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Re: Fault the factoids, anyone? #46814
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Gladly. I was ready to belive them, until I saw number 61: Humans use only 10 percent of their brains. Bull. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html

Where's my cloth?

EDIT: This URL is better: http://www.theness.com/articles/brain-nejs0201.html

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I really should be writing my art history paper.

14. Indiana University library is sinking by two centimetres per year because architects forgot to take into account the weight of the books it contains.

http://www.indiana.edu/~libweb/campus/libsink.html

There's a similar myth about the Univ. of Cincinnati library.


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I'm aimin' for the whole wardrobe.

1. A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_071.html
and
http://www.room103.com/archive/q_quackecho.htm


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You go, Jazzo. When I had a paper to write, my stalling tecnique was to call everyone I knew, long distance. This is cheaper. When you are done, you will write.


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55. If Barbie were life size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand over seven feet tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal neck.

I don't understand this one. Why would she be over seven feet tall? If you're going to increase her size, surely you can stop at any height you want? Or do they mean that if you wanted her measurements to be 39-23-33, she would be over seven feet tall? Do we have any Barbie collectors out there with a life-size one?


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Elephants can't jump...

Oh, no!...Don't get Max started on the pedal peculiarities of elephants again!

36. Two-thirds of the world's aubergines are grown in the state of New Jersey.

I've lived in New Jersey for most of my life and I've never heard an eggplant called an aubergine. In fact I had to look it up. And I'm a gardener and worked as a produce clerk in a supermarket here.

25. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is still attached to its body. The female gets around this by ripping his head off.

From hereon in, I'll thank God every day that I'm not a male praying mantis!!!! O the horror! the horror!

22. An ant falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

I always hated having to step over those damn drunken ants! What a nuisance!


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