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    Aug 15, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror.
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    Oh now you've got me scared. Can I just use the top of your head instead? ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 15, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    Damn it, I've been using my penis all this time. If I had known you can use your finger.....icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 15, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    funny pictures
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    Aug 15, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    I was going to test this in my bathroom mirror, but I just washed it yesterday. So, I don't want to get a fingerprint on it. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 15, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    Damn!!!
    Obviously I installed mine backwards, cause all I can see is me... icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 15, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidWhen we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror.


    False

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/mirror.asp
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    Aug 15, 2008 6:40 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidWhen we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror.


    This is good to know ;)

    Next time I'm in a hotel with a two-way mirror, I have to break out the lube and give them a full-on JO show ;)

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    Aug 15, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    Heh. Just cup your hands around your eyes and peer into the mirror. Two-way mirrors take advantage of the imbalance in illumination.
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    Aug 15, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
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    Aug 15, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    Pigs can have orgasms that last 30 minutes!
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    Aug 15, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    Pigs are smarter than dogs and are said to have intelligence greater than that of a 3-year old human child. Also pigs match humans more than monkeys and apes in certain areas (skin, eyes, some organs including the heart) which leads them to being used more in certain medical researches than chimpanzees.
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    Aug 15, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    pyrotech saidPigs can have orgasms that last 30 minutes!


    Please don't call me a pig...
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    Aug 15, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    You want useless? I'll give you useless:
    A 2x4 wood stud is really 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"
    Try to top THAT!
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    Aug 15, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    elephants are the only land mammals incapable of jumping
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    Aug 15, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people.

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    Aug 15, 2008 9:47 PM GMT



    Some parts of a pine-cone are edible.
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    Aug 15, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
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    Aug 15, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    Semen is one of the most fattening substances known to man. icon_eek.gif Swallowers beware!
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    Aug 15, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    ~3,000 sperm are produced per testicle, per second.
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    Aug 15, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Winners at the 2001 Ig-Nobel Prize ceremony for eccentric researchers, inventors and scientists include an American who claims to have invented anti-flatulence underwear, a Lithuanian who set up a theme park dedicated to Stalin, and two Indians who discovered that nose-picking is commonplace.
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    Aug 15, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    chicago_barry saidYou want useless? I'll give you useless:
    A 2x4 wood stud is really 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"
    Try to top THAT!


    I believe that the "2 x 4" refers to the dimensions of the lumber after sawing, but before the timber is planed. When I was growing up, a 2x4 (after planing) measured 1-5/8" x 3-5/8". But it appears that present lumber mill operators have become less skilled with the passage of time and now can't make a 2x4 any bigger than 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" after planing (fwiw a similar "shrinkage" thing happened with siding while I was putting the siding on my remodeled house--which caused bigger problems).

    Hence if you're remodeling an older house, it's useful (and potentially valuable) information to know that "standard dimensions" can, and do, change over time.

    An aside: it's also interesting that when I was a kid it was possible to buy a 4'x8' sheet of 1/4" thick, grade A-C, common plywood that was almost as flat as a billard table; now it seems that even 3/8" to 1/2" thick common plywood is often substantiallyl warped.
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    Aug 15, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were freshman roomates at Harvard.
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    Aug 15, 2008 11:24 PM GMT
    trailBLAZER saidelephants are the only land mammals incapable of jumping


    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006030914069
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    Aug 15, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    When drinking a hefeweizen beer, drop a lemon into the beer. Do NOT however, squeeze the lemon into the beer. A majority of consumers of the hefeweizen, and even fellow bartenders, i'm sad to report, squeeze the lemon into the beer, thus ruining the flavor and turning it into lemon-beer. the lemon should be dropped into the beer to absorb some of the enzymes in the unfiltered beer, and enhance the flavor, not turn it into a fruity beer.