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2012-09-28 09:04:08 AM  
3 votes:
The reason for the delay in getting the Declaration of Independence out was everyone took off for the long 4th of July holiday weekend. Duh!
2012-09-28 07:42:12 AM  
3 votes:

PDXBishop: Umm, Paul Revere didn't cry out shiat. First of all, it was a covert operation

Then why was he ringing bells and firing warning shots?

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2012-09-28 10:31:18 AM  
2 votes:

Dr Dreidel: // wasn't trying to be a dick
// got caught in the dick-crossfire

I think I have that DVD.
2012-09-28 09:14:53 AM  
2 votes:

andrewagill: PDXBishop: Umm, Paul Revere didn't cry out shiat. First of all, it was a covert operation

Then why was he ringing bells and firing warning shots?

To tell the British that they can't take our guns because Second Amendment.
2012-09-28 10:34:48 PM  
1 vote:

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: nmemkha: QT_3.14159: My own belief, though, is that there was a particularly devastating flood very early in human history, (heck, we may not have even been homo sapiens yet) that is the basis for the flood stories that are told worldwide. Of course devastating flood != worldwide flood, but it could certainly feel that way when they wind up floating for ages and eventually come to a landing in unfamiliar territory.

I remember seeing a program the topic, one of the Bibe meets science things on History or some such. Take it with a grain of salt, but some of the experts presented where professors at various pertigious universities so one hopes its not too far out there. Anyway, the conjected that there was a huge flood of the Fertile Crecent in antiquity that was the basis flood myths. The also toyed with the idea is was caused by a Comet strike.

The English, she is hard.

Yeah I don't edit as well as I should. Thankfully, given the number of responses relevant responses compared to your singular pedantic whine, my meaning was clear enough.
2012-09-28 09:31:38 PM  
1 vote:
Gather 'round kids, and let's give a whistle,
While I tell the story of Israel Bissell!
2012-09-28 09:46:29 AM  
1 vote:

Lucky LaRue: Wow. I did not know that midget porn has been popular since the ancient Greek era.

I guess it is possible to learn something new..

You joke, but it's true. The Romans had lady midget gladiators. Their dinner parties were basically Borderlands.
2012-09-28 07:31:31 AM  
1 vote:

DigitalCoffee: ~6000 years ago it did not rain continuously for 40 days covering the entire earth in 5000+ feet of rainwater.

It actually did, but they were only English feet
2012-09-28 05:36:15 AM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Dead for Tax Reasons: Jesus was a white dude

You should see the Mormon Jesus. The portrait that is officially accepted by the LDS Church looks like Jesus has been surfing all summer and that's why he has blond hilights.

LDS Jesus: 'Well Stu I'll tell you, surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life, it's no hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, "Hey bud, let's party!' 

/nuthin' i got
2012-09-28 05:31:42 AM  
1 vote:
~6000 years ago it did not rain continuously for 40 days covering the entire earth in 5000+ feet of rainwater.
2012-09-28 05:20:45 AM  
1 vote:
I like misconception articles, but this one seemed mostly to be saying "its a misconception because I said it was" (Ie.. people werent shorter that much shorter in the past and its just in our head that the beds were smaller) I googled, no supporting data for this statement seems to exist.

Of course, I didnt look at every result on the internet, so he MIGHT have a point. it would be nice if he shared why he thougt that though. I am intrigued..

/ and there has to be penis joke in there about french feet being bigger than british feet, but im not touching it with a 10 french foot pole.
2012-09-28 04:00:19 AM  
1 vote:

ShawnDoc: 11) The Boston Tea Party was about high taxes

11A) The TEA Party is about high taxes.
2012-09-28 12:14:02 AM  
1 vote:
4. Signatures are a good way of gauging whether early modern English people were literate.

Just looking at a doctor's prescription signature should debunk that one.
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