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Posted 27 November 2005 - 05:42 PM

post your random facts here

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San Marino has 11 car parks in the whole country

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 05:46 PM

Alaska- It is illegal to look at a moose from a flying vehicle.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:47 PM

Upto 40% of the Japanese have Hypermetropia

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:00 PM

Zambian's have an extra vertebrae in their spine they also have harder tooth enamel than we do for biting through harder substances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:03 PM

Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.

Water at 70°C can freezer faster than water at 30°C.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:36 PM

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:24 PM

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!.


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:03 PM

Yeah, gold can be flattened to be just a few atoms thick if I remember correctly.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

bagpipes can fart (i've said this before)

i am cool

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 12:25 AM

If you stretched out all the blood vessels in your body they would go round the world... twice!

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:27 PM

Daddy Long Legs have the most poisonous venom known to man....only they don't have jaws so they can't bite!

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 05:06 PM

weird town names:

Blow Me Down, Newfoundland, Canada
f*cking, Austria
French Lick, Indiana, USA
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, USA
Holy Moses, Colorado, USA
Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA
Gun Barrel City, Texas, USA
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 05:12 PM

weird quotes:

"We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
- Decca Records Rejecting the Beatles, in 1962 (ooooh, how rong was he...)


"Weather forecast: precipitation in the morning, rain in the afternoon."
- Detroit Daily News


"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say."
- Bill Clinton, former U.S. President

"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada."
- Britney Spears, Pop Singer


"I wish men had boobs because I like the feel of them. It's so funny - when I record I sing with a hand over each of them, maybe it's a comfort thing."
- Baby Spice of the Spice Girls

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE(bred @ Nov 27 2005, 07:03 PM)
Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.

Water at 70°C can freezer faster than water at 30°C.

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Thanks a lot for this comment my boyfriend is a Zambian and i hope he lives to be older than 40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Paul @ Nov 29 2005, 05:12 PM)
weird quotes:

"We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
- Decca Records Rejecting the Beatles, in 1962 (ooooh, how rong was he...)


"Weather forecast: precipitation in the morning, rain in the afternoon."
- Detroit Daily News

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QUOTE(oban high maths teacher)
Im not going to accept any apologies for this, im sorry


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I thought that was classic!

Edited by nathanm, 30 November 2005 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE(Paul @ Nov 29 2005, 05:06 PM)
weird town names:

Blow Me Down, Newfoundland, Canada
f*cking, Austria
French Lick, Indiana, USA
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, USA
Holy Moses, Colorado, USA
Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA
Gun Barrel City, Texas, USA
Crackpot, England

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you could also have Hell, France and Cool, California, Usa
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:40 PM

Apparently "F*cking", Austria has had a lot of problems with foreigners stealing their "F*cking" signs.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 12:45 PM

Out of over 22,000 British students who achieved AAA at A-Level in 2002 and entered higher education, only 37 were black.

For every young black Caribbean male at university in Britain, there are two in prison.


Permanent snow and ice covers around 21 million square kilometres of the Earth's surface.

A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tonnes of snow, and carries the energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs.


A Big Mac costs $0.69 in Qatar, $3.44 in Britain, and $6.67 in Iceland (on average, at the exchange rate to US dollars).
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:59 PM

The top line of the keyboard is qwertyuiop because the man who originally made typewriters wanted to make it look easy to learn how to type so he put all the letters of typewriter in the top row.
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EDIT: oh and you can drop a cat out a window from the first floor or below or from the seventh floor or up inbetween it won't survive.





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