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    nonikname
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    there are 10 body parts that are only 3 letters long

    1-arm

    2-ear

    3-hip

    4-gum

    5-lip

    6-rib

    7-leg

    8-toe

    9-jaw

    10-eye

    #1040245

    HLM
    Member

    you cannot lick your elbow

    #1040246

    nonikname
    Member

    you can not say the m sound while smiling

    #1040247

    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    43% of all statistics are made up

    #1040248

    TheGoq
    Participant

    This is one of many threads about random facts.

    #1040249

    I can play music b”h. I can talk b”h. I CAN’T do both together. Why? I cannot figure that out.

    #1040250

    SaysMe
    Member

    hlm- depends how long ur tongue is!

    Nonikname- or b or p

    #1040251

    WIY
    Member

    Why can’t you smile and make an m sound? I can.

    #1040252

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    LF, you should learn piano or guitar instead of saxophone. Maybe then you’ll figure it out.

    #1040253

    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    LF you do saxaphone??? Thats my fav instrument!!!!

    #1040254

    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Btw, you kniw gulie is written on the ceiling?

    #1040255

    DY, I don’t play saxophone. I do keyboard (Violin too). And that’s the real strange thing. I cannot say a coherent sentence while playing. I could only speculate that both these tasks are originating from the same area in the brain. And it doesn’t mulitask.

    #1040256

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    If you prepare the sentence before saying it, then you can say it by rote with the rythm.

    #1040257

    nonikname
    Member

    WIY- smile without your lips touching

    burnt steak- is that a statistic?

    shopping- lol did u mean gullible?

    #1040258

    ✡onegoal™
    Participant

    The Eiffel Tower is taller in the winter than it is in the summer.

    #1040259

    writersoul
    Member

    Little Froggie: same problem, but I play the flute, so…

    The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years.

    #1040260

    Redleg
    Participant

    Froggie, can you play and sing?

    #1040261

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Heleivi- It’s probably easier to prepare the music and play it by rote and then you can actually talk and not just vocalize a sentence that’s in your head.

    #1040262

    Redleg: Yes, I can sing along while playing (only the same song). But I cannot, for the life of me, get out one coherent sentence.

    and Writersoul, I do that B”H too. But I don’t try talking while fiefing.

    #1040263

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Gam, good point. I’ll have to try that. Using two hands, though, takes more concentration. But for the duration of the sentence I’m sure it can be done. My keyboard is not working currently so I can’t try it out that soon.

    #1040264

    ✡onegoal™
    Participant

    Random fact: Thread has been hijacked by band nerds:)

    #1040265

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Oh, sorry. How can I read a text while bungee jumping?

    #1040266

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    HaLeivi- how many instruments require the use of only one hand? Most require two. I can play while talking if it’s a song I know well.

    #1040267

    Gamanit:

    A trumpet requires one hand. (If you’re playing two, that’s a different story)

    And I think the reason you can talk while playing a song you know well, is because you’re not really using your portion of expression in your brain for that, rather just a memorized sequence of key presses – my opinion.

    #1040268

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Little Froggie- as I said, playing by rote. I know I can do it, because I was teaching someone else how to play and explaining what I was doing as I was doing it.

    #1040269

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Odd facts:

    Booth saved Lincoln’s life.

    In late 1864 or early 1865, Mr. Booth was waiting on a train platform in Washington DC when he noticed Lincoln had fallen into the gap between the platform and the train when the train began to move. Mr. Booth, who was a well-known actor in the famous Booth acting family, pulled Lincoln by his collar and rescued him from being crushed by the train.

    The rescuer was Edwin Booth, the brother of the man who would assassinate the President less than a year later. The man who was rescued was Robert Todd Lincoln, the President’s son.

    The Story of the Unsinkable Ship.

    A book was authored by a man named Morgan Robertson about a luxury ocean liner that was said to be unsinkable. The ship was described as “the longest craft afloat” and “equal to that of a first class hotel” and “unsinkable.”

    The ship (called the Titan) in the novel hit an iceberg on an April morning around midnight about 400 miles from Newfoundland and sank. The ship had too few lifeboats for all aboard and, in fact, carried, as few as the law would allow.

    You might think that Robertson is just a hack who took the story of the ocean liner Titanic and wrote a story surrounding it. Heck, he couldn’t even be bothered to come up with an original name for the ship! The Titanic did sink 400 miles from Newfoundland on an April morning around midnight. The Titanic was carrying too few lifeboats. It was regarded as one of (if not the) finest luxury liners in the world at the time. So, Robertson simply took the story, didn’t even bother to change the pertinent details, and published a silly book.

    Except for one little thing — The Titanic sunk in 1912. Robertson’s book was published in 1897.

    Unlucky Twice — and Lived To Tell

    Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a gentleman who had the unfortunate luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was attending a business conference in the city of Hiroshima, Japan, on the morning of Aug 6, 1945. Of course, that was the day that the atomic bomb fell on the city. Yamaguchi was 3 km away from the blast site. He was temporarily blinded, his eardrums were ruptured and he suffered burns over a good portion of his upper boddy because of the blast. Having survived the blast, he found some shelter and spent the night there.

    Since it was unlikely that any business was going to be done in Hiroshima for the foreseeable future, Yamaguchi turned to go home — to Nagasaki.

    Despite being badly injured, he managed to not only make it home, but to return to work on the morning of August 9. He was describing the blast to one of his supervisors when the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. While he was, again, 3 km from the blast, this time he was unhurt.

    You might think that being at the location of not one, but two atomic blasts, that this guy would have suffered from radiation poisoning. As it turns out, he recovered nicely and survived until 2009, when he died of stomach cancer at age 93.

    The Lucky Unlucky Nurse

    Violet Jessup worked a stewardess/nurse for the White Star line. The White Star line had three famous Olympic-class liners at the time — Olympic, Titanic and Britanic.

    She was working as a stewardess aboard the Olympic when she hit a cruiser on Sep 20, 1911. The ship managed to stay afloat as only two forward compartments flooded.

    Afterwards, she boarded the Titanic to serve as a stewardess on that ship. On the morning of Apr 14, 1912, Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. Jessop was eventually ordered onto lifeboat 16 and survived the sinking.

    You see where this is going, right?

    She was serving about the Olympic (which had been converted into a hospital ship for the war effort) when it struck a mine in the Aegean Sea on Nov 21, 1916. She was sucked under water and hit her head on the keel before being rescued. Thirty people died in the incident, but Jessop survived.

    Jessop eventually died of drowning aboard the… no, I’m kidding. She died of heart failure in 1971, on dry land.

    The Wolf

    #1040270

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    But when you are doing chords you are already putting one part into automatic and juggling conscious focus.

    Back to random facts: I forgot what each color band on the resistor stands for. Can anyone remind me?

    #1040271

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Once you know your chords by heart, your fingers do them almost on their own.

    #1040272

    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    I play piano poorly, and can talk while I play.

    #1040273

    sharp
    Member

    WolfishMusings,

    Those are fascinating! Thank you.

    #1040274

    sharp
    Member

    nonikname, great thread. I like your op.

    Little Froggie: Don’t feel bad. There are many professional musicians who will not either talk while playing. It’s not uncommon.

    #1040275

    LevAryeh
    Member

    If I’m only playing chords it’s not that hard to talk. I find it a lot harder when I’m also playing lead. People think I’m being rude because I won’t answer their questions, but really I just can’t speak when I play (and I also I’m being rude).

    #1040276

    WIY
    Member

    Torah

    “I play piano poorly, and can talk while I play.”

    I think this belongs in the talent thread.

    #1040277

    mitzvahgirl613
    Participant

    When you put your hand flat down on a table and you bend your middle finger down, it is impossible to lift your ring finger by itself.

    #1040278

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    i tried it but i was able to do it. is it supposed to be palm up or palm down?

    #1040279

    mitzvahgirl613
    Participant

    palm down

    #1040280

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Syag, was your middle finger bent all the way in?

    #1040281

    nonikname
    Member

    wofishmusings- i present u with……..

    the most random award!!!

    tht was so facinating!!!!

    is it all true?

    little froggie nd torah613- i think its awesome u play (took some lessons but i became 2lazy)

    mitzva girl- ouch!! i hurt myself trying lol

    #1040282

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Although the harmonica is played with only one hand (or none, on some occasions) I find it more difficult to talk while doing the draw notes.

    #1040283

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    HaLeiVi- the harmonica is played with the mouth, but you’re right- it doesn’t use both hands. It would be impossible to talk while playing it though for obvious reasons.

    #1040284

    WIY
    Member

    Haleivi

    I have seen videos of harmonica playing and it requires 2 hands. You cant really play without 2 hands.

    #1040285

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    WIY- it’s generally played with two, but you can manage with one, it just won’t be as nice.

    #1040286

    miritchka
    Member

    Most people cant talk while putting on eyeliner.

    mitzvah613 – i was able to do it. palm down, flat, middle finger bent, and ring finger lifted about an inch, not more.

    #1040287

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    if you bend your middle finger against your palm and THEN put your palm down on the table it wont work anymore.

    #1040288

    I was so frightened from that post. If I bend my middle finger etc. then it won’t work anymore?!?

    #1040290

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    I never use two hands for harmonica. You use two hands when you want the waw waw effect.

    #1040291

    Do you play for the CR banned?

    #1040292

    aishes chover
    Participant

    miritchka, then I am one of the few who can talk while applying eyeliner!

    For example, I can say, “One second,” or, “Give me a minute to finish, then I’ll talk to you.”

    #1040293

    a heres a fact- most pple who read that you can’t smile and say ‘m’ will do it!

    #1040294

    sharp
    Member

    Random bump

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