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    I'm sure I read before that if you smelt all the gold ore that has been mined to date, it would only fill 1 Olympic sized swimming pool.

    Might be completely wrong there, but I think it was on QI before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    in that case my sources must be incorrect...i shall look into it
    Haven't you learnt that your sources are winding you up, and then lurking in this thread to watch you get torn to shreds

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    Got it wrong...its 20g of gold, not kg. My bad. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz View Post
    I'm sure I read before that if you smelt all the gold ore that has been mined to date, it would only fill 1 Olympic sized swimming pool.

    Might be completely wrong there, but I think it was on QI before.
    Or slightly overfill the one at Portsmouth

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    Fact #57: Alaska has the most amount of coastline in the US. It is so vast it is more than all other states combined, coming in at 40'000miles of coastline.

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    Fact #58: Pistachio nuts are classified as a hazardous material when it comes to shipping as they are prone to spontaneous combustion.

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    Fact #59: On July 31, 1994, Simon Sang Sung of Singapore turned a single piece of dough into 8,192 noodles in 59.29 seconds!

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    Fact #60: A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.

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    More info on Bananas and their radioactivity.

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...quivalent_dose

    I wonder if there is a radioactively fatal dose of bananas?

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    Fact #61: The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
    Fact #62: 41% of women apply body or hand moisturiser a minimum three times a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #62: 41% of women apply body or hand moisturiser a minimum three times a day.
    Are we talking apply it themselves, here, or impose-on-others-to-do-it-through-the-judicious-application-of-guilt-trips? If its the former I might have to go on strike at home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #62: 41% of women apply body or hand moisturiser a minimum three times a day.
    you need more information in that statemnet to make ita "fact"

    As it stands, it implies that 41% of the entire woman population on the world apply body or hand moisturiser a minimum three times a day.

    It should state how many people and of what demographic the statistic comes from..

    EG, 41% of brittish/european/english/ blah

    Im sure all the woman in afghanistan, africa, china, etc all dont use it..

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    ahhh good points, I took that statistic from QI if I am honest, I will re do fact 62.

    Fact #62: American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

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    Due to the heavy work load these went on a back burner, he are some (including tomorrows)

    Fact #63: A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years.
    Fact #64: According to the Gemological Institute of America and Europe, up until the 1730's, India was the only source for diamonds in the world.
    Fact #65: Astronauts get taller by an average 3 inches when they are in space due to gravity not pulling down on their body.
    Fact #66: Despite being over 27 times smaller, Norway's total coastline is longer than the USA's.
    Fact #67: Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits.

    That should satisfy some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
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    Fact #65: Astronauts get taller by an average 3 inches when they are in space due to gravity not pulling down on their body.
    ...
    That should satisfy some people!
    3 wouldn't satisfy most people i know



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