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"Did you know...?" thread

undomiele
07-25-2005, 07:11 PM
I thought it would be interesting for posters here, considering the international background, to post some interesting factoids along the lines of "did you know...?"

Here are two to start off:

did you know buenos aires has more psychiatrists per square metre than any other place on earth?

This is one I just found out today: DYK some 2.5 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on TV??

[absolutely insane!!! :eek: I had no idea... ]

El Legenda
07-25-2005, 07:46 PM
Neck ties were invented in Croatia.

buddyholly
07-25-2005, 08:23 PM
did you know buenos aires has more psychiatrists per square metre than any other place on earth?

And its still not enough :devil:

RodLo
07-25-2005, 08:48 PM
Did you know...

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. :eek:

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Damita
07-25-2005, 09:37 PM
Did you know...

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. :eek:

:eek: :scared:

Nimomunz
07-25-2005, 10:24 PM
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.( i know you just tried that out!! :rolls:

nermo
07-25-2005, 10:34 PM
*You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

*More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.( scary ,ha? at least for me..!!)


*Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear. His 'Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear'' shows the right one bandaged because he painted the mirror image.

*The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human
jumping the length of a football field.

*An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain (i think some humans share it too)

* Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump

undomiele
07-25-2005, 11:02 PM
Did you know the human skeleton completely replaces itself every ten years?

Or that the grooves that make up your fingerprints were caused by in-vitro cultures of bacteria that specialise in eating that type of skin?

Purple Rainbow
07-25-2005, 11:27 PM
Did you know the part of the aardvark's body most commonly eaten are its ears?

Did you know the most common name given to French poodles is "Fifi"?

Did you know most suicides are commited on Mondays?

Did you know that it's 1.30 am here and I come up with stupid stuff from the top of my head and just decided that I should really go to sleep?

J_Migoe
07-26-2005, 05:57 AM
I thought it would be interesting for posters here, considering the international background, to post some interesting factoids along the lines of "did you know...?"

Here are two to start off:

did you know buenos aires has more psychiatrists per square metre than any other place on earth?

This is one I just found out today: DYK some 2.5 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on TV??

[absolutely insane!!! :eek: I had no idea... ]

Why is it insane? Were you there in 1997. Diana was a true global icon who was admired from the Antartic to the North Pole. I wasn't surprised so many people tuned in to watch her funeral. Shows how big she was!!! I don't think any other funeral will ever match hers!!

NATAS81
07-26-2005, 06:04 AM
Did you know the Reds release 3B Joe Randa?

Éowyn
07-26-2005, 06:09 AM
have to go for the only one i can think off the top of my head

did you know that the lord of the rings trilogy is the 2nd biggest selling book of all time? only the bible has sold more (also only the bible has been translated into more languages)

NATAS81
07-26-2005, 06:11 AM
People might eat oats when they're hungry, but people from Hungary don't eat oats.

What is in a name? More than 90% of people in Bhutan, Burundi and Burking Faso are involved in agriculture.

Nearly 1% of Montserrations are police.

There are more than 2 jails for every 1000 men in Maldives.

‘Dollar’ is the most common currency name, followed by ‘franc,’ ‘pound,’ ‘dinar,’ ‘peso,’ and ‘rupee.’

Women in Belgium, where the country’s first female parliamentarian was appointed in 1921, held 55 percent of ministerial level positions in 2000.

You can be imprisoned for not voting in Fiji, Chile and Egypt - at least in theory.

Action Jackson
07-26-2005, 06:20 AM
Panama hats are made in Ecuador.

Vendetta is the only word of Corsican origin that has made into the Enlish language.

SuperFurryAnimal
07-26-2005, 08:25 AM
* Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33. :eek:
* The Statue of Liberty's tablet is two feet thick
* Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten
* The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat", which means "the king is dead".
* Spencer Eldon was the name of the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's album

SuperFurryAnimal
07-26-2005, 08:32 AM
The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with, e.g. Asia, Europe.

SuperFurryAnimal
07-26-2005, 08:36 AM
* A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes! :eek:
* The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
* 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 recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
* A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

freesbee
07-26-2005, 10:26 AM
the place where I live (in Belgium) has got more pigs than humans (I'm one of the humans if you wonder :p )