Random Facts!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rood, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    I love learning all sorts of new and random things so I thought it would be cool if we had a thread to share all the crazy facts we learn!

    For instance, I found out yesterday that there are approximately 1.6 millions ants for every human being on this planet. This is disgusting but so cool because ants are all about claiming territory and this is how they do it!

    So please feel free to post and share your facts with the rest of the forum! :razz:
     
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  2. ICHI

    ICHI New Member

  3. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    Aww. I promise I did look first, just not very well it seems :(

    Someone with power feel please free to delete thissssssss.
     
  4. Sorsie

    Sorsie New Member

    TBH this thread is probably easier as we're not necroing old threads or whatever it's called.

    Uhhh... Random fact.

    A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old.
     
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  5. Capt_Sparrow

    Capt_Sparrow Active Member

    The Head of State of Japan, Akihito, is the only remaining emperor in the world.

    Btw, do these random facts have to be true?
     
  6. Alessadri

    Alessadri Forum Skull

    Lol. Facts are supposed to be true? de facto?

    Titin, the largest known protein, is also the longest word in any language.

    (The full chemical name is 189,819 letters long.)
     
  7. 2.0

    2.0 Super Moderator

    You inherit mitochondrial DNA only from your mother.


    For random facts do have a look at http://atlasobscura.com/

    One of my favorite sites on the web.
     
  8. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Heh, nice idea for a new thread. You never know, one of these random facts might come up in a pub quiz or such like.

    Saying that, my random fact comes from a question in the most recent pub quiz I went to.

    RFact: The longest ever film title has 42 words. This is the full title.

    "Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D"
    Link
     
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  9. jenni939706

    jenni939706 Twirl Princess

    i know nothing :(
    except. 1) db is oddone number one and 2) sparrow is oddone number 2 and 3) i so tired......
     
  10. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    A female ferret will die if she is not mated with :(
     
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    Rood Active Member

  12. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    The first product to have a bar-code was gum.
     
  13. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    Mosquitos are repelled by banana.
     
  14. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    Ha. You love females ;D

    Over hundreds of years, thousands of ostriches have been watched by researchers and there hasn't been one single recorded case of an ostrich burying it's head in the sand.
     
  15. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

    So jealous! ...Except that I don't have four feet... But that's so cool!
     
  16. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    A shark has to keep moving in the water. If it stays still or is dragged backwards through water, it drowns.
     
  17. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
     
  18. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    Always wondered why this was the case and now I know!

    A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.
     
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  19. 830

    830 Member

    London Underground: The Northern Line is the line that stretches furthest south.
     
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  20. KittyKatt

    KittyKatt New Member

    Headaches are a bad excuse not to have good sex. Not just any sex. :p


    If a statue of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, then the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air then the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the Horse has all four legs on the ground, then the person died of natural causes
     
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