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A Few Facts Of Life...  
User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

DID YOU KNOW.....

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so - apart from Bones ).

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetic Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.

In average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

Rats and horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

if you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrial or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Cat's urine glows under a black-light.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

How did you know Id try to lick my elbow??? ehehehe your right I can't do it either...LOL

Alex.



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

I didn't try to lick my elbow, and also I don't give much credibility to many of the claims here. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. What rubbish!

And furthermore, If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrial or their vehicles? isn't a fact, it's a question.

airways1


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

My friend Jes can lick her elbow. I've seen her do it. It is bizarre.
Tony


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Airways1, the duck's quack thing is absolutely true. Also, the strange fact they are giving you on the alien thing is not that aliens exist, but that that unusual piece of legislation exists. The author merely presented that fact with his own ponderence.

P.S. I don't believe you when you tell us you didn't try to lick your elbow heh heh  Big grin



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

lol...definitely attempted the elbow lick....


MIA777
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond

No. They say "bless you" because sneezing is a sign of illness. How, pray tell, could anybody have found that the heart paused for a thousandth of its cycle when sneezing, without the most modern medical equipment?

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so - apart from Bones ).

Somebody actually conducted a huge study that lasted 80 years, even though it would yield no other benefit than to contradict a few cartoons?

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetic Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.

Heinz set up a secret German division that hasn't survived in other records, and broke the embargo, solely in order to supply pasta swastikas to those few Germans who actually adored the symbol? It's an interesting idea.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Of course duck's quacks echo! How could ducks imbue their quacks with some special sonic properties that prevent the sounds reflecting from distant surfaces?

Nobody knows why because it's completely false, and the only people who believe things like this are busy spending all their day forwarding such banal messages, buying penis enlargement pills, and engaging in lucrative contracts with the nieces of deceased Nigerian oil magnates.

Sorry. I'm in a bad mood.  Big grin



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

"Sorry. I'm in a bad mood."

Good thing you mention it, nobody would have guessed!  Big grin Would you? Big grin



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Look up the Audible Fowl Resonance Repeater Research Committee and look for the info. They've conducted numerous tests on the duck quacks and prove they absolutely do not echo. Their advancement on the understanding of this phenomenon tells us that it has something to do with the unique frequency pitch sequence. This FPS is no where else on Earth and can only be found in some interplanatary volcanic activity. Amazing stuff. It is speculated that ducks gained this feature in the evolutionary process. The Thiamopasaur was a notorious duck eater and would hunt ducks in the morning. They would target the larger groups of ducks who would hide in deep carverns created by rock formations. When ducks quacked in these, the echo confused the Thia into think there were many more ducks than there really were. To avoid being targeted, the duck developed its notorious unechoable quack. Ducks that echoed were eaten.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

wow is this true?


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6281 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

The insect eating while sleeping is untrue. The numbers are close to yearly intake though.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Look at it this way, they're a good source of protein.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I cant lick my elbow...no supprise. Although the insect eating fact is interesting. Just hoping a cockroach doesnt try to waltz in, those suckers are big..bon appetite.




"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrial or their vehicles?

First of all, look up the Title 14 CFR. This particular CFR has been deleted. Secondly, look at the date it was enacted and think about what happened just 4 days later (HINT: "The Eagle has landed"). THAT is why such legislation was enacted - because of the unknown.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Yes, your right, the agle has landed, WITH MY GREAT UNCLE IN IT!!!!

Yes...you heard me right, I am claiming my great uncle is Neil Armstrong the astronaut.

I know some won't believe me, but I swear on the holy bible its true.

Alex.



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Well, I've dated a girl or two who could lick their elbows. Also, I have read many times that the average USA diet includes yearly ingestion of various insects measured by the pounds while eating, from cereals and grains, to other processed foodstuffs. As IMissPiedmont sez, it's just protein.

Audible Fowl Resonance Repeater Research Committee ?  Smile ...Jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Speaking of the Facts of Life....

"You take the Good, You take the bad;
You take them both and then you have:
The Facts of Life! The Facts of Life!"

I thought that was what this threat was about!  Smile

N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Okay, I am buying the duck echo thing for a couple of reasons: I am no engineer, but I am sure it has something to do with the properties of the sound waves that are emitted from a duck when he quacks. In order to echo, the sound has to bounce off of something and return intact. My guess is that the sound waves dissipate before they can be returned. Why, I don't have a clue.

The second reason is something I think that is called a "phantom battle." Supposedly, during the American Civil War, there were times that commanders could be watching a battle from a few hundred yards that included cannon fire, but could not hear it. For some reason, the sound waves were surpressed as they traveled from the battle to the observers and no sound was heard.

So, if a man can watch, but not hear a cannon fire, then a duck can quack and not produce an echo.



Always a pallbearer, never a corpse.
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

In average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.

Do family members count?

Signed,
AA61hvy



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

The insect eating while sleeping is untrue. The numbers are close to yearly intake though.

ahh... nice to know though


User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Damnit stop taunting me! I've been trying that elbow thing for days now.

User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

My friend can lick his elbow!! it's pretty amazing since I can't get anywhere near it....


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

Yup, I tried to lick my elbow Big grin

R41


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