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    FACTS, FACTS, and more FACTS

    Facts about mushrooms...

    One portabella mushroom has more potassium than a banana. White and crimini mushrooms are also good sources of potassium. Potassium helps the human body maintain normal heart rhythm, fluid balance, and muscle and nerve function....

    ...so there!

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    Peter Paul Rubens was once called the "prince of painters".

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdzon
    Peter Paul Rubens was once called the "prince of painters".
    ...and johannes vermeer was known as "the sphinx of delft"

    (one of my favourite bits of doodle that he did, was the girl with the pearl earing, not to be confused with the girl with the pearl necklass, which is probably a dutch art "MOVIE" involving a well endowed female, some 70's wah-wah guitar music, and an oily plummer with a handlebar moustache and long hair...)
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    Arabic numerals originated in India.

    Bill Cosby has won six Grammys.

    If you slosh flaming alcohol on your face, it will burn you.

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    when adding the sum of the digits of a number
    for example: 238976451975405326

    you could take out all the 9s and 0s and get the same answer.

    2+3+8+9+7+6+4+5+1+9+7+5+4+0+5+3+2+6 = 86....8+6= 14...1+4= 5

    and without the 9s and 0s:

    2+3+8+7+6+4+5+1+7+5+4+5+3+2+6= 68...6+8= 14...1+4= 5

    the only exception is if the number is made completely out of nines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoUseFrAName
    when adding the sum of the digits of a number
    for example: 238976451975405326

    you could take out all the 9s and 0s and get the same answer.

    2+3+8+9+7+6+4+5+1+9+7+5+4+0+5+3+2+6 = 86....8+6= 14...1+4= 5

    and without the 9s and 0s:

    2+3+8+7+6+4+5+1+7+5+4+5+3+2+6= 68...6+8= 14...1+4= 5

    the only exception is if the number is made completely out of nines.

    -Rob
    The zeros is not incredibly surprising. The nines... pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoUseFrAName
    when adding the sum of the digits of a number
    for example: 238976451975405326

    you could take out all the 9s and 0s and get the same answer.

    2+3+8+9+7+6+4+5+1+9+7+5+4+0+5+3+2+6 = 86....8+6= 14...1+4= 5

    and without the 9s and 0s:

    2+3+8+7+6+4+5+1+7+5+4+5+3+2+6= 68...6+8= 14...1+4= 5

    the only exception is if the number is made completely out of nines.

    -Rob
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    well, it's a ridiculous story. I'm a nerd is how it all begins.

    in school when learning about factoring numbers and figuring out if they're evenly divisible, our teacher taught us some nifty tricks.

    all numbers that are divisible by 9 have digits that add up to 9...18,27,36,45,etc.

    all numbers that are divisible by 6 are even numbers, and have digits that add up to a number that's divisible by 3(9,6,3)

    all numbers that are divisible by 3 have digits that are divisible by 3.

    to find out if any number is divisible by 4, you just have to check the last 2 digits to see if they're divisible by 4.

    digits divisible by 2 are even, by 5 end in either 5 or 0

    for divisibility by 8 you only have to check the last 3 digits for divisibility.

    there's no easy trick for divisibility by 7.

    anyways, back to the nerdiness, I always look for references to the number 7 in the world around me....and it started as a habit of looking at my clock before bed and adding up the digits to see if the sum was 7. I'd always think of it as a good sign(and I always set my alarm for a time that adds up to 7)

    one summer I would always go to bed just before 3am
    2:50 = 7
    2:59 = 7
    sometimes I would miss the 2:50 opportunity, and I'd have to wait...
    that's where I noticed the 9 not having any effect.

    all hail my nerdiness!
    I even switch the oven timers that we use at work...from 1:45 to 1:42.....from 3:50 to 4:49.....drives my coworkers crazy....

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    Fact about myself :

    I hate math....

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdzon
    Fact about myself :

    I hate math....
    couldnt agree more on that.. i always have these very heated discussion about the sense of sciences and mathematics with the guy that teaches me maths because i am so bad at it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoUseFrAName
    well, it's a ridiculous story. I'm a nerd is how it all begins.
    anyways, back to the nerdiness, I always look for references to the number 7 in the world around me....and it started as a habit of looking at my clock before bed and adding up the digits to see if the sum was 7. I'd always think of it as a good sign(and I always set my alarm for a time that adds up to 7)

    one summer I would always go to bed just before 3am
    2:50 = 7
    2:59 = 7
    sometimes I would miss the 2:50 opportunity, and I'd have to wait...
    that's where I noticed the 9 not having any effect.

    all hail my nerdiness!
    I even switch the oven timers that we use at work...from 1:45 to 1:42.....from 3:50 to 4:49.....drives my coworkers crazy....

    -Rob
    Dude..... I don't know if it's too late.... but you should seek help.

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    NoUseFrAName: that reminds me of an article on the number 8
    if you 12345679 x 8 = 98765432
    There was another trick regarding the 7s, but I forgot how the equation worked. >.<

    the other one is the sum of all digits
    if you add the digits of all the numbers on the left side of a addition equation, and keep adding the digits till its a single digit, and do the same to the digitls on the right side, they would be the same.
    example:
    55692+65442=121134
    so on the left side we have: 5+5+6+9+2+6+5+4+4+2 = 48
    4+8 =12 -> 1+2 =3
    On the right side: 1+2+1+1+3+4=12 -> 1+2 =3

    There was also some trick regarding multiply equations... but i forgot. >.<
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    Roller-skates were invented by Dr. John P. Roller and were first used to cheat on the treadmill portion of stress-tests.

    Whales, contrary to common belief, are not mammals but are in fact fish. They have also have been known to eat sailors for the sheer fun of it.

    Fossil evidence shows that the tyrannosaurus-rex was the largest land-based predator to ever live. It reached sizes of up to a thousand feet in height and it’s diet consists of rival monsters and army men.

    Paul Anderson sucks.

    The nation of Uruguay was given it’s name as a punishment for not choosing sides in World War I.

    The only proven cure for the common cold is cauterization of the offending mucus membranes. If this does not work, the patient should promptly be decapitated.

    During the filming of the movie E.T. The actor, and career circus freak, that played the title role was arrested for indecent exposure... Six times.

    The order mamalia is characterized by it's ability to produce milk through specialized glands, warm blood, ability to give birth to live young and cuteness.
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    The fastest land animal is not - as is commonly believed - the cheetah. It is in fact a cow that was dropped from a helicopter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoUseFrAName
    anyways, back to the nerdiness, I always look for references to the number 7 in the world around me....and it started as a habit of looking at my clock before bed and adding up the digits to see if the sum was 7. I'd always think of it as a good sign(and I always set my alarm for a time that adds up to 7)

    one summer I would always go to bed just before 3am
    2:50 = 7
    2:59 = 7
    sometimes I would miss the 2:50 opportunity, and I'd have to wait...
    that's where I noticed the 9 not having any effect.

    all hail my nerdiness!
    I even switch the oven timers that we use at work...from 1:45 to 1:42.....from 3:50 to 4:49.....drives my coworkers crazy....

    -Rob
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    there are more stars in the universe then there are grains of sand on earth
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    Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.


    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
    - Europe
    - Australia
    - Africa
    - Asia
    - Antarctica
    - America

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

    The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

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    yum, i had mushrooms in a scrambled-egg fritter this morning.

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    Ever wondered where the word SHIT came from?

    Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything was back then) by ship. In dry form it weighs a lot less, but once water (at sea) hit it. It not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas.

    As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen; methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern. BOOOOM!

    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening.

    After that, the bundles of manure where always stamped with the term "S.H.I.T" on them which meant to the sailors to "Ship High In Transit." In other words, high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

    Apparently, it also came from 'Shittborough' which was an ole public toilet area back-in-the-day of old London.....

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    (cant do maths, sorry)

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    the longest word in the english language that contains no vowels is

    RHYTHM
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    Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump... XD i wonder why

    Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

    A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear. Polar bears are left-handed (o.O).

    Rats can't vomit. That's why rat poison works so well.

    The distance between an alligators eyes in inches, is directly proportional to the length of the alligator in feet <-- w00t, new knowledge for animal anatomy!

    Cats, camels, and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot, left foot.

    Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to do it.

    A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

    bahh, the rest can be read here: http://facts.330.ca/animals/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly
    Ever wondered where the word SHIT came from?

    Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything was back then) by ship. In dry form it weighs a lot less, but once water (at sea) hit it. It not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas.

    As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen; methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern. BOOOOM!

    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening.

    After that, the bundles of manure where always stamped with the term "S.H.I.T" on them which meant to the sailors to "Ship High In Transit." In other words, high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

    Apparently, it also came from 'Shittborough' which was an ole public toilet area back-in-the-day of old London.....

    Mollyx
    (cant do maths, sorry)
    intersting, thanks for the tale.

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    >> Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.

    Something to keep in mind for the Insect Battles... The Scorpions can use nuclear power...

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    Male Indigo Buntings (pictured below) are not actually indigo in pigment, but are actually black. It's the light being distorted in their feathers that gives them the blue coloring. They also migrate at night by viewing stars in the night sky, and become disoriented and lost on cloudy nights.

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    intersting, thanks for the tale.
    It would be even more interesting if it were true .

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    All facts:

    1) Time moves slower in the mountains.

    2) Size matters.

    3) George bush Jr, Sr, and John Kerry all belong to a secret elite order that takes on 15 new members each year and uses a death's head as a logo.

    4) Psilocybes are much easier, cheaper, and safer to grow than marijuana.

    5) My neighbor is burning something that's not wood in her yard every other day and if she doesn't cut it out she's goNNA GET a FUCKING SHOWVEL IN THE HEAASD!~!!!@

    6) I'm going to take my pills now.
    I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

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    For all the ArtCenter students who want to know why the black couch in room #105 smells like pee, that was because of me. Sorry.

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    BOOB TRUTH #1: When a woman is turned on, her nipples typically become hard. But as she nears climax, they disappear. That's because her breasts swell, and the areolae (the soft pads behind her nipples) expand. Once she has climaxed, the areolae quickly shrink, which is a good indicator that she wasn't faking.
    COROLLARY TO BOOB TRUTH #1: A woman's nipples getting hard doesn't always mean she's turned on. She could be chilly or nervous.
    BOOB TRUTH #2: Size has nothing to do with sensitivity.
    COROLLARY TO BOOB TRUTH #2: Women with large breasts are more sensitive to shoulder rubs.
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