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2013-10-11 07:25:32 PM
Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.
 
2013-10-11 08:43:07 PM

Ricardo Klement: Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.


But they were Real American Heroes.
 
2013-10-11 08:44:20 PM
Real Fact# 732 - If your aunt had balls, she'd be your uncle.
 
2013-10-11 09:21:04 PM

RedPhoenix122: Ricardo Klement: Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.

But they were Real American Heroes.


No, 9/11 ruined their herodom
 
2013-10-11 09:26:17 PM

neuroflare: RedPhoenix122: Ricardo Klement: Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.

But they were Real American Heroes.

No, 9/11 ruined their herodom


Then the terrorists have already won.
 
2013-10-11 09:30:56 PM
We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.


I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.
 
2013-10-11 09:33:54 PM

fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.


My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.
 
2013-10-11 10:31:05 PM

RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.


I told someone on Facebook that that was false. He replied that it wasn't false just because I say it is.
No. I say it is false because it is in fact false. Not the other way round.
 
2013-10-11 10:47:11 PM

RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.


I did not know what this was referring to. I did a quick google search and now I am laughing and crying.
 
2013-10-11 10:47:58 PM
Soylent Green, made from the best stuff on Earth. People!
 
2013-10-11 10:55:45 PM
i guess these facts are as true as snapple tasting good.

/i live whee hurricane charlie hit. that is a fact.
/when they were giving water and diet snapple away for free people took only the water, that is a fact.
/they could not give it away for free!! i bet i don't see that under a cap.
 
2013-10-11 10:56:14 PM

fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.


That's obviously false. There are only Nobel Prizes in physics, peace, and basket-weaving.
 
2013-10-11 10:57:08 PM
I'm going to start my own tea company, and license Snopes for the facts on my caps.
 
2013-10-11 11:08:17 PM
Real fact: Snapple grew to prominence by advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show in the 1990s and that is where the same listeners got the affinity for the Tea Party.
 
2013-10-11 11:17:44 PM
It was always bothersome to me that when Snapple said their drinks were made from "the best stuff on earth", that what they meant was high fructose corn syrup.
 
2013-10-11 11:21:51 PM
img.fark.net
Fact: At some point in their lives, 1 in six children will be kidnapped by the dutch.
 
2013-10-11 11:25:18 PM
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-10-11 11:32:28 PM
That's why I only trust Bazooka Joe and Dr. Bronner.
 
2013-10-11 11:57:37 PM
On the other hand, the True Facts on YouTube are 100% legit.
 
2013-10-12 12:01:38 AM

EvilEgg: RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.

I told someone on Facebook that that was false. He replied that it wasn't false just because I say it is.
No. I say it is false because it is in fact false. Not the other way round.


It isn't true just because he says it is.
 
2013-10-12 12:02:12 AM

snowshovel: It was always bothersome to me that when Snapple said their drinks were made from "the best stuff on earth", that what they meant was high fructose corn syrup.


Ok smart guy, name one ingredient better than high fructose corn syrup.  I'll wait.
 
2013-10-12 12:09:41 AM

RogermcAllen: snowshovel: It was always bothersome to me that when Snapple said their drinks were made from "the best stuff on earth", that what they meant was high fructose corn syrup.

Ok smart guy, name one ingredient better than high fructose corn syrup.  I'll wait.


Sweet, delicious, salty Scott Tenorman tears:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scott_Tenorman_tears_South_Park.j p g
 
2013-10-12 12:12:50 AM

nytmare: EvilEgg: RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.

I told someone on Facebook that that was false. He replied that it wasn't false just because I say it is.
No. I say it is false because it is in fact false. Not the other way round.

It isn't true just because he says it is.


He knows The Truth when he feels it!
 
2013-10-12 12:13:32 AM

RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.


I wish my Facebook friends posted "facts" like those. Instead, I get old-style e-mail lore that was debunked in the days when AOL was the dominant service provider, and Snopes was nothing but a Usenet kook.
 
2013-10-12 12:40:39 AM
Real Fact: If you're a guy and you watch "Will and Grace", you're gay.
 
2013-10-12 01:15:17 AM

way south: Fact: At some point in their lives, 1 in six children will be kidnapped by the dutch.


I gotta replay this game because I do not remember this... but, I'm sure it was said thanks to Google
 
2013-10-12 01:52:33 AM
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-12 02:12:30 AM
Subby is wrong.  A fact is something than can be proven true or false.  They are just false.
 
2013-10-12 02:24:08 AM

EvilEgg: Subby is wrong.  A fact is something than can be proven true or false.  They are just false.


Factoids is the preferred word.

Also, trivia is not static. The oldest man in the world, for example, is a title that gets passed rather quickly. By the time such a bit of info gets disseminated all the way to a bottle cap that reaches you, it could be out of date.
 
2013-10-12 02:33:22 AM
Everyone that drinks Snapple, dies.
 
2013-10-12 02:33:46 AM
Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.
 
2013-10-12 02:55:36 AM

wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.


Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.
 
2013-10-12 03:12:46 AM

EvilEgg: RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.

I told someone on Facebook that that was false. He replied that it wasn't false just because I say it is.
No. I say it is false because it is in fact false. Not the other way round.


They are technically correct, in that you saying it has no relation to it being true or false.   This is however a subtlety that may go over the head of someone who thinks that helicopters are holding up sheets in front of Mt. Rushmore.
 
2013-10-12 04:13:45 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.


Gas in 95/96 where I grew up (central CA) was 97 cents a gallon.
 
2013-10-12 04:18:08 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.


I remember $0.89 at Arco in the late 80's...of course, back then you could get a cheeseburger at mc d's for $0.59


/stupid cloud!
 
2013-10-12 05:01:37 AM

wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.


I think that was back about the last time I had Snapple.

/Not particularly encouraged to try it again
 
2013-10-12 05:07:03 AM
...there's still the lingering expectation that if someone explicitly says "this is a fact," then it should be.

Oh wait, you're serious.  Let me laugh even harder.

malialitman.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-12 06:08:30 AM
True Fact: No one drinks Snapple anymore.
 
2013-10-12 07:17:37 AM

way south: [img.fark.net image 300x307]
Fact: At some point in their lives, 1 in six children will be kidnapped by the dutch.


Well, they were farking awesome at slavery. Kicked the Romans asses.
 
2013-10-12 07:18:58 AM

Ivo Shandor: On the other hand, the True Facts on YouTube are 100% legit.


As long as cops and fortune cookies still present true facts all is right with the world.
 
2013-10-12 08:02:52 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.


I can verify that. Latter half of the 90's were an awesome time to be a high school senior. Gas was $0.90 - $0.98 per gallon.

Then we elected Republicans, ran up a wicked deficit by cutting taxes and declaring two wars and... Yeah :(
 
2013-10-12 08:23:26 AM

Ricardo Klement: Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.


Here's to you!  Mr. Fark commenter comment guy!
 
2013-10-12 08:29:46 AM
At least I have a new sardonic comment to make when someone recites a "fact" that is completely asinine :

"Did you read that off a snapple bottle cap or something? "
 
2013-10-12 08:38:37 AM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.

I can verify that. Latter half of the 90's were an awesome time to be a high school senior. Gas was $0.90 - $0.98 per gallon.

Then we elected Republicans, ran up a wicked deficit by cutting taxes and declaring two wars and... Yeah :(


I can also verify this claim as when I first started driving in the early 90's that yes, Gas was indeed between $0.80 and $0.90 a gallon.

for $50 I could fill up the car, drive four hours from Richmond VA to Chincoteague island, crossing the bay bridge/tunnel that had a one way toll of $10, and spend the weekend, and come back.
 
2013-10-12 08:51:53 AM
You can't trust any source these days, we have entered a period wherein everything has been corrupted so as to cast aspersions on any lingering 'actual solid facts'.
Instead we are force-fed a heavily modified reality via the web, show-business, mainstream/non-stream media and world governments, all vying to keep us mildly frothing with indignation while simmering with anticipation for the next trend. 'Facts' impede on their business model, or in the case of the governments, their social control.
There is no clear solution other than disassociation.
Unfortunately, this opinion is to be seen as without merit due to the lack of actual solid facts.
 
2013-10-12 09:08:16 AM

fusillade762: nytmare: EvilEgg: RedPhoenix122: fusillade762: We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'
With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

I wish some of my idiot friends on Facebook would embrace this. I'm getting tired of being told in outraged tones that Monsanto has won the Nobel Prize for Agriculture.

My personal favorite has to be the helicopters holding the sheet in front of Mt. Rushmore.

I told someone on Facebook that that was false. He replied that it wasn't false just because I say it is.
No. I say it is false because it is in fact false. Not the other way round.

It isn't true just because he says it is.

He knows The Truth when he feels it!


Jedi Truth, as taught by Lie-Master Obi Wan?
 
2013-10-12 10:44:46 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.


Historical gas averages:  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2005/fcvt_fotw364. h tml

In 1993, gas averaged $1.07 / gallon.  In 1978, it was $0.63 / gallon.

Here's the real kick to the nuts: 10 years ago, in 2003, it was $1.56 / gallon.
 
2013-10-12 11:18:41 AM
img.gawkerassets.com

Also, since somebody posted the Fact Sphere, might as well post the "facts" on it.

i1.theportalwiki.net

Sounds much better in audio form.

Cellular phones will not give you cancer. Only hepatitis.

In Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the Gods and gave it to humankind. The jewelry he kept for himself.

The Schrodinger's cat paradox outlines a situation in which a cat in a box must be considered, for all intents and purposes, simultaneously alive and dead. Schrodinger created this paradox as a justification for killing cats.

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. Like everything he did, Lincoln freed the slaves while sleepwalking, and later had no memory of the event.

The plural of surgeon general is surgeons general. The past tense of surgeons general is surgeonsed general

Contrary to popular belief, the Eskimo does not have one hundred different words for snow. They do, however, have two hundred and thirty-four words for fudge.

Halley's Comet can be viewed orbiting Earth every seventy-six years. For the other seventy-five, it retreats to the heart of the sun, where it hibernates undisturbed.

The first commercial airline flight took to the air in 1914. Everyone involved screamed the entire way.
Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mount Everest, did so accidentally while chasing a bird.

The square root of rope is string.

89% of magic tricks are not magic. Technically, they are sorcery.

At some point in their lives 1 in 6 children will be abducted by the Dutch.

According to most advanced algorithms, the world's best name is Craig.

To make a photocopier, simply photocopy a mirror.

Dreams are the subconscious mind's way of reminding people to go to school naked and have their teeth fall out.

Whales are twice as intelligent, and three times as delicious, as humans.

Pants were invented by sailors in the sixteenth century to avoid Poseidon's wrath. It was believed that the sight of naked sailors angered the sea god.

In Greek myth, the craftsman Daedalus invented human flight so a group of Minotaurs would stop teasing him about it.

The average life expectancy of a rhinoceros in captivity is 15 years.

China produces the world's second largest crop of soybeans.

In Victorian England, a commoner was not allowed to look directly at the Queen, due to a belief at the time that the poor had the ability to steal thoughts. Science now believes that less than 4% of poor people are able to do this.

In 1948, at the request of a dying boy, baseball legend Babe Ruth ate seventy-five hot dogs, then died of hot dog poisoning.

William Shakespeare did not exist. His plays were masterminded in 1589 by Francis Bacon, who used a Ouija board to enslave play-writing ghosts.

It is incorrectly noted that Thomas Edison invented 'push-ups' in 1878. Nikolai Tesla had in fact patented the activity three years earlier, under the name 'Tesla-cize'.

The automobile brake was not invented until 1895. Before this, someone had to remain in the car at all times, driving in circles until passengers returned from their errands.

The most poisonous fish in the world is the orange ruffy. Everything but its eyes are made of a deadly poison. The ruffy's eyes are composed of a less harmful, deadly poison.

The occupation of court jester was invented accidentally, when a vassal's epilepsy was mistaken for capering.

Before the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, anyone wanting to fly anywhere was required to eat 200 pounds of helium.

Before the invention of scrambled eggs in 1912, the typical breakfast was either whole eggs still in the shell or scrambled rocks.

During the Great Depression, the Tennessee Valley Authority outlawed pet rabbits, forcing many to hot glue-gun long ears onto their pet mice.

Diamonds are made when coal is put under intense pressure. Diamonds put under intense pressure become foam pellets, commonly used today as packing material.
 
2013-10-12 11:35:29 AM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.

I can verify that. Latter half of the 90's were an awesome time to be a high school senior. Gas was $0.90 - $0.98 per gallon.

Then we elected Republicans, ran up a wicked deficit by cutting taxes and declaring two wars and... Yeah :(


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-12 11:59:59 AM

Parthenogenetic: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.

I can verify that. Latter half of the 90's were an awesome time to be a high school senior. Gas was $0.90 - $0.98 per gallon.

Then we elected Republicans, ran up a wicked deficit by cutting taxes and declaring two wars and... Yeah :(

[i.imgur.com image 850x579]


Should have went with silver.
 
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