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Re: Fault the factoids, anyone? #46823
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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!


Gee, Sweetie--didn't you mean nuis-ants?






Re: Fault the factoids, anyone? #46824
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47. The opposite side of a dice always add up to seven.

Well, the opposite sides of a die usually add up to seven, but I've had at least one where the opposite sides added up to twelve, so the "always" in the factoid makes it false. Always beware of universal statements in True or False tests.


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5. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

Yeah, right, I thought. But online research proves that at an MSRP of $19,325 and 3355 lbs. curb weight a 2001 Ford Taurus SE costs $5.76/lb. At $1.89 each, McDonalds' Quarter Pounders go $7.56/lb (pre-cooking weight - meat only). I suspect that if I went up the car ladder (Rolls-Royce, Ferrari) and down the burger ladder (not many rungs below Mickey D's, though) I could get a burger for less than a car, per pound, but I was surprised at the results I got for America's most popular car and burger. Perhaps I can get the Emperor's plastic lobster bib for this one.


Re: Fault the factoids, anyone? #46826
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>47. The opposite side of a dice always add up to seven.

well, of course it depends on the purpose of your die/dice; but a standard-regulation-Las Vegas-style die has a 6 opposite the 1, a 4 opposite the 3, and a 5 opposite the 2 -- you don't often find two 6s on 1 die.

edit then of course there is the seventeen-sided die used in D&D style games.

Re: Fault the factoids, anyone? #46827
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19. Humans and dolphins are the only animals to have sex for pleasure.

I guess the chimpanzees are just monkeying around.
And what of the dominitrix female preying mantis?



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And what of the dominitrix female preying mantis?

Well, now we know why the male mantis is always praying!


When lightning strikes #46829
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Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightening(sic) than women.

Well, perhaps the women lack the proper lightning rod.

And I can type a word of any length with my left hand.



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>Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightening(sic) than women.

six times as many men play golf in the rain.


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>>Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightening(sic) than women.
> six times as many men play golf in the rain.


But a golfer is safe from lighting if he or she carries a one-iron. Not even God can hit a one-iron. [credit to Lee Trevino]




Re: onions and hot tears #46832
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82. Eating raw onions are good for unblocking a stuffed nose.
Inaccurate. At most, eating raw onions is good therefor.

91. Hot water is heavier than cold water.
Of course, what they mean to say is, "Hot water is heavier than an equal volume of cold water;" that is, more dense. But that claim is untrue: if I recall my physics Chemeng1992, are you there?: the density of water rises as its temperature rises for 32 def. F. to 37 deg. F. but then falls with further termpature increases.

This is within the experience of anyone who has tried to heat a bathtub of too-cool water by adding hot water from the tap. The hot water stays on the top (is less dense), unless stirred.

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