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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:such as..

did you know that the word thong comes from the portugese for dental floss...

humans and apes are the only species to have sex for fun..

shakespear had an estimated vocabulary of well over 24,00 words...most people only have 10,000


Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:quote:Originally posted by MikeGinny:
The largest cell in the body (both by volume and by dimensions) is a neuron that starts at the tip of the big toe and ends at the brainstem. In whales, this neuron can be tens of meters long!
Err... Whales don't have big toes

I think I'm right in saying that some arteries in the Blue whale are large enough for a grown man to swim in.

Edam is the only cheese that is made backwards (Think about it...)

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


Member Since: 18th Oct 2001
Total posts: 195
Posted:domesticated dogs are thought to have decended from a handful of wolves in asia about 40,000 years ago!

only 2% of soda pop (coke, pepsi, etc) is used by your body!

more people die from smoking related diseases in the US than all other causes combined!

MikeGinny's brain is the size of a canteloupe!

my brain is pickled!

humans have used enthneogens for almost as long as we've spoken.

cooking food allowed humans to develop larger brains because of the break down of long proteins made for more effecient use of food by the body.

egyptians discovered both the america's, antarctica and australia long before Columbus (or even the chinese).

willy wonka was a tripper!

drome, you know now, I can't really talk about THAT past anymore... alien orders...


I will kill all mods
Location: mods suck
Member Since: 7th Aug 2002
Total posts: 210
Posted:if you stick a cherry in your ear your brain will turn to mush and create a new being inside your head which will control your body

Location: Southampton
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
Total posts: 382
Posted:In the old series of Batman they made Robin (Burt Ward) had to strap his manhood to his bum so that he didn't make Batman look inferior!

The sweet smell of success originates with Napoleone and Josephine, based on Nap's fixation on having sex with Jo when her privates smelt! When Nap went to battle Jo wouldn't wash downstairs until he got back for a victory session!

Giving the 'V's' to people originates back in the old Agincourt days, where archers would flaunt their two fingers before the battle commenced to show that they hadn't been captured before by the enemy and had their fingers cut off!

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 28th Mar 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:i thought it was only dolphins and humans that had sex for pleasure. anyway, if any of that is true, why do kangaroos and porcupines masturbate if not for pleasure????


Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:Otherwise they might explode.

Through DNA sampling, they've proven that every single Human on the planet orginated from one of only 4 "mother" humans.

Aboriginies don't have a word in their vocabulary for "tomorrow"

Zulu's don't have any numbers in their vocabulary greater than 3.

You can only fold a piece of paper 8 times, no matter how large it is (But it has to be the same thickness of an A4 sheet i think...)

The Universe is so big it can fit in your pocket

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

the mind gap.
the mind gap.

old hand
Location: Brigadoon
Member Since: 31st May 2002
Total posts: 829
Posted:i might be wrong but i thought you could only fold a piece of paper 7 times. and i'm sure it doesn't matter how thick it is.

wherever you go, there you are.

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Durbs:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by MikeGinny:
I think I'm right in saying that some arteries in the Blue whale are large enough for a grown man to swim in.
Never thought about it, but I'd imagine so, or at least large enough for a grown man to fit inside. If you take your thumb and forefinger and make a circle, that's roughly the size of your aorta. So I figure that in a blue whale, it's got to be at least as big around as an oil drum!

I think I recall hearing that a blue whale's heart is about the size of a VW bug. I'm wondering how many liters per minute a resting whale is pumping...

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

Call me leper
Member Since: 28th Nov 2002
Total posts: 2
Posted:sea lions masterbate, i have a poster.
Women ..............., i have a poster.

I bare all responsibilty for this message


Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:Yeah - it was 7 times...

Couldn't quite remember

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:the most expensive porcilain (sp) in the world is found in your toilet bowl....yuka yuka yuka
If a tree is hit by lightening you cannot cut it down unless you use a chainsaw with a diamond tip...something to do with the cells having the space between them blasted out and being so close together that the cells almost fuse.
thats my crap for the day

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


Location: manchester, uk
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 508
Posted:paul winchell, the voice behind cartoon charachters such as tigger, gargumel in the smurfs and dick dastardly....also invented and patented the worlds first artificial heart valve that eventaull lead to the invention of the artificial heart!

amazing....one minute in a studio singing that stupid bouncy trouncy flouncy song...the next saving the world as an eminant doc! what a guy!

It's smashing to be back x

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Member Since: 21st Aug 2004
Total posts: 99
Posted:an apple has more energy than a coffee.

Sharks are immune to cancer.

Sharks grow a new set of teeth every 3 to 5 days

i like sharks

I don't care who you vote for

Just don't vote for the guy who likes war, destruction and earning money over earning respect.


Member Since: 1st Aug 2004
Total posts: 78
Posted:0.7 % of the worlds population is drunk at any one time.

pigs orgasms last half an hour.

some F#@*ing C#%*t stole my bike last nite while i had my back turned saying hi to my girlfriend! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! mad angry

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


Member Since: 1st Aug 2004
Total posts: 78
Posted:sorry about the sort-of swearing thing. its just the second bike in the last two months. and i have NO money!

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


Location: Leicestershire, England
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 34
Posted:4 people a yr are killed by random falling vending machines.

adolf hitler's mum was gonna have a termination when she found out she was pregnant with him but her doctor advised her against it.

up untill 1960, women were not allowed in disney land without being accompanied by a male.

up untill the 60s men wernt allowed 2 work in disney land with long hair.

walt disney was affraid of mice yet he created mickey mouse.

a mans ears n nose neva stop growing.

if u lined up the population of china, hand in hand, the line would neva stop growing.

if u unraveled ur intestines it would stretch the lenght of a tennis court.

a lion can have up 2 30 orgasms a day.

ur eyes neva grow.

a fully grown horse' intestines r aprox 89 foot long.

a camels hump can weigh up 2 35kg.

in denmark there r more pigs than humans.

i could go on 4eva!

The people that matter dont mind, The people that mind dont matter.

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:There are no orginal parts of Cher left. Probably

If you unraveled a man blood vessels and laid them end to end, that man would be dead.

The man who voiced Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.


Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England
Member Since: 25th May 2004
Total posts: 233
Posted:Horses masturbate by slapping their manflapper against their belly.



Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:if you were to unfold and lay out every brochial of your lungs, the resulting area would be about the size of a tennis court.


Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:And Vanize you would be dead!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


Location: Bristol Zoo (with the other mo...
Member Since: 10th Sep 2004
Total posts: 21
Posted:John Cabot discovered America before Columbus, but after a bunch of Bristol merchants gave hem a duff boat (the Matthew) and a tiny crew, he headed back there and was never seen again.


- Nothing is true

- Cats will always sit on the lap of the person most allergic to them. This is because they're all (secretly) bastards (and some of them not so secretly)

- Poi is the new black

- I am not the centre of the universe (now, that was a shock when I found out)

What I fear most is isolation


trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:1. jelly wobbles as the molecules in it are huuuuge - some going from one side to the other

2. you can get high from drinking adrenalin squeezed from a live human. if you have too much tho...you die.

Livin' on dreams and custard creams


Location: Epsom, Surrey, UK
Member Since: 20th Oct 2004
Total posts: 88
Posted:* A Duck's quack doesn't echo.
(I am yet to test this)

* If the whole of china were to jump simultaneously then the shift in gravity would break the earth in two.

* A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

* An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
(probably to stop them running away)



Location: Kamloops BC
Member Since: 23rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 97
Posted:the torque rating for a 18" zero flex coupling is 250 ft.lbs.

hanger distance for 4" system 15 dwv pipe is every 4ft.

a sign of intelligence is the ability to play.

"Not all who wander are lost. "

J.R.R. Tolkien


Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:Cats have 32 muscles in each ear
8 people die a year from having a vending machine fall on them.
Polar bears have black skin and clear fur! And can go mouldy, but only if they're mistreated...poor things
One in 7 people can flip their tongue upside down *feels proud*
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
Its physically impossible for a pig to turn its head up to look at the sky.
Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightening than women
A hippo can open it's mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside
The earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000.000.000 tons.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed
You can lead a cow upstaairs but not down

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.
Mwahahaha, i ahve mroe about the barbie thing i'll post it up later but you can tell what your measurements would be in barbie size!!!!!!

.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


Former Raver Invader... Not sure what i am now...
Location: Southern California, USA
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 284
Posted:facts eh? you like-a da facts? ok.... i give you facts:

-the toilet was invented by a man named john crap

-most asian sounding named that start with an x aren't japenese

-a dork is a whale's penis

-if barbie was alive and 7'2" i'd kick the s*#t out of her for all the times she's cheated on ken

-Henry VIII did ineed say "Yarharharrr I'm the f*#&king Pope now!"

-if you were to entirely unwrap a french horn(no more intestines) it'd be 30 ft long... which is probobly somewhere near the measurement of a tennis court... or half a tennis court.

-if you put me in an orchestra with a trombone and told me to sit still the guy in front of me would be getting approximately seventy two shots to the back of the head with the end of the trombone within the first rehersal

-in batman vs superman.. batman won. (but how and why !?)

-somewhere between now and never dropkicking the nearest furry creature will be a universal salute

-poi/strings put the cherry in the cherry pie that is this world

and i'm spent

Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.

Location: Canberra, ACT
Member Since: 15th Oct 2004
Total posts: 12
Posted:A carrot has 12 chromosomes.
A fern has 250 chromosomes

Bboy, juggler, tumbler staff spinner and general all round awesomness.

(modest too)


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:The time for which you have to wait for a London bus to turn up is directly proportional to your distance from home.

The number of London Buses that turn up is directly proportional to the length of time you spend waiting at a bus stop

London Bus drivers drive 50% as fast as normal during wet weather

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

Flame Boy
Flame Boy

Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:The probability of your toast landing butter side down is directly proportional the value of the carpet.

If all the creatures on Earth were put on scales, the ants wopuld make up 15% of the weight!

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:the above figure about ants is true only if you do not include bacteria in the creatures category, as bacteria make up more than (an estimated) 60% of the Earth's biomass (most of this as anerobic bacteria living underground)


Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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