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Monday, June 16th, 2008
10:22 am
The Washington Capitals have never won a Stanley Cup. Ever.
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
12:02 pm

Today is World Kidney Day


X-posted a bit
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
12:01 am
Eye Spy
There is one CCTV for every 14 people in the UK.

The chance of being caught on film: 300 times a day.

Source: The Scotsman
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
12:19 pm
Instant noodles were invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958.

87.5 billion servings of instant noodles are sold worldwide each year.

He also invented Space Ram, a noodle soup that works at zero gravity.

Source: Wiki and BBC
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
8:48 pm
25 May 2007
On May 25th, so in barely over a month, Andrew Golden is getting out of prison with a "clean slate".

He was put in custody in 1998 because as an 11-year-old, he killed four classmates and a teacher with his friend, 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson, in Jonesboro, Arkansas.


Current Mood: sad
Friday, April 13th, 2007
11:34 am
Courtesy of warriorsway, who got it off animal planet:

"The common green iguana has not two but three eyes. It has a primitive eye on the top of its head, between its brow ridges. It looks like a large, sort of milky-colored scale and detects changes in light so that the iguana can know if there's something moving above it - presumably anything moving above it would be a threat."
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
10:08 pm
6 out of every 10 people believe that Joan of Arc is Noah's wife

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
4:28 pm
speed of light
The speed of light can be measured as about 1 foot per nanosecond.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
5:44 pm
Sunday, June 4th, 2006
11:56 pm
Snakes are simply jellyfish tentacles that have been discarded and thrown on land.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
12:03 am
A moth has no stomach.

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

Minnows have teeth in their throat.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

7,000 new insect species are discovered every year

Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

All babies are color blind when they are born

Mushrooms are more closely related to humans and animals than to other plants!
While humans and most species are divided into only two sexes, mushrooms contain over 36,000 sexes!

Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
5:09 am
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
Monday, February 13th, 2006
10:21 am
Silicon for computer chips is manufactured in large cylinders, approx. 1 meter long and 30 cm in diameter. Silicon has a density of 28.0855 kg/m^3, meaning one such cylinder would weigh about 26.5 kilos (about 60 pounds).

Those cylinders are then cut up into discs, about half a millimeter thick. That means 2000 discs come from one cylinder. A fairly decent bulk rate for silicon discs is $10 per disc, or 20,000 dollars for the whole cylinder.

As a comparison, 1 ounce of gold is selling for about $550 this morning; that makes it about 19,400 dollars per kilo of gold, or about 9 grand for a pound.
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
3:33 pm
Some random gender facts
In the delivery room, (on average) parents of boys express greater pride than parents of girls, but parents of girls express greater happiness than parents of boys.

At conception there are 120 boys for every 100 girls.
At birth there are 105 boys for every 100 girls
At the age of 100 there are 5 women for every man.

Women account for 80% of drugstore shoppers.

99% of women in the US, UK, and Australia remove their body hair.

Sometime between the ages of 8 and 16 females develope a dislike for the odor of male sweat.

A mans body odor is more important than his appearance according to most women.

People who's clothes smell of pine are percieved to be more succesful, intelligent, sociable, sanitary, and attractive than people who's clothing smells of lemon, onion, or smoke.

On sight men view taller women as more intelligent, affluent, assertive and ambitious than shorter women.

On sight men view shorter women as more nurturing, polite, and considerate than taller women.
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
10:15 pm
thank you snapple
The speed limit in NYC was 8mph in 1895.
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
7:30 pm
The street value for a rock of crack cocain the size of the sun is on the order of 10^34 dollars.
Monday, August 29th, 2005
4:08 pm
what really?
willie nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the white house.

a bond girl by the name of TULA was acutally a transvestite, and was the first transvestite to pose for playboy.
Sunday, August 28th, 2005
9:34 pm
an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

every ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil.

the albatross has a wingspan of 14 feet and can travel for thousands of miles each flight.

half of your body's blood cells are replaced every 7 days.

if all sunday newpapers in the US were recycled each year, 26 million trees would be saved.

the wingspan of a boeing 747 is longer than the wright brothers' first flight.

montana mountain goats can butt their heads so hard, their hooves will fall off.

astonauts are unable to burp in space. They can't cry either.

the energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will generate a TV set for 3 hours.

for 20 of its 248 year orbit, pluto is closer to the sun than neptune.

a blind chameleon will change its colour to match its environment.

there are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
1:50 pm
wait what?
there are about 100 occurrences of lightening every second somewhere in the world.

10 sneezes equal the power of an orgasm?
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
12:01 am
More Random Randoms
A baby is born every 8 seconds in America, and it's slightly more likely to be male.

Fred Hale, Sr. He was born December 1, 1890 and is still with us today - that makes him 113 and the oldest living American man.

Before toilet paper was invented, Americans used leaves, torn up newspaper and corncobs - yes corncobs - to take care of business.
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