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Old 11-01-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default 27 Facts Most People Don't Know...

Found this on a car forum...

Top 27 unbelievable facts that most people donít know

27. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

26. The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...gs&btnG=Search

25. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf058/sf058b07.htm

24. Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won\'t be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount. (Common Sense)

23. Uncle Phil, from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, did the voice of Shredder in the TMNT cartoon.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0043041/

22. Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.

http://www.webelements.com/webelemen...t/Au/geol.html

21. The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

20. During World War II, IBM built the computers the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.

http://www.ibmandtheholocaust.com/ar...auschwitz.html

19. The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

http://www.perceptions.couk.com/superants.html

18. The deadliest war in history excluding World War II was a civil war in China in the 1850s in which the rebels were led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus Christ.

http://www.asiawind.com/pub/forum/fh.../msg00451.html

17. Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this.

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content...age?d=20000714

16. Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.asp

15. The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever.

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Sect..._on_Earth_.htm

14. The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.

http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/average.html

13. The Kamp Krusty episode of the Simpsonís was originally meant to be made as the Simpsons movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamp_Krusty

12. Men can breastfeed babies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_lactation

11. There is a rare condition called Exploding Head Syndrome which you\'ve probably never heard of.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome

10. Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/fungus1.html

9. In some (maybe all) Asian countries, the family name is written first and the individual name written second (opposite of the America method). That's why Asian athletes like Yao Ming and Ichiro Suzuki have Yao and Ichiro written on their jerseys. Those are their family names and in America their names are written Ming Yao and Suzuki Ichiro.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_name

8. Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860

http://www.historycooperative.org/jo...19.1/hall.html

7. A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...t=9684&start=0

6. Washington State has the longest single beach in the United States. Long Beach, WA.

http://www.gonorthwest.com/Washingto...Long_Beach.htm

5. The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon, it measures three and a half miles in diameter.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/fungus1.html

4. The town of Los Angeles, California, was originally named El Pueblo la Nuestra Senora de Reina de los Angeles de la Porciuncula.

http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/la/h...ettlement.html

3. 9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This isnít true; Joseph Swan did.

http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/~eugeniik/history/swan.html

2. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...1/gen01338.htm

1. The Population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.

http://www.improb.com/teach/lessons2...-in-texas.html
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Wow Thanks for sharing. Next time ill put down my candy bar bafore I read your post.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #3
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*blink* *blink* *blink* NO SPIDER EGGS NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *Sob* thanks so much for sharing
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Thank you for sharing. But i think im not eating any more chocolate bars. ewwwww insect legs, yuk.
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It's a good thing I don't like chocolate...YES FOLKS..I DO NOT LIKE CHOCOLATE..I'm weird.
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I can live on chocolate so i guess after reading this ill have to starve LOL
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I think I just had "Exploding Head Syndrome" from hearing about all the insects I've been eating
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It's a good thing I don't like chocolate...YES FOLKS..I DO NOT LIKE CHOCOLATE..I'm weird.
I don't like chocolate either!! People think I'm strange.

These facts are so crazy...I have heard the one about Abe before - naughty, naughty Abe!
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I am writing a paper about Abe right now! LOL. Just took a break! Last week Monday my stepdad told me the Happy Bday song is copyrighted. Its so funny how it came to be copyrighted, too
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Insect legs? Spider eggs? Excuse me while I go throw up!
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I am writing a paper about Abe right now! LOL. Just took a break! Last week Monday my stepdad told me the Happy Bday song is copyrighted. Its so funny how it came to be copyrighted, too
Tease! How did it come about to be copyrighted?

Also, I'm not so sure there was such a stigma about cocaine being a "bad drug" back in the day. Heck, cocaine was an actual ingredient in Coca-Cola originally. Of course, that doesn't explain how I'M addicted to it (Coca-Cola, not cocaine!) now, does it?

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
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OKay I call bs on half of those!
especially number 12 and 19
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Tease! How did it come about to be copyrighted?

Also, I'm not so sure there was such a stigma about cocaine being a "bad drug" back in the day. Heck, cocaine was an actual ingredient in Coca-Cola originally. Of course, that doesn't explain how I'M addicted to it (Coca-Cola, not cocaine!) now, does it?

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
That is so true learned about that when I went to Medical Assistant school, also at the Coca-Cola Factory in ATL, and at the Drug museum in D.C.

I am also giving up chocolate..EEEW, bug's I hate bug's.
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OKay I call bs on half of those!
especially number 12 and 19
Then, I am calling BS, on 26...
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Then, I am calling BS, on 26...

I agree!
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