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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2005, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.

- It is impossible to lick your elbow.

- A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

- A shrimp's heart is in their head.

- People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.

- In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).

- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

- Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.

- By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons at Primary school.

- On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.

- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

- Rats and horses can't vomit.

- The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

- If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

- Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

- If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

- In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

- Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

- A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why.

- 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

- In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

- Most lipstick contains fish scales.

- Cat's urine glows under a black light.

- Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

- If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2005, 08:56 PM
 
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Only two weeks kissing? I would like to dispute that one!
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Mythbusters did a study if a ducks quack echos or not and they found that it did. It is just real faint and hard to hear.

I still think it doesnt. I cant hear it.
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Did anyone else try to lick their elbow?...............

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Mythbusters did a study if a ducks quack echos or not and they found that it did. It is just real faint and hard to hear.

I still think it doesnt. I cant hear it.
I thought it was something like the sound signature was so identical to the original quack that the human ear is unable to distinguish it even with sophisticated equipment they had trouble discerning this. but if i remember correctly it was there.

Who is up for testing the cat pee one?

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- People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.

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That doesn't even make sense.
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That doesn't even make sense.
Sneezing interrupts the signal to the heart. Dont ask me how, it just does.
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Did anyone else try to lick their elbow?...............
I can almost do it, but my brother proved this wrong one drunk night a few years ago

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- On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.
Those people need to get out more!
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Sneezing interrupts the signal to the heart. Dont ask me how, it just does.
i don't think he's doubting the fact the heart stop, but rather that it's the reason people say Bless You.
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- If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
there is no section 1211
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- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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i don't think he's doubting the fact the heart stop, but rather that it's the reason people say Bless You.

I thought years ago people said "Bless you" to keep you sole from escaping

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hahahaha, nice try. Everyone knows men age like wine and women age like milk. It's a scientific fact!!
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I thought years ago people said "Bless you" to keep you sole from escaping
that was on the Simpsons..

i dunno if its true or not.. funny either way.

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that was on the Simpsons..

i dunno if its true or not.. funny either way.
I was trying to figure out where I heard that from

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People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.

This is false. They say bless you because in some cultures, they believed your soul left your body for the second you sneezed, thus making your soul vulnerable to the devil.
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People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.

This is false. They say bless you because in some cultures, they believed your soul left your body for the second you sneezed, thus making your soul vulnerable to the devil.
Actually, a sneeze was considered to be an excorcising of a demon. In other words when you sneezed, you did so to get rid of a demon, therefore in need of immediate blessing.
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it's a fact that ethanol is used in more then one state in the US.
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Actually, a sneeze was considered to be an excorcising of a demon. In other words when you sneezed, you did so to get rid of a demon, therefore in need of immediate blessing.
+1 thats what they taught us in school
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