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Discussion in 'The Cake and Coffee House' started by Mark, Aug 20, 2008.

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    Mark

    Mark Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you know that in an average lifetime of 75 years, you spend 25 years asleep? What a criminal waste of time! :eek:

    What do you know that we dont?
     
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    Stationery-Direct.co.uk

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    I love space facts.

    Jupiter has a mass 318 times bigger than earth :eek:

    Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars, is the largest volcano found in our solar system, it is 370 miles wide and rises 15 miles!
     
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    You aren't allowed to sell ET Dolls in France, as there is a law against selling dolls without human faces :eek:
     
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    The typical laboratory mouse runs 2.5 miles per night on its treadmill. :cool:
     
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    You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather. FACT :D
     
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    The Paomnnehal Pweor Of The Hmuan Mnid.
    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
    it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
    the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
    The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
    Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
     
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    If you put Saturn in water it would float
     
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    Kay

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    In Thailand you can't legally buy alcohol in a shop or restaurant between 2 and 5pm.

    It's not illegal to get drunk in a bar in full public view during these hours. But you can't pick up a bottle of wine or a few bottles of beer in a supermarket or shop, nor can you have a glass of beer or wine with a meal in a restaurant, during those three hours.
     
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    Mark CP

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    a young Duck Billed Platypus is called a Puggle...

    Below are a couple of bizarre collective nouns for animals:

    group of Crows = a murder

    group of Orangatangs = a buffoonery


    I love a bit of randomly useless info!
     
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    One I used to use in my email campaigns:

    If you open your shop for 8 hours 5 days a week, you are open to the public for 2,080 hours a year.

    If you have a great website, you are open to the public for 8,760 hours a year!

    Visit Kip FX to get your free Demo site today, no forms to fill out.
     
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    Mark CP

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    Did you know that there are only 3 venomous mammals:

    Duck Billed Platypus

    Shrew

    European Mole

    which was nice...
     
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    A whale's penis is called a dork.
     
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    Blue Prawn

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    and my ex wife
     
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    Stupid space fact - A boomerang will return to the thrower even in space.

    Ive never tried it though ;)
     
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    i agree, i love sleep and fine it such a treat to get a lovely nights sleep and long lie in
     
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    o an a random fact for you...No word in the the English dictionary rhymes with "MONTH".
     
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    matt.chatterley

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    Or "Orange" :)
     
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    Any more? :)
     
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    The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

    A snail can sleep for 3 years.

    All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
     
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    Yes sleep is or wimps!:zzz:
     

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