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Take any 3 digit number that's not a palindrome, reverse it, take the difference of those two numbers, add that to its reverse. The answer is ALWAYS 1089.

I tried that and got the number I started with.

 

The dog who played Lassie in the movie was a male.

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You can't snore and dream at the same time

 

Almost is the longest commonly used word in the American language, with all the letters in alphabetical order

 

Bananas are eaten more than any other fruit

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when ever you play one of those number games and your number is zero or .5 it doesn't matter what number they say you're supposed to end with,

for .5 it'll be half and for zero it'll be zero

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The letter e is the most commonly used letter in the English language.

 

The world's largest snowflake measured fifteen inches in diameter.

Edited by HawktalonOfRiverClan

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a leech has 22 brains

 

an octopus' testicles are located in it's head

both are super weird to think about...

 

as for me... I have five to put down.. if they're already said... I didn't notice :|

 

*If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

 

*The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

 

*President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

 

*In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

 

*Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

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Doesn't an octopus technically not have a head? Since its beak is between its tentacles and all of its internal organs are in the, uh, non-tentacle part of its body. So that's not really that surprising.

 

The fact that won the most useless math fact competition in a book series I read: In the English language, "forty" is the largest number with all of its letters in alphabetical order.

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There is no correct plural of platypus. Commonly, simply platypus by itself is used as a plural, or platypi, though the ending of the latter is technically used incorrectly. The scientific plural is platypodes, but all are used interchnageably.

 

The word atom comes from the Greek word atomos meaning uncuttable.

 

The word oxymoron is an oxymoron in itself, as it comes from two Greek words meaning same and different.

 

The longest word that can be made using only letters on a single row of the keyboard is typewriter.

 

The ability to bring the sides of your tounge to the center so that it makes a U shape is a simple dominate genetic trait.

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Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.

 

Arachibutyrophobia: the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

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oh that's funny! it's totally there! the dollar is forever alone. when spent.

 

Slugs have four noses.

 

Honey does not spoil,.

 

Mites are crustaceans

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the voice-actor for wheatley in portal 2 is the same person who voices-over for the barclays advertisements

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Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.

And here's my random fact for the day: Thomas Edison was actually a swindler and bully who took most of the credit for inventions he had very little to do with. He'd buy the original patents and documentations from other inventors-- or just wait for them to die and steal them-- and used his wealth and power to pretty much do whatever he wanted. He was also a huge jerk =o

 

** Bonus fact! **

Now Nikola Tesla -- who historians cite as the most manly and awesome human to have ever existed-- is probably the sole reason everyone has a microwave to heat up hot-pockets with. He also played a part in the invention of radars and radios and was known to shoot lightning from his hands, but alas, hardly anyone knows of his name.

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oh that's funny! it's totally there! the dollar is forever alone. when spent.

 

Slugs have four noses.

 

Honey does not spoil,.

 

Mites are crustaceans

About the honey: the only reason it does not spoil is because when bees collect the pollon from flowers, they go back to their respective hives regeritate the pollen, eat it again and regeritate once again to get it into honey. So basically, it's bee throw up

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the voice-actor for wheatley in portal 2 is the same person who voices-over for the barclays advertisements

I knew it!

 

I had an argument about this the other day. You just reminded me to google and confirm it happy.gif

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About the honey: the only reason it does not spoil is because when bees collect the pollon from flowers, they go back to their respective hives regeritate the pollen, eat it again and regeritate once again to get it into honey. So basically, it's bee throw up

Adjusting that a bit (If you don't mind tongue.gif). The bees don't eat the pollen, that gets stuck to their body, mainly the 'baskets' on their hind legs. This enables pollen to be transported from flower to flower. The bees feed on the nectar in the flower, and their gut processes it into honey. Upon returning to the hive, the bees regurgitate the honey into the combs, storing it for later use. But then man came along and found out how to steal it tongue.gif Honey does not spoil because it is highly sugary - giving bees enough energy in a single feed to fly incredible distances.

 

Sincere apologies about that, the entomologist in me just yearned to correct that :3

Edited by rampaging wyvern

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During their migratory flights over the Himalayas, Bar-Headed Geese have been spotted flying OVER Mt. Everest at an altitude greater than 29,029 ft (8848 m).

 

Their unique physiological adaptations enable them to survive this extreme environment.

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@Rampaging Wyvern: It's fine

 

On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10

 

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

 

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

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the iron in your heart was created in a star

 

there's a music piece by john cage called"4:33" the pianist sits at the piano, plays nothing, at 4 minutes and 33 seconds he closes the keyboard and the audience applauds

 

eucalyptus trees are explosive laugh.gif

 

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-The snare drums on "Starlight" by Muse spell "tits" in morse code.

-More people commit suicide on Monday than any other day of the week.

-The sun is about 149 million kms (93 million miles) from Earth, yet it’s 270,000 times closer than the next nearest star, which is 4.3 light years away.

-In the average adult, the skin covers 12-20 square feet and accounts for 12% of body weight.

-At one point, Duran Duran's lineup included three members with the last name Taylor who were completely unrelated to eachother.

-There are 8 bits in 1 byte.

-Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones'.

-The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

-A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

-Nearly 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste such as cell phones and computers) is created each year around the world. This is enough to fill a line of garbage trucks across half the globe.

-In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?".

-A single drop of blood contains about 5 million red blood cells.

-Early 16th century Florence in Italy remains unmatched in having the greatest number of artists and geniuses at the same time: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Botticelli being a few.

-Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

-The WIlliam Herschel telescope on La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is on of the world's biggest telescopes. With its 164 in. mirror, it could detect a single candle burning 100,000 miles away, or quasars millions of lightyears away.

-Women attempt suicide three times more often than men.

-"Fishwife" which is a term for a vulgar woman originates from fish-selling women who picked up bad language from men on the waterfront.

-All people with blue eyes share a common ancestor.

-Though the term samurai usually applies to males, there were female samurai.

-If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die of Vitamin A poisoning.

-Bananas turn brown faster if you put them in the fridge.

-Gorillas can catch human colds and diseases..

-A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

-England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil were the first countries to have television.

-The Oregon city of Portland's name was decide in a coin toss, heads for Portland, tails for Boston.

-The largest and most expensive pearl is 9.45 in. in diameter, weighs 14.1 lbs. and is valued at $60 million.

-Near the end of "Through the Fire and Flames" by DragonForce, guitarist Herman Li breaks a string, though the band decided to keep it in the recording.

-An ounce of milk chocolate bar has 6mg of caffeine.

 

 

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Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA when he was just 17 years old.

The working title for the movie “E.T.” was “A Boy’s Life.”

During the late 13th century, the word “nice” actually meant “stupid” and “foolish.”

There are only 2 countries in the entire world that do not sell Coca Cola - North Korea and Cuba.

It often rains diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

Looking through a small hole will immediately improve your vision temporarily.

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ALABAMA

 

Incestuous marriages are legal.

 

Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

 

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

 

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

 

ALASKA

 

Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

 

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

 

No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car.

 

It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.

 

ARKANSAS

 

Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.

 

CALIFORNIA

 

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

 

Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

 

COLORADA

 

Throwing missles at cars is illegal.

 

IOWA

 

Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.

 

All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.

 

No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

 

Bullets may not be used as currency.

 

 

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