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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by karonsteve » December 3, 2019, 9:40 am

Udon Map wrote:
December 2, 2019, 7:16 pm
Doodoo wrote:
December 2, 2019, 5:56 am
Billy Goats urinate on their own heads to make them more atttractive to females
How?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t2kZ_asUUw



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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by saint » December 3, 2019, 10:56 am

I can see a few coffin dodgers giving that a try , to see if it works in soi sleeze now their wallets have shrunk a bit .

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » December 3, 2019, 2:03 pm

saint wrote:
December 3, 2019, 10:56 am
I can see a few coffin dodgers giving that a try , to see if it works in soi sleeze now their wallets have shrunk a bit .
Certainly a new take on hangin' out with a bunch of p!ssheads, eh?

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 4, 2019, 6:13 am

1) A team of 20 Sherpas cleaned up 11 metric tons of garbage and 4 dead bodies from Mt Everest in April May 2019

2) India set a new World record of planting 66 million trees in 12 hours

3) Pie eating
Winner ate 50 pieces of Pumpkin pie in 10 minutes in New York State

4) The 4 construction doors at NASA Vehicle Assembly Building are the Worlds largest at 456 feet (140.3 m)Tall

5) Honey hunters in Nepal harvest Mad Honey They climb to capture the honey which sells for $80 a pound or $176 per kilo

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Post by Doodoo » December 5, 2019, 6:00 am

1) during the depression a banker convinced familys in Quincty Florida to buy Coca-Cola shares at $15 each
The town later became the richest in USA with 67 Millionares

2) When Steve Madden, founder and CEO of the footwear company, was convicted of fraud and forced to resign, he created a new consultant position for himself that paid him $700k a year while in prison.

3) Up until 1858, all British Passports were written in French. The International Civil Aviation Organisation standard today recommends that, where the language of the issuing state is English, French or Spanish, they should supplement with one of the other languages.

4) The world’s largest model train set in Germany beat its own Guinness World Record by adding a large new section based on Monaco. It previously measured 39,370 feet of track and has now expanded to 51,558 feet, 4.78 inches of track.

5) The Toddlers’ Truce was a piece of British TV scheduling policy in the 1940’s that required transmissions to stop between 6pm and 7pm. Children’s programming ended at 6, which allowed young children to be put to bed before the evening programming at 7

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Post by Doodoo » December 6, 2019, 6:05 am

1) The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art.
From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts.

2) Napoleon Was Once Attacked By a Horde of Bunnies
The famous conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte was attacked by…bunnies. The emperor had requested that a rabbit hunt be arranged for himself and his men. His chief of staff set it up and had men round up reportedly 3,000 rabbits for the occasion. When the rabbits were released from their cages, the hunt was ready to go. At least that was the plan! But the bunnies charged toward Bonaparte and his men in a viscous and unstoppable onslaught.

3) The Government Literally Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
During Prohibition in the United States, the U.S. government literally poisoned alcohol. When people continued to consume alcohol despite its banning, law officials got frustrated and decided to try a different kind of deterrent—death. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the U.S., which were products regularly stolen bootleggers. By the end of Prohibition in 1933, the federal poisoning program is estimated to have killed at least 10,000 people.

4) There Were More Than 600 Plots to Kill Fidel Castro
Yes, 600. The Cuban dictator was targeted to be killed by a large range of foes, including political opponents, criminals, and even the United States, among many others. Tactics included everything from an exploding cigar to a poisoned diving suit.

5) Ketchup Was Sold in the 1830s as Medicine
Forget Ibuprofen. In the 1830s, when it came to popular medicine, ketchup was all the rage. In 1834, it was sold as a cure for indigestion by an Ohio physician named John Cook. It wasn’t popularized as a condiment until the late 19th century.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 7, 2019, 6:34 am

1) President Abraham Lincoln is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame
Before the 16th president took office, Abraham Lincoln was declared a wrestling champion. The 6’4” president had only one loss among his around 300 contests. He earned a reputation for this in New Salem, Illinois, as an elite fighter. Eventually, he earned his county’s wrestling championship.

2) Thomas Edison Didn’t Invent the Light Bulb
While Edison did have an astonishing 1,093 patents, the majority of these were not of his own invention. He stole most of them. While he did land the patent for the light bulb in 1880, the real inventor was actually Warren de la Rue, a British astronomer and chemist, who actually created the very first light bulb forty years before Edison.

3) Witches Weren’t Actually Burned at the Stake In Salem
The witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, lasted between February 1692 and May 1693. Nearly 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, including the homeless, the elderly, and a four-year-old girl. The majority were jailed, and some were hanged. But none of these people ever got burned alive

4) A Lot of History’s Disasters Were Caused By Lack Of Sleep
Start counting those sheep, because sleep is so, so important. So many of history’s greatest disasters were the result of a lack of shut-eye, including: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, the Challenger explosion, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill, to name a few.

5) The Bloody Mary Wasn’t Always Called a Bloody Mary
The popular brunch beverage and hangover cure didn’t actually start off as being called a Bloody Mary. Nope. It was actually called A Bucket Of Blood. Appetizing… After Bucket Of Blood, it transitioned to Red Snapper and, finally, Bloody Mary.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 8, 2019, 6:55 am

1) A chameleon's tongue can be as long as its body.

2). Great white sharks can detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water and can even sense tiny amounts of blood from three miles away.

3.) The blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an adult elephant.

4). Houseflies hum in the key of F.

5). Oysters can change gender multiple times during their life.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 9, 2019, 9:59 am

1) Grizzly bears have been clocked running at up to 30 miles per hour.

2) The longest-living Galapagos tortoise lived to be 152.

3) Galapagos tortoises sleep for 16 hours a day and can go a year without food or water.

4) Peregrine falcons dive-bomb their prey and can reach dive speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

5) A desert locust swarm can be 460 square miles in size and can consume 423 million pounds of plants in a single day.

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Post by Doodoo » December 10, 2019, 8:09 am

1) The flying snake can glide in the air for distances up to 330 feet and can even make turns in the air.

2). Scorpions are also incredibly resilient, and are able to live on a single insect per year. Scientists have frozen scorpions overnight, and when thawed, the arthropod walked away unscathed.


3). African elephants have the longest pregnancy of any mammal — nearly two years long.


4). An adult panda typically spends 12 hours a day eating and must consume 28 pounds of bamboo daily to fulfill its dietary needs.


5) The largest giant squid on record was 59 feet long, and the creature's eyes are as big as beach balls.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 11, 2019, 6:06 am

1) Once a giant clam picks a spot to live on a reef, it does not move for the rest of its life.

2) The three-toed sloth sleeps up to 20 hours a day and is so sedentary algae grows on its back.

3) A wolf can eat up to 20 pounds of meat in one sitting.

4) Goats and sheep have rectangular pupils which allow them to see nearly 360 degrees around themselves.

5) Ostriches can cover 16 feet in a single stride, and are capable of reaching speeds of 43 miles per hour.

6) The kick of an ostrich is used as a weapon and is capable of killing a lion — and yes, humans too.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 12, 2019, 6:08 am

1) Which of these U.S. Presidents appeared on the television series Laugh-In?
A. Lyndon B. Johnson

B. Richard Nixon

C. Jimmy Carter

D. Gerald Ford

ANSWER TO FOLLOW

2) The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the sun?
A. 9.3 million

B. 39 million

C. 93 million

D. 193 million

3) Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?
A. Lesotho

B. Burkina Faso

C. Mongolia

D. Luxembourg

4) In the children’s book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from?
A. India

B. Peru

C. Canada

D. Iceland

5) What letter must appear at the beginning of the registration number of all non-military aircraft in the U.S.?
A. N

B. A

C. U

D. L

#1 Answer is B Richard Nixon
#2 Answer is C 93 Million
#3 Answer is A Lesotho
#4 Answer is B Peru
#5 Answer is A Letter N

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 13, 2019, 6:00 am

100 Years Ago
1) Women vote for the first time in the United States
In 1920, the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote in America.

2) Police try to control a crowd of the unemployed in Downing Street, London
While many think of the Roaring Twenties as a time of prosperity, once the brief post-war boom ended, unemployment skyrocketed in the United Kingdom and remained high until the Second World War. Times were particularly tough for many who had served on the Western Front and could not find work once they returned home.

3) New immigrants receive health inspections upon entering the United States
Between 1885 and 1920, some 21 million immigrants came to America, with nearly 75 per cent of them arriving in New York Bay and being processed at Ellis Island. The new arrivals were put through a series of tests, including for endurance, physical symmetry, fitness, and vision,

4) The League of Nations officially opens in Geneva, Switzerland
On November 15, 1920, the League of Nations officially opened. The international organization was created following World War I as a forum for resolving international disputes. Although the League of Nations was originally proposed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, the United States never became a member.

5) A crowd of 50,000 watches a football game
The 1920 FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge was the first FA Cup to be held after the end of the First World War. Aston Villa won 1–0.

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Post by Doodoo » December 14, 2019, 6:59 am

1) Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.

2) A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.

3) There are seven countries in Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. The population of Central America is approximately 41,739,000.

4) There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean.

5) Central America is an isthmus. Along with being a word I can never spell on the first try, an isthmus is a strip of land connecting two larger land masses, with bodies of water on both sides. In Central America's case, it connects North and South America and is bordered by the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. The Panama Canal, built between 1904 and 1914, is the only waterway to link the two oceans.

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Post by Doodoo » December 15, 2019, 6:42 am

1) Blue whales are the loudest mammals, producing low-frequency "pulses" that can be heard from more than 500 miles away.

2) Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life

3) Seahorses are also the only animal on earth where the male bears the unborn young.

4) Snow leopards can leap up to 50 feet in one jump.

5) Elephants can smell water from several miles away.

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Post by Doodoo » December 16, 2019, 6:27 am

1) A mattress doubles its weight after 10 years of usage, collecting dust and dust mites. Throughout this time, vermin eat tiny parts of our skin, which fall down into the mattress folds.

2) There are more life forms on human skin than there are people on our planet. Every day we "share" our body with 90 trillion bacteria.

3) Elvis Presley was naturally blond. The K-i-n-g of Rock ’n’ Roll was sure that dark hair was better for highlighting his eye color.

4) The possibility of dying on your way to buy a lottery ticket is higher than the possibility of actually winning the lottery.

5) The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by ajarnudon » December 17, 2019, 12:41 am

Was the dunking research for a Master's degree or a doctoral thesis?

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Post by Doodoo » December 17, 2019, 5:20 am

1) The Nazis were the first ever people in modern history to start an anti-smoking and tobacco movement.

2) Viagra, when dissolved in water, can make cut-flowers stay erect for up to a week longer than they usually would.

3) Catnip is ten-times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET, the main substance used in insect repellents.

4) In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than in shark attacks in the past 100 years.

5) It is predicted that the reason why night insects, such as moths, are attracted to lights is because they mistake them for the light of the moon, which they used to navigate the Earth before mankind made artificial lights.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 18, 2019, 6:01 am

THE TITANIC

1) The 700 third-class passengers had to share two bathtubs.
Even though, by all accounts, the third-class accommodations on the Titanic were much better than those on an average ship, they were still pretty rough. The total amount of third-class passengers ranged from 700 to 1,000, and they all had to share two bathtubs.

2) The ship's lookouts had to rely on their eyesight alone — the ship's binoculars were locked inside a cabinet that no one could find the key to.
The ship's lookouts, Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee, didn't have access to binoculars during the journey, and therefore couldn't see very far.

The ship's second officer was replaced at the last minute, and forgot to hand off the key to the locker that housed the ship's binoculars.

The key resurfaced at auction in 2010, where it was sold for over $130,000.

3) The richest man aboard was John Jacob Astor IV, who was widely believed to have been the richest man in the world at the time of his death.
Astor was not just the richest man on the Titanic, but widely believed to be the richest man in the world at the time of his death. He was worth an estimated $150 million, or $3.5 billion in today's dollars.

Astor was on the ship returning home from a months-long honeymoon with his new wife, Madeleine Talmage Force, who, at 18 years of age, was 28 years younger than him. The extended honeymoon was actually a way to escape society's gossip - Astor had just been divorced within two years of his new marriage, which was relatively unheard of back then.

Astor's body was one of the few that was recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after the ship went down. Among other possessions, he was found with $2,440 in his pocket (roughly $60,000 today).

4) The whole wreck could be gone by 2030.
Scientists think the whole wreck could vanish by 2030, thanks to bacteria eating away at it.

5) The ship was carrying 15,000 bottles of beer, 1,000 bottles of wine, 850 bottles of liquor, and 8,000 cigars.
In addition to all that alcohol and tobacco, there were 75,000 pounds of fresh meat, 7,500 pounds of bacon, 36,000 oranges, 1,000 loaves of bread, and 40,000 fresh eggs on board.
Not bad for a 7 day trip

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 19, 2019, 5:57 am

1) While a four-day work week may sound too good to be true, more U.S. businesses are making this dream a reality. It's still a long way from becoming a mainstream trend, but there is some evidence that it probably should be. A recent study in Japan, a country where people are famous for working a lot more than 40 hours a week, showed that giving employees a three-day weekend could boost productivity by 40%.

2) A self-driving car uses sensors, cameras, radars, and artificial intelligence to do what humans may soon not do at all – transport themselves between destinations. Driverless cars are not yet available for the masses, but they are expected to revolutionize transportation as well as cause major disruptions to shipping industries.
Waymo, which is owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, started testing driverless taxis in the Phoenix suburbs late last year. Several companies are testing autonomous cars in Pittsburgh. The University of Michigan has a test facility which, in partnership with Ford and Toyota, tests safety standards for autonomous vehicles.

3) Though fermentation of food, a process of controlled decay, is not new, the fermenting of products from coffee to ketchup became a big deal in 2019. One reason was the proliferation of books on the subject, such as "The Noma Guide to Fermentation" by David Zilber.
Fermentation can help society manage food waste and save energy. In the United States, as much as 40% of food winds up in a landfill. If consumers learned fermenting techniques, they could preserve their food without having to cook or freeze it, thus saving energy.

4) Chefs all over the country are making dishes from scrap ingredients. Zero-waste cooking was identified as the third biggest trend of 2019, according to the 2019 culinary forecast by the National Restaurant Association. Everyday food scraps, damaged produce, and leftovers are turned into culinary delights.
The zero-waste trend has been gaining popularity all over the world. France is at the top of the zero-waste ranking in the Food Sustainability Index, followed by Argentina and Luxembourg. In France, for example, grocery stores are banned from throwing out food that can still be consumed.

5) Stand-up scooters are no longer just a fun toy for kids. Electric scooters can now be found almost everywhere, especially in big cities. Several startups have even developed apps that allow potential riders to find and unlock scooters with their phones. Uber and Lyft launched scooter services in 2018. The appeal of e-scooters may be obvious to some -- who wants to sit in a car on a street that is basically a parking lot during rush hour?

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