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#1 FurdTurgason

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Post facts that you think most or many people probably didn't know that might interest them.

Example: There is no such dinosaur as a Brontosaurus. It was actually an Apatosaurus with another dinosaur's head placed on it because two paleontologists were in a bitter rivalry and one wanted to one-up the other. But to this day many people think of the long necked, long tailed four-legged dinosaur as a Brontosaurus. There is no such animal (or was).

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Did you know Obama is the best president in the world.Fact

Some people still think Romney will be President.Fiction

#3 Floppin

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Post facts that you think most or many people probably didn't know that might interest them.

Example: There is no such dinosaur as a Brontosaurus. It was actually an Apatosaurus with another dinosaur's head placed on it because two paleontologists were in a bitter rivalry and one wanted to one-up the other. But to this day many people think of the long necked, long tailed four-legged dinosaur as a Brontosaurus. There is no such animal (or was).


I never heard that story, I was always under the impression that it was just a popular misnomer as Brontosaurus is scientifically redundant.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

So I looked it up, and apparently it was a larger version of the dinosaur but it has a separate scientific designation as "Apatosaurus Excelsus", were as the original is "Apatosaurus Ajax".

The dude who discovered it had named it Brontosaurus but the scientific community decided that it wasn't different enough to deserve it's own genus.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

But Brontosaurs were cute. :(

So there were brontosaurs? I'm all confused. *off to google*

#6 FurdTurgason

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Marilyn Monroe had a higher IQ than Albert Einstein.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Kobe Bryant has more championships than Lebron James.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

There are only eight planets in our solar system, and two of them actually have rings.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

wait a minute...then how the hell did Fred Flinstone always order Brontasaurus Burgers?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

There are only eight planets in our solar system, and two of them actually have rings.

I think everybody already knew that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

wait a minute...then how the hell did Fred Flinstone always order Brontasaurus Burgers?



True story: I once wrote Fred Fintstone down as an answer on a test in high school, and the idiot next to me copied it. We both got in trouble. The teacher was trying not to laugh.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Nepal has a non rectangular flag

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

the Vatican is the worlds smallest city/state.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

The smallest sovereign entity is the Sovereign Military of Malta

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

Men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning.

(no lightning rod jokes, please)


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