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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.

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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.

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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)
 
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