Fun Random Trivia and Facts.

  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 06, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Everyday on my Facebook account, I have "Kovar's useless fact of the day". This has become popular among my friends and I dare not miss a day without someone calling me out. I bet with all the guys here, there are some great bits of true trivia and facts among all of you.

    Let's have some fun and tell us all your favorite bit of trivia or fact!

    I'll start. "In Fairbanks, Alaska, moose are banned from mating within city limits."
  • DCEric

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    Dec 06, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    It is illegal to swim on land in the state of Maryland.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 06, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    Lobsters mate for life.
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    Dec 06, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidLobsters mate for life.


    No they don't. They're crustaceans with brain stems the size of a pinhead. They are incapable of romance.

    And that's why you can toss them in the pot without a qualm.
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    Dec 06, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    In 1899, President McKinley was assured by the director of the US Patent Office that "everything that can be invented has already been invented."

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    Dec 06, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidThey're crustaceans with brain stems the size of a pinhead. They are incapable of romance.

    And that's why you can toss them in the pot without a qualm.



    There are RJers who fit this description... (OK they are not crustaceans, but the rest is true)
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 06, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    It's estimated that one third of all adults have difficulty distinguishing right from left but..... 95% of people put on their left sock first.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 06, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    jprichva saidTrue fact: Introducing phlegm into a discussion nearly always ends it.


    Priceless! I'm going to try that next time I tire of a conversation!icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 06, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    jprichva saidTrue fact: Introducing phlegm into a discussion nearly always ends it.


    Do you mean by hacking it up and spitting it out, or just by mentioning the word? Curious minds want to know.
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    Dec 06, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    DCEric saidIt is illegal to swim on land in the state of Maryland.


    LOL- you lie icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif You're making this upicon_lol.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 06, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    Celticmusl saidLobsters mate for life.


    No they don't. They're crustaceans with brain stems the size of a pinhead. They are incapable of romance.

    And that's why you can toss them in the pot without a qualm.


    Lol, ok, I looked it up. It's just an urban legend/myth started by the tv show Friends.

    Other than that, I was never implying that lobsters are capable of romance, and if they did mate for life it would be a behavior pattern that would be an encoded behavior. Just because an animal or insect has a small brain obviously does not mean they cannot have extremely complex behavior patterns, social organization, and mating rituals.

    Also, to think that a lobster cannot feel pain just because they have a small brain is ignorant.
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidAlso, to think that a lobster cannot feel pain just because they have a small brain is ignorant.


    It is true that certain RJers also appear to feel some sort of "pain", but this could be anthromorphic projection.
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said

    Also, to think that a lobster cannot feel pain just because they have a small brain is ignorant.


    I'll try to remember that next time some arsehole tries to stir something up on a thread....icon_lol.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 06, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Celticmusl saidAlso, to think that a lobster cannot feel pain just because they have a small brain is ignorant.


    It is true that certain RJers also appear to feel some sort of "pain", but this could be anthromorphic projection.


    Also, that buzzing noise an RJer makes once he is thrown into a flame war is nothing more than air escaping from his shell.
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    Lostboy said
    Celticmusl saidAlso, to think that a lobster cannot feel pain just because they have a small brain is ignorant.


    It is true that certain RJers also appear to feel some sort of "pain", but this could be anthromorphic projection.


    Also, that buzzing noise an RJer makes once he is thrown into a flame war is nothing more than air escaping from his shell.


    Well some of them are full of hot air, that is certainly true.
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    Check these sites out!

    They are about "DUMB LAWS STILL ON THE BOOKS" icon_eek.gif

    Check you state for laws that are out of date but still alive and active....
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    Foofaraw is a fuss about nothing. Which pretty much sums up the threads on RJ ... icon_rolleyes.gif... icon_lol.gif


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    Dec 06, 2009 8:17 PM GMT

    In Idaho, it is illegal to fish in the Snake River from the back of a camel.

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    Oh, if I could count the number of times I broke this law growing up!

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    Dec 06, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    The Dik Dik marks its territory using scent glands near its eyes and can often be seen poking the gland onto thorns and sticks. This sometimes gives the appearance that it is trying to poke its own eyes out.