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The crazy fact thread

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by panchoman, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    Ok, theres a lot of crazy facts out there.. and its time we share all of these crazy facts!

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    Rules:

    -Only one crazy fact per post
    -dont double post
    -must be true... these are FACTS and not opinions

    i'll start,

    did you know that cat urine glows under a black light?
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    Yeah, it's because of the ammonia (which obviously also glows under a black light)

    Some poisonous Scorpions also glow under a black light.
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    I got this in a random email but somewhat interesting:

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
    John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
    John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960..

    Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
    Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

    Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
    Both Presidents were shot in the head

    Now it gets really weird.

    Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
    Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

    Both were assassinated by Southerners.
    Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

    Both assassins were known by their three names.
    Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

    Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
    Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
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    Yeah I read that before, they're called time twins or whatever... pretty freaky.
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    Yeah they were actually aiming for 10GHz. They were willing to make each clock cycle do as little work as possible to get there stable. But they had an epic fail when they finally realized thier shit wasn't going anywhere but down the toilet... then they took another shit and slapped both shits onto one wafer and went LOOK EVERYBODY DUAL CORE WOOOOOOOOO

    Then AMD flushed the toiled and forced Intel to develop Core 2...
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    Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
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    heh I thought it was 8
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    Could be lol, it was just off the top of my head :p
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    On average, it's actually around eight minutes.


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    LOL

    When polled 40% of americans over the age 18 replied "what?"

    :laugh::toast:

    just kidding, but seriously:
    After several debates, astronomers have determined the age of the universe by using a Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. By examining the microwave background radiation that WMAP provided, astronomers were able to pin down the age of the universe, accurate to 1%, to 13.7 billion years old.
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