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Trivial information not necessarily unimportantbut random

  1. Oct 4, 2005 #1
    alright i used to look up 5 or so random (or so it seemed to most people) facts, or concepts just about daily. many of which involved mathmatics or sciences. Now more recently i havent done so much, and feel i am becoming far less usefull then i had been previously, and besides who doesent want to win jeopardy. Anyway, what im attempting to ask, if for a very long list of things that anyone ever found interesting, keep in mind this can be as obscure as the anatomy of a chicken, just post something.
     
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    Its impossible to lick your elbow.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2005 #3
    90% of people that read that will attempt to lick their elbow.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2005 #4
    I came pretty close, Andy.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2005 #5

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    :rofl: :rofl: I'm not giving up yet!
     
  7. Oct 4, 2005 #6
    i just though of one to add..my version of indows ME rarely runs for more than a straight hour before crashing (answer=linux) ;and by the way i can lick my elbow thank you very much...
     
  8. Oct 4, 2005 #7
    answer = XP
     
  9. Oct 4, 2005 #8

    honestrosewater

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    Of the 50 American States, 8 begin with an M and 8 begin with an N. Eh, I should double-check this. Yep. Maybe you can figure out a way to remember 4311114218831122124. It's the number of states beginning with each letter, in alphabetical order (i.e., 4 states begin with an A, 3 begin with a C, etc. - obviously not counting the letters that no state begins with). I've used the 8 thing before.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2005 #9

    BobG

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    NO WAY!!! :eek:

    Hmm, great. Now everyone at work is trying to act like they're not staring at me.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2005 #10

    matthyaouw

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    This statistic is outdated. 90% of people have heard this statistic before (and most of them tried it previously.) 9% of the remaining 10% tried it.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2005 #11

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  15. Oct 4, 2005 #14
    I got pretty close to licking my elbow, within about an inch or two of the tip, before my arm started hurting.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2005 #15

    honestrosewater

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    (Am I the only one who skipped straight to the mating part? Heh.)
    So is this considered cheating?
     
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  17. Oct 4, 2005 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh heck, I seen people in San Francisco do that.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2005 #17

    siddharth

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    I actually found this in my C++ compiler's help file! So I'm not sure if this is true or just an interesting hoax.

    7 Hz is the resonant frequency of a chicken's skull cavity. This was determined empirically in Australia, where a new factory generating 7-Hz tones was located too
    close to a chicken ranch: When the factory started up, all the chickens died.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2005 #18
    huh, tha last one would be quite interesting to know, im too lazy to go look it up to be sure though
     
  20. Oct 10, 2005 #19

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    Tony Dungy (Steelers - 77) was the last NFL player to both intercept a pass and throw an interception in the same game.

    Elvin Bethea, Oilers defensive lineman, also had a notable accomplishment in that same game - he personally folded, spindled, and mutilated first-string quarterback Terry Bradshaw and second-string quarterback Mike Kruczek, forcing them to leave the game with injuries.

    Dungy, a defensive back, stepped in as Kruczek's replacement. While he was unable to rally the Steelers (he threw 2 fourth quarter interceptions in the 27-10 loss), he did manage to avoid being injured by Bethea.

    Dungy's football career lasted 3 years (77-78 Steelers; 79 49ers). He had 9 career interceptions as a defensive back and his career quarterback rating was 16.1 (3 of 8 for 43 yards, no TDs and 2 interceptions).
     
  21. Oct 10, 2005 #20
    The protozoan Giardia lamblia, which causes giardiosis, does not have mitochondria.
     
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