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ranDUMM

Post any random facts you want!! :D The more unknown the better.

Go WILD with your General Knowledge! :)

4/16/2010 #1
ranDUMM

Did you know that George Washington grew marijuana in his back garden?

4/16/2010 #2
L. W. Perry

I will own this thread. *facepalm*

During the recording of The White Album, Ringo got fed up with being dismissed and temporarily quit the band. After two weeks, he was convinced to return. When he came back to the Abbey Road studio, he found his drum kit had been decorated with flowers, along with a note from George reading "Welcome home."

John was actually chanting "Shoot me" in the background of the song "Come Together" (according to Bob Spitz's biography) - Paul was supposedly so disturbed by it that he covered up the end of the phrase with a loud cymbal hit, so that it sounds like "shooook!"

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other. He also wrote backwards.

Male Orangutans can retract their penises to create a cavity for other males to penetrate.

In the movie Velvet Goldmine, while Ewan McGregor is singing TV Eyes, he was only supposed to moon the audience. Completely dropping his pants and jumping around fully naked was him getting into it.

Also in the movie Velvet Goldmine, while filming a scene, Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale had pantomime sex for a good fifteen minutes longer than needed because the director cut without telling them.

4/16/2010 . Edited 4/16/2010 #3
L. W. Perry

Steven Spielberg was supposed to be the director of the Harry Potter movies but J. K. Rowiling fired him because he was going to cast Haley Joel Osment as Harry.

4/16/2010 #4
ranDUMM

The greatest number of takes for one scene in a film is 324 in Charlie Chaplin's 1931 City Lights.l

Among children under 18, Facebook was ranked third in the top 100 searches of 2009, behind YouTube and Google. Sex and porn rounded out the top five searches.

4/16/2010 #5
L. W. Perry

In my hometown, it's illegal to wash your goat in the street.

*Scary thing is, I know people who own goats....

4/16/2010 #6
ranDUMM

Thongs (not the shoes) are illegal in Melbourne, Florida as of January 2005. The punishment is a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.

4/16/2010 #7
Mandisaurus-rex

On average, human beings will eat 3 spiders in their lifetime. (Accidentally though, they crawl in your mouth while you're sleeping =P)

4/17/2010 #8
Altevriel

Some dogs have big floppy ears so scent particles can attach to their ears and they can pick up smells better. It's why hounds are so good.

4/17/2010 #9
L. W. Perry

A man's chances of being gay increases with the increasing number of elder brothers he has.

King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.

In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

4/17/2010 . Edited 4/18/2010 #10
WildmanWalker

Sigmund Freud was deathly afraid of ferns.

In order to prevent hair from flying everywhere, a special vacuum-operated shaving razor was invented for astronauts to use in space.

The first U.S. President to fly in an airplane was Teddy Roosevelt. He wasn't in office at the time, however.

It's physically impossible to lick your elbow.

The easternmost place in the continental United States is West Quoddy Head, Maine.

4/18/2010 #11
Altevriel

In negative, light blue turns dark orange.

Ice cream and hard candy has bone particles in it.

Red light beams split differently than other colors and their light particles can be seen moving around.

4/20/2010 #12
L. W. Perry

In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.

4/20/2010 #13
ranDUMM

Did you know?:

Blueberry juice boosts memory

When cats are happy or pleased, they sqeeze their eyes shut

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell

The tongue is the only body muscle that is attached from one end only

Some Chinese believe that swinging the arms cures headache

Coffee drinkers have more sex than non-coffee drinkers. They also enjoy it more.

4/22/2010 . Edited 4/22/2010 #14
ranDUMM

Snakes have two sex organs… in case one drops off in their fervent attempt to trick females into mating.

The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.

Pregnant polar bears will not eat for several months while resting in their dens under the snow.

4/24/2010 #15
ranDUMM

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off

4/24/2010 #16
Altevriel

It's kinda tough to notice, but you can't perceive the edges of your vision.

4/26/2010 #17
Mindyy Lovely

All of the U.S. Presidents wore glasses, some of them just didn't like to wear them in public!

4/28/2010 #18
Shuna

Hitler had three ballz.

Calling somebody angry when they're not in the best mood will not help.

A bag of chips can tecnically last more than 100 years

Atlas did not carry the world, it was the sky.

Laika died of overheating and stress four hours after the launch of Sputnik 2

4/29/2010 . Edited 4/29/2010 #19
WildmanWalker

Reindeer have never been bred in captivity.

Stephen Hawking is the only person to play himself on Star Trek (actually, it was a holographic representation of him).

John Wayne's real name was Marion Michael Morrison.

Because it spends its whole life hanging from trees, a sloth's internal organs are upside-down.

You burn more calories eating plain celery than there are calories in the celery itself.

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

4/29/2010 #20
L. W. Perry

In the Granada TV series, and I'm pretty sure in general, Sherlock Holmes only referred to Watson by his first name once.

And it was after a acid trip moment.

"Holmes!" Euagh! "Holmes!" Euagh! "HOLMES!" EUAGH!!! ... JOHN!!

4/30/2010 #21
ZyggyGirl

Alright...

The Alphabet and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune.

Bejamin Franklin did not discover electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm (he would have been toast--literally).

Hiccups are a spasm of the diaphram. No one knows their cause.

The play MacBeth is rumored to be cursed. Some sort of tragedy happens during every production.

Alice Cooper's real name is Vincent Damon Furnier.

4/30/2010 . Edited 4/30/2010 #22
L. W. Perry

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

5/6/2010 . Edited 5/6/2010 #23
Shuna

The creator of Kellog's was leading a war against sexual activity. He suggested that boy's willies had to be sewn together so that any erecton* should be so painful that it went down. He also wanted girls kitoris* to be smeared with acid, so that she would not enjoy the act.

*mispelled to get pass the cencors

5/8/2010 #24
WildmanWalker

There are more plastic flamingos in the world than real ones.

U.S. money is made from woven linen and cotton fiber--not paper, as many people believe.

9% of Americans say they have seen a ghost.

The most endangered animal in the world is the Pinta Island Giant Tortoise. There is only one left--a male named Lonesome George. When he dies, the species will officially be extinct.

5/12/2010 #25
Mandisaurus-rex

'Stewardesses' is the longest word only typed with the left hand.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

There are only four words in the common English language that end in 'dous'. Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

5/15/2010 #26
ZyggyGirl

Missouri law states that you can't get a ticket for driving without a seatbelt, as long as you're hauling agricultural products. Homegrown tomatoes, firewood, live chickens, etc.

Chickens don't pee.

The band Seether did a remake of Wham's 'Careless Whispers' as a joke. It is now famous.

'Ken' can be legally used in Scrabble.

5/19/2010 #27
WildmanWalker

Dwight D. Eisenhower is the only U.S. President that has an asteroid named after him.

Panama hats are made in Ecuador--not Panama.

In Virginia, it's illegal to curse in front of a dead body.

Charlie Chaplin himself once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. He got third place.

5/20/2010 #28
ranDUMM

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

6/10/2010 #29
Dextra

Men are six times more likely to get struck by lightning than women.

Lima beans contain cyanide.

Lemon juice can be used to reduce the swelling caused by insect bites.

Dogs cans make up to about 100 different facial expressions.

A cucumber is 96% water.

6/10/2010 #30
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