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#1 Trivial Factoids04-09-2012, 09:45 PM
Accurate? Truth? Fiction? damifino.... but interesting if true.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described thetwo moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
An old law in Bellingham, Wash. made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. (Now this fact interests me - good to remember next time I go into space....C)
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
04-10-2012, 12:21 AM
I do know the Michael Myers mask one is true.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
04-10-2012, 10:16 AM
The scorpion/liquor thing seems like something a preteen boy would try, if he had access to both things, it's like burning ants with a magnifying glass.
I've heard that Born in the USA was the first CD pressed in the US, also, but I don't know if it's true. It was released in 1984, and I remember buying the LP.
04-10-2012, 10:25 AM
04-10-2012, 10:40 AM
If you burp, fart, and sneeze at the same time you'll die.
04-11-2012, 08:23 PM
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I know that in the 56 short stories and 4 novels, Holmes never once said "Elementary, my dear Watson" There were a few quotes that were close, but never those exact words in that order.
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