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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Affairs' started by Neophyte, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  2. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Hey, I liked that one, Neo !
    So when I can find some time, and assuming that I can once again survive our tribe's annual First-Half-of-July Province of Ontario/New York State Can-Am Birthday celebrations :) I'll post some cool stuff about here in the Great White North.
    In the meantime, here is a potpourri :
    • August has the highest percentage of births.
    • Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it.
    • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
    • A bear has 42 teeth.
    • 8% of people have an extra rib.
    • And 85% of plant life is found in the ocean.

     
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  3. EggHead

    EggHead Trusted.Member

    I only got a C - 14/20. I started off with a hiss and a roar, getting the first six right, and then got the next three wrong. Stumbled a little bit towards the end as well.
     
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  4. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  5. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  6. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

    I got 19/20 I missed the one about the oxbow lake. I had assumed that term was limited to rivers. I did guess on one other, but it was an educated guess.
     
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  7. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  8. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  9. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Hummingbirds are amazing creatures - did you know that they are the only bird which can fly backwards ?

     
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  10. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  11. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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    Cleopatra lived in a time which was closer to the landing on the Moon than it was to the building of the Great Pyramid.


     
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  12. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    This building is so big ...

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    ... that it has its own weather !
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  13. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  14. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member


    Did You Know, that .......... Eleven plus Two = Twelve plus One ?

    Yes, they both equal 13 numerically, but they also both use the very same letters !

    Here are some more alphabetic re-arrangements :

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  15. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    Some natural stuff :

    • Cats have over 100 vocal chords.
    • Camel's milk doesn't curdle.
    • Elephants sleep between 4 - 5 hours in a 24-hour period.
    • It's possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.
    • Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open.
    • Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump.
    • One quarter of all your bones are in your feet.
    • Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.
    • And on your birthday, you share it with 9 million others.

     
  16. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    I share my birthday with 9 million others? And here I thought that I only shared it with Kieth Richards!
     
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  17. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    You DO ?? That's cool - so I wonder how many Keith Richards's there are who share that same birthday.
     
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  18. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    More random conversation pieces ...
    • The first MTV video played was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles.
    • In 1878, the first telephone book made contained only 50 names.
    • Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal has.
    • An elephant uses its ears to regulate its body temperature.
    • A crocodile can't move its tongue.
    • And crocodiles never outgrow their enclosure, either.
    • The pupil of an octopus eye is rectangular.
    • The most commonly forgotten item for travellers is their toothbrush.
    • Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.
    • And ... the oldest word in the English language is 'town'.
     
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  19. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  20. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    I hated Sesame street as a kid. Anyone who doesn't agree with me must get butt invaded!!!!
     
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