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Anyone Have Any Useless, Fun Facts?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Know any fun, weird facts... for example...

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.


3 words... I Love Aviation!!!
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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3218 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Frida Kahlo had an affair with Leon Trotsky (learnt that one yesterday!) A nice link from the art to the political world!


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3051 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

In Kentucky, you have to take a bath at least once a year.

If you think the US Treasury prints a lot of money, you should know that more Monopoly money is printed than US currency.

AA saved $440,000 by removing one olive from their first class salads back in 1987.

Combine all the other planets in the solar system and Jupiter is still bigger.

It is against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

In Utah, birds have the right of way in a public highway.

In Tennessee, it is an offense to drive while sleeping (I've never tried it before...so tempting...)

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

A Googol (10,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000) is bigger than the number of atoms in the known universe.

A Graham's number is unimaginably large..it is so large that there is no space in the entire observable universe to write it.
The last ten digits of Graham's number are ...2464195387.

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

No, you can't.

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Rome, .Antarctica?
Nope. Busted.

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

No it isn't.

http://www.lbs.is/index.aspx?GroupId=1271

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

Nope. Who the hell would make such a law anyway?!

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

Nope. Not even close.

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/c.../myths_rumors/packaging_green.html



אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
No, you can't.

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Rome, .Antarctica?
Nope. Busted.

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

No it isn't.

http://www.lbs.is/index.aspx?GroupId=1271

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

Nope. Who the hell would make such a law anyway?!

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

Nope. Not even close.

Haha I read these from a website recently. I'll have to find some more...



3 words... I Love Aviation!!!
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes

China has more English speakers than the United States

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature

During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles

There are about 6,800 languages in the world

Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night



3 words... I Love Aviation!!!
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 4575 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

Nope, that's just another modern myth (originally "8 spiders per year").
http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/spiders.asp

Mosquitoes favor people with type 0 blood over those with types A or B blood.

[Edited 2011-09-25 19:20:34]


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 4551 times:

There is an "arrow" in the Fed Ex logo, and once you find it, you will never see the logo again without seeing the arrow.. It's one of those focusing things...

[Edited 2011-09-25 19:55:44]


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
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Heres one that nobody will know.
jetBlueguy22 is the coolest guy on Airliners.net. True fact.
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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

From Uselessfacts.ca

The most popular sport for a subject of a film is Boxing.

1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born blue.

84% of an Apple is water.

A cow produces 200 times more gas per day than a human.

1 billion seconds is about 37 years.

Not true;

Marilyn Manson was a regular actor on the "Wonder Years"

Earth is the only planet without a ring.

[Edited 2011-09-25 20:40:14]


"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield Sea-Fever
User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Scientists estimate that between 10^30 and 10^36 snowflakes have fallen on Earth in its entire history.


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

According to the Australia Post guide there is not a Rome in Australia, although there is a Roma named after Lady Roma Bowen, formerly Contessa Diamantina Roma, the wife of the Queensland Governor of the time. The Diamantina River system is named in her honour as well.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

Foam weather-strip can be used as replacement pads in old 8track tapes. Those commonly wear out over time causing the tape to have a muffled sound.

Corinthian leather really comes from New Jersey, not Corinth, Greece.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Quoting san747 (Reply 10):


Scientists estimate that between 10^30 and 10^36 snowflakes have fallen on Earth in its entire history.

That's a pretty broad estimate   



Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Almost one in three people attacked by crocodiles in Australia were drunk at the time.


Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

Quoting BNE (Reply 14):
Almost one in three people attacked by crocodiles in Australia were drunk at the time.

...and the other two thirds got drunk after being attacked by the crocodiles.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 9):
Earth is the only planet without a ring.

I don't think Mars has a ring either.



Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 7):
There is an "arrow" in the Fed Ex logo, and once you find it, you will never see the logo again without seeing the arrow.. It's one of those focusing things...

Someone here told me about that two years ago and ever since that I can only see that arrow.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 2):
If you think the US Treasury prints a lot of money, you should know that more Monopoly money is printed than US currency.

At current exchange rates, the monopoly money is worth more   

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

Nope. Not even close.

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/c....html

The quote linked to there does not disprove the above "fact". The quote on the coca cola company website simply says coke has always been brown (at the point of sale). It does not say that it is not naturally green. i.e they may have always added colouring to it to make it appear brown rather than green...



That'll teach you
User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):

Mosquitoes favor people with type 0 blood over those with types A or B blood.

Dammit!   Well, I'm Type 0 Negative anyway (I guess it's just a coincidence that my favorite musicians ever are called Type O Negative.)

Interestingly enough, you did type it correctly, NoUFO. It is actually (well originally anyway) called type "zero" blood, and not type "O". I learned that about two years ago.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):


Foam weather-strip can be used as replacement pads in old 8track tapes. Those commonly wear out over time causing the tape to have a muffled sound.

You would know that 'Fly, wouldn't you? How are those big ole CRTs doing anyway?

Quoting B747forever (Reply 17):


Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 7):
There is an "arrow" in the Fed Ex logo, and once you find it, you will never see the logo again without seeing the arrow.. It's one of those focusing things...

Someone here told me about that two years ago and ever since that I can only see that arrow.

Where??!! Oh that's going to drive me bonkers!!!

Edit: Ok, nevermind, I found it. And you're right. I'll never un-see that again! Thanks for pointing that out!

[Edited 2011-09-26 04:11:55]

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3054 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

The Speed of Light is the fastest possible speed.

...oh wait

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3051 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 7):
There is an "arrow" in the Fed Ex logo, and once you find it, you will never see the logo again without seeing the arrow.. It's one of those focusing things...

What has been seen cannot be unseen. Ever since I found that arrow years ago I have not been able to look at the logo the same way.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 16):
I don't think Mars has a ring either.

None of the inner planets in the solar system has rings. That's why the poster originally put "Not true" before it. So far, only the gas giants have been confirmed to have rings. It's unclear if Pluto has them or not.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

Nope. Who the hell would make such a law anyway?!

At this point, it wouldn't surprise me.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Rome, .Antarctica?
Nope. Busted.

Every habitable continent, perhaps?



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlineStarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Useless Information You Really Need to Know...

If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)

Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey. (That's funny... at least two-thirds of the world's upraised middle fingers come from New Jersey, too.)

If you farted consistently for six years and nine months, enough gas would be produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it.)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood thirty feet. (Yipes!)

Most banks have Braille on drive-through ATM machines. (Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?)

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference? Anyway, is this going anywhere?)

A pig's orgasm lasts thirty minutes. (What? Can you just imagine it? That's almost beyond comprehension!)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Still not over that pig thing... )

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Thirty minutes - can that be right?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (In my next life I want to be a pig.)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (Can you imagine - thirty minutes!)

In his book "The Insects," naturalist Url N. Lanham reports that the aphid reproductive cycle is so rapid that the females are born pregnant. (Poor aphids – lucky pigs!)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death. (Nothing new here. I know politicians who can go six years easy. Tell me more about the pig.)

Some lions mate over fifty times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life. Quality over quantity.)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. ("Honey, I'm home. Wow, don't you look lovely! Hey, what the... ")

Butterflies taste with their feet. (That's something I always wanted to know.)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (OK, so that would be a good thing... but I can't get that pig thing off my mind. Thirty minutes!)

A cat's urine glows under a blacklight. (Wonder who was paid to figure that out. Your tax dollars at work.)

An ant can lift fifty times its own weight, pull thirty times it own weight, and will always fall on its right side when intoxicated? (I wonder if the pig falls on its right side when it's finished. I would be happy with ten... even five minutes!)

The only animal besides the human that can get sunburn is the pig. (And do you really think that the pig even cares? Thirty minutes is a half an hour!)
The first major use for peanuts was as food for pigs. (Hmmm... do you think that if one ate five bags of peanuts they might have a thirty minute orgasm?)

Peanuts are cholesterol-free. (A non-fattening aphrodisiac?)

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. (Well, I'm not going to try eating any dynamite!)

The first notable use of peanuts as food for humans came during the Civil War, when both Northern and Southern troops used the peanut as a food source during hard times. (Guess this peanut thing isn't the answer. Wonder what else could make it last thirty minutes for the pig?)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (Hey, I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains. (I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed. (Who knew? Who cares!)

Every year 11,000 Americans hurt themselves trying out bizarre sexual positions. (Hmmm... I better watch out.)

Sex burns 360 calories per hour. (Wonder how many calories a pig burns during orgasm...)

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver." (Maybe so, but you never saw them flush it.)

The first couple to share a double bed on prime-time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone. (Doesn't that just figure - cartoon characters! You know, pigs don't need beds.)

One male dog or cat can personally father 750 babies. (Who cares? It's the pigs that are having all the fun.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmm... really?)

A giraffe has a 21-inch tongue. (There are times that could be useful... )

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (I wonder if the pig sticks its tongue out during orgasm.)

There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard. (Who cares?)

Everyone's tongue print is different. (So what? Change the subject!)

Your nose and ears never stop growing. (I wonder... oh, never mind. Let's just move along, please.)

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. (That might be interesting to watch... just visualize it.)

Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33 (That's interesting, but every time I see the number 3, I can't help but think about those pigs!)

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children. (Looks like we're changing the numbers as a distraction now.)

One beaver can cut down 216 trees a year. (Are we going to start with the beaver jokes now?)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about the pig? With a thirty minute orgasm, I highly doubt that a pig is doing it as a substitute for going to the gym!)


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 7):
There is an "arrow" in the Fed Ex logo, and once you find it, you will never see the logo again without seeing the arrow.. It's one of those focusing things...

There are a few more here:
http://www.designincstudios.com/logos_hidden_messages.html

Though I noticed the Amazon one myself, and the NWA one is obvious for an a.netter  

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3051 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 4270 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 23):



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
25 AirPacific747 : Denmark has more coastline than continental USA So that'd be minus Greenland and the Faroe Islands for DK and minus Alaska and Hawaii and other overse
26 wn700driver : Does that count the USA's Gulf Coast? Or the Great Lakes? If so, wow. I knew about Norway, what with all those fjords, but that's pretty amazing abou
27 Post contains images vikkyvik : 1.) Still my favorite equation in math, and still boggles my mind even though I've learned it in multiple math classes: e^(i*pi) = -1 Or, to phrase it
28 Post contains images sw733 : Well, it's not a planet
29 vikkyvik :
30 Post contains images sw733 :
31 san747 : Yeah, basically the estimated how many flakes are in a square mile of snow an inch deep, then estimate how much snow falls per year and the amount of
32 lhr380 : Got told that a while ago and hate it s the only thing I see when I see it lol Really!!!! Alex and Gav must have produced enough for 6 by now lol
33 Post contains images Fly2HMO : There's so many facts here that are little more than urban legends and came from those lame chain emails. Let get some real facts out here shall we? I
34 Post contains images san747 :
35 AirPacific747 : I think it only goes for the coastlines at the oceans, but I am not 100% sure. But yes, no one believes me when I tell them this.
36 Post contains links einsteinboricua : Somehow, I'm still not convinced. I mean, I know Denmark has a few islands scattered nearby, but I'd have to see measurements. How can a country many
37 vikkyvik : Mt. McKinley (Denali) has the highest topographic prominence of any mountain that's not a high point of the land mass on which it's situated (it's 3rd
38 ghifty : Should tell this to all my friends who hate flying..
39 Post contains images NWADC9 :
40 Superfly : That means you can lick someone to death.
41 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : La petite mort, 'Fly, la petite mort.
42 planeguy727 : You can't lick your elbow (and yes, some of you will try) Yak's milk is pink
43 Post contains images san747 : Hey, I posted that pic and now it's gone! Oh well, I'll join you in accepting the challenge then
44 Post contains links nighthawk : No, "Marilyn Manson was NOT on the Winder Years". This question got asked so much, that BBC Radio 1 named a feature after this, whereby people wrote
45 AirPacific747 : Yes, that is of course with Alaska and Hawaii included. If we include Greenland to Denmarks coastline, then Denmark still has much more coastline. Bu
46 Post contains links and images nighthawk : This is not that hard to work out. According to the CIA World Factbook, the coastlines of the two countries are as follows: Denmark: 7314km USA (Tota
47 AirPacific747 : Okay so even if "myth is busted", it is still quite thought provoking that such a small country is just 700 km short of coastline compared to such a
48 JJJ : In the US, maybe, but the whole world? No way.
49 LGWflyer : Oh a definite must! Also you probaly know this already, but its safer flying than driving to the airport itself.
50 Fly2HMO : Indeed it is. And one that makes tree-huggers cringe: airliners pollute less, and are more fuel efficient than cars on a per-passenger carried basis.
51 LGWflyer : One thing you notice with all these anti-plane tree-huggers is they all drive big cars which pollute. Also I love how they moan about air travel, but
52 Baroque : And two of those three seem to be either German or from the USA who maybe cannot read signs warning of crocodiles, or regard them as a challenge, or
53 Post contains links and images GAIsweetGAI : They'll get you with FAR 91.13 For those of you who are unfamiliar with regulations - it's the paragraph that says that you can't operate an aircraft
54 PITingres : The lowest highest point (by state) in the USA is in Florida, at about 300 feet about sea level. The highest lowest point in the USA is in Colorado, a
55 Revelation : When I was in Florida, me and my girl were walking a few blocks to the beach. We were passing a nice looking pond on the side of the road, and I spot
56 StarAC17 : I doubt that because it Florida if you down a couple feet especially in South Florida you hit groundwater and in such as flat state you would have wa
57 Post contains images BAViscount : I thought there was a forum rule that all posts have to be in English. I'm afraid that all of the above is in some little-spoken dialect of Gobbledyg
58 planeguy727 : The OP is saying the highest point in FL is 300 ft above sea level, and of the highest points from each of the 50 US states this is the lowest.
59 Post contains images vikkyvik : While we're on the subject of geography.... The highest point (Mt. Whitney) and lowest point (Badwater, Death Valley) of the continental US are separ
60 luckyone : Channeling Jodie Foster from "Contact" are we?? She's ok to go!!!! The skin over your elbow is called the weenis. Estelle Getty was actually over a y
61 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Ah but you see in class G airspace it's (technically) pretty much do whatever-the-heck-you-want territory . That's why all the restricted private "ai
62 Post contains links Baroque : Ouch, but funny in (safe) retrospect. In Baytown, I once stopped to photographs the Exxon EDS plant when it was operating and as I stood by the side
63 lhr380 : Mythbusters dispelled this one. It was a big piece of paper, but they did it.
64 StarAC17 : Yeah I get the post now, mods you are welcome to delete mine. I misunderstood the post but get it now. It was the size of a warehouse floor if I reca
65 czbbflier : I hope not.... Signed, Brian
66 Post contains images vikkyvik : I believe you mean "shallow and pedantic". I suppose I would be if I remembered lines from that movie. Not quite so cool, but Sean Connery is only 12
67 Post contains images Gyreaux130J : Very Subjective terms Kinda like: There is a lot of gray area in the FAR's, enough to make even aviation lawyer's heads spin Disclaimer: Just because
68 Post contains images Airstud : The very first scanning of the now ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode was on a pack of Wrigley Company chewing gum in June 1974. Halifax,
69 Maxair : The word 'Hello' was not widely used until the introduction of the telephone....
70 EDICHC : Apparently it is legal requirement for a taxi in the City of London to carry a bale of hay. The nearest national capital city to Perth, Western Austra
71 Baroque : And in the early part of the jet age after departing Sydney, it was more convenient to land in Perth (or Dawin) than to essay a non-stop flight to Ja
72 Post contains images NoWorries : Some early computers implemented memory using columns of mercury ... gives a whole new meaning to the expression "memory leak" ...
73 Post contains images yooyoo : it does since blind people don't drive and take cabs.
74 Post contains images mffoda : What Ass came up with that one!
75 Post contains images LGWflyer : Haha!
76 Post contains images er757 : Not really - the resulting stomach ache and diarreha just makes you forget about the headache Another geographical one - Reno is farther west than Lo
77 Post contains images LGWflyer : Haha alright.
78 EDICHC : Edinburgh is further west than Bristol.
79 T8KE0FF : I had to look at Google Maps just to check that one, and it's true! Geez! Anyway, here's some of my own.. According to an old English system of time
80 Baroque : An equine relation of the one that means that in Aus with all its poisonous snakes, poisonous octopus, aggressive and fatally poisonous spiders, pois
81 Baroque : More amazingly, yesterday Newcastle upon Tyne was very close to 10 degrees C hotter than Sydney.
82 LGWflyer : Is your winter just finishing? Cause I know Aus is way hot in Nov/Dec...
83 Quokka : Well here in WA it is well into Spring and we have just experienced some of the wettest weather for some time. Melbourne is notorious (at least by re
84 Baroque : It was 17C when I left LHR last Monday, and about 14 when I arrived in Syd a day later, admittedly at 7 pm, but the max was only about 16 the next da
85 comorin : Useless fun fact: There have been 130 useless fun facts posted so far...I guess that's 131 now... To all you would-be coastline measurers, not to be p
86 T8KE0FF : With all of these England-Australia comparisons, I read somewhere (can't remember where) but Leeds, England, gets LESS rain a year than Sydney, Austra
87 LGWflyer : Haha and yes I also did not know that! I have more facts for everyone, this time geography... Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. Grand Rap
88 474218 : Any "Global Warming/Climate Change" data that comes out of the University of East Anglia!
89 EDICHC : Australia - Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Great Southern Ocean
90 EDICHC : What about Azerbaijan?
91 planeguy727 : What about Annapolis, MD - Dover, DE - Carson City, NV - Concord, NH - Montpellier, VT? They all have nearby airports with commercial service, but no
92 Post contains images LGWflyer : Haha whoops! I guess the website I got the facts from isn't a good one. Oh well I'll have to find some more... which you'll probably correct.
93 LGWflyer : Here we are, correct if you must... Canada is an Indian word meaning "BigVillage". Chicago is closer to Moscow than to Rio de Janeiro. The Bronx, New
94 petertenthije : No it ain't. Brooklyn is named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, roughly 20 KM south of Amsterdam. The Dutch translation for broken valley is "ge
95 Post contains images LGWflyer :
96 DeltaMD90 : Great Southern Ocean??? I never heard of that. In our schools they teach 4 oceans--Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Indian. Then again, isn't North and
97 LGWflyer : The Southern Ocean is well south of Australia, Africa and South America. All water you see inbetween the inhabited continents and Antarctica is known
98 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : I just wikipedia'd it. Interesting stuff, this "5th ocean" is kind of in a gray zone of being recognized or not. I can attest for US education that t
99 Post contains links san747 : MQ has service to DFW and LAX on jungle jets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Municipal_Airport
100 comorin : There is a Great Southern Ocean or Southern Ocean as it is known to circumnavigating sailors. I too was taught only about the four oceans but it's th
101 Baroque : There was a famous (infamous) "globe according to GW Bush", that had "Here be dragons" across the Gt S Ocean. Now here is a useless fact, unless you
102 CXfirst : Many incorrectly assume that Longyearbyen (literally Longyearcity) on Svalbard is named that way due to either the isolation, where the year might see
103 einsteinboricua : I've been taught about Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic. However, some classes defended the idea of an Antarctic ocean as well, but on a map, ju
104 Quokka : At 1128 metres above sea-level, the highest mountain in Western Australia that has a summit accessible by vehicle, is named Mount Nameless. How did it
105 Post contains images Baroque : I know you did not ask, but here are two micrographs of Spitzbergen coal. The grey tone are a white light photograph and the yellow to orange photogr
106 Post contains images LGWflyer : Yeah I find it all interesting. To be honest all school's are pretty much the same (useless haha). I'd say I leart more stuff over the course of 2 ye
107 Delboy : Most banks have Braille on drive-through ATM machines. (Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?) Now that is bloody funny
108 comorin : Son, you are Disappoint:
109 Delboy : Comorin I was quoting reply 22 but forgot to put the quotation in! Mind you, I suppose some half head believes that this is actually real!!
110 nighthawk : It's plausible - ATM's (and specifically their keyboards) will be mass produced, and the manufacturer will not know what the intended location of the
111 vikkyvik : Ah, you beat me to that one. I also had never heard of the Southern Ocean (what a lame name!) until I was looking something up on Wikipedia the other
112 Post contains images aero145 : Useless fact of the day: “ATM” means “Automated teller machine” Thus, Nighthawk is the only one in this thread who got the abbreviation right,
113 Post contains images comorin : All is forgiven now!!
114 er757 : On a somewhat related note, my fair city of Seattle gets less rain per year than Miami or Boston. That surprises a lot of people who associate Seattl
115 vikkyvik : No surprise about Miami - those afternoon rain/thundershowers are torrential! Boston is a bit of a surprise, even though I grew up there. One that I'
116 er757 : Well, actually that brings up another bit of useless info. Chicago's nickname has nothing to do with weather. A reporter from New York City coined th
117 vikkyvik : I'd actually heard that too, but have heard/seen both origins supported. So I don't know.... It is pretty darn windy there, though (Boston, too)!
118 Post contains images er757 : Yeah it is - definitely more than out here in Seattle where I live now. I tend to believe the newspaper man story but since I wasn't alive when it wa
119 LGWflyer : Just recently I swear I saw or heard something about Chicago not being the windiest city and actually places like NYC and Boston are more windy. So C
120 WestWing : This has apparently never been true - just an urban legend. And the furthest is Hamilton, Bermuda.
121 luckyone : And the rule only applies for the English language. It goes out the window in most others. As well as "What is your PIN number?"...
122 Superfly : Chicago was nicknamed the Windy City not for the wind but for the politicians and city boosters who were full of "hot air." This term was created in
123 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Actually, that's not true. Bonobos do it, too. Here's some strange but real laws, courtesy dumblaws.com: In Alabama: It is illegal to wear a fake mou
124 Post contains images vikkyvik : That's why the drum circle is in Venice!
125 wn700driver : Awww, man...
126 Post contains images Quokka : Yes, I wish that more dogs would keep their masters under proper control. I had always wondered why the USSR never used their bombs. Now I know: they
127 san747 : That's because T-mec has a big old duck pond right next to one of the busiest intersections in the city! I've never heard of them wandering close to
128 Post contains images Superfly : Ooops!!!!!!! I can understand this law. Keeps down on the number of cat fights. I can understand this law if your wife's name is Hillary.... I wonder
129 Post contains images Aloha717200 : More Dumb Laws! In Colorado: One may not mutilate a rock in a state park. It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence. (Alamosa): Throwing
130 Post contains images LGWflyer : Oh right, I never knew that. You learn new something everyday. Yep knew that one already. Hahaha this has got to be the funniest! I would like to mee
131 LGWflyer : I just found some funny laws from around the world: In South Korea, traffic police must make a report of all bribes that they receive from drivers. Al
132 Post contains images Quokka : That's an unwritten law in most countries.
133 aero145 : Pricesely – although it doesn’t annoy me, I think saying “PIN number” is simple ignorance, because PIN isn’t a name but a simple abbreviati
134 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Here's more Dumb Laws! In Georgia The term “sadomasochistic abuse” is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffin
135 thegreatRDU : There is no hope for humanity LOL Good reads...keep em coming
136 LGWflyer : Here are some more: It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. It
137 Post contains images HAWK21M : Is that true?........
138 CharlieNoble : Especially when there's only 2 dildos in the house...
139 Post contains images LGWflyer : Haha to be honest, I haven't a clue. LOL
140 LGWflyer : Some more... In Liverpool, it is illegal for saleswomen to be topless, but only in tropical fish stores. A bed may not be hung out of a window. It is
141 wn700driver : Well, yeah. That would apply to towing a vehicle, not pushing it down a hill or something... Not really a strange law there...
142 CharlieNoble : LOL that is a good law...but obviously not enforced or there'd be nobody to wait tables.
143 Post contains images Superfly : That was awesome!
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