trivia anyone?

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He did not unzip, of course. He simply peed into an apparatus in his spacesuit, located in the pants.

This pisses me off. There are times when the moon temperature isn't dangerous, so he should have peed freely then. Now we have to send another guy just to properly mark our territory. Thanks Buzz!

Better do it before these guys do. You've got a bunch of artists in a rocket ship doing a flyby of the moon, you KNOW they're gonna try something.

They aren't landing though. Who would shell out that kind of money and not even land?

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Of the twelve crew members of the Enola Gay, only three of them knew exactly why they were flying to Hiroshima that day.
In the film Jurassic Park, the sound of velociraptors barking at each other is actually the sound of a tortoise while mating.
Italy's Mafia turns over $178 billion a year, accounting for 7% of the country's GDP.


Interesting!


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Loving this thread! I can now join a game show and win lol keep 'em coming!

mismei

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  • A University of California, Davis study showed that when people in love stare into each other's eyes, their heartbeats and breathing rates sync together.
  • Posting about yourself in social media causes your brain to release dopamine and give you a nice high. Alcohol, cocaine and heroin also do this.
  • There are 500,000 sweat glands in your feet. Together, your feet can produce one pint of sweat per day.
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The largest internal organ is the liver. It is also the heaviest organ, with an average of 1.6 kilograms (3.5 pounds).

The largest external organ, which is also the largest organ in general, is the skin.



I remember that was the final question in one of those million dollar shows

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  • What is the first name of the character Mr. Snuffleupagus of Sesame Street? (Final question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Philippines, 2001. The answer is Aloysius.)

I spent my whole childhood watching Sesame Street and even I didn't know that.  

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James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them... For the wrong reasons

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In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

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  • Fast food restaurants use the colors red and yellow because looking at those colors kind of makes you hungry.
  • 12,000 years ago, no one on Earth had blue eyes.
  • One of the rarest Crayola crayon colors was gifted to Oprah on her show. It was a 64-crayon box of "The Color Purple."
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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them... For the wrong reasons

I'm almost afraid to ask. What reasons were those? o_o

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them... For the wrong reasons

I'm almost afraid to ask. What reasons were those? o_o

www.history.com/.amp/news/james-buchanan-bought-and-freed-slaves-but-not-for-the-reason-you-might-think


At first I thought of him like "oh, something like Oskar Schindler? :o", but no -.-

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Jess.PWinkler wrote:
James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them... For the wrong reasons

I'm almost afraid to ask. What reasons were those? o_o

www.history.com/.amp/news/james-buchanan-bought-and-freed-slaves-but-not-for-the-reason-you-might-think
At first I thought of him like "oh, something like Oskar Schindler? :o", but no -.-


Well it seems they did not end up as free as they thought.. Bummer. o_o

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

Phillip.Laplana wrote:

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them... For the wrong reasons

I'm almost afraid to ask. What reasons were those? o_o

www.history.com/.amp/news/james-buchanan-bought-and-freed-slaves-but-not-for-the-reason-you-might-think

At first I thought of him like "oh, something like Oskar Schindler? :o", but no -.-

Well it seems they did not end up as free as they thought.. Bummer. o_o

No haha, in my country the Spanish lords started to free their slaves because it was more expensive to support them than giving them a salary.

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Google, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and a lot of other websites and apps are banned in China. I learned this today :O

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Google, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and a lot of other websites and apps are banned in China. I learned this today :O


China has their own versions of Google, YouTube and whatnot. I was not aware that Facebook is also banned. I thought Zuckerberg would have had that wrinkle ironed out.

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  • In Japan you can buy many wonderful things from vending machines, like sake (rice wine), beer, t-shirts, vegetables, eggs, condoms, bananas, neckties, living horned beetles the size of a lemon, used pantsu (they're not really used, they're just made to look that way), fishing gear, kerosene, pornographic magazines, and of course umbrellas.
  • In Japan, you chuck your shoes for some house slippers, and you chuck those for bathroom slippers.
  • Masabumi Hosomo was the sole Japanese passenger on the RMS Titanic. When he returned home, his countrymen condemned him for not going down with the ship and dying with the other passengers, and they branded him a dishonorable coward.
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  • Flushing the toilet after 10:00 PM is illegal in Switzerland.
  • The Canadian Radio Television Commission requires that one in every five songs played on the radio is sung by a Canadian.
  • In 2009, Japan passed a law that made it illegal to be fat.
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Cactus trivia! In honor of the many people in my immediate environment who have no idea how to take care of a cactus and may end up killing the 4 or 5 cactuses that we have.


  • The Latin plural of cactus is cacti. The English plural of cactus is cactuses. The dictionary says that you can use either one.
  • Cactus water is denser than tap water but it is still safe for drinking.
  • There was an old Aztec prohecy that said their nomadic peoples would settle down in a place where they saw an eagle standing on a cactus and eating a rattlesnake.
  • Cactus stems do all the photosynthesis since it has no leaves.
  • Cacti are not generally poisonous although some cactuses like peyote ocntain psychoactive alkaloids that can get you super high.




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Halloween special - zombie ants :o


The tropical fungus Ophiocordyceps infects ants’ central nervous systems. By the time the fungi been in the insect bodies for nine days, they have complete control over the host’s movements.

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Cactus trivia! In honor of the many people in my immediate environment who have no idea how to take care of a cactus and may end up killing the 4 or 5 cactuses that we have.
The Latin plural of cactus is cacti. The English plural of cactus is cactuses. The dictionary says that you can use either one.
Cactus water is denser than tap water but it is still safe for drinking.
There was an old Aztec prohecy that said their nomadic peoples would settle down in a place where they saw an eagle standing on a cactus and eating a rattlesnake.
Cactus stems do all the photosynthesis since it has no leaves.
Cacti are not generally poisonous although some cactuses like peyote ocntain psychoactive alkaloids that can get you super high.



Thanks for sharing this. People always told me that "cacti" is the only true spelling and I knew that was wrong...now I have proof. Ha! :D 

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