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    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
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    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.
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    I do know the Michael Myers mask one is true.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
    Insert Irish joke here.

    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)
    That kept me out of the space program.
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    If you burp, fart, and sneeze at the same time you'll die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    If you burp, fart, and sneeze at the same time you'll die.
    Especially in a space suit after eating beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    If you burp, fart, and sneeze at the same time you'll die.
    Especially in a space suit after eating beans.
    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.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I've heard that Born in the USA was the first CD pressed in the US...
    It's true. They were all made overseas before that.

    Now, whether he was really pi$$ing on the flag on the album cover is true or not is a different subject.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    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.
    Just like Cagney never said "You dirty rat, you killed my brudder."
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