Random fact of the day!

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  1. OpenAussieMale

    OpenAussieMale Active Member

    From a biological standpoint, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and even mulberries aren't actually berries.
    HOWEVER, fruits such as eggplant, grapes, tomatoes, chillies and even bananas ARE technically berries.

    The fruit. They lie.
     
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  2. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

    Great apes, including chimpanzees and orangutans, have absolutely no appreciation of music whatsoever. Research has shown they can't tell the difference between Beethoven and Bieber, and that music is all just meaningless sound to them.
     
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  3. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

    There is enough DNA in the average person's body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back - 17 times.
     
  4. FlirtingHubby

    FlirtingHubby Well-Known Member

    Copy/pasted

    "The Universe Train

    The universe is so vast that it's difficult to establish a scale of reference, but this freight train analogy might help put it into perspective:

    Imagine each star in the known universe is represented by a grain of sand. A thimble would hold all the stars visible on a clear, dark summer night. A dump truck would contain the Milky Way, the galaxy in which the Sun resides.

    To demonstrate all the stars in the known universe, we need a freight train with hopper cars filled with sand. The train begins to pass us at a level crossing. We count the cars as they roar by at one per second. The minutes pass, then hours, then days. We would have to keep count 24 hours a day for three years before the universe train would complete its pass.

    The universe train would use all the sand on all the beaches on Earth and would be long enough to stretch around the planet 25 times."
     
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  5. Misha000

    Misha000 Well-Known Member

    If someone places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. :confused:
    This brings new meaning to the term "drink yourself to death" :eek:
     
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  6. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

    Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
     
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  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

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    I'm a SOUTHPAW.
     
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  8. OpenAussieMale

    OpenAussieMale Active Member

    Nicotine, the substance that makes cigarettes addictive, is lethal in doses of as little as 0.5mg/kg
    (Meaning your average 180lb man dies after consuming about 40mg, or about the size of a water drop), making it more lethal than arsenic or bleach.
     
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  9. FlirtingHubby

    FlirtingHubby Well-Known Member

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  10. Misha000

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  11. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

    One third of the world population has never made a telephone call.
     
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  12. OpenAussieMale

    OpenAussieMale Active Member

    Petrichor is the word describing the scent of rain on dry earth. After a long dry spell, when the train first starts to fall, that subtle, earthy, yet very pleasant smell.

    In Japanese, the phrase komorebi refers to the dappling of sunlight through trees.

    Oddly specific words...
     
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  13. WildMan

    WildMan Active Member

    Best thing to do when spider bit is put a nine volt battery in water and stick the ends on the bite. The electric charge neutralizes the venom.
     
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  14. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

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  15. Louise_angel

    Louise_angel Well-Known Member

    The Best Way To Get Over a Breakup, According to Science:
    Writing a list of as many negative things about your ex as you can think of once a day until you feel better.
     
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  16. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

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    My favorite Chocolate of all.
     
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  17. Fireball69

    Fireball69 Well-Known Member

    The opening lines of Jerome K. Jerome’s Three men in a boat are: ‘There were four of us.’
    Chapter 1
    Three Invalids. — Sufferings of George and Harris. — A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies. — Useful prescriptions. — Cure for Liver complaint in children. — We agree that we are overworked, and need rest. — A week on the rolling deep? — George suggests the river. — Montmorency lodges an objection. — Original motion carried by majority of three to one.

    ...There were four of us — George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.
     
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  18. Fireball69

    Fireball69 Well-Known Member

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  19. WildMan

    WildMan Active Member

    Only 50% of red colored berries, 10% of white and yellow, and 90% of black and blue berries are edible. So use the phrase Black and Blue good for you... White, Yellow, and Red kill you dead.
     
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  20. WildMan

    WildMan Active Member

    Bit of Survival knowledge for you:

    You can eat a Tree's inner bark called the Cambium Layer...
    Plenty of our ancestors used this edible inner layer of tree bark as both food and medicine. Many Native American cultures included the inner bark of pines and other trees as an important staple of their diet. This use was so common in some areas that early explorers visiting North America recorded acres of trees stripped of bark for food by the locals.

    In Sweden and Finland, Pine bark bread has been made for centuries from rye flour, with the toasted and ground inner layer of pine bark added. The Sami people of northern Europe used large sheets of Pine bark that were peeled from the trees in springtime, dried out and stored for use as a staple food throughout the year. This bark was reportedly consumed fresh, dried or roasted to a crisp.

    Inner tree bark can be obtained in large amounts year round, just by "skinning" a single tree, or by taking advantage of living limbs that have broken off during storms. The bark is relatively nutritious, packing about 500-600 calories to the pound, but it may be bitter tasting depending on the species and the tree's growing conditions. Most inner bark contains a surprising amount of digestible starches, some sugar, vitamins, minerals, and the bark also has tons of fiber, so brace yourself for a good internal scrubbing
     
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