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Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:16 pm

In German, "jungle" is spelled "Dschungle".
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Re: weird facts

Postby Mithus » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:44 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:In German, "jungle" is spelled "Dschungle".

No, it's spelled "Dschungel".
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Re: weird facts

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:43 am

Duhh good catch
another fact

The association between yeasts and angiosperms dates to the Cretaceous, 
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Re: weird facts

Postby Keleuthis » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:50 am

You get a boner when you die, or something.
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Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am

Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.

You win.
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Re: weird facts

Postby wuliheron » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:08 pm

The average air-speed velocity of an unlade swallow, whether African or European, is 23mph. Knowing this fact could save your life.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:49 am

Can they carry coconuts?
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Re: weird facts

Postby wuliheron » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:54 am

Mr Reasonable wrote:Can they carry coconuts?


Only very tiny ones.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:26 pm

wuliheron wrote:The average air-speed velocity of an unlade swallow, whether African or European, is 23mph. Knowing this fact could save your life.

That figures! Thats about a ninth of the dive-speed of the Peregrine Falcon.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:40 pm

There are more microbes on a person's body than there are humans on Earth.

Read more: http://www.scienceclarified.com/scitech ... z5HwFJXB2v

I find that to be very interesting though a bit scary.
But talk about inter-connectedness or outer-connectedness.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 pm

I would find it a lot scarier if it were the other way around.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:I would find it a lot scarier if it were the other way around.


lol I did not expect that. Can you edify me as to the reason why? Is it because many of those microbes are healthy and positive ones?

An enquiring mind would really like to know.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am

Arcturus Descending wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:I would find it a lot scarier if it were the other way around.


lol I did not expect that. Can you edify me as to the reason why? Is it because many of those microbes are healthy and positive ones?

An enquiring mind would really like to know.


Lol no when you grow up knowing of the trillions of beings that crowd your skin and innards, and given how humans tend to lose all integrity in crowds, the idea that there would be even more humans than these crawling micro creatures is just terrifying.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Gloominary » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:21 am

Apparently humans are more ancestrally related to echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etcetera) than they are arthropods (insects, crustaceans, arachnids...) and mollusks (squid, octopi, cuttlefish...).

You'd think because arthropods and mollusks have heads, faces, brains and the former an exoskeleton (we have an endoskeleton), they'd be more ancestrally related to vertebrates than headless echinoderms, but nope.

So heads, faces and brains independently evolved a few times, weird.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:26 pm

Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.


You also poop when you die.
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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:34 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:
Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.


You also poop when you die.

Poop is an understatement.. it literally instantly rushes out of you, like the great flood.
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Re: weird facts

Postby barbarianhorde » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:38 pm

There are more potholes in Montreal than there are stars in our galaxy.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:09 am

La, la.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm

It takes so long for a star to die that astronomers have not yet observed a fully dead star.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm

A human brain operates on about 15 watts.
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"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


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Re: weird facts

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Men can piss standing up straight, and with some trouble, so can women.

A Roman woman recently crossed to the middle of the street as I approached, lifted her long skirt and just let it rip onto the cobblestones.
I felt like I was in the exorcist.
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Re: weird facts

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:56 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:A human brain operates on about 15 watts.

that should be plenty.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:19 pm

The center of the Milky Way smells of rum and tastes like raspberries.

https://www.howitworksdaily.com/the-mil ... spberries/

Now that is more an interesting fact. There can never be an end to what we can learn.
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Re: weird facts

Postby promethean75 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Fact: in Arizona, it is illegal to promote the use of or own more than 6 dildos.
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Re: weird facts

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:38 pm

Trees suck up the water from the ground by negative pressure, distributed throughout the near molecular scaled vessels in the leafs.

Meaning they can suck much harder in summer, so the growing of leafs is like a quasi self-perpetuating mechanism. Which is maybe why trees grow fruits, excess of negative pressure.

So because they have leaves, they are able to suck up water to such great heights as to grow leafs there. A tree 100 m tall must generate 10 atmospheres of negative pressure to get the water to the leafs, which are coming into being in order to embody the work of bringing up the resources for their coming into being.

Negative pressure is, roughly speaking, the tendency of water to stick to other substances rather than to itself. To witness this principle in action, now watch a Canadian wring out a washcloth in space.
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