Useless Info

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  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Active Member

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    Dont know if it is all true.
    Here is some useless but interesting, information.


    If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth.


    If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.


    To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers


    Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.


    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!


    People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport ..


    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.


    Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.


    Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.


    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!


    Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.


    The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.


    Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros ..


    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!


    Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .


    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .


    If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.


    Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.


    Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals


    Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.


    The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.


    Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

    Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450?F

    The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is >>> not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.


    Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

    The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man

    Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density


    The University of Alaska spans four time zones

    The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

    In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.


    Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.


    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    A comet's tail always points away from the sun

    The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent

    Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

    The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

    If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

    When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight


    In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

    Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

    Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams

    The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

    The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

    Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters

    Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

    Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down

    Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

    For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off

    The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

    And last but not least:

    In 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays, and 5 Mondays. This >>> apparently happens once every 823 years!

    This is called 'money bags'. So send this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days.

    Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of the year.
  2. gun runner

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    Thats very interesting, Thanks for this thread!
  3. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    right handed, but i chew on the left side
  4. Country101

    Country101 Active Member

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    same here.

    And who was the one that died and told them hearing was the last thing to go......?

    And the moon is moving away, despite the earth gaining mass from the star dust therefore increasing gravity...... Hmmmmm......


    :D
  5. bamajoey

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    Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

    Zero is also the only number that describes obama.
  6. 01brian

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    Nice List! Thanks
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Now that is truth. Also a zero has more then one quantity because it describes Hillary too. Oh, and Rosanne Barf. Stupid zero's!
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    if you go bald, does your IQ go down?
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    "Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs."

    does this mean they all have "WET" farts?

    "The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man"

    So who propagated bananas before man came alone and realized they were good to eat?
  10. gun runner

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    I was going to say the same thing. I actually chew my food on either side
  11. gun runner

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    also I want to say that gold is not the only metal that doesnt rust. Stainless steel doesnt rust either.
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    Heroin is diacetyl-morphine, a modified morphine. It does metabolize to morphine fairly quickly in the body.

    Prior to 1907 it was legally advertised and sold as a primary ingredient of many patent medicines by a number of companies in the US.
  13. cycloneman

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    stainless is man made

    ALuminum? Doesnt rust but might carrode. Lead doesn't rust that i know of
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  14. gun runner

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    Aluminum might corrode but of course I know it wont rust so yes gold isnt the only metal that wont "RUST". Whoever stated gold is the only metal that wont rust is wrong. Also steel only becomes stainless when made into it. I said stainless steel. Its only stainless steel once its made, so therefore stainless steel doesnt rust. Does that make sense?
  15. cycloneman

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    yea. I just didn't know where this person came from with this info. DId he mean all natural metals. I dont know just throwing things out there.
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    The "moneybags" statement regarding the 5 Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays is one of many internet "hoax's", it actually happens much more often than that.

    I'm ambidextrous, does that mean I'm supposed to chew with my front teeth???
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    I usually chew on my left side (right handed) but a dentist appt. is in order...so right side it'll be for now.

    (wonder if there is a left tooth dominance factor takin' place?)
  18. Alpo

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    Iron is the only metal that rusts. Rust is iron-oxide. Most metals corrode, but they do not rust.

    Stainless steel will rust. That's why the military refers to it as Cres, not Stainless. Corrosion-Resistant. It is harder to make it rust, but it will rust.

    A google is a one followed by 100 zeroes. Not a million, a hundred. And not just "any number" followed by a hundred zeroes. 1, followed by 100 zeroes.
  19. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    So, 16 trillion would be how many zero's?
  20. aa1911

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    the length from your wrist to the inside crook of your elbow is equal to the length of your foot.

    your nose is the same length as the first two segments of your index finger.....

    your shoe size is directly proportional to.... nevermind.... ha! ;)
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