Mind=Blown :: Please post some fun facts - (no politics on this one please). (+10)
says VicZinc on May 13th 18 (#819771)
Netflix spent $0 on marketing it's DVD rental business in 2014, however 6 million people still used it.
says SynysterGates on May 13th 18 (#2760315)
Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun
in 2015, more people were killed from injuries trying to take a selfie than by shark attacks!
says Rooster on May 13th 18 (#2760321)
As long as there are no Kingons blocking the way. (continuation of the sentence with the picture.)
says JerryHendrickson on May 13th 18 (#2760324)
says VicZinc on May 13th 18 (#2760325)
The new "referee" avatar is perfect.
says JerryHendrickson on May 13th 18 (#2760339)
In Carmel, CA, it is unlawful for a man to go outside wearing a mismatched jacket and pants! (Truly!)
says JanHaskell on May 13th 18 (#2760334)
geese have serrated tongues!!! like... with teeth! theyre called "tomia" though cuz birds cant produce enamel
says astral_queen on May 13th 18 (#2760351)
The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
says DandyDon on May 13th 18 (#2760409)
Now that's disheartening!
says JanHaskell on May 14th 18 (#2760624)
I never buy lottery tickets.
Trying to keep the odds in my favor.
says DandyDon on May 14th 18 (#2760633)
Nonfat dry milk comes from dehydrated cows.
says azlotto on May 13th 18 (#2760410)
Most farts occur when a person is asleep. If you hold in your farts during the day, they’ll likely find their way out while you’re snoozing.
says Sunny_the_skeptic on May 13th 18 (#2760417)
Although the moon is closest to earth, every planet in our solar system fits between the two with room to spare.
says ForkNdaRoad on May 13th 18 (#2760470)
says Zolfie on May 14th 18 (#2760681)
Um... about that spider... does it matter exactly where on the body it bites its victim?
says Thinkerbell on May 14th 18 (#2760700)
Just a picture I found... but a quick search
Brazilian Wandering Spider - the most deadly in the world.
The species is deadly and its venom can kill a human in just two hours - but can also give male victims a painful four-hour ****.
says Zolfie on May 14th 18 (#2760703)
You mean the **** lasts for two hours after the guy dies...?
says Thinkerbell on May 14th 18 (#2760705)
All I know is what it said. Though "can" implies it might or it might not as well. Also even if he lives, it's painful...
Though it sounds like they normally don't inject enough venom to kill an adult human.
Here is a link if you want to know more.
says Zolfie on May 14th 18 (#2760976)
Maybe the guy could assuage some of the pain by making good use of the **** while it lasts.
says Thinkerbell on May 14th 18 (#2760980)
I think that would make it more painful... as I think the problem is the venom makes TOO MUCH blood flow... so increasing the blood flow even more would raise the likely of pain and killing him...
But hey, if you want you want to try to assuage some of their pain, that's up to you.
Personally, I don't think me or my SO want to be anywhere near ANY spiders... unless, you know... I'm going to get spiderman powers from it
says Zolfie on May 14th 18 (#2760989)
Hey, Spiderman can do all kinds of marvelous things...
Go for it.
says Thinkerbell on May 14th 18 (#2760992)
Um... well... he (or more likely, she) needs to lose some weight.
says Thinkerbell on May 15th 18 (#2761185)
Well, it's either a she or a he with large moobs.
Yeah, that's better.
says Thinkerbell on May 15th 18 (#2761296)
Why, did you misplace it?
says Thinkerbell on May 15th 18 (#2761306)
oh and what do people who study such things say it is?
says Zolfie on May 15th 18 (#2761329)
They say they disagree. Nobody can actually prove their supposition, or even present a convincing persuasion. So far we have blood flow, muscle contractions, air currents, ambient low level noise, and a variety of things that I didn't even bother to remember.
says that_guy on May 15th 18 (#2761372)
So you've gotta be that_guy, that_guy who pops a simple picture boys dream just because nobody knows... be that_guy that let's an imaginary boyit a seashell dream
says Zolfie on May 15th 18 (#2761479)
99% of the gas you produce do not smell.
Men and woman fart equally.
Meat causes flatulence since they are high in FODMAPs.
Farts have been clocked at 10 feet/second.
No idea what FODMAPS are and apparently one of these facts is false!No idea which.
says Blewynanifail on May 14th 18 (#2760711)
"Farts have been clocked at 10 feet/second."
That is just a dum thing to say. The only thing you could measure is the speed of sound.
says that_guy on May 15th 18 (#2761328)
plural noun: FODMAPs
one of a group of compounds thought to contribute to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and similar gastrointestinal disorders. The term is used mainly with reference to a diet that is low in these compounds (which are mainly carbohydrates).
"foods high in FODMAPs include barley, yogurt, apples, apricots, pears, and cauliflower"
That line about meat sounds wonky to me. Nutritionists tell us that gas is produced when food is not fully digested, so it is broken down by microbes that produce foul smelling gas. Meat is broken down by acids in the stomach, not microbes in the gut, so if you get gas from meat, you're in a heap o' trouble and the gas is not the worst part of it.
You can put an end to intestinal gas by just eating yogurt every day. The yogurt bacteria crowd out all other organisms, and they only eat lactose, so no gas. Trouble is it is hard as h*ll to know if the yogurt you buy actually has live yogurt bacteria in it.
Speaking again about fodmaps, it is unfortunate that links to meanings don't also link to explanations of derivations. The blurb quoted above is head-thumpingly stupid when compared to related knowledge. Yogurt, for instance, has no connection to gastrointestinal disorders.
says that_guy on May 15th 18 (#2761375)
How many people have been sworn into office as POTUS? 43, 44, 45 or 46?
says Chuck_Tom on May 14th 18 (#2760736)
says JanHaskell on May 14th 18 (#2760870)
The man who blows my mind: Pablo Escobar
The fact that he had so much money that he spent $4000 on rubber bands for cash, money would get spoilt as rats would nibble on it and that he burnt millions to keep his hypothermic daughter warm.
says ZaraZooper on May 14th 18 (#2760738)
Also, add these days to your planner:
Take your Houseplant for a walk Day- 27 July
Put tour Pillow kn a Fridge Day- May 29
says ZaraZooper on May 14th 18 (#2760741)
Take your houseplant for a walk.... 🤯
says Basic on May 14th 18 (#2760745)
I do not think he was abducted by Aliens, also it’s more of a story than a fact.. 😐
Jim Sullivan released his debut album, U.F.O., in 1969 and played to devoted crowds at a regular gig in Malibu, Calif., in the early '70s. Despite hanging out with movie stars, fame eluded him. In 1975, he left Los Angeles, and his wife and son, to head to Nashville; he thought he could catch a break there. But Sullivan never made it to Tennessee — somewhere in the New Mexico desert, he disappeared, never to be seen again.
The mysterious nature of his disappearance is amplified by Jim Sullivan's cryptic lyrics — on U.F.O., he talks about long highways, leaving his family behind and being abducted by aliens in the desert.
"He leaves L.A. in March 1975, and he has $120 in his pocket, so he starts driving in his little VW bug, and 15 hours later, he's outside Santa Rosa, N..M," Matt Sullivan says. "He checks into a local motel. Soon after, his car is found is found 26 miles from the motel, and he's never seen or heard from ever again."
says ZaraZooper on May 14th 18 (#2760742)
I think he was abducted by aliens. 👽
says Basic on May 14th 18 (#2760746)
The national animal of Scotland is Unicorn
says Basic on May 14th 18 (#2760744)
The distance from earth to sun is called an astronomical unit, AU. It happens that the number of AU in a light year is nearly equal to the number of inches in a mile. Imagine the earth to be one inch away from the sun. At this scale the sun is less than one hundredth inch wide, just a speck of dust. The entire solar system would fit within a man's outstretched arms. The nearest star is another speck of dust FOUR MILES away.
says that_guy on May 15th 18 (#2761333)
says Basic on May 16th 18 (#2761744)
And Texans will elect anybody
says Zolfie on May 15th 18 (#2761523)
Some fun facts are boring.
says Crimson on May 17th 18 (#2762305)