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Disney's Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

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Fleas can jump up to 48cm lengthwise and 20cm high. If we could jump like a flea, we would be able to jump from street level to the 70th floor of an office building!

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That's the square-cube law at work!

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Despite the fact that the sun forms 99.8 percent of the mass of our solar system, in terms of the total volume of the solar system, it forms less than a trillionth of one percent!

And believe it or not, below is the most detailed image we have to date of the entire surface of Pluto!
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Because it's so distant, getting a clear image of Pluto is like trying to see the markings on a soccer ball from 40 miles away!

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In 1958, the Detroit Lions traded star quarterback Bobby Layne to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Layne responded to the trade by supposedly saying that the Lions would "not win for 50 years". For the next 50 years after the trade, the Lions accumulated the worst winning percentage of any team in the NFL. The Lions were 1-10 in eleven postseason appearances. In the last year of the supposed curse, 2008, Detroit went 0-16 and thus became the first team to lose every game of a 16-game season.

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Egypt won the european championship in basketball in 1949.

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This gif contains every letter in the English version of the Latin alphabet.

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that dog does not look lazy to me

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Don't know if useless or even true, but at least funny:

Subway ticket machine in Moscow accepts 30 squats as its payment.
Can somebody confirm this?

(made a screenshot to be safe from bad language in comments, etc...)

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Philip DeFranco mentioned it so I'm pretty sure it's true. but he said it was 20 squats

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Brent, it IS 30, actually, as metro ticket costs 30 roubles (~1 USD) (oh, also it says so on the machine itself :) ). And that thing is a part of a contest on "adding" sports to regular life. If it wins, there'll be more of these. If not - it'll be gone in mid-December.

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So this is true? It's a cool thing.

How do you pay for your ticket?

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Yes, it's true. We have that contest because of promoting Sochi 2014 Olympics, wich we've spent clearly too much money on, by the way :lol:

Me? I pay 2 200 roubles (~70..75USD) for a monthly pass on city's public transport (except for commuter trains) as that thing issues only 1-time pass, and it is located nowhere near me, or university (Vystavochnaya station - you can find it on the map, light-blue Filyovskaya line).
Count the price and validity of the ticket as a random information, I guess?

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Ron Weasly occasionally drives around in an ice cream truck giving free ice cream to children.

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Ron Weasly occasionally drives around in an ice cream truck giving free ice cream to children.

Ah, I think I remember this one from an article I have read about the main leads of Harry Potter. The actor, Rupert Grint, mentioned in the interview that he had always wanted to own an ice-cream truck and become an ice-cream man, which he would do after finishing filming for the series.

On another note, at the same time, Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter, had mentioned that he was glad to be able to splurge more on one of his hobbies, which is listening to music CDs. It was also then that he had expressed his interest in performing in theater, which he have been actively participated ever since.

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This is an actual thing XD

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Seattle Seahawks fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest outdoor stadium with a reading of 137.6 decibels. Back in September the fan base broke the record with 136.6, but a month later the Kansas City Chiefs beat it with 137.5 decibels.

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Wolfgang Gartner's cat is named Mr. Bigglesworth.
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Seattle Seahawks fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest outdoor stadium with a reading of 137.6 decibels. Back in September the fan base broke the record with 136.6, but a month later the Kansas City Chiefs beat it with 137.5 decibels.

The 49ers also tried to use that as leverage against the Seahawks after a rather crushing defeat.

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The classic trance track "Beachball" by Nalin & Kane has been the Ibiza anthem in 1996 and 1997.

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Wolfgang Gartner's cat is named Mr. Bigglesworth.

A great DJ. Really curious, and he has also a tattoo of him.

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Wolfgang Gartner's cat is named Mr. Bigglesworth.
Ahm, okay, who is Wolfgang Gartner? *google* ... no hint of a cat. *google: Mr. Bigglesworth* Hey, it's the cat of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers. There is als a 'Mini Mr. Bigglesworth', the cat of Mini-Me. :lol:


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There are more Fridays, 13th as other weekdays, 13th (not combined of course). The 13th is more often a Friday as a Monday for example. [source]

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Ron Weasly occasionally drives around in an ice cream truck giving free ice cream to children.


I remember that when he was interviewed on Top Gear he mentioned his main transport- an orange van that he and his friends have dubbed the "Gingermobile." Me and my brother laughed so hard when he said that.

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There are enough bones in the human body to make an entire skeleton!

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Like, a whole skeleton? What are the odds? :o

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Platypi aren't the only mammals to lay eggs, them and echidnas are the only two mammals to lay eggs.

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And the egg-laying mammals - platypuses and echidnas - are called "monotremes".

There is a eucalyptus tree about 30 minutes drive from my house that is 60m tall, 16m in circumference around the base and 500 years old!

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The skin on the bottom of your elbow has very few nerve endings, so you can pinch it as hard as you like and it won't hurt.

Give it a try :D

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The medical name for the bit of bone that sticks out to form the point of your elbow is "olecranon". Your heel is called the "calcaneus".

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January 10th marks the 90th anniversary of Columbia Pictures. The studio's first big hit was the 1934 screwball comedy It Happened One Night, directed by Frank Capra and starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. The film was the first ever to win all five major Academy Awards, a feat that would not be matched until One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

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A guy recently discovered a bomb shelter under his dorm
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/college-student-finds-bomb-shelter-001502537.html?vp=1

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I'm taking a class called CRTW 201 (Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing). It's basically a class where you learn to think about your thinking, understand why you think what you think, and you to become a better thinker, by thinking about your thoughts. And we write papers about ourselves, our "experiences." It's a waste of three hours worth of tuition if you ask me.

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Random facts about Sweden:

Sweden has been a military superpower. Back in 18xx King Charles XIII of Sweden died without an heir so the Swedish parliament adopted a french general under the command of Napoleon to become thew new king. They wanted someone that could lead Sweden in wars, but by this time Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, now known as Charles XIV, was tired of war and settled for peace instead. Supposedly he had an tattoo that said "Mort aux rois" (Death to Kings) that was discovered upon his death (but whatever this is true or not I don't know).

Some famous actors: Stellan Skarsgård (Selvig in the Marvel movies), Dolph Lundgren (Expendables 1-3, Rocky 4), Peter Stormare (Prison Break)

The famous Absolut Vodka costs more to buy in Sweden (where its produced) than buying it in USA.

Other than ABBA Sweden is famous for its many metal and rock bands: In Flames, Europe, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Edge of Sanity, Hammerfall, Opeth, Sabaton, Soilwork, Pain of Salvation just to mention a few.

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I'm curious why Absolut costs so much in Sweden, then. It's not particularly special.

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They have high taxes on alcohol.

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The 2014 year Nvidia's GPUs family is going to be called Maxwell.

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Other than ABBA Sweden is famous for its many metal and rock bands: In Flames, Europe, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Edge of Sanity, Hammerfall, Opeth, Sabaton, Soilwork, Pain of Salvation just to mention a few.

And DJs too, internationally: Alesso, Avicii, Axwell, Cazzette, Eric Prydz, John Dahlbäck, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso.

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They have high taxes on alcohol.
On this topic:

Non-reagent-grade lab ethanol is usually spiked with benzene to make it toxic. If it weren't, it would be subject to being taxed as a liquor and it would be extremely expensive!

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To get all the furniture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you have to wait 12 years, because of the chinese zodiac furniture. You get one at the beginning of each year that correspondes with the year of whatever zodiac it is.

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To get all the furniture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you have to wait 12 years, because of the chinese zodiac furniture. You get one at the beginning of each year that correspondes with the year of whatever zodiac it is.


Disconnect internet, change clock?

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hypernovatic wrote:
To get all the furniture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you have to wait 12 years, because of the chinese zodiac furniture. You get one at the beginning of each year that correspondes with the year of whatever zodiac it is.


Disconnect internet, change clock?


That's how I got my full set of nintendo stuff.

Anyway, Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

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hypernovatic wrote:
To get all the furniture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you have to wait 12 years, because of the chinese zodiac furniture. You get one at the beginning of each year that correspondes with the year of whatever zodiac it is.


Disconnect internet, change clock?


Cheating with the time is basically time honored standard in AC.


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