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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3225 on: March 09, 2018, 02:38:48 PM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.

"He's drowning! Somebody blow some smoke up his ass!"  :roflolmao:

Yup. Apparently there were rescue kits containing these hanging in various places near the water.

I too listen to NSTAAF. :)

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3226 on: March 11, 2018, 11:12:39 AM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.

"He's drowning! Somebody blow some smoke up his ass!"  :roflolmao:

Yup. Apparently there were rescue kits containing these hanging in various places near the water.

I too listen to NSTAAF. :)

I don't know what an n-staaf is, but I got it off my calendar. }|<o)

Maybe the No Such Thing As A Fish podcasters have the same calendar. They work for QI (Quite Interesting), hosted by Stephen Fry until 2016 when Sandi Toksvig took over.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3227 on: March 12, 2018, 02:57:05 PM »
Vomiting and diarhea are common symptoms of colds in babies. 

Actually that could be useful if you are prone to panics regarding your baby's health.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3228 on: March 12, 2018, 05:34:39 PM »
Vomiting and diarrhoea are symptoms of being a baby.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3229 on: March 13, 2018, 04:13:00 AM »
Benjamin Franklin's slaves were named King and George.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3230 on: March 13, 2018, 11:56:20 AM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3231 on: March 13, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.
Now summoning werecow...

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3232 on: March 13, 2018, 06:00:44 PM »
In an atlas listing of cities and towns, communities whose population count begins with the digit 1 will occur about 6 times more than communities whose population count begins with the digit 9.

This is Benford's Law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3233 on: March 13, 2018, 10:53:22 PM »
In an atlas listing of cities and towns, communities whose population count begins with the digit 1 will occur about 6 times more than communities whose population count begins with the digit 9.

This is Benford's Law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law

That law always bends my brain. I have to accept it as true, but it feels as wrong as the Monty Hall Problem.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3234 on: March 15, 2018, 12:56:57 PM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.
Now summoning werecow...

Hah. I'm a cow who sometimes turns into a human. Totally different thing.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3235 on: March 15, 2018, 01:06:43 PM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.
Now summoning werecow...

Hah. I'm a cow who sometimes turns into a human. Totally different thing.
Shouldn't you be Cowwere then?

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3236 on: March 15, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.
Now summoning werecow...

Hah. I'm a cow who sometimes turns into a human. Totally different thing.
Shouldn't you be Cowwere then?

Are cowweres related to these?
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3237 on: March 17, 2018, 10:52:07 PM »
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder whereby the individual suffers under the delusion that they are a cow.
Now summoning werecow...

Hah. I'm a cow who sometimes turns into a human. Totally different thing.
Shouldn't you be Cowwere then?

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3238 on: March 29, 2018, 07:31:20 PM »
Author Michael Crichton's first name was John.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3239 on: August 19, 2018, 09:06:06 PM »
In 2011, Russia finally decided to classify beer as an alcoholic beverage. Prior to that, anything with less than 10% alcohol was considered a foodstuff.
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