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A firefly is a beetle
India ink is from China and Egypt
A horned toad is a lizard
Lead pencils are made of graphite
Douglas firs are pines
Silkworms are caterpillars
A peanut is a legume
A panda is related to the raccoon
English horns are actually French alto oboe
Guinea pigs are South American rodents
Shortbread is a thick biscuit
Dresden china is made in Meissen
A funny bone is where the ulner nerve touches the humerus
Chop suey was made by Chinese immigrants in CA
Banana trees are herbs
Cucumbers are fruits
Jackrabbits are hares
Catgut is usually sheep intestines
Mexican jumping beans are seeds with a larvae in them
Turkish baths are Roman
Sweetbread is from calf's or lamb's pancreas or thymus
Bombay duck is a dried fish
Prairie oysters are calf's testicle(am i aloud to write that?)

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This is not really a fact, but something that happened. which is weird.... anyway


Italy's biggest phone operator Telecom Italia has a new call centre in Rome's largest prison where 24 inmates are glued to a computer screen to answer thousands of requests for phone numbersn and addresses everyday.....


What do you think? Its quite good for the prisoners dont you think? so that when they get out, they get work experience! so prolly the next time you call for an operator it might be an ex murderer or rapist giving you phone numbers and addresses.! :D
and suddenly whispers...."I know what you did last summer....."
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bellus-vae wrote:

This is not really a fact, but something that happened. which is weird.... anyway


Italy's biggest phone operator Telecom Italia has a new call centre in Rome's largest prison where 24 inmates are glued to a computer screen to answer thousands of requests for phone numbersn and addresses everyday.....


What do you think? Its quite good for the prisoners dont you think? so that when they get out, they get work experience! so prolly the next time you call for an operator it might be an ex murderer or rapist giving you phone numbers and addresses.! :D


That was very interesting.

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Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale

Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.

The formula for cold cream has hardly changed at all in the 1,700 years since it was originally made by the Roman physician Galen.

When the French Academy was preparing its first dictionary, it defined "crab" as, "A small red fish which walks backwards." This definition was sent with a number of others to the naturalist Cuvier for his approval. The scientist wrote back, "Your definition, gentlemen, would be perfect, only for three exceptions. The crab is not a fish, it is not red and it does not walk backwards." <~~LOL France.
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The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
On a Canadian fifty( Edited ) dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
Building is an American flag.
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture
element.'
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal
category.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen
rows.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that
tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint
plant call Diamond Star.
On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of
Independence Hall is 4:10.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total
is 5050
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South
Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber
machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded
into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it
got "the whole 9 yards."
The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Haley's Comet
came into veiw. When He died in 1910, Haley's Comet came into view again.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered
trademark of AT&T.
The first hard drive available for the Apple ][ had a capacity of
5megabytes.
In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is
measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is
550 megabytes.
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^hmm I haven't seen a 2 dollar bill in years well I might as well go check out that flag. No its a canadian flag. You know what that makes you?... A LIAR!
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Has anyone read the links I gave? they are really interesting!
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Oh, shoot, i've put 2.. i meant 50.

Lol.
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King Tut's penis was recently discovered. It was stolen years ago.
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Uchisasu wrote:

Oh, shoot, i've put 2.. i meant 50.

Lol.


You sir are a liar thats the Red Ensign Its what Canada used before the maple leaf it looks sorta like the American Flag but its not. At that size on a red bill its hard to tell anything. That myth was started by crazy mixed up canadians that thought the states were trying to influence them to move there aka Wacko's.
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Hey look, this is the union jack, and look at the 50$ canadian dollar, does it look like the union jack?

put your glasses on if you need to.
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mauz15 wrote:

Has anyone read the links I gave? they are really interesting!


Psh too long. <- me pretending to be others. I read the three you commented on. I more or less knew about the first two. Good to get some more details nonetheless. Last was the most interesting. I've heard of them before due to their language, but not much beyond that.

Heres some interesting (psh <_<) stuff about parasites. Be careful its creepy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-REOyhRvvj0
http://neurophilosophy.wordpress.com/2006/11/20/brainwashed-by-a-parasite/
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I'm sorry its called the red Ensign... it has a union jack in the top left corner and a crest with 3 maple leafs in the right I'm looking at a 50 right now

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^ there you go.
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And Mauz I looked at the articles the Gravity train is interesting and the guy in the jungle.
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