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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:post all your random facts here smile

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:If you'd care to disprove this - please send all photos to me, along with name, address and marital status

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:lol

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Kit


veteran
Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:Written by: Xopher

You can't sit in a chair and twirl your right foot around clockwise, and draw a number 6 in the air with your right hand, without changing direction on the swirling foot.




i've been sittin in this cafe for the last 10 minutes trying... i need mmore practice....


random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I can do it smile - But then I'm a drummer and 4-way co-ordination is pretty much a way of life biggrin

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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MEERCAT
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 194
Posted:
10% of one uk homeless charitys hostel occupants were UNIVERSITY EDUCATED confused2


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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:Written by: Durbs

Surely Guinea Pigs don't have tails... umm



Little ones.... Small enough to make me think that if you picked a guinea pig up by its tail, the *guinea pig* would fall off ubblol


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:the weight of aviation fuel is greater then that of the kiwis the plane is carrying from N.Z to UK

the best way to sharpen a non kitchen knife is either with paper or cardboard, and backwards strokes

1 in 4 animals is a beetle
(so shouldnt one in four of all HoPpers be beetles?? but then again...are humans animals?? ah ha!)

you cant touch your right elbow with your right hand


in state of metamorphosis

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Jona
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

journeyman


Total posts: 78
Posted:0.7% of the global population drunk at any one time

YEY! i got the poi down form under the motorway bridge!

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:China has more english speakers than the US

Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:In the UK, no bald priministerial candidate has ever beaten one with hair.

At Churchill's turn, both were bald smile


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


enthusiast
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 456
Posted:There are more Jews in the New York Metropolitan Area than there are in Israel. There are more Irish citizens living abroad than in Ireland (partly because getting Irish citizenship is pretty easy).

A googolplex (10^(100^100)) cannot be written in conventional notation, because there aren't that many atoms in the universe, even if you could write on atoms. Which you, like, can't.

The famous Cleopatra was Cleopatra VII. She was partly descended from Phillip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander III (called "The Great"). Cleopatra I was named after Alexander's younger sister. Cleopatra VII was the last native-born Egyptian to rule Egypt until 1958.


"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Bookkeeper is the only word in the English language with three consecutive sets of double letters.

There is enough iron in an adult male human body to make 36 standard office staples.

On a standard (meat-based) "Western Diet," food takes about three days to transit the digestive tract. On a high-fiber diet, it takes 12-16 hours.

In spite of 50 years of treatment with penicillin, neither Treponema pallidum (the causative agent of syphilis) nor Streptococcus pyogenes (the causative agent of strep throat) have ever devoped resistance to penicillins G, V, or V-K (the first penicillins ever developed). Very few other disease-causing bacteria are sensitive to penicillins alone anymore.

The most toxic substance in the world is aflatoxin-B. A millionth of a gram is enough to kill an adult. Aflatoxin-B is found in peanuts.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


enthusiast
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 456
Posted:Only one word in the English language ends in '-sede', 'supersede'. 'Supercede', while accepted by many spellcheckers and even some dictionaries, is Just Plain Wrong.

"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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"if i jump in the fire, will you?"
Location: USA, wishing I was in SA

Total posts: 633
Posted:you will never see the tip of your own nose (unless you use a mirror) i can see you trying this right now! dont bend it like that!

victoria falls(boarded of zambia and zinbabwe) is the widest natural fall in the world!

the fastest thing a human can do ... is think!(this statement is not true for all humans biggrin !)

vatigan city is the only country in the world that has a birth rate of 0

a zebra's stripes are comparable to a humans finger print(no two are alike)

you will sleep for 1/3rd of your life. (i will sleep for only 1/8 , and no more!)


i like breaking the Law frown , of Gravity wink !

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:john cleese was married to connie booth and made beautiful comedy together in Fawlty Towers

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:oh, and every single thing i know about figure skating, because, well, i'm special biggrin

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Bullets travel than sound. Thus, if you hear the gunshot, you didn't get hit. smile

Nerve impulses travel at about 50 kilometers per hour.

The human eye can detect a single photon.

The kidneys recieve 25% of the cardiac output at rest.

7% of the average human body mass is blood.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:wow...
yer, HoPers rule...
maybe we should make an encyclapedia of all this (and more!) useless information...
huhhuh??


in state of metamorphosis

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research.

This means that by 2020, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Water is the only substance that is found as a solid, liquid, and gas in nature on Earth.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb.
It came back with a 'return to sender' stamped on it.
Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it, and was blown to pieces.


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:oh...
theres a planet named after your ass
which one is it i hear you cry?
well durr..its saturn, uranus...


in state of metamorphosis

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:James L. Hart, an unabashed racist who believes in Euginics, won the Republican Primary in Tennessee for one of Tennessee's congressional seats.

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


enthusiast
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 456
Posted:Mand, he should be entered in the Darwin Awards. The elimination of his genes from the species has improved it.

"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: Xopher

Mand, he should be entered in the Darwin Awards. The elimination of his genes from the species has improved it.


ubblol yeah, he should be!

Duelling is legal in Paraguay... as long as both parties are registered blood donors.


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:who was the bomb directed to?

in state of metamorphosis

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: griffin

who was the bomb directed to?



That part, I don't know. Sorry.

A random law from Denver, Colorado, states that it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next door neighbour. ubblol


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:There's another random law that I'm trying (without any luck) to remember.

It's something about it being legal to shoot... a welshman?... in Cardiff, with a crossbow, at a certain time. And I'm sure there's something to do with a chicken. umm

I don't suppose anyone else knows what it is? confused
It's really bugging me that I can't remember it.

I wonder if I can find it anywhere...


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:It's legal to shoot an irishman with a crossbow on a sunday if there is a full moon and a chicken in the street....

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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