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Interesting Facts

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

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

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won\'t be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.

Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.

The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.

During World War II, IBM built the computers the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.

The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

The deadliest war in history excluding World War II was a civil war in China in the 1850s in which the rebels were led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus Christ.

Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this.

Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever.

The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.

Men can breastfeed babies

There is a rare condition called Exploding Head Syndrome which you have probably never heard of.

Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

In some (maybe all) Asian countries, the family name is written first and the individual name written second

Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860

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    Cisco_Kid
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 22:32:16 (permalink)
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    some interesting and some funny ones....

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 22:34:55 (permalink)
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    Some of them must be bollox. I think.

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 22:36:06 (permalink)
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    The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.


    This is untrue, he popularised it. (think i spelt that wrong).

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 23:03:47 (permalink)
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    Can you reference the proof of these please
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 23:09:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: plug1

    Some of them must be bollox. I think.

    Agree here. Exploding heads. err. ok.
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 23:20:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: supermick

    ORIGINAL: plug1

    Some of them must be bollox. I think.

    Agree here. Exploding heads. err. ok.


    this ones true, ive seen it happen.

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/13 23:47:10 (permalink)
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    There is a syndrome called this but its to do with a loud banging noise in your head, not your head exploding



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    Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.


    Bollocks. *learns to write with right hand*

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 00:00:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: lilbigman


    Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.


    Bollocks. *learns to write with right hand*


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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 01:46:45 (permalink)
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    Men can breastfeed babies

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 01:53:27 (permalink)
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    The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever.


    that can't be right, how can they tell how many people have ever lived and died?
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 02:16:21 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: BeginnerBoy

    The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever.


    that can't be right, how can they tell how many people have ever lived and died?



    They would look at how fast the population is increasing now then work backwards from that


    Think think if 2 people on average have 2 kids

    2*2 = 4

    These 4 then have 2 kids

    4*2 = 8

    These 8 then have 2 kids

    8*2 = 16

    and so on till really massive numbers start coming out.

    And wot with people living longer now and if births really out number deaths by twice as much then its easily possible more people exist now then ever have.
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 02:31:59 (permalink)
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    but back to caveman times, people would have a lot more offspring and a lot more people would be dying
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 02:52:22 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: BeginnerBoy

    but back to caveman times, people would have a lot more offspring and a lot more people would be dying


    Maybe not. They had to hunt for food during that time so I guess they didn't want 'that' many extras to feed.

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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 05:57:13 (permalink)
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    Thomas Crapper invented the ballcock.
    the flushing toilet was invented hundred of years earlier.
    I mean it's hardly a complex idea is it.
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 06:26:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: daKensta

    I mean it's hardly a complex idea is it.
    water wash poo away.


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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 16:21:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: lilbigman

    Maybe not. They had to hunt for food during that time so I guess they didn't want 'that' many extras to feed.


    but i bet after a hard days huntin they sure did want some cave style lovin!
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 16:29:54 (permalink)
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    The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever


    This one is definitely incorrect. This link shows an analysis:

    http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7421

    I have also seen other estimates which put the figure around 11%. What is clear is that the number of people alive today is nowhere near more than the number who have died.
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    RE: Interesting Facts 2006/07/14 16:34:39 (permalink)
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    The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever.


    That's not true. The number of people alive today accounts for about 10% of all the people that have ever lived. You have to bear in mind, there is still widespread disagreement as to what is human in evolutionary terms, and therefore a disagreement as to how long humans have been around.

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