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BS: Useless Trivia

susu 04 Jan 05 - 06:51 PM
Shanghaiceltic 04 Jan 05 - 06:57 PM
Sttaw Legend 04 Jan 05 - 06:58 PM
Bill D 04 Jan 05 - 07:02 PM
pdq 04 Jan 05 - 07:08 PM
susu 04 Jan 05 - 07:15 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jan 05 - 07:42 PM
Cluin 04 Jan 05 - 08:08 PM
Kaleea 04 Jan 05 - 08:13 PM
open mike 04 Jan 05 - 08:20 PM
Rapparee 04 Jan 05 - 09:18 PM
mack/misophist 04 Jan 05 - 09:24 PM
Bobert 04 Jan 05 - 10:06 PM
Sorcha 04 Jan 05 - 10:09 PM
Metchosin 04 Jan 05 - 10:11 PM
susu 04 Jan 05 - 10:23 PM
Peace 04 Jan 05 - 10:23 PM
susu 04 Jan 05 - 10:36 PM
Shanghaiceltic 04 Jan 05 - 11:39 PM
Peace 05 Jan 05 - 12:29 AM
Metchosin 05 Jan 05 - 12:47 AM
mack/misophist 05 Jan 05 - 01:55 AM
Metchosin 05 Jan 05 - 02:29 AM
fat B****rd 05 Jan 05 - 03:16 AM
open mike 05 Jan 05 - 03:46 AM
Georgiansilver 05 Jan 05 - 04:13 AM
Seamus Kennedy 05 Jan 05 - 04:14 AM
JennyO 05 Jan 05 - 07:01 AM
sian, west wales 05 Jan 05 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,James 05 Jan 05 - 08:15 AM
Sttaw Legend 05 Jan 05 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 05 Jan 05 - 08:32 AM
Amos 05 Jan 05 - 08:40 AM
Metchosin 05 Jan 05 - 10:02 AM
Georgiansilver 05 Jan 05 - 10:08 AM
Flash Company 05 Jan 05 - 10:29 AM
Peace 05 Jan 05 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Mrr 05 Jan 05 - 10:34 AM
Metchosin 05 Jan 05 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 05 Jan 05 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 05 Jan 05 - 10:59 AM
Peace 05 Jan 05 - 11:09 AM
Peace 05 Jan 05 - 11:09 AM
mack/misophist 05 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM
Leadfingers 05 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM
Rapparee 05 Jan 05 - 11:31 AM
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Subject: BS: Useless Trivia
From: susu
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 06:51 PM

I thought I would start this to see what useless trivia others know. I will start.

A piece of gold with the dimensions of a matchbox can be flattened out to a sheet the size of a tennis court.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 06:57 PM

If all the sheep could be laid end to end, there would be a very happy shephard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 06:58 PM

The results of an experimental study on the grain coarsening behavior, M23C6 carbide precipitation, and secondary MC carbide precipitation kinetics in UDIMET 520 are presented. Primary MC carbides and M(C, N) carbonitrides strongly influence the grain growth, with their dissolution near 1190 7C and 1250 7C, respectively, resulting in two distinct grain coarsening temperatures (GCTs). M23C6 carbides precipitate in the alloy over a wide range of temperatures varying between 600 7C and 1050 7C. A discrete M23C6 grain boundary carbide morphology is observed at aging temperatures below 850 7C. Secondary MC carbides formed at temperatures ranging between 1100 7C and 1177 7C, in specimens in which primary MC dissolution had been obtained at solution treatment temperatures of 1190 7C to 1250 7C. A schematic time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram for understanding the microstructure and precipitation inter-relationships in UDIMET 520 alloy is also presented.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 07:02 PM

"peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are insoluble in gasoline"

(from the men's room wall at the U. of Kansas, 1970) I always wondered at the origin of the data.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: pdq
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 07:08 PM

The biomass of insects on planet earth exceed all other animal life combined by a factor of 10.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: susu
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 07:15 PM

Here is my next one : "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 07:42 PM

Palmolive soap was so called because it was originally made from palm oil and olive oil. I don't think you can buy Palmolive soap any more. The only thing I've seen recently with the Palmolive name is liquid dishwashing detergent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Cluin
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:08 PM

In space no one can hear you scream.

So shut up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Kaleea
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:13 PM

Depending upon where you live, this may or may not be useless:
   If you place Tiger doo-doo around the perimiter or your garden, elephants will be deterred & thus will not trample (or eat) your lovely vegetables & other foliage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: open mike
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:20 PM

http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/hydro/hydrosphere/hot/freshwater/FreshWater_OCP06.html
Earth's largest aquifer, the Ogalalla Aquifer, is located under the U.S. Midwest.For more info: http://www.umac.org/ocp/freshwater/ and here:
http://www.hpwd.com/ogallala/ogallala.asp


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 09:18 PM

Ludwig von Beethoven was 21 when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: mack/misophist
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 09:24 PM

God loved beetles more than anything else because he made more of them than anything else.

                                                          JBS Haldane


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:06 PM

A bumble bee is faster than a John Deer tractor...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:09 PM

A sneeze can be over 200 MPH


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Metchosin
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:11 PM

You can tell whether a dragonfly is a virgin or not by the scratches on her eyeballs

And avacado comes from an old Incan or Myan word meaning testicle tree because of the pairs of fruit hanging from the end of the branch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: susu
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:23 PM

Okay, here's another one.
The 'spot' on 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:23 PM

The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: susu
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:36 PM

7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was chosen because the original containers were 7 oz. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 11:39 PM

If you mix Pernod or Pastis with water it goes cloudy, if you mix it with whiskey it does not...


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 12:29 AM

www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/ music/music_mixture/folk_music.html

There are eleven edges on the sides of the Canadian Loonie (one dollar coin).


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 12:47 AM

Ramses condoms were named after Ramses II, who fathered over 150 children.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: mack/misophist
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 01:55 AM

Excaliber was not the name of the sword King Arthur is supposed to have carried in battle. His lance, by the way, was named Ron (or Ran, pronounced the same), and his war hound was Cavell.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 02:29 AM

That's an interesting piece of trivia mack/misophist, because my grandfather named one of my uncles, Cavell. My grandmother was most upset with my grandfather, because she thought it meant "coward". My grandfather finally put her a bit at ease by telling her he had named him for part of a ship.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 03:16 AM

If you mix pernod with whisky you become incoherent......


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: open mike
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 03:46 AM

what are Pernod or Pastis ?

dragon flies have 4 wings and keep their wings out stretched when they land.
damsel flies are daintier, and the fold thier 2 wings along side their body when at rest.

if not for dung beetles processing it, the earth surface would be entirely covered in manure 5 feet deep or more.

hooray for dung beetles to save us from such a situation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 04:13 AM

Mike, Pernod and Pastis are liquers made from aniseed.

If an elephant stands on a grape, it would give a little whine!
Best wishes.
Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 04:14 AM

Brucie, Why doe the Loonie have 11 sides?







So you can get it out of a Scotsman's hand with a spanner. (Wrench.)


And only female sea-otters have scratches on their noses, because the males bite for grip when they mate. Ouch!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: JennyO
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 07:01 AM

If you want to swat a fly, sneak up on it from behind, because a fly takes off backwards at an angle of 60 degrees. I've tried it too, and it works! (the swatting that is, not the taking off)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: sian, west wales
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 07:36 AM

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Although I'm not sure that is, in actual fact, useless. It gives weight to my dislike of dentists.

I favour that way of working: form an opinion and work out the details later.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: GUEST,James
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 08:15 AM

Goethe last words were"More Light".


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 08:28 AM

There are four synthetics which compromise more than 98% of the face yarns used in carpet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 08:32 AM

A wench is a female spanner.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 08:40 AM

I think the word is Senorita, Minguulay....

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:02 AM

I stand corrected, the avocado derives from the "Aztec" word "ahuacatl" meaning testicle tree. It was considered such a potent aphrodisiac that young women were kept indoors during its harvesting and the tree was not permitted to be grown on the grounds of the early missions, although I'm not certain who actually needed protection from the sight of it, the priests or the young women.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:08 AM

Wow what a pear!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Flash Company
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:29 AM

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote 24 Tarzan books without ever visiting Africa, (Actually, when I think about that, it's obvious!)

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:30 AM

. . . but he went to Mars and Venus, right?

I keep getting info like this and I am in for a baaaaad day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:34 AM

If you eat meat and then pee around your garden, the deer will be deterred. Vegetarian pee doesn't work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:37 AM

Never deterred the deer around our garden....


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:44 AM

Yes Amos, senorita is definately a word.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:59 AM

Surely Mum's the word?


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:09 AM

The odds of hitting the 6/49 lottery in Canada are one in

49 x 48 x 47 x 46 x 45 x 44.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:09 AM

"Surely Mum's the word?"

Mum's the champagne.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: mack/misophist
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM

Oscar Wilde's last words were "Either that wallpaper goes or I go."
      Goethe's last words are in dispute.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM

If your nose runs and your feet smell , youve got serious problems cos you're built upside down !


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:31 AM

A nurse lit a candle and Voltaire spoke his last words: "What? The flames already?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 12:25 PM

And then there was WC Fields.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 12:59 PM

"Bloom, ya bastards" W. C. Fields talking to his plants (allegedly)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: mack/misophist
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 01:42 PM

Living in southern Califorina, W C Fields missed the rain storms of the east and mid-west. The day he died, his mistress spend the day on the roof, aiming a hose at his window while his friends came to pay their last respects.*


*He had bullied his doctor into giving him enough stimulants to keep him lucid for a day, knowing it would kill him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useless Trivia
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 01:50 PM

Lady Astor told Winston Churchill "Mr Churchill, I were your wife I would put poison in your drink!

Winston replied "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it"!!!!
Best wishes.


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