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message 1: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
Hi guys (: Sorry i haven't been active lately. Now that holidays are here, however, I won't miss a thing!!
I think it's nice to know random things, and I'm sure you do, too (does Libra ring a bell for the ladies) :D

So, to start off with a good, genuine random fact:

1. The modern flushing toilet was invented by Thomas Crapper.

2. No piece of paper can be folded in half more then 7 times.

3. On average, women utter 7000 words a day. Men just reach 2000. XD

I'll keep them coming... ;)


message 2: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda Caitlin wrote: "Hi guys (: Sorry i haven't been active lately. Now that holidays are here, however, I won't miss a thing!!
I think it's nice to know random things, and I'm sure you do, too (does Libra ring a bell..."


Loving those facts so far!

Fact
* A horse is 14.3 hands heigh and over
* There are seven books in the Harry Potter series
* a racehorses horseshoe is called a 'racing plate' because it is lighter and made of aluminium

(sorry if the above facts are poor!) x


message 3: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Haha I love these!

Ok...
Letuce are part of the Sunflower family.

Leonado da Vinci could draw with one hand while playing tennis with the other.

Androphobia is the fear of men.

In New York (I think) it is illegal to park your giraffe on the foot path. -I love that one XD


message 4: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
:) i love them all!
(this one rachel knows)

The wedding ring goes on the finger it does because in Ancient Roman times, it was believed that that finger is the only one with a vein that goes straight to your heart <3

The most common name in the world is Mohammad

The actress who played Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter was actually 37 years old (in the second one)

XD


message 5: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Carrots were originally purple


message 6: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda I am loving all these random fun facts!! x


message 7: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
;) they're great, aren't they?


message 8: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Fact: I love this topic

*lame, I know, but someone had to say it ;)*


message 9: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)


message 10: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Fact: Caitlin is annoying!


message 11: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (Iwanttocrawlintobookslivethere) | 13 comments I shall join in on the random fact fun!

"60 Minutes" on CBS is the only TV show to not have a theme song or music

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women XD

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury...

The average person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator in their life :O

And my favorite....
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors :)


message 12: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
;)
i have to agree with you there, rachel
XD

ivy, your's are cool, especially the dueling one. awesome.
and hamza, i knew the first 2 of yours; trust you to come up with something sciency ;D


message 13: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
1. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Robbers (:

2. Icecream was invented in china in about 2000BC

3. On average people spend about 2 weeks in their lifetime waiting for traffic lights to change!


message 15: by Hank (new)

Hank (HankOhitsjustameerfleshwound) | 27 comments there's no pepper in Dr. Pepper


message 16: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (Iwanttocrawlintobookslivethere) | 13 comments When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop. Including your heart.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year


I love all the facts!


message 17: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda fact: writers block is having a momentary lack of inspiration/ ideas.


message 18: by Sage of Souls (new)

Sage of Souls (SageofSouls) | 148 comments Caitlin wrote: "HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)"


(( What's gay? ... ))

Fact: 95% of all statistics are made up, including this one.

Fact: The other 5% of statistics are inacurate, including this one.

Fact: If you spell out each number, it will take you a thousand numbers to find the first letter in the alphabet.

Fact: There are no words in the English language that have four consecutive letters from the alphabet appear consecutively in its name.

Fact: Most fun facts are common sense.

Fact: Half of all other fun facts are made up.

Fact: The other half are derived from scientific discoveries.

Fact: Most fun facts are already known by the general public and are never new to everyone (with the exception of scientific fun facts).

Fact: Most non-scientific fun facts take about ten seconds to make up.

Fact: Chances are, if you make up a fun fact, someone else has already made it up before you.


message 19: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (Iwanttocrawlintobookslivethere) | 13 comments SageofSouls wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)"

(( What's gay? ... ))

Fact: 95% of all statistics are made up, including this one.

Fact: The other 5% of statistics are inacurate, including this one.

Fac..."


haha yours are funny...

12 newborns are given to the wrong parents every day O.O Poor babies...


message 20: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
SageofSouls wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)"

(( What's gay? ... ))

Fact: 95% of all statistics are made up, including this one.

Fact: The other 5% of statistics are inacurate, including this one.

Fac..."


oh, just rachel's comment, but i still love it <3
;)
nice facts everyone! :D


message 21: by Sage of Souls (new)

Sage of Souls (SageofSouls) | 148 comments Caitlin wrote: "SageofSouls wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)"

(( What's gay? ... ))

Fact: 95% of all statistics are made up, including this one.

Fact: The other 5% of statistics are inacurate, incl..."



(( ... I don't think using the word "gay" to describe something that is not related to homosexuality is offensive... I'm not gay, but I don't take predigest offenses lightly. And this being a young author's group, I would expect people to not be ignorant about such things... I'm sorry if this comes off as rude, but I don't find that comment humorous in the least bit... I'm sorry, but this is something I concern myself with as I have several friends who would take offense to that, whether you tried to be insulting or not... And some of those friends are on this site... ))


message 22: by Melissa (last edited Sep 26, 2012 04:12PM) (new)

Melissa Here are some of mine!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist

Cats sleep 70% of their lives

Al Capone's older brother was a police officer

Adolf Hitler had his own private train car called 'Amerika'

Broccoli is the food with the most anti-cancer properties

Scrabble was originally called 'Criss Cross Words'

Oral-B tooth brushes were the first to go to the moon when they were on board Apollo-11

New Jersey has a spoon museum


message 23: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Sage of souls, we're sorry :(
It's an inside joke that doesn't actually reflect offence on any sexual preference. Thankyou for raising your concerns, it won't be used again :)


message 24: by Sage of Souls (new)

Sage of Souls (SageofSouls) | 148 comments (( Thank you; I appreciate it. I'm sorry, I did not know it was an inside joke, but I still find offense in using such words or phrases to mean something else. ))


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
totally understand :)
Now back to facts!

Marilyn Manroe had six toes on one of her feet!


message 26: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
SageofSouls wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "SageofSouls wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "HA! GAAAAAAAAY!!!
;)"

(( What's gay? ... ))

Fact: 95% of all statistics are made up, including this one.

Fact: The other 5% of statistics are..."


Sorry to bring this up again, guys, but SagofSouls, i just read your comment then (so i haven't ignored it) and i thank you for bringing up the issue because i guess it's made me realise that it can be offensive in some ways. i personally didn't use it to offend, like Rachel said, it's an inside joke and a quotey thing from a video. So i'm sorry if i caused any offence, and thanks for bringing it up :)


1. Octopus' have 3 hearts :)


message 27: by Sage of Souls (new)

Sage of Souls (SageofSouls) | 148 comments (( It's ok; I didn't think you meant it as offense, but I just wanted to state that I wasn't comfortable with the way it was used. I thank you all again for your understanding. ))

Koala Bears are not bears, but are marsupials.

Koala Bears are the only members of its taxonomy family.


message 28: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (Iwanttocrawlintobookslivethere) | 13 comments Just thought you guys should know that human thigh bones are stronger than concrete :) that's all I got for now!


message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ivy wrote: "Just thought you guys should know that human thigh bones are stronger than concrete :) that's all I got for now!"

O.O wow! that's crazy!


message 30: by Ivy (new)

Ivy (Iwanttocrawlintobookslivethere) | 13 comments I know...But I don't adivise taking a sledge hammer to your thigh ;)


message 31: by Melissa (new)

Melissa lol


message 32: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
Tolkien died on the 2nd of September, 1983 (If I remember correctly, I read it somewhere)

:""""") rip


message 33: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda Fact: whilst i am busy writing to a deadline, i am very stressed!


message 34: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Lucinda wrote: "Fact: whilst i am busy writing to a deadline, i am very stressed!"

Haha, aren't we all?


message 35: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin (ElspethGordie) | 196 comments Mod
^wow, really? that's incredible...

Fact: Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying

Fact: 2 days after their marriage, both Hitler and his wife committed suicide...

Fact: 'I never said she stole my money' has 7 different meaning depending on the word you stress

Fact: According to some old myths, birthmarks show where you got killed in your last life..

annnnnnd

Fact: if you type in 'do a barrel roll' on google, the whole page will spin


message 36: by Melissa (new)

Melissa OMFG i tried the last one and it worked that is so trippy!


message 37: by Lucinda (new)

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I love this one...
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message 38: by Melissa (new)

Melissa what's scatter batter?


message 39: by Melissa (new)

Melissa O.O that doesn't sound fun at all.


message 40: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Gee I wonder why?


message 41: by Alexis (new)

Alexis (Answer_Unknown) | 26 comments Was that game inspired by spies in WWII or something? Anyway, this may seem weird but i kind of want to try that game, the whole idea of defending the letter seems interesting, and just out of curiosity,if hurt, are the defenders allowed to retaliate?


message 42: by Alexis (last edited Nov 06, 2012 11:59PM) (new)

Alexis (Answer_Unknown) | 26 comments Look i still think this a game that can be won with a little planning and strategy.

maybe if half the team is weak appearing, but can run fast, or really small then more of the attacking team will concentrate of the not so weak members, allowing the weak members to only have a few people on their tail whom they can easily ditch it they are fast runners or really small and flexible (so that they can hide in unexpected places). Mean while the not so weak members work together convincing the slightly less people they have attacking them to stop before the people who have gone after the weak come back. This way by splitting the attacking group you have a slight more chance to win if you are in the defending team.

Sorry, i usually think too much, though of course the above mentioned method can only work if the defenders are allowed to move around and if the attackers do not have an over-thinker on their side.


message 43: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Velliya) | 441 comments Mod
These are all awesome!

Fact: Slender is one of the scarriest games known to man
O.o


message 44: by Alexis (new)

Alexis (Answer_Unknown) | 26 comments Does the game have a rule book or hand book or something? It is a little confusing.


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