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    Or "Purple".
     
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    Spread Spectrum technology (which lead to mobile phone communications) was invented by a Hollywood actress. She wrote the formula on a mirror in lipstick!
     
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    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer
     
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    Skirts lengths get shorter in booms and longer in recessions.
     
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    ^ Is that a personal observation? ;) ;)
     
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    I have a tape measure!!!

    Also another factoid: Light travels as waves and as particles. If you don't look directly at it (measure it), it moves as a wave. If you look at it, it moves as particles (photons).
     
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    Bizarre (and a bit too much for me on a Monday morning!). :lol: Any more? :)
     
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    How about this then: I the sub-atomic "Quantum" world messenger particles travel back in time. Also paired particles can act at a distance. So theoretically if you pair two particles and one ends up on the other wise of the Universe, when you do something to the one particle the other does the same thing simultaneously regardless of the distances involved.
     
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    I love facts about human body.

    1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old.

    The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

    You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. So keep smiling! :) :) :)

    Ohh, and the octopus have three hearts.
     
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    In 4 novels and 60 stories, Sherlock Holmes never says 'elementary, my dear Watson'!!
     
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    One of my favourites! :tup:
     
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    I am inclined to make one up....but I would probably get banned for the content...or at least the PC brigade would be out in force
     
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    Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

    ...and plenty more where that came from:

    Fun Facts
     
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    A Factoid is not a small fact - it's a mistaken assumption repeated so often it is believed to be true :beaver:
     
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