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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:09 PM
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useless knowledge thread
Help me flex my brain muscles and learn something new. What useless facts do you know?

Here are mine....

The average person uses the bathroom 7 times a day.

It takes the average person 7 minutes to fall asleep.(who the hell are these people, I don't know.)

There are exactly 122 noodles in every can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup.

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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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1. 1965 was the last...
year of the Harley panhead motor and the first year of electric start!
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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3. Panhead motor?
explain
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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30. It's the name for the engine model. It refers to the shape on the top of
the piston. There are Panheads, shovelheads, and knuckleheads. They are older models. There's also the Evolution and I believe now it's the Revolution.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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59. So does that affect the classic Harley sound?
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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 PM
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52. Take a look at the top of the motor
The covers on the top look like upside-down pans.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:05 PM
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60. ahh, very interesting
so I would guess the classic Harleys are a rare fine and very collectable
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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:55 PM
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81. You would guess right.
Antique Indians are even more prized.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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2. Being thrown out of a window in a tall building is...
called defenestration.

and welcome to DU :hi:
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:15 PM
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7. Interesting
I hope that knowledge never becomes handy.

I'm an old DUer(Mrs_Beastman) with a new name
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:19 PM
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14. well I'll be darned!
cooool new nickname!
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:06 PM
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61. Thanks
I was waiting for amnesty to change my name, but was inpatient.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:18 PM
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11. the german word for window is...
Fenster...

helps explain your tidbit.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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34. cool
I'd never made the connection. Thanks!
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:33 PM
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75. We know the cause of murder: defenestration!!!
Que the music:

DUN-DUN-DUUUNNNNN!!!!!!
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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4. The Saluki is the only known breed of Dog to not lick it's balls.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:13 PM
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5. ' bet all the others dogs point and laugh at them
and then show off.

welcome to DU :hi:
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:17 PM
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10. Hmm
evolution can be so harsh...does he have to do the butt-walk on the carpet then?
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:19 PM
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15. No, they are able to get other dogs to do it for them.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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63. no puppy is an island, i guess
Thanks for the info
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:15 PM
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6. cashews aren't nuts, they're seeds
fannie flagg from The Match Game is the same one who wrote the Fried Green Tomatoes book...

two things i learned on DU

oh yeah, and Mariska Hargitay from L&O SVU is Jayne Mansfield's daughter
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:19 PM
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13. awesome
I just had some cashews for lunch because I'm doing the South Beach diet...I'm suppose to only have 15 nuts a day...maybe I can get by on that technicality and have half a can
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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43. No wonder they taste like ass.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:22 PM
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57. and it wasn't Jayne Mansfield
but Isadora Duncan who was strangled when her long scarf caught in the axle of her convertible.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:08 PM
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64. I thought it was Martha Graham
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:31 PM
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74. the dancer?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:16 PM
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8. Marilyn Monroe's idol was Abraham Lincoln
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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19. Hmm
and Albert Einstein was sexy to her. All I can say is interesting to that one.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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23. She was much brighter than her Hollywood persona
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:16 PM
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9. Paul Hewson is actually
Bono

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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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22. Ha! I knew that
I had all there albums(and then CD's) at one time. Haven't gotten the newest one.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:35 PM
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45. Fair enough, who is William Broad?
No googling.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:08 PM
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65. You got me
no idea
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:39 PM
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76. Billy Idol
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:06 PM
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88. Thanks for the info
I will file that away for future use.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:26 PM
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93. Another: Gordon Sumner?
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 PM
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95. "How To Dismantle.." is really a fine record...
but the last two songs kinna fizzle out, IMHO
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:18 PM
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12. It is illegal to pet a cat backwards in Scotland.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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24. blue law?
I wonder how that got on the books
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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42. I guess I kind of made it up.
I like to make up trivia.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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66. That's cheating
x(
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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16. Paul McCartney's birthday is June 18th.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:23 PM by intheflow
Parrots see in color.

JK Rowling thought up Harry Potter on a train.

On edit, on more: Only January 1st, 1699, Massachusetts declared a mandatory day of fasting to atone for burning people as witches.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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25. Isn't Linda's B-day like a week latter?
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:25 PM
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27. I dunno.
Never liked Linda much. But that was just because she ran off with Paul before he had the chance to meet and fall in love with me!
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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26. Next year
McCartney turns 64 so be prepared to hear 'When I'm 64' ad nauseum.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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67. That's ok, I like that song
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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17. People who make over 30,000/year* hang the toilet paper
paper over the top - under 30,000/year* hang the paper under.

*Based on studies done around 1985-ish and so $ = 80s dollars
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:25 PM
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28. Is that my problem?
What if I don't care how it's hung, I just instinctively hung it under...does that count?
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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35. I don't remember if the study addressed that :-)
Maybe start hanging it over? You know, like imitating "7 things of highly successful people" to achieve success?

:hi:
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:02 PM
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53. What if Im too lazy to hang it at all?
and just set the new roll on the floor next to the toilet?
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:11 PM
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55. Unknown - I think the study assumed hanging toilet paper. :-) n/t
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 PM
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68. then you would be my hubby
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:17 PM
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71. There's a cat-ownership correlation too
Cat owners hang it under - kitty bats at roll and it circles w/o unrolling. Otherwise, kitty bats at roll and unrolls whole thing over the bathroom floor.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 PM
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72. LOL - Thanks for the visual - and the reminder. n/t
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:08 PM
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89. My cat is afraid of the bathroom
the loud fan and that is where the evil water lives....so we don't have that problem
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 PM
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96. My dog will bring toilet paper to me when I run out. nt
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 PM
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97. Men fold toilet paper before wiping and women bunch it up.
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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18. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced
So, in fact you're totally different person than you was a year ago. Is this creepy or what? :shrug:
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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29. wow
I thought I read every 7 years, your cells are completely replaced.
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:33 PM
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40. They're never completely replaced
under the model that a certain percentage of cells get replaced every year. The number tends to zero exponentially, but never actually reaches zero.

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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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20. In my home state...
(Oklahoma, the great Sooner Nation), it was once illegal to take a bite from another man's hamburger. For all I know, it still is.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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32. I will keep that in mind
since I'm always testing other people's dishes when we go out to eat
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:38 AM
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101. Is it legal to take a bite from another *woman's* burger?
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Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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21. Former US President John Tyler served as a member
of the Confederate House of Representatives until his death in 1862. Former President Martin Van Buren died that same year. Welcome to DU!
:+
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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36. You have to make a living
or he really was into state rights...I'll have to look into that
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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31. the first actress to win an Oscar was Mary Pickford
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 PM
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37. I think she attended BGSU
My alma mater :loveya:
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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33. Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light
Myself included :)

Sometimes it is enough to spot a person with a bright yellow t shirt or dress and stare that way for 5 seconds and then I sneeze :)
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:31 PM
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Really?
I was told to stop a sneeze, look up and look at the lights...that works.
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:31 PM
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38. Table salt
Table salt is the only commodity that hasnt risen dramatically in price in the last 150 years.

Is this for real? Can't believe it :shrug:
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:32 PM
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39. That is the best fact so far(sorry everyone)
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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41. Thanks
Here is one more:

Only food that does not spoil: honey
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:35 PM
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44. If you have 23 people in a room
There is a better than 50/50 chance that there will be two people in the room with the same birthday.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 PM
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54. With 30 people its close to 99%
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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46. #1(IMHO): Reno, NV is farther west than Los Angeles, by about 60 miles.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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47. The highest point in the city of Los Angeles is 5,080 feet
above sea level. So LA actually has many days with snow on the ground.
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 PM
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48. Crop Circles are really created by a super intelligent race of
ants. They are signals to the Mother Ship.
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 PM
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49. Surveys have shown...
that in a public restroom, about 20% of people flush the toilet with their foot as opposed to their hands (myself included).
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:40 PM
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50. Human birth control pills work on gorillas
:bounce:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:48 PM
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85. Paging Beastman. (nt)
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:43 PM
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51. Brian Grubb won Scott Byerly's TOE JAM this year.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:16 PM
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56. There're 360 dimples on a golf ball...
A person that collects trivia is a Spermologer

"Amazing" Grace Hopper wrote the COBOL language in 1947

COBOL stands for COmmon Business Oriented Language

There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year

The Federal Reserve is the result of a repug conspiracy (Jekyll Island) to circumvent section 8 of the Constitution :tinfoilhat:

Harold Russell is the only person to ever get two oscars for the same role

Hollywood is not a municipality

:freak:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:00 PM
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82. Another COBOL fact, another Grace Hopper fact
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:02 PM by no name no slogan
There are more lines of COBOL code in use today than of Java code. Can you tell I sit over the cube wall from a COBOL programmer? :P


Grace Hopper also discovered the first computer "bug". In fact, the first "bug" was a moth that got stuck in the workings of the ENIAC, the first electronic computer. The name stuck.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:50 PM
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86. Yeah, yeah, the old "friend of mine" excuse.
Confess.

YOU program COBOL.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:15 PM
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92. Yeah, like I'd EVER admit to that
that would be the Kiss of Death$reg; in my line of work :silly:

Although I see that there's supposedly a Visual COBOL.Net dev environment. Yet another answer to the question nobody is asking.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:27 PM
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58. Janet Parker
was the last person to die of smallpox in 1978.

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:06 PM
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62. the yankees won 110 games in 1927
Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs that year.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:13 PM
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69. The Marquis de Sade was one of the 7 people
actually being held prisoner in the Bastille when it was stormed during the French Revolution.
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:16 PM
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70. Pink Floyd Trivia
Roger Waters' given name is George Roger Waters
Syd Barrett's given name is Roger Barrett
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:30 PM
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73. If your poo-poo floats in the toilet
there's too much oil in your diet.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:41 PM
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77. I thought that meant you got enough fiber in your diet
I read that in a book about veg nutrition, which said veggies were more likely to have floaters, in addition to bulkier and less malodorous stool. IIRC it was one of the McDougal diet books, and Dr. McDougall advocates an oil-free diet. :shrug:
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:16 PM
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80. Now that I look at your post...
maybe I got it wrong.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:10 PM
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90. My mom was a nurse
I ,unfortunately, knew that one
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:51 AM
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104. No, that means there's enough fiber.
If they sink it means there's too much fat. That's one of the more disgusting things I learned from a nutritionist.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:43 PM
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78. If life-sized Barbie would be a 44DD
and she would likely have serious back issues as the result of her topheaviness and otherwise thin frame.
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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79. Barbie's birthdate is
March 9, 1959
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:26 PM
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83. There is only one state that does not have a straight line in it's border
Hawaii.

There are 2 states that share their borders with 7 other states and they border each other.
TN and KY

There are 2 states that have no bordering states
Alaska and Hawaii
There is only 1 state that shares a border with only one other state.
Maine

You could fit every human being on the planet (using the figure of 6 billion people) within the land area of Texas and each one would have better than 1200 square feet to themselves
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:46 PM
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84. In 1952 and 1953, the Formula One championship was raced with
Formula Two cars.

Manufacturers were slow to adapt to new rules, so they had to make do with F2 cars. Both titles were won by Italian Alberto Ascari, but only because Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio wa injured in an accident (he'd come back with a vengeance in 1954).
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:20 PM
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87. |n the movie "Moon over Parador", a character opens a book in which...
...a map of the fictitious island appears. It has the shape of the Brazilian state of So Paulo (which is, of course, not an island):

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wiggle-room Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:11 PM
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91. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 PM
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94. The "portholes" on the front fenders of Buicks are called
"Cruiserline Ventiports."

Redstone
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 PM
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98. The OTIS ELEVATOR Co. factory is only one story tall.
Remember THAT next time you step onto one!

:scared:
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:12 PM
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99. Catherine the Great died taking a poop
had a stroke while on the toilet
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:13 PM
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100. A symptom of leukemia is bad breath
And dandruff is a symptom of Hodgkins Lymphoma
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:42 AM
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102. I must be the king of obscure references
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 12:46 AM by TroubleMan
In the last 48 hours on DU I've referenced:

Landshark (old SNL skit)
The "oy!" guy on the old Energizer videos
Oran Juice Jones
Stuart from MadTv

Pretty damn useless and obscure on all counts.

(on edit)
Damn, now I just referenced the "Break-a My Stride" song from the 80's.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:50 AM
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103. The mouse is the most common mammal in the United States.
Cats usually purr when they are content, but they will sometimes purr when they are in pain as well.


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cheeseit Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 06:13 AM
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105. Hitler's typewriter is on display in Bessemer, Alabama.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 06:21 AM
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106. Radio waves and the magnetic field of the earth
Both create energy which the US has known about and suppressed for years. A flouresent bulb will light up when placed in the presence of a radio wave generator.
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cheeseit Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:08 AM
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107. The battle of bunker hill....
...was fought on Breed's Hill, the next hill along.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:57 AM
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108. Mr. Magoo attended Rutgers University
This fact appears in one of his cartoons.
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