a skein
 
peapod
#59
now you are rocking undergrandnitz, cherry bombs uh. Try this one out.

Drop three lit matches into a glass bottle that has a narrow neck (an old-style 600 mL milk bottle works well). Quickly put a peeled, hard-boiled egg on the mouth of the bottle. What happens? Why?

What seperates "60 minutes" on cbs from every other TV show?

no theme song.
 
bogie
#60
About 10,000 containers fall off cargo ships each year.

10,000! Holy Tip-A-Container Batman! You gotta wonder about the IQ level of those who secure them to the ships. Bungee Cords maybe?
 

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