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General Chat Thread, Nephilims Fact of the Day in General; Originally Posted by nephilim Fact #41: The smallest county in England is the Isle of Wight. However, it is only ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #41: The smallest county in England is the Isle of Wight. However, it is only the smallest county for half a year due to tides. The other half of the year Rutland is the small county.
    41a; Rutland have their own telecommunication company Rutland Telecom

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    Fact #42: Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only countries that are double landlocked. This means one must go through another landlocked country before reaching one with a coastline. Bedfordshire is the only double landlocked SHIRE in the UK (Northamptonshire would be included except it shares 19 yards of its border with Lincolnshire, and West Midlands is not officially a SHIRE and therefore is not included either), and Kansas and Nebraska are the only double land locked states.

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    Fact #43: A lethal dose of chocolate for a human is about 22 pounds (10.0 kg) to be consumed in less than 1 hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #43: A lethal dose of chocolate for a human is about 22 pounds (10.0 kg) to be consumed in less than 1 hour
    Wow, I could so see someone doing that too!

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    Fact #44: Odds of very unusual accidents:
    • 1 in 48 million — Being burned alive whilst you sleep.
    • 1 in 30 million — Being murdered.
    • 1 in 120 million — Choking to death.
    • 1 in 20 billion — Death by tea cosy.
    • 1 in 257,000 — Dying today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Wow, I could so see someone doing that too!
    Northern Conference? I'll bring the chocolate you bring the tiger?

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    LMAO...nicely phrased there john! lol

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    I wonder what the odds of are dying from choking on a tea-cosy whilst in bed asleep?

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    1 in 64.8 Septillian (22 0's after the number)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #43: A lethal dose of chocolate for a human is about 22 pounds (10.0 kg) to be consumed in less than 1 hour
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Wow, I could so see someone doing that too!
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    Northern Conference? I'll bring the chocolate you bring the tiger?
    I sense a competition brewing. Couldn't you do it at the Microsoft conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I wonder what the odds of are dying from choking on a tea-cosy whilst in bed asleep?
    Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    1 in 64.8 Septillian (22 0's after the number)
    ?? really, are you sure? have you verified that number?

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    I multiplied all of the odds for those happening. No guarantee of that being the odds, just an estimate.

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    I multiplied all of the odds for those happening. No guarantee of that being the odds, just an estimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I wonder what the odds of are dying from choking on a tea-cosy whilst in bed asleep?
    So what are the odds of someone choking you to death today with a burning tea-cosy while you sleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I multiplied all of the odds for those happening. No guarantee of that being the odds, just an estimate.
    I was thinking more of the zeros, not the reality of the odds

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    1 in 64.8 Septillian (22 0's after the number)
    Isn't it 24 0s? As they always go in multiples of three, i.e. million = 6 0s, billion = 9, trillion = 12, quadrillion = 15, pentillion = 18, hexillion = 21, so septillion = 24

    /smartassness
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