Random Facts!

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

  1. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    Otters sleep holding hands.
  2. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    Awwww...innit cuuuuuuuuute?

  3. Rood

    Rood Active Member


    The stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes - a phosphene is a phenomenon characterised by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye.
  4. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    I just -had- to bump this thread bevause I learnt this weekend that most cats are lactose intolerant.

    How did I learn this? I fed my kitty about 5g of butter and I may as well have just given him catnip, he was freaking out big time. His pupils were super dilated, he was tearing about the house and running off at the slightest sound, and he also spent a good hour trying to eat his own tail and leg... pretty funny in a slightly terrifying way.

    So yeah, don't give your cats lactose.
  5. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    How weird is that? There goes the whole stereotypical cats drink milk thing.
  6. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    I know! Though if you buy actual pet milk from a supermarket or the like, you'll see that it's lactose free.
  7. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    Oh lawd I need to tell my mother, she likes to 'treat' my sister's cat.

    RF: 100 years ago there were 4 billion less of us on this planet

  8. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    I wonder how many there'll be in another 100 years :eek:
  9. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    I Googled and recent models/data suggest it could be 11bn. Scary stuff.
  10. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit <i>Forum Clock</i>

    We are very over-populated now which will get worse, and that of course presents many problems for the future (food, fuel, infrastructure etc). Just read a book loosely based on this and to be frank, it's pretty scary. :sad:
  11. 830

    830 Member

    Only two Sikh people live in Turkey.

    When Michael Foot was put in charge of a nuclear disarmament committee, The Times ran the headline "Foot Heads Arms Body".

    There is a French expression for a woman on her period, "Les Anglais sont arriv├ęs", which means "The English have arrived".

    There is a type of jellyfish that is essentially immortal.
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  12. TheQuestion

    TheQuestion New Member

    RF: The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.
  13. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    That is truly random.

    RF: The sun physically dips below the horizon before we see 'it' disappear at sunset, what we're actually seeing is a mirage. Relevant video:

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  14. Helinos_

    Helinos_ New Member

    Humans will develop a car that runs on air by 2014...
    I think
  15. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    Already done!

  16. Deadlock

    Deadlock Pacmonster

    I haven't seen one and it's a year late!

    RF ...

    In the film Back to the Future 2 .... there are actually 4 DeLoreans in the same 1955.

    1) The one where Original Marty is trying to get back to 1985 (no plutonium)
    2) The one in which Marty and Doc are trying to alter the "bad" timeline - Mr Fusion on the back, and flies around
    3) The one in which Biff goes back and gives his younger self the Almanac
    4) The one that's in a cave since 1885, with broken time / flying circuitry that Doc hid, after being sent back to the old west.

    Messes with your head, this time travelling malarky.
  17. Deadlock

    Deadlock Pacmonster

    Here's one.

    A 99 Ice Cream is called a 99 ... because of the chocolate flake that gets pushed in. There are 99 of those in the yellow Flake box in the ice cream van. Fact! :razz:

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