Trivia

undergradNITZ
#151
The Milky Way galaxy contains 5 billion stars larger than our sun.
 
bogie
#152
Ian Fleming based James Bond on Dr. John Dee, the first British secret agent.
 
undergradNITZ
#153
It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a tootsie pop.
 
bogie
#154
Tom Jones recorded the James Bond Thunderball theme, and fainted after singing the sustained high note at the song's climax.
 
undergradNITZ
#155
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
 
bogie
#156
Bruce Lee was the 1958 Cha-Cha champ of Hong Kong.


Cha-Cha-Cha!
 
undergradNITZ
#157
Your brain is 80% water.
 
bogie
#158
Quote: Originally Posted by undergradNITZ

Your brain is 80% water.

That's what the noise is!

Rice has five times more DNA than human beings.

Whoa, that's heavy stuff!
 
undergradNITZ
#159
In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.
 
bogie
#160
Quote: Originally Posted by undergradNITZ

In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

How do you determine an "ugly" potato?
Lesson: men should not hang around potato fields!

The kittens in a cat's litter can each have a different father.

Boy, talk about a paternity-suit problem!
 
bogie
#161
The largest known kidney stone weighed three pounds.

Ouch! Been there, but no 3 lbs !!
 
bogie
#162
In Knoxville, Tennessee, it's against the law to lasso a fish.
 
bogie
#163
Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour.

Ballroom dancing burns even more - and I can vouch for that!
 
Andem
#164
When traveling in Jordan, the host may ask a visitor to stay for dinner. It is customary to refuse twice before accepting. Refuse seconds of any dish offered unless the host insists a couple of times, and even then accept only with a slight air of reluctance.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#165
Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
 
bogie
#166
North American electric razors hum in the key of B flat. Razors in England, however, buzz in the key of G.
 
FireJED
#167
Until 1965, driving in Sweden was done on the left-hand side of the road. The conversion was done on a weekday at 5:00 p.m. This was supposed to prevent people from waking up in the morning and forgetting which side of the road to drive on.
 
FireJED
#168
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
 
FireJED
#169
King George I of England could not speak English; he was born and raised in Germany. He let his ministers run the country to get around this problem.
 
Prometheus
#170
Quote:

FireJED Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:42 am Post subject: RE: Trivia

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If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

I just find that one awesome :P
 
undergradNITZ
#171
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
 
bogie
#172
The pilgrims took apart the Mayflower and used the wood to build a barn.
 
bogie
#173
The average person will grow 590 miles of hair during their lifetime.
 
fubbleskag
#174
great thread.

a woodpecker's tongue is 12-14 inches in length, of which only half comes out of the beak - the rest wraps around the skull from the bottom and ties into the skull behind the beak, doubling as a shock absorber
 
bogie
#175
Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4,000 years.
 
bogie
#176
A mule won't sink in quicksand, but a donkey will.
 
Diamond Sun
#177
99% of our solar system's mass is concentrated in the Sun.
 
bogie
#178
All of the following have been sold in vending machines: emu jerky, poached eggs, holy water, beetles and live shrimp.
 
Andem
#179
Blueberry jelly beans were created especially for former president Regan.
 

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