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chocco
16-11-03, 20:27
Strange but True - People
The world's largest palace has 1788 rooms. It was built for the Sultan of Brunei.

The world's largest recorded gathering of people was at a Hindu religious festival in India in 1989. It was attended by about 15 million people.

Abraham Lincoln went to school for less than a year. He taught himself to read and write.

The longest recorded swim was 2938 km down the Mississippi River in 1930. The swimmer spend 742 hours in the water.

Humans are no match for some animals. The rhinoceros beetle can carry 850 times its own weight on its back. The Emperor moth can detect smells 11 km away. The cheetah can run at 70 km/h. The Polyphemus moth eats 86,000 its own birth weight in 48 hours. The cries of South American howler monkeys can be heard 16 km away.

The longest jail sentence passed was in the United States - 10,000 years for a triple murder.

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!

Levi Strauss made the first pair of blue jeans in 1850. They were intended as work trousers for American miners looking for gold.

In Ancient Rome only important people wore purple clothes. This is because the purple dye came from a particular kind of shellfish and was very expensive.
So now you know. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
16-11-03, 20:34
Originally posted by chocco:
The world's largest palace has 1788 rooms. It was built for the Sultan of Brunei. Maybe that would be a good enough excuse to get yourself a driveable vaccum cleaner http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

chocco
16-11-03, 20:42
Lol..never heard of a drivable vacuum cleaner. Good idea though! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tazmine
16-11-03, 20:45
742 hours in the water!!! That's over 30 days...must be in total, not consecutive. Prune hands, feet, & everything else. :D

chocco
16-11-03, 20:52
Originally posted by tazmine:
Prune hands, feet, & everything else. :D LMHO...oh yeah! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D :D

Annacia
16-11-03, 21:11
Originally posted by chocco:
Strange but True - People


The world's largest recorded gathering of people was at a Hindu religious festival in India in 1989. It was attended by about 15 million people.

Man, wish I'd had that catering job :eek:

Harryu
16-11-03, 21:17
Originally posted by chocco:
Strange but True - People

#1--The world's largest recorded gathering of people was at a Hindu religious festival in India in 1989. It was attended by about 15 million people.

#2--The longest jail sentence passed was in the United States - 10,000 years for a triple murder.
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif #1--I bet the hotdog seller made a fortune :D

#2--Yes, but was he eligible for parole? :D

Nicky
16-11-03, 22:14
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!Yes, it is impossible! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

TR_Dan
17-11-03, 10:49
Originally posted by Nicky:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!Yes, it is impossible! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]u can't breathe and swallow food either!

Harryu
17-11-03, 10:57
Originally posted by TR_Dan:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Nicky:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!Yes, it is impossible! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]u can't breathe and swallow food either!</font>[/QUOTE]You can up to the age of six months; babies can swallow milk and breathe at the same time http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Aza

Helix
17-11-03, 14:19
Originally posted by Nicky:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!Yes, it is impossible! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]But if you manage to do that,
You're eyes will pop out :eek:

swimfanc42tr
17-11-03, 19:13
Originally posted by Helix:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Nicky:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Try it!Yes, it is impossible! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]But if you manage to do that,
You're eyes will pop out :eek: </font>[/QUOTE]For real? :confused: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif