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    1. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    2. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
    3. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
    4. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
    5. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
    6. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
    7. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
    8. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    9. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
    10. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
    11. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in The air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in The air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the Horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
    12. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
    13. AND FINALLY At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
    14. Your hair and nails grow after you die
    15. If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will eventually turn white


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    Re: Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    1. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in The air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in The air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the Horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
    snopes.com: Statue Code

    Otherwise, good stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    snopes.com: Statue Code

    Otherwise, good stuff.

    I was really really bored.


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    Re: Fun Facts

    i'm gonna cry foul on the golf one as well

    snopes.com: Golf: Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden?


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    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
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    Re: Fun Facts

    additionally the hair and nails one is false
    snopes.com: Fingernails Grow After Death

    and the youngest pope is up for debate

    WikiAnswers - True or false was the youngest pope ten years old

    still you're still getting about a C+ so, good show


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    Re: Fun Facts

    The goldfish one isn't true either:

    If I Leave My Goldfish in the Dark, Will it Turn White?


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    Re: Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
    How the **** is this possible?!


    Last edited by LeBron; 06-16-2009 at 11:26 PM.

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    Re: Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    1. AND FINALLY At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
    2. Your hair and nails grow after you die
    3. If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will eventually turn white
    finally is usually considered something that you use on the last item of a list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    And I'm thinking that cycofan just made the air, baby!
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    Re: Fun Facts

    So, #13 is true, and the rest are false?



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    Re: Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    So, #13 is true, and the rest are false?
    I guess so. I got them all from the same website.


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    Re: Fun Facts

    People can lick their own elbows, too.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6bTHuomDUw]YouTube - I can lick my elbow!![/ame]


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    Re: Fun Facts

    Would somebody please tell me how #7 is possible?



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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Would somebody please tell me how #7 is possible?
    I'm not going to link it because it shows her nude when she was pregnant, but look on Wikipedia about Lina Medina, who was 5 when she gave birth.


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    Re: Fun Facts

    More facts.

    1. You can't spit in your own ear.
    2. Doorknobs are made of polished coral.
    3. Gorillas are the only primate (other than man) capable of moonwalking.
    4. Method Man has no method and is not a man.
    5. Beavers sometimes illuminate the insides of their burrows by using their tails to smear smashed fireflies on the walls.
    6. What kind of a name is "Bullwinkle" for a moose?


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