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Delakandak
16-09-07, 15:34
I Came accross this and i want to share with you guys..:hug:

-It is impossible to lick your elbow.
-the word"queue" is the omly word in the English Language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed
-Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
-You cannot kill yourself by holding your breath.
-There is a city called Rome in every Continent.
-Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
-women blink nearly twice as much as men.
-Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and had only ONE testicle.
-Months that begin on a sunday will always have a "friday the 13th":yik:
-Coca cola would be green if colouring weren't added.
-Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
-It is Impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
-The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.
-slugs have four noses.
-Owls are the only birds that can see the color "blue"
-An ostrch's eye is bigger than its brain.
-Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
You too can contribute to the useless facts....:D

mizuno_suisei
16-09-07, 15:39
LAWL. I actually did try to lick my elbow.

PARANOIA
16-09-07, 15:41
I successfully licked my elbow. :)

Larson_1988
16-09-07, 15:41
Quite interesting. :D

Bustus
16-09-07, 15:42
I successfully licked my elbow. :)

Ditto.

My guessing is that whoever wrote this *knew* you can lick your elbow, but did it to be able to write that last one also. :p

jackali
16-09-07, 15:42
I can lick my elbow too... although it does require a little... bending here and there. Dislocationg your arm helps too.

MrBear
16-09-07, 15:42
I successfully licked my elbow. :)

ALIEN! :p

I can't remember the exact figure, but 1 or 2 or 3 people die each year by having a candy machine fall over them :D I know, death is tragic, but that's just an amusing thought.... bad way to go! :p

PARANOIA
16-09-07, 15:44
ALIEN! :p

I can't remember the exact figure, but 1 or 2 or 3 people die each year by having a candy machine fall over them :D I know, death is tragic, but that's just an amusing thought.... bad way to go! :p

That could just be an average.

The world could go for 10 straight years without somebody getting crushed by a candy machine, and then one year, there's a freak circus accident, e.g. an earthquake, and ten people get crushed by a candy machine in the same day, hence 1 per year.

jackali
16-09-07, 15:45
In England you are more likely to die from getting hit with a meteorite than you are to die from getting struck by lightning.

PARANOIA
16-09-07, 15:47
In England you are more likely to die from getting hit with a meteorite than you are to die from getting struck by lightning.

Exactly.

MrBear
16-09-07, 15:48
That could just be an average.

The world could go for 10 straight years without somebody getting crushed by a candy machine, and then one year, there's a freak circus accident, e.g. an earthquake, and ten people get crushed by a candy machine in the same day, hence 1 per year.

oh yeah, I forgot to say it was an average number, but it doesn't really change the 'funny' fact :)

In England you are more likely to die from getting hit with a meteorite than you are to die from getting struck by lightning.

oh, how nice! if I had to choose, I would definately rather die by the hands of a meteorite ;)

Serval Boy
16-09-07, 16:01
At least four of those facts are wrong, which would lead anyone with critical thinking skills to doubt the authenticity of the list entirely.

-Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Gaia.

-It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Many have demonstrated that it is indeed possible.

-slugs have four noses.
No they don't.

-Owls are the only birds that can see the color "blue"
Not only can all birds see blue, but birds can see colors that people can not.

tombraiderluka
16-09-07, 16:02
Lol about Hitler :yik:

MrBear
16-09-07, 16:05
At least four of those facts are wrong, which would lead anyone with critical thinking skills to doubt the authenticity of the list entirely.

-Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
Gaia.

-It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Many have demonstrated that it is indeed possible.

-slugs have four noses.
No they don't.

-Owls are the only birds that can see the color "blue"
Not only can all birds see blue, but birds can see colors that people can not.

Hmm.... oh well, it was a fun read.. and d'oh, why didn't I think about Gaea... nice catch (edit: or whatever phrase is legal in that context...) :)

Voni
16-09-07, 16:07
I can lick my elbow too... although it does require a little... bending here and there. Dislocationg your arm helps too.

I can't lick my elbow but my boyfriend can, because he can dislocate his shoulder.

Why would you want to lick your elbow anyway?

jackali
16-09-07, 16:20
Why would you want to lick your elbow anyway?

To prove a point? I have no idea why else.

Anyway, another random fact:

The current odds of winning the UK "Lotto" are 1 in 13,983,816.

RockSteady101
16-09-07, 16:28
Random Facts' a Mundo!

-A Flash Of Lightnings' Temperature Can Reach 28,000 Degrees

-The Parchute Was Invented 100 Years Before The Aeroplane

-All Of The Clocks In The Movie 'Pulp Fiction' Are Set At 4.00pm

-A Snail Can Sleep for Three Years

-The Galaxy Is So Large It Would Take 100,000 Years To Fully Cross It

-The Average Pencil Draws A 35 Mile Line And/Or Writes 50,000 English Words

-The First Stethoscope Invented, From 1816, Was A Roll Of Paper

-Tigers Have Striped Skin, Not Just Striped Fur

-The Largest Diamond Ever Found Was 3,106 Carats

-The Amazon Rainforest Produces Half Of The Worlds Total Oxygen

-The The Moon And The Pacific Ocean Share The Same Volume

-The Only Word In English With All 5 Vowels In Reverse Order Is 'Subcontinental'

-The Kiwi Birds Lays The Largest Known Eggs In Proportion To The Mothers Body Size

-The Average Human Body Contains Enough Iron To Produce Three, Inch Long Nails

-Bananas Do Not Grow On Trees, But On Rhizomes

-A Coffee Seed Takes 5 Years To Produce Consumable Fruit

-You Can Only See A Rainbow With Your Back To The Sun

-The Bark Of A Redwood Tree Is Fireproof, Fires In Redwood Forests Occur Inside The Tree

-A Normal Randrop Falls At About 7MPH

-The Skeleton Of A Human Continues To Grow To Age 35, Then It Begins Shrinkage

-Human Males And Male Monkeys Share Male Pattern Baldness

-February 1865 Is The Only Recorded Month Never To Have A Full Moon Occur

-A Hardboiled Egg Will Spin, An Uncooked Or Softboiled Egg Will Not

-At Birth, A Panda Is Smaller Than A Mouse

-Starfish Do Not Have Brains

-Currency In Paper/Bill/Note Form First Came Around In China

-Humans Are The Only Animals That Can Blush

-The Average Person Has Over 1,460 Dreams Per Year

-Only 5% Of The Ocean Floor Has Been Mapped In As Much Detail As The Surface Of Mars

-The Greek National Anthem Has 158 Verses

-A Hippo Can Open It's Mouth Wider Than 4 Feet

-One Glass Jar Can Conserve Enough Energy To Run A TV For 3 Hours

-A Red Blood Cell Circles The Whole Body In Less Than 20 Seconds

-A Baby Robin Eats Over 14 Feet Of Earthworms...Every Day

-Ancient Egyptians Slept On Stone Pillows

-A Giant Japanese Carb Can Be As Large As 12 Feet Across

-Carrots Were First Grown As A Medicine, Not A Food

-A Day On Planet Mercury Is Twice As Long As It's Year

-Clouds Fly Higher During Daytime Than Nightime

-A Crocodiles' Sex Is Determined By The Temperature Of The Nest And The Depth That The Eggs
Are Buried

-The Three Winter Months In The Southern Hemisphere Are June, July And August

-'Typewriter' Is The Longest Word That Can Be Made Using All The Letters On One Row Of A
Common Computer/PC Keyboards' Keys

-You Can Tell The Sex Of A Horse By How Many Teeth It Has, Males Have 36 And Females Have
40

-Time Slows Down Near A Black-Hole, Inside It Stops C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E-L-Y

-The World's First Underground Train System Was The London Underground In 1863

-Your Stomach Has To Produce A New Layer Of Mucus Every Two Weeks Otherwise It'll Digest
Itself

-Because Of Earths' Rotations, An Object Can Be Thrown Further If Thrown West

That Enough For Ya's? :D

Cord_Croft
16-09-07, 16:35
*Reads the Adolf one*

Rember your a womball :D


I knew some of them anyway, but still good!

just croft
16-09-07, 17:44
these are so old that my email is full of them'spam!

vespertea
16-09-07, 17:53
I tried licking my elbow.

And failed miserably. :(

Anajrob
16-09-07, 18:25
-You cannot kill yourself by holding your breath.


I knew this already ;) - biology classes :p

MrBear
16-09-07, 18:54
^^ what if you can? :eek: and the only few people to have accomplished this were believed to have been strangled and therefore are listed as unsolved crimes? we'll perhaps never know :pi: (edit: yes, my humour is occasionally weird...)

RockSteady101, that's a nice list :p but some of them are questionable or lack information... e.g. the one about the galaxy, 100.000 years to explore it? at what speed would that be, I wonder.... some distances are provided as millions of light years, so you'd have to be PDQ!

Serval Boy
17-09-07, 01:51
[Warning, stupid joke ahead. If you are not Serval Boy you will not find it funny. Warning]

Sure you can kill yourself by holding your breath. You could hit your temple on the corner of a coffee table on your way down :D

Earthcane
17-09-07, 02:10
Useless facts-

There are only two species on Earth that have sex for pleasure-
humans and dolphins.

Did you know that Eskimos put their food in freezers to keep them from freezing over?

There is no such thing as an anti-ageing cream.

Every day, 21 newborn babies will be given to the wrong parents.

1 cigarette takes away 5 minutes of a persons life.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

23% of the time, a pizza will arrive faster than an ambulance in the U.K.

More people die from a champagne cork popping than from poison spiders.

ivannnnn
17-09-07, 02:13
-Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and had only ONE testicle.

Ugh :pi: :p

Flying over Mecca ex. planes who is a non-believer will be vanished at a glance

vespertea
17-09-07, 02:17
There are only two species on Earth that have sex for pleasure-
humans and dolphins.

I thought lions got it on quite often. You know, for kicks. But maybe I'm wrong. :confused:

ivannnnn
17-09-07, 02:19
There are only two species on Earth that have sex for pleasure-
humans and dolphins.

Entire mammals have sex for pleasure,not only dolphins or humans

vespertea
17-09-07, 02:25
Entire mammals have sex for pleasure,not only dolphins or humans

Thought it sounded a bit fishy. Where's the source on that, Earthcane?

bloodstormaoa
17-09-07, 02:27
Useless facts-

There are only two species on Earth that have sex for pleasure-
humans and dolphins.

What????

I never knew that :o

*Calls girlfriend* "Honey, y'know what I found out.....It's not just for making babies..."



1 cigarette takes away 5 minutes of a persons life.

Oh god! You mean in the last 2 years I've taken 926 hours of my life?

:(

Gee, I should stop!

vespertea
17-09-07, 02:43
Oh god! You mean in the last 2 years I've taken 926 hours of my life?

:(

Gee, I should stop!

1 year = 8,766 hours

Don't worry, Blood, you've only hacked off 8% of a year! You've still got 92% left to burn with cigarette ash. :tmb:

bloodstormaoa
17-09-07, 03:09
1 year = 8,766 hours

Don't worry, Blood, you've only hacked off 8% of a year! You've still got 92% left to burn with cigarette ash. :tmb:


Oh thank god! I was getting so worried....I began flushing my cigs :p

Little-Lara
17-09-07, 03:56
I read from TRF:

A human eats average of 8 spiders while sleeping!

:eek:

xMiSsCrOfTx
17-09-07, 04:00
[Warning, stupid joke ahead. If you are not Serval Boy you will not find it funny. Warning]

Sure you can kill yourself by holding your breath. You could hit your temple on the corner of a coffee table on your way down :D

Here's another useless fact: that made me giggle :vlol:

Earthcane
17-09-07, 04:05
1 year = 8,766 hours

Don't worry, Blood, you've only hacked off 8% of a year! You've still got 92% left to burn with cigarette ash. :tmb:
Sorri, mite hav got that wrong! Ever heard of an album called Lazyboy?

http://i17.************/4z4mhb5.jpg

Heres the Lyrics:


Lazy Boy - Facts Of Life Lyrics
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
the bare facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
These are the facts of the life that we live
This is who we are
Bare facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is who we are, are, are, are, are...
so help me god

Did you know, that 1 out of 4 Americans has appeared on tv?
Did you know, 61% of all hits on the internet are on sex-sites?
Every day 21 newborn babies will be given to the wrong parents
The average person swallows 8 spiders in a year
Cannabis is the most widely abused drug in the world
The average person laughs 13 times a day
Elvis was originally blonde
The average age of first intercourse is 15.3 years old
The average erect ***** is 5.2" long - and 4.2" circumcised
Eskimoes use refrigerators to keep food from freezing
41% of all people take people with curly hair less seriously
20% of all females have had at least 1 homosexuall experience
Did you know, that there is no such thing as an anti-wrinkle-creme?

This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
- the bare facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
These are the facts of the life that we live
This is who we are
Bare facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is who we are, are, are, are, are...

22% of the time, a pizza will arrive faster then an ambulance in Great Britian
96% of all women have at one time in their life faked an orgasm
3 people die every year, testing if a 9 volt battery works on their tongue
The 'Guiness Book Of Records' holds the record
for being the most stolen book in the public libraries
Butterflies taste with their feet
5% of the population is gay
The worlds best known word is 'okay',
the second most well-known word is 'Coca-Cola'
The giraffe can clean its ears with its tongue
Charles Chaplin once won 3rd place in a
'Charles Chaplin look-a-like contest'
In 1995 a japanese trawler sank because a
Russian cargo plane dropped a living cow from 30,000 feet
Only one book has been printed in more copies than the bible:
the IKEA-catalogue

This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
- the bare facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
These are the facts of the life that we live
This is who we are
The facts of the life we live
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is who we are...

1 cigarette takes away five minutes of a person's life
In 1950 we were 3 billion people on the earth.
today we are 6 billion people.
(time is ticking, ticking, yeah...)
'Donald Duck' was banned in Finland, because he doesn't wear pants
74% of all nudist-females are nudists, because their husbands are nudists
More people die from a champagne cork popping, than from poison spiders
21% of all traffic accidents happen because the driver falls asleep
Did you know that originally a Danish guy invented the burglar alarm.
unfortunately it got stolen.

This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is what it is
Yeah, yeah...
This is who we are
Bare facts of the live we live
This is who we are, this is what we do
This is who we are, this is what we do

so help me God



Well, i dunno how true this stuff is, but they say its general "trivia" so the facts must be out thre sumwher. Either im reeeeeeeeely gullible, or we're all just to educated to believe in the unknown.

It did make you think twice about lighting up again, tho ;)

vespertea
17-09-07, 04:27
Sorri, mite hav got that wrong! Ever heard of an album called Lazyboy?

http://i17.************/4z4mhb5.jpg

Heres the Lyrics:

. . . . .


Well, i dunno how true this stuff is, but they say its general "trivia" so the facts must be out thre sumwher. Either im reeeeeeeeely gullible, or we're all just to educated to believe in the unknown.

It did make you think twice about lighting up again, tho ;)

Whoa, tl;dr. But I'll take your word for it! I'm not a math major, so I'm liable for mistake. :p (I'll read all those lyrics tomorrow when I'm not dead tired... bed now, I'm freakin exhausted.)

nicola1986
17-09-07, 08:56
Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

That's me without success :D

I can lick my nose though I don't want to :pi:

Voni
17-09-07, 09:45
Useless facts-Every day, 21 newborn babies will be given to the wrong parents.

Oh

My

God!

Is no one else freaked out by that?

nicola1986
17-09-07, 09:55
@ Voni, me! :yik:

disapearing-boy
17-09-07, 10:02
-Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and had only ONE testicle.

I guess he was trying to compensate....

I read about 4 people each year die from coconuts falling on their heads..

Rivendell
17-09-07, 10:06
Amazing one I read last night:

The Great Pyramid of Giza contains enough stone to build a 10ft high wall around France.

:eek:

Ikas90
17-09-07, 10:09
-It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Not for everyone. Only a small portion of the worlds population can lick their elbow, and I'm one of them :p

only Croft
17-09-07, 11:24
Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States.

Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually.

Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water.

In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him.

In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually.

One billion seconds is about 32 years.

The average America online user spends 70 minutes day online.

The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old.

There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple.

How many lovely facts :D

la-la-lara
17-09-07, 11:46
The facts below are useless, they are quite strange though:
Dark blue and dark green are colours that cannot be easily accepted by our organism. The mind plays strange games with those colours. For instance imagine yourself taking a dark green pill or a dark blue one. There is a 75%(!!) possibility that you will say, or think before swallowing it: I can't do this, I'll throw up! It's never happened to me, but this percentage that comes up after scientific tests, is quite high. A friend of mine claims that this info is valid, but I'm talking about the one who thought that Loreena McKennit died, so...poor guy...:)(he's right next to me now and I just received a friendly insult)
And smth else: The mynahs' beak is as corruptible as our nails.
Regards.

peffect
17-09-07, 12:40
Some of these are not useless! Thanks for sharing!

Rivendell
17-09-07, 12:42
Somewhere on this planet, every 6 seconds, a woman gives birth. She must be found and stopped.

:p Sorry, couldn't resist!

nicola1986
17-09-07, 12:43
^ :vlol: It's not me lol