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You are more likely to be killed by a pig than by a shark. – Biologist; The History Channel, Beach, Sun, 911 – 7/7/01

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Surely you know about the pig's half hour orgasm and that polar bears are southpaws.
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 Quote by Ivan Seeking You are more likely to be killed by a pig than by a shark.
Those would be the infamous deep sea pigs... I've heard many horror stories told by ancient mariners. Pigs, eyes glowing red, teeth knashing within huge jaws, rising up in 30 foot swells, sweeping over the decks and taking all innocent fishermen into the briny depths. Or maybe that was something else I was reading.
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus And there was the infatuation that the high energy physicists had for the fine structure constant $$\alpha$$ ~ 1/137... 137 was Julian Shwinger's license plate number (he drove some fancy sports car) It was also Pauli's hospital room number, when he died. Sir Arthur Eddington made predictions based on the number 137 that resulted in ridicule from a witty newspaperman. Initially the constant was determined to be 1/136. At this time, Sir Arthur predicted that 10^136 be the number of particles in the universe (or some such). When experiments showed the number to be closer to 1/137, Sir Arthur acoordingly revised his estimate. Some gutsy newspaper ran the article titled "Sir Arthur Adding Ten".

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 Quote by Evo Those would be the infamous deep sea pigs... I've heard many horror stories told by ancient mariners. Pigs, eyes glowing red, teeth knashing within huge jaws, rising up in 30 foot swells, sweeping over the decks and taking all innocent fishermen into the briny depths.
XD Sea pigs are those sea cucumbers.... totally harmless. Unless you're referring to something else that I'm not seeing.
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 A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
Oh, that means the cockroach whose legs and antenna were removed by me, survived for nine days before it starved to death.
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 Quote by KLscilevothma Oh, that means the cockroach whose legs and antenna were removed by me, survived for nine days before it starved to death.
Indeed you are right. Great facts of mine.

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 Quote by phreak XD Sea pigs are those sea cucumbers.... totally harmless. Unless you're referring to something else that I'm not seeing.
I guess that thing you're not seeing is called a joke.
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 Quote by The Bob If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
And would have one heck of a sore throat!

 Quote by The Bob Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
How would you know?

 Quote by The Bob The tip of a 2cm long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph.
That's one BIG wristwatch!

 Quote by The Bob There are more than 1000 chemicals in a cup coffee; of these, only 26 have been tested, and half of them caused cancer in rats.
Living in a lab has been proven to cause cancer in rats

 Quote by The Bob Apart from humans, the pig is the only animal that can suffer from sunburn.
I'm pretty sure if your kid shaved the cat, the cat would suffer from sunburn if let outside too.

 Quote by The Bob Wombats can run at 40kph and stop dead in half a stride. They kill their prey this way - the prey runs into the wombat's bum-bone and smashes its face.
But what good is that method if the wombat is already dead?

 Quote by The Bob In Tallin, Estonia, couples are not allowed to play chess in bed while making love.
Doesn't this make you wonder why someone had to pass this law? Sticky chess pieces? Eeeew