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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #51: The most boring place in Great Britain is a field outside Ousefleet, near Scunthorpe, according to the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map. It is the blankest square kilometre in the country, with only part of an electricity pylon in it.
    I think you could broaden that claim to just Scunthorpe in general to be honest. Sunny Scunny, ****hole of the East!

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    Fact #52: The ant has the largest brain in comparison to its body size and utilises roughly 83% of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #52: The ant has the largest brain in comparison to its body size and utilises roughly 83% of it.
    tell that to the little f***ers i put in one of those antquariums and all they did was sit on the top of the gel doing sod all.
    must have got those mexican ants (dont blame me, blame top gear )

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    tell that to the little f***ers i put in one of those antquariums and all they did was sit on the top of the gel doing sod all.
    must have got those mexican ants (dont blame me, blame top gear )
    I had one of those, and after about a week, they finally started drilling tunnels down. Looked quite cool.

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    Unrelated fact.....

    Did you know that there are 5 times as many Chinese people, learning English in China, as there are living in the Uk???

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    Fact #53: Brides do not walk down the aisle of a church; they walk down the central passageway. The aisle is down the side of the church.

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    Fact #54: A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
    Fact #55: If all of the items that were made and used by man were mined and removed from the all of the seas and oceans, and split between each person equally, every person on earth would get approximately 20kgs of gold, 17kgs of silver, 82kgs of bronze, 12kgs of aluminium, 390kgs of wood, and 13kgs of iron. The sea level would also drop by approximately 9cm globally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #55: If all of the items that were made and used by man were mined and removed from the all of the seas and oceans, and split between each person equally, every person on earth would get approximately 20kgs of gold, 17kgs of silver, 82kgs of bronze, 12kgs of aluminium, 390kgs of wood, and 13kgs of iron. The sea level would also drop by approximately 9cm globally.
    I didn't think that we "mined" wood?

    Also, if it includes all of the available "items" on the planet, i would have thought that iron would be much more as the core of the Earth has quite a fair bit floating (or is that sinking) around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I didn't think that we "mined" wood?

    Also, if it includes all of the available "items" on the planet, i would have thought that iron would be much more as the core of the Earth has quite a fair bit floating (or is that sinking) around!

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    Re-read it, he meant all of the stuff (for want of a better word) that's dumped in the ocean, presumably waste and ship wrecks mainly (that's how I read it anyway)

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    Correct from shipwrecks, waste etc.

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    Fact #56: The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats, and its value is currently around 80'756'000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Correct from shipwrecks, waste etc.
    In that case, 20kgs of gold each does seem a tad excessive!!

    The Officially reported gold holdings only has 30,562.5 tonnes kicking around (and most certainly NOT in the sea), which is somewhat short of the required nearly 140 million tonnes to meet #55's requirements

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    Last edited by Martin; 5th March 2011 at 02:52 PM. Reason: speeling

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    they cannot account for the amount in the sea, EG Gulf of Mexico has the richest deposits of shipwrecked gold (from Cuba, Central and South America), however because it is so deep they cannot salvage it, and therefore they are unable to account for it. And bare in mind I did say approximately
    Last edited by nephilim; 5th March 2011 at 04:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    they cannot account for the amount in the sea, EG Gulf of Mexico has the richest deposits of shipwrecked gold (from Cuba, Central and South America), however because it is so deep they cannot salvage it, and therefore they are unable to account for it. And bare in mind I did say approximately
    Still can't be right, current estimates reckon that in human history we've only ever mined 165k tonnes of gold, 20kgs per person is, as Martin says, something like 140 million tonnes!

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    in that case my sources must be incorrect...i shall look into it

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