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2012-11-13 08:03:24 PM  
I wondered why it was called Ovaltine here. Thank you, subby!
 
2012-11-13 08:03:37 PM  
The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.
 
2012-11-13 08:04:54 PM  

cerejaninja: I wondered why it was called Ovaltine here. Thank you, subby!


Still doesn't explain why it comes in a round glass
 
2012-11-13 08:05:14 PM  
Today is St. Augustine of Hippo's birthday!
 
2012-11-13 08:05:29 PM  
Ovaltine is a much more marketable name. Whoever made that typo should be promoted.
 
2012-11-13 08:06:31 PM  
Protonix can give false positives for marijuana.

Knowledge is power.
 
2012-11-13 08:06:38 PM  
There are no birds in Guam due to motherf*cking snakes coming there on motherf*cking planes.
 
2012-11-13 08:08:00 PM  

Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.


And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.
 
2012-11-13 08:10:05 PM  
Uranus was originally named Georgium Sidus (george's star) after the mad king.
 
2012-11-13 08:10:07 PM  
The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.
 
2012-11-13 08:10:38 PM  
The tower which stood over the former Ovaltine plant remained in Villa Park, IL, until just a few years ago.

The town used to be nicknamed "Vanilla Park" because everyone got treated to the smell of wonderful concoctions being made there.
 
2012-11-13 08:10:50 PM  

aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.


Well, it is after Sundown.
 
2012-11-13 08:12:57 PM  

Ceteris Paribus says: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

Well, it is after Sundown.


You better take care.
 
2012-11-13 08:13:57 PM  
The credit for the invention of antibiotic ointment was stolen from the doctor who invented it due to a typo.
As a result, Dr. Neli Sporin is still not a household name.
 
2012-11-13 08:14:03 PM  
"Have a Coke and a Smile" translated into Japanese as "Bite the Wax Tadpole."
 
2012-11-13 08:14:16 PM  
Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?
 
2012-11-13 08:14:51 PM  
Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow, with pink being the most valuable.

"Chocolate" diamonds are actually low-grade brown diamonds. Big whoop.
 
2012-11-13 08:14:58 PM  
The French have to unhinge their jaws to show love.
 
2012-11-13 08:15:03 PM  
Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.
 
2012-11-13 08:15:16 PM  
Green? Seriously? Why not my ballroom jeans thread from earlier, Mods?
*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-11-13 08:15:34 PM  

bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.


I was going to say "I love dik-diks!" but this just went green.

/oops
 
2012-11-13 08:15:46 PM  

generalDisdain: Green? Seriously? Why not my ballroom jeans thread from earlier, Mods?
*shakes tiny fist*


Sunday's poon thread would have been great, too.
 
2012-11-13 08:15:52 PM  
ladyoftheloch.co.uk
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.
 
2012-11-13 08:16:03 PM  

Wanebo: Ceteris Paribus says: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

Well, it is after Sundown.

You better take care.



None of y'all better be creeping round my back stair.
 
2012-11-13 08:16:35 PM  
If you reach into a man hole you'll probably get slapped.
 
2012-11-13 08:16:39 PM  

bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.


i992.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 08:17:08 PM  
I don't have any cool trivia right now. I'm poopin.
 
2012-11-13 08:17:29 PM  
The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor empire.

/discuss
 
2012-11-13 08:18:47 PM  

LlamaGirl: Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?


i.ytimg.com
I grew up watching Captain Midnight. Their sponsor was rich, chocolatey Ovaltine.
 
2012-11-13 08:19:50 PM  
Dusty Baker (and some guy I can never remember) are credited with inventing the High Five.
Chick Hearn coined the phrase Slam Dunk and never copyrighted it.
 
2012-11-13 08:20:13 PM  
Left handed lobsters are sociopaths.
 
2012-11-13 08:20:14 PM  
Manhole covers are round so that they won't fall in, on the diagonal.
Also, it makes them easier to move around.
 
2012-11-13 08:21:13 PM  

RexTalionis: I grew up watching Captain Midnight.


Back in the 70's I got invited to go streaking with the leader of a streak team. He was Captain Midnight.

Black helmet, black cape, black belt, and black boots.

I declined.
 
2012-11-13 08:21:13 PM  
Peanuts are not actually nuts.

They're legumes.
 
2012-11-13 08:21:38 PM  

RexTalionis: LlamaGirl: Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
I grew up watching Captain Midnight. Their sponsor was rich, chocolatey Ovaltine.


Whoops, wrong Captain Midnight, it was this guy:
www.mikanet.com
 
2012-11-13 08:22:21 PM  
The DVDs of the tv show Firefly were flown up to the International Space Station by astronaut Steve Swanson on board the space shuttle Atlantis during its June 2007 mission.
 
2012-11-13 08:22:55 PM  

Gordian Cipher: The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor empire.

/discuss


Yeah, it was more of a farked-up central European bureaucracy with a bunch of perverts and murderers and guys with sparkly hats.
 
2012-11-13 08:23:21 PM  
Mariska Hargitay's (Olivia on Law and Order SVU) mother was Jane Mansfield, and her father was Mr. Universe.
 
2012-11-13 08:23:42 PM  
It's a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia and were also used in China as guard animals for the forbidden city.
 
2012-11-13 08:25:16 PM  
Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.
 
2012-11-13 08:25:34 PM  
The fork was invented in China, but we stopped using it after the chopsticks were invented.
 
2012-11-13 08:25:45 PM  
The peanut is neither a pea nor a nut, they are hibernating Velociraptors
 
2012-11-13 08:25:46 PM  
If you hold your arms outstretched, the distance from fingertip, to fingertip is the same as your height from head to toe.
 
2012-11-13 08:25:53 PM  
middleoftheday's favorite movie is Turner & Hooch.
 
2012-11-13 08:26:31 PM  
The Etch-A-Sketch was originally designed for military purposes.
 
2012-11-13 08:26:35 PM  
Fark admins greenlight TFD links based on guinea pig battles. ARMED guinea pig battles.

That's right. The admins arms guinea pigs with box cutters and set them loose upon one another, until there remains only one.

The fark admins are terrible, terrible people.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:09 PM  

RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.


Comment needs more youtube.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:10 PM  
Karry Mullis credits LSD use for giving him the vision of the mechanism of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction).
That the DNA amplification technology you see on CSI.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:38 PM  

Spoon over Marin: bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.

[i992.photobucket.com image 470x400]


One of the things I hate most about the internet is it showing me all sorts of adorable exotic animals that I will never get to pet and love and hug and squeeze.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:43 PM  
The Ovaltine sold in supermarkets isn't the same formula they used in the past.

If you go to a Asian Supermarket or WorldMarket they'll have the original recipe. They "Improved" the recipe for the US product a few years back.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:58 PM  
Little Bunny Foo Foo is about Hitler's defeat at the end of WWII.
 
2012-11-13 08:27:59 PM  
The banana is a berry.
 
2012-11-13 08:28:01 PM  
There is more time separating Tyrannosaurus Rex from Stegosaurus than separating Tyrannosaurus Rex from humans.
 
2012-11-13 08:28:11 PM  
You can use your computer headphones as a microphone, just by plugging them into the other input.
 
2012-11-13 08:28:17 PM  
TMLO secretly thinks Kurosawa is overrated.
 
2012-11-13 08:28:21 PM  
Liquid Paper was developed by Monkee Mike Nesmith's mother. For military purposes...
 
2012-11-13 08:28:31 PM  
TMLO's favorite movie is jaws
 
2012-11-13 08:28:57 PM  
Audrey Hepburn danced for groups of people to raise money for the Dutch Resistance during WWII, meaning she did more for the war effort than John Wayne.

Another person who did more for the war effort than John Wayne was Bea Arthur, who was a US Marine during WWII.

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-11-13 08:29:17 PM  
Little bunny foo foo is a dick.
 
2012-11-13 08:29:18 PM  

doyner: TMLO secretly thinks Kurosawa is overrated.


It's true.

McG, on the other hand... now THERE is a visionary!
 
2012-11-13 08:29:35 PM  

KingoftheCheese: Little Bunny Foo Foo is about Hitler's defeat at the end of WWII.


Farking everybody knows that.
 
2012-11-13 08:29:54 PM  
I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.
 
2012-11-13 08:29:58 PM  

Ceteris Paribus says: TMLO's favorite movie is jaws


And not just for THE LINE, either.

/"A whaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAT?"
 
2012-11-13 08:30:24 PM  
The Swiss Army Knife is manufactured by two separate companies. It was originally created for military purposes...
 
2012-11-13 08:30:36 PM  
Today is Sadie Hawkin's day. Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?
 
2012-11-13 08:31:09 PM  

coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.


Except Australia, where their translations are always wonky.

I'm still waiting on that Foster's commercial to clear things up.
 
2012-11-13 08:31:19 PM  
And She Was by Talking Heads is about an acid trip in a field next to the Yoo Hoo factory in Milwaukee (or maybe Baltimore).

/Sort of along the lines of Ovatine
 
2012-11-13 08:31:55 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: Today is Sadie Hawkin's day. Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?


1.) I prefer non-alcoholic beverages.

2.) I still need you to call it a "draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank."
 
2012-11-13 08:31:58 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?


Yes. I'll take a margarita please.

DON'T JUDGE ME!
 
2012-11-13 08:32:24 PM  
The modern fingernail clipper was originally designed for military purposes...
 
2012-11-13 08:32:33 PM  
Egg albumin is an irreversible colloid.
 
2012-11-13 08:32:41 PM  
I am not vain. That song really was about me.
 
2012-11-13 08:32:57 PM  

Mr. Murder: we'refromthesamestory: Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?

Yes. I'll take a margarita please.

DON'T JUDGE ME!


images.teamsugar.com
 
2012-11-13 08:33:07 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: Today is Sadie Hawkin's day. Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?


I'll take a double Macallan 18.

One ice cube, por favor.
 
2012-11-13 08:33:16 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Latte Ovaltine: coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.

Except Australia, where their translations are always wonky.

I'm still waiting on that Foster's commercial to clear things up.


I think "Ovalitne" is Australian for mud.
 
2012-11-13 08:33:54 PM  

TommyymmoT: You can use your computer headphones as a microphone, just by plugging them into the other input.


This made complete and total sense to me as a kid, there wasn't even a second thought that plugging headphones into where the microphone goes would work. I've been thinking about it recently and assumed I must I have made the whole thing up because thinking about it now it blows my mind a little.
 
2012-11-13 08:34:18 PM  
Now every cheap hood who tries to bargain with the world ends up making payments on a sofa or a girl
Death or glory
we'refromthesamestory
 
2012-11-13 08:35:15 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: we'refromthesamestory: Today is Sadie Hawkin's day. Does this mean I have to buy the men of TF a drink?

1.) I prefer non-alcoholic beverages.

2.) I still need you to call it a "draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank."


Oh sorry TMLO, can I get you a draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank? Tab? Mt Dew?

/One margarita and one double macallan commin' right up boys!
 
2012-11-13 08:35:56 PM  

RexTalionis: Audrey Hepburn danced for groups of people to raise money for the Dutch Resistance during WWII, meaning she did more for the war effort than John Wayne.

Another person who did more for the war effort than John Wayne was Bea Arthur, who was a US Marine during WWII.

[i.cdn.turner.com image 700x970]


Bea Arthur was also twice as macho and 20 times more deadly (28 times more so if in melee combat).
 
2012-11-13 08:36:10 PM  
For his voyage around the world, Magellan spent more on sherry than he did on weapons.
 
2012-11-13 08:36:13 PM  

doyner: Toshiro Mifune's Latte Ovaltine: coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.

Except Australia, where their translations are always wonky.

I'm still waiting on that Foster's commercial to clear things up.

I think "Ovalitne" is Australian for mud.


Which would mean that "Nestle" is Australian for quiksand.

TIP YOUR WAITRESSES, FOLKS
 
2012-11-13 08:36:18 PM  
In certain parts of Ethiopia, goat fecal pellets are used as currency.
 
2012-11-13 08:36:34 PM  
The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the distance of the Wright brothers' first powered flight.
 
2012-11-13 08:37:03 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: Oh sorry TMLO, can I get you a draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank? Tab? Mt Dew?


Make it a Firefox special: MULTIPLE TABS.
 
2012-11-13 08:37:48 PM  
Adam West could have played James Bond.

All is forgiven, Roger Moore.
 
2012-11-13 08:38:38 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: we'refromthesamestory: Oh sorry TMLO, can I get you a draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank? Tab? Mt Dew?

Make it a Firefox special: MULTIPLE TABS.


LOL. Comin' right up!
 
2012-11-13 08:38:49 PM  
Congress has declared that bourbon is the official spirit of the United States.
 
2012-11-13 08:38:49 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Lactating Otter: TIP YOUR WAITRESSES, FOLKS


WITH LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE DECODER RINGS
 
2012-11-13 08:38:51 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Knowledge is power.


Knowledge is power - France is bacon
 
2012-11-13 08:38:53 PM  
Thee human umbilical cord, if memory serves, is 90% potassium.
 
2012-11-13 08:39:41 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: we'refromthesamestory: Oh sorry TMLO, can I get you a draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank? Tab? Mt Dew?

Make it a Firefox special: MULTIPLE TABS.


That joke gave me cancer
 
2012-11-13 08:39:57 PM  

coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.


It's called Ovomaltine in Brazil. I think that the first time I heard the name Ovaltine was watching Seinfeld, even before I moved here to the North Pole.
 
2012-11-13 08:40:50 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Thee human umbilical cord, if memory serves, is 90% potassium.


Like a long, bloody banana.
 
2012-11-13 08:41:26 PM  
Stan Musial had 3,630 hits in his career - 1,815 at home, and 1,815 on the road.
 
2012-11-13 08:41:42 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: That joke gave me a certain kind of joy and wonderment that I've never known in my life.


You're welcome.


doyner: WITH LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE DECODER RINGS


THIS IS NOT A CRUMMY COMMERCIAL


we'refromthesamestory: LOL. Comin' right up!


I should have (TM)'d that.

Great.

Now it's in the public domain.

:-/
 
2012-11-13 08:41:44 PM  
The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:41 PM  

No_47: Fark admins greenlight TFD links based on guinea pig battles. ARMED guinea pig battles.

That's right. The admins arms guinea pigs with box cutters and set them loose upon one another, until there remains only one.

The fark admins are terrible, terrible people.


The extra $5 for the video access is worth it though.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:41 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch.


I shudder to think what kind of punch they made.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:44 PM  
Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:45 PM  
The last written words of Walt Disney, on his death bed were: "Kurt Russell."

Not even Kurt Russell knows what Walt was trying to say.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:56 PM  
I remember this from reading Grace Slick's autobiography many years ago...
 
The first time she ever dropped acid was in the early 60's in San Francisco, from a batch made by the chemist who invented the industrial glue they stick highway reflectors to.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:56 PM  
The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.
 
2012-11-13 08:44:44 PM  

Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.


www.carrotmuseum.co.uk
 
2012-11-13 08:44:44 PM  
Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys were once attacked by militant lesbians while performing "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed".
 
2012-11-13 08:45:44 PM  

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The last written words of Walt Disney, on his death bed were: "Kurt Russell."

Not even Kurt Russell knows what Walt was trying to say.


...owes me $35.

of course Kurt is going to play dumb
 
2012-11-13 08:46:14 PM  
The 70s punk band Ed and His Dead Mother's Head was named for Edmund Kemper.
 
2012-11-13 08:46:20 PM  
Fark TV is a huge hit in a parallel universe.
 
2012-11-13 08:48:19 PM  
Courtney Love was the first AOL subscriber to have her email shut down by AOL. The reason? She was making death threats against people she didn't like.
 
2012-11-13 08:48:52 PM  
True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)
 
2012-11-13 08:49:16 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I should have (TM)'d that.

Great.

Now it's in the public domain.

:-/


What if I make it your farky?
 
2012-11-13 08:49:16 PM  

Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.


I wish common carrots were still purple.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:22 PM  
Tom Jones passed out after recording the long note at the end of the Thunderball theme song.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:25 PM  

RexTalionis: Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.

[www.carrotmuseum.co.uk image 250x250]


I love carrots. The orange color not so much.


Also, Queen Anne's Lace is a carrot.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:51 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Congress has declared that bourbon is the official spirit of the United States.


I thought that said sport I was like hell yeah I'm an athlete.
 
2012-11-13 08:50:14 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: What if I make it your farky?


Then free enterprise as we know it will be saved.

MAKE IT SO.
 
2012-11-13 08:50:58 PM  

RexTalionis: The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.


I've seen a documentary where an Amazon tribe were chewing starchy roots and spitting them into bowls to do the same thing.
 
2012-11-13 08:51:15 PM  

cerejaninja: coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.

It's called Ovomaltine in Brazil. I think that the first time I heard the name Ovaltine was watching Seinfeld, even before I moved here to the North Pole.


Yeah, I think it's called that in Switzerland as well.
 
2012-11-13 08:51:27 PM  
In February and March of 1964, 60% of all records sold in the United States were by The Beatles.
 
2012-11-13 08:52:13 PM  

Nehllah: TommyymmoT: You can use your computer headphones as a microphone, just by plugging them into the other input.

This made complete and total sense to me as a kid, there wasn't even a second thought that plugging headphones into where the microphone goes would work. I've been thinking about it recently and assumed I must I have made the whole thing up because thinking about it now it blows my mind a little.


They're both just transducers. Just the microphone is smaller.
Ya know those old intercoms that were just a little box on the wall?
That's how they worked.
It's also why on a walkie talkie, you have to push the button to talk, because the speaker and the microphone are one, and the same.
 
2012-11-13 08:52:42 PM  

Peaceboy: True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)


A great gag, but he can only do it once!
 
2012-11-13 08:53:59 PM  

FunkOut: RexTalionis: The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.

I've seen a documentary where an Amazon tribe were chewing starchy roots and spitting them into bowls to do the same thing.


Incan wives were taught how to malt corn for beer in this way as well.
 
2012-11-13 08:54:11 PM  
In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, scenes in the foundry featuring two Sarah Connor's were made using Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister.

She was also in two other scenes in the film.
 
2012-11-13 08:54:52 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, scenes in the foundry featuring two Sarah Connor's were made using Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister.

She was also in two other scenes in the film.


People often use apostrophes unnecessarily.
 
2012-11-13 08:55:02 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Tom Jones passed out after recording the long note at the end of the Thunderball theme song.


Three days later he woke up in a cave filled with women's underwear.
 
2012-11-13 08:55:32 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: we'refromthesamestory: What if I make it your farky?

Then free enterprise as we know it will be saved.

MAKE IT SO.


Farky updated.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:09 PM  
In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:11 PM  
The Korean war never ended.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:34 PM  
Ian Fleming liked Sean Connery's performance as James Bond so much, he changed James Bond's backstory so that Bond is half Scottish.

/Something of note for the people who saw Skyfall.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:59 PM  

FunkOut: Three days later he woke up in a cave filled with women's underwear.


I refuse to believe that this is fiction.

I cannot bring myself to repute it.


we'refromthesamestory: Farky updated.


Thank ya kindly - cheers!
 
2012-11-13 08:57:36 PM  
Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina
 
2012-11-13 08:59:08 PM  
My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!
 
2012-11-13 09:05:38 PM  
The debut of The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky caused a full-on, farking riot. At the opera.
 
2012-11-13 09:06:37 PM  

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.


That's not exactly triva.
 
2012-11-13 09:07:29 PM  
Xerox thought Ethernet was useless when they invented it, but they were smart enough to keep the IP.
 
2012-11-13 09:07:55 PM  

doglover: Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.

That's not exactly triva.


It is not triva at all.
 
2012-11-13 09:08:25 PM  

Purelilac: My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!


Yes it was. I'm sorry I didn't leave you any.
 
2012-11-13 09:12:17 PM  

doglover: Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.

That's not exactly triva.


It's not really trivia these days. But five or six years ago, it was far well less known.

Haaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy Sexy Warrrrrr
 
2012-11-13 09:13:33 PM  
Production of excrement by total human population of the United States: 12,000 pounds/second
 
2012-11-13 09:17:10 PM  
Pittsburgh is spelled with an "h" at the end because the founder General John Forbes, a Scotsman, intended it to be pronounced in the manner of his native Edinburgh (i.e. "Pittsboro").
 
2012-11-13 09:21:18 PM  
Useless trivia that matters to no one but me? My grandma was one of the town's people in Footloose. Also, Footloose was primarily filmed in the city I live in. My daughter now goes to the high school in the movie. In the movie the flour mill was surrounded by acres of open land. Now there is a McDonald's on one corner, Wendy's on another corner, and a Subway on the other corner.
 
2012-11-13 09:23:09 PM  

TommyymmoT: Purelilac: My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!

Yes it was. I'm sorry I didn't leave you any.


>:\
 
2012-11-13 09:31:29 PM  
"Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.
 
2012-11-13 09:35:41 PM  
Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.

img203.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-13 09:43:01 PM  
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to have plumbing installed in his house, in 1840.

Disneyland and Disney World are both located in Orange County in their respective states.

The average capacity of a pelican's pouch is 12 quarts.

The full name of Rhea Perlman's award-winning character on TV's Cheers was "Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec."

Okay. I'm done.
 
2012-11-13 09:43:39 PM  

dark side of the moon: Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.


Also, elephants can't jump.

Also also, Big Al from Shaun of the Dead says that dogs can't look up, but that's not *totally* true. As per the IMDB:

"Yes, dogs can technically look up, but only so far. Because of the way their spine and neck are built, they are physically limited in how high they can look. After a certain point/angle, it's just not possible. This angle is higher when the dog is sitting than when it is standing. A dog cannot look directly upwards (without, say, lying on its back). Dogs also have more limited motion in their eyeballs than human beings do. Most people answering [the 'can dogs look up'] question simply think of the fact that dogs can turn their heads up to look at people and don't consider whether or not their actual eye is moving up."

So... yeah.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:04 PM  
I was embarrasingly deep into my 20's when I learned/realized these two things:
 
1)  Mr. Mojo Risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison
 
2)  Palmolive is a combination of Palm + Olive.  In my mind it was more like Pall Molive.  Which makes no farking sense.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:44 PM  

dark side of the moon: The full name of Rhea Perlman's award-winning character on TV's Cheers was "Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec."


Which is to say nothing of Sweathog member Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos Epstein.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:46 PM  

Mudgen: "Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.


It's about a sheepdog.
 
2012-11-13 09:45:58 PM  

Mudgen: "Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.


Ooops, my bad. You're correct.
 
2012-11-13 09:46:17 PM  

Peaceboy: Mr. Mojo Risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison


Other interesting anagrams:

Life is Beautiful = lie a bit, if useful

Clint Eastwood = old west action
 
2012-11-13 09:47:41 PM  
I was thinking of "Martha My Dear". Which IS about a sheepdog.
 
2012-11-13 09:48:51 PM  

doglover: Peaceboy: True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)

A great gag, but he can only do it once!


Best part is, his head kept doing shtick for 15 seconds after being separated from his body.
 
2012-11-13 09:51:38 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: dark side of the moon: Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.

Also, elephants can't jump.

Also also, Big Al from Shaun of the Dead says that dogs can't look up, but that's not *totally* true. As per the IMDB:

"Yes, dogs can technically look up, but only so far. Because of the way their spine and neck are built, they are physically limited in how high they can look. After a certain point/angle, it's just not possible. This angle is higher when the dog is sitting than when it is standing. A dog cannot look directly upwards (without, say, lying on its back). Dogs also have more limited motion in their eyeballs than human beings do. Most people answering [the 'can dogs look up'] question simply think of the fact that dogs can turn their heads up to look at people and don't consider whether or not their actual eye is moving up."

So... yeah.


LOVE that movie. One of my favorites.

/You've got red on you.
 
2012-11-13 09:53:19 PM  

dark side of the moon: LOVE that movie. One of my favorites.

/You've got red on you.


The whole movie is a big ol' ball of useless bits of trivia. Love it. LOVE IT.

Any stolen music from the original Dawn of the Dead = A SLICE OF FRIED GOLD
 
2012-11-13 10:02:25 PM  

RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.


What?
Are we just making shiat up now?
 
2012-11-13 10:19:00 PM  

tuna fingers: RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.

What?
Are we just making shiat up now?


Link
 
2012-11-13 10:27:26 PM  
Bookkeeping is an occupation. Boobbeeping, by contrast, is an erotic fetish.
 
2012-11-13 10:35:03 PM  

Nehllah: Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.

I wish common carrots were still purple.


carrots grow in many colors however half of the food that feeds the world now originated in the Americas; for example, Russet potatoes originated in South America. Bright orange carrots also originated in the Americas, South America, iirc.


/"Lies My Teacher Told Me"
//"You Will Die: The Burdern of Modern Taboos" -->
 
2012-11-13 10:35:40 PM  
Sawdust is a major component of grated Parmasean cheese.
 
2012-11-13 10:38:21 PM  
Mushrooms don't get moldy. Professional courtesy among fungi.
 
2012-11-13 10:42:20 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Sawdust is a major component of grated Parmasean cheese.


Pramasean cheese, Canned soup, and Doritios have higher concentrations of MSG than Chinese food. Yet (some) people will complain they can't Chinese food because of MSG allergies while eating pizza, soups, and Doritios.
 
2012-11-13 10:43:35 PM  

optikeye: Candygram4Mongo: Sawdust is a major component of grated Parmasean cheese.

Pramasean cheese, Canned soup, and Doritios have higher concentrations of MSG than Chinese food. Yet (some) people will complain they can't Chinese food because of MSG allergies while eating pizza, soups, and Doritios.


Because people are dumb.

/DIps his bread in garum.
 
2012-11-13 10:44:25 PM  
 
2012-11-13 10:52:53 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Mushrooms don't get moldy. Professional courtesy among fungi.


Candygram4Mongo: Sawdust is a major component of grated Parmasean cheese.


Candygram4Mongo: Bookkeeping is an occupation. Boobbeeping, by contrast, is an erotic fetish.


....... for the military
 
2012-11-13 10:53:02 PM  

tuna fingers: RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.

What?
Are we just making shiat up now?


It's true, but also stupid because the bubble is so small and pops so quickly it's only of interest to physicists. The power of the claw is a loud noise, which stuns small animals which the shrimp can then eat.
 
2012-11-13 10:56:52 PM  

doglover: only of interest to physicists.


What's your point?
 
2012-11-13 11:03:13 PM  

RexTalionis: doglover: only of interest to physicists.

What's your point?


That "Ooo, hotter than the sun." bullshiat is bullshiat.

Might as well explain how a static spark is hot enough to emit blue light. It's still not within 2 orders of magnitude of anything meaningful.

It is nice triva, but it's also myopic.

Speaking of myopia, the superior Claw Shrimp has better eyes than... well anything I know. They can see more and better light than nearly anyone.
 
2012-11-13 11:08:37 PM  
The original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man. You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.
 
2012-11-13 11:14:03 PM  
Oscar Madison's wife is about to throw him out.
 
2012-11-14 12:04:01 AM  
Noxzema was originally sold as a sunburn remedy, but got its name because some dude said it cured his eczema (No Xzema).
 
2012-11-14 12:21:08 AM  
Timur the Lame (or Tamerlane) was a successor to Genghis Khan, who tried to recreate Khan's empire. He managed to conquer an area from Pakistan through Iraq in the 14th Century.

The only really noteworthy thing about him is his tomb. It was supposedly inscribed with the words "Whomever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I." His tomb has only been opened once. It was opened by Soviet archeologists on or shortly before June 22, 1941 - the day Hitler invaded the Soviet Union.
 
2012-11-14 12:31:03 AM  

GAT_00: Timur the Lame (or Tamerlane) was a successor to Genghis Khan, who tried to recreate Khan's empire. He managed to conquer an area from Pakistan through Iraq in the 14th Century.

The only really noteworthy thing about him is his tomb. It was supposedly inscribed with the words "Whomever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I." His tomb has only been opened once. It was opened by Soviet archeologists on or shortly before June 22, 1941 - the day Hitler invaded the Soviet Union.


What have you been reading Tommy?
 
2012-11-14 03:00:39 AM  

Gordian Cipher: The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the distance of the Wright brothers' first powered flight.


And the Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly. A New Zealander beat them by more than 8 months.

Kiwis don't make a lot of noise when they do something important.

Keep an eye out for this Kiwi guy and his recent jet/rocket fuel advancements. He just did something in a lab here in New Zealand that companies have spent billions on trying to perfect.

There were same NASA and US Military guys just here checking it out. This is a pretty big deal.
 
2012-11-14 03:01:30 AM  
Hmm the first link got chucked for some reason. This guy beat the Wright Brothers by 8 months or more.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/richard-pearse
 
2012-11-14 04:05:18 AM  
The gas station where Steve Martin worked in The Jerk is now a Carl's Jr.
 
2012-11-14 04:17:02 AM  

festus: Hmm the first link got chucked for some reason. This guy beat the Wright Brothers by 8 months or more.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/richard-pearse


You did read the link, yes? Some circumstantial evidence suggests he might have flown sooner then the Wrights, but he wrote that he didn't. I'm not sure why there's any speculation there if the guy himself says it didn't happen.
 
2012-11-14 04:54:28 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.


Corollary:

Christopher Lee is the most badass badass in all of badass history.
 
2012-11-14 04:58:19 AM  
The Romans used to make their pipes out of lead. The Latin word for lead is "plumbum". This is where we get the words "plumbing", "plumber" and the verb "to plumb". It is also why the symbol for lead on the periodic table is Pl.

There is a theory that one of the reasons that roman emperors went crazy is because their liquids were tainted with too much lead due to the pipes. Additionally, they used to actually flavor their wine with lead. Since aristocrats would necessarily drink the most wine, they tended to be the nuttiest.
 
2012-11-14 04:59:19 AM  

generalDisdain: There are no birds in Guam due to motherf*cking snakes coming there on motherf*cking planes.


This is not actually true.

Guam has plenty of sparrows and at least two distinct lovebird flocks (established after pet owners freed their birds before leaving).

Not to mention chickens and seabirds.
 
2012-11-14 04:59:26 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.


Meh, everybody's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.
 
2012-11-14 05:01:09 AM  
The men who discovered the CMBR, the cosmic microwave background radiation, did so while testing communications equipment. They kept finding that their radar dish was picking up noise. They couldn't eliminate it, even after checking every connection. They even had to completely clean a "white dielectric material" off of the dish. This was bird shiat.
 
2012-11-14 05:01:46 AM  

LordOfThePings: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

Meh, everybody's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.


In a thousand years they'll be saying that about your mother.
 
2012-11-14 05:02:24 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.


Corollary #2:

Christopher Lee is on the cover of Wings' "Band on the Run" album
 
2012-11-14 05:02:40 AM  
What is a group of baboons called?

A congress
 
2012-11-14 05:04:09 AM  
On the topic of Guam, although the brown tree snake is the most infamous snake on the island, it is not indigenous. That honor belongs to the tiny, wormlike blind snake.
 
2012-11-14 05:04:28 AM  
Donald Duck has a middle name and it is Fauntleroy.
 
2012-11-14 05:06:12 AM  
John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.
 
2012-11-14 05:08:46 AM  
Nobel prize winners in physics Sheldon Glashow and Steve Weinberg graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1950. They ended up sharing the Nobel for working on the same problem independent of each other, without one knowing the other was doing the same work.
 
2012-11-14 05:09:05 AM  
The Jews were behind 9/11.
 
2012-11-14 05:09:16 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-14 05:11:34 AM  
On Gilligan's Island, Gilligan's full name is Willy Gilligan.
The Skipper, is Jonas Grumby.
The Professor is Roy Hinkley.
Mary Ann's last name is Summers.
 
2012-11-14 05:13:22 AM  
Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights make an Airplane. Also, that little plastic thing at the end of a shoelace or other drawstring is called an Aglet.
 
2012-11-14 05:13:24 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-14 05:17:55 AM  

7FARK7: Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights make an Airplane. Also, that little plastic thing at the end of a shoelace or other drawstring is called an Aglet.


fc05.deviantart.net
 
2012-11-14 05:19:39 AM  
Huey Lewis and the News' first major hit, Do You Believe in Love was written by Robert John Lange, better known by his nickname, Mutt. And better known as the producer of AC/DC's Back in Black and Def Leppard's Pyromania and Hysteria.
 
2012-11-14 05:22:37 AM  
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss spent a few years taking lessons from Gene Krupa.
 
2012-11-14 05:26:34 AM  
Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
 
2012-11-14 05:26:51 AM  
Dogs are the only other animal besides humans that have a prostate.
 
2012-11-14 05:30:13 AM  

CipollinaFan: Dogs are the only other animal besides humans that have a prostate.


lol
 
2012-11-14 05:30:33 AM  
Among the restrictions in the old Comics Code was the banning of the use of the words 'clint' and 'flick'
because of fears that the ink could smear and the words become naughty.
 
2012-11-14 05:31:07 AM  
pop tarts can be used as postcards.
 
2012-11-14 05:31:20 AM  
In West Virginia, a toilet on the front porch is considered to be an ostentatious show of wealth.
 
2012-11-14 05:34:21 AM  
the name of England Dan from England Dan and John Ford Coley was Dan Seals. He was the older brother of Jim Seals of Seals and Croft fame.
 
2012-11-14 05:39:00 AM  
What became the lyrics known as Sweet Home Chicago, originally had no mention of Chicago, but instead mentioned Kokomo in Indiana.
 
2012-11-14 05:43:26 AM  
both Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore made their first appearances on the BBC while teenagers, and well before either one was in the bands that would make them famous.
 
2012-11-14 05:45:30 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: LordOfThePings: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

Meh, everybody's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

In a thousand years they'll be saying that about your mother.


My mother's middle name was Charmayne! I AM THE EMPEROR!
 
2012-11-14 05:45:31 AM  
BTW here's Page's first appearance on the BBC, from back in 1957 I trust everyone will be able to figure out which kid he is.
 
2012-11-14 05:45:34 AM  
pi is 4/1 - 4/3 + 4/5 - 4/7 + 4/9 - 4/11 + 4/13 - 4/15 + 4/17 - 4/19... forever

And hence very beautiful
 
2012-11-14 05:45:56 AM  
The group "Bad Company" was made up of members of three different bands: Free, King Crimson and Mott the Hoople.
 
2012-11-14 05:48:25 AM  
No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.
 
2012-11-14 05:52:01 AM  
Adrian Peterson won the cold war by catching a shuffle pass from Neil Armstrong and running to the moon.
 
2012-11-14 05:53:00 AM  

WhyteRaven74: BTW here's Page's first appearance on the BBC, from back in 1957 I trust everyone will be able to figure out which kid he is.


That was really cool.
 
2012-11-14 05:56:04 AM  
Graham crackers were thought up as a masturbation suppressant.

Didn't work
 
2012-11-14 06:02:29 AM  
Link Wray's Rumble was the only instrumental ever banned from radio because it's name was a slang term for a gang fight.
 
2012-11-14 06:03:40 AM  
In musical terminology, a 1/64th note is known as a hemidemisemiquaver.

Thank you Balderdash.
 
2012-11-14 06:06:39 AM  
The majority of earth's internal heat is produced from radioactive decay.
 
2012-11-14 06:08:28 AM  

Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.


Door hinge? Syringe?
 
2012-11-14 06:08:39 AM  
It is physically impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
 
2012-11-14 06:12:26 AM  
Women are twice as likely as men to go blind.

Men, however, seem to have a monopoly on hairy palms.
 
2012-11-14 06:12:41 AM  

TommyymmoT: Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.

Door hinge? Syringe?


Syringe doesn't rhyme and door hinge is TWO WORDS
 
2012-11-14 06:14:13 AM  
The Egyptians, Chinese and Vikings all visited America long before Columbus followed a map here.
 
2012-11-14 06:14:25 AM  

Texas Gabe: TommyymmoT: Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.

Door hinge? Syringe?

Syringe doesn't rhyme and door hinge is TWO WORDS


Hence the question marks.
 
2012-11-14 06:16:51 AM  
ah, useless trivia is my one and only gift in life. Here are three off the top of my head about my obscure little city that have had some worldwide ramifications.

1) Bob Hope's was well known for his love of golf, often performing onstage with a golf club. He first learned this game during his downtime while performing a string of gigs at the Walker theatre in Winnipeg.
2) The inspiration for Ian Flemmings' James Bond was largely William Stephenson who was the Senior Rep. of British Intelligence for the western powers during WW2. Stephenson was born and raised in Winnipeg.
3) Barbara Streisand made her first stage appearance in Winnipeg. The club owner released her from her contract telling her she would never make it in the business.
 
2012-11-14 06:17:45 AM  

thebtskink: Graham crackers were thought up as a masturbation suppressant.

Didn't work


Also, having a wank is better for you than eating graham crackers.
 
2012-11-14 06:19:42 AM  
I once owned one of four original vinyl pressings of Nirvana's 'Bleach' and I sold it for $500 in 1997.

/Still kicking myself.
//still had an awesome weekend and probably got laid.
///Can't remember, it was 1997.
////Still tell this farking story.
 
2012-11-14 06:22:04 AM  

Ceteris Paribus says: Uranus was originally named Georgium Sidus (george's star) after the mad king.


That was Pluto.
 
2012-11-14 06:22:13 AM  
Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?

The Moops

oilersnation.com

The Moor you know 

sighroll.com
 
2012-11-14 06:24:24 AM  
epicbacon.com
 
2012-11-14 06:25:48 AM  
Clasping their hands together out front, most women are unable to touch elbows together.
If any claim they can, demand to see pictures.
 
2012-11-14 06:28:35 AM  
On "Cheers," Norm's full name was Leslie Norman Peterson.
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).
Before modern water filtration was invented, people drank beer as a daily beverage (heating the beer during the production process killed the bacteria that would make you sick).
The first edition of The Lord of the Rings was printed in multiple books due to a postwar paper shortage in the UK (a single-volume edition would have been too expensive)
A racing greyhound can go from 0 to 45 miles per hour in three steps.
 
2012-11-14 06:29:45 AM  

Wrencher: The Egyptians, Chinese and Vikings all visited America long before Columbus followed a map here.


Not to mention all those Asians that migrated here and set up rather large tribes and societies long before any other human ever knew about this place. 1000's of years. So long, in fact, that they actually evolved a new unique human form.

I swear, the "discovery of America" is one of the dumbest things they are teaching our children.
 
2012-11-14 06:30:30 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch.


I first read that as all that booze was dumped in a punch bowl together...eww
 
BOZ
2012-11-14 06:30:53 AM  
Raw egg white and rattlesnake venom are, chemically, virtually the same.
 
2012-11-14 06:33:04 AM  
When, in 1877, Congress adjourned without making provision to pay the Army for the next fiscal year, the New York firm of Drexel Morgan offered officers loans on their pay at 5 percent interest, whereupon New Orleans' Louisiana National Bank offered interest free loans.
 
2012-11-14 06:33:50 AM  
The term TWAIN used for a TWAIN compliant scanner stands for:
Toolbox Without An Interesting Name.
 
2012-11-14 06:35:17 AM  

durbnpoisn: they actually evolved a new unique human form.


durbnpoisn: one of the dumbest things they are teaching our children


I think I just found something dumber.
 
2012-11-14 06:35:42 AM  
The shortest English sentence to use every letter of the alphabet is "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz"
 
2012-11-14 06:36:15 AM  

RexTalionis: Audrey Hepburn danced for groups of people to raise money for the Dutch Resistance during WWII, meaning she did more for the war effort than John Wayne.

Another person who did more for the war effort than John Wayne was Bea Arthur, who was a US Marine during WWII.

[i.cdn.turner.com image 700x970]


Julia Child was an MI-6 Analyst in WWII. John Wayne runs like a Nancy in Quiet Man.
 
2012-11-14 06:36:35 AM  
This week it's;

Activision has nearly 4.7 billion liquid cash in their accounts.
 
2012-11-14 06:41:10 AM  

mike_d85: RexTalionis: Audrey Hepburn danced for groups of people to raise money for the Dutch Resistance during WWII, meaning she did more for the war effort than John Wayne.

Another person who did more for the war effort than John Wayne was Bea Arthur, who was a US Marine during WWII.

[i.cdn.turner.com image 700x970]

Julia Child was an MI-6 Analyst in WWII. John Wayne runs like a Nancy in Quiet Man.


They used to drop Bea Arthur on top of depth charges and she would place kick them into japanese submarines in WWII.
 
2012-11-14 06:44:42 AM  
 
2012-11-14 06:49:04 AM  
should be called roundtine
 
2012-11-14 06:49:27 AM  

Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).


Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.
 
2012-11-14 06:56:59 AM  
STP stands for "Scientifically Treated Petroleum" or "Studebaker Tested Products".
And you thought it stood for Stone Temple Pilots or Sticky Toilet paper.
 
2012-11-14 07:03:43 AM  
Stewardesses is the the longest word in the English language that can be typed using only the left hand.

/Unless you are one of those people that types with their fingers.
//Surprised that there is not more lesbian Stewardess porn on the internet.
 
2012-11-14 07:06:11 AM  

CipollinaFan: Stewardesses is the the longest word in the English language that can be typed using only the left hand.


Typewriter is the longest word in the English language that can be typed using only the top row of letters.
 
2012-11-14 07:09:16 AM  
TIL stands for "today I learned" and it should stay on reddit.
 
2012-11-14 07:22:16 AM  
Mario is actually a plumber, first debuting in Mario Bros. (well actually Donkey Kong)
 
2012-11-14 07:26:30 AM  
The shortest verse in the Christian bible is "designed for military purposes".
 
2012-11-14 07:26:36 AM  
Four elements on the periodic table are named after the same village in Switzerland.

yttrium (Y)
erbium (Er)
terbium (Tb)
ytterbium (Yb)
 
2012-11-14 07:32:22 AM  

RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.


What about Claw Shrimp?
lolbot.net
 
2012-11-14 07:32:31 AM  
Slinky was invented by a maritime engineer developing stabilizing springs on a ship when he accidentally knocked one down the stairs.
 
2012-11-14 07:32:33 AM  
Barack Obama re-elected President of the United States on November 6, 2012.
 
2012-11-14 07:35:16 AM  

Gordian Cipher: The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor empire.


The word "dollar" comes from "thaler", a unit of Imperial currency named after Joachimsthaler, a mint in Bohemia.

The "Habsburg jaw" gene was brought into the family from the Polish Piast royal family.
 
2012-11-14 07:35:55 AM  
Fun Fact:
4 out of 5 people enjoy gang rape.
 
2012-11-14 07:36:19 AM  
Crocodiles do not have tongues.
 
2012-11-14 07:47:18 AM  

soundguy: Crocodiles do not have tongues.


Of course they do. They are just classy and do not stick them out (also they can't).
 
2012-11-14 07:50:00 AM  

Gordian Cipher: Ovaltine is a much more marketable name. Whoever made that typo should be promoted.


whoever made that typo is probably dead [Ovaltine has been around for a looooooong time]

the [British] Prime Minister has no passport [it is taken away from them, when they assume the title]
No. 10 Downing street has no front door key
 
2012-11-14 07:51:25 AM  
"Cherish" by the Association was recorded in an airplane hangar using a school bus for a recording control room.
 
2012-11-14 07:53:54 AM  
November 14th is :

"Operating Room Nurse Day honors those important nurses, who care for patients before, during and immediately after surgery. It's a very important role, during a period where a patients comfort and life is in another person's hands.

Show your thanks and appreciation to Operating nurse that you know. You can send them cards or Ecards. However, just a simple, spoken "thank you" will do. "
 
2012-11-14 07:59:06 AM  
Biblical scholars recently unearthed a previously unknown gospel written by a disciple named "Rusty".
 
2012-11-14 08:01:28 AM  
the term "first lady" (the president's wife) was originally coined during the administration of james buchanan, the only president who wasn't married. usually, the wife of the president served as a hostess during social gatherings at the white house, but since buchanan wasn't married, his niece acted as hostess instead. visitors to the white house called her the first lady as sort of a cute nickname for her, and the term stuck.
 
2012-11-14 08:05:25 AM  
Some people think that manhole covers are round because that's the best shape to keep the covers from falling in the holes.
That's not true. Manhole covers are round because they cover round holes.
 
2012-11-14 08:05:46 AM  
If you take Texas and flip it over to the East, El Paso would be in the Atlantic, flip it over to the West and Texarkana would be in the Pacific, and flip it over North, Brownsville would be in North Dakota.

I remember the day it was 103° in Brownsville, and 30° in Amarillo, a 73° difference.
 
2012-11-14 08:08:35 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Huey Lewis and the News' first major hit, Do You Believe in Love was written by Robert John Lange, better known by his nickname, Mutt. And better known as the producer of AC/DC's Back in Black and Def Leppard's Pyromania and Hysteria.


Not to mention getting closer to her:

chicksofcountry.webs.com

Than any of us will ever hope to be.
 
2012-11-14 08:10:49 AM  
I'm so high right now.
 
2012-11-14 08:14:20 AM  
I believe that the Pringles corporation's intention was to make tennis balls but instead got a delivery of potatoes and they said fark it lets go with it.
 
2012-11-14 08:17:51 AM  
Did you know, that the largest fish in the world is the manta ray.
 
2012-11-14 08:18:13 AM  
pds20.egloos.com

The South Korean computer game called War of Genesis III: Part 2 is also the world's first online Japanese style TRPG (Tactical Role-Playing Game).
 
2012-11-14 08:20:39 AM  
Ursula Andress - the original Bond Girl' is mentioned in Ian Flemings '007' novel, 'On her Majesty's Secret Service'.

David Niven - who played James Bond - is mentioned in Ian Flemings '007' novel 'You only live twice'
 
2012-11-14 08:25:39 AM  

fruitloop: Did you know, that the largest fish in the world is the manta ray.


errr...

www.conservationsafaris.com
 
2012-11-14 08:26:07 AM  

R.A.Danny: Xerox thought Ethernet was useless when they invented it, but they were smart enough to keep the IP.


Had Xerox been around in 1938, Richard Nixon would not have been vice president in the 1950's; subsequently, he would not have been elected president in 1968. Whittaker Chambers and the Pumpkin Papers
 
2012-11-14 08:35:32 AM  

gmoney101: fruitloop: Did you know, that the largest fish in the world is the manta ray.

errr...

[www.conservationsafaris.com image 400x300]


i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 08:36:34 AM  
i2.ytimg.com
Gavin approves of this thread
 
2012-11-14 08:39:29 AM  

aimtastic: Spoon over Marin: bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.

[i992.photobucket.com image 470x400]

One of the things I hate most about the internet is it showing me all sorts of adorable exotic animals that I will never get to pet and love and hug and squeeze.


You can still name them George.
 
2012-11-14 08:40:54 AM  
In South America, the "Nissan Pajero" translates to "Nissan Masturbator".
 
2012-11-14 08:42:05 AM  

aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.


The lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" fit perfectly with the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
 
2012-11-14 08:44:02 AM  

Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.


You've obviously never listened to Dang Me by Roger Miller, where he successfully rhymes purple...
 
2012-11-14 08:48:55 AM  

furterfan: Ursula Andress - the original Bond Girl' is mentioned in Ian Flemings '007' novel, 'On her Majesty's Secret Service'.

David Niven - who played James Bond - is mentioned in Ian Flemings '007' novel 'You only live twice'


David Niven was one of Fleming's choices to play Bond, along with Cary Grant.

Bond, in the books, was said to have a strong resemblence to Hoagy Carmichael:

images.artistdirect.com
 
2012-11-14 08:49:14 AM  
Your ears line up with your nipples.


/I know you're checkin'
 
2012-11-14 08:49:39 AM  

threedingers: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

The lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" fit perfectly with the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"


The lyrics to "Twinkle twinkle little star" fit perfectly with the tune of George Jone's "He stopped loving her today" (and probably many other country songs).
 
2012-11-14 08:50:41 AM  
Tom Mix's horse was named 'Tony'
www.treasurenet.com
 
2012-11-14 08:51:08 AM  
The song "I Don't Need No Doctor", most famously (and awesomely) covered by Humble Pie and Wasp was written by Ashford & Simpson.

The "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" books were written by James Bond author Ian Fleming.
 
2012-11-14 08:51:09 AM  
Billy Redden, the boy on the porch playing the banjo in Deliverance: (1) could not play the banjo, (2) went on to play the role of "Banjo Man" in three more movies.

(Was going to say that Christopher Serrone, who played the young Henry Hill in Goodfellas, never appeared in another movie...but that trivia nugget died when he appeared in Pathfinders, a dinky indpendent.)
 
2012-11-14 08:51:33 AM  

soia: I believe that the Pringles corporation's intention was to make tennis balls but instead got a delivery of potatoes and they said fark it lets go with it.


i180.photobucket.com
"Aw, your ass is haunted."
 
2012-11-14 08:51:56 AM  
The only species other than humans, that can contract leprosy is the armadillo.

Also, you can contract leprosy from an armadillo. :-/

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-14 08:52:39 AM  
Didn't mean to throw a comma in there.
 
2012-11-14 08:55:47 AM  
In the original "Halloween" movie, the mask used by Michael Myers was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
 
2012-11-14 08:56:31 AM  
If you sneeze, cough and hiccup at the same time, you will die.
 
2012-11-14 08:59:59 AM  

Greydog: If you sneeze, cough and hiccup at the same time, you will die.


FALSE!
You just piss and shiat yourself.
 
2012-11-14 09:00:55 AM  

Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.


The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.
 
2012-11-14 09:01:07 AM  
A litter of kittens can have more than one father.

<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/4_Kittens.jpg" >

That slut!
 
2012-11-14 09:03:48 AM  
A litter of kittens can have more than one father.

www.warrenphotographic.co.uk

That slut!
 
2012-11-14 09:07:35 AM  
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room at a dance.
 
2012-11-14 09:11:26 AM  
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
 
2012-11-14 09:17:08 AM  

RobSeace: Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.

You've obviously never listened to Dang Me by Roger Miller, where he successfully rhymes purple...


Maple surple
 
2012-11-14 09:20:31 AM  
There are more hours of Doctor Who than there is of Star Trek
 
2012-11-14 09:22:09 AM  
On average, only 1 in every 627 Farkers that have requested BIE have actually ever received em.
 
2012-11-14 09:24:19 AM  

Old Man Winter: Greydog: If you sneeze, cough and hiccup at the same time, you will die.

FALSE!
You just piss and shiat yourself.


FALSE!
You just end up looking like Rachael Dratch for the rest of your life. 
i.huffpost.com
 
2012-11-14 09:24:35 AM  
dark side of the moon: Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.

Also, elephants can't jump.


Elephants are the only animal, other than humans, that can be taught stand on its head.
 
2012-11-14 09:24:53 AM  
Redheads require more anesthesia.

i881.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 09:26:34 AM  

aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.


In mine, too, so I did something about it by writing parody lyrics with another guy.

There's a place we all know where the foulest winds blow,
From a shotgun that's just single-barreled,
It's wrinkled and brown, three feet from the ground,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

The legend lives on from Harlem on down
Of the arse on this musical strumpet
This bum, it is said, could reek like the dead,
A note-perfect black trouser trumpet.

With a load of legumes four heavy pounds more,
Than Ella Fitzgerald weighed empty.
That singer's kazoo was a bone to be chewed,
Then the "Gales of Fitzgerald" came early.

With a three-octave range, her chute rumbled strange,
Adept at all kinds of scat-singing,
Just feed her some beans, and you'd know what it means,
To set the band's eardrums to ringing.

Count Basie, it's claimed, was driven insane,
And Ellington felt quite imperilled
A wee bit of bloat would pour forth the long note,
From the rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

Ken Burns will not tell of the horrible smell,
The blue flame and the stink it would herald,
Whether live or on tapes, beware when it gapes,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

There's a place we all know where the foulest winds blow,
From a shotgun that's just single-barreled,
It's wrinkled and brown, three feet from the ground,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.
 
2012-11-14 09:27:39 AM  
Also, the Zebra is white w/black stripes.
 
2012-11-14 09:30:43 AM  
Women on the pill blink more.
 
2012-11-14 09:31:47 AM  
To become President of the United States, you must be born in either the United States or Kenya.

/ducks...
 
2012-11-14 09:32:22 AM  
You know how you use cat litter to soak up oil stains? It's a pretty clever repurposing of a household item...
Except the fact that cat litter was originally an oil stain soaker called "Fuller's Earth". The man who created it was looking for alternate uses, so he suggested it to a neighbor as a kitty litter.
 
2012-11-14 09:34:00 AM  
Eulemur flavifrons are the only non-human primate that have blue eyes.

a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-11-14 09:35:45 AM  
Thigmomorphogenesis is the process by which a plant grows in response to external stimuli such as touching leaves or bending the stalk/trunk.
 
2012-11-14 09:38:50 AM  
the ny jets were originally the 'titans' in a mythological reference to the other ny football team, the giants
 
2012-11-14 09:39:30 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.


Cazale was in 5 feature films, not six. Archival footage was used in Godfather III. His sixth film was a short.

Godfather I and II, Deer Hunter, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Conversation.
 
2012-11-14 09:39:38 AM  
tis the season

zillowzollo.files.wordpress.com

can't believe this wasn't posted
 
2012-11-14 09:43:35 AM  
Each rubber molecule is made of 65,000 individual atoms.
 
2012-11-14 09:47:16 AM  

Shmeat: Your ears line up with your nipples.


/I know you're checkin'


At my age my nipples pretty much line up with my waist.
 
2012-11-14 09:51:03 AM  
The original "Night of the Living Dead" is in the public domain. It was due to a name change and not updating the new frames with the copyright logo.

Link
 
2012-11-14 09:56:02 AM  
43% of all statistics are made up.
 
2012-11-14 09:56:18 AM  
 
2012-11-14 09:57:36 AM  

probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.


Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.
 
2012-11-14 09:58:44 AM  
In 1511 the King of Spain ordered each of his ships returning from the new world bring back 10 turkeys.
 
2012-11-14 10:00:22 AM  
ACME- the company whose products Wile E. Coyote was so fond of-is an acronym.

A
Company
Making
Everything
 
2012-11-14 10:00:46 AM  
John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.

He was also Engaged to Meryl Streep
 
2012-11-14 10:09:46 AM  

thebtskink: Graham crackers were thought up as a masturbation suppressant.

Didn't work


Well, eating them certainly doesn't work that way, although I find my urges successfully suppressed if I try to use crushed graham crackers to beat the bishop.

Also, our most famous sodas originated as medicine show cures. Coke was said to cure headaches, Pepsi was said to cure stomach ailments (pepsi pepsin), and Dr Pepper and 7-Up also have similar origins. Link
 
2012-11-14 10:11:50 AM  

Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.


This.

Although the geography requirement has blurred a bit (the entirety of Kentucky counts, as opposed to only the county of Bourbon), it's much like the "Champagne" versus "Sparkling Wine" thing.
 
2012-11-14 10:14:07 AM  

TommyymmoT: If you hold your arms outstretched, the distance from fingertip, to fingertip is the same as your height from head to toe.


thebestten.files.wordpress.com
Disagrees.

Also, that is my useless bit of trivia.
 
2012-11-14 10:16:00 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Romans used to make their pipes out of lead. The Latin word for lead is "plumbum". This is where we get the words "plumbing", "plumber" and the verb "to plumb". It is also why the symbol for lead on the periodic table is Pl.

There is a theory that one of the reasons that roman emperors went crazy is because their liquids were tainted with too much lead due to the pipes. Additionally, they used to actually flavor their wine with lead. Since aristocrats would necessarily drink the most wine, they tended to be the nuttiest.


The symbol for lead is Pb...
 
2012-11-14 10:18:04 AM  
Useless Trivia: Casey Kasem (Voice of Shaggy Rogers on Scooby Doo and national radio treasure) is a hard core vegetarian. Whenever he voices Shaggy, Shaggy is never seen eating meat (except in some early episodes) and refers to food with specific vegetarian names "Veggie Club". When Shaggy is voiced by another actor all bets are off.
More Useless trivia: Shaggy's last name is Rogers and his first name is Norbert.
 
2012-11-14 10:19:41 AM  

Valiente: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

In mine, too, so I did something about it by writing parody lyrics with another guy.

There's a place we all know where the foulest winds blow,
From a shotgun that's just single-barreled,
It's wrinkled and brown, three feet from the ground,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

The legend lives on from Harlem on down
Of the arse on this musical strumpet
This bum, it is said, could reek like the dead,
A note-perfect black trouser trumpet.

With a load of legumes four heavy pounds more,
Than Ella Fitzgerald weighed empty.
That singer's kazoo was a bone to be chewed,
Then the "Gales of Fitzgerald" came early.

With a three-octave range, her chute rumbled strange,
Adept at all kinds of scat-singing,
Just feed her some beans, and you'd know what it means,
To set the band's eardrums to ringing.

Count Basie, it's claimed, was driven insane,
And Ellington felt quite imperilled
A wee bit of bloat would pour forth the long note,
From the rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

Ken Burns will not tell of the horrible smell,
The blue flame and the stink it would herald,
Whether live or on tapes, beware when it gapes,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.

There's a place we all know where the foulest winds blow,
From a shotgun that's just single-barreled,
It's wrinkled and brown, three feet from the ground,
The rectum of Ella Fitzgerald.


This is awesome!
 
2012-11-14 10:20:08 AM  
The Great Chicago Fire was the second-biggest, second-deadliest and second-most destructive fire to happen... on that day.

Peshtigo, WI burned to the mutherfarking ground, hundreds of miles away. True fact.
 
2012-11-14 10:20:21 AM  
Did you know that the human head weighs eight pounds?
 
2012-11-14 10:21:27 AM  

Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.


Yeah but no.
 
2012-11-14 10:23:55 AM  
Hitler's personal phone number to his Berlin bunker was 12-00-5-0
 
2012-11-14 10:24:36 AM  

Texas Method: Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.

This.

Although the geography requirement has blurred a bit (the entirety of Kentucky counts, as opposed to only the county of Bourbon), it's much like the "Champagne" versus "Sparkling Wine" thing.


Q. Does Bourbon have to be made in Kentucky?
A. No, but 95 percent of the world's Bourbon is - and we'd highly recommend it. A 1964 Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States, meaning it must be made in this country (hence the saying that Bourbon is "America's Official Native Spirit"). In other words, no other country can make a product and call it "Bourbon."
 
2012-11-14 10:29:39 AM  

This text is now purple: The All-Powerful Atheismo: John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.

Cazale was in 5 feature films, not six. Archival footage was used in Godfather III. His sixth film was a short.

Godfather I and II, Deer Hunter, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Conversation.


And his girlfriend at the time of his death was Meryl Streep.
 
2012-11-14 10:30:08 AM  
WD-40 was developed for the miilitary as a water dispersant that could be used on electronics without igniting. It took the chemists 40 tries to create the right "recipe" so it was called "Water Dispersant #40"
 
2012-11-14 10:30:48 AM  

This text is now purple: The All-Powerful Atheismo: John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.

Cazale was in 5 feature films, not six. Archival footage was used in Godfather III. His sixth film was a short.

Godfather I and II, Deer Hunter, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Conversation.


Obv, but I was counting "archival footage" as "being in".
 
2012-11-14 10:31:25 AM  

threedingers: The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Romans used to make their pipes out of lead. The Latin word for lead is "plumbum". This is where we get the words "plumbing", "plumber" and the verb "to plumb". It is also why the symbol for lead on the periodic table is Pl.

There is a theory that one of the reasons that roman emperors went crazy is because their liquids were tainted with too much lead due to the pipes. Additionally, they used to actually flavor their wine with lead. Since aristocrats would necessarily drink the most wine, they tended to be the nuttiest.

The symbol for lead is Pb...


Only on your euro-man-centric periodic tables.

/I mean, that's what I meant
 
2012-11-14 10:32:25 AM  

broken jebus: Did you know that the human head weighs eight pounds?


Did you know that dogs and bees can smell fear?
 
2012-11-14 10:36:20 AM  
The term "The whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the Pacific.When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
 
2012-11-14 10:36:38 AM  

generalDisdain: There are no birds in Guam due to motherf*cking snakes coming there on motherf*cking planes.


That may explain why Guam is so susceptible to tipping over.
 
2012-11-14 10:42:09 AM  
Bodies that are not cremated take centuries to decompose. Because of all the preservatives in our food. (Circa 1970-something.)
 
2012-11-14 10:44:37 AM  

CipollinaFan: Dogs are the only other animal besides humans that have a prostate.


Dogs are also the only other animal that recognizes the pointing gesture.

They also look at a human face the same way as a human does. Our right side of our faces tend to be more expressive than the left, so we focus on the right side when looking at a human face. Dogs are the only animal to do the same.
 
2012-11-14 10:46:23 AM  
Dogs can't look up.
 
2012-11-14 10:53:07 AM  
assets0.ordienetworks.com
"Boys have penises and girls have vaginas."
 
2012-11-14 10:55:25 AM  

probesport: Texas Method: Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.
Bourbon can be made anywhere in the U.S., but all but a couple of brands are made in Kentucky. Only the state of Kentucky can produce bourbon with its name on the label. The name comes from Bourbon county in the central bluegrass region of Kentucky. This county was named in 1785 to honor the French royal family and was once the major transshipment site for shipping distilled spirits down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Barrels shipped from there were stamped with the county's name, which then became the name of this kind of whiskey. Interestingly, there are no distillers in Bourbon county, Kentucky right now.


This.

Although the geography requirement has blurred a bit (the entirety of Kentucky counts, as opposed to only the county of Bourbon), it's much like the "Champagne" versus "Sparkling Wine" thing.

Q. Does Bourbon have to be made in Kentucky?
A. No, but 95 percent of the world's Bourbon is - and we'd highly recommend it. A 1964 Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States, meaning it must be made in this country (hence the saying that Bourbon is "America's Official Native Spirit"). In other words, no other country can make a product and call it "Bourbon."


Bourbon can be made anywhere in the U.S., but all but a couple of brands are made in Kentucky. Only the state of Kentucky can produce bourbon with its name on the label. The name comes from Bourbon county in the central bluegrass region of Kentucky. This county was named in 1785 to honor the French royal family and was once the major transshipment site for shipping distilled spirits down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Barrels shipped from there were stamped with the county's name, which then became the name of this kind of whiskey. Interestingly, there are no distillers in Bourbon county, Kentucky right now.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1654/whats-the-difference-be t ween-bourbon-and-whiskey
 
2012-11-14 10:57:42 AM  
Heroin is a trade name of Bayer corporation

It was originally developed as a non-addictive replacement for morphine
 
2012-11-14 11:00:26 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: themeaningoflifeisnot: The bill for a celebration party for the 55 drafters of the US Constitution was for 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 beers and seven bowls of alcohol punch.

I shudder to think what kind of punch they made.


It was probably a tea-based concoction with citrus, spices, and alcohol.
Alton Brown is my culinary hero.
 
2012-11-14 11:12:22 AM  
Drew created Fark because Duke sucks.
 
2012-11-14 11:12:50 AM  
The handclaps on Instant Karma are actually the sound of John slapping Yokos tits.
 
2012-11-14 11:15:18 AM  
if you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the 3 largest state.
 
2012-11-14 11:16:47 AM  

fruitloop: gmoney


YOu had to have been there, huh?
 
2012-11-14 11:17:43 AM  
Gene Autry's horse, Champion, was a Tennessee Walker.

images.tvrage.com

So was Roy Rogers' horse, Trigger Jr.

www.twhbea.com

Bonus Fun Fact: Trigger Jr's descendents can still be purchased.
 
2012-11-14 11:20:13 AM  
John Adams and John Quincy Adams were both born in Braintree Massachusetts, not Quincy.


Don't believe the lies that town sells
 
2012-11-14 11:23:10 AM  
Lefty Grove has the highest winning percentage of 300 game winners in MLB history: 0.6803
 
2012-11-14 11:28:21 AM  
Water ice and acetic acid ice will both stay frozen on a lyophilizer, but an ice made from a 50/50 mix of water and acetic acid will not.

Today is Prince Charles' birthday
 
2012-11-14 11:32:05 AM  

Dance Party: The tower which stood over the former Ovaltine plant remained in Villa Park, IL, until just a few years ago.

The town used to be nicknamed "Vanilla Park" because everyone got treated to the smell of wonderful concoctions being made there.


I used to live a few blocks from a Lifesavers candy factory. I loved when they were brewing a batch of butter scotch flavour. The whole neigbourhood smelt edible. Well, not the hookers and crackheads.
 
2012-11-14 11:34:12 AM  

Spoon over Marin: "Have a Coke and a Smile" translated into Japanese as "Bite the Wax Tadpole."


No, it's just "Coca-Cola", and it's Chinese, not Japanese.
 
2012-11-14 11:35:18 AM  

Wrencher: The Egyptians, Chinese and Vikings all visited America long before Columbus followed a map here.


He got lost on his way to india...... come on guy
 
2012-11-14 11:39:39 AM  
When they built that monument to the Great Fire of London, they were going to put a bust of Charles II on the top of it. But he said "Why me?... I didn't start it!" And so they got an interesting stylized flame on top instead of the head of a doofus.

/http://www.harrisdigital.co.uk/news/the-monument-london.html
 
2012-11-14 11:43:07 AM  
Finding Shakespeare in Psalm 46
 
2012-11-14 11:46:38 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Finding Shakespeare in Psalm 46


You mean he wrote all those poems, too? Wow! that guy got around.
 
2012-11-14 11:51:30 AM  
"Catch-22" was originally called "Catch-11" but they doubled the number to avoid confusion with another movie coming out at the same time, "Ocean's 11".
 
2012-11-14 11:53:42 AM  
Giraffes have seven neck bones, the same as a human.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-14 11:56:53 AM  

Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.


Sour mash?......
 
2012-11-14 12:06:14 PM  

RexTalionis: tuna fingers: RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.

What?
Are we just making shiat up now?

Link


Even Cliff was stunned....

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-14 12:08:56 PM  

MythDragon: Fun Fact:
4 out of 5 people enjoy gang rape.


The fifth doesn't have a choice?

Ba-dum tish!

/terrible
 
2012-11-14 12:12:34 PM  

Old Man Winter: Greydog: If you sneeze, cough and hiccup at the same time, you will die.

FALSE!
You just piss and shiat yourself.


"It came out of EVERYWHERE!"
 
2012-11-14 12:19:18 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Mario is actually a plumber, first debuting in Mario Bros. (well actually Donkey Kong)


Mario was an 8-bit version of the creators landlord
 
2012-11-14 12:21:55 PM  
Fact: Fark geeks that have a affinity for the Princess Bride don't hang out on the sports tab.
 
2012-11-14 12:30:08 PM  

Silicon Sam: If you take Texas and flip it over to the East, El Paso would be in the Atlantic, flip it over to the West and Texarkana would be in the Pacific, and flip it over North, Brownsville would be in North Dakota.you will probably hurt your back or get a hernia or something. Remember to lift with your legs.

I remember the day it was 103° in Brownsville, and 30° in Amarillo, a 73° difference.

Therefore, brown is hotter than yellow?
 
2012-11-14 12:32:21 PM  

Silicon Sam: If you take Texas and flip it over to the East, El Paso would be in the Atlantic, flip it over to the West and Texarkana would be in the Pacific, and flip it over North, Brownsville would be in North Dakota.you will probably hurt your back or get a hernia or something. Remember to lift with your legs.

I remember the day it was 103° in Brownsville, and 30° in Amarillo, a 73° differencemy thermometer was broken.

 
2012-11-14 12:36:27 PM  
I once changed my mind mid-post and ended up saying nothing funny at all.
 
2012-11-14 12:40:02 PM  
fb is the father.
 
2012-11-14 12:58:18 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: This text is now purple: The All-Powerful Atheismo: John Cazale had a short but distinguished movie career. You know him as Fredo in the Godfather.

He was in 6 films. All 6 of those films were nominated for Best Picture. He died of lung cancer at the age of 42.

Cazale was in 5 feature films, not six. Archival footage was used in Godfather III. His sixth film was a short.

Godfather I and II, Deer Hunter, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Conversation.

Obv, but I was counting "archival footage" as "being in".


The problem with the archival footage part and the claim is that he's also appeared in other documentaries and the like via archival footage that did not win Oscars. It breaks the claim.
 
2012-11-14 12:59:54 PM  
Polar Bear livers are toxic; do not consume.
/srsly read this in an old outdoor survival guide
//useless advice, unless you work @ a zoo with a dead Polar Bear they're throwing out anyway
 
2012-11-14 01:01:10 PM  
Portland, OR is further north than Portland, ME.
 
2012-11-14 01:01:23 PM  

Jack's Smirking Revenge: thebtskink: Graham crackers were thought up as a masturbation suppressant.

Didn't work

Well, eating them certainly doesn't work that way, although I find my urges successfully suppressed if I try to use crushed graham crackers to beat the bishop.

Also, our most famous sodas originated as medicine show cures. Coke was said to cure headaches, Pepsi was said to cure stomach ailments (pepsi pepsin), and Dr Pepper and 7-Up also have similar origins. Link


Doctor pepper was the only pop that made it through ww1/2 without having production affected as it was the only one proven to be good for your health (sugar was being used in bombs)
 
2012-11-14 01:04:54 PM  

Debby7813: broken jebus: Did you know that the human head weighs eight pounds?

Did you know that dogs and bees can smell fear?


if my head was veal how much would it be worth
 
2012-11-14 01:11:34 PM  

Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.


Purple: Hirple and curple
Orange: Sporange
Month: no direct rhymes like with the other two, but millionth, for example, is close.
 
2012-11-14 01:13:12 PM  
I just found out this morning that apparently Sanka was the "original" decaf coffee. It's because of this that orange is the universal color to indicate decaf coffee (at least in the states).

Also, I play a ton of trivia so no trivia is useless trivia. My beers aren't paying for them selves.
 
2012-11-14 01:15:38 PM  

Tanthalas39: Portland, OR is further north than Portland, ME.


Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles, CA
 
2012-11-14 01:21:40 PM  

boogie_down: Tanthalas39: Portland, OR is further north than Portland, ME.

Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles, CA


Windsor, Ontario is south of Detroit MI.
 
2012-11-14 01:33:04 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: MythDragon: Fun Fact:
4 out of 5 people enjoy gang rape.

The fifth doesn't have a choice?

Ba-dum tish!

/terrible


Hey, statistics are all about who you poll.

Pollster: Excuse me gentlemen, I noticed you had a gang rape going on here, mind if I ask you if you are enjoying yourselves?
Man 1: Yes
Man 2: Hell, yeah, nubian
Man 3: Si
Woman: What the...please, for fark's sake, help me!
Pollster: I'll just put that down as a 'no'
Man 4: It's almost as good as skrimps!

Pollster, so 4 'yes' and 1 'no'. 4 out of 5 then. Welllll, time to go find some dentists.
 
2012-11-14 01:35:28 PM  
The record on the turntable in Norman Bates' bedroom is Beethoven's "Eroica."

/I once asked this as the tie-breaker for a trivia competition.
//Pre-internet, pre-VHS, so good luck finding a copy of the film that you could freeze at that point.
 
2012-11-14 01:40:24 PM  

Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.


Nurple. Duh.
 
2012-11-14 01:48:45 PM  

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: In South America, the "Nissan Pajero" translates to "Nissan Masturbator".


And in Quebec, "Buick LaCrosse" translates into "Buick Pussy"
 
2012-11-14 02:01:53 PM  

RexTalionis: LlamaGirl: Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
I grew up watching Captain Midnight. Their sponsor was rich, chocolatey Ovaltine.


I grew up listening to Captain Midnight. There was no television but there was Ovaltine.
 
2012-11-14 02:01:58 PM  

threedingers: boogie_down: Tanthalas39: Portland, OR is further north than Portland, ME.

Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles, CA

Windsor, Ontario is south of Detroit MI.


Also is the "South Detroit" mentioned in "Don't Stop Believing".
 
2012-11-14 02:03:17 PM  
My two favourites.

Wherever 3 roads met, the romans would erect a noticeboard for messages. These noticeboards were generally used by locals, and so information in the messages was generally not important to long distance travellers.

Unimportant information: Tri Via

***

The ocean going liner Queen Mary was originally to be named Queen Victoria.

Before naming a vessel after a member of the royal family, permission must be asked of the current king or queen.

The gentlemen from Cunard duly made an appointment to see the then ruler, King George.

"Your Majesty, we seek permission to name our newest passenger liner after England's greatest queen"

The king fixed them with a steely gaze and replied.

"That is a very great honour you are doing my wife."
 
2012-11-14 02:23:49 PM  
Fingernail clipping when set on fire burn yellow. Fingernails still on your finger, will burn bluefish-green. For military purposes...
 
2012-11-14 02:36:16 PM  

generalDisdain: Dusty Baker (and some guy I can never remember) are credited with inventing the High Five.
Chick Hearn coined the phrase Slam Dunk and never copyrighted it.


Glenn Burke high fived Dusty Baker. Glenn Burke was gay.
 
2012-11-14 02:41:41 PM  

Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.


Roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar is sweet and so is maple syrple.
Thank you Roger Miller
 
2012-11-14 03:00:39 PM  

reverend maynard: ah, useless trivia is my one and only gift in life. Here are three off the top of my head about my obscure little city that have had some worldwide ramifications.

1) Bob Hope's was well known for his love of golf, often performing onstage with a golf club. He first learned this game during his downtime while performing a string of gigs at the Walker theatre in Winnipeg.
2) The inspiration for Ian Flemmings' James Bond was largely William Stephenson who was the Senior Rep. of British Intelligence for the western powers during WW2. Stephenson was born and raised in Winnipeg.
3) Barbara Streisand made her first stage appearance in Winnipeg. The club owner released her from her contract telling her she would never make it in the business.


You left out Whinnie the Pooh Winnipeg connection! Link
 
2012-11-14 03:26:34 PM  

doglover: Peaceboy: True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)

A great gag, but he can only do it once!


i441.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 03:30:59 PM  
The two men who played LtCol. Henry Blake in the M*A*S*H movie and TV series died exactly one day apart from each other. McLean Stevenson (TV) died on February 15, 1996, and Roger Bowen(movie) died on the following day, February 16,
 
2012-11-14 03:38:55 PM  

probesport: Texas Method: Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.

This.

Although the geography requirement has blurred a bit (the entirety of Kentucky counts, as opposed to only the county of Bourbon), it's much like the "Champagne" versus "Sparkling Wine" thing.

Q. Does Bourbon have to be made in Kentucky?
A. No, but 95 percent of the world's Bourbon is - and we'd highly recommend it. A 1964 Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States, meaning it must be made in this country (hence the saying that Bourbon is "America's Official Native Spirit"). In other words, no other country can make a product and call it "Bourbon."


What is the penalty for a Nation that chooses to do so?
 
2012-11-14 03:40:22 PM  

alabasterblack: probesport: Texas Method: Broktun: probesport: Ablejack: Tallman:
Jack Daniels is not a bourbon (it's a Tennessee Whiskey; slightly different production process).

Nothing about the process or the whiskey keeps Jack Daniels from calling its product bourbon. They simply have chosen not to.

The mellowing step makes it not bourbon.

Not being made in Kentucky makes it not bourbon.

This.

Although the geography requirement has blurred a bit (the entirety of Kentucky counts, as opposed to only the county of Bourbon), it's much like the "Champagne" versus "Sparkling Wine" thing.

Q. Does Bourbon have to be made in Kentucky?
A. No, but 95 percent of the world's Bourbon is - and we'd highly recommend it. A 1964 Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States, meaning it must be made in this country (hence the saying that Bourbon is "America's Official Native Spirit"). In other words, no other country can make a product and call it "Bourbon."

What is the penalty for a Nation that chooses to do so?


They wouldn't be allowed to label it as such, like Champagne from California.
 
2012-11-14 03:46:07 PM  
'stewardesses' is the longest word that you can type (using proper form) with one hand on the keyboard.

Stewardesses
/keeps left hand free for .... nevermind.
stewardesses
stewardesses
 
2012-11-14 03:47:15 PM  

3StratMan: The two men who played LtCol. Henry Blake in the M*A*S*H movie and TV series died exactly one day apart from each other. McLean Stevenson (TV) died on February 15, 1996, and Roger Bowen(movie) died on the following day, February 16,


So, Colonel Blake died twice?
 
2012-11-14 03:59:32 PM  
i94.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 04:24:57 PM  
Blorenge, a place in Wales, rhymes with orange.
 
2012-11-14 05:00:41 PM  
Bigfoot, by rule, all have beautiful and melodious singing voices
/I heard it on FARK, so it's gotta be true!
 
2012-11-14 05:07:52 PM  
the end of a shoelace is called an aglet.
 
2012-11-14 05:09:13 PM  

Old Man Winter: soundguy: Crocodiles do not have tongues.

Of course they do. They are just classy and do not stick them out (also they can't).


------

My bad. That was supposed to say EXTENDABLE tongues. I blame the Nyquil.

/ not sick
// liquor store was closed
 
2012-11-14 05:12:30 PM  

FatherChaos: Giraffes have seven neck bones, the same as a human.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x334]


and they're born horny too

geektyrant.com
 
2012-11-14 05:27:03 PM  
Peanuts are extensively cultivated in Myanmar, and eaten whole or ground up to extract the oil. The ground peanuts are then used as animal feed.

The concept of mixing some of the oil back into the ground peanuts and spreading it on bread as peanut butter is completely weird to native Burmese however.
 
2012-11-14 05:46:39 PM  
Sylvan Goldman invented the shopping cart.
 
2012-11-14 05:54:39 PM  
It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.
 
2012-11-14 07:40:09 PM  
Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.
 
2012-11-14 08:07:41 PM  

bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.


neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.
 
2012-11-14 09:09:32 PM  

festus: And the Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly. A New Zealander beat them by more than 8 months.


And Gustav Whitehead beat them by almost 2 years,
 
2012-11-14 09:15:33 PM  

7FARK7: Two wrongs don't make a right.


But 3 lefts do.
 
2012-11-14 09:30:11 PM  

TommyymmoT: If you hold your arms outstretched, the distance from fingertip, to fingertip is the same as your height from head to toe.


Unless you have Marfan's syndrome
 
2012-11-14 09:33:35 PM  
William Dozier, the actor who played "Alfred" in the 1960-s Batman TV show, was a cousin of Neville Chamberlain, the British prime-minister who signed the Munich peace accord with Hitler
 
2012-11-14 09:54:19 PM  

docchofark: William Dozier, the actor who played "Alfred" in the 1960-s Batman TV show, was a cousin of Neville Chamberlain, the British prime-minister who signed the Munich peace accord with Hitler


Umm..That would be Alan Napier.
 
2012-11-14 09:56:45 PM  

docchofark: TommyymmoT: If you hold your arms outstretched, the distance from fingertip, to fingertip is the same as your height from head to toe.

Unless you have Marfan's syndrome


Or your mom took Thalidomide.
 
2012-11-14 10:02:47 PM  

jafiwam: Four elements on the periodic table are named after the same village in Switzerland.

yttrium (Y)
erbium (Er)
terbium (Tb)
ytterbium (Yb)


Ah, no. Sweden, actually. It's from a village called "Ytterby". The suffix "by" (pronounced "bee") means "village" in Swedish.

See, I educated you and still got some trivia in there.
 
2012-11-14 10:09:55 PM  
The band Level 42 took their name from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

The band Duran Duran took their name from the movie Barbarella.

The band UB40 took their name from the form number for an Unemployment Benefit application.

The Bay City Rollers picked their name by throwing a dart at a map of the USA. It landed in Bay City MI.
 
2012-11-14 10:41:38 PM  

CipollinaFan: Stewardesses


stewardesses = 12 letters
sweaterdresses = 14 letters

/try it
 
2012-11-14 10:47:35 PM  
Donkey Kong is a typo. Was sposeda be called Monkey Kong.
 
2012-11-14 10:52:46 PM  
Texas Gabe: No words rhyme with Purple, Orange or Month.

You mean nerple isn't a word???
 
2012-11-14 11:02:54 PM  

CluelessMoron: jafiwam: Four elements on the periodic table are named after the same village in Switzerland.

yttrium (Y)
erbium (Er)
terbium (Tb)
ytterbium (Yb)

Ah, no. Sweden, actually. It's from a village called "Ytterby". The suffix "by" (pronounced "bee") means "village" in Swedish.

See, I educated you and still got some trivia in there.


Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac discovered all four elements outside Ytterby, Sweden. He was a Swiss chemist.
 
2012-11-14 11:08:47 PM  

rhinoguy: Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac discovered all four elements outside Ytterby, Sweden. He was a Swiss chemist.


Swell.
 
2012-11-14 11:23:20 PM  

timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.


Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).
 
2012-11-14 11:30:36 PM  

bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).


Yeah... I'm going to need to see a diagram.
 
2012-11-14 11:44:56 PM  

Chemguy: the end of a shoelace is called an aglet.


and they serve a sinister purpose.
 
2012-11-15 01:03:51 AM  
BOOKMARK!!! I love trivia!
 
2012-11-15 01:43:06 AM  

spentshells: Wrencher: The Egyptians, Chinese and Vikings all visited America long before Columbus followed a map here.

He got lost on his way to india...... come on guy


Yeah, he thought he made it to India. That's why Native Americans have been called Indians. None of the great European explorers actually discovered anything new.Archaeologists and historians are notorious for suppressing evidence that does not fit within their own theories. Just cuz you learned it in school, does not guarantee it is true.
 
2012-11-15 01:59:10 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: BOOKMARK!!! I love trivia!


Some call it knowledge.
 
2012-11-15 02:14:16 AM  

dmax: OK So Amuse Me: BOOKMARK!!! I love trivia!

Some call it knowledge.


I call it "Blonde Sized Bits of Information" ^_^
 
2012-11-15 02:59:14 AM  

bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).


This is easy enough to disprove. Go put your hand on a mirror. Is the reflection half the actual size of your hand? No, obviously not. So mark the top and bottom of the reflection, which is the exact same size as your hand, and then move it back, how far back do you have to move it until it is half the size? For me, it was about 18 inches. At about two meters (as far back as I could go before I reached the wall) my hand had reduced to about 4/7's (it's difficult to measure and I didn't feel like taking the time to make a series of demarcations. The ratio gets more gradual the further back you go, I'm sure there's some sort of inverse square law or some such that applies here, but the difference does grow the further away you are.
 
2012-11-15 03:34:03 AM  

bloodyaussie: Let me try and phrase it so you understand.


Which shop are all these stupid people shopping at to find the giant balls they apparently have to condescend to people smarter than them while saying obviously stupid shiat?
 
2012-11-15 04:30:14 AM  

James F. Campbell: bloodyaussie: Let me try and phrase it so you understand.

Which shop are all these stupid people shopping at to find the giant balls they apparently have to condescend to people smarter than them while saying obviously stupid shiat?


Brookstone. The giant balls also charge USB devices...
 
2012-11-15 09:49:43 AM  

bloodyaussie: ou measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark you



bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).


Not sure if your mirror is broken, but this myth is BUSTED.
/you gotta farked up mirror. Maybe from a not-so-fun house?
 
2012-11-15 12:21:15 PM  
Earl Hamner, Jr., the writer of The Waltons, also wrote 8 episodes of The Twilight Zone.
 
2012-11-15 05:20:15 PM  

Your Boss: bloodyaussie: ou measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark you


bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).

Not sure if your mirror is broken, but this myth is BUSTED.
/you gotta farked up mirror. Maybe from a not-so-fun house?


Yeah, and no response. It's okay, that's what the "favorite" button is for:

bloodyaussie
(Favorite: idiot: http://www.fark.com/comments/7432703/80703027#c80703027)
 
2012-11-15 07:59:31 PM  

timujin: Your Boss: bloodyaussie: ou measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark you


bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).

Not sure if your mirror is broken, but this myth is BUSTED.
/you gotta farked up mirror. Maybe from a not-so-fun house?

Yeah, and no response. It's okay, that's what the "favorite" button is for:

bloodyaussie
(Favorite: idiot: http://www.fark.com/comments/7432703/80703027#c80703027)


Sorry about the delay. You are aware of time differences around the world.
Maybe my mirror is broken, I just marked the top and bottom of my head on the mirror and moved back. Seemed to still fit between the marks, but your method is much more scientific so I'll defer to your superior testing and not quote this trivia again.
 
2012-11-15 08:15:28 PM  

bloodyaussie: timujin: Your Boss: bloodyaussie: ou measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark you


bloodyaussie: timujin: bloodyaussie: Your image in the mirror is half your real size.

Your image in a mirror is the same size, no matter how close or far away you are.

neither of those sentences make a bit of sense.

Sorry timujin, I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters. Let me try and phrase it so you understand.
If you measure the image of yourself in the mirror, it will be half of your actual size.
If you mark your image in the mirror when you are 1 metre away, it will be the same size if you are 3 metres away (and still half your actual size).

Not sure if your mirror is broken, but this myth is BUSTED.
/you gotta farked up mirror. Maybe from a not-so-fun house?

Yeah, and no response. It's okay, that's what the "favorite" button is for:

bloodyaussie
(Favorite: idiot: http://www.fark.com/comments/7432703/80703027#c80703027)

Sorry about the delay. You are aware of time differences around the world.
Maybe my mirror is broken, I just marked the top and bottom of my head on the mirror and moved back. Seemed to still fit between the marks, but your method is much more scientific so I'll defer to your superior testing and not quote this trivia again.


The reason I suggested using your hand rather than your head is because objects diminish in size more gradually the further from the mirror they are. I'm assuming you didn't put your head right against the mirror, or even within three or four inches. A simpler, more accurate test, would be to put a ruler against it. Mark the top and bottom (12" or whatever crazy metric length rulers are on the bottom of the world) and then use it to additional demarcations between those two marks every 2cm or so, depending on how accurate you want to be. Then start moving it back. You will notice that the apparent size of the reflection quickly diminishes, moving to close to half likely within about 50cm. Moving further back, the reflection will continue to diminish, but more gradually the further away you are. It's a lot better than "eyeballing" it and will quickly make the effect apparent.
 
2012-11-15 08:18:05 PM  

bloodyaussie: Sorry about the delay. You are aware of time differences around the world.


And sorry for the snark there, you got my back up with your "I assumed that english was the first language of most fark posters" comment. Being a dick just makes you look even worse when it turns out you're wrong.
 
2012-11-15 11:53:51 PM  
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