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  • Justeazy
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    @Hitman: I'd love to talk time travel theories with you!


    FUN FACTS:
    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!

    Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails! *clip clip*

    Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

    In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."! **They did a futurama episode, and spoofed this moment**

    Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate *Mmmm....*

    A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

    The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia! ***I may have that... lol, jk***

    There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!

    Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!

    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!

    A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day! ?

    Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!

    One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!

    More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!

    In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!
    ***My own calculations 4 years ago: 1 billion seconds = 31 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour 5 minutes 16 seconds***

    Rice paper does not have any rice in it!

    Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

    In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin! (ewww... )

    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!

    The average person laughs 13 times a day!

    Dogs can hear sounds that you cant! (duhh)

    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women! (gulp)

    It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them! lol

    Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E! (Not to be confused with "The Great Gadsby"

    Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!

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

    Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!

    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

    The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!

    There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!

    The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

    Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

    The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!

    Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

    Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon green!

    Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

    Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

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

    The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

    The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

    A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!

    After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
    ~StrangeFacts.com
    Last edited by Justeazy; 06-16-2009, 05:25:01.

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  • Hitman
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    @Chocbubbles

    Thank you for posting those! I loved them all, especially the "talking with your pet on the phone" one! If you have some more, please share them!

    @Otakette

    I was gonna post soon something about "The Illuminati" and the year 2012! I don't really see the connection about the 2012 and the alternate universes!
    I have come across alternate universes theory many times reading some time travel articles! So, I'm gonna post about them aswell!

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  • leapfrog
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    2012

    That is the year the world is meant to end.

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  • otakette
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    i noticed that no one posted about 2012. to combine that with alternate universes, i think that in 2012 maybe we'll connect w/an alternate universe... i know that sounds kind of crazy but yeah. what's even weirder than that is that i graduate in 2012...

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  • leapfrog
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    Hmm...

    'Reality, as we sense it, is not quite real. The stars we see in the night sky, for instance, are not really there. They may have moved or even died by the time we get to see them. This unreality is due to the time it takes for light from the distant stars and galaxies to reach us. We know of this delay.
    Even the sun that we know so well is already eight minutes old by the time we see it.'

    Author: Manoj Thulasidas
    Source: Perception, Physics and the Role of Light in Philosophy

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  • EscapeGirl
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    Thanks for making me feel better, dear.

    I've heard that last one before - about the statue. Interesting.

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  • Chocbubbles
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    lol yeah, but ur not that old

    ok here's a couple more:

    Less than 5% of the population of New Zealand is human - the rest are animals, giving one of the highest ratios of humans to animals in the world.


    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    i like this one the best :
    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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  • EscapeGirl
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    Originally posted by Chocbubbles View Post
    nah u are definitely not an 'older' person on here
    i'm 15 but there are quite a few people that are 20 and over


    # One in seven Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map.
    Yeah, I'm definitely over 20.

    And about that fact...you have GOT to be kidding. Please, oh PLEASE, say that's not true!

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  • Chocbubbles
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    nah u are definitely not an 'older' person on here
    i'm 15 but there are quite a few people that are 20 and over


    # About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.
    # 95% of the creatures on earth are smaller than a chicken egg..
    # One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.
    # Only about 5% of people dream in color.
    # 35% of people watching T.V. yell at it.
    # One in seven Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map.
    # 13% of the letters in a given book are “e”.
    # The average age kids begin to use a microwave is seven.
    # The average American uses 730 crayons by the age of 10.
    # The average sleeper rolls over 12 times in bed per night.
    # The Pentagon uses an average of 666 rolls of toilet paper each day.
    # Your left hand does an average of 56% of your typing.
    # It takes an average person seven minutes to fall asleap on an average night.
    # 85% of phone calls are conducted in the English language.
    # The Earth is turning to desert at a rate of 40 square miles per day.
    # 12% of U.S. businessmen wear their ties so tight that they restrict the blood flow to their brain.
    # Nearly 6% of all marriage proposals are made over the telephone.

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  • leapfrog
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    I have a meeting in 1.5 hours and I am actually worried I might win 'Employee of the Month'. Which is unexplainable considering I spend 92% of my work time on GH. It's embarassing to talk about with anyone because I might not win (correction: I should not win!!) and I KNOW I don't deserve it. I have to make an acceptance speech I might just say what a load of $%& it is - and reveal myself as a lazy room escape addict. Luckily enough I work in sport so noone really cares if I do any work or not! Haha

    EDIT>> I am concerned as a fellow GH member said we are all like 11 or 12? I'm 22? Please don't let me be the only "older" person on here! Maybe I'll make an adults only thread...

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  • Hitman
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    UPDATE

    All you conspiracy lovers out there, soon I'm gonna post the mother of all conspiracies, "The Illuminati".
    Last edited by Hitman; 04-15-2009, 12:43:37.

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  • binkygg
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    For the time travel thing here's what I think:

    the past, present and future exist at the same time because how do we know if someone is from the future but disguised or something because they can blend in because they know how to live in that era. woah alot of becauses okay alternate universes? yah i bet they exist too so thats cool! hehe

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  • Hitman
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    @Snizzbut, I think that we could time-travel only as far as the point when we discovered time traveling, meaning we haven't done that yet. That'd make sense!

    @Heartofthedark I completely agree with you on alternate universes. If you'd change something in the timeline then travel back into the future, then you'd be into an alternate unviverse with the changes you have done!

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  • Heartofthedark
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    Originally posted by Snizzbut View Post
    I think time is kind of a wibbly-wobbly ball of timey-wimey...... stuff


    But seriously, some people think that time travel IS possible, but we'll only discover it in the future.
    But think about it; if people (i.e. WE) in the future gain the ability to travel in time, why haven't we come back in time yet?

    Surely they would send a visitor to greet us and chat/warn us of future events/tell us how to make a time machine to prevent a paradox cos thats how they found out?

    Or even just send a researcher to find out what the past is like? (because its been so long they've forgotten or lost records of past history)



    Our physics teacher told us this, what do you think?
    I have thought about that and come to my own wierd answer that makes sense to me

    Maybe there are millions of alternate universes for the single person that goes back in time and for everyone else so when that person goes back in time, they alter only theirs, and it wouldn't really make sense to go back in time because going back you would only revert to yourself at that time because two of you couldn't exist in the same universe so really your just re-living a time in your life, and if you were to do something differently, you wouldn't even know because you would just be you and not you from the future, you may have some sort of deja vu or something telling you not to do whatever or do whatever but you would not be aware or know everything that has happened in the future, but then that raises the question of what happens to FUTURE you, you can't just dissappear into nothingness and reappear later, maybe going back in time causes you to die when it comes to the time you went back in time to so it would explain the dissapearance

    Well that's my confusing thoughts that probably only makes sense to me What's yours?

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  • Snizzbut
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    I think time is kind of a wibbly-wobbly ball of timey-wimey...... stuff


    But seriously, some people think that time travel IS possible, but we'll only discover it in the future.
    But think about it; if people (i.e. WE) in the future gain the ability to travel in time, why haven't we come back in time yet?

    Surely they would send a visitor to greet us and chat/warn us of future events/tell us how to make a time machine to prevent a paradox cos thats how they found out?

    Or even just send a researcher to find out what the past is like? (because its been so long they've forgotten or lost records of past history)



    Our physics teacher told us this, what do you think?

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