The Random Facts Thread

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Post your random and probably pointless facts in here!

I'll start:

The anaconda, one of the world's largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs.
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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.
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The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
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The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase, "Goodnight, sleep tight."
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10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
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Chickens can run up to 9mph
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Siamese fighting fish must be kept isolated because they will fight, immediately, often to the death. In an experiment, 2 fish were dropped in a lake. Would this be enough space? Were these tiny fish interested in exploring? No, they immediately started fighting.
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Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
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A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
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A newborn kangaroo is between the size of a grain of rice to the size of a honeybee!
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Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
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A raindrop falls at 600ft. per minute or 7 mph. A raindrop is round but appears to be oval because gravitation pulls on the front of the raindrop as it is falling.
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The term "yard", was determined by King Henry I of England. The distance from his nose to the tip of his middle finger with arm extended became the standard "yard" measurement term.
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Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
 

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Dark roast coffee has less caffeine than lighter roasts.

You foot is supposed to be proportional to the length between your wrist and the inside of your elbow.

Your height is supposed to be proportional to your arm span (if you put your arms out a 90 degree's from your body)

You fart more in your sleep than you do when you are awake.
 

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if this so-called Mega Tsunami happens in the Canary Islands it will cross the Atlantic at 500meters high and will hit the East Coast of America destroying 500miles inland with a rebound effect that will virtually destroy the lower points of Great Britain, Belgium, France, Portugal, the Canary Islands, The West Coast of Africa.


oh shit
 

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if this so-called Mega Tsunami happens in the Canary Islands it will cross the Atlantic at 500meters high and will hit the East Coast of America destroying 500miles inland with a rebound effect that will virtually destroy the lower points of Great Britain, Belgium, France, Portugal, the Canary Islands, The West Coast of Africa.


oh shit
thats not fact, that's a theory

and ur sig's evil, pure evil!!!!
 

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In tampa bay florida it's illegal to eat cottage cheesed after 6pm on a sunday

u can be arrested for walking down a street in maine with ur shoelaces untied

it is legal to shoot a whale in cali so long as it's from the road out the window of ur car with a harpoon gun

in minnesota (think) it's illegal to cross state lines with a duck on ur head

and somewhere else in the states there's a law that says "if 2 trains meet at a level crossing both shall stop and neither shall continue till the other has passed"
 
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