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Did you know that crabs wee through their eyes? That maidenhair moss is so called because Anglo-saxons thought it looked like pubes? That Albanians have 17 different words for moustache? Astound us with your utterly useless and obscure knowledge.

(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:48)
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Lilith
Was made from clay like Adam and was his first wife. She wouldnt have Adam telling her wat to do so she was kicked out of Eden and got togeteher with another outsider. Eve was then made from adam
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:38, Reply)
Statues
Statues of people on horses where the horse is up on it's hind legs means that the person riding it died in battle

One leg in the air means that they died from wounds sustained in battle

and er all four legs on the ground means they didn't die in a battle

I think
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:33, Reply)
A smoot
is a measure of length equal to the height of Oliver Smoot, the president of the International Organisation for Standardization. As a student, he was used to measure Harvard Bridge - length "364.4 smoots and one ear". One smoot is approximately 1.70 metres.

Also, paleontologists use "lawyers" to measure food consumption of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, after the scene in Jurassic Park where a Tyrannosaurus Rex eats a lawyer.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:32, Reply)
Arsenal is the only football club.....
that has a train station named directly after it. Arsenal underground was previously called "Gillespie Road" until ex manager Herbert Chapman persuaded London Underground to change the name. Also, Arsenal is the only club in the football league not named after an actual area.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:30, Reply)
Chain connection thingy
The connector on those little ball chains, like on the pens in banks is called:

A ball and canoe joint.

Sorry, I'll get my anorak...
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:28, Reply)
Blue Whales
The main artery in the Blue whale is big enough for a 2 year old to crawl around in.

-and-

A male blue whale produces 400 gallons of sperm. Only about 100 gallons end up in the female blue whale...so apparently blue whales wank a good bit. Either that or they ALMOST have Coitus Interruptus mastered.

So, despite their onanistic tendancies, Blue Whales are renowned as devout catholics!

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:28, Reply)
Brain science
If the human brain were simple enough to understand, we'd be so simple, we couldn't
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:27, Reply)
Did you know?
In Italian one cannot distinguish between:
* a nephew and a son-in-law / neice and daughter-in-law (nipote / nipota)
* to bring and to take and to wear and to carry (portare)
* to jump and to skip (saltare)
* to skid and to slide (scivolare)
* to punch and to sting (pugnare)
* 'even' and 'also' (anche)

And on..

Yes, useless in the extreme to anyone, unless you are learning Italian.

Edit: Oh, and the new Bertolli sauce billboard is WRONG! It should say: 'Aroma Generosa', being feminine (and the phrase wouldn't make sense to an Italian anyway - how can a smell be generous?)
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:24, Reply)

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:23, Reply)
Did you know...?
99.9% of statistics are made up
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:22, Reply)
"Stewardesses"
is the longest word typed with only the left hand; "lollipop" with your right.

Don't give none of this I only use my left/right hand bollocks! its TRUE!
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:22, Reply)
Arrrrr Pirates!
Did you know that pirates used to throw guinea pigs over the side of their boats in the hope that the squeeling little creature would lead them to shore?


Well they did, and I should know because I was one in a previous life... pirate that is not guinea pig.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:22, Reply)
St Michael was Satan's brother
well the angel Lucifer's brother, only called Satan after Michael threw him out of heaven, nice display of forgiveness and brotherly love there...
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:20, Reply)

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:20, Reply)
Not kitten, but...
Twitten. A Sussex dialect word for the path that runs between two fields, used also for a narrow alleyway, such as can be found in the old towns and villages of Sussex.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:20, Reply)
Black Marines
In the Continental Marines during the American Revolutionary War (the precursor to the modern US Marine Corps), black soldiers were paid precisely the same amount as white soldiers.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:20, Reply)
Cantonese words
My girlfriend (who is Chinese) tells me that there's no direct translation in Cantonese for "make tea", apparently because most Chinese people always have tea on the go, they just add more water and more teabags as required.
The nearest you can get is roughly equivalent to "pour tea". Apparently.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:19, Reply)
well,
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:19, Reply)
the sanskrit word for war
literally translates as "wanting more cows". kinda puts it all in perspective dontcha think?
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:16, Reply)
St. John's Wood
is the only station on the London Underground whose name contains none of the letters of the word 'mackerel'.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:15, Reply)
The arachnid with the most deadly poison?
The daddy longlegs!

got no teeth though.

Gutted
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:14, Reply)
ole
Llamas are bigger than frogs
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:12, Reply)
Downstairs Lady Fur
A merkin is a not-to-be-worn-on-the-head wig for those ladies who wish for a little more hair 'down there'

Don't know what sort of styles/colours are available but I'm sure there are many.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:12, Reply)
Swindon Town
Swindon Town is the only football team in the English League that doesn't have a letter from the work mackerel in its name. I'm still waiting for that to come up in a pub quiz.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:12, Reply)
when a boil on the neck gets big enough
it ceases to be a mere 'boil' and becomes the infinitely more amusing 'goiter'.
Use this knowledge wisely my friends
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:04, Reply)
There is no word
in the english dictionary for
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:04, Reply)
A Dork
Is actually a whales penis
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 15:02, Reply)
William Moulton Marston
invented two things:
- the polygraph lie detector machine
- Wonderwoman
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:55, Reply)
otter poo
is correctly known as "spraints"
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:55, Reply)
Yay, first
The plastic bits on the ends of laces are called anglets.
(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:54, Reply)

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