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The most viewed porn hub content by geography...     IOW,the world map according to Pornhub

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:51 AM, southparkcpa said:

Jets suck.... FACT!😀

FUN facts, he said.... you nincompoop. :tongue7: 

That leaves any and all Jets facts out of the thread.  

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On 6/17/2020 at 12:57 PM, Jetsfan80 said:

At Andrew Jackson's funeral, his pet parrot got kicked out for cursing too much.  

That's one of my favorites.  More of an anecdote than a fact, but I think it counts for these purposes.

yeah.... it would have been disrespectful

"F--k you Abraham Lincoln, you giant ahole" 😂

 

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:17 PM, The Crimson King said:
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  • Billy Crystal's babysitter as a child was Billie Holiday
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I knew that one.  If you've never watched Crystal's tribute to his family, friends and experiences growing up, 700 Sundays, it is a much watch.  

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:17 PM, The Crimson King said:
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  • Basenji dogs cannot bark, only produce a yodeling like sound (which is why basenji led bands often cover Hocus Pocus)
  • My sister-in-law more than makes up for the basenji's inability to bark

LOL  spit my 2nd morning coffee.  Awesome.

And an extra thumbs up for the Hocus Pocus reference.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obdv1jghXAE

 

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There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe. 

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On 6/19/2020 at 10:06 PM, Jetsfan80 said:
  • In 2009, a search of Loch Ness for the monster resulted in finding 100,000 golf balls.
  • 95 % of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
  • 13 Americans have died as a result of a laxative overdose.
  • Male chess players will adopt riskier strategies when playing against beautiful women.
  • McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys.
  • A man in China once sent virtual assassins to kill his son's World of Warcraft character.
  • There are 60  people in Venezuela whose first name is Hitler.
  • Yoda's first name was Minch.
  • Sheep can see behind themselves without moving their heads.
  • Leo Fender couldn't play the guitar.
  • Without bats, there would be no tequila.  
  • Falling in love, on average, costs you two close friends.
  • Work is 3 times more dangerous than war.

Minch?

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Most laugh tracks were recorded in the 50’s. You’re hearing dead people laugh.

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:17 PM, The Crimson King said:
  • Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump (resulting in low rebound totals for elephants in basketball)

I've never seen a caterpiller jump.  Or a worm. 

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8 hours ago, kelticwizard said:

I've never seen a caterpiller jump.  Or a worm. 

Good question, so I had to look it up: 

Caterpillers are insects, which means they have three body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen) and two antennae on their heads

Worms on the other hand are indeed animals

Yeesh, the things one learns from a football forum

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1 hour ago, The Crimson King said:

Good question, so I had to look it up: 

Caterpillers are insects, which means they have three body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen) and two antennae on their heads

Worms on the other hand are indeed animals

Yeesh, the things one learns from a football forum

 

Interesting.  I thought anything it Kingdom Animalia would be considered an animal.  

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At 96-years-old, doctor Henry Heimlich used his maneuver for the first time when he saved the life of a choking victim.

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The first occupational disease ever recorded in medical literature was "chimney sweep's scrotum".  

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Just now, Jetsfan80 said:

The first occupational disease ever recorded in medical literature was "chimney sweep's scrotum".  

Oof

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You're more likely to get a computer virus from visiting religious sites than porn sites.

According to research from security firm Symantec, religious websites carry three times more malware threats than pornography sites. Symantec found that the average number of security threats on religious sites was around 115, compared to adult content sites which carried around 25. In fact, only 2.4 percent of adult sites were infected with malware. The researchers hypothesized that's because porn sites need to generate a profit, so there's a financial incentive to keeping them virus-free to encourage repeat business.

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In 1970, a forty five foot, 8 ton dead whale washed up onto the beach of Florence, Oregon.  Nobody wanted to cut it up and it was too big to move beyond their local capabilities.  So the Highway Division hired a guy to blow it up with a charge of half a short ton of dynamite.

File under BAD IDEAS!

 

 

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The US Military is the largest buyer of explosives. 

Number two?  Disney World.

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For 6 weeks in 1941, the crew of the HMS Trident shared their submarine with a reindeer named Pollyanna.

 

https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/pollyanna-ww2-reindeer-submarine?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

The reindeer that served on a submarine for 6 weeks

 

Pollyanna the reindeer was one of the most unlikely submariners in history.

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A pinnacle of wartime technology, the HMS Trident was supposed to patrol the Atlantic, doing submarine things. Maybe sink a ship or two, enforce the blockade, and smuggle a reindeer from Russia to England. If that last part sounds more like the plot of a Nickelodeon cartoon than a World War II mission, then you clearly don't understand diplomacy.

Our stage is World War II, 1941. America is the Arsenal of Democracy but is not yet formally part of the war. Russia and England are the bookends to a powerful and super-evil Nazi Germany, and Germany is busily invading the latter while trying to contain the former.

Britain and Russia were not natural allies. Britain had interceded in the Russian Civil War in 1918 on the losing side, and many veterans of that war were still kicking in 1941. Some were resentful. Some, certainly, would've cheered if Germany had invaded the British Isles in 1940 and conquered it.

But Hitler made strange bedfellows. And so a Russian bear cuddled up to the British crown, and much canoodling was had by all. But young romances rely on careful gestures, and one side cannot spurn the gift of another. Which brings us to the strange events of the HMS Trident in 1941.

The Trident was sent to fight and kill Nazis in the Arctic, and its patrol took it into contact with a Russian crew. There, the crews exchanged tactics and had to play nice. A slip up on top of the world could cock up the whole alliance to the south. So, the men engaged with one another, were polite, and then the Trident crew prepared to head out for a fight with more German ships.

The Russian admiral hosted the British leaders, and British Commander Geoffrey Sladen mentioned that his wife was having trouble pushing her pram through the snow in England. The admiral had a great idea: The Brits should take one of the reindeer with them, and the reindeer could haul the pram around in England.

Again: This was the international diplomacy equivalent of a new high school romance. If the cute girl passes you a photo of her, even if it also shows her disapproving grandpa and some unsightly dental headgear, you give the photo a kiss, smile at the girl, and then tuck the photo into the door of your locker.

For those who are curious, the reindeer equivalent is: You accept the reindeer, name it Pollyanna, and carefully get it into your submarine by opening the torpedo tube and helping it slip in. You bring a barrel of moss aboard as well, so the young reindeer will have something to eat.

And so the British set sail for another six weeks of wartime patrol. Pollyanna often slept in the captain's cabin next to his bunk. And, according to the BBC, she would trot to the control room and wait for the hatch to open when fresh air was allowed in. The moss eventually ran out, and the crew fed Pollyanna scraps from their meals.

 

When the sub returned to England, it took a bit of work to get Pollyanna back out. The moss and the table scraps had taken their toll, and the young reindeer was too large to make it back out of the torpedo tube. Instead, she was winched out through the top.

Polly went to the zoo and was reportedly happy, though she did have a few quirks from her submarine service. George Malcolmson, a Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archivist, said, "It was rumoured that she never forgot her submarine career, for whenever she heard bells or a sound like a submarine tannoy, she would lower her head as though preparing for diving stations."

Pollyanna died at the zoo five years later, the same week that the HMS Trident was sent to the breakers yard to be reduced for scrap.

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:17 PM, The Crimson King said:

In 2016, more Mozart CD's were sold than Adele or Beyonce CD's (really)

that is hard to believe. Worldwide I assume?

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How bat sh*t crazy was Joseph Stalin?  He was so crazy that even Vladimir Lenin tried to warn the Russians not to let him take power because he was a loose cannon.  Lenin would suffer a stroke before getting a chance to tell the world, and a letter he had written to raise the alarm was handed to his secretary, who was spying on Lenin for Stalin.

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2 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Russia has more surface area than Pluto.

Mekhi Becton has more surface area than Pluto too

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In one hour on a Saturday morning in 1910, 10,000 farmers from Iowa built 380 miles of road.  That covered the entire width of the state.

I assume they didn't use a contractor....

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On 7/6/2020 at 2:24 PM, Jetsfan80 said:

In one hour on a Saturday morning in 1910, 10,000 farmers from Iowa built 380 miles of road.  That covered the entire width of the state.

I assume they didn't use a contractor....

How did the unions feel about this?

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https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2009-11/bread-loving-bird-shuts-down-lhc/

Baguette Dropped From Bird's Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really)

November 5, 2009

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The Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break. First, a coolant leak destroyed some of the magnets that guide the energy beam. Then LHC officials postponed the restart of the machine to add additional safety features. Now, a bird dropping a piece of bread on a section of the accelerator has, according to the Register, shut down the whole operation.

The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.

This incident won't delay the reactivation of the facility later this month, but exposes yet another vulnerability of the what might be the most complex machine ever built. With freak accident after freak accident piling up over at CERN, the idea of time traveling particles returning from the future to prevent their own discovery is beginning to seem less and less far fetched.

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Shot in a duel in which he killed the other man, former US President Andrew Jackson lived 40 years of his life with a bullet in his chest that could not be removed.

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13 minutes ago, AFJF said:

Shot in a duel in which he killed the other man, former US President Andrew Jackson lived 40 years of his life with a bullet in his chest that could not be removed.

There are so many fascinating Andrew Jackson fun facts/anecdotes.  Like the one I posted earlier in the thread:

  

On 6/17/2020 at 12:57 PM, Jetsfan80 said:

At Andrew Jackson's funeral, his pet parrot got kicked out for cursing too much.  

That's one of my favorites.  More of an anecdote than a fact, but I think it counts for these purposes.

 

And this:

On the last day of his presidency, Jackson admitted that he had but two regrets, that he "had been unable to shoot Henry Clay or to hang John C. Calhoun."

John C. Calhoun was his Vice President, lol.

 

And this, a description of the assassination attempt on Jackson's life (the first attempt on a sitting President in US history):

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Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, approached Jackson as he left a congressional funeral held in the House chamber of the Capitol building and shot at him, but his gun misfired. A furious 67-year-old Jackson confronted his attacker, clubbing Lawrence several times with his walking cane. During the scuffle, Lawrence managed to pull out a second loaded pistol and pulled the trigger, but it also misfired. Jackson’s aides then wrestled Lawrence away from the president, leaving Jackson unharmed but angry and, as it turned out, paranoid.

 

That's right.  Jackson beat the assassin so badly that his aides had step in to pull Jackson off of his attacker.  

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Winston Churchill made his own funeral arrangements.  He called the plan "Operation Hope Not".

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Okay, so this may not be a "fun" fact, but I was surprised to hear about it given the prevailing narrative that pushes it.

For years now we've been hearing that Super Bowl Sunday is by far the most dangerous day of the year for women in terms of domestic violence.  Turns out that's not true.

 

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/super-bowl/article239584138.html

 

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Scotland wanted to replicate the Parthenon bigger and cheaper in 1826. It was never completed and is now nicknamed “Scotland’s Disgrace”.

 

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