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Amazingly useless trivia

  1. Jul 7, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Okay, meaning more useless than what we normally discuss... :biggrin:

    Just heard this and never knew: A groundhog is a woodchuck. :surprised

    So what's next; mountain lions are the same thing as cougars? Geeeeez.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    I got told off for starting a "useless trivia" thread a while back; "useless" is superfluous, since trivia is, by its definition, useless.


    Okay.

    The first word ever spoken on BBC Radio 1 was "and".
     
  4. Jul 7, 2005 #3

    Hurkyl

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    Inflammable means flammable? What a country!
     
  5. Jul 7, 2005 #4
    don't you love google? look what i found:
     
  6. Jul 7, 2005 #5

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    Felis concolor

    Ivan, you've led such as sheltered life. Tsu needs to let you out more. :biggrin:

    The Cougar, Puma, Mountain Lion, Panther, or Catamount (Felis concolor) is a fierce cat that lives deep in deciduous forests, rain forests, grasslands, and deserts of North America and South America. These solitary cats can purr but cannot roar. Very athletic, these cats are excellent jumpers, climbers and swimmers. from Enchanted Learning.com

    http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/cougar.htm

    http://www.panther.state.fl.us/
     
  7. Jul 7, 2005 #6
    bananas set off geiger counters
     
  8. Jul 7, 2005 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well I'm not so sure who needs to get out more. After all, who just got hooked. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jul 7, 2005 #8

    Moonbear

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    Pogo, that's not amazingly useless trivia, it's just trivia. :biggrin:

    Did you know spaghetti, linguini, penne, farfalle, and macaroni are all types of pasta?
     
  10. Jul 7, 2005 #9
    bears can't live on the moon
     
  11. Jul 7, 2005 #10

    Moonbear

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    Now you've got the hang of it! :biggrin:

    Did you know that fruit bats aren't made out of fruit?
     
  12. Jul 8, 2005 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    Did you ever stop to think that you drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway.

    Marshmellow is a brand name, and marshmallows are a confection that were once made of marshmallow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow
     
  13. Jul 8, 2005 #12
    Banana's don't grow on trees.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2005 #13
    trees don't grow on bananas
     
  15. Jul 8, 2005 #14
    I'm having a bit of a problem with the idea that this person thought dog's having a bad reaction to chocolate was USELESS trivia. :mad:
     
  16. Jul 8, 2005 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    The Mythbusters showed that this reasoning is bogus. Does this imply that I should want to keep my toothbrush near the toilet?
     
  17. Jul 8, 2005 #16
    The Brazil nut tree can not be cultivated!

    Raw cashew nuts can kill
     
  18. Jul 8, 2005 #17

    FredGarvin

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    Why is that hard to believe?

    An elephant's gestation period is 22 months.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2005 #18

    BobG

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    Of course not, why do you think the only bathroom on the Brady Bunch didn't have a toilet?

    Technically, the first toilet tank lid shown on TV was on the "Leave It To Beaver" show. Wally and Beaver bought a pet alligator and had to hide it from their parents and the toilet tank was the only reasonable hiding place. It took weeks for CBS and the show's directors to reach a compromise on how the show could be filmed without showing a toilet. The compromise was that the show could include the tank lid and the top of the tank on TV, but there was no toilet seat (which explains why Wally was able to stand so close to the front of the tank).

    The first show to actually have their characters take a potty break was "All in the Family" in the 70's. The second was about 20 years later - "Married With Children".
     
  20. Jul 8, 2005 #19
    in brazil, brazil nuts are called nuts.
     
  21. Jul 8, 2005 #20
    peanuts aren't nuts
     
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