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

Some people still think Romney will be President.Fiction

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[quote name='FurdTurgason' timestamp='1355196199' post='2041385']
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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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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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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But Brontosaurs were cute. :(

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

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Marilyn Monroe had a higher IQ than Albert Einstein.

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Kobe Bryant has more championships than Lebron James.

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

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wait a minute...then how the hell did Fred Flinstone always order Brontasaurus Burgers?
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[quote name='FurdTurgason' timestamp='1355199217' post='2041501']
There are only eight planets in our solar system, and two of them actually have rings.
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I think everybody already knew that.

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[quote name='Hawk' timestamp='1355199306' post='2041505']
wait a minute...then how the hell did Fred Flinstone always order Brontasaurus Burgers?
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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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Nepal has a non rectangular flag

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