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2012-11-13 08:14:58 PM
8 votes:
The French have to unhinge their jaws to show love.
2012-11-13 08:08:00 PM
8 votes:

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


And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.
2012-11-13 08:25:45 PM
7 votes:
The peanut is neither a pea nor a nut, they are hibernating Velociraptors
2012-11-14 09:26:34 AM
6 votes:

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 09:31:47 AM
5 votes:
To become President of the United States, you must be born in either the United States or Kenya.

/ducks...
2012-11-13 08:55:02 PM
5 votes:

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 08:45:44 PM
5 votes:

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
2012-11-14 08:14:20 AM
4 votes:
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 05:31:20 AM
4 votes:
In West Virginia, a toilet on the front porch is considered to be an ostentatious show of wealth.
2012-11-13 08:46:20 PM
4 votes:
Fark TV is a huge hit in a parallel universe.
2012-11-13 08:32:41 PM
4 votes:
I am not vain. That song really was about me.
2012-11-14 09:47:16 AM
3 votes:

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 06:41:10 AM
3 votes:

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 05:31:07 AM
3 votes:
pop tarts can be used as postcards.
2012-11-14 05:17:55 AM
3 votes:

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 05:01:46 AM
3 votes:

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.
2012-11-13 08:49:51 PM
3 votes:

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 08:32:57 PM
3 votes:

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 08:26:35 PM
3 votes:
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 08:04:54 PM
3 votes:

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


Still doesn't explain why it comes in a round glass
2012-11-14 11:12:22 AM
2 votes:
Drew created Fark because Duke sucks.
2012-11-14 10:53:07 AM
2 votes:
assets0.ordienetworks.com
"Boys have penises and girls have vaginas."
2012-11-14 08:59:59 AM
2 votes:

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


FALSE!
You just piss and shiat yourself.
2012-11-14 08:44:02 AM
2 votes:

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 08:05:25 AM
2 votes:
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 06:35:17 AM
2 votes:

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 06:22:13 AM
2 votes:
Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?

The Moops

oilersnation.com

The Moor you know 

sighroll.com
2012-11-14 06:19:42 AM
2 votes:
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 05:56:04 AM
2 votes:
Graham crackers were thought up as a masturbation suppressant.

Didn't work
2012-11-14 05:02:40 AM
2 votes:
What is a group of baboons called?



A congress
2012-11-13 10:38:21 PM
2 votes:
Mushrooms don't get moldy. Professional courtesy among fungi.
2012-11-13 08:43:41 PM
2 votes:

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 08:39:41 PM
2 votes:

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 08:38:51 PM
2 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: Knowledge is power.


Knowledge is power - France is bacon
2012-11-13 08:37:48 PM
2 votes:
Adam West could have played James Bond.

All is forgiven, Roger Moore.
2012-11-13 08:37:03 PM
2 votes:

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


Make it a Firefox special: MULTIPLE TABS.
2012-11-13 08:17:08 PM
2 votes:
I don't have any cool trivia right now. I'm poopin.
2012-11-13 08:14:16 PM
2 votes:
Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?
2012-11-13 08:14:03 PM
2 votes:
"Have a Coke and a Smile" translated into Japanese as "Bite the Wax Tadpole."
2012-11-13 08:12:57 PM
2 votes:

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 08:10:50 PM
2 votes:

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 08:06:38 PM
2 votes:
There are no birds in Guam due to motherf*cking snakes coming there on motherf*cking planes.
2012-11-14 02:23:49 PM
1 votes:
Fingernail clipping when set on fire burn yellow. Fingernails still on your finger, will burn bluefish-green. For military purposes...
2012-11-14 01:48:45 PM
1 votes:

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


And in Quebec, "Buick LaCrosse" translates into "Buick Pussy"
2012-11-14 01:40:24 PM
1 votes:

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


Nurple. Duh.
2012-11-14 01:33:04 PM
1 votes:

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 01:11:34 PM
1 votes:

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 12:40:02 PM
1 votes:
fb is the father.
2012-11-14 12:21:55 PM
1 votes:
Fact: Fark geeks that have a affinity for the Princess Bride don't hang out on the sports tab.
2012-11-14 12:06:14 PM
1 votes:

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 11:15:18 AM
1 votes:
if you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the 3 largest state.
2012-11-14 10:57:42 AM
1 votes:
Heroin is a trade name of Bayer corporation

It was originally developed as a non-addictive replacement for morphine
2012-11-14 10:46:23 AM
1 votes:
Dogs can't look up.
2012-11-14 10:23:55 AM
1 votes:
Hitler's personal phone number to his Berlin bunker was 12-00-5-0
2012-11-14 10:20:21 AM
1 votes:
Did you know that the human head weighs eight pounds?
2012-11-14 10:16:00 AM
1 votes:

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 09:58:44 AM
1 votes:
In 1511 the King of Spain ordered each of his ships returning from the new world bring back 10 turkeys.
2012-11-14 09:56:18 AM
1 votes:
2012-11-14 09:56:02 AM
1 votes:
43% of all statistics are made up.
2012-11-14 09:39:38 AM
1 votes:
tis the season

zillowzollo.files.wordpress.com

can't believe this wasn't posted
2012-11-14 08:56:31 AM
1 votes:
If you sneeze, cough and hiccup at the same time, you will die.
2012-11-14 08:55:47 AM
1 votes:
In the original "Halloween" movie, the mask used by Michael Myers was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
2012-11-14 08:49:14 AM
1 votes:
Your ears line up with your nipples.


/I know you're checkin'
2012-11-14 08:42:05 AM
1 votes:

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 08:39:29 AM
1 votes:

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 08:36:34 AM
1 votes:
i2.ytimg.com
Gavin approves of this thread
2012-11-14 08:35:32 AM
1 votes:

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 08:25:39 AM
1 votes:

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


errr...

www.conservationsafaris.com
2012-11-14 08:10:49 AM
1 votes:
I'm so high right now.
2012-11-14 07:59:06 AM
1 votes:
Biblical scholars recently unearthed a previously unknown gospel written by a disciple named "Rusty".
2012-11-14 07:32:33 AM
1 votes:
Barack Obama re-elected President of the United States on November 6, 2012.
2012-11-14 07:32:22 AM
1 votes:

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 07:09:16 AM
1 votes:
TIL stands for "today I learned" and it should stay on reddit.
2012-11-14 06:33:50 AM
1 votes:
The term TWAIN used for a TWAIN compliant scanner stands for:
Toolbox Without An Interesting Name.
2012-11-14 06:25:48 AM
1 votes:
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 06:16:51 AM
1 votes:
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 06:03:40 AM
1 votes:
In musical terminology, a 1/64th note is known as a hemidemisemiquaver.

Thank you Balderdash.
2012-11-14 05:52:01 AM
1 votes:
Adrian Peterson won the cold war by catching a shuffle pass from Neil Armstrong and running to the moon.
2012-11-14 05:13:24 AM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-11-14 05:09:16 AM
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
2012-11-13 11:03:13 PM
1 votes:

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 10:27:26 PM
1 votes:
Bookkeeping is an occupation. Boobbeeping, by contrast, is an erotic fetish.
2012-11-13 09:35:41 PM
1 votes:
Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.

img203.imageshack.us
2012-11-13 08:57:36 PM
1 votes:
Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina
2012-11-13 08:54:52 PM
1 votes:

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 08:54:11 PM
1 votes:
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 08:52:42 PM
1 votes:

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 08:43:56 PM
1 votes:
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 08:43:45 PM
1 votes:
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 08:43:41 PM
1 votes:

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 08:40:50 PM
1 votes:

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


Like a long, bloody banana.
2012-11-13 08:36:13 PM
1 votes:

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 08:36:10 PM
1 votes:
For his voyage around the world, Magellan spent more on sherry than he did on weapons.
2012-11-13 08:35:56 PM
1 votes:

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 08:32:33 PM
1 votes:
Egg albumin is an irreversible colloid.
2012-11-13 08:32:24 PM
1 votes:
The modern fingernail clipper was originally designed for military purposes...
2012-11-13 08:31:19 PM
1 votes:
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 08:30:24 PM
1 votes:
The Swiss Army Knife is manufactured by two separate companies. It was originally created for military purposes...
2012-11-13 08:28:21 PM
1 votes:
Liquid Paper was developed by Monkee Mike Nesmith's mother. For military purposes...
2012-11-13 08:28:11 PM
1 votes:
You can use your computer headphones as a microphone, just by plugging them into the other input.
2012-11-13 08:25:34 PM
1 votes:
The fork was invented in China, but we stopped using it after the chopsticks were invented.
2012-11-13 08:22:55 PM
1 votes:

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 08:20:13 PM
1 votes:
Left handed lobsters are sociopaths.
2012-11-13 08:16:03 PM
1 votes:

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 08:15:16 PM
1 votes:
Green? Seriously? Why not my ballroom jeans thread from earlier, Mods?
*shakes tiny fist*
2012-11-13 08:15:03 PM
1 votes:
Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.
2012-11-13 08:14:51 PM
1 votes:
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 08:13:57 PM
1 votes:
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 08:10:07 PM
1 votes:
The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.
2012-11-13 08:03:24 PM
1 votes:
I wondered why it was called Ovaltine here. Thank you, subby!
 
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