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2008/05/21 16:24:53 (permalink)
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MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread


When describing me the other day, a friend of my girlfriend said I was a big guy but not Freakishly large (I neglected to mention that "Freakishly Large" was actually my overall goal). He then continued by saying "He's certainly not a meathead"

There seems to be a general misconception from a section of the general public that well built guys (or indeed ladies, for that matter) are not very intelligent. This isn't the first time I've heard this prejudice.

SO in order to challenge this misconception, this thread is for 'Miscellaneous interesting facts.'
Share and impart interesting information, Surprise your freinds with very random knowledge, pub quizzes and dinner party conersations to make yourself sound like a genius.


I'll go first:
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    mak
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:25:38 (permalink)
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    The origns of the days of the week:

    Sun's-day

    Moon's-day

    Tiw's-day - Tiw (Tyr): god of battle and victory

    Woden's-day - Woden/Wotan (Odin): Father and ruler of the gods and mortals; god of war, learning, poetry and the dead

    Thor's-day - Thor: god of thunder and sky, and good crops; son of Odin and Frigg

    Frigg's (Friia's)-day - Frigg (Friia): wife of Odin; great mother of the gods; goddess of married love

    Saturn's-day - Saturn (Kronos): god of fertility, agriculture
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:28:08 (permalink)
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    Can I used Wiki? lol
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:31:53 (permalink)
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    Yes you may, but it must be
    a) True
    b) genuinely interesting - (Roots my good fellow you just failed)
    c) the kind of information that people will gnuinely think is interestign and make you sound smart


    *this thread is relatively tongue in cheeky before people start asking why I'm trying to falsely sound smart by getting random information from a forum)
    Join in though. You might learn something!


    ORIGINAL: cu3ed

    Can I used Wiki? lol

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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:34:50 (permalink)
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    If you have 23 people in a room, it is more likely than not that at least 2 share the same birthday.
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    mak
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:38:44 (permalink)
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    Awwww
    *hugs


    ... the gay mice post is much more like it!



    ORIGINAL: Roots



    b) genuinely interesting - (Roots my good fellow you just failed)



    DOH

    c) the kind of information that people will gnuinely think is interestign and make you sound smart


    i'll have you know that is possibly the smartest thing i have said this millenium


    post edited by mak - 2008/05/21 16:39:35
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:42:15 (permalink)
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    how does that work? that was in response to cheeky chappies post
    post edited by eagle1985 - 2008/05/21 16:43:51
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:49:43 (permalink)
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    The armadillo is the only other creature besides man able to contract cancer.


    Wherever you searched was rubbish then
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:50:39 (permalink)
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    A batman is a historical unit of mass. It originates from Persia and is equivalent to 2.97 kilograms

    Over fifty percent of the world's oxygen is provided by algae

    1 billion seconds is approximately 32 years

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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:59:13 (permalink)
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    As Man Utd are in the final today a couple of bits of trivia from there for you:

    Manchester United used to be called Newton Heath
    Peter Schmeicals middle name is "boleslaw"

    Encare sus temores, Viven sus suenos
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 16:59:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Roots


    ORIGINAL: eagle1985

    how does that work?



    well i assume the kalahari bushmen 'collect' (i'd rather not know how) the oil and then feed it to the kids

    everyone is happy!!

    i knew someone would get there before i edited it
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:01:13 (permalink)
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    Roots - your sites are lying to you on a couple of those
    Surely Male birds would need some kind of reroductive organ - and I know other animals can get cancer. sorry.
    Good efforts though my good man!
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:18:23 (permalink)
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    Carmen Electra is part cherokee (and fit)

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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:24:31 (permalink)
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    Verdi, the musician and composer of operas was also a pig farmer
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:29:27 (permalink)
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    Best thing to do is keep quiet and play dumb like they think you are, then when they least expect it unleash the full fury of your intelligence on them.
    post edited by Dazsw - 2008/05/21 17:33:28

    Till death do us train.


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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:31:24 (permalink)
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    yep agreed, that's what this thread is all about - the more knowledge the better.

    I'm quite well spoken - Apparently I sound like Roger Moore - I say anything even mildly intelligent and people are taken aback!


    ORIGINAL: Dazsw

    Best thing to do is keep quite and play dumb like they think you are, then when they least expect it unleash the full fury of your intelligence on them.

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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:34:18 (permalink)
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    Hit them with some history about the Mayans.

    Till death do us train.


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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:45:23 (permalink)
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    Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!

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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 17:47:01 (permalink)
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    I am super intelligent, here's some of the facts i know:

    Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.

    The life expectancy of a modern toilet is 50 years.

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.

    The three smartest breeds of dog are: 1) border collie 2) poodle 3) golden retriever.

    Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced .

    More educated people are more likely to drink alcohol (university students then.....)

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

    More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products

    Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

    A chip of silicon a 6mm square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a whole city block.

    There are actually registered organisations around the world called: "The institute of totally useless skills", "The international association of sand castle builders", "National society for prevention of cruelty to mushrooms", "Cookie cutter collectors club" and the "International correspondence of corkscrew addicts."

    Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

    A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

    The longest word in any normal dictionary is floccinaucinihilipilification...the measure of something as being worthless.

    Did you know it would take 2700 times the age of the universe to drive to the next galaxy in a bus travelling at 50KPH!

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

    One year is exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 54.5 seconds.

    Did you know that it would take 44,000 years to write out a googolplex? That is: 1 x 10 ^ (‘to the power of’)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!

    Months that begin with Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th. Butterflies taste with their feet 25% of women think money makes a man sexier.

    he numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

    President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

    In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

    Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

    The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

    In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

    The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

    According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

    Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

    Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

    There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

    Jake is an absolute God.

    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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    RE: MT's "Quite Interesting" Thread 2008/05/21 18:17:39 (permalink)
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    Good effort mate

    Think you need to get a proper hobby....

    Shut up and squat

    UGM
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