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tombraider123
26-12-05, 23:16
Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!

In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!

One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate.

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

At least 2 people die every year from vending machines falling on them.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. :(

The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.



More coming soon!

Paperdoll
26-12-05, 23:43
Portuguese is one of the, if not the only, languages to have it's own word to describe the feeling of missing someone, something, or a place. (you know what I mean).
I already knew some of those, but it's always something fun to know ^^

Tomb Raider Master
26-12-05, 23:47
Interesting! :tmb:

Geck-o-Lizard
27-12-05, 00:07
It is impossible to lick your elbow.

No it ain't. :P

Angel666
27-12-05, 00:17
^ Geck's right. I have a friend who can lick his elbow. PS: I LOVE your new avatar! Johnny Depp is awesome!

Janny
27-12-05, 08:54
At least 2 people die every year from vending machines falling on them.




That's so sad. :( And just plain silly. This reminds me of somethnig I saw on Mythbusteres, that 150 ppl die every year because of falling coconuts. :(

tlr online
27-12-05, 08:58
I wonder how many daft acts like permit to shave still are technically legally binding today. There must be a ton of legislation that hasn't been updated yet.

Kamrusepas
27-12-05, 10:38
Hehe, thanks, this is exactly the kinda stuff I love :tmb:


Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.



I've heard that a million times, so I guess it's true. But it doesn't sound at all like something we'd do around here. Sounds more American to me :whi:

Jacob x5
27-12-05, 10:46
I knew a handful of those already but those are all very interesting!

:vlol: That Donald Duck thing is simply outrageous but so believable.
You are now permitted to shave. :vlol:

tombraider123
27-12-05, 12:11
Ok as i said here are some more.

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant. ( WIERD )

You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

Slugs have 4 noses!

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.

More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching T.V

Hope you Enjoy them!

Kamrusepas
27-12-05, 12:17
More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.



:eek: I'm left-handed!

Anyways, a couple of funny laws from San Francisco:
It's illegal to pick up used confetti and throw it again.
A wrongly parked elephant will be fined just like a wrongly parked car :D

Catlantean
27-12-05, 12:18
Thanks, these things are always fun to read :D




In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.



:vlol:

tombraider123
27-12-05, 13:12
Yeah, lol! there are some wierd laws.

robson001
28-12-05, 00:38
I don't know how I could've been living without knowing all this!!!
Thanks tr123 :)

Geck-o-Lizard
28-12-05, 00:49
"More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products."

HAHAHA

That - and the vending machine one - is just stupid. Clean up the gene pool, I say. Call me heartless.

AnthonyShock1515
28-12-05, 01:04
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206! (Thats because when u are born, most of your bones need to fuse together.)

Most lipstick contains fish scales! ( Thats what makes the lipstick glossy and shiny.).

Here are some:

Its illegal to peel an orange in your hotel room in California.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7

This one is scary!
The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosey..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of poseys..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ? (OMG THINK ABIUT THE CHILDREN!)

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

Cat's urine glows under a black light.
(Now this I've got to experiment with!)
LOL:ton:

Geck-o-Lizard
28-12-05, 01:23
"Cat's urine glows under a black light."

I've been hunting for some cheap UV paint for ages. B&Q didn't have any. Thanks for telling me this. XD

LaRaMaster
28-12-05, 10:42
Creepy stories :yik:

Kamrusepas
28-12-05, 11:11
Most of these I knew already, but they're still weird.
Like the one that an ant always falls on its right side when it dies of poison.