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Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10201

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - laugh


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10202

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

707 = LOL ?

In that case LOL + LOL = hihi (1414)


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10203

Baron Grim

Not 707.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10204

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

I know what the sum of 1 to 36 is.

707 was an attempt at gematria.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10205

Baron Grim

smiley - doh


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10206

ITIWBS

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Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10207

Baron Grim

Fiorello LaGuardia, former mayor of New York City, is directly responsible for the invention of thong underwear. smiley - bigeyes


LaGuardia was cracking down on vice in NYC before the upcoming World's Fair and decreed that strippers had to wear underwear. So, the strippers came up with thongs to get around the new rule while exposing as much flesh as legally allowed.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10208

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

And I thought he only read the funny papers aloud. smiley - smiley


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10209

Baron Grim

Wow... I've been Jonesing for some Useless Facts.

I spotted this one on Boofcake and thought I'd share as a good way to smiley - boing this thread back to the top of the list.


When Monty Python's _Life of Brian_ was released, it was banned in Norway (BLASPHEMERS! STONE THEM!)

So in Sweden, it was marketed as "The film that is so funny that it was banned in Norway!"


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10210

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

In Norway I saw t-shirts with a map of Europe without Sweden. They replaced it with water. Good neighbours I guess...


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10211

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - rofl Sounds like them. I used to work for a gaming company that was based in Norway. One day, I had to translate an email they got from Sweden. It read, 'Give me back my money, you Norwegian crooks!'


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10212

Baron Grim

Wayne and Brent Gretzky hold the NHL record for most combined points by two brothers: 2,857 for Wayne and 4 for Brent.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10213

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

The number 99 of Wayne Gretzky is off limits to honour him.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10214

Baron Grim

A deep sea octopus was observed by remote submersible as she brooded her 160 eggs over a period of FOUR AND A HALF YEARS!

When octopuses brood, they slowly starve to death. Octopuses from shallower waters were known to do this over periods measured in weeks, not years.


http://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/octomom


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10215

Baron Grim

Dog's don't get scurvy. They produce their own vitamin C.


Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/actuallysmiley - laugh


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10216

Baron Grim

Speaking of dogs (and bad seques)...


Edgar Allen Poe's death was not from alcoholism as widely accepted. His doctor, a staunch temperance advocate lied about his death to make Poe's death an object lesson. Poe was an alcoholic earlier in life but became acutely sensitive and would become violently ill after a single glass of wine. Poe's case was presented anonymized to a conference for clinical pathology and his death was clearly a case of rabies.

http://cvm.missouri.edu/quoth-the-raven-it-was-actually-rabies/


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10217

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

That is an amazing find! I knew about his alcohol sensitivity, but I never heard the rabies theory.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10218

Baron Grim

Here's a classic.

Only one pirate ever buried his treasure, despite the ubiquity of tales of buried pirate treasure.

In 1699, Scottish privateer William Kidd was facing charges for piracy and buried some treasure on a small privately owned island off Long Island, NY. It wasn't even a secret as Kidd asked the owner (John Gardiner) for permission.

This one tale of buried pirate treasure inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write _Treasure Island_ and thus was born the trope of pirates burying treasure on every isle and shore.


Thingies stuck in your head that will likely never be vital to know

Post 10219

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - rofl A meme was born! smiley - coolsmiley - pirate


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