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Old 01-01-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Completely Pointless Things to Know

So lately, when I've not been able to sleep, I'm starting to become a midnight scientist and work out stuff that is completely pointless but interesting to me.

For example, if you made all the possible sausages from all the pigs in the world and lined them all end to end, you could circle the Earth about 2,448 times.

It'd also take 835,652,174 cats stacked on each others backs to reach the moon and you'd need 179,672,968,360,246,816 (around 180 quadrillion) cows to fill the ocean with milk.

So UG, I'm asking what else I should work out?

And if you know any similar "facts" yourself then I'd like to hear them.

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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I've been watching stupid amounts of it in the background lately so that's probably why I'm doing this.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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I've been watching stupid amounts of it in the background lately so that's probably why I'm doing this.


Great, isn't it?

In America, there's a legal non-zero percentage of fecal content in food.
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now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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How to make a euro symbol without a key for it

Number lock, Then hold down alt and type 156 on the nnumber pad
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #8
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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How to make a euro symbol without a key for it

Number lock, Then hold down alt and type 156 on the nnumber pad


Damnit. I've got a laptop without a number pad.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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Great, isn't it?

In America, there's a legal non-zero percentage of fecal content in food.

It's quality. Although, I have to say that after growing up with Jonathan Creek as my hero, it's weird to see Alan Davies just as Alan Davies.

And that's interesting and pretty messed up at the same time. Those are the best facts!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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It's quality. Although, I have to say that after growing up with Jonathan Creek as my hero, it's weird to see Alan Davies just as Alan Davies.

And that's interesting and pretty messed up at the same time. Those are the best facts!


I've never watched Jonathan Creek, but QI... it brings the mind-**** like nothing else on TV.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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How to make a euro symbol without a key for it

THAT is a pound sign
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Don't you have as shift+3 anyway?

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #18
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For example, if you made all the possible sausages from all the pigs in the world and lined them all end to end, you could circle the Earth about 2,448 times.

It'd also take 835,652,174 cats stacked on each others backs to reach the moon and you'd need 179,672,968,360,246,816 (around 180 quadrillion) cows to fill the ocean with milk.

I've posted this before, but for the hell of it:
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I know how to count from 1 to 10 in Japanese. Don't know why on Earth I would need to know that...
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THAT is a pound sign
is alt+2 on a macbook.
Don't you have as shift+3 anyway?

OT: My primary source of useless information is cracked.

It`s so useless I don`t even remember the name correctly

I really have never used it and have it memorized for some reason.


And this is shift 3, #
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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