Random Facts Thread.

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  1. wwkirk

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    I guess ghost peppers don't like to be eaten.
     
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  2. Shadowprophet

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    It's true, believe it or not, Peppers all Capsaicin really, Was a natural pesticide, "the hot reaction" Is actually capsaicin binding with heat receptors on the tongue. Being heat receptors, They are activated by this Capsaicin binding agent, So they experience heat, Even though there is none.

    Chemistry is neat.
     
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  3. pigfarmer

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    You mean Art Linkletter's not on it??
     
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  4. nivek

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    Restaurants don't use dollar signs on their menus because they don't want to remind you you're spending money.

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  6. The shadow

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    nintendo was working with Sony to make the playstation but nailed. Sony finished solo
    Nintendo Play Station
     
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  7. The shadow

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    Blockbuster turned down a offer to buy Netflix.
    AOL turned down a offer to buy Google
    Kodak had digital cameras 5 years before anyone else but sat on them because they were afraid that it would hurt film sales.
     
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  8. nivek

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    Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers, and eventually, oceans in the United States. This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.

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  9. nivek

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    The average adult spends more time on the toilet than they do exercising.
    We’re not all as physically active as we should be, and it can be hard to fit workouts into our daily routine. On the other hand, when it comes to relieving ourselves (yes, we mean going to the bathroom), we can’t really deny our regular need to do our business. That’s why, according to a 2017 study by British non-profit UKActive, adults spend an average of three hours and nine minutes on the toilet each week, but only spend around one hour and 30 minutes being physically active during that same time span. Perhaps it’s time to figure out how to exercise while using the restroom?

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  10. nivek

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    Your fingernails grow faster on your dominant hand.
    If you’ve ever broken a nail way down near the base—or lost one completely—you know they take quite a while to grow back. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology says that a fingernail takes around six months to grow from base to tip and toenails can take up to a year. Fingernails also grow faster on your dominant hand as well as on your bigger fingers. Nails also grow faster during the daytime as well as during the summer months.

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  11. nivek

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    People used to answer the phone by saying “Ahoy!” instead of “Hello.”
    When the public started using the phone back in the 1800s, inventor Alexander Graham Bell thought they should answer a call with “ahoy.” That’s likely why the incredibly elderly Mr. Burns on The Simpsons says “Ahoy-hoy” when he picks up the phone. However, Bell’s rival, Thomas Edison, wanted users to answer the phone with “Hello.” And, according to The New York Times, by 1880, “hello” had won out.

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  12. nivek

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    A cubic inch of human bone can bear the weight of five standard pickup trucks.
    Human bodies can sometimes feel vulnerable and fragile. But if you want to feel like a superhero, keep in mind that human bone is actually stronger than both steel and concrete. “Bone is extraordinarily strong—ounce for ounce, bone is stronger than steel, since a bar of steel of comparable size would weigh four or five times as much,” biomedical engineer Cindy Bir at Wayne State University told Live Science in 2010. “A cubic inch of bone can in principle bear a load of 19,000 lbs. (8,626 kg) or more—roughly the weight of five standard pickup trucks—making it about four times as strong as concrete.”

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  13. nivek

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    The little dot above a lowercase “i” and “j” has a name.
    Dictionary.com explains that while many other languages include written accents throughout their alphabets, English only has two letters that include a “diacritic dot.” The small mark you make over a lowercase “i” and a lowercase “j” is called a “tittle.” It’s likely a combination of the words “tiny” and “little” since it is an itty-bitty dot.

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  14. Toroid

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    Maybe the next big thing is a toilet exercise machine. :laugh8:
     
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  15. Toroid

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    Fingernails, tectonic plates and the moon moves away from the earth at one inch per year as if a universal expansion rate. o_O
     
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  16. Shadowprophet

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    I'm not saying this was mistaken, It in fact is probably correct. I am primarily left-handed, However, when I was young in school, My teachers tried to force me to be right-handed, I ultimately became ambidextrous, However, Later in life, I draw and write with my left hand, However, My primary hand I use to play piano, "yeah, I do that, Never once Have a bragged about it, No one can claim to be a badass on piano lol" But While Typing or playing a musical instrument My lead is my right hand. And, Yes, My nails on my right hand do grow much faster.

    I wonder if Because My parents insisted I was left-handed and the schools tried to force me to be right-handed. I wonder if this is the origin of my bipolar disorder? ...

    Who knows maybe all people are like that when it comes to different tasks :confused:

    Ahh, Anyway. That was an interesting post bro.
     
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    Put a frog into a pot, fill with water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjusts its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.
    What killed the frog?
    Think about it!
    I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to JUMP OUT.
    We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to MOVE ON.
    If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.
    Let us decide when to JUMP!
    Let's jump while we still have the strength
     
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  18. nivek

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    From this book:

    Resetting Your Life - Inspired By Dr Myles Munroe

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  19. nivek

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    In face to face discussions I often can understand people from the southern or western states better than some from the north...In contrast I often can understand people with English or European accents better than people from places like Boston...

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  20. Toroid

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    When I get transferred to presumably the Philippines to talk to someone in customer service they generally sound like an AI. o_O
     
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