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My new page of cool and weird facts,,,n etc etc

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#41 by pindokhan123 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 07:12

the one about not looking at a moose from the airplane got me,, :shock:
i mean will be you be able to see one that high up anyway? duh
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#42 by valerie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 08:24

I really must remember the next time I drive in Memphis, to be awake. Drat!
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#43 by valerie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 08:28

By the way, my dog is in my Will. :puppy: :thumbup:

I hope to outlive my dog but should that not happen, I do not want my dog to be taken to a
shelter or worse. So I made some requirements in order for my family to receive my estate.
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#44 by tasman1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 18:37

valerie wrote: By the way, my dog is in my Will. :puppy: :thumbup:

I hope to outlive my dog but should that not happen, I do not want my dog to be taken to a
shelter or worse. So I made some requirements in order for my family to receive my estate.

Can you adopt me as your dog
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#45 by True-Democracy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 19:44

tasman1 wrote:

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Why ? Are they afraid that Bretzels might suffocate ? :lol:
Didn't even know they had Bretzels in the year 1760.

I was curious so i googled it and found this:
Quote:Oh yes, most definitely still enforced. I was arrested and held recently on multiple felony counts under state statute 325.1(a). Said statue states that it is illegal for any person to introduce, stuff, place, force, pour or add pretzel content to any bag that is capable of holding 1oz or larger. Ann additional charge was added by the local state attorney that was overlooked by investigators; basically the commission of the above stated felony but with the addition of salt of any kind, ie; sea salt, table salt, salt from the red sea, Dead Sea and from any salt mine foreign or domestic. Being my total salt content totaled over 10 grams and showed a presumptive positive reaction for the presence of salinity the judge threw the book at me ordering me to community service for 8 years upon relapse from state prison after serving one year without eligibility of gain time, or time off for good behavior. Upon release I must also agree to 3 a week meetings for treatment and submit to random urinalysis tests for a probationary period of 6 months.
In 1760 the use of salt, saline or any product with a salinity level over .008 was felonious and compares to the drama we find ourselves involved in today with athletes such as Barry Bonds and the other Olympic athletes. I had to sign paperwork admitting to saline doping and stand before my friends, family and a jury of my peers, admitting guilt and taking responsibility for my actions. That damn beer sure tasted good with those pretzels though.
:lol:

tasman1 wrote:

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

If a Woman is such a bad driver then wouldn't it be dangerous to keep walking in front of the car while she is driving it ? :lol:

tasman1 wrote:

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

How would they ever hit a Home Run ? :P
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#46 by Andythemagicaff » Mon Nov 14, 2016 20:03

pindokhan123 wrote: I thought today lets have something different to read and to enjoy so i have started a new topic of fun, useful and amazing facts or anything of interest about anything and everything
please add your own tips and ideas or anything that others will find interesting to read and to comment on.


so here goes for the first couple of facts for this brand new page,hope u like em! :thumbup:


one penny doubled everyday becomes over 5 million dollars in just 30 days! :o

Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. :D

By law, a pregnant woman can pee anywhere she wants to in Britain, even if she chooses, in a police officer’s helmets.


useful tip
Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching.

Don't know much about weird facts, but I surely enjoyed reading all the messages in this thread... Thanks for sharing!:)
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#47 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 00:07

thankyou andy,,, there are plenty of weird stuff going on around the world,i am continually searching but some things i have come across are pretty vulgar and some memmbers may find too horrific to read so i tend to write stuff that will go down well,,for you tho i will however find something a bit weirder,,ok buddy? :thumbup:
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#48 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 00:19

check these links!



Underwater Waterfall: A drastic dip in the ocean’s depth near Mauritius creates the illusion of this waterfall




Frost Flowers: Floral ice forms when there is a difference in temperature between the ocean and atmosphere in arctic areas.




Cocooned Trees: Spiders take to the trees and create this incredible sight during flood season in Pakistan.




Lenticular Clouds: Moist air streams over mountains and becomes heated, resulting in strange cloud formations that have been mistaken for UFOs.
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#49 by Marcel-R6 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 06:01

There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
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#50 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 06:07

no wonder i feel itchy yay yucks!
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#51 by valerie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 07:28

STOP THAT!

Ohhhhhh Ouch! Stop! Get back, leave me alone! Slap!

Whew! I feel better now. The life forms on my face were fighting again. I threatened them
with soap and hot water......they hate that.
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#52 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 07:34

i read somewhere,it could have been a fact but vaguely remember it,,an average a mattress supposed to last a good 10 years and in that time it more or less doubles its weight..... :shock:

bed mites,dust,human skin,god knows what else............that's a double one,single mattress i guess much less
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#53 by valerie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 08:05

pindokhan123 wrote: i read somewhere,it could have been a fact but vaguely remember it,,an average a mattress supposed to last a good 10 years and in that time it more or less doubles its weight..... :shock:

bed mites,dust,human skin,god knows what else............that's a double one,single mattress i guess much less

I think that is sort of an Snopes tale. Not true. I don't think a mattress of any age
could double in weight unless it was in the elements getting soaked with rain, mildew, etc.

I've never had a bed bug problem. I was thinking about when I was a kid and my grandmother
had a couple of old feather beds that her mother made when she was a kid. My older sister and
I loved to sleep on those. That is probably all they were good for, kids and young people. I am
not sure what the feathers were. I suspect chicken feathers but I really don't know. Never had
a bed bug bite that I am aware of.

Bed bugs do seem to be more discussed today and that could just be due to marketing efforts
to make sales.

Personally, I think a good mattress should last a life time or at least half a life time.

Probably places like hotels and motels have more of a bed bug issue. Especially the lower less
efficient hotels and motels.

Here is an article about mattresses/bed bugs:
Meet the critters inside your mattress - CNN.com
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#54 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 08:12

yeah i agree val, sometimes these facts need to be verified b4 ppl get serious and actually fling their beds out.

i think water beds are good but i am too scared to buy one just incase my cat jumps on and ruptures it,,,nightmare come true that is.
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#55 by BouldRake » Tue Nov 15, 2016 08:38

It would take 30 years to visit every apartment in New York City, but 2,000 millennia to serve out the resulting prison sentence. cit.
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#56 by valerie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:33

pindokhan123 wrote: yeah i agree val, sometimes these facts need to be verified b4 ppl get serious and actually fling their beds out.

i think water beds are good but i am too scared to buy one just incase my cat jumps on and ruptures it,,,nightmare come true that is.

No! Waterbeds were and are a bad idea.

Even health care such as hospitals and nursing homes got rid of the ones they had, rather quickly.

At one time, it was thought that patients with skin ulcers (and potential) would benefit greatly from
water beds. It was said it would diminish pressure and thereby prevent skin breakdown and aid
greatly in healing. In reality, the waterbeds became a nightmare very quickly for patient and for
health care workers.

There may be some waterbeds used today in some particular health situations but those would be
upwards in expense of $20,000 on upwards.

I went through the whole waterbed thing when they first became popular. The first one I purchased
did not have baffles. At first it was fun but it truly did not make for a good night sleep. The next
one I bought had baffles. Then I had to move and of course, let the water out and fold up the mattress.
After placing the bed in it's new house, and filling the mattress back with water, the baffles were
floating around and not in place. That was very crazy. Then to top all that off, you have to pour a
purifier into the waterbed frequently....otherwise you will be sleeping on stinky stagnate water. Of
course, you must have a heater to keep the water warm. When the heater goes out, you will absolutely
feel like you have suffered the worst fate in the universe when you wake to ice cold water.....it's like
waking up naked on a glacier.
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#57 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:41

thx for that info val ,i didn't know they were so bad :o

i just assumed they would be comfortable,you know lying on all that water under you,swaying u this way and that and putting u to sleep,guess it was a total nightmare then....the baffles,the water,the heater,oh gosh i couldn't be bothering with all that,i just jump straight into bed and that's me gone till the mornin
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#58 by Marcel-R6 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:46

Drop candy

The Dutch love their drop – that's Dutch for licorice. To give you an idea of how much they like this salty-sweet candy, the Dutch eat an average of 2kg of drop per person per year. Though there are more than 80 'typical' kinds of licorice in the Netherlands, and most grocery stores devote almost as much space to licorice as to chocolate and other candy combined, there are some basics that any licorice lover should know.

Typical drop flavours:

engelse drop – in English these are called allsorts; they are mixed shapes and most have a coconut or sugar candy layer.
zoute drop – 'salty licorice'; these are made with salmiak (ammonium chloride) to give a salty flavour.
dubbelzoute drop – 'double salty licorice'; this is just extra, extra salty, and an acquired taste.
zoete drop – sweet licorice.
laurierdrop – bay leaf licorice.
salmiakdrop – salmiak licorice; slightly different from zoute drop, these are usually hard candies with the salty salmiak flavour from ammonium chloride.
honingdrop – honey licorice; usually taken as a cough candy.
mintdropjes – mint drop; usually with a mint candy coating.


Typical drop shapes:

boerderijdrop – shaped like a boerderij, farmhouse.
muntdrop – shaped like munt, coins.
katjesdrop – shaped like katten, kittens.
dropveters – shaped like veters, laces.
griotten – soft, light brown cubes, the size of small sugar cubes and coated in sugar.
kokindjes – similar but black and not coated in sugar.
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#59 by pindokhan123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 20:50

i remember i went to holland in the early 90's with my mum,went to Amsterdam,then to Den Haag,it was beautiful,i saw the valleys of tulips was an incredible scene................stayed in the golden tulip hotel ,had a gr8 time,lovely country...
now getting back to my facts,,,oh yeah i come up with this today...


astronauts are NOT allowed to eat beans before embarking upon a journey into space,coz as you know no gravity up there and if they fart it can explode or cause unbearable damage to their spacesuits!
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