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  1. May 27, 2004 #1
    the man on the moon will not be visible by the year 2006 due to the moons rotation.

    Joseph Smith (of mormon fame) had a brother who was the first president of Coca-cola

    There are more people each year, that living inside the arcitic circle, spontaneously combust, than there are people dying in gun related deaths in all of the United States combined.

    Neitzsche claimed in 1900, that Thus Spake Zarasuthstra was found on Gold Tablets in the hills, and he translated it.

    Jehovas witnesses in the year 2002 provide al-queada with over 2.2 billion dollars in cash.

    There are 35 100 man crews working that have been working round the clock for 25 years to disprove the second law of thermodynamics.

    Witteginstein is said to have logged over 10,000 hours of Pong in the last couple 3 years of his life.

    The founder of Pepsi Co. was a former Coca Cola employee named Judas Troy.

    Primitive fax machines have been found in ancient Mesopotania, which date to around the year 3200 BC.

    In Craydzo, Arizona, the US government is believed to have dug a hole deep enough that they have been able to send a man 3/4 of the way to the core of the earth.

    Julius Caesar lived to the age of 168. He attributed his old age to laughter and a bit of wine each day.

    Robert Johnson is rumored to have gone back to the cross roads and asked a dark figure if he could become a King. Coincidentally, the year after Johnson 'died' a new rock and roller took the world by storm. His name? Elvis Preley.

    Mendelholson-Barthololy is said to have hated musical staff notation, and is said to have transcribed many of Bach's works using Tab format.

    John Kerry has completed 8 symphony's in his lifetime. Friend and accomplice Philip Glass has likened these compositions to mid period Stravinsky.

    Adam Jones once admitted in an interview that Paul D'amour wrote '4 degrees' between 1987 and 1992.

    Sir Francis Bacon is believed to have edited most of Albert Einseins manuscripts, before their publication.
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  3. May 28, 2004 #2
    The arcitic circle isn't well governed in general. There are also many nocturnal jellyfish attacks there.
    More people would know this, but Kubrick decided to cut this scene from 2001.
  4. May 28, 2004 #3

    jimmy p

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    I'm guessing Brutus merely tickled Julius with his knife then.
  5. May 28, 2004 #4


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    Ever read Foucoult's Pendulum?

  6. May 28, 2004 #5
    thx Denim Tent for the interesting facts. There are more at:
    http://science.discovery.com/convergence/scienceofdeep/facts/facts.html [Broken]
    Check it out!
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  7. May 28, 2004 #6
    Who's Brutus? The man who eventually stabbed Julius when he was an old man lounging in the sun in his back yard one day was named Vito. He gained access by pretending to bring the gift of Olive Oil.
  8. May 28, 2004 #7
    Brutus is the kitten that watched secretly from behind the shrubberies.
  9. May 28, 2004 #8
    This explains why Caesar said "Et tu, Bruté?" He was trying to say "Have you eaten, Brutus?" People often seek comfort in their pets at the end.
  10. May 28, 2004 #9
    Unfortunately, Joseph Smith promptly stole his idea away and founded the Mormon Church.

    In exchange for heaven on Earth.

    While concurrently he flogged over 12,000 hours of Dong.

    Whereupon the man exclaimed; “Can you tax me now? Can you tax me now?”
  11. May 28, 2004 #10

    jimmy p

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    That is just plain rude. I like it. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
  12. May 29, 2004 #11


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    Brutus was Popeye's nemesis. He wanted Olive Oil for himself!

  13. May 29, 2004 #12
    I remember someone on Slashdot posted a while ago that Da Vinci Code was loosely based on Foucoult's pendulum and that Brown 'probably' read it.
  14. May 29, 2004 #13
    Popeye didn't arrive on the scene till three centuries later, when Marco Polo brought silk, fireworks, and animated films back from China. Popeye was silent at first. Then when recorded sound was invented his voice was provided by Sir Francis Bacon.
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  15. May 29, 2004 #14
    Thing on the news this evening about the arcitic circle: Arcitic government leaders met today to discuss the increasing numbers of dog sled teams that have gone missing without a trace. After several hours of discussion it was agreed that the best way to deal with this was to change the name of the arcitic circle to the arcitic triangle.
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  16. May 29, 2004 #15
    Someone has sold on eBay the chance to have an Erdos number of 5:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3189039958 [Broken]
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