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Old 06-17-2003, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting facts ... and add your own!

Havn't seen this before on here, so I thought I might start one. Just post interesting facts, that you might think nobody knew.

Did you know:

That there have been three American presidents of Dutch descent:

1837-1841 - Martin van Buren
1901-1909 - Theodore Roosevelt
1933-1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, and some other interesting Dutch-American facts:

- Brooklyn comes from the Dutch town of Breukelen
- The Dollar comes from the Dutch coin the 'Daalder'
- The Hudson river was named after the Captian of a Dutch vessel
- New York was first called New Amsterdam, but then the British traded it with the Dutch for Surinam, and they changed it to New York
- Harlem comes from the Dutch town of Haarlem
- Vancouver (both the Canadian and American city) comes from a man called Van Coever
- The Pennsylvania Dutch are not Dutch. They were German (Deutsch)!
- There are 28 cities and villages in the States that are called Holland
- Rhode Island means Red Island, which comes from the Dutch word of Rood
- Wall Street comes from Waal Straat, when the Dutch still owned New York
- Santa Claus would not of existed if it wasn't for the Dutch Sinterklaas

(Didn't know that ay! )
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The National Hot Dog And Sausage Council estimates Americans will consume more than 2 billion hot dogs during National Hot Dog Month this July!

Go Dogs!

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Old 06-17-2003, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Manhattan comes from a Native American word meaning "place of drunkenness"
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's an interesting little tidbit in regards to familial ties. Norah Jones, of recent pop-music success, has a fairly famous father. None other than Beatles-Friendly Sitar Player Ravi Shankar.
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Did you know that the most southern capital in the world is Wellington, New Zealand, and the most northern capital is Reykjavik, Iceland?
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Did you know that New Zealand is famous for something?

i forget what


(no offense to any NZ folk out there ^^)
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Did you know that New Zealand is famous for something?

i forget what


(no offense to any NZ folk out there ^^)
Sheep maybe?

Did you know that Holland is the most densly populated country in the world? It has almost 17 million people in a size not even twice as big as New Jersey!
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vancouver [canada] was not named after van coever...but a certain Cpt. George Vancouver...looks like socials studies paid off ^-^
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Vancouver [canada] was not named after van coever...but a certain Cpt. George Vancouver...looks like socials studies paid off ^-^
OK, my bad.
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Old 06-18-2003, 03:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:13 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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There are 118 ridges on the side of a dime.
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Three out of the first five presidents died on July 4th. (*Jefferson, Adams, Monroe*) Only one was born on July 4th. (*Coolidge*)
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Old 06-18-2003, 05:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2003, 05:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Talking of stupid laws, here are a few...

In Marshalltown, Iowa, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.

In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

In Los Angeles, California, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

In Miami, Florida, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

In Idaho, state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.

In Lexington, Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.

In Kansas City, Missouri, minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however.

In Pennsylvania, state law prohibits singing in the bathtub.

In Virginia, law forbids bathtubs in the house; tubs must be kept in the yard.

In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.

In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.

In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

In New Hampshire, law forbids you to tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or café.

In Massachusetts, there is a law requiring all dogs to have their hind legs tied during the month of April.

In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

In Willodale, Oregon, it's against the law for a husband to talk dirty during sex.

In Nicholas County, West Virginia, no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

In Carrizozo, New Mexico, it's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).

In Los Angeles, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap.

In Kansas, No one may catch fish with his bare hands.

In Utah, It is against the law to fish from horseback.

In Zion, Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

In Gary, Indiana, persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.

In Texas, law forbids anyone to have a pair of pliers in his possession.

In Pennsylvania, no more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official "beer distributor".

In Washington, all lollipops are banned.

In Massachusetts, it's illegal to keep a mule on the second floor of a building not in a city unless there are 2 exits.

In Canada, you may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

In Tennessee, more than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.

In Florida, oral sex is illegal.

In Arizona, when being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.

In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

In Minnesota, it is illegal to sleep naked.

In Colorado, no liquor may be sold on Sundays or election days.

In Idaho, riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.

In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M. if you live in an apartment.

In Mexico, it is illegal to shout offensive words in any public place.

In Italy, striking someone with a fist is considered a felony.

In Baltimore, Maryland, it's illegal to take a lion to the movies.

In Dodge City, Kansas, it's illegal to spit on a sidewalk.

In Alaska, while it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

In Louisana, it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

In Iowa, kisses may last for no more than five minutes.

In Nevada, it's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.

In Utah, you're not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol.

In Rhode Island, it is illegal to challenge someone to a duel, or accept a duel, even it it is never actually fought. Penalty: Imprisonment for one to seven years.

In Thailand, you must pay a fine of $600 if you're caught throwing away chewed bubble gum on the sidewalk. If you do not pay the fine, you are jailed.

In Connecticut, it is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

In Hawaii, all residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

In Denver, Colorado, you may not drive a black car on Sundays.

In Kentucky, throwing eggs at a public speaker could result in up to one year in prison.

In Vermont, it is illegal to deny the existence of God.

In New Jersey, you may not slurp your soup.

In Portland, Oregon, you cannot wear roller skates in restrooms.

In the Netherlands, it is legal to smoke weed, buy it, or have less than 5 grams with you.

In Denmark, when driving, you must have someone in front of your car with a flag to warn horse drawn carriages that a motorcar is coming.

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, citizens may not take showers on Wednesdays.

In South Carolina, it is considered an offense to get a tattoo.

In Ellio, Nevada, everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask.

In Turkey, all married woman must get their husband's permission if they wish to have a job, live wherever the husband wishes to reside, and forfeit all jointly held assets upon divorce from her husband.

In Jonesboro, Georgia, it is illegal to say "Oh, Boy".

In Germany, a pillow can be considered a "passive" weapon.

In New Orleans, Louisana, you may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

In North Carolina, it is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

In Whitehall, Montana, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.

In Singapore, pornography is illegal.

In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your commode, you must let them enter.

In Indianola, Iowa, the "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.

In Virginia, you may not work on Sunday.

In Portland, Maine, shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.

In Israel, picking your nose on Saturday is forbidden.

In Downey, California, it is illegal to wash your car in the street.

In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

In New York, New York, you may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.

In Fountain Inn, South Carolina, horses are to wear pants at all times.

In Australia, a life sentence is 25 years.

In Acworth, Georgia, all citizens must own a rake.

In Michigan, you may not swear in front of women and children.

In Pueblo, Colorado, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits.

In Wisconsin, it is illegal to kiss on a train.

In Hawaii, coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.

In Morocco, anyone in company with someone who possesses narcotics, even if they are unaware that their companion has them, can be tried for the same crime.

In New Hampshire, you cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

In Birclever, Missouri, this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.

In West Virginia, no children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."

In South Korea, traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.

In Liverpool, England, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.

In Texas, it is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.

In Salina, Kansas, it is against the law to leave your car running unattended.

In Fairbanks, Alaska, it is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.

In Lehigh, Nebraska, doughnut holes may not be sold

In Oregon, dishes must drip dry.

In China, you may only have one child, or you will have to pay a fine.

In Spokane, Washington, TVs may not be bought on Sundays.

In Newtown, Pennsylvania, every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.

In California, no vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

In Guadalajara, Mexico, women who work for the government of the city of Guadalajara, may not wear miniskirts or any other "provacative" garment during office hours.

In Delaware, it is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

In Rohoboth Beach, Delaware, no person shall change clothes in his or her vehicle.

In New Mexico, state officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.

In Denmark, attempt to escape from prison is not illegal, however, if one he is caught he is required to serve out the remainder of his term.

In Thailand, you must wear a shirt while driving a car.

In Rhode Island, professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.

In Georgia, signs are required to be written in English.

In Allentown, there is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.

In Canada, it is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.

In Mississippi, it is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.

In Norway, you may not spay your female dog or cat. However, you may neuter the males of the species.

In Nevada, it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

In Paris, France, an ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.

In Utah, it is illegal not to drink milk.

In Switzerland, if you forget you car-keys inside the car and you leave the car open, you will be punished.

In Tucson, Arizona, women may not wear pants.

In Lima, Ohio, any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.

In Ocean City, New Jersey, pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.

In Oklahoma, it is illegal to have sex before you are married.

In New York, slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.

In Forest City, North Carolina, you must stop and call City Hall before entering town in an automobile. This is so the townspeople will have time to go out and hold their horses until you get through town.

In Honolulu, Hawaii, within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any bird.

In Scotland, trespassing on someone else's land is legal.

In Maine, shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.

In Salem, Oregon, women may not wrestle.

In Norfolk, Virginia, spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.

In Texas, it is illegal to milk another person's cow.

In Racine, Wisconsin, it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

In New Hampshire, you may not run machinery on Sundays.

In Italy, it is illegal to practice the profession of charlantry.

In Connecticut, the marriage of imbeciles and feeble-minded persons is prohibited.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, elephants are not to be taken into the downtown area.

In West Virginia, it is illegal to snooze on a train.

In France, between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of music on the radio must be by French artists.

In Ocean City, New York, it is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.

In Provo, Utah, throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.

In Gainesville, Georgia, chicken must be eaten with the hands.

In Singapore, if you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, "I am a litterer." This will then be broadcasted on the local news

In Denver, Colorado, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.

In Boise, Idaho, residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.

In Memphis, Tennessee, it's illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, no person shall sound the horn on a vechicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M.

In Columbus, Ohio, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

In Mississippi, horses are not to be housed within 50 feet of any road.

In Georgia, donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

In North Dakota, it is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.

In Seattle, Washington, no one may set fire to another person's property without prior permission.

In Australia, bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

In Michigan, it is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

In New Jersey, it is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.

In Wisconsin, at one time, margarine was illegal.

In Arizona, hunting camels is prohibited.

In Key West, Florida, chickens are considered a 'protected species'.

In Nebraska, it is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.

In Dallas, Texas, it's illegal to possess realistic dildos.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, no one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator.

In Haifa, Israel, it is forbidden to bring bears to the beach.

In Eureka, Nevada, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

In Fairview Park, Ohio, it's against the law to honk your horn "excessively". A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbor.

In Mobile, Alabama, it is unlawful to howl at ladies inside the city limits.

In Minnesota, all bathtubs must have feet.

In Marion, Oregon, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.

In Jasper, Texas, dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

In Scotland, you are presumed guilty until proven innocent for some crimes.

In Sherling, Colorado, cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.

In Washington, it is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag.

In Kentucky, it's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.

In Antibes, France, it is illegal to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.

In Iowa, kisses may last for no more than five minutes.

In Haines, Alaska, a person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has received the appropriate license.

In Germany, every office must have a view of the sky, however small.

In El Paso, Texas, ice sold in El Paso must be manufactured in El Paso unless distilled water is used.

In England, mince pies are not to be eaten on Christmas Day.

In Wyoming, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

In Indiana, a man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statuatory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

In Oxford, Mississippi, motor vehicles on the square are prohibited.

In Portland, Oregon, people may not whistle underwater.

In South Dakota, movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.

In Excelsior Springs, Montana, balls may not be thrown within the city limits.

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, it is illegal to kill "any living creature".

In Aguascalientes, Mexico, any kind of nude artistic display is illegal.

In Hartford, Connecticut, you may not educate dogs.

In Indiana, drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.

In Oklahoma, violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.

In Denmark, encrypting data files, owning, distributing etc. of encryption programs and creating such programs for any electronic medias is now against the law in Denmark due to fear for terrorists, left and right wing extremist, fundamentalists and distributors of illegal pornography.

In Moab, Utah, boobie traps are illegal.

In South Carolina, all schools must prepare a suitable program for Francis Willard Day.

In Huntington, West Virginia, firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse.

In Indiana, the value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.

In Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, six-year-old girls may not run around without being fully clothed.

In Rocky Mount, North Carolina, it is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.

In Utah, no one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.

In Elizabeth, New Jersey, it is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.

In Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.

In Pocatello, Idaho, a person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.

In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

In Wyoming, it is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.

In Clark County, Nevada, an ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought in to the police station. Furthermore, you may not register a gun on the weekends, but the police may prosecute you at that time.

In Oregon, it is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.

In Daytona Beach, Florida, the molestation of trash cans is banned.

In Seattle, Washington, one may not spit on a bus.

In Kennesaw, Georgia, every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind.

In Virginia, you may not have oral or anal sex.

In Le Lavandou, France, it is forbidden without a cemetery plot to die on the territory of the commune.

In Kentucky, one may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

In Mississippi, unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000.

In Vermont, it is illegal to deny the existence of God.

In Whitehall, Montana, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.

In South Bethany, Delaware, all persons must carry a bag with them at all times when they walk their dog in case said dog "poops", or risk a $100 fine.

In Mesquite, Texas, it's a crime for children to have unusual haircuts.

In Lexington, Kentucky, eating ice cream on the sidewalk is still a crime.

In Oklahoma, it a crime to make ugly faces at a dog.

In Oneida, Tennessee, it's a crime to sing, "It aint Goin' to Rain No Mo".

In Chicago, it's illegal to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.

In San Francisco, California, it's a crime to clean your car with used underwear.

In Florida, its illegal to have sexual relations with a porcupine.

In Everett, Washington, it's illegal to display a hypnotized person in a store window.

In Carmel, California, it was illegal to eat ice cream on the sidewalk. However, that law was repealed by Clint Eastwood, when he became mayor.

In Alabama, it's a crime to teach a bear to wrestle.

In Los Angeles, California, its a crime for dogs to mate within 500 feet of a church.

In Blythe, California, it's illegal for a man to wear cowboy boots unless he owns at least 2 head of cattle.

In West Virginia, it's a crime to whistle underwater.

In Oklahoma, it's a crime to take a bite of someone else's hamburger.

By federal statute, it's a crime anywhere in the U.S. to give a false weather report.
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Just noticed that there's a copyright on the text, so I better make amends by at least giving the SOURCE
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Old 06-18-2003, 06:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2003, 08:35 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Holy crap...quite the list Pyrate.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:08 AM   #25 (permalink)
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No fair, Pyrate posted every fact known to mankind. Heh heh.

The daughters of a mother who is colorblind and a father who has normal vision will have normal vision. The sons will be colorblind, however.

The kidney consists of over 1 million little tubes, and the total length of the tubes in both kidneys runs to about forty miles.

Because its eyeball is fixed, the whale must move its huge body to shift its line of sight.

Isaac Newton's only recorded utterance while he was a member of Parliament was a request to open the window.

The Earth receives only one-half of one-billionth of the sun's radiant energy. But in just a few days it gets as much heat and light as could be produced by burning all the oil, coal and wood on the planet.

Life expectancy at birth for Americans was 34.5 years for males and 36.5 years for females when George Washington became President in 1789.

When Adolf Hitler was in power in Germany, policemen and farmers were not allowed to call their horses by the name "Adolf".
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Old 06-18-2003, 12:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Pyrate, nice list, although I'm not too sure about how true they all are. Looks to me like a very 'internet list of facts'. I can't speak for the American ones, but e.g.

-Switzerland - Flushing the toilet in apartments after 10 is allowed!
-Singapore - Pornography itself is not illegal, it is illegal to sell it
-Switzerland - Leaving the keys in your car, and the door open is perfectly legal
-German offices do not have to have a view of the sky
-Antibes, France - It is not illegal to take pictures of police
-Singapore- Littering you can be fined for. But having to wear a bib saying 'i am a litterer' while cleaning the streets on sunday, that will be broadcasted on the news is bullshit! A fine, thats all!
-France... trust me, more then 30% of music played between 8AM and 8PM is not by french artists!
-Australia - life sentence is a life sentence, but you are up for parole after 25 years.
-Denmark - You have to have someone infront of your car waving a flag to warn horse carriges... HAHAHA!


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Old 06-18-2003, 12:57 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Did you know that a dripping tap can leak up to 20.000 litres every year!
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Old 06-18-2003, 03:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The average male ejaculates enough sperm in his lifetime to fill half a bathtub...
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The average male ejaculates enough sperm in his lifetime to fill half a bathtub...
Now that's what I call interesting!
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds while dogs have around ten.

My personal favorite one.....The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE! Ya, baby!
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The amount of semen in an average male ejaculation has 10 calories.
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Indonesia: The penalty for masturbation is DECAPITATION.
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds
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Old 06-19-2003, 12:45 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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Old 06-19-2003, 12:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Chimpanzees are the only other animal, besides humans, that can recognize themselves in mirrors
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Old 06-19-2003, 02:34 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Humans and Dolphins are the only animals that have sex for fun...
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Talking of stupid laws,In Australia, bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

Yes,but only on Sundays.
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:36 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds while dogs have around ten.

My personal favorite one.....The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE! Ya, baby!
I thought the uterus was the strongest muscle in the human body...
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Humans and Dolphins are the only animals that have sex for fun...
And as we know already, they cross-shag!
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:47 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Here are a few more funny facts, taken from HERE

Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

Every person has a unique eye & tongue print.

The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark'sstomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

UPPER - lower
Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the lower case letters.

More (possibly) coming soon!
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