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Canonised

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Hope members here who got interesting facts, and would like to share with others, please continue.... ...:angel:

DID you know that ......

--- the first person in the world to send an email is the Hungarian Janos Kemeny. Not sure who was the receiver thou...:think:

--- Iceland has the largest number of hot springs in the world.
 

Deadpoet

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The smallest country on earth is Vatican City at 0.2 sq miles, with a population of 770. The next smallest is Monaco, at 0.7 sq miles, with a population of 32,000.
 

dawgbyte77

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ortega said:
Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
Actualy Earth is kinda based on the deity Gaia (coincidentally mean Mother Earth). :)

Smiley first appeared in New York Herald Tribune on March 10, 1953. Long before emails were invented. Source : Smile! Because I say so.
 

hanafi

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Singapore will never win the World Cup
 

fotoudavid

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hanafi said:
Singapore will never win the World Cup
things will not happen will happen, maybe 150 years down the road, if there's still world cup:bsmilie:
 

dEthANGeL

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-- You can never lick the tip of your elbow :rolleyes:
 

Firefox

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dEthANGeL said:
-- You can never lick the tip of your elbow :rolleyes:
8 out of 10 people will attempt to do so after reading this.

OT: Actually, there are some people who are able to do it. Just that extremely few people can do it.
 

sk.images

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Firefox said:
8 out of 10 people will attempt to do so after reading this.

OT: Actually, there are some people who are able to do it. Just that extremely few people can do it.
The question isn't can you lick your elbow, but why would you want to?
 

ortega

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Origin of Murphy's Law

n the early 1950s Dr. Paul Stapp M.D. (USAF) had begun experiments to explore deceleration and the limits of the human body. Stapp himself would strap himself into rocket sleds, accelerate to near mach 1 and then decelerate back to zero in mear seconds. In his last runs he would endure up to 47 G of deceleration.

During the project Stapp coined the phrase, "anything that can go wrong will go wrong," naming it Murphy's Law after a member of his team.

Stapp would go on to run the Man High program (the first to put a man over 100,000 feet) and the Excelsior program that culminated in the highest parachute jump when Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,000 feet on August 16, 1960.
 

michhy

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Did you know that even God himself doesn't know whether the chicken comes first or the egg first?
 

sk.images

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Ok, here's a few more....

- Clinophobia is the fear of beds

- The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue

- Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000
 

dawgbyte77

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dEthANGeL said:
-- You can never lick the tip of your elbow :rolleyes:
Fact: I can't. But part of my elbow is wet.

Fact 2: The dome of PJ2 can set my white balance better than a pringle cover.
 

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