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Useless fact of the day
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:04:57 AM »
Useless fact of the day: If all retired US ships that now serve as memorials were used to form a new navy, it would rank as the third largest in the world.

What's your favorite nerdy factoid?  The more inane you can go, the better!

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 03:18:15 AM »
okay.
did you know that the 5th note of the treble line in the 13th measure of Chopin's Prelude in E minor is D#?
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 03:18:47 AM »
NO I DID NOT!

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 03:25:05 AM »
was that inane enough for you? ;)
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 03:39:23 AM »
If Texas were its own country, it would be the ___th biggest country.

California is bigger than Japan.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 03:40:50 AM »
See. I knew this thread would be a great idea.  A wonderful excuse for us all to act like idiots.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 04:13:27 AM »
Flavius Josephus was married 4 times- once while in prison, by command of Emperor Vespasian.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 07:18:54 AM »

Dogs kill more people every year in the USA than sharks and poisonous snakes combined.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 07:45:06 AM »
I wonder how she is doing today.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 12:42:41 AM »
Really didn't want to know that, to be honest.

But, my new outcry will be, "Holy Poo-Eating Sloths, Batman!"

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 01:09:08 AM »
Benjamin Franklin's slaves were named King and George.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 01:59:24 AM »
Hammerhead sharks have six senses. They can sense electro-magnetic waves with receptors on their weird shaped heads.
So yes, the program will cost $1tn

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2010, 03:41:14 AM »
Hammerhead sharks have six senses. They can sense electro-magnetic waves with receptors on their weird shaped heads.

as well as most, if not all sharks.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 06:05:54 AM »
Ted Haggard is not completely heterosexual.
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