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11-10-2015, 04:05 PM
30 Amazing Facts That Sound Made Up, But Are Actually TRUE
Some of these are pretty unbelievable, others not so much. This may require some fact checking

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1. Mammoths were alive when the Great Pyramid was being built.

2. Betty White is older than sliced bread.

3. From the time it was discovered to the time it was stripped of its status as a planet, Pluto hadn’t made a full trip around the Sun.

4. The lighter was invented before the match.

5. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.

6. France last used a guillotine to execute someone after Star Wars premiered.

7. Harvard University was founded before Calculus existed.

8. If you have 23 people in a room, there is a 50% chance that 2 of them have the same birthday.

9. It’s never said that Humpty Dumpty was an egg in the nursery rhyme.

10. The water in Lake Superior could cover all of North and South America in a foot of water.

11. North Korea and Finland both border the same country; Russia.

12. When you get a kidney transplant, they usually just leave your original kidneys in your body and put the 3rd kidney in your pelvis.

13. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

14. National animal of Scotland is a Unicorn.

15. The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

16. The lighter the roast of coffee, the more caffeine it has.

17. A speck of dust is halfway in size between a subatomic particle and the Earth.

18. If the timeline of earth was compressed into one year, humans wouldn’t show up until December 31 at 11:58 p.m.

19. If you were able to dig a hole to the center of the earth, and drop something down it, it would take 42 minutes for the object to get there.

20. We went to the moon before we thought to put wheels on suitcases.

21. A human could swim through the arteries of a blue whale.

22. If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, the combined thickness would reach the moon.

23. On both Saturn and Jupiter, it rains diamonds.

24. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

25. You can line up all 8 planets in our solar system directly next to each other and it would fit in the space between Earth and the Moon.

26. The youngest known mother was 5 years old.

27. The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were of the same size.

28. Nintendo was founded in 1889.

29. If you take all the molecules in a teaspoon of water and lined them up end to end in a single file line, they would stretch ~30 billion miles.

30. In Australia, there was a war called the emu war. The emus won.

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11-10-2015, 04:51 PM
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(11-10-2015 04:05 PM)Octapulse Wrote:  17. A speck of dust is halfway in size between a subatomic particle and the Earth.

"Halfway" would refer to the geometric mean of the sizes, rather than the arithmetic mean.
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11-10-2015, 05:02 PM
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"A human could swim through the arteries of a blue whale."

Duh, if you had read the story of Jonah in the Bible, you'd already know this. Silly atheist Rolleyes

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11-10-2015, 05:52 PM
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This is the best thing since Betty White!
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11-10-2015, 06:15 PM
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(11-10-2015 05:52 PM)pablo Wrote:  This is the best thing since Betty White!

I thought sliced bread was the best thing since Betty White.
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11-10-2015, 09:45 PM
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The Emu War, also known as the Great Emu War, was a nuisance wildlife management operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932 to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amok in the Campion district of Western Australia. The unsuccessful attempts to curb the population of emus, a large flightless bird indigenous to Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name "Emu War" when referring to the incident.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

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11-10-2015, 10:19 PM
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Quote:30. In Australia, there was a war called the emu war. The emus won.

I'm not surprised. Emus are mean bastards. One of them chased me down a road when I was doing inspections.

Who keeps a pet emu? And why wasn't it properly caged? And why do they have red eyes? It's because THEY ARE OF SATAN!!!!
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11-10-2015, 10:40 PM
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An emu once took a chip (french fry) from my mouth.

I thought Betty White was older than the Aztec empire?

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12-10-2015, 12:15 AM
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(11-10-2015 10:19 PM)natachan Wrote:  
Quote:30. In Australia, there was a war called the emu war. The emus won.

I'm not surprised. Emus are mean bastards. One of them chased me down a road when I was doing inspections.

Who keeps a pet emu? And why wasn't it properly caged? And why do they have red eyes? It's because THEY ARE OF SATAN!!!!
And they're pretty tasty.....

I have a buddy whose old boss was raising emu. One got a broken wing - so they killed it and butchered it.... I got half of one half breast -- it was like 4 pounds... (2 kilo)

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12-10-2015, 01:08 AM
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(12-10-2015 12:15 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  And they're pretty tasty.....

I have a buddy whose old boss was raising emu. One got a broken wing - so they killed it and butchered it.... I got half of one half breast -- it was like 4 pounds... (2 kilo)

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How? The wings are completely atrophied and non-functional. Consider

Broken leg, I can understand.... Thumbsup

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