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MISC #210221
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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.
“Life well spent is long.” — Leonardo


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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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smile


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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.

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ah.. the original perhaps was written with superscripts?

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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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Tell us, Mister Faldo, is that honey you drip or sarcasm? smile

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Originally Posted By: Faldage
The first four are kind of ho-hum but that last one is simply amazing!


heh


formerly known as etaoin...
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Which one, Ms. JJ, do you think will catch more butterflies?

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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Which one, Ms. JJ, do you think will catch more butterflies?

That, dear Faldage, depends on your station. The intellectual catches his pretty butterflies with both sarcasm and honey. The common man is much more direct as logic and truth is his only butterfly net. smile

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More miscellaneous facts:

The word 'round' can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or preposition.

The English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Latin words for 'bird' all begin with a different letter.

The longest note in music is the breve, which comes from the Latin word meaning 'short'.

RONALD REAGAN is an anagram of DA LONA RANGER (a spaghetti Western?)

you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: LukeJavan8] #210363
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Quote:
The first child to be vaccinated in Russia was named Vaccinov.

Vaccinations are so named because the serum is made from processed Cowpox virus, and cow = vacca, and the fancy name for the disease is "vaccinia." (Smallpox in Variola. Can't tell you why.)

(And btw it wasn't scratched into the skin the way later generations did, but rather dropped into the eye. That's why it was called "inoculation against Smallpox.")

Re: you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: wofahulicodoc] #210367
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Well now that conversation we had somewhere makes
more sense. Thanks, wofa.


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Re: you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: LukeJavan8] #210376
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I'd like to know what this so-called Vaccinov is a transliteration of. Doesn't much look like it would work in Cyrillic.

OK. I googled it and found it in Wikipedia, so it must be true. But it wasn't some sort of cosmic coincidence; he got the name for being vaccinated.

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Doesn't much look like it would work in Cyrillic.

Neither did it to me. But according to the Russian Wikipedia article (link):

Quote:
The first to be inoculated was an orphan Anton Petrov. At the command of the Empress [Catherine], Petrov was given a surname of Vaktsinov ([Вакцинов), and he was awarded a lifetime pension.


Interesting, but as you say, Faldo, he was named after vaccine.

[Translation by Google and me.]


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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I am not a linguist and just found that on a list
of interesting facts. I do appreciate your work
on the name. Interesting he was an orphan and
given respect by an absolute monarchy. Thanks for
your endeavors, both of you.


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