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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

Miracle on 34th street was a true story.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

When Henry Ford broke the land speed record, he had his assistant blow into the motor because it was pre carb days. Yes. This is something nobody knew and it's so obscure that if you were to google it the NSA may come knocking.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

There are an average of 333 squares on a toilet paper roll. The average American uses 57 of them in one day.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

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".


excelsus????


holy poo im naming my kid that.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Owls are not bothered by the odor of a skunk. In fact, large owls, attack, kill and eat skunks whenever they find them.
The owl is just about the only natural enemy that the skunk has.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

There are catfish that have figured out how to eat pigeons. They actually flop up on the bank of the river like orcas do when they hunt seals, then flop back into the water, mouth full of pigeon.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:07 AM

Peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes. Think peas or beans, a plant that grows in a pod.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:24 AM

The Wabash river, which creates the border betwixt IN and IL, is the largest unnavigable river in the world.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

typewriter is the longest word you can type using one single row on the keyboard.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for "lack of creativity".

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

the Vatican is the worlds smallest city/state.


There are three independent city states in the world. The Vatican, The City of London, and The District of Columbia.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

There are three independent city states in the world. The Vatican, The City of London, and The District of Columbia.


Singapore?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Bill Paxton is the only actor to be killed by a Predator, Alien, and Terminator. Lance Henriksen was offed by an Alien and a Terminator, but no Predator, and Michael Biehn was killed by a Terminator and appeared in Aliens, but didn't die by way of an Alien.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

All the planets in the solar system rotate counter-clockwise except one, Venus.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes........

An average boar ejaculates between 5 - 10 minutes. The total volume of semen ejaculated is typically around 4 deciliters (yes, almost a half of liter) so you can imagine it can't be completed in few seconds.
The 30 minute (various veterinary literature mentions even 40 minutes) ejaculations are edge cases