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  • #589636

    moish01
    Member

    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.

    😉

    #926349

    anonymisss
    Participant

    moish, you start. What do you know that we don’t?

    ~a~

    #926350

    moish01
    Member

    well, for one – we’ll bring our buddies in the opossum family here.

    oomis1105

    Member

    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.

    #926351

    flatbush27
    Member

    shoulda called this thread snapple facts

    #926352

    moish01
    Member

    ha! except not all snapple facts are really facts. a whole bunch aren’t true.

    #926353

    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    The copper sheeting of the Statue of Liberty is less than one tenth of an inch thick!

    #926354

    moish01
    Member

    no wonder the french were so generous

    #926357

    aussieboy
    Participant

    4 times more men get hit by lightning each year then women.

    #926358

    Belev Echad
    Participant

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off

    #926359

    moish01
    Member

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    #926360

    moish01
    Member

    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

    😉

    #926361

    kapusta
    Participant

    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

    🙂

    #926362

    moish01
    Member

    cool, kapusta – didn’t know ant of those

    #926363

    aussieboy
    Participant

    kapusta: I actually knew the last one 🙂

    Cats are always born with blue eyes

    Cats can be right pawed or left pawed

    #926364

    kapusta
    Participant

    I got TUNZ in old emails maybe I’ll find some more, I have to go through them anyway 🙂

    #926365

    kapusta
    Participant

    you know where thats from? if you do you dont have to say… 😉

    #926368

    flatbush27
    Member

    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 fine

    #926369

    moish01
    Member

    Question: What are bioflavonoids and where could you find them?

    #926370

    an open book
    Participant

    ok, what are they?

    and don’t say look it up 😉

    #926371

    anonymisss
    Participant

    They’re the coloring in fruits and vegetables. I think? But I definitely knew the word.

    ~a~

    #926372

    moish01
    Member

    look it up 😉

    anyone? 72 probably knows- he knew the word.

    #926373

    an open book
    Participant

    so not in the mood to do research now.

    & this is the interesting facts thread, not random questions

    so, mod-72? is anonymisss right?

    #926374

    moish01
    Member

    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…)

    #926375

    aussieboy
    Participant

    moish01: savoring the fact that we dont know what it means and you do? 😉

    Does it mean artifical flavoring?

    #926376

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    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.

    #926377

    Jewess
    Member

    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.)

    #926378

    moish01
    Member

    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.

    #926379

    moish01
    Member

    oh i forgot wine! yeah, you got it Jewess.

    #926380

    aussieboy
    Participant

    What does a biilion more variations of it got to do with them changing the name from vitamin P to vitamen C?

    #926381

    an open book
    Participant

    thanks for explaining 🙂

    #926383

    an open book
    Participant

    just like there are blind people & deaf people, there are anosmic people who have no sense of smell.

    #926384

    moish01
    Member

    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 😉

    #926386

    aussieboy
    Participant

    oh…no its all right ill live without knowing thier names

    #926387

    moish01
    Member

    good. because i think it’s a waste of brainpower even reading through them. although they might provide good hangman words… 😉

    #926388

    Money is not made from paper it is made from cotton.

    The glue on a Israeli Postage Stamp is certified kosher

    #926390

    anonymisss
    Participant

    yank, and it can go through the wash unaffected.

    ~a~

    #926391

    moish01
    Member

    yank, money used to be made of silk. i guess they had rachmunus on the silkworms 😉

    #926392

    kapusta
    Participant

    anonymisss I do it all the time, I call it money laundering 😉

    #926393

    anonymisss
    Participant

    ames, cool! I like that and just added it! Thanks 😉

    ~a~

    #926394

    Jax
    Member

    ames: wow that’s cool!!! thanx!!!

    #926395

    an open book
    Participant

    ames: that’s very cool, i have to remember to try it the next time i have a chance!

    #926396

    squeak
    Participant

    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)

    #926397

    moish01
    Member

    squeak, us frum yidden know that peanuts are not nut because they are not haeitz like the rest of nuts, but haadama like peas.

    #926398

    anonymisss
    Participant

    I’m allergic to nuts and NOT peanuts.

    ~a~

    #926399

    ames,

    that’s a huge relief! LOL!

    #926400

    moish01
    Member

    charlie, i don’t know about you, but most guys would rather be nuts than peas.

    #926401

    moish01
    Member

    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??)

    #926402

    I. M. Here
    Member

    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.

    #926403

    lgbg
    Member

    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…

    #926404

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    don’t tell me….

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