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    Default Useless Trivia: Part I

    This is a thread for trivia that doesn't really deserve a new thread, but which you feel the need to share with others anyway.

    For instance, apparently certain types of alligators have their gender determined by what temperature the egg they developed in has during a specific period of its growth. Warmer eggs become male, while colder eggs become female. Heh, everyone knew females were cold-blooded right? (Completely joking...most of my best friends are girls.)
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    While they may not appear so, the llama is a member of the camel family.

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    The elephant is the only mammel in the world that can't jump.
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    Snails can sleep for a very long time. I commonly hear three years, but sources aren't consistent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldred View Post
    The elephant is the only mammel in the world that can't jump.
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Wild-Anim...loths-Jump.htm

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    There is an arrow formed by the shape of the letters between FedE and x.

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    Found a site that has a lot of useless trivia, dont know how many are really correct but most sound right. One of my favorite is "If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction."

    here is the site http://www.qsl.net/w5www/trivia.html

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    Sloths can jump, they're just too lazy to be bothered.

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    Canada has the most doughnut shops per capita in the world.

    The odds of being killed by lightning are the same as being killed by falling out of bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosssmiley View Post
    Sloths can jump, they're just too lazy to be bothered.

    "Alright man, keep your hair on. I'm getting to it..."
    Oh, and I almost forgot, white men can't jump.

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    Pandas are more related to racoons than bears.


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    Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

    During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

    The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

    In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!

    About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malmagor Andrigal View Post
    Pandas are more related to racoons than bears.
    except that they're not. check under the classification section here

    and to add to this. Certain types of snakes bear live young.

    Great white sharks, as well as some related sharks, are endothermic.
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    Actually, from what I understand, several reptilian species have the sex of the eggs determined by the temperture of the nesting site. Too cold and they are female, too hot and it's male, and right in between you get a nice mix of both. It's still pretty cool.

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    The German word for
    "Parrot"
    is Papagai
    If there's nothing out there, then what was that noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Skenardo View Post
    The German word for
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    and in greek we call it papagalos


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    Curious thing, in Spanish they're called "Papagayos"
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    So now I have to ask....how the heck did we get to Parrot from all these Papaga-something or others? Hehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evrine View Post
    except that they're not. check under the classification section here

    and to add to this. Certain types of snakes bear live young.

    Great white sharks, as well as some related sharks, are endothermic.
    oh noes! updated information, my worst enemy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syka View Post
    So now I have to ask....how the heck did we get to Parrot from all these Papaga-something or others?
    Maybe the English were bored to say the whole word???


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    oatmeal is delicious.

    bananas can be used in place of eggs in several recipes.

    the word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

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    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
    Not just that. They sleep with just one of their brain-halves at a time!

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    In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!
    In space. No one can see you cry!

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    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
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    I wonder what the ratio of truth/myth in this thread will be.

    Hmm, to add a few of my own, there is always this site. Here you can read why:

    - Having sons reduces the likelihood of divorce
    - Humans are naturally polygamous
    - The midlife crisis is a myth—sort of
    - Beautiful people have more daughters
    - Rich people have more sons

    And more fun facts from psychologists. It's psychelicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm da Rogue! View Post
    During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
    So if I ate 6 elephants, would I be set for life?

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open?
    That's because they're jerks.
    The one time you could possibly get your own back, while they're sleeping, and they ruin it for you.
    That's so dolphin.
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    You'd probably have to eat seven, because tusks are bad to eat. So are the feet. And a lot of other junk.
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    - Beautiful people have more daughters
    - Rich people have more sons
    So, 's parents were rich and beautiful???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceres View Post
    Hmm, to add a few of my own, there is always this site. Here you can read why:

    - Having sons reduces the likelihood of divorce
    - Humans are naturally polygamous
    - The midlife crisis is a myth—sort of
    - Beautiful people have more daughters
    - Rich people have more sons

    And more fun facts from psychologists. It's psychelicious!
    Yeah..... they also seem to think a preference for blue eyes is "universal", which is just plain daft. Have they actually asked everyone?

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    The elephant is the only mammel in the world that can't jump.
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    The pit of most pitted fruits is poisonous.

    5% of American teenage boys weighs less then 105 lb. I know this because I weigh 105 lbs and am in the 5th percentile. I'm 5'6" too for a BMI of 16.9. Healthy BMI is 18.5 to 24.9. Scary, no?
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    A group of cats is called a clowder. A group of kittens is called a kindle.

    A mole flea can jump approximately 960x their own height.

    If the male of a school of parrotfish disappears, the alpha female becomes male.

    The surface of the sun is 9,953° F. The corona is 9,000,000° F. The core is 24,500,000° F.


    And that's just off the top of my head.
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    Snakes have two penises (male ones, that is).
    There's a couple of species of forest bat in southern New South Wales that are only distinguishable by comparing their penises - one has a kink in it with a pointy end, the other has a curve with a round knob.
    A male kangaroo is a boomer, a female's a flyer, a baby's a joey and a group is a mob, though there's at least one other name for a group.

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