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Post 141

Flora Light

Do they die? I have known people who lick 9 volt batteries.

Did you know that giraffe's tongues are purple?


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Post 142

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

This little known fact can be used to win beers in the pub (in places that follow daylight saving time). April is the second shortest month of the year. (Because of the DST adjustment it is 29 days 23 hours long.) October is the longest for the inverse reason.


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Post 143

wimblin

Hair on your head grows at the same rate- it's the rate at which it falls out that determines your length of hair. So someone who says that their hair doesn't grow very fast is lying.

Madbeachcomber - nice to see you're still around. Found any good things on the beach lately?

smiley - smileysmiley - teasmiley - coffeesmiley - cake


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Post 144

Flora Light

I find that very interesting! I had thought that the rate at which my hair was growing had slowed, but it would seem not. I like having long hair, my aim is to have it past my butt.


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Post 145

The Groob

It's many many years since I heard a wasp referred to as a 'jasper'


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Post 146

wimblin

In Berkshire - a woodlouse is called a cheeselog smiley - erm. Never found out why


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Post 147

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

As a defense mechanism, the Texas Horned Lizard (A very cute spikey creature also known as a "horny toad" due to its squat shape) can squirt up to 10% of its blood from its eyes!


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Post 148

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Correction.. some sources say as much as 33%! smiley - bigeyes


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Post 149

F F Churchton

Actually, according to the JIc, it's 45%!!!


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Post 150

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Well, from what I read of the experiments to test this they must have REALLY agitated that horned toad! smiley - grr

I bet the poor thing needed a transfusion after that.


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Post 151

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Badgers are members of the mustelid family along with wolverines, ferrets and weasels, but not skunks.


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Post 152

Dibs101

Apart from humans, the only species that get leprosy are Armadillos and nude Mice.


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Post 153

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

The moon orbits from West to East.


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Post 154

F F Churchton

The world revolves around mesmiley - smiley!!!


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Post 155

The Luggage (7 + 5 + 4) * 2 + 2 * 5 = 42

Sweetsmiley - smileysmiley - biggrinsmiley - smiley

I love useless facts

**smiley - runs off to read the backlog**


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Post 156

The Groob

In Greek, "cosmetics" means "skilled in decorating".


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Post 157

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Highland Park Distillery in the Orkney Islands is the Northernmost distiller of scotch in the world.


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Post 158

Cheerful Dragon

Studley, Warwickshire, is the largest village in Britain and is often wrongly referred to as a town. It is larger than the city of St. Davids in Wales, both in terms of area and population.


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Post 159

F F Churchton

Here we go, the shipping forecast areas, from memory (I'm not cheating):

SE Iceland
Faero
Fair Isle
North Utsire
South Utsore
Fisher
German Blight
Viking
Forties
Dogger
Cromarty
Forth
Tyne
Humber
Thames
Dover
Wight
Portland
Plymouth
Lundy
Irish Sea
Malin
Herbradies
Bailey
Rockall
Shannon
Fastnet
Sole
Fitzroy
Biscay
Trafalga

Someone check if thats right!!!


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Post 160

Doc U



In the English language, the word with the most consecutive consonants is latchstring. After that's the word witchcraft.


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