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    On today’s date January 6th

    In 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in New Kent County, Va.


    too add to the randomnes of the above:

    January 6


    When someone dies their hair still grows for a couple of months

    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache

    Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump

    The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672

    The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had


    great stuff fan! the randomer the better


    cofeefan I am speechless


    why Derech HaMelech??? did i do something wrong?


    Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

    The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

    Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

    One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

    The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

    Sister Bear

    It’s illegal to graffiti cows in Texas.


    In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

    California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

    In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

    In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

    In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.


    The original name for the butterfly was “flutterby”

    The “pound” (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp

    Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines

    It’s against the law in Iceland to have a dog


    shucks, i wanted to drive my car by remote control, not a steering wheel! wat kind of law is this?!

    not all snapple facts are true

    tomatoes are fruits


    Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump

    Tosfos says they can. That is how you might make a kinyan hagbaha on an elephant. You hold food above its head and make it jump.


    “Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump”

    B”H for that, if true. Popa, I also heard that they cannot jump, due to the nature of their legs and bone structure.


    the human head ways ten pounds-jerry mcguire


    popa: Don’t tosfos say to make it walk up a ramp?

    mikehall: whose head?


    Many parts of a pine tree are edible.


    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!

    A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!

    Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!

    One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!

    More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!

    In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!

    Rice paper does not have any rice in it!


    India has a bill of rights for cows.


    african elephants can jump. It’s been proven.


    Actually, I read an article by Nosson Slifkin about it.

    His position is that:

    A. Elephants cannot jump.

    B. Tosfos had never seen an elephant and had only seen pictures, which usually depicted elephants with bent knees like any other animal which indicates they can jump.

    C. It is not a problem to say tosfos was mistaken since the tosfos serves a purpose in any event by telling us that you can do hagbaha by making the animal jump.

    I am skeptical of his arguments. Tosfos was only willing to say that you can do hagbaha by making it jump since the gemara said you could use “pili” to acquire an elephant.

    It therefore comes out that the halacha should really be that you cannot use jumping.

    It seems to me that if tosfos was wrong, the halacha is also wrong.

    I have no idea what the answer is.


    Earth shattering random fact:

    Today was Shabbos. Tomorrow will be Sunday…

    ☕️coffee addict


    I sure hope not! (b/c then it’s not today and tomorrow)

    better would be is today is Sunday tomorrow is Monday 🙂


    There was some earth shattering fact mentioned before.


    If you shout “don’t look!”, everyone will look.



    The gemara says to use branches, tosfos offers two possibilities of how that is done.


    “tomatoes are fruits” – in China people eat tomatoes as a dessert


    why Derech HaMelech??? did i do something wrong?

    You’re random facts were really really random.


    derech- i thought that was the point…. =)


    At one time, no one ever ate tomatoes, because they thought them to be poisonous. They actually are related to the “Deadly Nightshade,” family, I believe, and that is where the fear arose.


    cofee fan:

    it is, but the extreme randomness of your random facts was overwhelming random.


    not I

    Just like no 2 ppl have the same finger print, they also don’t have the same tongue print!


    oomis: actually the chlorophyll in the leaves and stem of the tomato plant is poison.


    U-Haul is the world’s largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.

    -40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

    The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference.

    All the swans in England are property of the Queen.

    Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth’s gravitational pull.

    The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001.


    The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference.

    Really? It doesn’t seem like it. But if its in the CR it must be true.


    Really? It doesn’t seem like it. But if its in the CR it must be true.

    Derech- no! In the CR you’re supposed to say:”source please???”


    source? umm… Rambam? 🙂

    “Pins are 4.75 inches wide at their widest point and 15 inches tall.” -United States Bowling Congress


    my little brother’s favorite color is red


    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!

    Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

    Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

    In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an “Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.”!

    Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

    A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

    The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!.


    It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia means the fear of long words.


    The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

    Most lipstick contains fish scales!

    Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

    One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

    It’s illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

    A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

    Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

    There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

    If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

    Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

    A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!


    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

    I have heard this, but do not believe it.

    If you begin with a piece of toilet paper which is 100 billion miles long, and fold it 8 times, the length will be 390,625,000 miles.

    I see no reason why a paper which is that long and is the thickness of 2,000 pieces of toilet paper could not remain folded.


    Bump of the day.


    PBA: I always thought that too. A physicist once tried to explain why I was wrong. I didn’t understand it.

    Coffeefan: “Go!” is the shortest complete sentence. It has an implied subject.


    “My cat’s breath smells like cat food.”

    Shticky Guy

    Goq you’re like a teenage driver. You seem to be doing a lot of bumping today


    The Earth, contrary to popular belief is an Oblate Spheriod, not a Sphere.

    At 2.5 million times atmospheric pressure, Hydrogen becomes metallic.

    bobbys cow

    The halacha states that one must use a liquid when cleaning oneself from excrement. It says that paper is not good enough.


    What does bobbys cow think about the majority of yeshivos which have stalls and therefore water is not available?

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