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I stumbled upon some pretty interesting facts and thought that I would share them with my fellow UG'ers. Well here they are...

Hair and fingernails do not grow after death. The flesh shrinks, giving that impression.

Elephants do not fear mice, nor much of anything else for that matter.

James Cagney never said "You dirty rat." in any of his films.

As birds go, the owl is rather stupid and certainly not wise. Crows are said to be the smartest of birds.

Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster in Mary Shelley's original book.

Teeth are not bone. They're just teeth.

Nero never played the fiddle, as it didn't come along til over a thousand years later.

Despite what Smokey Bear says, most forest fires are not started by people. Lightning is the culprit.

The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from the moon.

Dinosaurs were not the largest of mobile animals. The blue whale was and still is the biggest.

Fish do not drink, so the people who say they drink like one should be dead.

Edmond Halley did not discover the comet named for him. It had been seen before, Halley however did predict it's return in 1758.

Lassie was never female. Male dogs played the part.

Sex, or lack thereof does not cause acne.

There are no antelopes playing on any range in North America.

Humphrey Bogart did not say "Play it again, Sam." in Casablanca. Nor in any other film.

Whispering is more wearing on your voice than shouting.

Lightning can and does strike twice in the same place.

The ostrich does not stick it's head in the sand.

Tomahawks were not thrown, despite what Hollywood says. Are you going to throw away your only weapon?

Millipedes never have a thousand legs.

and more...
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BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#2
You do not hear the ocean in seashells. What you're hearing is echoes of all sounds around you.

William Tell did not shoot an apple of his son's head. In fact, there's no evidence Tell even existed.

Possums cannot hang by their tails.

The largest city in the lower United States is neither New York or Los Angeles. That distinction goes to Jacksonville, Florida. LA is more populated, however.

Little Orphan Annie was originally titled Little Orphan Otto. The comic publisher in fact, suggested making the character female.

Walt Disney did not draw Mickey Mouse. His partner, Ubbe Ert Iwerks did such.

Galileo did not drop anything off the Tower of Pisa. A biographer made that up.

Air fresheners do no such thing. Actually, they numb your nose.

There is no psychological harm in waking a sleepwalker.

Cutting hair does not make it grow faster or thicker.

Bats are not blind (you probably knew that one).

Lions are not kings of the jungle, as they don't inhabit the jungle. They stay on the plains where they can run down prey.

Adam and Eve did not have belly buttons..think about it.

Most shark attacks happen in shallow water, not deep.

Horses to not sleep standing up. They might doze while standing, but for a full-on snooze, they'll lie down.

Birds do not sing because they're happy, what they're doing is marking their territory.

You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.

Flamingos are not usually pink. They're pink when there is a small mollusk in their diet, but take the mollusk away; and flamingos are white.

No witches were burned at the stake in Salem, Massachusetts. There were hangings, and a crushing. The burnings were in Europe.

Most people that say they're tone deaf aren't. A tone deaf person speaks in a flat monotone. Those that claim they are tone deaf means they simply haven't developed any major skills in matching pitches.

Swimming after eating does not cause cramps.

Adolf Hitler was not German, he was in fact Austrian by birth.

Cinderella was not supposed to wear glass slippers. Translator Charles Perrault misread pantouffles en vair (squirrell fur slippers), for pantouffles en verre. (glass slippers).

Bones are not dry, white things. They are rather tan in color, quite full of blood and marrow.

The National Football League is not the most popular form of that sport. College football outdraws pro by more than 2 to 1.

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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#3
If you dug a hole in your backyard through the earth, you would not come up in China. The Indian Ocean is more likely.

Exercise does not increase the appetite.

The White House wasn't always white. It was in fact gray until after the war of 1812 when it was rebuilt and painted.

One cannot introduce a "new" witness in court and get a Perry Mason ending. Simply isn't allowed. Most states have both sides access to the same information and witnesses. Surprise evidence and witnesses cause a mistrial. Sorry, Hollywood.

Bulls do not see red. Like most animals, they're colorblind. It's the movement of the cloth that urges them on.

The tomato is not a vegetable, but a fruit. A large berry in fact. The Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that tomatoes were taxable as vegetables because they're treated as such. Same went for beans, which are actually seeds.

Lucille Ball was not a natural redhead, she was brunette in her early appearances.

Hay fever is not a fever and has nothing to do with hay. Pollen is the source of the problem.

Unicorns were not mythological so to speak. They were drawings based on verbal descriptions of the rhinoceros. In addition, unicorns tended to look more like goats than horses.

No one is double jointed. Some people are a little more flexible than others.

Hercules was the one condemned to hold the world upon his shoulders. The story goes that he duped Atlas into the job.

The notion that Noah took two of every animal onto the ark is not entirely true. Un-clean beasts, those that non-Jews like Noah could eat, were taken by twos. Clean beasts, edible by Hebrews were taken by sevens.

California is in no danger of falling into the Pacific. The continental plate it's sitting on is actually travelling north. Hell-Oh, Canada.

Most places advertising an "Olympic size" swimming pools are not. To be such they would have to be more than half the length of a football field.

Christopher Columbus was not known by that name in his day. He was Cristobal Colon. Should add that we may not really know what he looked like; the first painting of him was done after he died, from memory.

and more lol...
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#4
Eskimos do not live in igloos. Generally, an igloo is an emergency shelter.

The Bible does not say, "God helps those that help themselves."

Asia and Europe are not two seperate continents. Ancients thought so because of the Bosporus straits, which connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Mapmakers popularized this error.

Snakes are not slimy, they are quite dry.

Clouds do not burst.

Moths do not eat cloth, their larvae do.

Chickens do not fully sit on their eggs. They actually squat, keeping their weight on their legs.

Fortune cookies were invented in the United States, not China.

Tall buildings do not sway in the breeze.

Blood is thicker than water, but not by much.

The Sabbath day in the Ten Commandments is actually Saturday. Early Christians adopted Sunday, the first day of the week as their day of worship.

Caffeine is not a stimulant. It blocks body regulators, and your own body revs itself up.

Footballs are not, and never were made of pigskin.

Animal parents do not reject their offspring if humans handle them.

Vincent Van Gogh did not cut off his ear, but merely a small part of the lobe. Blame Hollywood if you believe otherwise.

The Statue of Liberty is in the territorial waters of New Jersey, not New York. Also, that's not the monument's real name. It's Liberty Enlightening the World.

Dogs do not naturally bark, they learn it from other dogs.

Well, I hope you learned something new!
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#7
i call bs on most of those tbh



EDIT: only on the ones which made any sense at all, or weren't common knowlegde.

in future, check what you steal from the internet

Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
Last edited by stevo_epi_SG_wo at Aug 16, 2007,
#8
actually, they proved on mythbusters that you CAN sneeze while HOLDING your eyes open.
however you cannot do it without the aid of your hands

oh and sneezing does not cause your eyes to bug out
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Interesting.

And your avatar owns.

thanks...
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#12
actually if you watched mythbusters last night you would see that is possible to sneeze with your eyes open
#13
Quote by yurfinlfntsy
actually, they proved on mythbusters that you CAN sneeze while HOLDING your eyes open.
however you cannot do it without the aid of your hands

oh and sneezing does not cause your eyes to bug out

dammit. you beat me to it
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But those facts are cool. Didnt know most of that.

Yes!
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#16
I knew alot of those, good post though.
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#17
interesting stuff
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#18
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then how did the first dog learn to bark?

that's a good question. Well wolf's came first soo i'm sure it's something that evolved along with them to communicate and warn eachother.
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BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
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Quote by Jearl
then how did the first dog learn to bark?


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#20
"Exercise does not increase the appetite"

thats bs, ur burning off calories, your body needs to get them back so you get hungry.
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#21
I got another one!

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#22
Wow...some of those were quite interesting.

Can't wait to use the religious once on my christian fellows.

muahahaha!!!
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#23
Quote by -BlackZeppelin-
Asia and Europe are not two seperate continents. Ancients thought so because of the Bosporus straits, which connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Mapmakers popularized this error.

Footballs are not, and never were made of pigskin.


I'm fairly sure English footballs were, a good many years ago.

And there's a reason why the continent is called Eurasia
#24
THE TOMATO IS A VEGETABLE, DAMMIT!


Right..?
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THE TOMATO IS A VEGETABLE, DAMMIT!


Right..?



Nope
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#26
1. A lot of those are common knowledge.
2. A lot of those are false.

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Quote by -BlackZeppelin-


You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.


believe me, you can't. been trying for a while now.

i actually heard that if you really try, your eyeballs can pop out. don't think it's true, though.
#28
I knew a few of those.

Got a source?
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#31
Actually, Atlas was the one who was forced to hold the Heavens on his shoulders. Hercules promised to relieve Atlas temporarily while Atlas asked his son about the location of the Golden Apples (since part of Hercules' 12 Labours was to retrieve the golden apple. Once Atlas returned, Hercules told Atlas to take the world back upon his shoulders so that Hercules could get a pad for his back. Atlas acquiesced and Hercules walked off, thus, having tricked Atlas into retaking the world. It was not Hercules' punishment to begin with, it was Atlas'.
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Quote by yurfinlfntsy
actually, they proved on mythbusters that you CAN sneeze while HOLDING your eyes open.
however you cannot do it without the aid of your hands

oh and sneezing does not cause your eyes to bug out


I can easily sneeze with my eyes *open, without hands, pure Lid-Power, baby.

*Open meaning a VERY little bit, but none the less, still open.
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Quote by yurfinlfntsy
actually, they proved on mythbusters that you CAN sneeze while HOLDING your eyes open.
however you cannot do it without the aid of your hands

oh and sneezing does not cause your eyes to bug out



Thank **** f'r that....
#35
"excercise does not increase the appetite"
i call BS on that one. after i run (except immediately afterward) i am starving. go tell that to my stomach.
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#36
then how did the first dog learn to bark?


How did the first people learn language? 'Cause that's picked up off people :?
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#38
Lame...


Most of it is bs...

Plus Adam and Eve didnt exist so...you forgot to add that.
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#39
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Lame...


Most of it is bs...

Plus Adam and Eve didnt exist so...you forgot to add that.


I think you mean that you dont beleive that they existed.
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