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Stuff You Didn't Know and Maybe Don't Want To

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#1 by valerie » Thu Jul 14, 2016 09:36

Can you think of stuff that most people probably don't know?

Well here is one:

Lurch that played on Addams Family. His real name is Ted Cassidy and he was from West Virginia.
He died at an early age...... 46. He was of course best known for his part on Addams Family. He
died of complications from heart surgery. He was almost 7 feet tall and had what we often refer
to as 'giantism'. He really was a huge guy and really did have the deep bass voice. He was married
once and had a son and a daughter.
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#2 by Marcel-R6 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 09:55

Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 31.2% of the people listing .... The Dutch train their children to ride so they can confidently ride in the roads when they are around 12 years of age, just before they start secondary ... Nearly a third of all journeys made in the Netherlands are made by bicycle.



Well the last sentence isn't completely true,I don't even have a bicycle :lol:
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#3 by seaeagle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 14:18

If you removed all of the empty space in the atoms that make up our bodies, you could fit the entire human race inside a single sugar cube.

Water molecules (H2O) are so tiny that a standard cup of water (the size you use for cooking) contains around 8,360,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them. If you split that single cup of water between all of the people on Earth, each person would still receive approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000 water molecules

The number googol (1 with a hundred zeros after it) is so big that there is not a googol of anything in the entire universe. Even if you counted every single atom in the universe, you would still be 21 zeroes short of a googol.

Finally, one for the hygiene-conscious. The average healthy adult human contains 30 trillion human cells and 39 trillion bacteria.
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#4 by seaeagle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 14:31

If you have ever seen the 1971 science fiction movie Silent Running (starring Bruce Dern), you may have noticed the 3 drones (robots) named Huey, Dewey & Louie that maintained the gardens on the spaceship. Those drones actually had real people inside them - amputee actors. The drones were designed to fit each amputee, thus the different shapes.
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#5 by BouldRake » Fri Jul 15, 2016 14:51

A human erection contains more blood than an entire hedgehog.

If you made your toaster out of lightning, a single bolt could cook 100,000 slices of bread.

Homo neanderthalensis, neanderthals, the insult you use when you want to refer to somebody as lacking in reason, had larger brains than you.
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#6 by lgifnsysmc » Fri Jul 15, 2016 15:24

For fans of the film "The Craft" - actress Robin Tunney actually wore a wig, as she had recently shaved her head for a previous film role.

During the Invocation scene, filming was disrupted by a sudden flock of bats which extinguished the candles, followed by waves rolling on shore in full force. Finally, when Nancy ends by saying "Manon, fill me", the crew suddenly lost all power.
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#7 by BouldRake » Fri Jul 15, 2016 15:50

Which reminds me, in the Doctor Who serial Battlefield, the Doctor's companion Ace can be found trapped inside a water filled container, fighting for her life at the end of part two (I think, maybe part three). The Doctor, of course, saves her in the nick of time.

Less well known is that Sophie Aldred's life is in danger - as the container her character is trapped in is leaking, and there are live cables on the floor. Just as the Doctor saves her in the nick of time in the serial, Sylvester McCoy saves her in the nick of time in real life.
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#8 by dutch1898 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 16:37

Maybe that was true in the 50's but now many rely on the car
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