Random information

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Enigma'07, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

    I don't know, that does seem to classify as random information.

    Some more random information, most of the people posting breasts online are men.
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  3. joemamaa Registered Senior Member

    1-you park in a drive way and drive on a parkway!

    2-when a alarm goes off its goes on
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  5. Entropy Registered Member

    apartments...are they apart, or together?
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  7. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

    - there are 5 different major versions of string theory.
    - during pregnancy, a woman's uterus can expand up to five hundred times its normal size.
    - a beaver can cut down two hundred trees in a year (more or less depending on the idividual).

    I find this one particularly interesting:
    - on average women say 7000 words per day. Men, just over 2000.
  8. Nuttyfish Guest

    - Red is the most commonly colored vehical involved in accidents each year.

    - Cows and horses sleep standing up.

    - If you get the recomended 8 hours of sleep each night you will sleep over 2,900 hours each year.

    - The average family will spend $250,000 on each child from the time he/she is born until he/she turns 18.

    - The oldest person to live was Jeanne Louise Calment, she lived for a whopping 122 years until she died of smoking related complications.

    - If you're like Jeanne Calment and live over 100, you are considered a Centurian.

    - There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.

    - There is no ice covering Iceland.

    - MacDonalds fries are made with beef flavoring.

    - The internet is NOT FREE, a group of companies actually own the internet.

    - Latin is a dead language.

    - Dolphins are the only other mamals besides humans that have sex for fun.

    - Dogs can't decifer size. Thats why little dogs are mean.

    - The swastika was origionaly a symbol of peace and honor and is still used by Buddhists today.

    - Bart Simpson's voice on the Simpsons is actually done by a woman, Nancy Cartwright.

    - Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.#

  9. Nuttyfish Guest

    The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60MPH.
    Twinkies have a shelf life of about 25 years.
    Raindrops aren't actually tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
    When the Titanic sunk there was 7,500 lbs. of ham on it
    A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
    American car horns beep in the tone of F.
    Playing cards in India are round.
    The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
    Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.
    The condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.
    Children grow faster in the springtime.
    The most collect calls are made on father's day.
    No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
    Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 was bigger than Mt Everest.
    The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches.
    Most gemstones contain several elements; except the diamond, it's all carbon.
    The smoke detector was invented in 1969.
    Barbie's measurements if she were life-size are: 39-29-33.
    More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
    One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
    You are born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult you only have 206.
    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
    The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.
    There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, and gum.
    If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one fifth of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
  10. Nuttyfish Guest

    In Chinese, the words 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
    The infinity character on the keyboard is called a 'lemniscate.'
    The pound sign is called a 'octothorp.'
    Before jets, jet lag was called boat lag.
    The words racecar and kayak are spelled same both ways.
    The word 'monosyllable' actually has five syllables in it.
    The saying 'once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month. The last two occurred in January & March 1999. The next one isn't until the end of 2001.
    The letter "I" is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
    There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
    'Naked' means to be unprotected. 'Nude' means unclothed.
    Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the times when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top, and the smaller, 'lower case' letters on bottom.
    Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.
    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
    The "You Are Here" arrow on maps is called an ideo locator.
    The word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
    In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.
    Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the U.S. states..
    The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.
    Typewriter, is the longest word that can be made using the letters in only one row of the keyboard.
    "Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil."
    The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means, "The King Is Dead."
    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the English language.
    The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
    Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."
    Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  11. Alpha «Visitor» Registered Senior Member

    And they're all parts of M-Theory.
    False: Bonobo apes have more sex than any mammal, I think. And yes, they do it for fun and just about everything else. Even to calm down apes that just had an argument.
    I doubt that.
    Not really true, though I won't bother going into why.
  12. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

    yeah, I was afraid M-theory would come back to haunt me. It reminds me of when I was first taught that light is both a wave and a particle, that concept still bothers me to this day.
  13. Alpha «Visitor» Registered Senior Member

    I think it's best to think of it as probability waves of where the particle/photon is.
  14. pilpaX amateur-science.com Registered Senior Member

    NorthAmerica ?
    South America ?

    and if America is consiered as 1 continent, then should be Eurasia to

  15. Starthane Xyzth returns occasionally... Valued Senior Member

    Some psychiatrists believe that children these days are subject to TOO much random information from a variety of sources. They can become shallow-minded, mercurial, lacking in attention span and develop learning deficits, because they are accustomed to being spoon-fed interesting snippets and do not wish to make an effort, especially with the nitty-gritty of a subject. Their overloaded brains begin to reject the important stuff.

    Just a theory, of course.
  16. vslayer Registered Senior Member

    what about oceania(continent)
  17. eddymrsci Beware of the dark side Registered Senior Member

    you can't sneeze with your eyes open?
  18. eddymrsci Beware of the dark side Registered Senior Member

    Clinton plays the tenor sax, and so do I.

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  19. vslayer Registered Senior Member

    the initial velosity of a sneeze is gale force 7
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member


    The lineage is finally revealed. Many people are at a loss for a response

    when someone says "You don't know Jack Schitt!" Read on and you'll be able to

    handle the situation intelligently. Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O.

    Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, a partner of

    Kneedeep & Schitt, Inc. Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply

    religious couple begat 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt,

    Bull Schitt, and the twins, Deap Schitt and Dip Schitt. Against her parents'

    wishes, Deap Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After 15

    years of marriage, Jack & Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married a Mr.

    Sherlock, and out of devotion to her children, decided to hyphenate her last

    name, and became Noe Schitt-Sherlock. Dip Schitt married a woman named Loda

    Dung, who became Loda Schitt. The couple produced a nervous son, Chicken

    Schitt. Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, inseperable thoughout childhood

    subsequently married the Happens brothers. The local newspaper announced the

    Schitt-Happens wedding, which was quite an event. The Schitt-Happens children

    were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour

    the world. He returned from his travels with his Italian bride, Piza Schitt.

    So, NOW if someone says "You don't know Jack Schitt", you can beg to differ.

    You not only know Jack Schitt, but the entire Schitt list!
  21. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

    Answers to my own trivia that I got insluted for instead of people simply answering the questions:

    "There is a German word describing a depressed view of the world. What is it?"
    (look up spelling later)

    "A man sometimes shows the symptoms of pregnancy when his wife is knocked up. What is it called?"
    Named after the doctor who discovered it.

    "A woman can psychologocailly make herself pregnant, Virgin Maries do exist. What is it called?"
    There's been cases of girls even before archmenses (first period) able to do this.

    "And who coined that abused term that circulates among psudos: Paradigm Shift?"
    Thomas Khun.

    Whoever said ducks have no echo, are wrong. Its been proven in a padded room with sensitive instruments that it does.


    Chimps, swallows, apes, dogs, birds- plenty of animals in the kingdom having sex for the pleasure.
  22. Starthane Xyzth returns occasionally... Valued Senior Member

    Venus is far hotter than Earth, with a surface at around 480 degrees Centigrade: yet there are lavas on Venus which must be COOLER than any on Earth, because they run in river-like channels for hundreds (even thousands) of kilometres before solidifying. It stands to reason that their melting point must be close to the ambient surface temp.

    They're probably very carbon rich, like molten limestone. Except there CAN'T be any actual limestone on Venus, because there are no oceans.
  23. Fenris Wolf Banned Banned

    Oceania is not a continent, Vslayer. It's an economic demarcation line.

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