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MISC #210221
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Misc
The first child to be vaccinated in Russia was named Vaccinov.
Every treasurer of the United States since 1949 has been a woman.
15642 = 1 + 56 + 42
up inverted is dn.
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Re: MISC [Re: LukeJavan8] #210225
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27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.

In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.

Charlie Chaplin once won a third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

"Canada" is a Native American word meaning "Big Village."

A 10 gallon hat actually holds about 3/4 gallon.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were mispelled,

80% of animals on earth are insects.


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
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terrific contributions


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Re: MISC [Re: LukeJavan8] #210248
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TWELVE PLUS ONE is an anagram of ELEVEN PLUS TWO.

2 x 2 decibels = 5 decibels.

In Sweden, February 1712 had 30 days.

Anton Bruckner wrote a Symphony No 0 and a Symphony No 00.

The surname of the current Lord Chief Justice of England is Judge.

The man from whom the word 'maverick' originates was the grandfather of the man who coined the word 'gobbledegook'.

In Hungary on 31 July 1946, the exchange rate was 460,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengös to the US dollar.

Dr Thomas Bowdler, from whom 'bowdlerize' originates, was a top-class chess player.

The German words for arm, hand and finger are Arm, Hand and Finger.

Lemmings can swim.

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Charlie Chaplin once won a third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. - this is almost certainly an urban myth; you can find references to second place finish and also 20th (or 27th) place in a walk-alike contest.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were mispelled - this is a hypothetical figure used to demonstrate why 99.9% is not good enough in many situations. [but "mispelled" is misspelled!]; look this one up and find all of the other 99.9% factoids.

15642 = 1 + 56 + 42 - huh?!

-joe skeptic

Re: MISC [Re: tsuwm] #210253
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
15642 = 1 + 56 + 42 - huh?!

I puzzled over this for some time, then – eureka!
The correct sum is: 15642 = 1 + (5 to the power 6) + (4 to the power 2).

15642 = 1 + 15625 + 16.

Re: MISC [Re: A C Bowden] #210254
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ah.. the original perhaps was written with superscripts?

Re: MISC [Re: A C Bowden] #210270
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For those interested in math problems or curiosities like
these here are some more:


Math Notes

10989 × 9 = 98901 × 1
21978 × 8 = 87912 × 2
32967 × 7 = 76923 × 3
43956 × 6 = 65934 × 4
54945 × 5 = 54945 × 5


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The first four are kind of ho-hum but that last one is simply amazing!

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