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User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Simply post bits of trivia.

Mine:

Did you know that 227827 is the 20250th (give or take 1) prime number?

(I'm slightly bored right now)


"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

The Sun is supposed to stop shining in a 100 billion years


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

The distance between your underside of your wrist and the inside of your elbow is the same size as your foot (as you all measure).

When you sneeze, your eyes close.

Rolling your tongue is hereditary.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

I had Taco Bell for dinner.


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Your dog deposits shit on your carpet everytime it drags its ass on it.

User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Your dog deposits shit on your carpet everytime it drags its ass on it.

Coz does the same thing.

Ansel Adams used a Polariod Land camera to preview his shots.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3291 times:
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Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Thread starter):
Useless Trivia

Glass is a liquid.

There are three kinds of toluene



Things aren't always as they seem
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Snowglobes are not useful for tracking flights

74.6% of a.net users say they browse the site 3-5 hours a day.

94.6% of statistics are made up on the spot.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
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Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 6):
Glass is a liquid.

I believe glass is a fluid, not a liquid.

Well, I may be wrong about that too. From Wikipedia:

"There is no clear answer to the question "Is glass solid or liquid?". In terms of molecular dynamics and thermodynamics it is possible to justify various different views that it is a highly viscous liquid, an amorphous solid, or simply that glass is another state of matter which is neither liquid nor solid."

Another interesting link about the phase of glass:

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/Glass/glass.html

As for my bit of trivia:

Metallica performed "Dyers Eve" in its entirety for the first time ever in Los Angeles in March, 2003 (I think...). They performed it at the show the day AFTER (or before) the show I went to, which pisses me off  Smile



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 8):
Snowglobes are not useful for tracking flights

 rotfl 
You need one of these.




474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

It gets dark at night.

User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
The Sun is supposed to stop shining in a 100 billion years

5 billion.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

On average, outside of S California, there are more MLB home games played under sunny skies at Safeco field (Seattle), than in any other field in the US.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 11):
It gets dark at night.

Not during the summer in Alaska.  wink 


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are about 76 miles apart - Mount Whitney (14,505 ft/4421m) and Death Valley (-282 ft/-86m), both in California


I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9384 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

TWA Flight 800 landed safely ... in 1974.

Delaware is actually a hallucination.

"Tourette's Syndrome" is only smart people just having a bit of fun

Pepsi and Pop Rocks killed my grandpa

TV Sportsman Bob Costas is in fact just cutting edge claymation.



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 16):
Delaware is actually a hallucination.

Yeah, just as much as a hallucination as anything west of the Mississippi. We really never bought it.



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9384 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 17):
Yeah, just as much as a hallucination as anything west of the Mississippi. We really never bought it.

 zzz 



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Smegma is not a good substitute for cream cheese.  ill 

User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Only 10% of Arabs own camels...or so I've heard.

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 20):
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

And KaddyUK is called a twat.  Wink



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 8):
74.6% of a.net users say they browse the site 3-5 hours a day.

94.6% of statistics are made up on the spot.

"60% of the time it works, all the time"


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3046 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 22):
"60% of the time it works, all the time"

90% of the game is half-mental... Big grin



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

It only takes $0.04 to make a bill in the U.S no matter what its dollar amount is. (so you could buy a $100 bill for 4 cents!!  Wink )

It takes longer to fly from YHZ-LHR than from YVR-HNL. (so I've been told by a WS captain)

In a small town in France (I doubt the law still exists) , it was illegal to die because the cemetaries were full.

The average person uses 50 sheets of toilet paper a day.



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

The state bird of Pennsylvania is the Ruffed Grouse.


American Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to the Moon in 66 years!
25 MCOflyer : Very Funny. Some of our founders were Autistic. Florida has more miles of beaches than California. NASA fired its first employee since 1959. MCOflyer
26 STLGph : i could add SO MUCH to this
27 Post contains images Lincoln : Actually, if you're refering to the incident I think you are and to be utterly trivial... she wasn't 'fired' by NASA beacuse she wasn't employed by N
28 AirportSeven : People in England only get one spoon. And that's their spoon for their entire life. And if they lose it, they starve to death unless someone in their
29 Post contains images Walter747 : 99.9% of Americans live within 25 miles of a Wal Mart. Why can't i be the .1% .
30 Dc9northwest : Ummm... Greenland's icy and Iceland's greeny.
31 Rineanna : In order to escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, you have to push your thumbs into its eyeballs and it will let you go instantly. To quote the Might
32 Jamesbuk : Lmao so would I if someone pressed there thumbs in my eyes! Mapmaking is older than writing. At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail the entire way
33 SW733 : I understand America, but what about when you put North or South in front of it? America itself isn't a continent...
34 Gunships : 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 equals 12,345,678,987,654,321
35 EWRCabincrew : Photi is pronounced "fish"
36 Post contains images StarAC17 : - Walking is a reflex action, your brain only tells you to start and stop. - Everywhere on Earth receives the same amount of daylight. The Amazing Rac
37 AsstChiefMark : 75% of Canada's population live within 160 kilometres (100 mi) of the U.S. border.
38 AirportSeven : There's always a spider within ten feet of you.
39 CVG777 : If all of the oceans were drained, the tallest mountain in the world, from base to peak, would be Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The 7-mile br
40 NorthStarDC4M : 1.00 Imperial Gallons is 4 546.09188 milliliters(ml)
41 MCOflyer : 1 Nautical mile = 1.15 statue mile MCOflyer
42 Vikkyvik : So is "ghoti" (which is how I've heard it before) 1 * 1 = 1 11 * 11 = 121 111 * 111 = 12321 1111 * 1111 = 1234321 etc... The digits of any product of
43 Bagpiper : Not when I smack my little brother with it. From what??!?
44 Post contains images Jafa39 : 90 mile beach in the Nth Island is only 66 miles long The South Island of NZ is called "South Island" the southernmost Island in NZ is called Stewart
45 Cadet985 : Not trying to sound uninformed (perhaps I am), but: 1. Hawaii is a LOT farther west then Alaska. 2. Last time I checked, Maine was the easternmost st
46 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Yeup. Part of Alaska extends far enough west into the Eastern Hemisphere.
47 Post contains images KFLLCFII : But not as round. Yeup. Heck, according to that map, portions of Alaska's mainland are even further west than Hawaii.
48 Post contains images GAIsweetGAI : Actually it's 4096 gigabytes. Maybe the 180th meridian goes through Alaska? My mouse needs to be cleaned. 1'000'003 is the smallest prime number abov
49 YOWza : The most common name in the world (including its various spellings) is Mohammed. YOWza[Edited 2007-03-12 18:52:12]
50 Scbriml : Someone must be making a profit out of that!
51 Widget1580 : If your dog is dragging his ass on your carpet, chances are... he has worm infestation and his anal glads are obstructed. -Travis
52 Post contains links and images Carmenlu15 : Instant coffee was invented by George Washington. Really! ... ok, not that George Washington... http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/coffe
53 Post contains links EWRCabincrew : The Hawai'ian Island chain stretches from the Big Island to Kure Atoll. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Islands ), but the Aleutian Islands st
54 Db777 : Researchers are the leading cause of cancer in laboratory rats.
55 Kay : The 3S aerial tramway which links two mountain peaks in the Kitzbühel ski station has the longest span in the world: more than 2.5km without a pillar
56 Rineanna : A whale's penis is called a dork.
57 Scbriml : Or more correctly, a big dork!
58 CastleIsland : Pray tell, explain. I think you mean xylene.
59 Trav110 : The Bugatti Veyron features an ABS emergency brake, so that you can pull the handle to stop the car in the event of a brake failure, all while retaini
60 IFEMaster : There is no certification of GAAP compliance for GAAP compliant accounting software. There probably should be.
61 Sprout5199 : Racecar spelled backwards is racecar. If you drop a bullet and shoot a bullet parallel to ground from the same height they will hit the ground at the
62 Walter747 : Actually yes, Alaska stretches past the international date line. Which would make it farthest east. Sine its past the IDL it makes it the farthest we
63 Superfly : Kevin Cronin was NOT the original vocalist of REO Speedwagon.
64 Vikkyvik : It stretches past the 180 degree line, which puts part of it in the Eastern Hemisphere. The IDL doesn't have anything to do with it (and I think Alas
65 MBMBOS : The Hitchcock movie "North by Northwest" got its name because the protaganist, played by Cary Grant, hops a Northwest airplane to fly to South Dakota
66 Superfly : Isn't there a zig-zag or a bend in the International date line so the outter most Aleutian Islands are in sync with the rest of the state of Alaska?
67 Post contains images CastleIsland : Yes, there is a zig-zag, to use a technical term. But Vik's point was regarding the Eastern hemisphere, which is defined by the 180-degree meridian,
68 Superfly : Well aware of that. Just looking at a map, you can tell it's a political boundary and not a scientific one.
69 JasYHZ : if you pour any granular substance (sugar, salt) out of a container onto a flat surface it will always form a cone with sides slanted at 35 degrees...
70 EWRCabincrew : The "blood" in the 'Psycho' shower scene was Hershey's chocolate syrup. Buddy Epsen was cast for the Tin Man in the original "Wizard of OZ", but he ha
71 Paneuropean : "The Gathering" is a Dutch symphonic band who actually has the worlds best songstress ! (IMO)
72 Yellowstone : Not really. It will form a cone, but the slant of the sides is dependent on many different properties of the material.
73 KstateinALB : Haha I just participated in a Trivial pursuit school contest yesterday, which had some useless trivia. Did you know that "I Will Always Love You", by
74 CastleIsland : And current Red Sox manger Terry Francona was his manager.
75 Post contains images Superfly : Did you know that Michael Bolton was a failed hair metal singer prior to being a horrible imitation soul/r&b singer?
76 Paneuropean : Did you know Osama Bin Laden actually thinks Whitney Houston is the most beautiful woman on earth. Well, that's off course his opinion, but it can su
77 QANTASforever : Did you know.... That the "a" at the end of the word Jafa doesn't actually stand for "Aucklander", but for a seven letter expletive? QFF
78 JasYHZ : Then blame the morning trivia on my local radio station!
79 Duff44 : The shortest distance between any two US states which do NOT border each other is about 10.6 miles between NJ and MD (through a narrow portion of nort
80 Aussie18 : In 2006,Prince was rated the world's sexiest vegetarian by PETA. Sri Lanka has lowest divorce rated in the world but highest suicide rate for females.
81 Rineanna : A cat which falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth flo
82 IFEMaster : How do you figure that?
83 Walter747 : Because as a cat falls its muscles loosen and relax. The higher up it falls the more loose its muscles become making it able to absorb the shock bett
84 Rineanna : Don't ask me, I just read about it somewhere! ...here's another one relevant to this site!: More people are killed by donkeys annually than are kille
85 AsstChiefMark : Contrary to popular belief, Martha Stewart has never crawled naked through a brier patch.
86 EWRCabincrew : Number one cause of accidental deaths in Hong Kong is from falling air conditioners.
87 BA380 : DVDs play about 3% more quickly in Europe than the in North America as the PAl and NTSC systems have slightly different frame rates. So an identical v
88 PLANAR : Very very true. You cannot even fathom how complex bi-pedal walking is... We tried to simulate a human walking by a machine and it was just so diffic
89 Post contains images Oldman55 : a close 2nd would be Me. and MA seperasted by about 12 miles of NH I-81 travels thru 4 states in a distance of 40 mi; PA,MD,WVA; and VA And keeping i
90 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : a**hole
91 Post contains images Jamesbuk : And a load on a truck is a shipment and a load on a ship is called cargo. The retarded english language Rgds --James--
92 Jamie757 : The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. Rgds.
93 Post contains images Rammstein : The tallest known living woman is De-Fen Yao, 2.35 m (7'8 1/2") [Edited 2007-03-25 18:15:55]
94 Texan : If you know the difference between the squares of two consecutive numbers, you can find the square of the next consecutive number by adding the next o
95 Post contains images Iamcanadian : This "fun fact" is actually false. A bullet shot from a gun will generate aerodynamic lift, as well as travelling over the curvature of the earth, th
96 JCKastrup : It is impossible to touch the tip of your elbow with your tongue.
97 Texan : Dallas, Texas, and the DFW Metroplex as a whole, has the highest per capita number of shopping malls in a city and metropolitan area in the United Sta
98 Eaglekeeper101 : Las Vegas is further west than Los Angeles... filler filler filler
99 Emirates029 : What are you talking about?!?!
100 Post contains images AirTranTUS : Let's say you want to find 9*8. Hold your hands in front of you, and count off fingers starting at the left side until you get to 8. Put the eigth fi
101 Disruptivehair : If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, only 20 people would live there.
102 Disruptivehair : But it smells like a used diaper full of Indian food. AWESOME! That explains why Dallasites go shopping and go out to eat for fun. I can say that...I
103 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : In Relation: The more Kirkie drinks before posting the higher is the possibility for him to get banned.
104 BA380 : am I missing something here? surely not?
105 Post contains images Disruptivehair : No, because it's not true:
106 Post contains images Sprout5199 : Not if shot in a vaccum, on a flat plane to counteract the earth's curvature. Dan in Jupiter
107 Post contains images Iamcanadian : And since when did the earth meet these conditions?
108 Post contains images Sprout5199 : When someone called me to the carpet about the 2 picosecond difference in the real world vs theoretical world. You are just no fun on a monday morning
109 Jamesbaldwyn : Its proven that an employer will make there mind up about you within the first 5 seconds of meeting you. Its up to you to keep it up or to grovel for
110 Vikkyvik : Well, to be completely accurate, your bullet probably has a better chance of hitting a tree, hill, or random mound of dirt than it does falling to th
111 Post contains images Eaglekeeper101 : Hmpf! I knew I should have checked my Google Earth first before regurgitating an old (and obviously incorrect) trivia piece I remember reading about
112 Post contains images GAIsweetGAI : About the bullet story- there is a point (altitude) where the bullet that is fired will not hit the earth, but will become a satellite. (I'm too lazy
113 Sprout5199 : Thats the same time 95% of A-netters will get laid. Dan in Jupiter
114 Post contains images Iamcanadian : 2.6 milliseconds to be exact (with a 2700 fps muzzle velocity shot from a height of 2 meters). This is about a 4% difference in hangtime, with the dr
115 Post contains images GAIsweetGAI : 2900441 is the 215549th (give or take a few) prime number.
116 Texan : Did you know... the song "Cowboy Take Me Away" was written for Emily Robison (the pretty fiddle player) for when she became engaged? the original titl
117 Cadet57 : Fun fact: My town holds the record for the worlds largest Kielbasa. Chicopee, Mass.
118 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Serious sausage fest out there, huh? Ugh, sorry. Interesting. I didn't think it'd be nearly as large a difference. How much of a height difference is
119 Cadet57 : I was waiting for the W.Mass joke. And the sausage fest is only in Northampton.
120 Iamcanadian : Well, if I did my math correctly, it's 2.17 cm or 0.854 inches in height difference. I was mainly surprised by the miniscule amount of time actually
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