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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2010, 06:05:59 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.

and some rays too.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2010, 06:08:40 AM »
The Silver Surfer's real name is Norrin Radd.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2010, 06:59:36 AM »
Dumbo the elephant's real name was "Jumbo Junior".
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2010, 10:44:32 AM »
There is no anatomical term for "the back of the knee".

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 11:24:51 AM »
the Boston Red Sox were the last Major League team to "integrate". In some of their marketing materials they tout the fact that they gave a try out to Jackie Robinson before the Brooklyn Dodgers, but they neglect to mention that the try out was forced upon them by a progressive Boston City Council member who threatened to sanction them if they did not, and despite attendance at the try out being restricted to select members of the Boston press, Red Sox ownership and management, and a few community leaders, Robinson was subjected to racial epithets and taunting from the small group of onlookers in the stands.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 11:34:48 AM »
Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual.

This isn't a lying thread.

True: Unfermented beer is called Wort, while unfermented wine is called Must.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2010, 11:53:09 AM »
Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual.

This isn't a lying thread.

But he said so himself!
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” Charles Darwin

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2010, 11:55:30 AM »
Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual.

This isn't a lying thread.

But he said so himself!
And Nick Santorum claimed WMDs were found in Iraq. What's your point?

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2010, 12:59:12 PM »
Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual.

This isn't a lying thread.

But he said so himself!
And Nick Santorum claimed WMDs were found in Iraq. What's your point?

Wait, there weren't any WMD's in Iraq?  FUCK!

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2010, 01:04:18 PM »
Useless fact of the day:  "Santorum" is also the name of a disgusting sex related thing.  Look it up.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2010, 01:06:19 PM »
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2010, 01:08:16 PM »
Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual.

This isn't a lying thread.

But he said so himself!
And Nick Santorum claimed WMDs were found in Iraq. What's your point?

Wait, there weren't any WMD's in Iraq?  FUCK!

It was a translation error:

Deep within a hidden bunker south of Baghdad, Saddam Hussein inspects his weapons of ass destruction.




Useless fact of the day:  "Santorum" is also the name of a disgusting sex related thing.  Look it up.

I'm pretty sure the Santorum family got it's name as a result of having been willing to engage in sex acts that resulted in spilled Santorum back when they were prostitutes in the middle ages. I guess this means Nick Santorum's career hasn't changed much from that of his ancestors.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2010, 01:15:45 PM »
Human beings only use 10% of their brains.  Also, people in Nigeria are very generous -- they've promised me millions of dollars in exchange for just a few thousand dollars.  Suckers!
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2010, 01:35:48 PM »
I thought this was facts

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2010, 01:40:36 PM »
Well, technically, a fact that is wrong would be useless, and it's Useless Facts, so I'd say it's all in good fun.

But yeah, you're right.

Wal-Mart's off-brand for Dr. Pepper is called DR. THUNDER!!!

EDIT:  I looked all over the internet for a picture of Thor wearing a stethoscope, but I couldn't find one.
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