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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #6: Skepticisms is the longest word in the English language that alternates hands when typing.
    [PEDANTRY]

    And that is the American spelling as well so it should be scepticisms.......so the s and the c are quite handy?


    [/PEDANTRY]

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    Fact #11: Pittsburgh is the only city in the world where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.

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    Little known fact #332:



    This shockwave don't need no shrapnel to kill you!

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    I missed 2 days of these...so...

    Fact #12: There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
    Fact #13: Pound for Pound, McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers cost more than new cars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #13: Pound for Pound, McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers cost more than new cars!
    Surely depends on the car...?

    By my shoddy maths, an aston martin DBS costs 42.78 per pound - whereas a big mac costs about 16

    ...and stop with the daily mail cancer facts! anything in constant enough doses cause cancer... The Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project

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    I didn't get the cancer one from the dailymail...I got it from New Scientist :P

    And I mean't your average car (EG Cherolet Lancetti, Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Astra)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I didn't get the cancer one from the dailymail...I got it from New Scientist :P

    And I mean't your average car (EG Cherolet Lancetti, Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Astra)
    Don't get me started on that rag!

    When did they stop having science in it....?

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    What animals can eat and what humans can eat differs greatly... need I say more than chocolate is poisonous to dogs ....it's never even made me feel queasy.

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    I have missed 2 facts of the day again! grrr...

    Fact #14: There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
    Fact #15: The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #15: The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
    OUCH

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    Fact #16: Black peppercorns increase the human metabolism by 0.025% per peppercorn, however they decrease the metabolism of all other primates by almost 0.3% per peppercorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    after watching mythbusters i would disagree with number 10

    mythbusters diamonds - Google Search
    Any source of carbon can be used to make diamonds. Regardless of what mythbusters say... You'd just have to figure out a ridiculously complicated process.

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    Fact #17: It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in- law with All the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.

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    Fact 18: If the population of China stood shoulder to shoulder around the Equator, two thirds would drown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #17: It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in- law with All the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.
    We should campaign for this to start again. Only because I'm renewing my vows in Italy next year!

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