March 24, 2009 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #589636
Ok, here goes my attempt to try and get this one up and running!
This thread is for posting interesting information that you’ve come across, and you think is not common knowledge. (it’s also a good place to test your trivia – do you know what everyone else is posting as “uncommon?!”)
Post and comment away, but please let’s not turn this into another general shmooze.
😉March 24, 2009 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #926349
moish, you start. What do you know that we don’t?
~a~March 24, 2009 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #926350
well, for one – we’ll bring our buddies in the opossum family here.
This is from my husband – did you know that you can fit 14 newly-born opossums on a teaspoon (or maybe it’s a tablespoon). Why you might WANT to, i will never know, but you COULD…
Newborn opossums are smaller than a dime.
Newborn opossums are so small you could fit 24 of them into a teaspoon!
But you wanna know why?
After a pregnancy of only 12-13 days, the tiny, naked newborns, smaller than a dime, crawl up through their mother’s belly fur and into her pouch. Here they attach to a nipple and continue to develop. After about 2 months the young opossums, now bright eyed and fully-furred, crawl out of the pouch and onto their mother’s back.
and i said i had a good one but i needa use the key word for hangman first. so after that game i’ll put it up.March 24, 2009 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #926351flatbush27Member
shoulda called this thread snapple factsMarch 24, 2009 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #926352
ha! except not all snapple facts are really facts. a whole bunch aren’t true.March 24, 2009 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #926353Dr. PepperParticipant
The copper sheeting of the Statue of Liberty is less than one tenth of an inch thick!March 24, 2009 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #926354
no wonder the french were so generousMarch 24, 2009 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #926357
4 times more men get hit by lightning each year then women.March 24, 2009 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #926358Belev EchadParticipant
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them offMarch 24, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #926359
The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.March 24, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #926360
wow i was looking online and i found this.
The X’s that people sometimes put at the end of letters or notes to mean a kiss, actually started back in the 1000’s when Lords would sign their names at the end of documents to other important people. It was originally a cross that they would kiss after signing to signify that they were faithful to God and their King. Over the years though, it slanted into the X
i’ll bet if i made this into its own thread it would turn into a whole huge discussion as to whether or not it’s muttar to sign off a letter with XXOO
😉March 24, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #926361
there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
rubber bands last longer when theyre refrigerated
ok now for something you dont know… well probably something you never thought of
Q: what number would you have to reach in order to use an “a” when its written out (e.g. one, two…)
A: one thousand
🙂March 24, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #926362
cool, kapusta – didn’t know ant of thoseMarch 24, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #926363
kapusta: I actually knew the last one 🙂
Cats are always born with blue eyes
Cats can be right pawed or left pawedMarch 24, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #926364
I got TUNZ in old emails maybe I’ll find some more, I have to go through them anyway 🙂March 24, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #926365
you know where thats from? if you do you dont have to say… 😉March 25, 2009 1:59 am at 1:59 am #926368flatbush27Member
i copied and pasted all the snapple facts but i guess they didnt feel like going through all of them.just so ya know mods i skimmed them and they were fineMarch 25, 2009 2:02 am at 2:02 am #926369
Question: What are bioflavonoids and where could you find them?March 25, 2009 2:06 am at 2:06 am #926370
ok, what are they?
and don’t say look it up 😉March 25, 2009 2:09 am at 2:09 am #926371
They’re the coloring in fruits and vegetables. I think? But I definitely knew the word.
~a~March 25, 2009 2:10 am at 2:10 am #926372
look it up 😉
anyone? 72 probably knows- he knew the word.March 25, 2009 2:19 am at 2:19 am #926373
so not in the mood to do research now.
& this is the interesting facts thread, not random questions
so, mod-72? is anonymisss right?March 25, 2009 2:22 am at 2:22 am #926374
ok, they are the natural pigment in fruits and vegetables, but more than that…
they are anti-oxidants that have healing “powers” and can act in an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-cancer way. they can be found in many plants, including citrus fruits, green tea and cocoa. (yeah – chocolate’s healthy unless they take them out like they do to the good milk chocolate…)March 25, 2009 2:22 am at 2:22 am #926375
moish01: savoring the fact that we dont know what it means and you do? 😉
Does it mean artifical flavoring?March 25, 2009 2:29 am at 2:29 am #926376YW Moderator-72Participant
according to Mrs. YW Moderator-72, where vitamin C is naturally occuring in a food item, many times there are bioflavonoids. example: the white inner section of the peels or between the wedges of lemons, oranges, grapefruits (ie. citrus fruits) are the highest source. other fruits may have small amounts also.March 25, 2009 2:29 am at 2:29 am #926377JewessMember
Bioflavonoids are antioxidants, if I remember correctly from my Nutrition class. They’re found in fruits and vegetables and some other foods like wine, teas and maybe whole grains. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)March 25, 2009 2:32 am at 2:32 am #926378
tell the Mrs. that it used to be called vitamin P. till they discovered that there a billion (ok, not a billion) more variations of it.March 25, 2009 2:33 am at 2:33 am #926379
oh i forgot wine! yeah, you got it Jewess.March 25, 2009 2:35 am at 2:35 am #926380
What does a biilion more variations of it got to do with them changing the name from vitamin P to vitamen C?March 25, 2009 2:37 am at 2:37 am #926381
thanks for explaining 🙂March 25, 2009 3:05 am at 3:05 am #926383
just like there are blind people & deaf people, there are anosmic people who have no sense of smell.March 25, 2009 3:08 am at 3:08 am #926384
i didn’t say anything about vitamin C. ask 72 about that. all i was saying is that they used to call it vitamin P and then discovered a whole lot of variations so they scratched that name – there are many different types of bioflavonoids – should i google the names for you? i don’t know them by heart 😉March 25, 2009 3:16 am at 3:16 am #926386
oh…no its all right ill live without knowing thier namesMarch 25, 2009 3:20 am at 3:20 am #926387
good. because i think it’s a waste of brainpower even reading through them. although they might provide good hangman words… 😉March 25, 2009 3:24 am at 3:24 am #926388yankdownunderMember
Money is not made from paper it is made from cotton.
The glue on a Israeli Postage Stamp is certified kosherMarch 25, 2009 3:35 am at 3:35 am #926390
yank, and it can go through the wash unaffected.
~a~March 25, 2009 3:37 am at 3:37 am #926391
yank, money used to be made of silk. i guess they had rachmunus on the silkworms 😉March 25, 2009 5:35 am at 5:35 am #926392
anonymisss I do it all the time, I call it money laundering 😉March 25, 2009 5:37 am at 5:37 am #926393
ames, cool! I like that and just added it! Thanks 😉
~a~March 25, 2009 6:23 am at 6:23 am #926394JaxMember
ames: wow that’s cool!!! thanx!!!March 25, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am #926395
ames: that’s very cool, i have to remember to try it the next time i have a chance!March 25, 2009 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #926396squeakParticipant
1. The oldest word in the English language is “town”.
2. On this day in 1986, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Air Force could ban the wearing of yarmulkas.
3. Peanuts have no cholesterol (unlike some other nuts)
4. Peanuts are not nuts (just threw this one in so that no one yells at me for the last one)March 25, 2009 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #926397
squeak, us frum yidden know that peanuts are not nut because they are not haeitz like the rest of nuts, but haadama like peas.March 25, 2009 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #926398
I’m allergic to nuts and NOT peanuts.
~a~March 25, 2009 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #926399charlie brownMember
that’s a huge relief! LOL!March 25, 2009 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #926400
charlie, i don’t know about you, but most guys would rather be nuts than peas.March 25, 2009 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #926401
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(worth it??)March 25, 2009 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #926402I. M. HereMember
I actually read somewhere that Dr. Seuss was given a challenge to write a book with a list of 200 words, and he did. “The Cat in the Hat” and it got the name because Cat and Hat were the first 2 words on the list.March 25, 2009 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #926403lgbgMember
1.You know when a kid opens his hands and says ” this is how big I am”? well it’s true! From the tips of the fingers of one hand to the other is the length of your height! try it…
2. your nose and ears NEVER stop growing…March 25, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #926404areivimzehlazehParticipant
don’t tell me….
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