382 posts
Location: Southampton

Kind of carrying on with the thread smilee did on words, I thought it'd be a good idea to do an interesting/unusual fact thread. Has this been done before? Even still, here's a few of mine:

In the old school Batman and Robin series on TV, Robin had to strap his huge penis to his bum so as not to make Batman look inferior!

Bats always fly left out of a cave.

The sweet smell of success supposedly originated with Napolean's fetish for Josephine not washing herself in her private parts until he came back victorious for a good bit of smelly sex!

Forming a V with your index and middle finger as an inuslt came from English archers who would taunt their opponents in battle by showing that their shooting fingers had not been cut off by the enemy yet (as was customary for archers when captured).


A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

75 posts
Location: East Side

errrrr.......the ideal incubation temperature for iguana eggs is 31 degrees C.

Dont forget to bring a towel

DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK

"Bats always fly left out of a cave."
Not true I'm afraid. Standing to the right of the entrance of Niah caves in Sarawak at sunset the bats sweep down right past you, close enough to hear the flapping of their leathery wings. Meanwhile the swiflets fly in for the night and as you wander through the forest on the way back to the river fireflies light your way and the monkeys call to each other.....

My fact - paradise exists.

382 posts
Location: Southampton

Hmmm, I'd heard that fact from a friend just a few days ago, I'll ask again tonight, pretty sure that it was supposed to be true. That scene you are describing in Sarawak sounds quality though, would like to see it myself .

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

39 posts
Location: Lingfield, Surrey, England

A boat sailing on a starbord tack has right of way, hang on wait, no that's not right



Love & Peace from the land of the fishes


master sodiummember
536 posts
Location: carson city, nevada

in the last ten years, the united states has used more resources then it has in all years preceeding that.

beer contains 14 times the radioactivity of the wastewater released from a nuclear power plant.

the first computer "bug" was found in the navy's aiken gun targeting system. it was a moth crushed in a relay switch.

the average american is exposed to over 10,000 advertisements a day.

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.

Aurora (1/2 a firesister)GOLD Member
249 posts
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

On Venus there are no volcanoes or fissures on the surface to release some of the heat from the molten interior like there is here on Earth. Due to the enormous amount of pressure and heat thus placed on the surface of venus by its atmosphere and molten interior once every 700,000 years the entire crust of venus melts

Om Namah Sivaya

RoziSILVER Member
100 characters max...
2,996 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Octopi (Octopus: plural) mate for life. So do swans. & so do grapefruit... (only 2 out of these three things are correct )

A group of politicians is called a bluster (just like a gaggle of geese)

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia

all of us simultaneously exist on many planes - we consciously vault around the length, breadth, depth of our space, and are also governed by time. Most of us, sadly, will be always asleep, never to be fully conscious in the fifth plane, the astral. The experience is not so much dream, but an utterly clear reality. it is external to the fourth dimension of time - you can gain knowledge from visitors from the past, notice glimmers of what will experience in the future, a night's astral session could last for much longer 'in there' - importantly, people awakening in the astral feel a serenity that is due to the knowledge that existence there is beyond the reach of physical death here.
In learning the groundwork for it, you will truly know how petty life's little dramas(tm) are.

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car.

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

arsnHow do you change this thing???
1,903 posts
Location: Behind the couch...

you miss your car don't you Bender...

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia

dun worry, mother earth's gunna fix it all soon, Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

189 posts
Location: nevernever land

Here's a few useless facts I've found on the works data base. Enjoy and oh yeah I wana be a pig in my next life lol ..... you'll see

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days
> > you would have produced
> > enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
> > (Hardly seems worth it.)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9
> > months, enough gas is produced
> > to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
> > (Now that's more like it!)
> >
> > ************************************************
> > The human heart creates enough pressure when it
> > pumps out to the body to
> > squirt blood 30 feet.
> > (O.M.G.!)
> >
> > ************************************************
> > A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
> > (In my next life, I want to be a pig.)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > A cockroach will live nine days without its
> > head before it starves to death.
> > (Creepy.)
> > (I'm still not over the pig.)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Banging your head against a wall uses 150
> > calories an hour.
> > (Do not try this at home......maybe at work.)
> >
> > **************************************************
> > The male praying mantis cannot copulate while
> > its head is attached to its
> > body. The female initiates sex by ripping the
> > male's head off.
> > ("Honey, I'm home. What the....?!")
> >
> > **************************************************
> > The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
> > It's like a human jumping the
> > length of a football field.
> > (30 minutes...can you imagine??)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
> > (What could be so tasty on the bottom of a
> > pond?)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
> > (I still want to be a pig in my next
> > life...quality over quantity.)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Butterflies taste with their feet.
> > (Something I always wanted to know.)
> >
> > **************************************************
> > The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
> > (Hmmmmmm........)
> >
> > **************************************************
> > Right-handed people live, on average, nine
> > years longer than left-handed
> > people do.
> > (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the
> > difference?)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.
> > (OK, so that would be a good thing....)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > A cat's urine glows under a black light.
> > (I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)
> >
> > **************************************************
> > An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
> > (I know some people like that.)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Starfish have no brains.
> > (I know some people like that too.)
> >
> > **************************************************
> > Polar bears are left-handed.
> > (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)
> >
> > *************************************************
> > Humans and dolphins are the only species that
> > have sex for pleasure.
> > (What about that pig??)

I told you pigs rock!!!!


ask yourself this??.......... When was the last time you dug a hole you could be proud of???
answers on a post card

KaliBRONZE Member
577 posts
Location: Berlin, Germany

Spike, I just have to say those facts were great. Very amused and also in awe of the almighty pig.
Here's some more useless facts:

The biggest orgy ever held was in ancient Rome by the Cult of Titus (10,000 if I remember correctly. Yes, I was there )

The biggest vibrator ever built was about the size of a washing machine. (Yes, I owned it)

Vibrators were originally used by doctors to cure women in the Victorian era complaining of any malady from dementia to a headache (yes, I was one of those women)

Benjamin Franklin liked to sit by his window stark naked for an hour everyday waving at people he knew (Yes, I saw him do it once)

Edgar Allen Poe had narcolepsy and, due to the lack of meidcal technology, was afraid of being buried alive. He therefore used to run around with a sign around his neck that read "Not dead, just sleeping!" (Yes, I saw him wearing it)

That's about all I can drag out of this old memory for now, maybe more tomorrow.

Beauty is the conscious sum of all our perversions.-Salvador DaliHope without action is hopeless.

32 posts
Location: Alberta, Canada

hmmmm well i'm glad i was born on the year of the pig??? (chinese horoscope)
What's Your Chinese Astrology Sign?

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect ^.~

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

382 posts
Location: Southampton

Very interesting and amusing facts here! Here's a few more to top it up..

The "sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

CassandraFroggie ... Ribbit !!!
4,224 posts
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Each time I make myself a yummy toast with raspberry jam, I drop it raspberry-side on the floor
It's a fact ... gotta face it !!

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

382 posts
Location: Southampton

lol cassandra!

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

75 posts
Location: East Side

Another animal one

The male Wild Boar (wow an oxymoron!) cums 4.5 litres on average, more then any other animal in the kingdom.

Hands up who want to be a female boar

didnt think so

Dont forget to bring a towel

Fairy Ladymember
63 posts
Location: fairieland

Fact:in complete darkenss you can see the light from a candle 14 miles away (if the earth did not curve)
Guestamate: So i figure a good sized wick you could see like 50 miles away

SickpuPpyNinja Rockstar!
1,100 posts
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.


The average adult male shaves off 1 lb of beard per year.

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there though!

Men get hiccups more often than women do.

54% of Americans fold toilet paper neatly. 35% wad it. What about the other 11%?

Nearly all boys grow at least as tall as their mothers.

A person would die if all of the toxic ingredients of one cigarette were directly injected into the bloodstream.

55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

An estimated one in five Americans - some 38 million - don't like sex.

On average, people spend more than five years of their lives dreaming.

In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow 2 meters of nose hair.

The average American makes six trips to the bathroom every day; that's about 2 1/2 years of your life down the drain.

The average American spends six months at red lights throughout his or her life.

By the age of 75, the average American has created about 110,000 pounds of garbage.

An estimated 6,000 American teenagers lose their virginity every day.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

According to the World Heath Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

On average, humans have 9,000 taste buds in their mouths, tongues, and throats.

The average person will swallow 295 times while eating.

In your lifetime your body will produce more thatn 25,000 quarts of saliva.

Over 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

The average American eats at McDonalds 1,811 times in their life.

On male shirts the buttons are on the right side, on female shirts the left side. This is due to wealthy women using slaves many years ago to dress them. The buttons were on the right side to the slaves who buttoned up the shirts...

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivilant of three times around the world.

In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

Most people take an average of seven minutes to fall asleep.

Official studies have found that right handed people tend to scratch with their left hand and visa-versa.

When asked to name a color, 3 out of 5 people will say red.

The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!

Jesus helps me trick people.

Dr Jimbo jonesmember
18 posts
Location: U.K. London

fact; it took me 3mins and 47 secs to read all of the above and ten mins to type this.

fact; you need a gene in your dna to roll your tounge

fact; only 1 in 13000 ppl has it and only 1 in 5000000 can form the letter W with there tounge

fact; the fridge light dose go off when you shut the door

fact; the reason some ppl r afraid of heights is that they have the urge to jump ( or is that just me )ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

fire fire in the sky behind the back........oops now i die ahhhhhahhhhahhhahhhhh!!!!! Its not sick if you love it.

263 posts
Location: Holiday, FL, USA

fact: it's possible to lead a cow upstairs.. but not downstairs.

yea, found this out the hard way. what a mess.

428 posts
Location: Mystic, Ct. USA

its amazing that people will call any small furry animal a rodent. rodents typically have those two sets of front teeth they use for gnawing which grow continuously. most mammal groups, in fact, are distingushed by their teeth.

rabbits are not rodents! (they are lagomorphs and actually have 4 front teeth on the top, on set right behind the other so they look like 2.)

ferrets are not rodents! (they are mustelid carnivores)

bats are not flying rodents! (they are chiropterans more closely related to shrew-like sort of primates from madagascar)

shrews are not rodents (they are insectivores)

moles are not rodents. (also insectivores)

the brown marsupial mouse (antechinus) is a dasyurid marsupial, but the australian hopping mouse is a rodent, not at all related to the kangaroo rat which lives in arizona.

squirrels, rats, mice, beavers, guinea pigs and capybaras are rodents, but the last two are considered caviomorph rodents and some peoples consider them not true rodents at all.

and, moreover, not all bats live in caves, I have personally seen bats live in: hollow tree limbs, rock crevices, under bark, under big leaves, hanging in the palm trees in the royal botanical gardens in sydney (are they still there, the fruit bats?), in our garage, in a bat house, and then theres the ones that live in the highway overpass in austin, texas.

bats are not bugs either!


[ 19 May 2002, 21:56: Message edited by: Peregrine ]

arsnHow do you change this thing???
1,903 posts
Location: Behind the couch...

"Bats aren't bugs..." I didn't really think others read Calvin and Hob comics... *wipes tear and walks outside with a shovel to dig the words... Aliens welcome, come as you are...*


I mock you all with my monkey pants...

[ 20 May 2002, 01:05: Message edited by: Arsn ]

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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