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#41 Offline Pupwa21

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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 07:21 AM

Games are getting to photorealistic.
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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 03:40 PM

Humans have stripes on their skin! They're virtually invisible unless you have a certain skin disease. Then they're visible. That's amazing!

The human soul weighs about 21 grams.

Dark chocolate is good for you.

For most people, if you pinch the skin of your elbow with your fingers, it doesn't hurt. When I do it, I kinda feel it.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The original poem never said Humpty Dumpty was an egg. Ouch.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Here's some good news for people who have torn dollar bills: If you have at least 5/8 of a torn dollar bill, it can be redeemed for full value!

Bananas are slightly radioactive.  :bored:  :OMG:

Video games are said to make dyslexic people read better.

And speaking of video games, I heard gamers are considered athletes! I could be wrong, though.

 

Well, that's about 11 facts and I used up enough of my time and yours. I'll be back, though! :)


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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 04:03 PM

Humans have stripes on their skin! They're virtually invisible unless you have a certain skin disease. Then they're visible. That's amazing!
The human soul weighs about 21 grams.
Dark chocolate is good for you.
For most people, if you pinch the skin of your elbow with your fingers, it doesn't hurt. When I do it, I kinda feel it.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
The original poem never said Humpty Dumpty was an egg. Ouch.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Here's some good news for people who have torn dollar bills: If you have at least 5/8 of a torn dollar bill, it can be redeemed for full value!
Bananas are slightly radioactive.  :bored:  :OMG:
Video games are said to make dyslexic people read better.
And speaking of video games, I heard gamers are considered athletes! I could be wrong, though.
 
Well, that's about 11 facts and I used up enough of my time and yours. I'll be back, though! :)


I allready said the one about the electric chair. So make that ten.

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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 04:09 PM

The Battle of Columbus, Georgia fought in the Civil War on April 16, 1865 was officially declared by the Georgia government to be "the last battle in the War Between the States".

One of the Confederate soldiers present was slashed across the chest by a saber, and like many veterans become addicted to morphine, which was used as a pain killer in the Civil War.  He later became a pharmaist and this addiction partly help fuel his invention of a new drink, which included cocaine leaves .  The man's name was John S. Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola.


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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 04:30 PM

 

Humans have stripes on their skin! They're virtually invisible unless you have a certain skin disease. Then they're visible. That's amazing!
The human soul weighs about 21 grams.
Dark chocolate is good for you.
For most people, if you pinch the skin of your elbow with your fingers, it doesn't hurt. When I do it, I kinda feel it.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
The original poem never said Humpty Dumpty was an egg. Ouch.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Here's some good news for people who have torn dollar bills: If you have at least 5/8 of a torn dollar bill, it can be redeemed for full value!
Bananas are slightly radioactive.  :bored:  :OMG:
Video games are said to make dyslexic people read better.
And speaking of video games, I heard gamers are considered athletes! I could be wrong, though.
 
Well, that's about 11 facts and I used up enough of my time and yours. I'll be back, though! :)


I allready said the one about the electric chair. So make that ten.

 

My bad! Sorry about that!


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Posted Feb 28 2014 - 10:50 AM

After the production and use of nuclear missiles, everything is slightly radioactive.


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Posted Feb 28 2014 - 12:00 PM

The Gatling Gun was invented by a doctor
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Posted Mar 01 2014 - 10:45 AM

Did you know:

You can drink lava, but only once,
Something happens to my avatar when you go to my Profile?
That ABC is owned by Disney?

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Posted Mar 01 2014 - 10:52 AM

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Posted Mar 01 2014 - 11:55 AM

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Posted Mar 01 2014 - 07:11 PM

After the production and use of nuclear missiles, everything is slightly radioactive.

This is true, but bananas had been slightly radioactive long before nuclear missiles were invented. It's due to some of the potassium isotopes, which the lovely yellow fruit is not short on.

 

Gears are existent in the natural world. A recently discovered species of issus has similar structures connecting its limbs, allowing it to jump between plants at ridiculous speeds. 

 

A new state of matter has just been discovered. So it's no longer solid, liquid, gas, plasma, and the other more obscure ones. "Dropletons" have been created for the first time at Colorado University. 

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Posted Mar 01 2014 - 09:26 PM

Superman is created by two Jewish Teenage Boys.

 

Mario's first name was Jumpman.

 

Red Skull was based on a Hot Fudge Sundae.

 

Nightcrawler was going to be a DC Character before he become a MARVEL Character.

 

Wolverine was going to be a Teenage like Spidey.


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Posted Mar 02 2014 - 01:45 AM

The Clovis people were not the first people to arrive to America, but in fact, a tribe of people found in France came ling before the Clovis did. Evidence shows that the arrow heads match those found along the coast of Western France and Northern Spain, match those found in Florida.
Even a geologist from the Smithsonian confirms this. Which means that what we were taught about the Native American ancestors is wrong. (An episode of America Unearthed released Jan. 2014, hosted by geologist Scott Wolter.)

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Posted Mar 06 2014 - 10:36 PM

Japan is very accessible to agoraphobics, due to a couple reasons; there, it's considered shameful to have a family member go in to therapy, so relatives will often hide them and bring supplies such as food, water, money and toiletries; there are vending machines that dispense all kinds of merchandise (such as clothing, food and soap), so even if the recluse has to leave their house, they can get what they need without ever seeing a human face.

 

At the Sochi Olympics, the super-finalists for the Women's Skiing Aerials first names were in alphabetical order, backwards (in order of placement). 


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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 11:25 AM

After the production and use of nuclear missiles, everything is slightly radioactive.

Everything, from any point in time (especially things that are currently or were previously alive--ever heard of carbon dating?), is slightly radioactive.

But yeah, bananas especially.

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Posted Mar 11 2014 - 09:09 PM

 

How much time have gamers collectively invested in Activision's Call of Duty franchise? According to popular science, the aggregate amount of gameplay time fans have spent on the popular video game series is estimated to be about 2.9 million years.

The man who invented the traffic light never learned how to drive.

At it height in the 1930's, the British Empire ruled over 1/4 of the world's land and about 1/3 of it's population.  The closest thing to world domination ever.

The 14th Tennessee regiment--made up of natives of Clarksville--entered the U.S. Civil War with 960 members.  By the time the Battle of Gettysburg was over--their were only 3 left.  

The cellphone camera was invented so the inventor could show off pictures of his new born baby.


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Posted Mar 11 2014 - 09:31 PM

The Gatling Gun was invented by a doctor

I'm very disturbed. The doc my family sees seems like the kinda guy who'd make one of those...

 

Did you know:

You can drink lava, but only once,
Something happens to my avatar when you go to my Profile?
That ABC is owned by Disney?

Then I'd better make that time count!

Here's a fact: I tried to see what that was all about.

What. Are you serious.


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Posted Mar 11 2014 - 09:47 PM

The human soul weighs about 21 grams.

 

that's not a fact.


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Posted Mar 11 2014 - 09:56 PM

President Andrew Johnson was drunk during his speech at his inauguration.

 

From what I've heard, he was drunk when he was inaugurated as VP, which was still a bit of a scandal when he took over as President six weeks later.


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Posted Mar 12 2014 - 02:06 PM

The Gatling Gun was invented by a doctor

I'm very disturbed. The doc my family sees seems like the kinda guy who'd make one of those...
 

Did you know:
You can drink lava, but only once,
Something happens to my avatar when you go to my Profile?
That ABC is owned by Disney?

Then I'd better make that time count!
Here's a fact: I tried to see what that was all about.
What. Are you serious.

You missed it. My older avatar did [Redacted].

Did you know that back in the colonial times, you could be put to death for minor offenses.

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 07:14 PM

If you have not seen the movie, do not read this and go see the scenes at Need For Spees youtube channel.

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 08:02 PM

You can eat apple cores.

Apple seeds are poisonous but before you panic, you would need to eat more seeds than the number of digits of Pi.

Edited by Pupwa21, Mar 14 2014 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 09:51 PM

Apple seeds are poisonous but before you panic, you would need to eat more seeds than the number of digits of Pi.

There's no such thing as "more than the number of digits of pi", because pi is an infinite decimal.


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 10:10 PM

The name for PHP, the hypertext preprocessing language, is a recursive acronym, which means one of the letters stands for the whole. In this case, PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor: Hypertext Preprocessor... you get the idea. Other examples include GNU (GNU's Not Unix) and ANX (ANX's Not XNA... which stands for XNA's Not Acronymed).

 

 

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 10:31 PM

Apple seeds are poisonous but before you panic, you would need to eat more seeds than the number of digits of Pi.

There's no such thing as "more than the number of digits of pi", because pi is an infinite decimal.

That was the point.

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Posted Mar 15 2014 - 12:43 AM

 

 

Apple seeds are poisonous but before you panic, you would need to eat more seeds than the number of digits of Pi.

There's no such thing as "more than the number of digits of pi", because pi is an infinite decimal.

That was the point.

 

Then that's wrong.  No matter how small the dosage is, as long as it's not zero it would take a finite number of them to be harmful.


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Posted Mar 15 2014 - 10:33 PM

Apple seeds are poisonous but before you panic, you would need to eat more seeds than the number of digits of Pi.

There's no such thing as "more than the number of digits of pi", because pi is an infinite decimal.

That was the point.
Then that's wrong.  No matter how small the dosage is, as long as it's not zero it would take a finite number of them to be harmful.

Oh well.

If you search up Pupwa the pony, you get some weird stuff. May or May not be related to me.

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Posted Mar 23 2014 - 09:30 PM

In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.

 

The popular term "sideburns" originated with the Civil War Union General Ambrose Burnside, known for his unusual hair style on the side of his head.


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Posted Mar 24 2014 - 12:48 AM

elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump

 

peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite

 

the average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

 

lipstick has fish scales in it

 

a giraffe can go longer without water than a camel can

 

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a shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes

 

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Posted Mar 24 2014 - 04:03 PM

 

the average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

 

This isn't true, it was presented as a fact on the internet for the sole point of "people will believe anything they come across on the internet." It was written as part of a list of false facts by PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst, which was taken from a book on insect fact and folklore. 


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Posted Mar 24 2014 - 04:13 PM

 

 

the average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

 

This isn't true, it was presented as a fact on the internet for the sole point of "people will believe anything they come across on the internet." It was written as part of a list of false facts by PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst, which was taken from a book on insect fact and folklore. 

 

Obviously, you haven't seen CGP Grey question that belief.  Chances are that Snopes--who is often paraphrased when dispelling this "myth"--made up the myth in the first place before even debunking it.  Please note, that I do not believe that that is the end of this story, I'm just saying that their more to this whole controversy then most people think.

 

And now for an interesting fact:

 

"Some men, just want to watch the world burn."


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Posted Mar 24 2014 - 04:45 PM

the average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

 
This isn't true, it was presented as a fact on the internet for the sole point of "people will believe anything they come across on the internet." It was written as part of a list of false facts by PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst, which was taken from a book on insect fact and folklore.
Obviously, you haven't seen CGP Grey question that belief.  Chances are that Snopes--who is often paraphrased when dispelling this "myth"--made up the myth in the first place before even debunking it.  Please note, that I do not believe that that is the end of this story, I'm just saying that their more to this whole controversy then most people think.
 
And now for an interesting fact:
 
"Some men, just want to watch the world burn."

That is true. I feel that way sometimes. I just channel through some angry rock music or by playing Plague Inc.

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Posted Mar 24 2014 - 05:12 PM

Greek didn't worship Animals as Gods like The Egyptians Gods because Animals do not Talked. As lease they Parrots.   


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Posted Mar 26 2014 - 06:14 PM

the average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

 
This isn't true, it was presented as a fact on the internet for the sole point of "people will believe anything they come across on the internet." It was written as part of a list of false facts by PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst, which was taken from a book on insect fact and folklore.

Obviously, you haven't seen CGP Grey question that belief.  Chances are that Snopes--who is often paraphrased when dispelling this "myth"--made up the myth in the first place before even debunking it.  Please note, that I do not believe that that is the end of this story, I'm just saying that their more to this whole controversy then most people think.


Never saw that addition before, but regardless the point's the same: People don't eat spiders in their sleep.

I wanted to point out it being incorrect as people who suffer from arachnophobia can get extremely freaked out by the statement, speaking from experience.

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Posted Mar 26 2014 - 06:20 PM

Oh yeah sure, it's still a myth, but I just wanted to mention all that, so that more people would know about the myth behind the myth.  If you know what I mean.  


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Posted Mar 29 2014 - 03:56 AM

I suppose I've got a few:

Legendary voice actor Don LaFontaine of "In a world..." fame supplied his voice to the Disney produced television series Fillmore!

 

At least four popes were the sons of priests, and at least two were the sons of other popes.

 

Cartoon voice actors Ashley Johnson and Greg Cipes have played characters romantically affiliated with each other several times when they've appeared on the same show.


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#78 Offline Dapper-Sama

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Posted Apr 08 2014 - 08:15 PM

When President Barrack H. Obama made a trip to Japan, he was staying in the city of Obama. Yes, really.

 

Marvel Comics' 100-year anniversary comes in 25 years.

 

As of late 2013, there are 20 Battlefield games, but only 3 numbered sequels. This is because the four main games occur in the same continuity, whereas Bad Company and the others are in their own timelines.


Edited by Dapper-Kun, Apr 08 2014 - 08:18 PM.

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#79 Offline JAG18

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Posted Apr 08 2014 - 08:21 PM

After The Battle of Cold Harbor, fought in the Civil War, was over; a blood splattered diary was found.  The last entry read: June 3, 1864 Cold Harbor, Virginia I was killed.  

 

Cicada 3301 is said to be a secretive organization, which every January puts complex puzzles on the internet with the intent to hire the solvers for an unknown purpose.  

 

"The Exorcist", "The Amityville Horror", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Conjuring", and "The Blair Witch Trial" are films rumored or marketed as being based on true stories, but at least three have been proven to be purely fictional.  


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#80 Offline Ryuujin

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Posted Apr 08 2014 - 09:02 PM

"The Exorcist", "The Amityville Horror", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Conjuring", and "The Blair Witch Trial" are films rumored or marketed as being based on true stories, but at least three have been proven to be purely fictional.  

 

it's The Blair Witch Project, not The Blair Witch Trial.

 

also, just to elaborate so people know which films are fiction and which are supposedly based on fact: The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Blair Witch Project were indeed marketed as being based on true stories, but were pure works of fiction only taking bits and pieces of inspiration from various events and urban legends. The Amityville Horror and The Conjuring, however, were based on real people and adapted from reports of alleged hauntings.

 

incidentally, both films are based on hauntings investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren, though only The Conjuring actually features them as characters.


Edited by Ryuujin, Apr 08 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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