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Old 09-13-2012, 09:09 AM
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The teeth of a crab are in its stomach!
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Did you know that most of those huge animated signs in Las Vegas actually have a room inside full of replacement parts and a full time technician who's job it is to sit and wait in case something breaks down?
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The first cannonball fired at Fort Sumter to start the War of the Northern Aggression (aka Civil War) sits on a marble pedestal on the southeast corner of the Courthouse square in Thomaston, Georgia. P. W. Alexander, a noted correspondent during the war and a citizen of Upson County, retrieved it.

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The Star Spangled Banner was initially a poem, entitled The Defense of Fort McHenry. I was put to music years later and the name changed. The music is an old British tune.
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A pineapple is NOT an apple, nor does it come from a pine tree

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The roman numeral "4" on a clock or watch is never "IV".
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Darn... that's how I usually know dinner's ready.
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Aside from primates, elephants are one of the few mammals that have two pectoral mammary glands.
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Contrary to popular belief, maneating lions aren't old, sick, or even hungry.
They just really hate people.
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Aside from primates, elephants are one of the few mammals that have two pectoral mammary glands.
So if Victoria's Secret is ever looking for a plus-size model....
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You might not know about the " 3 Rings of Life ".............

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Ive been taking a Ginkgo Biloba supplement now for about 3 month's to help with my short term memorie and it's,... uh,..... wait what was I talking about?
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Did you know that you should not hold the spark plug while your buddy cranks up the car?
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Pick a number from 1 - 9.

Multiply by 9.

Whatever the answer is, add the two digits together (27 - 2+7 or 09 - 0+9, etc.).

Subtract 5.

Find the corresponding letter in the alphabet (1=A, 2=B, etc.).

Name a country that begins with your letter.

Name an animal that begins with the LAST letter in your country.

Name a color that begins with the LAST letter of your animal.

Got it?

There are NO orange kangaroos in Denmark.

Forgive me if this wasn't your answer. Most people answer it like that.
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Did you know the Johnny Cash song "Ring Of Fire" is about eating habanero peppers?
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I'll tell you something you don't know ... Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Joan Crawford are three people who have never been in my kitchen.

Cheers Jeopardy "What is.....Cliff Clavin?" - YouTube
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1. First luxury liner with a pool, the Titanic.

2. longest running jingle in advertising history: " it's slinky, it's
slinky..."

3. Elvis always wore a helmet while watching football on TV.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:09 PM
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Did you know that there are things that you don't even know that you don't know?
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Your dermis or skin is the largest organ in/on the human body. Yes that skin is included too, just not separately.
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Did you know that you should not hold the spark plug while your buddy cranks up the car?
Nor should you EVER try to pull the wire off the spark plug on a running mini-bike, thinking it will stop the engine.
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Pick a number from 1 - 9.

Multiply by 9.

Whatever the answer is, add the two digits together (27 - 2+7 or 09 - 0+9, etc.).

Subtract 5.

Find the corresponding letter in the alphabet (1=A, 2=B, etc.).

Name a country that begins with your letter.

Name an animal that begins with the LAST letter in your country.

Name a color that begins with the LAST letter of your animal.

Got it?

There are NO orange kangaroos in Denmark.

Forgive me if this wasn't your answer. Most people answer it like that.
There are NO teal cats in the Dominican Republic.

I think I need forgivin'
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:18 PM
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Did you know that Kim Jong-il was the world's biggest buyer of Hennessy, spending $600,000-850,000 annually?
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Bet you didn't know there are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
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MJR quote [So if Victoria's Secret is ever looking for a plus-size model...] quote

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Did you know that with just a little practice you can dominate the art of kissing the butt of your Tommy Gun while you fire it on full-auto? I'm not sure what the heck it's good for, but it seems to continually impress the Peanut Gallery.
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The term "the whole 9 yards" came from U.S. fighter pilots in WWII in the Pacific. When ground crew armed their planes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27-feet, before being loaded into the plane. If the ground crew fired the entire belt into the target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
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Nor a lawnmower :-)
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I think I am detecting a pattern here re spark plugs, their wires, and pulling 'em off when the motor is running...
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There were never any snakes in Ireland. Let alone driven out by St. Patrick. It is a religious/political metaphor perpetuated through the ages.
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All Japanese names,when translated to English, end in a vowel. Except one that ends in an 'N'.
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Bet you didn't know there are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Here's four more for you:

"cavernous"
"dangerous"
"filamentous"
"ferrous"


Something else you probably didn't know:
Tchaikovsky didn't care much for the Nutcracker. I know something else about him, and a lot of other composers, but that isn't family friendly information.
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Tell me something I didn't know!
The teeth of a crab are in its stomach!
How many posts this thread end with?
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...I know something else about him, and a lot of other composers, but that isn't family friendly information.

He didn't eat meat on Fridays during Lent?
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Did you know that there are things that you don't even know that you don't know?
I'm pretty sure that we now know this thanks to Donald Rumsfield...

At least, we can infer as much, if we concede (as we logically must), that there are "known knowns, and known unknowns, then, ergo, there must also be unknown unknowns.

Keep in mind that the concept of known unknowns and unknown unknowns pertains to matters of facts, circumstances, etc., and not to degrees of notoriety or celebrity --- a washed out contestant on American Idol or X-Factor may claim to be a now known unknown. An applicant who never made the cut to get an on-air audition will remain, in perpetuity, an unknown unknown, but this wasn't what we, or at least Don Rumsfield and I, were referring to...
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