What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

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  1. TedFlintKansas

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    I will start

    The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the first flight at Kitty-hawk North Carolina was
     
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    Janny does not like beans in his chili.
     
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    1/9 = .11111111111111111111 to infinity
    2/9 = .22222222222222222222
    8/9 = .88888888888888888888
    9/9 = 1

    Where does the .000000000000000000000000001 go?
     
  4. Cyclonin

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    That fans support the University of Iowa.
     
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    I find it crazy that we celebrate some very dark holidays.
    Labor day was created as a bandaid to cover up multiple massacres of American workers. Columbus Day is named after a brutal tyrant whose history is largely false.
    Thanksgiving is a sham celebration of pilgrims and Native Americans coming together.

    I read this and found it to be an eye opener. :eek:
     
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    Haha! although..mathematically .9 repeating is the same as the number 1. 0.999... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Some cool proofs in here too! Math is fun.
     
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    I'll give you a like if you actually type this out instead of posting a pic.
     
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    That guys are still expected to wear an uncomfortable, colored piece of cloth around their neck as a sign of professionalism. The tie lobby must be extremely powerful.
     
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    We went from that field in Kittyhawk to planting the Stars and Stripes on the moon in under sixty years. I find that amazing.
     
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    It'll sound silly, but the interaction between people and dogs. It's amazed me since I was a little kid that two species can coexist so well together.
     
  13. Mr Janny

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    not quite under sixty, but you're right it's still amazing.
     
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    Abe Vigoda is still alive.

    Mind = Blown
     
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    When we look at the night sky were looking back into the past. A star that is 25 million light years away, we're seeing what that star looked like 25 years ago
     
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    There are 200 billion galaxies out there (maybe more) and the Milky Way may have as many as 400 billion stars.

    Hubris on our part to believe our planet is the only one with life.
     
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    SEZ is happening
     
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    If you're interested in things like that, this is a very good book:
    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong: James W. Loewen: 9780743296281: Amazon.com: Books

    You're right, the Christopher Columbus we learn about in school is not exactly the truth.
     
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    Duck Dynasty is the highest rated show on cable? Really?
     

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