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Subject: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/19/10 at 4:57 pm



Anyone like useless facts?  If this has been out here before it is because I didn't look really hard for it.  IF you like these useless facts and have some to add, then please do so. 

Interesting yet useless facts:

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

There are only four words in the English language that end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula."

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.




Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/10 at 5:08 pm

And Leo's getting larger.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/19/10 at 6:35 pm

http://In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

I always thought it was 12:00am ? ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/19/10 at 9:52 pm

about 1000 hummingbird eggs fit into one ostrich egg

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/19/10 at 9:53 pm

lard (or animal fat) is in TNT

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/19/10 at 9:54 pm

Chiclin is the substance that makes gum chewey (or used to) it is the sap of a tree.  Chiclin, Chicklett's

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Bobo on 07/19/10 at 10:05 pm


The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.

Untrue, but too often quoted to be accepted any other way. The words scraunched, schmaltzed, and, at a stretch, squirrelled, are longer.


No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Also untrue. Consider the words granth, borange (or indeed Gorringe), chilver, and hirple.



There are only four words in the English language that end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

My dictionary lists 48, including the rather dangerous-sounding jeapordous.


A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Also untrue. Goldfish have been known to respond identically to the same situation three months apart.


"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Also untrue. There are at least three fifteen letter words which have the same property.

Otherwise... full marks for obscurity and peculiarness. :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/10 at 10:16 pm


about 1000 hummingbird eggs fit into one ostrich egg


the human head weighs eight pounds

your foot is the same length as you arm from your wrist to your elbow

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/20/10 at 6:07 am


the human head weighs eight pounds

your foot is the same length as you arm from your wrist to your elbow

Does that mean that an arms race and a foot race are the same thing?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/20/10 at 6:34 am




Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/20/10 at 6:43 am

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.

"Won't you be his neighbor"?  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/20/10 at 10:08 am


"Won't you be his neighbor"?  ;D


no! I attract enough crazy religious people as it is... plus he's dead.....  :P

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/20/10 at 3:12 pm


no! I attract enough crazy religious people as it is... plus he's dead.....  :P


No! Really?  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/20/10 at 3:42 pm


No! Really?  ::)


yep....really... on both counts...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/20/10 at 4:13 pm


No! Really?  ::)


Yes, Howard, Mr. Rogers died a few years ago.  :\'( In fact I changed the word "is" to "was" when I posted these useless facts, since it must have been written while Fred Rogers was still among the living.  His show was on Channel 13 WQED in Pittsburgh, Pa.  That was the educational channel when I was growing up.  So if you want to be Fred's neighbor, you can't really do it above ground.  Ya up for the challenge? 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/20/10 at 10:01 pm


Yes, Howard, Mr. Rogers died a few years ago.  :\'( In fact I changed the word "is" to "was" when I posted these useless facts, since it must have been written while Fred Rogers was still among the living.  His show was on Channel 13 WQED in Pittsburgh, Pa.  That was the educational channel when I was growing up.  So if you want to be Fred's neighbor, you can't really do it above ground.  Ya up for the challenge? 
Do they have Pathmark there???



;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/20/10 at 10:22 pm


Yes, Howard, Mr. Rogers died a few years ago.  :\'( In fact I changed the word "is" to "was" when I posted these useless facts, since it must have been written while Fred Rogers was still among the living.  His show was on Channel 13 WQED in Pittsburgh, Pa.  That was the educational channel when I was growing up.  So if you want to be Fred's neighbor, you can't really do it above ground.  Ya up for the challenge? 



I was just acting sarcastically,I knew he died in February 2003.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/20/10 at 10:26 pm


Do they have Pathmark there???



;D ;D ;D


No!  I live there (Pittsburgh, not Pathmark).

The studio where Fred Rogers filmed his show has a permanent art project outside... A Tyranosaurus Rex Statue (presumably because the Carnegie Museum (which is only a couple blocks from the studio has an awesome display of lifesize dinosaur models of real bones (as I recall), anyway the small art project outside WQED (channel 13 public broadcasting system) has Fred's red sweater and two of his puppets on it.

Fredosaurus Rex Friday XIII
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/karenhowell_2110_21735976
http://www.karenhowell.com/dinosaur.html

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 4:28 am


Do they have Pathmark there???



;D ;D ;D


If not for Howard I would have never heard of Pathmark™.  I have not been in the Pittsburgh area for quite some time, so I could not tell you if that particular store has outlets there or not. 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 4:31 am


No!  I live there (Pittsburgh, not Pathmark).

The studio where Fred Rogers filmed his show has a permanent art project outside... A Tyranosaurus Rex Statue (presumably because the Carnegie Museum (which is only a couple blocks from the studio has an awesome display of lifesize dinosaur models of real bones (as I recall), anyway the small art project outside WQED (channel 13 public broadcasting system) has Fred's red sweater and two of his puppets on it.

Fredosaurus Rex Friday XIII
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/karenhowell_2110_21735976
http://www.karenhowell.com/dinosaur.html


Wow that's really  8) cool!  I have never seen these exhibits. 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 4:34 am




Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/21/10 at 6:54 am




Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.





cats go meow and dogs go woof. What else is there to know?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/10 at 10:19 am

I am SOOOOO upset that no one got my reference.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(



And Leo's getting larger.






Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/21/10 at 11:50 am


If not for Howard I would have never heard of Pathmark™.  I have not been in the Pittsburgh area for quite some time, so I could not tell you if that particular store has outlets there or not. 
I was talking about the underground :-\\

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 1:15 pm


I was talking about the underground :-\\


Oh, you mean like where Fred Rogers is?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/10 at 1:40 pm




Anyone like useless facts?

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".


Untrue!!!!

The word "redreamt" also ends with "mt"

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/10 at 1:41 pm


Untrue!!!!

The word "redreamt" also ends with "mt"
Add "Daydreamt" too!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/10 at 1:43 pm





There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.


Untrue!!!!!!

Most golf balls on sale today have about 300 to 450 dimples.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 2:11 pm


Untrue!!!!!!

Most golf balls on sale today have about 300 to 450 dimples.


:D What do you want for "Useless" information?  ;D  No one claimed that it was accurate.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/10 at 2:19 pm




Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon



It was February 1999 that did not have a Full Moon.

A Full Moon did fall on 10th February 1865.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 2:32 pm



The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.  (So I am told by someone's website.)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/21/10 at 2:41 pm


I am SOOOOO upset that no one got my reference.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(





Cat


I was wondering what it referred to... perhaps Constellation Leo?  It has some cool meteor showers (Leonids) between November 10th and 21st this year.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/21/10 at 2:58 pm


Oh, you mean like where Fred Rogers is?
YES - you were asking Howard if he wanted to try and be his neighbor (after saying that Fred was dead) - so I asking if there was a Pathmark...

Oh well - funny moment gone :-\\

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Frank on 07/21/10 at 5:10 pm


And Leo's getting larger.

Cat


I am SOOOOO upset that no one got my reference.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(


Cat

Surely you must know "moi" got it, and don't call me Shirley..
Yup, the quote's from Airplane, forget if it's part I or part 2

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 6:41 pm

This seems a bit far fetched.  Can anyone discount this?

Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/21/10 at 6:49 pm


This seems a bit far fetched.  Can anyone discount this?

Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.






Wow,something new to me.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/21/10 at 7:15 pm


Wow,something new to me.


I don't even think ants sleep.  Perhaps they meant aunts?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/21/10 at 7:23 pm


I don't even think ants sleep.  Perhaps they meant aunts?


ants do sleep.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/10 at 8:30 pm


I am SOOOOO upset that no one got my reference.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(





Cat



I got it... I just didn't comment... it's from Airplane right? But I think it's Leon.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/10 at 8:31 pm


I was talking about the underground :-\\


to hear Howard tell it isn't hell the primary location of pathmark?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/21/10 at 9:09 pm


to hear Howard tell it isn't hell the primary location of pathmark?
Well atleast someone saw my funny...  And yep, my point - except he would probably drag us all along for the ride...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/10 at 9:12 pm


Well atleast someone saw my funny...  And yep, my point - except he would probably drag us all along for the ride...


"probably"  :o  ;)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/10 at 9:16 pm


to hear Howard tell it isn't hell the primary location of pathmark?



I do have to say tho....when I first read your post the first thing I thought of that Mama's and Papa's song Creeque Alley...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/21/10 at 9:45 pm


"probably"  :o   ;)
O0

I do have to say tho....when I first read your post the first thing I thought of that Mama's and Papa's song Creeque Alley...


not sure if I know it right now... but my mind is numb from business, heat and the best god damm corn this side of the land : 8)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/21/10 at 9:54 pm


O0not sure if I know it right now... but my mind is numb from business, heat and the best god damm corn this side of the land : 8)



I did not know until today that this was the title of the song....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLC2bf4jfPE

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 07/21/10 at 10:00 pm


O0not sure if I know it right now... but my mind is numb from business, heat and the best god damm corn this side of the land : 8)


So...is it as high as an elephant's eye?  (like you haven't heard that before)... :-\\

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/21/10 at 10:50 pm


So...is it as high as an elephant's eye?  (like you haven't heard that before)... :-\\
Actually, no I have not heard that before...  Sweetcorn plants are actually pretty short, compared to field corn (and actually field corn seems to be getting shorter, put more energy into the ear of corn instead of the green plant...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 07/21/10 at 11:38 pm


Actually, no I have not heard that before...  Sweetcorn plants are actually pretty short, compared to field corn (and actually field corn seems to be getting shorter, put more energy into the ear of corn instead of the green plant...


You do realise that I was quoting a line from the MGM musical 'Oklahoma'.  The song being 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin''

"The corn is as high as an elephants eye...and I feel like I'm fallin' in loooovee...."  (I quite often break into song!) ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/22/10 at 12:29 am


You do realise that I was quoting a line from the MGM musical 'Oklahoma'.  The song being 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin''

"The corn is as high as an elephants eye...and I feel like I'm fallin' in loooovee...."  (I quite often break into song!) ;D


not just song....show tunes!!!!  :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/22/10 at 3:55 am



This next "fact" may have changed recently.

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

2. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

3. Average life span of a major league baseball:  7 pitches.

4. The youngest pope was 11 years old.  (Hmmm wonder who that was?  This sounds like an urban legend.)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/22/10 at 6:46 am


to hear Howard tell it isn't hell the primary location of pathmark?



Hell in Pathmark is behind the recycling bin.  :P 8-P

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/22/10 at 6:48 am

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


How much more money is there? ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/22/10 at 11:00 am


Surely you must know "moi" got it, and don't call me Shirley..
Yup, the quote's from Airplane, forget if it's part I or part 2



The first one.




I got it... I just didn't comment... it's from Airplane right? But I think it's Leon.





Yeah, I think you are right-it is Leon.  :-[



I'm glad a couple people caught my joke.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: 2kidsami on 07/22/10 at 12:01 pm

:-\\
You do realise that I was quoting a line from the MGM musical 'Oklahoma'.  The song being 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin''

"The corn is as high as an elephants eye...and I feel like I'm fallin' in loooovee...."  (I quite often break into song!) ;D
I really should have known this then,  but really Oklahoma was moremy momsfavorite than mine...  It was annoying to me

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/22/10 at 6:48 pm




It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Frank on 07/22/10 at 6:52 pm




It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)




Dang. There goes my travel plans to Oklahoma with my harpoon.
Guess I'll head towards South Dakota for my whale hunting. 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 07/22/10 at 6:55 pm




It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)





Where the corn is as high as a whales eye? 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/22/10 at 6:59 pm


Dang. There goes my travel plans to Oklahoma with my harpoon.
Guess I'll head towards South Dakota for my whale hunting. 


In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.

You can forget whale hunting in Alabama if you plan to use a motor boat on Main Street.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Frank on 07/22/10 at 7:32 pm


In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.


So..the sidewalk's OK then?  ;)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/22/10 at 7:38 pm


So..the sidewalk's OK then?  ;)


You betcha - no law on the books in Alabama about motor boats on sidewalks.  But I bet you can swim in the street.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 07/22/10 at 7:38 pm


In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.





So..the sidewalk's OK then?  ;)



....and obviously, row boats are always okay!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Frank on 07/22/10 at 7:44 pm


You betcha - no law on the books in Alabama about motor boats on sidewalks.  But I bet you can swim in the street.

As you as you don't swim over 30mph, you're OK.


....and obviously, row boats are always okay!

Row row row you boat, gently down the street...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/22/10 at 8:02 pm


. Row row row you boat, gently down the street...



;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/23/10 at 11:07 am


Dang. There goes my travel plans to Oklahoma with my harpoon.
Guess I'll head towards South Dakota for my whale hunting. 



We are planning to go to Oklahoma in Sept. I'm sure my sister would be very happy that I leave our harpoon home. (Though, I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I used it on her significant other's cat.  :D ;D ;D ;D )



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/23/10 at 11:50 am




Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. 

If this is true you could starve to death eating celery.  ;D



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/10 at 2:03 pm





Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. 

If this is true you could starve to death eating celery.  ;D




Celery does contain about 10 or 11 calories, it is the act of chewing that produce the negativity

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/23/10 at 2:51 pm


Celery does contain about 10 or 11 calories, it is the act of chewing that produce the negativity





Then I rest my case - one could certainly starve to death on a diet of only celery.  You would literally starve to death eating this produce.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/10 at 2:52 pm





Then I rest my case - one could certainly starve to death on a diet of only celery.  You would literally starve to death eating this produce.




Personally, I have never like celery.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/23/10 at 2:55 pm


Personally, I have never like celery.




That's two of us.  I guess we never need to worry about starving to death eating celery.  There are worse ways to go but right now I can't think of any.  ::) ;D



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/23/10 at 6:53 pm





Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.   

If this is true you could starve to death eating celery.   ;D






But it does contain vitamins and minerals.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/23/10 at 6:58 pm


But it does contain vitamins and minerals.




If you have a negative calorie intake the result after enough time is starvation.  Vitamins and minerals won't keep you from starving. 



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/24/10 at 12:47 am




That's two of us.  I guess we never need to worry about starving to death eating celery.  There are worse ways to go but right now I can't think of any.   ::) ;D






Hubby says that if lost in the woods (presumably near a stream) that the energy used to fish in the strea, uses up more energy then the fish would provide as food...  Personally I don't go in the woods so I'm a-ok.  Oh and I'll eat all your celery for you as long as I have some dip or creme cheese to put in it first.  yum.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/24/10 at 6:48 am

The Ice Cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut one year later at the St. Louis World Fair.

But what was the first flavor?  ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/24/10 at 9:05 am


But what was the first flavor?  ???




I would surmise that the "First Flavor" was whatever the family of President Theodore Roosevelt was partial to.  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/24/10 at 10:24 am





An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.  Perhaps this is the origin of the term "bird brain"?



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/10 at 10:25 am





An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.  Perhaps this is the origin of the term "bird brain"?




The same expression can be "pigeon brain".

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/24/10 at 1:05 pm




I would surmise that the "First Flavor" was whatever the family of President Theodore Roosevelt was partial to.   ;D




Could have been Chocolate.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/24/10 at 3:51 pm


Could have been Chocolate.




Or maybe rootbeer?  :)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/10 at 3:53 pm


Could have been Chocolate.
Vanilla?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/24/10 at 4:28 pm



Baskin Robbins started out 62 years ago with 31 flavors, they now have over 1,000 flavors.  That's more flavors then the God Father has favors.  I'm sure Rootbeer is in there somewhere.




Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/10 at 4:34 pm




Baskin Robbins started out 62 years ago with 31 flavors, they now have over 1,000 flavors.  That's more flavors then the God Father has favors.  I'm sure Rootbeer is in there somewhere.





"I like Rocky Road!"

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/24/10 at 4:53 pm


"I like Rocky Road!"




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKc8fV3mLVI




Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/10 at 4:54 pm




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKc8fV3mLVI




Cat
He-He!!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/25/10 at 5:35 am




Baskin Robbins started out 62 years ago with 31 flavors, they now have over 1,000 flavors.  That's more flavors then the God Father has favors.  I'm sure Rootbeer is in there somewhere.







So why did he stop at 31?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/10 at 5:38 am


So why did he stop at 31?
The number 31 was chosen so a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/25/10 at 5:53 am


The number 31 was chosen so a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month.


31 days.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/27/10 at 11:59 am


31 days.





No - 31 Flavors.  They sell ice cream not calendars.  ;D





If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

(These guys can't hold their liquor)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/10 at 12:33 pm





No - 31 Flavors.  They sell ice cream not calendars.  ;D





If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

(These guys can't hold their liquor)


Liquor, does it work with beer to?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/27/10 at 1:15 pm


Liquor, does it work with beer to?




Next time I catch one, I'll try it and let you know.  ;)



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/10 at 2:02 pm

When I lived in S.A. one night after getting out of my bath, I went over to the sink and looked back at the tub. There was a scorpion with it's tail sticking straight up on the floor-right where I stepped out of the tub with my bare feet.  :o :o :o :o  My cats also found a HUGE scorpion. I must have used half a can of Raid on that one bug. I later found out that the big scorpions are not as deadly as the small ones-like the one that was in my bathroom.  :o :o :o :o



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/27/10 at 2:49 pm





No - 31 Flavors.  They sell ice cream not calendars.   ;D





If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

(These guys can't hold their liquor)




Well,they do sell Baskin And Robbin calendars close to the end of the year.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/27/10 at 3:14 pm


Well,they do sell Baskin And Robbin calendars close to the end of the year.




 :D A lot of good that does - sell you a calendar when the year is almost over.   >:(  Most places give them away.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/28/10 at 8:24 am




 :D A lot of good that does - sell you a calendar when the year is almost over.   >:(  Most places give them away.






I think they're for free. ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Frank on 07/28/10 at 8:28 am



I think they're for free. ???

When you give them away, that means it's for free. Lots of places give free calendars now.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/28/10 at 4:28 pm


When you give them away, that means it's for free. Lots of places give free calendars now.




Yeah, especially people who are really into time.  ;D  :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/28/10 at 6:51 pm


When you give them away, that means it's for free. Lots of places give free calendars now.



Yes at the end of the year.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 3:00 am





The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: danootaandme on 07/29/10 at 4:08 am





The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."





So "The Wizard of the End of the Alphabet" 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 4:12 am



The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/29/10 at 6:45 am




The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.





Is that the same as lethargica?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 8:12 am


Is that the same as lethargica?




I don't know.  Try this link:

http://onelook.com/


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/29/10 at 10:21 am





The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."






I knew that.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/29/10 at 10:25 am



I knew that.



Cat


I never gave it much thought....but I did know that HAL the name given the computer from 2001 was created by taking the letters IBM and moving them down one in the alphabet.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/29/10 at 10:28 am


I never gave it much thought....but I did know that HAL the name given the computer from 2001 was created by taking the letters IBM and moving them down one in the alphabet.



That, I didn't know.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/29/10 at 10:34 am



That, I didn't know.



Cat


hmmm- I thought it was common knowledge- I'm glad I could share!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 1:52 pm



That, I didn't know.



Cat




I knew that one.  But I'm an IT geek by profession.  And that was back in the day when IBM was king and before they said "Let that Gates guy have the small computer.  How much harm can he do us"?  :P


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 07/29/10 at 2:08 pm




I knew that one.  But I'm an IT geek by profession.  And that was back in the day when IBM was king and before they said "Let that Gates guy have the small computer.  How much harm can he do us"?   :P





;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 4:28 pm



Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/29/10 at 7:02 pm




Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.







I'm sure It won't be me.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/29/10 at 7:49 pm



Do the math...

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 1:21 am




Do the math...

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321


I do not have to do the math for it has already been done.  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:29 am


I do not have to do the math for it has already been done.  ;D

Me neither. I also know that the pattern holds for the first nine numbers that contain just ones. That is...

1 squared equals 1
11 squared equals 121
111 squared equals 12321
1111 squared equals 1234321
11111 squared equals 123454321
111111 squared equals 12345654321
1111111 squared equals 1234567654321
11111111 squared equals 123456787654321
...and of course, 111111111 squared equals 12345678987654321, as stated above.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 1:30 am


Me neither. I also know that the pattern holds for the first nine numbers that contain just ones. That is...

1 squared equals 1
11 squared equals 121
111 squared equals 12321
1111 squared equals 1234321
11111 squared equals 123454321
111111 squared equals 12345654321
1111111 squared equals 1234567654321
11111111 squared equals 123456787654321
...and of course, 111111111 squared equals 12345678987654321, as stated above.
...and it does continue with the higher values?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:32 am



The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.  (So I am told by someone's website.)



I've also known the symbol to be referred to as an "octothorpe", due to the eight endpoints it has.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:41 am


...and it does continue with the higher values?

No. The reason is that when you do the long multiplication, you get a pattern of 1's to be added up, and in each adjacent column, there is one more 1, until the central column, which contains the most 1's.

Let me do the example for 111:


 111
× 111
 111
111
111__
12321


Notice that each red column has one 1, each blue column has two 1's, and the green (center) column has three, the most.


If you were to square the number 1111111111 (ten 1's), you would get 1234567900987654321. The reason is that the central column in the long multiplication would contain ten 1's, and the carry bit (another 1, from the 10) goes over to the next column, which gets another 1. And that total goes to 10, giving the next column an extra 1 (for 9 total).

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 1:43 am


No. The reason is that when you do the long multiplication, you get a pattern of 1's to be added up, and in each adjacent column, there is one more 1, until the central column, which contains the most 1's.

Let me do the example for 111:


  111
× 111
  111
111
111__
12321


Notice that each red column has one 1, each blue column has two 1's, and the green (center) column has three, the most.


If you were to square the number 1111111111 (ten 1's), you would get 1234567900987654321. The reason is that the central column in the long multiplication would contain ten 1's, and the carry bit (another 1, from the 10) goes over to the next column, which gets another 1. And that total goes to 10, giving the next column an extra 1 (for 9 total).
Thanks for proving that, I just knew with your math knowledge you would know.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:55 am





An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.  Perhaps this is the origin of the term "bird brain"?





That would be interesting. I always wonder how that term evolved.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:57 am





The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."




Amazing. I did not know that at all. I always read it as the Wizard of Ounce! :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 1:57 am


That would be interesting. I always wonder how that term evolved.
I associated this with "penguin brain" of which that bird shows signs of being not so clever.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 1:59 am



I never gave it much thought....but I did know that HAL the name given the computer from 2001 was created by taking the letters IBM and moving them down one in the alphabet.

That, I didn't know.



Cat

Amazing! I've always enjoyed writing messages in code, either moving all the letters down or up one notch in the alphabet.

Hey, if you take the letters IBM and move each of them up one notch, you get my initials!! :D :o

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 2:00 am


That, I didn't know.



Cat

Amazing! I've always enjoyed writing messages in code, either moving all the letters down or up one notch in the alphabet.

Hey, if you take the letters IBM and move each of them up one notch, you get my initials!! :D :o
Spooky!  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/30/10 at 6:52 am




Do the math...

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321




That's very interesting. :o

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 8:37 am


I've also known the symbol to be referred to as an "octothorpe", due to the eight endpoints it has.





Also from being associated with computer geekdom I have learned that the "!" character on your keyboard is called a "Screech" and the "*" character is called a "splat".






Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 9:11 am



I have read that in England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.  :-X

And we can't get ours to shut her mouth.  It seems that every time she opens it, the reason is to change feet.  ;D :D



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Bobo on 07/30/10 at 9:44 am


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

12,345,679 x 8 = 98,765,432

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 5:28 pm



If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 5:30 pm




If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.




...and how tall will Ken be?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/10 at 5:31 pm




If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.




the full name for Barbie is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 5:35 pm


12,345,679 x 8 = 98,765,432


Here is something really mathematically interesting along those lines (remember, the asterisk is also a multiplication symbol; also, the multiplication comes first, then the addition)...

1 * 8 + 1 = 9
12 * 8 + 2 = 98
123 * 8 + 3 = 987
1234 * 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 * 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 * 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 * 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 * 8 + 8 = 98765432
and last but not least...
123456789 * 8 + 9 = 987654321

(Another note: Before I submitted this post, I had initially put parentheses around the numbers to be multiplied, to indicate that the multiplication gets done first, but I forgot that when the number 8 is followed by a right parenthesee, it gets treated as the "Cool" emoticon.)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 5:50 pm


Here is something really mathematically interesting along those lines (remember, the asterisk is also a multiplication symbol; also, the multiplication comes first, then the addition)...

1 * 8 + 1 = 9
12 * 8 + 2 = 98
123 * 8 + 3 = 987
1234 * 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 * 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 * 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 * 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 * 8 + 8 = 98765432
and last but not least...
123456789 * 8 + 9 = 987654321

(Another note: Before I submitted this post, I had initially put parentheses around the numbers to be multiplied, to indicate that the multiplication gets done first, but I forgot that when the number 8 is followed by a right parenthesee, it gets treated as the "Cool" emoticon.)




You could have put a space between the 8 and the right parenthesee and another space at the beginning of the equation.  ( 1 * 8 ) 8)



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 5:51 pm




You could have put a space between the 8 and the right parenthesee and another space at the beginning of the equation.  ( 1 * 8 ) 8)





Good thinking. O0 I'll remember that for next time.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 5:58 pm


Good thinking. O0 I'll remember that for next time.




I live to fake out software and computers.  ???



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 6:37 pm


The sentence "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back" uses every letter in the English language.

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/julieandrewsmarypoppinssoundtrack3.shtml

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 6:46 pm



The sentence "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back" uses every letter in the English language.

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/julieandrewsmarypoppinssoundtrack3.shtml



A shorter version of that sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", also does. Such a phrase is known as a pangram, from the Greek pan gramma, meaning "every letter."

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 6:55 pm


A shorter version of that sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", also does. Such a phrase is known as a pangram, from the Greek pan gramma, meaning "every letter."





Yeah, but the real McCoy is the one I planted out here.  I have typed that sentence thousands of times working on computers over the years.  No one uses it anymore. I even wrote a parody about it.  See the link I posted to amiright.com.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/30/10 at 6:57 pm





Yeah, but the real McCoy is the one I planted out here.  I have typed that sentence thousands of times working on computers over the years.  No one uses it anymore. I even wrote a parody about it.  See the link I posted to amiright.com.





Yes, I saw your link. I know the OS fairly well, altho it's been ages since I last watched the Mary Poppins movie.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/30/10 at 7:06 pm


Yes, I saw your link. I know the OS fairly well, altho it's been ages since I last watched the Mary Poppins movie.




Thanks for clicking the link and taking the time to read the parody.  ;)



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/31/10 at 12:38 am



The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Urban myth?  ???  Sounds good on paper.  I'll have to steal one from a library and look the subject up.  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/10 at 12:40 am




The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Urban myth?  ???  Sounds good on paper.  I'll have to steal one from a library and look the subject up.  ::)


Not Lady Chatterley's lover then?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 07/31/10 at 5:25 am




If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.






I thought "real" measurements were 36 24 36?  ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/31/10 at 8:25 am



Some mathematicians believe that there is an absolute prime number.  ::)  At some point once the absolute highest prime is found no other higher integer will be divisible only by anything except itself.  :-\\  ??? 

(I guess they'll call the theory proven after they burn up a few hundred super computers crunching numbers.  This stuff is above my pay grade).  ::)
 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/31/10 at 8:39 am


Not Lady Chatterley's lover then?




No, not then...  ;D :D
 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/10 at 9:17 am




Some mathematicians believe that there is an absolute prime number.  ::)  At some point once the absolute highest prime is found no other higher integer will be divisible only by anything except itself.  :-\\  ??? 

(I guess they'll call the theory proven after they burn up a few hundred super computers crunching numbers.  This stuff is above my pay grade).  ::)
 


Where is a mathematician when you need one?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/31/10 at 9:32 am


Where is a mathematician when you need one?




Maybe Nally can shed light and provide input to this theory?


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/10 at 1:43 pm




The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Urban myth?   ???   Sounds good on paper.  I'll have to steal one from a library and look the subject up.  ::)





I heard (can't verify it and too lazy to look it up) that the most common item to be stolen from drug stores is Preparation H.




Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/31/10 at 2:37 pm




Some mathematicians believe that there is an absolute prime number.   ::)   At some point once the absolute highest prime is found no other higher integer will be divisible only by anything except itself.   :-\\   ??? 

(I guess they'll call the theory proven after they burn up a few hundred super computers crunching numbers.  This stuff is above my pay grade).   ::)
 



...and 1, of course.

I did read some information about high prime numbers not too long ago; I'll see if I can dig that up somewhere.


Jeffrey

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 07/31/10 at 5:34 pm


...and 1, of course.

I did read some information about high prime numbers not too long ago; I'll see if I can dig that up somewhere.


Jeffrey




Thanks for making it clear that I missed the fact that a number can be divided by 1.  :-[ I knew it but I just didn't figure that it was relevant.  ::) Can't wait to see what you dig up.  Personally I think this is an urban myth.  ???


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 07/31/10 at 11:15 pm



Can't wait to see what you dig up.  Personally I think this is an urban myth.   ???




You may be right. I just know I read something on the subject a while ago.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/10 at 12:40 am




The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Urban myth?  ???  Sounds good on paper.  I'll have to steal one from a library and look the subject up.  ::)


I have been thinking, technically speaking a book can only be stolen once at a time.  :)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/01/10 at 7:59 am


I have been thinking, technically speaking a book can only be stolen once at a time.  :)


Then it must be stolen from libraries more than any other book one at a time?  ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/01/10 at 8:08 am


According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tackyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it.  :o  ???

(I guess it's all relative to relativity - way above my pay grade.  I'm not so sure that I buy this one.)  :-\\  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/02/10 at 6:17 pm


In all of his work - the plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems - Shakespeare uses 17,677 words: Of those, 1,700 were first used by Shakespeare.

This list of words that we use in our daily speech were all brought into usage by Shakespeare:

accommodation
aerial
amazement
apostrophe
assassination
auspicious
baseless
bloody
bump
castigate
changeful
clangor
control (noun)
countless
courtship
critic
critical
dexterously
dishearten
dislocate
dwindle
eventful
exposure
fitful
frugal
generous
gloomy
gnarled
hurry
impartial
inauspicious
indistinguishable
invulnerable
lapse
laughable
lonely
majestic
misplaced
monumental
multitudinous
obscene
palmy
perusal
pious
premeditated
radiance
reliance
road
sanctimonious
seamy
sportive
submerge
suspicious

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/03/10 at 5:20 pm


Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 1:16 am



Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.



That figures!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/04/10 at 4:24 am


The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 12:41 pm



The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.



Why?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/04/10 at 12:47 pm


Why?



This link will explain it to you.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 1:13 pm



This link will explain it to you.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War



...effectiveness shown by the Royal Navy during the bombardment.

Thanks!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/04/10 at 1:15 pm


The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

THE HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR

http://www.ccadp.org/electricchair.htm

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 1:16 pm



The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

THE HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR

http://www.ccadp.org/electricchair.htm


Open wide in your are in for a shock!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/04/10 at 4:27 pm


No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/10 at 1:23 am



No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!


That is true, even with a very large piece of paper, I saw it on tv once.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/05/10 at 4:23 am


Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/10 at 12:31 pm



Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!



Now that is dangerous!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/05/10 at 2:54 pm


In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/10 at 2:56 pm



In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.



Was that where the WMD truly were?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/05/10 at 4:46 pm


There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than there are live ones! 



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 1:48 pm


It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open..


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 1:49 pm



It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open..

Never sneeze when crossing a road!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 3:27 pm



It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open..





I can't.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 3:28 pm


I can't.
Have you tried recently?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 3:29 pm


Have you tried recently?



and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 3:31 pm


and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.
That is not very nice when it happens.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 3:31 pm



and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.
Just do not breathe during the Hay Fever season.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 3:44 pm



and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.



 :D And he wonders why he can't get a girlfriend.  :( That's a bit more than I needed to know.  :o

BTW - I gave you Karma for being on the receiving end of this post.  ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 3:45 pm



  :D And he wonders why he can't get a girlfriend.  :( That's a bit more than I needed to know.  :o



..too much information?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 3:47 pm


..too much information?



That Howard is always pissing around.  ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 3:54 pm


Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!  :o Necessity really is the mother of invention!  ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 3:56 pm



Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!  :o Necessity really is the mother of invention!  ;)



A saviour for all of those that are afraid of the dark!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 3:56 pm


That is not very nice when it happens.


I know,it hurts.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 3:57 pm


..too much information?


Yes too much.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/06/10 at 4:02 pm


A saviour for all of those that are afraid of the dark!



Or those of us who can't see in the dark.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/06/10 at 4:04 pm



and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.


seeing your mother makes you go pee? That's not good...  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/06/10 at 4:06 pm



so I was watching last comic standing a few years ago and this one always stuck with me....  (I think it was Josh Blue who said it)

You can pee and not poop; but you can't poop without peeing.....




Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 4:10 pm



so I was watching last comic standing a few years ago and this one always stuck with me....  (I think it was Josh Blue who said it)

You can pee and not poop; but you can't poop without peeing.....








Snoz - At least you are staying on topic.  8)  Karma +1

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/06/10 at 4:13 pm



Snoz - At least you are staying on topic.  8)  Karma +1




I do occasionally stay on topic...not often- but sometimes! lol

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 08/06/10 at 4:23 pm



and sometimes after I sneeze I have to go pee. My Mother has that effect too.


What...when your mother also sneezes..you have to pee?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 4:25 pm


What...when your mother also sneezes..you have to pee?
A kind of butterfly effect?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 08/06/10 at 4:26 pm


seeing your mother makes you go pee? That's not good...  ;D


I shoulda known you would see it that way too....   Sad for you really.... ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 08/06/10 at 4:27 pm



so I was watching last comic standing a few years ago and this one always stuck with me....  (I think it was Josh Blue who said it)

You can pee and not poop; but you can't poop without peeing.....







Rubbish.....happens to me all the time. Mostly when I talk....

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 4:30 pm


I do occasionally stay on topic...not often- but sometimes! lol



Snoz - There is a new multiple guess question in US states trivia.  Care to give it a shot?    :-\\ It's been left untouched for a day or so.  You are so good at this.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/06/10 at 4:32 pm

Did you know that many topics on inthe00s message board discusses bodily functions? And did you know that most of it is started by Howard?


Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/06/10 at 4:33 pm

The character Zeus from Hot Shots Golf Fore used to be the governor of Kentucky.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 4:42 pm


The character Zeus from Hot Shots Golf Fore used to be the governor of Kentucky.



That's a good one.  Reagan, actor turned politician and then this guy, politician turned actor.  Hmmmm  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/06/10 at 4:45 pm



That's a good one.  Reagan, actor turned politician and then this guy, politician turned actor.  Hmmmm  ::)





Yep, usually, nothing anyone says in the Hot Shots Golf games makes any sense. For instance, your caddy, Greg, who is like the really strict and mean golf instructor, says "talk to your imaginary penguin" on the last hole. WHAT?!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/06/10 at 5:27 pm


Did you know that many topics on inthe00s message board discusses bodily functions? And did you know that most of it is started by Howard?


Cat


that is useless information....though not at all interesting  :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/06/10 at 6:11 pm


In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

DUH!  ???

(Unless of course you are about eight feet tall)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 08/06/10 at 7:30 pm



In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

DUH!   ???

(Unless of course you are about eight feet tall)





What about John Holmes?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/06/10 at 7:40 pm


that is useless information....though not at all interesting  :D

Yes I have noticed that too.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 5:44 am


seeing your mother makes you go pee? That's not good...  ;D


No,she has to hold herself after she goes to pee.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 5:44 am


What...when your mother also sneezes..you have to pee?


Nah,never mind..  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 5:45 am


Did you know that many topics on inthe00s message board discusses bodily functions? And did you know that most of it is started by Howard?


Cat


You got that right.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 5:48 am


Did you know that many topics on inthe00s message board discusses bodily functions? And did you know that most of it is started by Howard?


Cat
Sometimes we just do not wish to know!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 5:49 am


Sometimes we just do not wish to know!


And I'm sorry about that,I just go overboard.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 5:54 am


And I'm sorry about that,I just go overboard.
Coughing and sneezing are fine...

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/07/10 at 9:33 am


There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 9:34 am



There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!



Has someone counted them?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/07/10 at 2:37 pm


Has someone counted them?



Howard did.  He lives close by.  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 2:43 pm


Coughing and sneezing are fine...


about the TMI.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 2:44 pm



Howard did.  He lives close by.   ::)






I wouldn't know either.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 2:49 pm


about the TMI.
TMI =Three Mile Island ?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 2:50 pm


TMI =Three Mile Island ?


Too Much Information.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 2:51 pm


Too Much Information.
...oh yes!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/07/10 at 3:16 pm


...oh yes!



I was within 100 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened.  :o


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 3:21 pm



I was within 100 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened.  :o



any side effects?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/07/10 at 3:24 pm



I was within 100 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened.   :o






The Pepsi Syndrome?




Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 3:30 pm



The Pepsi Syndrome?




Cat


always drinking it?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/10 at 3:32 pm


always drinking it?
Spilling it too?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 3:34 pm


Spilling it too?


Yes that too.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Bobo on 08/07/10 at 6:41 pm


Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon

Hadn't found this until recently:

Full moon phases of 1865

This points out that in fact, there was a full moon in February 1865, on February 10, at 16:27 UTC.

As it happens, the years 1866, 1885, 1915, 1934, and 1961, did not have full moons in February.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/10 at 12:59 am


Hadn't found this until recently:

Full moon phases of 1865

This points out that in fact, there was a full moon in February 1865, on February 10, at 16:27 UTC.

As it happens, the years 1866, 1885, 1915, 1934, and 1961, did not have full moons in February.
So the February in 1866, 1885, 1915, 1934, and 1961 where quieter months?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/08/10 at 1:21 am


Hadn't found this until recently:

Full moon phases of 1865

This points out that in fact, there was a full moon in February 1865, on February 10, at 16:27 UTC.

As it happens, the years 1866, 1885, 1915, 1934, and 1961, did not have full moons in February.



I got bad information.  Thanks much for your hard research and putting the record straight.  8) 8) 8)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/08/10 at 2:58 pm



I was within 100 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened.   :o





On a somewhat related note...

I was within one, maybe two miles of the Rodney King Beating incident when it happened...but I was sound asleep.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/08/10 at 3:08 pm


Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/09/10 at 5:22 pm


Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/10/10 at 6:25 am


It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States! 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/10/10 at 3:16 pm



It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!   





especially at dinnertime.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/10/10 at 5:47 pm


especially at dinnertime.

I know... just when you are about to sit down and enjoy a nice meal, the phone rings, so you have to get up, answer it... and find out that it's from some stupid telemarketer. Or if you have caller ID (like I do), you still have to get up... and look at the display. For me, if the number is one I don't recognize or it says "out of area", I just don't pick it up. If it's someone we know (whose id is blocked), they'll leave a message.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: gibbo on 08/10/10 at 6:35 pm


I know... just when you are about to sit down and enjoy a nice meal, the phone rings, so you have to get up, answer it... and find out that it's from some stupid telemarketer. Or if you have caller ID (like I do), you still have to get up... and look at the display. For me, if the number is one I don't recognize or it says "out of area", I just don't pick it up. If it's someone we know (whose id is blocked), they'll leave a message.


I found the Seinfeld strategy works fairly well...but it still interupts you. Just explain that you are busy right now and that if they leave their name and number you'll call them back at a time more convenient. I have had no-one leave their details so far!

We also pay a little extra for a 'silent' phone number that does not appear in the phone book directory.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/11/10 at 4:20 am


A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/11/10 at 7:01 am



A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!





what about the fork and knife?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/11/10 at 1:28 pm


what about the fork and knife?



It's from Taiwan.  They use chop sticks not forks and knives. You want fork and knife you pay extra. "You no want pay, you go now"!  >:(


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/12/10 at 7:07 am


There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos, so they tell me. 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: karen on 08/12/10 at 10:19 am




If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.






Surely 'life size' would mean aorund 5' 7" or so.  and then adjust her bwh measurements accordingly

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: karen on 08/12/10 at 10:25 am


I found the Seinfeld strategy works fairly well...but it still interupts you. Just explain that you are busy right now and that if they leave their name and number you'll call them back at a time more convenient. I have had no-one leave their details so far!

We also pay a little extra for a 'silent' phone number that does not appear in the phone book directory.


When we signed up for telephone services when moving back we asked to go ex-directory and the guy automatically also signed us up for the telephone preference service - that is our number will not be sent to any telemarketing companies

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/12/10 at 10:40 am



There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos, so they tell me.   





this is strategic...they don't want people realizing how much time they've spent in the casino nor how late it is. not that big a deal before because people had watches and  now they have cell phones to let them know how late it is... 

they also pump oxygen into casinos because breathing the fresh oxygen is supposed to be exhilarating or something and keeps you gambling longer.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/12/10 at 10:46 am


I know... just when you are about to sit down and enjoy a nice meal, the phone rings, so you have to get up, answer it... and find out that it's from some stupid telemarketer. Or if you have caller ID (like I do), you still have to get up... and look at the display. For me, if the number is one I don't recognize or it says "out of area", I just don't pick it up. If it's someone we know (whose id is blocked), they'll leave a message.


well you don't have to get up...the beauty of voice mail and answering machines is you can take phone calls at your leisure.


I found the Seinfeld strategy works fairly well...but it still interupts you. Just explain that you are busy right now and that if they leave their name and number you'll call them back at a time more convenient. I have had no-one leave their details so far!

We also pay a little extra for a 'silent' phone number that does not appear in the phone book directory.




I found if you ask to be removed from their calling list it cuts down significantly on the number of calls rec'd. I haven't had a call in over a year.  I kinda miss them I used to set the phone down and let the person talk it would take them forever to realize no one was listening to them.... one time I told one I had been working graveyards and was too tired to talk (she called at 8am) she said it would take just a minute I said okay and then proceeded to snore into the phone when she took too long.  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/12/10 at 11:13 am


this is strategic...they don't want people realizing how much time they've spent in the casino nor how late it is. not that big a deal before because people had watches and  now they have cell phones to let them know how late it is... 

they also pump oxygen into casinos because breathing the fresh oxygen is supposed to be exhilarating or something and keeps you gambling longer.



Not to mention serving you free drinks.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/12/10 at 11:22 am



Not to mention serving you free drinks.



Cat


exactly... oxygen, free booze and no clocks makes time stand still...unfortunately losing your pants makes it hard to sustain in a casino but if you're winning you'll stay there for hours! lol

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/12/10 at 11:38 am


1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S!

123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways!

85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S!

56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball each year!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/13/10 at 12:24 pm

^ Amazing!! :o

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/13/10 at 2:16 pm


An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/10 at 4:06 pm



Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.



More if you dance?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/10 at 4:08 pm


this is strategic...they don't want people realizing how much time they've spent in the casino nor how late it is. not that big a deal before because people had watches and  now they have cell phones to let them know how late it is... 

they also pump oxygen into casinos because breathing the fresh oxygen is supposed to be exhilarating or something and keeps you gambling longer.
Dean Koontz mentioned in one of his books.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: loki 13 on 08/13/10 at 5:28 pm

Inspired by the U.S. Geography thread. You couldn't make this up if you tried and please forgive my juvenile sense of humor, but......

Big Bone Kentucky is home to Big Bone Lick State Park which is located on Beaver Road between the
Communities of Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/13/10 at 6:18 pm


Inspired by the U.S. Geography thread. You couldn't make this up if you tried and please forgive my juvenile sense of humor, but......

Big Bone Kentucky is home to Big Bone Lick State Park which is located on Beaver Road between the
Communities of Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash.



Not surprising for Kentucky.  :D ;D  Thanks for contributing to this thread.  ;)  Most amusing!



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 4:42 am


A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second! 

"I'll be there is a jiffy" - wow that dude is fast!  :o ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/17/10 at 5:27 am



A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second! 

"I'll be there is a jiffy" - wow that dude is fast!  :o ::)





It's also a peanut butter.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 6:21 am


It's also a peanut butter.



Ah, I believe the brand name is "Jif"  not "Jiffy".


http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:UJn18I3rgdGoUM:http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jif-peanut-butter.jpg

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: karen on 08/17/10 at 7:48 am



Ah, I believe the brand name is "Jif"  not "Jiffy".


http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:UJn18I3rgdGoUM:http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jif-peanut-butter.jpg




Which also used to be the name of kitchen cream cleaner in the UK  (it changed to Cif for some reason)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 12:07 pm


The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/17/10 at 1:44 pm



A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second! 

"I'll be there is a jiffy" - wow that dude is fast!  :o ::)




Wow, I did not know that! :o

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 2:41 pm


The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/17/10 at 3:07 pm



The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.






http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:b0ABK0ywR6JkeM:http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k140/Katlynn_Hanks/Cards/king-hearts.png&t=1

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 3:15 pm



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:b0ABK0ywR6JkeM:http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k140/Katlynn_Hanks/Cards/king-hearts.png&t=1



He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head?  Which king has the axe?


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/17/10 at 3:17 pm



He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head?  Which king has the axe?





and his hand is on his heart?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 4:28 pm


and his hand is on his heart?


http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:b0ABK0ywR6JkeM:http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k140/Katlynn_Hanks/Cards/king-hearts.png&t=1







He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head?  Which king has the axe?



The only king with an axe.


http://www.madore.org/~david/images/cards/english/king-diamonds.png

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/17/10 at 5:08 pm



He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head?  Which king has the axe?




The king of diamonds, as indicated in your above post. The king of hearts is holding a sword.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/17/10 at 6:31 pm


and his hand is on his heart?

no his hand, the one not "stabbing" himself in his head is holding his jacket... have you ever seen a regal pose? I think they have them in Shakespearean plays...


http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/19692.jpg

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/17/10 at 6:46 pm


no his hand, the one not "stabbing" himself in his head is holding his jacket... have you ever seen a regal pose? I think they have them in Shakespearean plays...


http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/19692.jpg


Is he the king of clubs or the jack of spades?


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/17/10 at 11:12 pm



Is he the king of clubs or the jack of spades?





I think he's the king of Siam or something....  :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Tam on 08/18/10 at 12:30 am



He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head? 





So wikipedia says... but you left out:

"it is debated whether or not the sword and hand holding it actually belong to the king, due to a different design pattern that could indicate someone else stabbed him"

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: wildcard on 08/18/10 at 1:11 am

how do we know if it's going through his head?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/10 at 1:20 am


no his hand, the one not "stabbing" himself in his head is holding his jacket... have you ever seen a regal pose? I think they have them in Shakespearean plays...


http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/19692.jpg
This king (whoever he is) cannot afford shoes!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/18/10 at 1:25 am


This king (whoever he is) cannot afford shoes!


apparently he spent all his money or gold or whatever on make up.... btw I'm thoroughly disgusted that he's barefoot but he was the only image I could find holding that pose.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/18/10 at 1:26 am


So wikipedia says... but you left out:

"it is debated whether or not the sword and hand holding it actually belong to the king, due to a different design pattern that could indicate someone else stabbed him"


yeah...maybe he's just trying the pull the knife or sword  out of his head after someone else put it in.....

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Tam on 08/18/10 at 1:28 am


yeah...maybe he's just trying the pull the knife or sword  out of his head after someone else put it in.....


Perhaps he should have been named after Rasputin. ;)

Oh gosh! G'nite!!!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/18/10 at 1:34 am


Perhaps he should have been named after Rasputin. ;)

Oh gosh! G'nite!!!


aw man... now I have to go an use google and stuff...


got it  ;D 


for the record I've hear the name but never knew the history behind it...  :-[

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: wildcard on 08/18/10 at 1:40 am

I never really thought about history and cards much at all. 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 4:05 am


So wikipedia says... but you left out:

"it is debated whether or not the sword and hand holding it actually belong to the king, due to a different design pattern that could indicate someone else stabbed him"


  ;) Wikipedia has always been known to be 100% accurate.  ::)  They may be right; or not.  Thanks for the update!  8) +1 Karma for pointing that out and contributing to the thread.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 4:07 am


This king (whoever he is) cannot afford shoes!


;) I cried for I had no shoes, then I saw a guy with no socks.  :D ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 4:09 am


yeah...maybe he's just trying the pull the knife or sword  out of his head after someone else put it in.....


Maybe he's clearing the wax from his ear?  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/18/10 at 5:30 am



He's also known as the suicide king.  See where he stabs himself through the head?  Which king has the axe?



The only king with an axe.


http://www.madore.org/~david/images/cards/english/king-diamonds.png




and what's with his hand? ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 6:19 am



and what's with his hand? ???


It doesn't have three fingers as do cartoon characters?  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/18/10 at 10:56 am


So wikipedia says... but you left out:

"it is debated whether or not the sword and hand holding it actually belong to the king, due to a different design pattern that could indicate someone else stabbed him"

Yeah I always thought the sword was behind his head... but I guess the interpretation lies in the eyes of the viewer.






Maybe he's clearing the wax from his ear?  ::)




who knows??

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 1:48 pm


It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States! 

And it seems like I get more than my fair share of them.  I wish they'd go away, they are so rude and annoying, that is only if you talk to them and I usually ignore the calls I don't recognise.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/18/10 at 1:53 pm



It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!   

And it seems like I get more than my fair share of them.  I wish they'd go away, they are so rude and annoying, that is only if you talk to them and I usually ignore the calls I don't recognise.




Agreed!! However, I think they are rude and annoying just by calling you, since that invades your home privacy. I usually ignore unfamiliar phone numbers too, as well as if there is no number on the caller id and it says "OUT OF AREA" instead. If it's someone we do know, they'll leave a message.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 1:57 pm


Agreed!! However, I think they are rude and annoying just by calling you, since that invades your home privacy. I usually ignore unfamiliar phone numbers too, as well as if there is no number on the caller id and it says "OUT OF AREA" instead. If it's someone we do know, they'll leave a message.


4 Million!!! That's a lot of JUNK!  >:(


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/18/10 at 1:57 pm



4 Million!!! That's a lot of JUNK!  >:(




I TOTALLY agree! >:( 8-P

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/18/10 at 2:20 pm

There is a story about a town named Wildersburgh, Vermont. In 1793, the town wanted to change the name. There were two men, one was from Holden, Mass, the other from Barre, Mass wanted to change the name to their respective home town's name. It was decided that the victor of a wrestling match would name the town. After a while, one man stood up and said, "There, by God, the name is Barre."


However, there is another version of the story that said that the person who donated the most money would get to name the town. £62 was the winning donation.

Personally, I like the top story better but there is nothing in the town meeting minutes about that story as there is about the bottom story.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 2:28 pm


There is a story about a town named Wildersburgh, Vermont. In 1793, the town wanted to change the name. There were two men, one was from Holden, Mass, the other from Barre, Mass wanted to change the name to their respective home town's name. It was decided that the victor of a wrestling match would name the town. After a while, one man stood up and said, "There, by God, the name is Barre."


However, there is another version of the story that said that the person who donated the most money would get to name the town. £62 was the winning donation.

Personally, I like the top story better but there is nothing in the town meeting minutes about that story as there is about the bottom story.



Cat



  :D Maybe they didn't have time for the minutes? ???  ::)  ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/18/10 at 4:36 pm



It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!   

And it seems like I get more than my fair share of them.  I wish they'd go away, they are so rude and annoying, that is only if you talk to them and I usually ignore the calls I don't recognise.





I know,I hate it too.  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/18/10 at 4:37 pm

http://www.madore.org/~david/images/cards/english/jack-clubs.png

What is he holding? ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 4:40 pm


http://www.madore.org/~david/images/cards/english/jack-clubs.png

What is he holding? ???



His breath. ::)  I don't know, crack, smack, coke?  ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/18/10 at 4:42 pm



His breath. ::)  I don't know, crack, smack, coke?  ;D





looks like a sword.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/18/10 at 6:36 pm


When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/10 at 9:58 am


It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/19/10 at 10:22 am



It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.




Good to know! O0

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/10 at 12:32 pm


http://www.madore.org/~david/images/cards/english/jack-clubs.png

What is he holding? ???
A staff!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/10 at 1:59 pm


A staff!



Oh, you mean like a Mafia Staff Card?  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/10 at 2:15 pm



Oh, you mean like a Mafia Staff Card?  ::)



With no clear explanation on Google Search, can you please explain a Mafia Staff Card to me?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/10 at 2:35 pm


With no clear explanation on Google Search, can you please explain a Mafia Staff Card to me?



It was a play on words - look up Mafia Staff Car using Google.  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/10 at 2:35 pm



It was a play on words - look up Mafia Staff Car using Google.  ::)



Thanks!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/10 at 2:36 pm


The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/19/10 at 6:55 pm



The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.





What was wrong with 7 Down?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/10 at 1:49 am


What was wrong with 7 Down?
It sounds like a clue in a crossword.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 4:02 am


It sounds like a clue in a crossword.


And what ever happened to 6 up? 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 4:36 am


Venus is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise all other rotate counter-clockwise.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/20/10 at 6:58 am



And what ever happened to 6 up? 





That doesn't make sense.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/20/10 at 6:59 am



Venus is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise all other rotate counter-clockwise.





and Uranus moves every which way.  :D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 7:04 am


and Uranus moves every which way.  :D


So, say Klingons crash landed on Uranus and were marooned there, could be say that Klingons were stuck on Uranus?  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/20/10 at 7:06 am



So, say Klingons crash landed on Uranus and were marooned there, could be say that Klingons were stuck on Uranus?  ::)





My anus or Uranus? ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 7:55 am


My anus or Uranus? ;D


Anus a stupid question?  ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 8:30 am


Listen is an anagram for silent.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/20/10 at 10:58 am



Listen is an anagram for silent.




So are tinsel and enlist.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 11:08 am


So are tinsel and enlist.


Yeah, but listen is to silent as talking is to sound.  How do enlist and tinsel relate?  That was my point.  Thanks for adding to the thread.  ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/20/10 at 11:11 am



Yeah, but listen is to silent as talking is to sound.  How do enlist and tinsel relate?  That was my point.  Thanks for adding to the thread.  ;)




Of course, I knew that listen and silent were related; I just happened to know that it was possible to make two other everyday English words with those letters. :)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 11:14 am


Of course, I knew that listen and silent were related; I just happened to know that it was possible to make two other everyday English words with those letters. :)


I knew that you knew.  ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/20/10 at 11:54 am



Venus is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise all other rotate counter-clockwise.






My home planet. In case you didn't know, the "V" in CatwomanofV stands for Venus.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 12:16 pm



My home planet. In case you didn't know, the "V" in CatwomanofV stands for Venus.



Cat



Why does your home world have to be bass ackwards from the rest of the solar system? ??? And no I didn't know what the "V" was for but I have wondered.  I knew it was "of" something but what I did not know.  This explains alot about you.  ::) Oh yeah, I karma-ed you today in case I hit a wrong vibe along the way.  ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 12:49 pm


If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/10 at 12:53 pm



If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.



If I had three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, in my pockets, I would have to be in a different country.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 12:56 pm


If I had three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, in my pockets, I would have to be in a different country.


How so?  I have coins from the U.K. and I'm not in the U.K. right now.  When I lived in Japan I always had US dollars and Japanese Yen in my wallet.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/10 at 1:01 pm



How so?  I have coins from the U.K. and I'm not in the U.K. right now.  When I lived in Japan I always had US dollars and Japanese Yen in my wallet.



Are the coins in your pocket right now?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 1:46 pm


Are the coins in your pocket right now?


They are indeed not, but I do not need to travel to the U.K. to put them there.  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/20/10 at 3:20 pm



If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.





Then you'd be able to buy a cup of coffee.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 6:41 pm


Then you'd be able to buy a cup of coffee.


Buy a coffee?  You can't even afford to pay attention with only $1.19.  ;D


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/20/10 at 7:32 pm


John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. Totally ironic.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/20/10 at 10:06 pm



John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. Totally ironic.






before or after? If it's before it's ironic but if it's after than I just think he was trying to bring some good karma back to the family.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/21/10 at 6:27 am



before or after? If it's before it's ironic but if it's after than I just think he was trying to bring some good karma back to the family.



It happened before the assassination.  Here is a source for the facts:

http://www.historynet.com/edwin-booth-saved-robert-todd-lincolns-life.htm


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/22/10 at 9:38 am


The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/23/10 at 5:58 pm


In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/23/10 at 6:48 pm



In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!





Really?  ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/24/10 at 7:17 pm


Really?  ::)


Who knows?  It came off the internet and we all know that everything on the internet is absolutely true.  ::) NOT!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/24/10 at 7:22 pm



Who knows?  It came off the internet and we all know that everything on the internet is absolutely true.  ::) NOT!





So why don't they arrest those parents for having a 2 year old smoke? ::)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/24/10 at 7:41 pm


So why don't they arrest those parents for having a 2 year old smoke? ::)


Who knows - different country - diffeent culture and different laws.  Give me two minutes with that kid's father, please.  What an idiot - total ignorance.  >:( >:( >:(


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/24/10 at 7:42 pm


Karaoke is a Japanese English hybrid word that derives from the words "kara", meaning empty, and "oke", an easy way for the lazy tongue of the Japanese to say orchestra. Karaoke literally means "empty orchestra".


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/24/10 at 10:35 pm



Karaoke is a Japanese English hybrid word that derives from the words "kara", meaning empty, and "oke", an easy way for the lazy tongue of the Japanese to say orchestra. Karaoke literally means "empty orchestra".




Wow! You really do learn something new every day.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/10 at 1:30 am



Karaoke is a Japanese English hybrid word that derives from the words "kara", meaning empty, and "oke", an easy way for the lazy tongue of the Japanese to say orchestra. Karaoke literally means "empty orchestra".



I always thought that Kara Oke was a Japanese pop singer!  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/25/10 at 4:22 am


Wow! You really do learn something new every day.


I learned what Karaoke meant when I lived in Japan.  It was popular there years before it caught on here.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/25/10 at 4:24 am


The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/25/10 at 6:48 am



The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.





and altogether: 21.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/25/10 at 11:05 am



I learned what Karaoke meant when I lived in Japan.  It was popular there years before it caught on here.




I believe it. Where else did you live?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/25/10 at 11:06 am



The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.




Somehow I knew that. 8)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/10 at 12:59 pm



The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.



You meant of course a die, for dice is plural for die.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/10 at 1:00 pm


and altogether: 21.
making 21 dots on a die.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/10 at 1:01 pm


Somehow I knew that. 8)
I have know that since I have first held a die in my hand.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/25/10 at 4:55 pm


I believe it. Where else did you live?


Hmmm - Where else have I lived?  Let's see.  There was Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Maryland and Texas.  I spent anywhere from 2 to 4 months in Germany, when it was West Germany, South Korea, back to Japan for about 2 months 9 years after I left.  My job had me doing a lot of traveling.  I spent time on the job in a whole bunch of states.  Right off the top of my head, there's Mass., Florida, Georgia, California, Alaska, Hawaii, countless trips to Arizona, Texas, Virginia and a few others. There are only a few states that I have never been to.

I've been to Mexico a few times but that was just for something to do and it was a long time ago.  I wouldn't get any closer to that place than I am right now.  I'm about 150 miles from the border and the cartels are in my city having their turf wars.  You don't hear about it too much because tourism is big business here and that tourism business would suffer if people actually knew how bad it can get here.  Every other large city in Texas has been featured on the TV show COPS except San Antonio.  Again, tourism.  Where have you lived and/or visited?


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/25/10 at 4:58 pm



Hmmm - Where else have I lived?  Let's see.  There was Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Maryland and Texas.  I spent anywhere from 2 to 4 months in Germany, when it was West Germany, South Korea, back to Japan for about 2 months 9 years after I left.  My job had me doing a lot of traveling.  I spent time on the job in a whole bunch of states.  Right off the top of my head, there's Mass., Florida, Georgia, California, Alaska, Hawaii, countless trips to Arizona, Texas, Virginia and a few others. There are only a few states that I have never been to.

I've been to Mexico a few times but that was just for something to do and it was a long time ago.  I wouldn't get any closer to that place than I am right now.  I'm about 150 miles from the border and the cartels are in my city having their turf wars.  You don't hear about it too much because tourism is big business here and that tourism business would suffer if people actually knew how bad it can get here.  Every other large city in Texas has been featured on the TV show COPS except San Antonio.  Again, tourism.  Where have you lived and/or visited?




Amazing! You sure have been around the world...

As for me, I have never ventured outside the United States. I have lived in California my whole life, and ventured outside the state twice. The first time was in mid-1994 when my family and I took a two-week trip to the Midwest, visiting Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The second time was in May 2002, when we went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a convention in which my dad's newspaper was nominated for some awards.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/25/10 at 5:13 pm



Hmmm - Where else have I lived?  Let's see.  There was Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Maryland and Texas.  I spent anywhere from 2 to 4 months in Germany, when it was West Germany, South Korea, back to Japan for about 2 months 9 years after I left.  My job had me doing a lot of traveling.  I spent time on the job in a whole bunch of states.  Right off the top of my head, there's Mass., Florida, Georgia, California, Alaska, Hawaii, countless trips to Arizona, Texas, Virginia and a few others. There are only a few states that I have never been to.

I've been to Mexico a few times but that was just for something to do and it was a long time ago.  I wouldn't get any closer to that place than I am right now.  I'm about 150 miles from the border and the cartels are in my city having their turf wars.  You don't hear about it too much because tourism is big business here and that tourism business would suffer if people actually knew how bad it can get here.  Every other large city in Texas has been featured on the TV show COPS except San Antonio.  Again, tourism.  Where have you lived and/or visited?






For me it is: New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia (for 1 month), Maryland (for about 6 months), Oklahoma, Texas, & Vermont. I also spent about 9 months in Greece. I may add Puerto Rico on that list because it looks like we are going to be spending our winters there.


I always tell people that Vermont is the 8th state I lived in, 9 if you count Greece and 10 in you count the State of Confusion.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/25/10 at 5:17 pm




I always tell people that Vermont is the 8th state I lived in, 9 if you count Greece and 10 in you count the State of Confusion.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

The State of Confusion...of course! I'm sure we've all been there at one time or another

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/25/10 at 6:51 pm


making 21 dots on a die.


When you count all the dots on a die,it adds up to 21.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/10 at 1:57 am


When you count all the dots on a die,it adds up to 21.
Exactly as I said.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/10 at 1:58 am



Hmmm - Where else have I lived?  Let's see.  There was Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Maryland and Texas.  I spent anywhere from 2 to 4 months in Germany, when it was West Germany, South Korea, back to Japan for about 2 months 9 years after I left.  My job had me doing a lot of traveling.  I spent time on the job in a whole bunch of states.  Right off the top of my head, there's Mass., Florida, Georgia, California, Alaska, Hawaii, countless trips to Arizona, Texas, Virginia and a few others. There are only a few states that I have never been to.

I've been to Mexico a few times but that was just for something to do and it was a long time ago.  I wouldn't get any closer to that place than I am right now.  I'm about 150 miles from the border and the cartels are in my city having their turf wars.  You don't hear about it too much because tourism is big business here and that tourism business would suffer if people actually knew how bad it can get here.  Every other large city in Texas has been featured on the TV show COPS except San Antonio.  Again, tourism.  Where have you lived and/or visited?



Amazing!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/26/10 at 5:46 pm


Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter "E"! 

That would mean that he could not have ever used the article "the" in a 50,000 word novel.  ::) Hmmm - wonder if this is an urban myth?  Anyone know if this is true? ???


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/26/10 at 6:13 pm



Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter "E"! 

That would mean that he could not have ever used the article "the" in a 50,000 word novel.  ::) Hmmm - wonder if this is an urban myth?  Anyone know if this is true? ???




That must've been quite a challenge to do, since the letter 'E' is the most often used letter; it would seem pretty hard to avoid. I can write a few sentences without using said letter... but a whole book? I can't imagine.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 6:25 pm


the word the has to appear in the book at least once... so I say it's an urban myth....


I think you could find that book on a book containing unit at a library and find out if this is valid



look... I typed ^ that whole sentence without using the letter E.... it wasn't easy.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/26/10 at 6:27 pm

A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/26/10 at 6:32 pm


the word the has to appear in the book at least once... so I say it's an urban myth....


I think you could find that book on a book containing unit at a library and find out if this is valid



look... I typed ^ that whole sentence without using the letter E.... it wasn't easy.





Bravo!! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif



A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Typing a quotation about a quick brown fox jumping up and down around a lazy dog is not too difficult now, is it?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 6:38 pm


A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


HEY!!! There's no E in that sentence either.... but there are plenty of E's in what I just typed!  ;D

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/26/10 at 6:40 pm


A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


You managed to take the alphabet sentence and lose the "E".  Inventive.  ;) I wish I had a nickle for everytime I typed "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back".  I could have retired comfortably years ago. 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 6:42 pm



You managed to take the alphabet sentence and lose the "E".  Inventive.  ;) I wish I had a nickle for everytime I typed "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back".  I could have retired comfortably years ago. 





really?  :o  I'd have like 20 cents... 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/26/10 at 6:52 pm


A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


Interesting.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/26/10 at 6:54 pm


Interesting.

I think so too, even though it isn't actually a complete sentence. (Not to get picky or anything.) I still like it, and was able to expand on it in my above posting.



Bravo!! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/yelclap.gif

Typing a quotation about a quick brown fox jumping up and down around a lazy dog is not too difficult now, is it?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/26/10 at 7:03 pm


really?  :o  I'd have like 20 cents...  


Back in the mainframe computer days, communications were often lost.  When you lost your comms you called the comms folks and they'd troubleshoot.  They tested the connection using that sentence since it contains the entire alphabet.  Typing the alphabet would have been just as well but they always insisted on that sentence.  So comms went down all the time so I could type that sentence in my sleep.    


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 7:48 pm



Back in the mainframe computer days, communications were often lost.  When you lost our comms you called the comms folks and they'd troubleshoot.  They tested the connection using that sentence since it contains the entire alphabet.  Typing the alphabet would have been just as well but they always insisted on that sentence.  So comms went down all the time so I could type that sentence in my sleep.     





that sucks...  look < no e  ;)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/10 at 1:07 am



Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter "E"! 

That would mean that he could not have ever used the article "the" in a 50,000 word novel.  ::) Hmmm - wonder if this is an urban myth?  Anyone know if this is true? ???



The author's name contain's the letter 'e'!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/10 at 1:09 am



Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter "E"! 

That would mean that he could not have ever used the article "the" in a 50,000 word novel.  ::) Hmmm - wonder if this is an urban myth?  Anyone know if this is true? ???



The first paragraph of Gadsby,   

If youth, throughout all history, had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn't constantly run across folks today who claim that "a child don't know anything." A child's brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult's act, and figuring out its purport.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/10 at 1:09 am


A quick brown fox jumping up and down on a lazy dog.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat
I do not think that I have type it ever before!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/27/10 at 4:06 am


The first paragraph of Gadsby,   

If youth, throughout all history, had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn't constantly run across folks today who claim that "a child don't know anything." A child's brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult's act, and figuring out its purport.





One can tell from the very first paragraph that the author had a purpose and that was to never use the letter "E", thanks to Phillip's quote from the novel.  A delibrate grammar error was made by using "don't" instead of "doesn't" (noun verb disagreement) and using "purport" instead of "purpose".  Sounds like me when I write parody.  I use poetic license whenever I need to and I am sure that Ernest Vincent Wright  did a lot of this sort of thing in order to pull it off.  Hmmm, I wonder how good the novel is?  Now from what Phillip put out I believe this is not an urban myth but absolutely true.  Thanks Phillip and Karma for your effort and answering my question on whether or not this was a myth.



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/27/10 at 4:52 am


More interesting yet somewhat useless information.  This one just happens to relate in sorts to the novel that contains not one letter "E".

Palindromes are another curiousity of written language.  A palindrome is a word or group of words that read the same way either forward or backward.  Examples of words are:

level
civic
deified
kayak

Here are some examples of phrases:

Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog
Was it a rat I saw
Step on no pets
Sit on a potato pan, Otis

It has gone to another level where actual palindrome stories with palindrome properties have been penned.  I've even heard of entire books being palindromes.  One would almost think that the author of a palindrome story or book must in some way be autistic.  Below is a link to a lengthy palindrome story: (I won't use up the space on the board when one can just click to view the "story")

http://storywrite.com/story/172636

More on palindromes for the more interested at this link: (It's a "Wiki" link so take it with a grain of salt)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/27/10 at 7:00 am



More interesting yet somewhat useless information.  This one just happens to relate in sorts to the novel that contains not one letter "E".

Palindromes are another curiousity of written language.  A palindrome is a word or group of words that read the same way either forward or backward.  Examples of words are:

level
civic
deified
kayak

Here are some examples of phrases:

Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog
Was it a rat I saw
Step on no pets
Sit on a potato pan, Otis

It has gone to another level where actual palindrome stories with palindrome properties have been penned.  I've even heard of entire books being palindromes.  One would almost think that the author of a palindrome story or book must in some way be autistic.  Below is a link to a lengthy palindrome story: (I won't use up the space on the board when one can just click to view the "story")

http://storywrite.com/story/172636

More on palindromes for the more interested at this link: (It's a "Wiki" link so take it with a grain of salt)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome






Very interesting.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/27/10 at 11:58 am


The first paragraph of Gadsby,   

If youth, throughout all history, had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn't constantly run across folks today who claim that "a child don't know anything." A child's brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult's act, and figuring out its purport.






One can tell from the very first paragraph that the author had a purpose and that was to never use the letter "E", thanks to Phillip's quote from the novel.  A deliberate grammar error was made by using "don't" instead of "doesn't" (noun verb disagreement) and using "purport" instead of "purpose".  Sounds like me when I write parody.  I use poetic license whenever I need to and I am sure that Ernest Vincent Wright did a lot of this sort of thing in order to pull it off.  Hmmm, I wonder how good the novel is?  Now from what Phillip put out I believe this is not an urban myth but absolutely true.  Thanks Phillip and Karma for your effort and answering my question on whether or not this was a myth.





Yep, those kinds of things sure do help. As long as one knows what is meant.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 6:12 am


Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 6:31 am



Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.



How many worms does an adult robin eat a day?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 7:02 am



Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.





that's pretty interesting.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 7:03 am



Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.



How many worms does the Boy Wonder eat each day now?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 7:11 am


How many worms does the Boy Wonder eat each day now?


I don't know,ask Batman.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 7:48 am


How many worms does the Boy Wonder eat each day now?


I'm not sure, I believe that they only eat the feet according to the way the original post is phrased.  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 8:01 am



Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.



btw, worms do not have feet!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 8:25 am


btw, worms do not have feet!


Better tell the robins before they all starve.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 8:51 am


Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 9:05 am



Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.



How many, for I have always thought it was the word jack?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 12:48 pm


btw, worms do not have feet!



They can only crawl.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 12:49 pm



They can only crawl.
Worms swerm.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 12:50 pm


Worms swerm.


Yeah,you're right.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 1:07 pm


America once issued a 5-cent bill!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/28/10 at 1:13 pm



America once issued a 5-cent bill!





Really?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 1:18 pm


Really?

Yep - and here's the pic. to prove it.


http://www.usscollett.com/images/photos/a_anderson/1a.jpg

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 1:18 pm



Yep - and here's the pic. to prove it.


http://www.usscollett.com/images/photos/a_anderson/1a.jpg

Was it a war time issue?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/28/10 at 1:21 pm



Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.





How many, for I have always thought it was the word jack?

I always thought the word "run" might've been up there too.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/28/10 at 1:25 pm



Yep - and here's the pic. to prove it.


http://www.usscollett.com/images/photos/a_anderson/1a.jpg



I wonder if cat has one in her coin collection.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/28/10 at 1:31 pm


Was it a war time issue?


Here's a link that explains it some.

http://www.rebelstatescurrency.com/page8.html


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/28/10 at 3:38 pm



Yep - and here's the pic. to prove it.


http://www.usscollett.com/images/photos/a_anderson/1a.jpg




That is a military script-not "real" currency. The U.S. DID have a 3-cent nickel.

http://www.niderost.com/coins/1865_3CentNickel.jpg


I wonder if cat has one in her coin collection.


Nope, not that one-but I do have the 3-cent nickel in my collection.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: snozberries on 08/28/10 at 5:18 pm



That is a military script-not "real" currency. The U.S. DID have a 3-cent nickel.

http://www.niderost.com/coins/1865_3CentNickel.jpg

Nope, not that one-but I do have the 3-cent nickel in my collection.



Cat


Awesome!!!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/29/10 at 6:08 am


Awesome!!!



Two different types of three cent pieces were issued by the US Treasury.  They only minted them for a few years.  One type was made of silver and the other was made of nickle.

http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/image-files/1858_three_cent_silver_type_2.jpg

3 cent silver

http://www.coinlink.com/CoinGuide/images/ust_29.jpg

3 cent nickle

Half cent coins also existed

http://www.coinstudy.com/image-files/half-cent-values-top.gif

US half cent

There were also 2 cent coins

http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/image-files/1869_two_cent_coin_lg.jpg

Two cent coin

And for a few years 20 cent coins were issued

http://www.coinlink.com/CoinGuide/images/ust_62.jpg

20 cent coin



Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/29/10 at 6:51 am


It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them! 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 7:09 am



Yep - and here's the pic. to prove it.


http://www.usscollett.com/images/photos/a_anderson/1a.jpg



It looks like a 5 Dollar Bill.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 7:11 am



It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!   





I always thought that The Dept.Of Environmental Protection planted them. ???

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 7:43 am



It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them! 



So it is the fault of the squirrels then?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 8:01 am


So it is the fault of the squirrels then?


Yes.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 8:10 am



It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them! 



Squirrels should have better memories.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/29/10 at 10:15 am



Two different types of three cent pieces were issued by the US Treasury.  They only minted them for a few years.  One type was made of silver and the other was made of nickle.

http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/image-files/1858_three_cent_silver_type_2.jpg

3 cent silver

http://www.coinlink.com/CoinGuide/images/ust_29.jpg

3 cent nickle

Half cent coins also existed

http://www.coinstudy.com/image-files/half-cent-values-top.gif

US half cent

There were also 2 cent coins

http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/image-files/1869_two_cent_coin_lg.jpg

Two cent coin

And for a few years 20 cent coins were issued

http://www.coinlink.com/CoinGuide/images/ust_62.jpg

20 cent coin







I think I have at least one of each of those in my collection. I have an older half cent than the pic your posted in what they call BU condition-it is shiny red-like the day it left the mint back in 1823.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 08/29/10 at 11:23 am



Half cent coins also existed

http://www.coinstudy.com/image-files/half-cent-values-top.gif

US half cent





Aha!! I always wondered if there was such a thing... and now I see evidence. O0

Too bad they didn't make tenths of a cent coins so that you could pay exact change for one gallon of gasoline! (That kind of thing still baffles me.)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/29/10 at 2:38 pm


In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 2:39 pm



In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.



So no dancing at night time?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/29/10 at 2:43 pm


So no dancing at night tome?


Depends on the spirit and intent of that law.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/30/10 at 4:12 pm


A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/30/10 at 4:31 pm

There are no cats mentioned in the Bible (as well as unicorns).



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/10 at 1:09 am


There are no cats mentioned in the Bible (as well as unicorns).



Cat
Back then all the cats where in Egypt.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 08/31/10 at 3:51 am


The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 08/31/10 at 5:38 am



The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.





very interesting.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/10 at 2:02 pm



The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.



Yes, but that only an average iceberg!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/01/10 at 4:11 am


Yes, but that only an average iceberg!


Wonder how they weigh them?  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/01/10 at 4:13 am


A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 09/01/10 at 11:22 am



Wonder how they weigh them?  ::)




They probably have some tactics, since it obviously can't be placed on a scale it's so big.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/10 at 12:32 pm



Wonder how they weigh them?  ::)



The experiment goes as follows:

Stage a:
Suspend objects of various sizes and masses from a spring scale.
Note the reading of the scale in air for each object. Note the level of the water in the beaker.

Stage b:
Lower the objects into the beaker, record for each object the new reading on the spring scale and the new level of the water in the beaker.

Stage c:
Calculate the weight of water displaced by the object. Devise a rule relating the change in the reading of the scale and the weight of the displaced water.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/10 at 12:34 pm



A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!



How is the temperature of the sun is known?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 09/01/10 at 7:18 pm


The experiment goes as follows:

Stage a:
Suspend objects of various sizes and masses from a spring scale.
Note the reading of the scale in air for each object. Note the level of the water in the beaker.

Stage b:
Lower the objects into the beaker, record for each object the new reading on the spring scale and the new level of the water in the beaker.

Stage c:
Calculate the weight of water displaced by the object. Devise a rule relating the change in the reading of the scale and the weight of the displaced water.

But I don't think that could necessarily work for oversized objects.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/03/10 at 4:27 am


In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 09/03/10 at 10:40 am



In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.




Lotta traffic on the roadways?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/10 at 12:36 pm



In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.



It must the same over here in London

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/10 at 12:36 pm



In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.



...and cheaper.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/03/10 at 2:20 pm


...and cheaper.


That depends - I had a friend when I was there who got a speeding ticket on a bicycle.  You'd have to see this guy to know why.  He was about 6 ft 2 and weighed an easy 270 pounds.  He could have demolished a car if he had an accident with one for how fast he was going.  Once my car had a flat and he held the back end off the ground while I changed the tire.  He was a butcher by military occupation and worked in the commissary.  All the Japanese Nationals who worked there called him 'Jumbo San".


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/10 at 2:21 pm



That depends - I had a friend when I was there who got a speeding ticket on a bicycle.  You'd have to see this guy to know why.  He was about 6 ft 2 and weighed an easy 270 pounds.  He could have demolished a car if he had an accident with one for how fast he was going.  Once my car had a flat and he held the back end off the ground while I changed the tire.  He was a butcher by military occupation and worked in the commissary.  All the Japanese Nationals who worked there called him 'Jumbo San".



You're right, maybe not so cheap

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/03/10 at 4:37 pm


Lotta traffic on the roadways?


Distance in Tokyo is measured in time not kilometers.  Yeah you could say traffic is a bit of a bear.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/10 at 4:38 pm



Distance in Tokyo is measured in time not kilometers.  Yeah you could say traffic is a bit of a bear.



Hence the taxi cab fees?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/03/10 at 4:42 pm


Hence the taxi cab fees?


Cabbies in Tokyo have a Kamakaze wish - they are to be avoided at all costs.  Ask them to slow down because they are scaring the daylights out of you and the put the petal to the metal.  I rode in one once...


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/10 at 4:43 pm



Cabbies in Tokyo have a Kamakaze wish - they are to be avoided at all costs.  Ask them to slow down because they are scaring the daylights out of you and the put the petal to the metal.  I rode in one once...



Once must had been enough for you?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/03/10 at 4:46 pm


Once must had been enough for you?


Yeah - I rode a bike to the train station and took the trains after that if I didn't want to drive.  And did you know that they drive on the wrong side of the street just like the UK?  ::) ;)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 09/03/10 at 7:15 pm



Distance in Tokyo is measured in time not kilometers. Yeah you could say traffic is a bit of a bear.




That's interesting. (Personally) I find it surprising that they wouldn't use units of length.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/06/10 at 9:26 am


That's interesting. (Personally) I find it surprising that they wouldn't use units of length.


You'd need to be there to understand the concept.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 09/06/10 at 9:27 am


Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 09/06/10 at 11:34 am



You'd need to be there to understand the concept.




I probably would. Must be one of those things you've gotta see (firsthand) to believe.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/10 at 12:22 pm



Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.



You try and sort out they family tree!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 09/06/10 at 2:10 pm



Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.





that's not good for the train station. :o

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/10 at 2:18 pm



Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.



How long is it before a rat can start breeding?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/07/10 at 5:25 pm

The Power Rangers villain Lord Zedd is exclusive to America. He never appeared in any of the Super Sentai shows in Japan of which Power Rangers was based on.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 9:56 am

Halitosis was a word that was invented by Lambert Pharmacal Company to promote their latest product called Listerine.

Listerine was invented in the 19th century as powerful surgical antiseptic and using the same formula,  it was later sold, as both a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea. But it wasn't a runaway success until the 1920s, when it was pitched as a solution to "chronic halitosis".

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 09/19/10 at 1:36 pm


Halitosis was a word that was invented by Lambert Pharmacal Company to promote their latest product called Listerine.

Listerine was invented in the 19th century as powerful surgical antiseptic and using the same formula,   it was later sold, as both a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea. But it wasn't a runaway success until the 1920s, when it was pitched as a solution to "chronic halitosis".


and always use mouthwash. ;)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/05/10 at 11:20 am


How long is it before a rat can start breeding?



They seem to be like the "Tribbles" on Star Trek - I believe they are born pregnant. 

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 4:19 am



They seem to be like the "Tribbles" on Star Trek - I believe they are born pregnant. 


Is Star Trek another matter?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 10:27 am


Is Star Trek another matter?



I don't think so, since it really doesn't matter much to me.  ::)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 10:29 am



I don't think so, since it really doesn't matter much to me.  ::)



Exactly!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 10:53 am


Exactly!



So Phillip, who won the baseball game between the crew of the Enterprise and the crew of the Klingon Battle Cruiser on star base during the Trek episode entitled "The Trouble with Tribbles"? 


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 10:54 am



So Phillip, who won the baseball game between the crew of the Enterprise and the crew of the Klingon Battle Cruiser on star base during the Trek episode entitled "The Trouble with Tribbles"? 



I am bothered?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 11:46 am


I am bothered?



OK phillip I'll remove the bother.  Since the Tribbles disliked the Klingons and vice versa a Klingon hit a Tribble  ::)  in the bottom of the ninth and was creditied with one RBI.  The score was tied at the time and the RBI brought in the winning run.  I hope that you understand the Yanks' national pastime called baseball but is better described as organized loitering.  :)


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 11:48 am



OK phillip I'll remove the bother.  Since the Tribbles disliked the Klingons and vice versa a Klingon hit a Tribble  ::)  in the bottom of the ninth and was creditied with one RBI.  The score was tied at the time and the RBI brought in the winning run.  I hope that you understand the Yanks' national pastime called baseball but is better described as organized loitering.  :)



I am doing my best to understand (or follow) the game of baseball, but now that the season has finished I have to wait for next year now.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 11:55 am


I am doing my best to understand (or follow) the game of baseball, but now that the season has finished I have to wait for next year now.



So something has been lost in translation much as it would a sticky wicket to a Yank?


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 11:58 am



So something has been lost in translation much as it would a sticky wicket to a Yank?



Yes, cricket to USA, is as baseball to UK.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/07/10 at 12:36 pm

The U.S. & the U.K. is separated by a common language.



Cat

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 12:41 pm


The U.S. & the U.K. is separated by a common language.



Cat
...and a big pond!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 12:48 pm


Yes, cricket to USA, is as baseball to UK.



When I lived in Japan I found baseball much more interesting.  Here is the US it can be compared very much to some kind of organized loitering.  The pitcher sometimes takes forever to pitch the ball and a lot of time is wasted during a game.  Maybe that is why they  call it a pastime.  I have actually fallen asleep just waiting for some action. 

Yogi Berra a famous catcher for the NY Yankees once said "it ain't over 'til it's over" meaning the end of the game isn't over until the last out is made and one team is in the lead at that time.  When Japan adopted baseball from the US they used the same rules.  One night game was tied and it went extra innings.  That game didn't end until way past 2:00AM.  Tens of thousands of people were stranded because the trains quit running around 1:00AM.  They rioted and and caused a lot of injuries and property damage and because of that, there is now a time limit on the games in Japan because of this and the game moves along a lot faster.  If the game is tied when the clock runs out then the game is called a tie, something that has never happened in American baseball to my knowledge.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 12:49 pm



When I lived in Japan I found baseball much more interesting.  Here is the US it can be compared very much to some kind of organized loitering.  The pitcher sometimes takes forever to pitch the ball and a lot of time is wasted during a game.  Maybe that is why they  call it a pastime.  I have actually fallen asleep just waiting for some action. 




That was how I found it when watching a live game on TV.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 12:55 pm


That was how I found it when watching a live game on TV.


 

You sure it was "live"?  Sometimes it's hard to figure since I've seen dead things move faster.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 12:56 pm


 

You sure it was "live"?  Sometimes it's hard to figure since I've seen dead things move faster.



It was alleged to be on live!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 1:39 pm


It was alleged to be on live!

 

Your bore meter must have been pegged.  I rarely watch baseball unless I am having problems sleeping and there is a night game on.  It's cheaper and more effective than a sleep aid.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 11/07/10 at 1:44 pm


The U.S. & the U.K. is separated by a common language.



Cat


and they are both United.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 11/07/10 at 2:24 pm


and they are both United.

 

United he stand - divided we sleep.


Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 11/08/10 at 7:16 am

It seems the 80's British group Kajagoogoo had a few more hits after "Too Shy" in 1983 but had a few other ones during that same year and they are:

Lion's Mouth
Big Apple
Ooh To Be Ah
Only For Love
Neverending Story

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 12:53 pm


It seems the 80's British group Kajagoogoo had a few more hits after "Too Shy" in 1983 but had a few other ones during that same year and they are:

Lion's Mouth
Big Apple
Ooh To Be Ah
Only For Love
Neverending Story
Never Ending Story was Limahl on his own.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 11/08/10 at 1:45 pm


Never Ending Story was Limahl on his own.


That's right Lhamal went on his own for that song.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 11/29/10 at 7:49 pm


It seems the 80's British group Kajagoogoo had a few more hits after "Too Shy" in 1983 but had a few other ones during that same year and they are:

Lion's Mouth
Big Apple
Ooh To Be Ah
Only For Love
Neverending Story

They must not have been big in the US...except for "Neverending Story", but then...



Never Ending Story was Limahl on his own.

...and the title song from a film, which I have seen a couple of times.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 11/30/10 at 7:03 am


They must not have been big in the US...except for "Neverending Story", but then...

...and the title song from a film, which I have seen a couple of times.



More popular in the UK.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 12:27 pm



More popular in the UK.
I still have not seen the film!

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: nally on 11/30/10 at 1:34 pm


I still have not seen the film!

I think I saw it when it was new...but not in a theater.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 11/30/10 at 7:18 pm


I think I saw it when it was new...but not in a theater.


I think I remember seeing it in 1984.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 1:41 am


They must not have been big in the US...except for "Neverending Story", but then...
Should I make it a film to watch during the Christmas Holiday?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 12/01/10 at 6:55 am


Should I make it a film to watch during the Christmas Holiday?


That could be a good idea.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:44 pm


That could be a good idea.
Only if it is on TV, I am not buying it.

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: DoRitos on 12/28/10 at 7:21 am




Twins get a triplet sister 11 years later. Related news stories on link below:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1341766/Conceived-born-11-years-apart-Deep-frozen-sister-arrives-record-gap.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/26/article-1341766-0C8F3DF9000005DC-954_634x468.jpg

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 12/28/10 at 7:23 am




Twins get a triplet sister 11 years later. Related news stories on link below:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1341766/Conceived-born-11-years-apart-Deep-frozen-sister-arrives-record-gap.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/26/article-1341766-0C8F3DF9000005DC-954_634x468.jpg




very cute.  :)

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 10:44 am




Twins get a triplet sister 11 years later. Related news stories on link below:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1341766/Conceived-born-11-years-apart-Deep-frozen-sister-arrives-record-gap.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/26/article-1341766-0C8F3DF9000005DC-954_634x468.jpg


From Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry: Give my best to Alison and the twins.
Jack Lint: Triplets.
Sam Lowry: Triplets? My how time flies

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 01/02/11 at 1:22 pm

Why do people get that 230pm feeling after lunch?

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 1:57 pm


Why do people get that 230pm feeling after lunch?
What happens if you have lunch at 2:30pm? http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/newyears/grin.gif

Subject: Re: Really useless information though somewhat interesting

Written By: Howard on 01/03/11 at 6:57 am


What happens if you have lunch at 2:30pm? http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/newyears/grin.gif


I don't mind having lunch at 230pm just as long as it's not a heavy lunch.

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