Believe it or Not....

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by aeg0, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    I will update this as much as possible, probably everyday. Dont reply to this thread, just give reps. :p:

    • Cubicles gained office-popularity in the early 1920s as a way of cutting costs during the Great Depression.

    • Three out of 10 Americans will eat dog at some point in their life, knowingly, or unknowingly.

    • In Haiti, having a mirror in your house is considered bad luck.

    • The original Pac-Man was almost blue, but a bug in the demo version set up for the head of hardware development at Atari led to its present-day color.

    • The first commercially available television sets weighed over 700 pounds.
  2. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • One out of 10 Japanese men describe themselves as "addicted to horse racing."

    • The American Tobacco Association spends more money on lobbying than the GDP of Denmark.

    • Iowa comes from the Indian word "I'owha," meaning "tea kettle."

    • Including the hard and soft palettes, the human tongue weighs over one pound.

    • Ben Franklin made the first preliminary sketches of the light bulb.

    • Harry Truman was the last U.S. president who smoked regularly.
  3. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • 43 percent of American homes have wiring below national standards.

    • The first atomic clock was originally set to the time on Albert Einstein's pocket watch.

    • 16 percent of Catholics say they don't believe in God.

    • A watch is more likely to run fast than it is to run slow.

    • More people were sentenced to death in the year 2003 than any other year since 1971.
  4. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • "Toyota" is a conjugation of the Japanese word for "War Machine."

    • More people die in September than any other month.

    • If all the empty space were removed from all the atoms in the universe, the resulting matter would only be about the size of a grapefruit.

    • The Guarani people of Paraguay consider conjoined twins to be the sacred incarnates of the twin gods Fire and Passion.

    • In the 1964 presidential election, one electoral college member protested Lyndon Johnson's nomination by submitting a vote for Donald Duck.
  5. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • The longest, continually operated weblog (blog) has been updated at least once a day since 1996.

    • The first email ever sent read, "this should be working."

    • If you were to take all the newspapers printed in the U.S. any give day and lay the sheets out edge to edge, you could cover an area the size of New York City.

    • Worldwide, more men have ear piercings than women.

    • Sharks prefer the taste of human flesh over fish due to the varying structures of a human's hemoglobin.
  6. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Isnt that a bit logical??

    Good stuff though. havent read a factbook for a long time now.
  7. guns_n_gore

    guns_n_gore hell raiser

    exept of murder all the other crimes are high during full moon
    wife beating is te highest
  8. guns_n_gore

    guns_n_gore hell raiser

    slash was an national mx champion
    bill gates was arrrested for hacking
    medically love is a disease
    the most dangeruos jobs in us are fishieries and football
  9. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • The emotions of love and hate are triggered by the same chemical in the brain.

    • September 25 was declared "Astronaut Day" by an act of congress in 1969.

    • Cats can't see the color red.

    • Left-handed people are three times more likely to be late than right-handed people.

    • There are approximately 10,000 microscopic organisms between your monitor and your face.

    • Commercials advertising feminine hygiene products were considered indecent and were not allowed to be aired on TV until the 1970s.
  10. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • More people are killed by falling coconuts than sky diving accidents.

    • George Washington was a self-avowed atheist.

    • Per capita, Washington, D.C. has more interns than any other city in the world.

    • The average American drinks eight gallons of hard liquor each year.

    • People with blue eyes have can see better in dim light than people with brown eyes.
  11. merqury - prove all the facts wich uve posted
  12. guitarangela

    guitarangela gran'ma

    That's not gonna happen............i think he just copied it from some encyclopedia or site..........anyway, most of the stuff is impossible to prove.........just suck it up the way it is......That is what when it comes to facts.......
  13. Ankur_Scorpio

    Ankur_Scorpio New Member

    Hey i dont think he can......but y dont u try disproving any of those above!

    he might not get points for copying and pasting....but believe me...u disprove one and u can make lots of points and money!! :p: we can sue encyclopedia!

    Most of the facts exist just cos there is no counter to it

    have fun disproving!! and lemme know i would like some share in success!!

  14. how can u say that? and if u got it 4m a site, then are those ppl who made the site cats?
  15. Ankur_Scorpio

    Ankur_Scorpio New Member

    BUt tht still doesnt prove tht they can see RED!! cmon we gotta counter it!!

    lets get serious here....its abt making tons of cashh!! :p:

    may be if we could find a cat tht could tell us...tht it can see red clearly!! :eek::

    how abt Garfield! tht one can talk

  16. 1) if they dont no that theyve eaten a dog, how do u?
    2)were u alive at that time?
  17. Ankur_Scorpio

    Ankur_Scorpio New Member

    Americans dont know half of the stuff tht happens around them...or in this world!! so i dont think its rite to blame them!!

    as for beiugn alive.....someone must have abt the guy who made it!! he must be alive !!! at least at tht point in time :p:
  18. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • The 52 card deck was originally used as a calendar before it was used for gaming purposes.

    • Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's election in 1933, the incumbent presidential candidate has won if it rains on election day in Washington, D.C.

    • Cockfighting is legal in Nebraska

    • Bill O'Reily began his broadcast career as a liberal talk show host, but then switched political affiliations at the beginning of the Carter Administration.

    • Hippopotami have six toes on each foot.
  19. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • The "Sunshine Commune" in southern Montana, with over 400 estimated residents, has not had contact with the outside world since the late 1950s.

    • Excessive exposure to florescent light has been shown to cause skin cancer.

    • A 1,000 square mile alder forest was found in Utah, in which each tree had identical genetic material and stemmed from the same root system.

    • The distinctive smell of permanent markers comes from ether added to help make the ink longer-lasting.

    • Birds do not have anal sphincters.
  20. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    • A bee produces enough energy in a year by flapping its wings to power a 60 watt light bulb for 2.5 hours.

    • The world record for time spend standing on one's head is 12 days 4 hours and 31 minutes.

    • Because of a dispute over definitions, Welch's 100% grape juice was originally forced to be labeled as 85% juice.

    • Punctuation did not enter the English language until the 12th century.

    • The U.S. population spends more than $10 billion on temporary tattoos.

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