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wysecng

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new Posted: 02:28PM Nov 6, 2012

This is a place to share fact and ask questions.

Mine-Alexander the Great did of malaria. Can you believe


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The_SpiderAus

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new Posted: 04:07PM Nov 6, 2012

Jupiter is the only planet who's barycenter with the sun is outside the surface of the sun

true story


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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 10:45AM Nov 7, 2012

A guy named Diogenes the Cynic (or Diogenes of Sinope) was a famous philosopher who would sit in Athens and sleep in a jar in the market place. Essentially he intentionally lived in poverty to prove a point.

Anyway, one day Diogenes was casually sunbathing on the steps of the Town Square. Alexander the Great walked up to him, casting a shadow over him with his big frame, and praised Diogenes for being a great philosopher. He said something along the lines of "If I were not Alexander the Great, I would wish to be Diogenes. Just ask me for anything, and I will give it to you!"
Diogenes just looked up at Alexander and replied "Step out of my sunlight."


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ka-ching

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new Posted: 07:40PM Nov 7, 2012

wyse wrote:
Alexander the Great did of malaria. Can you believe

Or did he?
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glowingredbobAgb

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new Posted: 08:17PM Nov 7, 2012

Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed after partying too much on his wedding day. Asphyxiation by blood.

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The_SpiderAus

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new Posted: 08:23PM Nov 7, 2012

I beat Battletoads with no warps and no continues and Ninja Gaiden II in a total of 3 hours...FACT

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wysecng

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new Posted: 03:14PM Nov 8, 2012

you can also comment on others

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lostfanAus

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new Posted: 03:22PM Nov 8, 2012

tomorrow i get to sleep in!!

So after, when he whispers, "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real".
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The_SpiderAus

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new Posted: 05:05PM Nov 8, 2012

wyse wrote:
you can also comment on others


Brillaint and pithy response as this also doubles in itself as a fact


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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 11:55PM Nov 8, 2012

The_Spider wrote:
wyse wrote:
you can also comment on others


Brillaint and pithy response as this also doubles in itself as a fact


Fun fact: did you know that you can also comment on comments of others who are commenting about the fact someone commented that you can also comment on others?


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glowingredbobAgb

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new Posted: 10:39AM Nov 9, 2012

HarryPutter wrote:
The_Spider wrote:
wyse wrote:
you can also comment on others


Brillaint and pithy response as this also doubles in itself as a fact


Fun fact: did you know that you can also comment on comments of others who are commenting about the fact someone commented that you can also comment on others?


Yo dawg, I heard you like commenting so I commented on your comment so you can comment on my comment.


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The_SpiderAus

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new Posted: 12:18PM Nov 9, 2012

no comment

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wysecng

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new Posted: 01:31PM Nov 9, 2012

glowingredbob wrote:
HarryPutter wrote:
The_Spider wrote:
wyse wrote:
you can also comment on others


Brillaint and pithy response as this also doubles in itself as a fact


Fun fact: did you know that you can also comment on comments of others who are commenting about the fact someone commented that you can also comment on others?


Yo dawg, I heard you like commenting so I commented on your comment so you can comment on my comment.


The comment you made about the comment harry commented on spiders comment on the fact that i made is totally uncommendable although i just commented on the comment about your comment harry commented on spiders comment on the fact that i made.


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ka-ching

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new Posted: 12:36PM Dec 12, 2012

FACT: Eight hugs are required daily to be a good university student; sixteen to be a great one. High-fives are considered appropriate substitutes.
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 09:57AM Dec 13, 2012

10 False Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

10. Mount Everest Is The Tallest Mountain in the World
A mountain is highest in regard to how far it soars above sea level. However, technically Mauna Kea is tallest from base to summit.

9. Body Heat Dissipates Mainly Through the Head
You lose just as much heat per square inch through your head as you do through the rest of the body

8. The Great Wall of China Is the Only Man-made Object Visible from Space
It's pretty hard to pick out the Great Wall of China from any space-based locale. In low-Earth orbit, it's next to impossible to see it with the naked eye. Even with a fairly hefty camera lens, it's still challenging to tell if you're looking at the Great Wall or not.

7. Glass Is a Slow-moving Liquid
The reason old glass windows aren't perfectly even and clear is because of how they were made. Until the early-mid 1800s, most window glass was made using a process called the crown method. The glass was blown, flattened, heated and spun, yielding a sheet that was relatively cheap to produce. It was also rippled and thicker in some places than in others.

6. Mother Birds Will Abandon Babies if You Touch Them

5. Different Parts of Your Tongue Detect Different Tastes
It turns out people can sense different tastes all over their tongues. There are a few outliers, but for most people, them's the facts.

4. People Thought the World Was Flat Before Columbus
People have known since the learned and logic-laden age of the Greeks that they lived on a great, big globe. There were lots of obvious clues, like the way ships sailed over the horizon and how the Earth cast a crescent shadow on the moon.

3. Deoxygenated Blood Is Blue
The veins are blue thanks to a trick of the light, not the color of what's inside them.

2. Chameleons Change Color to Blend in with Surroundings
Chameleon color-changing is triggered by physical, physiological and emotional changes. If they're feeling fussy, say angry or afraid or combative, they'll change colors using their chromatophores. They'll also change colors as a way of communicating in various manners (insert romantic music here) and to pick a fight with a competitor. Light and temperature play a big part, too, in how these little fancy pantses look.

1. Humans Have Five Senses
Another is nociception, the ability to sense pain.
There are lots more, too, although the lists vary and the final number-of-senses tally is in great dispute. There are several boring ones that your body does without you knowing it. So let's skip those. More interesting is proprioception, which helps you pass the "close your eyes and touch your nose" test. Basically, it's what lets two parts of your body connect without visual confirmation. If you're (successfully) rubbing your eyes in disbelief, you used proprioception to do it. If you accidently smacked yourself in the forehead instead, you experienced a proprioception fail.
Apart from those, hunger and thirst can count according to some, as can feelings of hot and cold. Itch, interestingly, is apparently independent from both touch and pain. It's annoying on so many levels!

Howstuffworks


---This message was edited on 07:08PM Dec 15, 2012---

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ka-ching

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new Posted: 12:35PM Dec 13, 2012

mm, idk if you know, but I think the answer to No. 6 got confused...

I DIDN'T know that glass was considered a slow-moving liquid. The justification for that idea seems pretty ridiculous, speaking as an outsider to that little secret. And as a kid, I remember specifically trying to pinpoint which part of my tongue picked up on different tastes and never getting anywhere. When I got older and learned it was a myth... well. My faith in my science textbooks dropped significantly. haha
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 03:36PM Dec 14, 2012

Oh yea, it did

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JQPublic

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new Posted: 05:16AM Dec 15, 2012

I think you were confused in #10. Everest is the highest above sea level, while Mauna Kea is the highest from base to summit.

My experience with taste buds was the same as ka-ching's.


'An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.' - Charles Dickens
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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 07:09PM Dec 15, 2012

That's what I meant Thanks JQ

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JQPublic

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new Posted: 03:50AM Dec 16, 2012

I'd like to add #11: Everest is called Everest. (The actual name is Qomolangma.)

'An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.' - Charles Dickens
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