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AlDaja

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#1 10 years ago

Ok, the thread to inspire and shock your friends…not really. But it does impress the girls on occasion and can add new life to boring conversations or shine new light on an old topic.

So post something that you know or researched that explains concepts or everyday items, etc. that we all know of (or don’t) that explain the why for, like this:

The month of July comes from the Gregorian calendar, which gives us our standard year (which we use today), named after Julius Caesar in 46 BC by the Roman Senate in honor of ‘Julius’, which we know as July.




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#2 10 years ago

Ok I'm sorry but your fact sucked. Mine will to but whatever.

Bisexual women are almost always hotter than lesbians. It sounds really stupid but it's been scientifically proven!




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#3 10 years ago

The founder of KFC left home at the age of 12, and founded KFC with a 103$ social security check.

The title of Kentucky Fried Chicken was changed to KFC, because there was a large crackdown on health issues, and they thought the word "fried" stood out. Therefore it's KFC.




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#4 10 years ago

Plants do not receive the materials needed to grow from the ground, they largely get them from the air. By that I mean the elements needed to form wood, not necessarily to stay alive.

Many think the seasons are caused by the earth moving closer and farther away from the sun. Most here probably don't think that though. They know the Earth's seasons are caused by her tilt.

Many also think that the planets have elliptical orbits. They do not, they have circular ones.




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#5 10 years ago

^ Those ones were pretty cool.




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#6 10 years ago

Useless Fact #8 (or #5?) - Stupidity and Coolness often go hand in hand. However, Not always.




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#7 10 years ago
Afterburner;4572207Many also think that the planets have elliptical orbits. They do not, they have circular ones.

Actually, it is technically still an elipse. The orbit is not perfectly circular, now, is it? That'd be impossible. Funny, because most/all other detected planets in other systems have chaotic orbits that would kill us all if we lived there... The Greeks once believed the onion to be an aphrodisiac...




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#8 10 years ago
Penguin_Unit;4572427Actually, it is technically still an elipse. The orbit is not perfectly circular, now, is it? That'd be impossible. Funny, because most/all other detected planets in other systems have chaotic orbits that would kill us all if we lived there... The Greeks once believed the onion to be an aphrodisiac...

That's just being anal about it though.

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Is that a circle or an ellipse? Because that is what the planet's in our solar system orbit like.




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#9 10 years ago

Earth's orbit, if I recall correctly, resembles most closely a circle. However, the other planets seem to deviate much more (if I remember right). And not all the planets have completely circular orbits. Pluto (don't say it) has an irregular orbit that is nothing like a circle.




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#10 10 years ago

What's the most eaten pasta in Italy?

What's that old timey Piano riff you hear a lot?