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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:29 PM
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Post your Useless Trivia here!
Here's one to get us started:

The people of Salt Lake City consume more lime-flavored gelatin than any other city in the United States.
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:34 PM
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1. The oldest penis ever found is 425 million years old
(I've had this bookmarked forever! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3291025.stm )
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:36 PM
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2. Hooray!
Isn't it neat when those antique bookmarks pay off?
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:42 PM
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4. Whats the most ancient 'other part' ever found.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:21 PM
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10. We'll never know, nothing trumps dick in headlines
Edited on Thu May-06-04 08:21 PM by DS1
:7
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:00 PM
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18. I guess there isnt much market for ancient vaginas?
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:01 PM
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19. I dunno
Joan Rivers is still working...


(runs away and hides)
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:45 PM
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5. I think Strom Thurmonds was older?
No? :shrug:
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:09 PM
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23. Comparing him to a penis, your insulting...
penises.
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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27. Sorry
:evilfrown:

He was a bit of a dick though, don't ya reckon? :evilgrin:
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:41 PM
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3. just read today...
Eilleen Brennan, Rue McClanahan and Allison Janney's mother were all once roommates.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:46 PM
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6. I have two...
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is the Slurpee capital of the world. The 7-Eleven stores in Manitoba sell an average of 8,300 Slurpee drinks per store each month, compared to the national monthly rate of 5,900, which makes this Province the world leader in Slurpee sales.



The frogfish can open swallow prey and then close mouth in 6 milliseconds...
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:48 PM
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7. Katharine Hepburn has won the most Best Actress Oscars.
4 -

1 "A Bill of Divorcement"

2 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

3 "The Lion in Winter" - tied with Barbra Streisand, the only tie in Academy Award history

4) "On Golden Pond"
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:31 PM
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14. nuh uh
her first Oscar was for Morning Glory in 1933.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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16. I stand corrected. You're right.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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17. man... I never get tired of hearing that...
:evilgrin:
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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:12 PM
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8. Kansas is significantly flatter than a pancake.
http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9...
"Kansass flatness is approximately 0.9997. That degree of flatness might be described, mathematically, as damn flat. "
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i_no_knothing Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:31 PM
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29. and less interesting than a pancake too
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:16 PM
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32. Being a Kansan, I had to correct you. FLORIDA is the FLATTEST
state. Their highest point is 345 ft above sea level and the lowest is sea level a difference of 345 feet.

Kansas'' highest point is 4039 feet and the lowest is 679 a difference of 3360 feet.

Here is the link:

<http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001792.html >

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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:21 PM
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34. Additionally, looking over that
the following are also flatter than Kansas:

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
D.C
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Michigan
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Wisconsin

I think that is a good trivia list.

How many states (including DC) are flatter than KS?

20
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:14 PM
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9. Maine is the only state
that is monosyllabic.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:24 PM
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11. The speed of light is 186,272 miles per second...n/t
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:07 PM
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20. In a vacuum.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:11 PM
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24. Hoover or Kirby? n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:30 PM
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12. Mt. Everest is NOT the highest mountain on Earth
not when measured from its base. That'd be Hawai'i's very own Mauna Kea; remember, its base is thousands of feet beneath the ocean floor.
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 PM
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36. and Mt. Chimborazo, Ecuador
is the furthest point from the center of mass of Earth (since the Earth bulges slightly at the equator).
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:32 PM
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50. It's also the closest you'll ever get to the sun
Without being in an airplane or space ship.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:31 PM
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13. The earth is smoother than a cue ball
Edited on Thu May-06-04 08:32 PM by Lefty48197
A physics teacher told us this once. The radius of the earth is something like 4000 miles. The biggest mountain on earth is no more than 3 miles tall.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:36 PM
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15. The earliest "records" were actually wax cynlinders.
They came in a tin can and could only be played a few times before the grooves wore out.




NOTE: These pictures are of a later model cylinder, hence the phrase "NEVER WEARS" appearing on the can.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:08 PM
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21. (epsilon_0 * mu_0)^(-1/2) = c
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:08 PM
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22. The last line to be uttered on Friends is
"Where?"
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:21 PM
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25. Arizona has 6 of the 7 eco-climes
the only thing we're missing is glaciers
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:52 PM
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26. A honeybee finishes collecting on one type of flower before moving on
to the next in it's area. If a garden has 5 types of flowers it will only do one kind at a time.
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:29 PM
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28. Is that right?
Fascinating.

They say you learn something new every day. Well, that was mine for today.
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:55 AM
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41. That is a fact....
I just finished the Master Gardening certification and one of our lessons was from the head of Entomology at Univ. of Missouri and she told us that.

I believe the reason is to prevent cross pollination. It may sound silly, but these little factoids are one of the things that reaffirms to me that there is a God.
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:38 PM
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30. who is the only person to win a Tony, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Grammy?
Rita Moreno.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:53 PM
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31. Oysters grow on trees in Muleg
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:20 PM
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33. When a foal is born...
...its eyes are as big as they'll ever get.
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Salviati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:34 PM
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35. The density of mercury is 13.7 g/cm^3
13.7, as all you physicicsts out there know is also the energy of the ground state of hydrogen in electron-volts...
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:55 PM
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37. It's impossible to sneeze and keep your eyes open
at the same time.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:04 AM
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38. Charge of an electron = -1.69e-19 C
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Salviati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:25 AM
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39. there are pi*10^7 seconds in a year
to within under 1% differance
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:58 AM
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43. Pi Guy...
My son went to college (engineering school) with a guy who had memorized Pi to over 240 places. He won a Pie one time at a contest on campus :). He is now doing graduate work at MIT....
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:48 AM
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40. Termites never sleep
and yes, they ARE Republicans...
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:56 AM
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42. Chevy Chase was the first drummer for Steely Dan
:-)
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:58 AM
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44. Those collarless suits the Beatles wore on their first US tour?
Designed by Pierre Cardin.

And Jack Ruby had VD three times.

Top that.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:59 AM
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45. Light travels 11.9 inches in a nanosecond
In a vacuum.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:04 PM
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46. The reason we stand for the Hallelujah chorus
In legend it is said that King George the whatever was in attendance at the premiere of Handel's Messiah in 1741, I believe. (Understandable since he was very popular in England as a composer of Italian-style operas.) When Georgie-boy heard the Hallelujah chorus, he was so overcome with emotion and awe at the wonders of God's work, he stood in reverence. And of course, when the kind stands, no one remains seated.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:49 PM
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47. Elvis Presley's last leading lady in film was
Mary Tyler Moore. She was the only one he didn't sleep with.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:25 PM
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48. Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed
to make her cheekbones more prominent.

Ewwwwww.
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MichaelUK Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:31 PM
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49. Anne Bowlyn
spent the last night of her life in the same room in the Tower of London as the night before her marriage.

:headbang:
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:38 PM
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51. You mean Anne Boleyn.
And it is still illegal to screw someone other then the King in England if you are married to him I think.
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