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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:15 PM

Oh i have another two:

Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
There is enough carbon in the human body to make the lead for 9000 pencils.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:38 PM

Male pandas can only sustain an erection for 10 seconds apparently

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

Glad I'm not a panda then.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:43 PM

96.3% of the Bahamian Population is Christian

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:16 AM

In 1970 94% of 10-11 year olds went to school unaccompanied.
In 2005 44% of 11-16 year olds went to school unaccompanied.

Source: National Travel Survey 2006
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:14 PM

Parents are getting too overprotective nowdays!

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:55 PM

Depends what the survey defines as unaccompanied.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:16 PM

Yes, I assume a large part of the increase will be due to more children being driven to school. So there is perhaps a laziness factor but I think parental fears have increased too.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:48 PM

Barbers have a red and white pole outside their premises due to tradition. In the Early Modern period most people were illiterate and trades had to have signs which pictorially explained their function - e.g. a green dragon was a sign of hospitality so pubs and taverns had a sign with a green dragon on it outside. Barbers were also surgeons and the red and white striped pole was originally the bloody leg of an animal, wrapped in a bandage.

Also, in the Early Modern Period a peasant wearing a feather in his hat around town could be whipped or taken to the stocks for breaking the bounds of his social status.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:40 PM

Oh I knew that actually! I cant remember where I heard it from though.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:40 PM

The dye of red Smarties is made from Cochineal insect, therefore making it neither kosher or vegetarian.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:38 PM

The Pu`u `O`o-Kupaianaha eruption of Kilauea, now in its twenty-third year and 55th eruptive episode, ranks as the most voluminous outpouring of lava on the volcano's east rift zone in the past five centuries. By January 2005, 2.7 km3 of lava had covered 117 km2 and added 230 hectares to Kilauea's southern shore. In the process, lava flows destroyed 189 structures and resurfaced 14 km of highway with as much as 35 m of lava.
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