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Post  Shorty on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:17 pm

Just thinking does anyone have any genuine (from their own heads) amazing facts ?

Here's one for starters

What does POSH as in "oooo you look to posh to go there " stand for ?

Its a sailing term for rich people sailing with the sun shining on them all of the trip,

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:26 pm

Here's another !!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Trish on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:28 pm

I have lots of 'useful' information in my head, but can't think of any at the moment! Argh Sign

Great thread by the way! Bravo

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Hedgehoglover on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:01 am

Erm.... confused
There are many Earthquakes every day, or sometimes even every few hours, but we cannot feel most here in Britain. Yes

Is that a good'un or what? Unsure
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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Trish on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:35 am

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Bethany on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:55 am

Coke- Green!
I'll never drink it ever again! silent

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:22 pm

Yes but the best bit is it was made as a medicine and not just a drink !! Injured

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Hoggy on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:07 am

Some good facts here!
If I start talking, I don't know what'll come out confused
I'll get one for later- something that'll make you'll go 'Wow'!

You wait.

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Trish on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:17 pm

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump. Yes

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Bethany on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:52 pm

Cool. Are they scared of mice?

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Hedgehog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:53 pm

Nice one Trish!
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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:29 am

This is one of my favourite pieces of useless information !!

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."


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Post  Hedgehog on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 am

Ha, ha that is odd.
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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Trish on Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:18 am

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
Yes

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:21 am

Thats a good one !!! Shocked

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:24 am

This is a good one .

The sum 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 equals 12,345,678,987,654,321

and the best part of it is i bet you have just looked for a calcaulator to make sure !!! Laughing

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Post  Trish on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:35 am

shorty wrote:This is a good one .

The sum 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 equals 12,345,678,987,654,321

and the best part of it is i bet you have just looked for a calcaulator to make sure !!! Laughing

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I couldn't resist - had to check!! Laughing

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Trish on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:35 am

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:42 am

can't you see blue then ? Laughing Tee hee

Very good fact that !!

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Hoggy on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:54 am

This is turning out to be a very informative topic indeed!
I don't really have anything worth knowing.
It is fantastic about the owl! Smile

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Shorty on Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:50 pm

What about this.

In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk

Tasty ? confused

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Johog on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:37 pm

does anyone remember the milk advert with the milkman and dancing milk bottles?
the black and white cat that runs into the catflap was my brothers cat Grin
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Post  Trish on Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:28 pm

johog wrote:does anyone remember the milk advert with the milkman and dancing milk bottles?
the black and white cat that runs into the catflap was my brothers cat Grin

I vaguely remember it - famous family cat eh? party

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Re: Amazing facts

Post  Johog on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:14 pm

cool Cool
that cat was a pain in the backside,it used to bite your toes while you were sleeping Mad
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Post  Hoggy on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:01 am

I don't think I can remember that advert confused Don't really watch much T.V.
But that cat sounds like a right character!

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