Yes it really happened

Post your thoughts here if you are not sure where to post it!
Post Reply
Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 22, 2019, 12:50 pm

1) Armadillo shells are bulletproof

In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.

2) The longest English word is 189,819 letters long

We won’t spell it out here (though you can read it here), but the full name for the protein nicknamed titin would take three and a half hours to say out loud.

3) “Running amok” is a medically recognized mental condition

Considered a culturally bound syndrome, a person “running amok” in Malaysia commits a sudden, frenzied mass attack, then begins to brood.

4) Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks

When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.

5) Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful

These random facts are mindblowing! Those 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth.



Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 23, 2019, 6:47 am

1) The American flag was designed by a high school student

It started as a school project for Bob Heft’s junior-year history class, and it only earned a B- in 1958. His design had 50 stars even though Alaska and Hawaii weren’t states yet. Heft figured the two would earn statehood soon and showed the government his design. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower called to say his design was approved, Heft’s teacher changed his grade to an A.

2) Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically “email” tools to astronauts

Getting new equipment to the Space Station used to take months or years, but the new technology means the tools are ready within hours.

3) Only a quarter of the Sahara Desert is sandy

Most of it is covered in gravel, though it also contains mountains and oases. Oh, and it isn’t the world’s largest desert—Antarctica is.

4) Dogs sniff good smells with their left nostril

Dogs normally start sniffing with their right nostril, then keep it there if the smell could signal danger, but they’ll shift to the left side for something pleasant, like food or a mating partner.

5) The word “fizzle” started as a type of fart

In the 1400s, it meant to “break wind quietly,” according to English Oxford Living Dictionaries.

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 24, 2019, 5:30 am

1) You only have two body parts that never stop growing
Human noses and ears keep getting bigger, even when the rest of the body’s growth has come to a halt.
DAMN

2) The # symbol isn’t officially called hashtag or pound

Its technical name is octothorpe. The “octo-” means “eight” to refer to its points, though reports disagree on where “-thorpe” came from. Some claim it was named after Olympian Jim Thorpe, while others argue it was just a nonsense suffix.

3) looking at your private life???
The U.S. government saved every public tweet from 2006 through 2017
Starting in 2018, the Library of Congress decided to only keep tweets on “a very selective basis,” including elections and those dealing with something of national interest, like public policy.

4) Turns out there are many George Washington facts you never learned in school. John Adams was the first president to live in Washington, D.C. Washington died before the White House was finished, though he did lay its cornerstone on October 13, 1792.

5) And atop the Capitol building…There’s a bronze statue called the Statue of Freedom. It’s more than 19 feet tall and weighs around 15,000 pounds. It depicts a woman wearing a headdress in the shape of an eagle’s head, feathers and all.

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 25, 2019, 5:56 am

1) Nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles (113km) from the sea! A place called Coton in the Elms is the furthest place from the sea.

2) Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock, it is the name of the bell which is inside the clock.

3) Drivers of BlackTaxis in London have to memorise every street and important building in London within six miles from Charing Cross and they need to take a test called ‘The Knowledge’ before they can drive a cab.

4) Now ask yourself "What else could they do to me??"

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

5) England was part of the shortest war in history. They fought Zanzibar in 1896 and Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes!

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 26, 2019, 5:50 am

1) Despite being a military power in the 17th century and one of the world’s largest producers of weapons, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries, including both world wars. Now these are the smart guys Sell the Weapons and stay out of the conflict.
A Win Win situation

2) With a tax rate of 51.4% of GDP, Swedes are one of the most highly taxed populations in the world. Ironically, they are generally happy to pay a high tax rate, and the Swedish word for tax is skatt, or “treasure.”

3) The world’s first ice hotel was built in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, in the 1980s by architect Yngve Bergqvist. The hotel has 60 rooms and is carved out of 4,000 tons of densely packed snow and ice with occupancy available between December and April. Guests are issued thermal jumpsuits of “beaver nylon” upon check-in, and their air-lock cuffs help the wearers survive the interior temperatures as low as -8° F (-22° C).

4) A traditional Swedish drink is glögg, which is the result of mulled wine being poured over aquavit (a clear, caraway-flavored liquor), and then set aflame.

5) From the 1850s to the 1930s, 1.5 million of Sweden’s population of 3.5 million immigrated to North America. (At that time there was also no wall)

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 27, 2019, 6:28 am

1) ABBA is the fourth-best selling music act in history, after Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson. The group has sold over 375 million records worldwide. At one point, ABBA was second only to Volvo as Sweden’s biggest export earner. The group broke up in 1983.

2) The Sun is middle-aged.
At around 4.6 billion years old, the Sun has already burned off about half of its store of Hydrogen. It has enough left to continue to burn Hydrogen for approximately 5 billion years. The Sun is currently a type of star known as a Yellow Dwarf.

3) Around Half of Egypt’s Population of 80 million People Live in the Nile Delta Area
The largest city in this area is Alexandria, which has a population of over 4 million. The city of Rosetta can also be found in the delta region – it was here that the famous Rosetta Stone was found, its inscriptions helping modern people to understand Egyptian hieroglyphs.
4) Dogs have a sense of time. It's been proven that they know the difference between a hour and five. If conditioned to, they can predict future events, such as regular walk times.

5) Your dog can help get you a date! One study showed that a man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number went from 10% to 33%, just by having a dog with them. In the study, a staggering 66% of men and women would not date someone who didn’t like pets.

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 28, 2019, 5:54 am

1) Warren Buffet worth $ 82 Billion
He still lives in his modest Omaha, Nebraska, home, which he bought for $31,500 in 1958. Adjusted for inflation, it's now worth about $276,700.
instead of buying a smartphone, he uses a flip phone

2) The quill pen is thought to have originated in Spain about 1,400 years ago.

3) The border between Canada and the United States is officially known as the International Boundary. At 5,525 miles, including 1,538 miles between Canada and Alaska, it is the world's longest border between two nations.

4) Canadian mail doesn’t run on Saturdays, and hasn’t for over 35 years.

5) Canada has the second largest oil reserve in the world, directly behind Saudi Arabia.

User avatar
Stantheman
udonmap.com
Posts: 1030
Joined: February 9, 2009, 3:33 am
Location: USA (For Now)

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Stantheman » November 28, 2019, 6:28 am

6) To reach Point Roberts Washington by land you have to travel through British Columbia, Canada and if you don't have a special access ID you will need a passport

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 3997
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » November 28, 2019, 11:54 am

Doodoo wrote:
November 28, 2019, 5:54 am
...

5) Canada has the second largest oil reserve in the world, directly behind Saudi Arabia.
Canada holds a distant THIRD largest oil reserves in the world, directly behind Saudi Arabia who in turn are directly behind Venezuela.

FWIW, despite what DJT says, the USA is 10th with less than half the reserves of Russia who in turn hold 8th spot.

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 3997
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » November 28, 2019, 12:08 pm

Stantheman wrote:
November 28, 2019, 6:28 am
6) To reach Point Roberts Washington by land you have to travel through British Columbia, Canada and if you don't have a special access ID you will need a passport
"There are special regulations for property development due to environmental and historical zone permit requirements. In addition, if you are a Canadian citizen (60% of our homes are part time residences of Canadians) making sure you understand the time restrictions and requirements for having an additional property can save some complications. Dual citizens and American citizens don’t have any trouble purchasing property, but living in Point Roberts requires being able to travel in and out of Canada by land and you must have a valid passport and no DUI or even misdemeanor convictions."

https://pointrobertsnow.com/homes-for-sale/

Hmmmm... no wonder the housing is so cheap!

"To deploy a somewhat crude simile, Point Roberts is like the foreskin of America; cutting it off probably would have been more convenient, but keeping it has some benefits."

"Point Roberts is also a good place to get away—or to hide out. Thanks to Canada’s fairly strict border crossing rules, it’s difficult for people with criminal records to cross over, so even ex-felons who can move freely about in the U.S. wouldn’t easily be able to find their way into Point Roberts. This is part of the reason the town is, unofficially, home to about 50 people in the U.S. Marshals Service’s Witness Security Program, or Witness Protection."

https://www.citylab.com/design/2012/02/ ... gton/1265/

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 29, 2019, 5:40 am

1) Heah why not
Most toothpicks in a beard
On the fun side of record-breaking—as opposed to grueling strength and journey-based attempts—the most toothpicks in a beard was achieved by Joel Strasser in Lacey, Washington on July 7, 2018. Strasser's 3,500 toothpicks beat out the previous record of 3,157 in 2014.

2) How come?
Largest human image of a maple leaf
Unsurprisingly, this record was set in Canada, in June of 2019. The achievement of 3,942 people belonged to Operation Stand Proud presented by Leon's Superstore Trenton in Quinte West, Ontario, on the occasion of Canada Day. "It's one of the best parts of my job," says Cammarano, who officiated. "I got to experience a place I might never have visited, and the mayor and people in the town were so glad we were there."

3) Three 3D printing titles
Also around the current book's tech-based theme, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center attempted and broke three 3D printing titles just this month and are still awaiting final approval:

The largest 3D printed boat at 7.72 metres (25 feet, 4.25 inches)
The largest solid 3D printed object at 2.06 metres³ (72.78 feet³)
The largest prototype polymer 3D printer is 343.61 metres³ (12,134.47 feet³).

4) Longest handmade egg noodle
You'd better be hungry for this one, which landed the victor, chef Hiroshi Kuroda, a spot on Good Morning America. Measuring 183.72 meters (602 feet, 9 inches), or 14 times the length of the Washington Monument, the sesame-oil soaked noodle was fried all in one unbreakable piece, in a hot wok, which took Kuroda a full hour.

5) Steepest street
Nope, it's not in San Francisco (good guess, though). As of June 6, 2019, the world's steepest street is in Harlech, Wales, on a road called Ffordd Pen Llech. Just how steep is it? Ffordd Pen Llech has a gradient of 1:2.67 (that is, a 37.45 per cent stretch over fall).

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 30, 2019, 6:38 am

1) The Supreme Court has its own private basketball court with an amazing nickname.
There's a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It's nickname? You guessed it: "the highest court in the land."

2) Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard.
Harvard might be hard to get into with a 4.5 percent admittance rate, but try this on for size: only 2.6 percent of Walmart applicants are accepted. How 'bout them apples? Now, we realize that this comparison isn't exactly flawless, but you have to admit that it's a funny fact.

3) There is a technical name for the "fear of long words."
It's called "hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia."

4) Hunting unicorns is legal in Michigan.
Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. Unsurprisingly, the "chief herald of the Unicorn Hunters" was once quoted saying: "The pursuit of the unicorn is a lonely quest." We wish them nothing but good luck!

5) The Cookie Monster has a real name.
It's Sid. No, seriously.

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 1, 2019, 5:40 am

1) Vending machines are bigger threats to humanity than sharks.
You're twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark, according to the New England Aquarium. So when is Discovery Channel premiering their "Vending Machine Week?"

2) The blob of toothpaste that sits on your toothbrush has a name.
It's called a "nurdle."

3) There's an American town with a population of one…
Monowi, Nebraska, is the only town in the United States with an official population of one person. Yes, she owes taxes… To herself! She's in her 80s, and she's employed as the village's mayor, librarian, and bartender.

4) One programmer had an unusual way of weaning himself off Facebook.
Maneesh Sethi, a computer programmer, hired a woman (at $8 an hour) to slap him in the face every time he tried checking Facebook during working hours! Smartphone Addiction is real people!

5) High heels were originally for men.
When high-heel shoes first came into fashion in the 10th century, they were intended for men. It wasn't until the 18th century that more women wore high heels than men.

User avatar
newtovillagelife
udonmap.com
Posts: 1166
Joined: December 3, 2011, 10:14 am

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by newtovillagelife » December 1, 2019, 7:29 am

Doodoo wrote:
December 1, 2019, 5:40 am
1) Vending machines are bigger threats to humanity than sharks.
You're twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark, according to the New England Aquarium. So when is Discovery Channel premiering their "Vending Machine Week?"

2) The blob of toothpaste that sits on your toothbrush has a name.
It's called a "nurdle."

3) There's an American town with a population of one…
Monowi, Nebraska, is the only town in the United States with an official population of one person. Yes, she owes taxes… To herself! She's in her 80s, and she's employed as the village's mayor, librarian, and bartender.

4) One programmer had an unusual way of weaning himself off Facebook.
Maneesh Sethi, a computer programmer, hired a woman (at $8 an hour) to slap him in the face every time he tried checking Facebook during working hours! Smartphone Addiction is real people!

5) High heels were originally for men.
When high-heel shoes first came into fashion in the 10th century, they were intended for men. It wasn't until the 18th century that more women wore high heels than men.
Man you must have a lot of time on your hands, posting all this trivia.

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 3997
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » December 1, 2019, 10:14 am

newtovillagelife wrote:
December 1, 2019, 7:29 am
Man you must have a lot of time on your hands, posting all this trivia.
By the same token, you must have a lot of time on your hands, reading all this trivia.

...and subsequently commenting on it, no?

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 2, 2019, 5:56 am

1) OH NO!!!!
Billy Goats urinate on their own heads to make them more atttractive to females

2) 85% of Humans breath via one nostril at a time and this rotates every 2 to 4 hours
Beta ya trying right now to see if it is true

3) It takes 7 to 21 days to manufacture a Jelly Bean

4) The first cell phone was "The Brick" manufactured by Motorola in 1984
Cost $4000USD, Damn

5) A woman in Cleveland Ohio USA had to stand with sign for 2 days as punishment
"Only an Idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a School Bus"

User avatar
Stantheman
udonmap.com
Posts: 1030
Joined: February 9, 2009, 3:33 am
Location: USA (For Now)

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Stantheman » December 2, 2019, 6:30 am

And to add to number 3, the best Jelly Beans come from the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield Calif.

User avatar
Udon Map
Admin
Posts: 1580
Joined: July 31, 2013, 7:57 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Udon Map » December 2, 2019, 7:16 pm

Doodoo wrote:
December 2, 2019, 5:56 am
Billy Goats urinate on their own heads to make them more atttractive to females
How?

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 2, 2019, 7:33 pm

I just cut copy and print
To get an answer maybe one could go and watch a goat

Doodoo
udonmap.com
Posts: 1522
Joined: October 15, 2017, 8:47 pm

Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » December 3, 2019, 5:50 am

1) Golf ball diver
Considering the price for a new box of golf balls and how many brand-new golf balls I’ve personally hit into the water, retrieving and reselling this white gold can be a pretty lucrative job. As the name suggests, golf ball divers take to the many ponds across golf courses to salvage, clean, and recycle golf balls, as the name suggests.

Education: You’ll be spending most of your time in murky water, possibly surrounded by snakes and alligators, so you’ll likely need to be scuba certified.

Estimated average salary range: $200/day-$150,000 per year


2) Professional bridesmaid
Friends play an important role in weddings, but let’s face it, not all our friends are the best at tackling problems, nor do they always give the best advice. Professional bridesmaids step in to help brides through their big day. As a pro, aside from showing up at the wedding, you’ll likely be expected to walk down the aisle and maybe even give a toast in the couple’s honor.

If you’ve got a knack for problem-solving, a love for wedding celebrations, and a calming presence that can prevent even a nuclear reactor from melting down, a job as a professional bridesmaid might be a good fit.


Education: There might not be specific education requirements, but general business and strong customer service skills will help you excel in this role.

Average salary range: $18,000-$95,000

3) A flock of crows is known as a Murder

4) 7% of Americans believe Chocolate milk comes form Brown Cows

5) Heart Attacks are more likely to happen on Mondays

Post Reply

Return to “Open Forum”