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


By Daditude

6 months ago



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    #201 6 months ago

    Did you know Mithridates VI of Pontus was known as the "Poison King"? He ingested small doses (Micro dosed) of every poison known to man at the time until he literally was immune to all poisons?

    Did you know that the idiot tried to Poison himself when Rome sacked his kingdom, and it failed miserably because he was immune? He had to then order his personal guards to stab him.

    #202 6 months ago

    Did you know that scientifically that once a year a woman goes crazy for 365 days a year? (My wife approved of this joke don't hate me lol)

    #203 6 months ago

    Michael J. Fox's middle name is Andrew.

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    #204 6 months ago
    Quoted from Captain-Flint:

    Did you know a Whales dick is called a Dork? So when you call someone a dork you are calling them a giant whale penis.

    The Blue Whale is laughing at all of the Animal Kingdom! Has the biggest of all

    #205 6 months ago

    Did you know that the Fan got buried beneath a pile of shit while we watched the TMNT reveal streams?

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    #206 6 months ago
    Quoted from Captain-Flint:

    Did you know a Whales dick is called a Dork? So when you call someone a dork you are calling them a giant whale penis.

    Sorry, that one's BS.
    https://www.liveabout.com/the-definition-of-dork-has-nothing-to-do-with-whales-3970586

    Dork.

    (Besides which, if it were true, whales are already gigantic, so you would have been calling them a regular-sized whale penis.)

    #207 5 months ago

    Black And Decker in 1961 invented the battery operated tools.

    #208 5 months ago

    From the subject of battery operated tools-Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the first battery operated vibrator in the 1880s. Not sure who pleased more, Black and Decker or Mortimer's device.

    #209 5 months ago

    Percentages are reversible, 25% of 10 is the same as 10% of 25. They are not equally easy ways to calculate the result in your head

    #210 5 months ago

    Oil is stored beneath the earth in rock less porous than concrete.

    #211 5 months ago

    Vulcan Point Island in the Philippines is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

    #212 5 months ago
    Quoted from mooch:

    Vulcan Point Island in the Philippines is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

    Inception Island

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    #213 5 months ago

    Wizard has 99 coils

    #214 5 months ago
    Quoted from Chuck_Sherman:

    Wizard has 99 coils

    and a bitch ain't one!

    #215 5 months ago

    Tv shows weren't called programs for nothing...

    #216 5 months ago
    Quoted from mooch:

    Vulcan Point Island in the Philippines is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

    Aack! Gotta take this fun fact back. Recent volcanic activity caused almost all of Crater Lake's water to evaporate. Vulcan Point is no longer surrounded by water.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/17/taal-volcanos-crater-lake-is-nearly-empty/

    #217 5 months ago

    The White Castle franchise was a response to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. With people scared about meat production (which wasn't the point of the book, the stockyard labor practices were) the restaurants utilized white tile, stainless steel and a viewing window into the kitchen to make people feel comfortable about eating there.

    The chain was founded in Wichita Kansas (though no locations exist in the state) as was Taco Tico, Freddy's Frozen Custard, and Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut was founded by two brothers enrolled at Wichita State University who decided to open a pizza place in a vacant spot next to their mom's grocery store after reading an article about the food in Life magazine. They didn't have a recipe and were given one by a former pilot who spent some time in New York. My high school history teacher attended WSU at the same time as the brothers and passed on the opportunity to be an initial investor. A regret he told every student for 40 years.

    #218 5 months ago

    The smallest skyscraper in the world, Wichita Falls, TX.

    This is the typical kind of flim-flammery that happened in the “wild west” oil boom days (sprinkled with a dash of Spinal Tap “Stonehenge” in this case). The building was proposed by a local oil rig builder, who verbally pitched a height of 480 feet (quite impressive in 1919) to potential investors; when the blueprints were drawn however, the height was written with the dreaded “ instead of ‘, and the little 40-foot tall dollhouse of a skyscraper was the end result! (Last I knew, it had been renovated and contained a resale shop; it’s only about 10x12’ inside, and about a third of that is occupied by the staircase, so it really is mostly useless except as a curiosity.)

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    #219 5 months ago

    When MTV played videos, Peter Gabriel's Sledge Hammer takes the win for most times played.

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    #220 5 months ago

    You can’t drive a car from North America into South America, due to the “Darien Gap”— an area of dense, dangerous and roadless jungle between Panama and Colombia. Though the roads in Yariza, Panama and Turbo, Colombia are only 66 miles apart, connecting roads are unlikely to be built here due to great expense, environmental concerns and the threat of diseased cattle and drug traffickers moving into Panama.

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    #221 4 months ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Sorry, that one's BS.
    https://www.liveabout.com/the-definition-of-dork-has-nothing-to-do-with-whales-3970586
    Dork.
    (Besides which, if it were true, whales are already gigantic, so you would have been calling them a regular-sized whale penis.)

    Well a whales penis is still called a dork. So when I call you a dork, you know I am referring to you looking like a giant whale penis. lol.... anyway I am prepared to debate this until I die. we alone could take this thread to fire just talking about the mighty whale penis.

    #222 4 months ago
    Quoted from mooch:Vulcan Point Island in the Philippines is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

    There is one of these in northern Canada. An island on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island, on the ocean. On Victoria Island.

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    Chances are that probably less than 200 people have ever seen it, or recognized it for what it is.

    #223 4 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    An island on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island, on the ocean.

    On a planet in the universe.

    #224 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr68:

    On a planet in the universe.

    ...in one tiny atom of some giant being’s fingernail.

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    #225 4 months ago
    Quoted from Captain-Flint:

    Well a whales penis is still called a dork. So when I call you a dork, you know I am referring to you looking like a giant whale penis. lol.... anyway I am prepared to debate this until I die. we alone could take this thread to fire just talking about the mighty whale penis.

    Except... simply insisting that something is true is not a debate. I cited an article stating that no one around whales calls it that. You can't just counter with "is too" and think that is any kind of valid argument.

    Actually, "dork" is simply a variant of "dick" and gained popularity in the 60's. Must've been during that big whaling fad back then, huh?

    #226 4 months ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Except... simply insisting that something is true is not a debate. I cited an article stating that no one around whales calls it that. You can't just counter with "is too" and think that is any kind of valid argument.
    Actually, "dork" is simply a variant of "dick" and gained popularity in the 60's. Must've been during that big whaling fad back then, huh?

    Yeah... but see I am not taking this seriously... you seem to be. lol

    #227 4 months ago
    Quoted from Captain-Flint:

    Yeah... but see I am not taking this seriously... you seem to be. lol

    How can you not take 5m long, prehensile penises seriously?
    https://time.com/3306405/whale-penis-pelvis/

    #228 4 months ago

    Man, you guys sure do know a lot about dicks

    #229 4 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Man, you guys sure go know a lot about dicks

    Penile spines anyone?

    #231 4 months ago

    What happens to fart in outers pace?

    #232 4 months ago

    Did you know a man sitting in a room alone is the smartest man in the room?

    #233 4 months ago

    The circumference of a carafe is equal to it's height.

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    #234 4 months ago

    Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar.

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    #235 4 months ago

    John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States, was the first president to have his photograph taken. This was shot in 1843, several years after Adams left office in 1829.

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    #236 4 months ago

    There is only one accurate illustration of Blackbeard, otherwise known as Edward Teach, or Thatch. It was taken from a pottery Vase that was found broken in Pieces.
    There will be a shortage of aluminum cans in the near future. The gallons of beer once consumed from a keg are now demanded for carry-out in cans.
    There is a looming shortage of refrigerants and C02 for the same reason.
    Bacon and other smoked-pork meats are in short supply, Smithfield Meats (formerly from NC and purchased by China) has been forced to send 95% net production Home due to meat shortages.

    #237 4 months ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    Smithfield Meats (formerly from NC and purchased by China)

    That will effectively end my purchases of their bacon.

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    #238 4 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    That will effectively end my purchases of their bacon.

    I'm pretty sure the raising of the pigs, the slaughtering, the butchering, the packaging and distribution are all still performed by Americans, who still need the jobs for money to feed their families.

    #239 4 months ago

    Smithfield was founded in Smithfield, Virginia, but it does have processing plants in North Carolina.

    #240 4 months ago

    I absolutely go out of my way to buy American products. Almost in every instance that position is a two edged sword.

    #241 4 months ago
    Quoted from zombywoof:

    Smithfield was founded in Smithfield, Virginia,

    That is why I bought it. The package still says it's produced in Smithfield, Virginia and had no idea.

    #242 4 months ago

    It’s an American product owned by a foreign conglomerate using American feedstocks.

    Profits go abroad. Product is sold abroad as well (just like before it was bought out).

    I can see how if this type of situation bothers you, it would be very difficult to be a consumer in the marketplace.

    To be honest I am impressed by the dedication of anyone who combs thru their grocery list so carefully. Right now I just grateful to get bacon of any sort when I shop.

    #243 4 months ago

    I just try to spend local as much as possible but it's ludicrous to think you won't have to buy foreign products, simply can't be done.

    #244 4 months ago

    Is bacon produced at an American factory from American hogs fed American feedstock foreign if it is owned by a foreign company though?

    (If yes, then I have some bad news about your beef)

    #245 4 months ago

    I was a Smithfield shareholder up until the takeover. They cashed us all out and took it private. They are still headquartered in Smithfield, though. It's a nice little town with an historic downtown. There is a little bakery/cafe that offers the world's best club sandwich, and hand-made potato chips served hot. The only downside is it can smell a little ripe, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

    #246 4 months ago
    Quoted from Oaken:

    Is bacon produced at an American factory from American hogs fed American feedstock foreign if it is owned by a foreign company though?

    By the same token, is an iPhone designed by Apple in California, but assembled in China from multinational components an American product?

    #247 4 months ago
    Quoted from Oaken:

    Is bacon produced at an American factory from American hogs fed American feedstock foreign if it is owned by a foreign company though?

    (If yes, then I have some bad news about your beef)

    I said as much in my post, I'm aware you can't avoid buying outside. I just try to keep as much of my money here when feasible. I'm fortunate enough to still be close to large swaths of farmland so I could buy meat easily enough and have in the past. Takes a lot of freezer space though for slaughtered pork and beef, if you don't split with someone. I buy local vegetables, eggs, milk etc. when it's available.

    #248 4 months ago

    American made does not mean produced and assembled in the USA 99% of the time, it's assembled here but parts etc., produced by foreign companies. I have no problem with foreign companies or peoples I just like the idea of keeping it close to home when feasible.

    #249 4 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    I just like the idea of keeping it close to home when feasible.

    I agree 100%. I live next to one of the finest fisheries in the world. You wouldn't catch me dead in some chain seafood restaurant.

    #250 4 months ago

    Budweiser and Bush are no longer "American" owned, InBev from Belgium owns them now.

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