Fun Fact of the Day

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Unread postby Petre » 6th March, 2018, 9:29 pm

6 March, 2018:
Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism. I love how reasonable our past societies used to be. We should revert back to the good old days.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 7th March, 2018, 9:32 pm

7 March, 2018:
Jose Maria Velasco was elected 5 times to be the President of Ecuador and was ousted 4 times.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 8th March, 2018, 9:20 pm

8 March, 2018:
Penguins can't taste sweet or savory flavors, only sour and salty ones.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 9th March, 2018, 9:37 pm

9 March, 2018:
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

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Calum (Calcifer) is a little bitch.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 10th March, 2018, 10:34 pm

10 March, 2018:
Cards Against Humanity raised over $90,000 in donations to dig a hole for no reason.
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Unread postby CRUSTY SEA MILF » 12th March, 2018, 10:39 pm

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Randy Gardner is the holder of the longest documented period a human has intentionally gone without sleep without using stimulants of any kind. In 1964, Gardner, a 17-year-old high school student in San Diego, California, stayed awake for 264.4 hours (Just over 11 days).
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Unread postby Petre » 13th March, 2018, 8:50 pm

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Lord Byron kept a pet bear in his college dorm room.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 14th March, 2018, 9:39 pm

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Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Gavin » 15th March, 2018, 3:26 am

Petre wrote:14 March, 2018:
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.


*buys a fuckload of celery*
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Unread postby Petre » 16th March, 2018, 10:14 pm

16 March, 2018:
Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting competitions.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 18th March, 2018, 9:02 pm

18 March, 2018:
The phrase "I don't give a fuck" originated in 1790.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 19th March, 2018, 9:15 pm

19 March, 2018:
***Insect fact for dad***
Antarctic is home to only one (true) insect: Belgica antarctica. This wingless fly only ranges in size from 0.08 to 0.23 inches (0.2 to 0.58 centimeters) long, but is still Antarctica's largest terrestrial animal.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 20th March, 2018, 9:42 pm

20 March, 2018:
Police officers used to patrol beaches to measure the length of women's bathing suits to enforce dress codes.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 22nd March, 2018, 9:18 pm

22 March, 2018:
Crows have regional dialects (much like cows, goats, and people) that they can deliberately change.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 23rd March, 2018, 11:06 pm

23 March, 2018:
Disney World is the second-largest purchaser of explosives in the United States, the first being the U.S. Department of Defense.

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For you insensible fucks who don't understand standard, conventional English rules Cal, "try and" is almost always a grammatically incorrect phrase, while the proper and correct form is "try to."
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Hohenidoom » 24th March, 2018, 5:51 am

The phrase "OMG" originated with Admiral Sir Jackie Fisher, First Lord of the Admiralty and builder of HMS Dreadnought, commenting on appointments at the time.
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Unread postby Petre » 24th March, 2018, 9:10 pm

24 March, 2018:
Pineapples were so rare in Colonial America that they were considered a symbol of status and wealth, so much so that colonists would rent pineapples for occasions, such as parties, and flaunt them.
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Unread postby Petre » 25th March, 2018, 9:50 pm

25 March, 2018:
David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for one day: Sunday, March 4, 1849. This is because the incoming President, President Zachary Taylor, refused to be sworn in on a Sunday.
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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby CelticSky » 26th March, 2018, 11:36 am

Up until sometimes in the 70's, every London bus driver was required to perform the "skid test" before being let out on the streets with a red double decker:

here's some archive footage of Double Deckers on the skid pad at a bus rally in the 80's

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Re: Fun Fact of the Day

Unread postby Petre » 27th March, 2018, 8:40 pm

27 March, 2018:
The state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
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