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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 12:29AM Apr 1, 2012

I figured we needed a topic to share interesting/funny pictures, videos, and general ideas we find online that don't need their own topic. Feel free to comment on anything posted.

Remember the rules - keep it PG, nothing offensive/graphic, and don't spam this with links to your own personal websites.


"The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept." - George Carlin
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 12:29AM Apr 1, 2012



"The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept." - George Carlin
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 03:46AM Apr 4, 2012

Wow! I'd like some of those!

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spud*nz

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new Posted: 03:55PM Apr 12, 2012

I would think that the milk one would be the most appropriate out of those!!!!

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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 09:01PM Apr 12, 2012

I think the thief proof chair makes a lot of sense too and has a rather simple design.

Website to watch free documentaries

A cool list I found (I cannot verify if some of them are true):

(About) 50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
(or 50 Completely Useless Facts!)

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

"Almost" is the longest common word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

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

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.

On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

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One of these amazing, but useless facts is false. Do you know which one? (Highlight below)
The one about pet dogs in Iceland is incorrect. However, it is true that an epidemic once killed most of the Icelandic dog population

Source


---This message was edited on 09:07PM Apr 12, 2012---

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Melanmel16us

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new Posted: 10:15PM Apr 12, 2012

I have most of these facts from an apple app, Cool Facts

LOL U ACTUALLY THOUGHT I WOULD WRITE SOMETHING INTELLIGENT HERE!!!!!! ...DONT JUDGE ANYONE!!!!!
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 11:27PM Apr 12, 2012

They must have stole it from that site!

Decently cool site:
http://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/






It must be accurate


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JQPublic

Posts: 1831

new Posted: 08:13AM Apr 14, 2012

HarryPutter wrote:
I think the thief proof chair makes a lot of sense too and has a rather simple design.

Website to watch free documentaries

A cool list I found (I cannot verify if some of them are true):

(About) 50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
(or 50 Completely Useless Facts!)

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

"Almost" is the longest common word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

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

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.

On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

----------------------- -----------------------------
One of these amazing, but useless facts is false. Do you know which one? (Highlight below)
The one about pet dogs in Iceland is incorrect. However, it is true that an epidemic once killed most of the Icelandic dog population

Source


Some of those are debatable (eg. the Hitler one). Others are pretty common (e.g the roach one). Elizabeth I's was a little misleading because most people at a time only bathed twice a year. It was believed that bathing was unhealthy and people would just put on more perfume if they smelt.

Also, nice site!


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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 04:10PM Apr 16, 2012

Yeah, I figured some of that info was wrong, or at least there were a few unsubstantiated claims. I tried to comb through it a bit but clearly failed.

Found this and thought it was interesting:



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ShadowsAcamod

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new Posted: 06:08PM Apr 16, 2012

I'd much rather know my odds of dying peacefully in my sleep.
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charlottes-oddAen

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new Posted: 10:09AM Jul 25, 2012

My dad watches a lot of history programmes, mainly about WW2, and on one they were saying that although people think hitler was vegetarian, he did actually eat certain types of german meat, but he did love animals, certainly more than he liked people.

I like all the funny batman meme on the WWW but most of them arent approaite to put on here

And can you actually buy all those products by the way?? I want to speed round the airport on a scooter bag


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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 06:44PM Aug 21, 2012

Here is a scale of the universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/

Quite interesting


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jaycr*us

Posts: 2233

new Posted: 09:22PM Aug 21, 2012

I liked that one Harry.

It's not what you know, it's what people think you know.
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 12:31AM Sep 6, 2012

I think you might like this one too, Jay Aerial 3D Panoramas
Virtual World Tours! Pretty amazing

I also found the Akinator. Scarily accurate


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JQPublic

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new Posted: 07:33AM Sep 6, 2012

HarryPutter wrote:
I also found the Akinator. Scarily accurate


The English version didn't work for me. I didn't even try the Chinese version - they didn't even get the Chinese word for Chinese right. I noticed that their URLs were all in French, so I tried the French version. First, I tried Lu Zhishen, but after lots of guesses, it turned out the genie didn't even know who Lu was. I tried Zhuge Liang next. Fortunately, he did know him and got him on the third guess. I then tried Zhu Bajie, whom he claimed wasn't family friendly. Overall, a pretty fun site though.


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wysecng

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new Posted: 01:14PM Sep 6, 2012

Not really accurate, though he is over fifty percent accurate, the story fake. Pretty fun site.

I'm WYSE, in name and in life application.
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LogicalRogerAus

Posts: 2620

new Posted: 06:28PM Sep 6, 2012

Geez. That new look Akinator has is horrid. And is there even a way to compare results anymore? (To see how much he got right). Also, wait ... where in the heck is the back button?! Now I'm mad. And now backspace starts it all over.
Ugh, I blame those silly mobile things. Just because you can laze about in all new places, doesn't mean already functional things should be ruined to give you the freedom of goofing off in class.

Okay, the game report is at the end. I must have missed it. But where is the list of recently played ones? Oh, you can't look at what they guessed? What in the heck is the point of that?

JQ, if a character isn't there then you can add them to the list or see if they are listed but that, for some reason, they didn't show up based on your answers. Adding more information is always good. As long as it's kept accurate. Otherwise it turns into current Cleverbot.

the story fake.
The story always fake.
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HarryPutter*ca

Posts: 2999

new Posted: 10:31PM Oct 10, 2012

Resources for Students (of any age):

Wolfram Alpha - The perfect Knowledge search engine

WriteOrDie- Perfect for procrastinators. Start typing in the box. As long as you keep typing, you're fine, but once you stop typing, you have a grace period of a certain number of seconds and then there are consequences.

Citation and Bibliography tool - BibMe, easybib

Dynamic Periodic Table

Free Online Courses
Online videos/courses from MIT - I particularly found the Calculus lectures helpful

Learn to code and program - Codecademy, Programr, w3Schools


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nicatsAus

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new Posted: 09:57AM Nov 9, 2012

HarryPutter wrote:
so anyway there is a site on fb thats called interesting engineering that post nify ideas like this.


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babyjuice

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new Posted: 03:48PM Nov 15, 2012

http://neave.com/strobe/



AWESOMENESS

*edited to make the link live *


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