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"Did you know?" - Random fun and interesting facts


By Daditude

5 months ago



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    #52 5 months ago
    Quoted from Mr68:

    You forgot alcohol.

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    #53 5 months ago

    This is both the earliest known photo of Paris AND the earliest known photo of a human. Zoom into the lower-left and observe the fellow standing on the street corner apparently getting a shoe shine; there were undoubtedly scores of other people present, but he was the only one that remained still enough to be captured by the long-exposure shot. (circa 1839, 10-minute exposure daguerreotype):

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    #54 5 months ago

    Turtles breathe through their butts.

    #55 5 months ago

    Hippos fart through their mouths.

    LTG : )

    #56 5 months ago

    #57 5 months ago

    Hippos fart through their mouths because their stomachs are at the front of their bodies. It also means that hippo sounds are actually farting sounds.

    Wasn't talking about noise generated by crapping.

    LTG : )

    #58 5 months ago
    Quoted from Oaken:

    Turtles breathe through their butts.

    Quoted from LTG:

    Hippos fart through their mouths.

    This seems like that start some animal centipede horror film.

    #59 5 months ago

    Floyd Patterson was the first Heavyweight Boxing Champion to win the title twice in his career. Muhammad Ali, the first to win it three times.

    #60 5 months ago
    Quoted from Eightball88:

    Ok let me try:
    Hit
    Walk
    Hit by pitch
    Error
    Dropped third strike
    Catcher’s interference
    Fielder’s choice
    Infield fly rule?
    Balk?
    Fielder’s interference?
    Ok those last three were guesses....

    I WAS BORN ON THIRD BASE

    #61 5 months ago
    Quoted from flipout:

    I WAS BORN ON THIRD BASE

    Gee, I thought you hit a triple!

    #62 5 months ago

    wine is fine, but whiskey is quicker. it is also said that suicide is slow with liquor

    #63 5 months ago

    Intergluteal Cleft is the medical term for butt crack.

    #64 5 months ago

    “Perineum” is the medical term for “taint”.

    #65 5 months ago

    Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia - brain freeze from ice cream.

    LTG : )

    #66 5 months ago

    Troublesome Creek area of Kentucky is home to blue people.

    LTG : )

    #67 5 months ago

    Although it might sound a little strange, the word for an individual piece of spaghetti is spaghetto. The same goes for a single piece of confetti, which is confetto, as well as a single piece of graffiti, which is graffito, according to Merriam-Webster.

    #68 5 months ago

    owls dont have bum-holes
    they poop out of their mouths

    #69 5 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    owls dont have bum-holes
    they poop out of their mouths

    Sorry, that is not true. They regurgitate much of what they swallow, but they do poop normally.

    #70 5 months ago
    Quoted from BeaglePuss:

    While it’s a famous palindrome, it’s nowhere near the longest. A palindrome sentence could be infinitely long for that matter.

    OK...show me a longer palindrome.

    #71 5 months ago
    Quoted from MajorDrainer:

    OK...show me a longer palindrome.

    I attached a palindrome poem that’s far longer, but there are countless examples (literally) longer than what you posted. There’s an infinite number of nonsensical-words you could piece together to create long palindrome sentences.

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    #72 5 months ago

    There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name.
    Can you guess the answer to this random fact? You’ll find a Z (Arizona), a J (New Jersey), and even two X’s (New Mexico and Texas)—but not a single Q.

    #73 5 months ago

    The drummer from Nirvana is the lead singer in Foo Fighters

    #74 5 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    owls dont have bum-holes
    they poop out of their mouths

    Technically, they have a cloaca which excretes waste and Uric acid. Essentially pee and poop together. Their eggs also come out of the cloaca. What they can’t digest like bones and feathers, their gizzard compacts and they basically throw up. Since poop is digested food, they do not poop out of their mouths.

    #75 5 months ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Las Vegas is further west than Los Angeles
    Edit: Yes, it’s Reno, not Las Vegas. Never said I was smart!

    Reno is also Closer to L.A. than San Francisco is (about 35 miles, in a straight line)

    #76 5 months ago
    Quoted from Oaken:

    Favorite palindrome: taco cat

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    #77 5 months ago
    Quoted from MajorDrainer:

    OK...show me a longer palindrome.

    I always liked:

    A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal--Panama!

    #78 5 months ago

    You can’t sneeze in your sleep.

    #79 5 months ago

    90% give or take of the cells in and on our body are not ours but rather things living on and in us.

    #80 5 months ago

    Aspen trees are the largest living organism.

    #81 5 months ago

    Air molecules at room temperature are banging off each other at something in the vicinity of 800 mph.

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    #82 5 months ago

    Did you know pinside has 5.5 Trolls per 100 members.

    #83 5 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Did you know pinside has 5.5 Trolls per 100 members.

    Seems way low. Did you mean every troll has 5.5 accounts?

    #84 5 months ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    Seems way low.

    Trying to be kind

    #85 5 months ago

    House flies defecate 4 to 5 times an hour.....

    #86 5 months ago

    Peanuts aren’t technically nuts
    They’re legumes.

    According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.” That means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.

    #87 5 months ago

    If intelligent life on some inhabitable planet that is located 100 light years away from earth created a super powerful telescope and were watching us right now at this moment, they would be seeing what was going on May 13, 1920 (since they are 100 light years away).

    (at least I think that is right)

    #88 5 months ago
    Quoted from pin2d:

    If intelligent life on some inhabitable planet that is located 100 light years away from earth created a super powerful telescope and were watching us right now at this moment, they would be seeing what was going on May 13, 1920 (since they are 100 light years away).
    (at least I think that is right)

    I just closed my curtains.

    #89 5 months ago
    Quoted from Mr68:

    I just closed my curtains.

    Good idea in case they're still watching on May 13, 2120.

    #90 5 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    Peanuts aren’t technically nuts
    They’re legumes.
    According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.” That means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.

    But how is a seed not a "fruit or seed"?

    Another fun fact, people who argue whether something is a fruit or vegetable are tools. A vegetable is anything edible from vegetation, i.e. plants. All fruits are vegetables.

    #91 5 months ago

    The largest gas station in the world is the Buc-ee's Station in New Braunfels, Texas, with 68,000 square feet of retail sales space. The gas Station is located on Interstate highway 35, opened in 1982.

    #92 5 months ago

    Largest McDonalds in the world is in Orlando Florida.

    LTG : )

    #93 5 months ago
    Quoted from pin2d:

    If intelligent life on some inhabitable planet that is located 100 light years away from earth created a super powerful telescope and were watching us right now at this moment, they would be seeing what was going on May 13, 1920 (since they are 100 light years away).
    (at least I think that is right)

    And if you leave Earth now to visit the telescope traveling at the speed of light, in 100 years you can watch your ancestors.

    #94 5 months ago
    Quoted from Jgaltr56:

    And if you leave Earth now to visit the telescope traveling at the speed of light, in 100 years you can watch your ancestors.

    Or would you be watching yourself in current day?

    #95 5 months ago

    Scaphism was a method of execution where a victim was trapped between two boats with his head, hands, and feet outside, force-fed milk and honey and then covered with the same, and left exposed in the sun to be tortured and eaten by insects and vermin. Men could last a couple of weeks before expiring, and the milk and honey treatments were repeated every day.

    #96 5 months ago

    Tucson AZ
    Mt Lemmon Ski Valley
    Most southern ski area in the continental United states!

    #97 5 months ago

    The traffic crossover just East of the Takutu River Bridge (which links the Left Hand Traffic Of Guyana and the Right Hand Traffic Of Brazil) is at the only border in the Americas where traffic changes sides.

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    #98 5 months ago

    (never mind, I'm slow, post deleted).

    #99 5 months ago

    The first image ever transmitted via the technology that would become television was a simple straight line.

    The very first continuously broadcast television image was that of a 13-inch tall paper mache model of Felix the Cat. Engineers had to watch transmission quality in those formative days and constantly adjust it to keep the picture as sharp as they could. Because nobody wanted to sit for hours on camera under the hot studio lights, they went with a model of Felix - because he also just so happened to be the perfect color combination: black and white.

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    #100 5 months ago

    Built in 1964 , Iowa 80 TruckStop is the worlds largest one.

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