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50477 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jul 2006 at 9:16 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2006-07-09 06:39:16 AM  
Hmm, I knew.

3,4,14,15

Ones I did not care to know
19,20.

Also, they forgot 21- Frequent farking will keep you up past your bed time. *yawn*
 
2006-07-09 06:48:54 AM  
Horrible list. Sounds like a 6th grader shooting for a C.
 
2006-07-09 06:53:44 AM  
They also didn't mention that the average mattress gains one pound per year.

That's dead skin and body perspiration, and you lose about 1 qt per night of fluid due to respiration and perspiration.
 
2006-07-09 09:19:58 AM  
"uvulopalatopharyngoplasty"

O RLY
 
2006-07-09 09:24:40 AM  
That article didn't explain why I often wake up at 3, 4, 5 am on the dot. Makes for a grumpy farker in the morning. :(
 
2006-07-09 09:25:14 AM  
That the influence of the internet can turn people nocturnal?

/hi, 6:25 a.m.
 
2006-07-09 09:26:23 AM  
No mention of why I have morning wood? I NEED TO KNOW, DAMMIT!!!
 
2006-07-09 09:26:51 AM  
21. The best quality mattresses are harvested in the swamps of Sqornshellous Zeta, and they are all named Zem.
 
2006-07-09 09:28:07 AM  
Dahne:

Had one of those wake up on me once. Wasn't properly beaten to death. Voom!
 
2006-07-09 09:29:44 AM  
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2006-07-09 09:29:44 AM  
I just cut some serious cheese and then hold the ole ladies head under the covers till she passes out..
/ Sometimes she's out till morning
 
2006-07-09 09:31:08 AM  
21. Many people die in their sleep; therefore we should ban sleep.

/shrug
 
2006-07-09 09:31:28 AM  
This is a horribly written article. #'s 1 and 2 are stupid and useless for this list. #17 is really just a side thought to #16, not worth it's own number. There are no explainations why such and such made the list, or any references cited either.

Is this one of those articles mashed out on a keyboard in under 5 minutes just to attract some viewers. Did someone from the website submit this. Is it a sponsored link?
 
2006-07-09 09:31:46 AM  
"Twenty things you didn't know about sleep... and suddenly there's scorpions!"
 
fha
2006-07-09 09:40:10 AM  
half of those things weren't actually about sleep.
 
2006-07-09 09:41:36 AM  
I read that as "20 things you didn't know about sheep".
I bet I am not the only one.
 
2006-07-09 09:43:04 AM  
According to Muslim law, the "triple talaq" is an actual divorce.

I thought it was something the Iron Sheik used to do to Randy Savage, only to be interrupted by Superfly Snucka.

Those silly muslims!
 
2006-07-09 09:44:57 AM  
Headline should have been "20 things you don't NEED to know about sleep."
 
2006-07-09 09:45:08 AM  
19 Somniphobia is the fear of sleep.

20 So far, there are no known celebrity somniphobes.



What about those kids in Nightmare on Elm Street?
 
2006-07-09 09:47:20 AM  
Damn....
I thought it said sheep.

bahhhhhhhhh
 
2006-07-09 09:47:42 AM  
What is this 'sleep' thing you speak of?
 
2006-07-09 09:49:24 AM  
 
2006-07-09 09:50:31 AM  
I sleep like a log - 7 hours straight - and always wake up feeling good. Never a nightmare; never a problem falling asleep. I am one of the lucky ones, I know it.
 
2006-07-09 09:51:44 AM  
Completely unremarkable list.
 
2006-07-09 09:54:57 AM  
OK, OK, alright already. Terrible list. Are all of you new to Fark?

Now, how about twenty things you didn't know about Sleet.
 
2006-07-09 09:59:13 AM  
The article damn near put me to sleep.
 
2006-07-09 10:02:15 AM  
Birds have semi-sperical sleep also. WHY WAS THIS NOT MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE!?
 
2006-07-09 10:13:54 AM  
where are the 20 things you HAVE GOT TO know about Admiral Akbar?
 
2006-07-09 10:15:03 AM  
That "article" is putting me ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2006-07-09 10:19:57 AM  
Given the things sleepwalkers get up to do, like climbing roofs and fixing insanely large sandwiches, it is probably more risky not to wake them.

I beg to differ. If a person is sleepwalking they might think that you're Satan that's trying to seperate them from their insanely large sandwich, and then you're risking getting stabbed by a medium to large sized knife used to make said sandwich by that person.

/sleepwalked once, when I was 12, into the livingroom while my parents had guests over, said hello and how are you doing and went back to bed
//not risky at all
///BTW, insanely large sandwiches are risky even if you're awake
 
2006-07-09 10:24:43 AM  
According to Muslim law, the "triple talaq" is an actual divorce.

I bet that this guy's wife was sick of him and decided the easiest way for her to get rid of him was a "dream divorce."

"Yes, honey, you said it three times. Gotta go now!"
 
2006-07-09 10:26:25 AM  
18 Hey, be glad she doesn't have a telethon: More than 5 million American children suffer from nocturnal enuresis, better known as bed-wetting. Actress Suzanne Somers used to be one of them, according to her autobiography.

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Watersports?
 
2006-07-09 10:31:03 AM  
Great Janitor

Completely unremarkable list.

did you know i sport a sequoia every morning when i wake up?

/what?
 
2006-07-09 10:32:25 AM  
In 1964 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours and 12 minutes, the world's record. He then slept for 15 hours-not a record, but not bad.

264 hours. Impressive. I stayed up for 144 hours once and the minute I sat down I fell asleep.
 
2006-07-09 10:33:49 AM  
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sleep? what's that?
 
2006-07-09 10:35:50 AM  
uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?


did they mean ualuealuealeuale?
 
2006-07-09 10:36:47 AM  
uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

It's a good thing Harry Caray didn't have to pronounce that one!

/errrrrr, I would've loved to hear him try
 
2006-07-09 10:36:49 AM  
20 So far, there are no known celebrity somniphobes.

Heather Langenkamp would disagree.
 
2006-07-09 10:36:58 AM  
2006-07-09 10:32:25 AM TJNII


In 1964 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours and 12 minutes, the world's record. He then slept for 15 hours-not a record, but not bad.

264 hours. Impressive. I stayed up for 144 hours once and the minute I sat down I fell asleep.


I've read some interesting stories about some people who have stayed awake for extreme periods of time, such as in some kind of contest, had their personality permanently altered after the experience.
 
2006-07-09 10:44:16 AM  
...six or seven hours... lower death rate

YES, finally, the secret to immortality!
 
2006-07-09 10:47:49 AM  
"They also didn't mention that the average mattress gains one pound per year."

I'd love to see the study on this, if one has ever existed. It's funny how it ranges from 1 pound, to 2, to 5 and then to double its weight depending on what article you read. And who is trying to sell you what.
 
2006-07-09 10:48:08 AM  
Given the things sleepwalkers get up to do, like climbing roofs and fixing insanely large sandwiches, it is probably more risky not to wake them

Yeah, it'd be handy to have someone around when I sleepwalk but I live more or less alone. The only reason I know I sleepwalk some nights is because I have bruises from running into things and small things are rearranged. Although if there is another person around apparently I'm perfectly capable of carrying on a conversation.

Nothing bad has happened yet but I'm always half afraid I'm going to sleepwalk right out of my apartment and wake up when I jump in the pool.
 
2006-07-09 10:54:51 AM  
Chronic snoring can be treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a surgical procedure that tightens the tissues of the soft palate and throat.

I'm one of the 40% of people that this didn't help after 2 years. Damn that was one painful surgery.
 
2006-07-09 10:55:15 AM  
The current state of Discover magazine makes me cry.
 
2006-07-09 11:01:21 AM  
[Ric Romero]

"Many people who write columns think they are funny but are not. News at 11"
 
2006-07-09 11:02:54 AM  
No Catchy Nickname: I read that as "20 things you didn't know about sheep".
I bet I am not the only one.


Nope.
 
2006-07-09 11:07:42 AM  
This is called a snoroplasty, derived from ... the English word snore, meaning snore.

Nice. Well done. Point, set and match.
 
2006-07-09 11:10:17 AM  
Oh, and #21:
If you can stay awake for 5 days straight, you are classified as legally insane.

Truth.
 
2006-07-09 11:21:19 AM  
rhiannon: And who is trying to sell you what.


I don't ever recall those numbers ever being used to sell anyone anything.

I think it's pretty conservative based on the rate of shedding of skin cells and how people perspire while they sleep.

However you can just go on thinking that your mattress is sanitary and that nothing whatsoever accumulates in it.
 
2006-07-09 11:24:04 AM  
If you can stay awake for 5 days straight, you are classified as legally insane.

I don't know about that, but after 3 days you can see bears out of the corner of your eye in the Quik Trip parking lot.
 
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