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Author:  Hlaoroo [ Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:47 am ]
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The world record for the most jokes (which get a laugh) told in 1 hour is held by the Australian comedian Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann who managed to tell 549 jokes in 1 hour.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Sat May 04, 2013 8:58 am ]
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Dinophobia is the fear of dizziness or whirlpools.

Author:  Radio Blue Heart [ Mon May 06, 2013 11:15 am ]
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The real Balto is stuffed and mounted in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Author:  Argent [ Mon May 06, 2013 11:26 am ]
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The pips on opposite sides of standard dice (six siders for you RPG geeks) always add up to seven.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Mon May 06, 2013 11:35 am ]
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According to this guy a perfect mirror would be white, but, since there are no perfect mirrors, most mirrors are actually green.

Human sneezes can travel up to 8 metres but since cats make much larger droplets, their sneezes can only travel 1-2 metres.

Author:  Cm4F [ Tue May 07, 2013 8:49 pm ]
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Geometric formulas like:
Image

They actually come from Calculus (Triple Integrals and crazy things like that).
Anyway, I thought that this was awesome.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 pm ]
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It would be more awesome if we could see the image so we knew what you're talking about. ;)

If you watch closely the "Twilight Bark" scene in Disney's animated movie 101 Dalmatians you'll see the dogs from Disney's earlier movie Lady and the Tramp. You can also see them in the "Why Should I Worry?" scene in Oliver and Company.

Author:  JeffCvt [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:36 pm ]
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Here's a bit of useful information in this thread for once:

If you can't see an image, try right-clicking the little thingy and hit "Copy image URL," then paste into browser bar and you'll see it. (And you'll see it on this forum after that too)

You can also "Quote" the post to get the image URL if you would like.

Author:  Sleet [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 pm ]
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Cm4F Wrote:
They actually come from Calculus (Triple Integrals and crazy things like that).
Anyway, I thought that this was awesome.
Some are just single integrals, though circles actually involve much more complicated calculus because it's the only way to integrate a semicircle explicitly.

Also: the surface area of a sphere is the derivative of the volume. The circumference of a circle is the derivative of the area.

Author:  Argent [ Wed May 08, 2013 8:26 am ]
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In my high school math final exam, we had to calculate the volume of two donuts intersecting at right angles. That was tough for high school math, only two people got it (no, I wasn't one of them).

Author:  Radio Blue Heart [ Wed May 08, 2013 9:15 am ]
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The Ancient Egyptians invented trigonometry.

Author:  Sleet [ Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 am ]
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Argent Wrote:
In my high school math final exam, we had to calculate the volume of two donuts intersecting at right angles. That was tough for high school math, only two people got it (no, I wasn't one of them).
That's multivariable calculus I'm pretty sure. Why do they expect that in high school?

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Wed May 08, 2013 10:40 am ]
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"Advance Australia Fair" was adopted as Australia's national anthem in 1984 but it was actually written in 1878. Australia still uses "God Save The Queen" as the Royal Anthem - that is, it is sung when the Queen is present instead of the national anthem.

Author:  Argent [ Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 am ]
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Sleet Wrote:
Argent Wrote:
In my high school math final exam, we had to calculate the volume of two donuts intersecting at right angles. That was tough for high school math, only two people got it (no, I wasn't one of them).
That's multivariable calculus I'm pretty sure. Why do they expect that in high school?
High School in Australia went through integral calculus if you take 4 units of math (probably still does), and it was a bonus question.

Hlaoroo Wrote:
"Advance Australia Fair" was adopted as Australia's national anthem in 1984 but it was actually written in 1878. Australia still uses "God Save The Queen" as the Royal Anthem - that is, it is sung when the Queen is present instead of the national anthem.
I remember that. It was semi-officially "Waltzing Matilda" for about two weeks, and in my heart it still is. Advance Australia Fair is weaksauce.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Wed May 08, 2013 11:12 am ]
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We did integral calculus when I did high school maths 5 years ago, but I never saw that donut question. I think that would have been the next level up from what I did.

Personally I've always loved "Advance Australia Fair, particularly this version performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. I think the only reason people think it's boring is because they unfortunately have not bothered to learn the words. I don't think it's taught in schools now in the same way it used to be. I remember in primary school we even had posters with the lyrics.

I love "Waltzing Matilda" too. It's definitely our unofficial anthem. It was a runner up (along with "Song of Australia") in the competition they held in the 70's to find a new, more Australian anthem to replace "God Save The Queen".



The four backing musicians who performed the original recording of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" with Rolf Harris, despite being offered 10% of the royalties, only took 28 pounds each for the job because they thought it would be a flop. It reached #1 on the Australian charts, #3 in the US and has remained hugely popular ever since.


Also, according to this cats may actually be allergic to people! Or at least to people habits.

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 8:16 am ]
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in hellsing abridged episode one. Alexander Anderson does in fact quot boondock saints.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 am ]
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The original Apple Corporation logo shows Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 10:24 am ]
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flea's can jump over 6 feet.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Fri May 17, 2013 11:47 am ]
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Although the Coca Cola logo is copyrighted, the script/font/typeface it's written in is not. It's called Spencerian Script and is a form of cursive writing which used to be taught in schools as the standard way of writing cursive.

Author:  VEB152 [ Fri May 17, 2013 12:09 pm ]
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Since a 2004 merger of KLM and Air France, australian Qantas is the oldest operating airline.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Fri May 17, 2013 12:28 pm ]
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:D AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!

Each of the stars on the Australian flag has 7 points - 1 for each state of the country.

Author:  Sleet [ Fri May 17, 2013 12:59 pm ]
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Hlaoroo Wrote:
Although the Coca Cola logo is copyrighted, the script/font/typeface it's written in is not. It's called Spencerian Script and is a form of cursive writing which used to be taught in schools as the standard way of writing cursive.
Huh! Apparently Ford is the same script.

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:04 pm ]
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Twinkies are no longer in production......(zombiland is now very funny)

Author:  Argent [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 pm ]
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Twinkie production in the United States will resume and they will be available again by July 2013

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:11 pm ]
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Lucus Arts are now owned by Disney.....i am very angry at that!!! :evil:

Author:  Argent [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:16 pm ]
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Lucas Arts is being shut down. How does THAT hit you?

Author:  lasthunter [ Fri May 17, 2013 1:20 pm ]
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i am now in a black mood.......

Author:  Mickey the Luxray [ Fri May 17, 2013 3:49 pm ]
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The Hindenburg briefly operated as an aerial aircraft carrier: It had a small airplane that would be used for mail delivery and other tasks. The plane damaged its landing trapeze and so the system was removed just before the final flight of the Hindenburg.

Author:  GeckoZY [ Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 pm ]
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lasthunter Wrote:
Lucus Arts are now owned by Disney.....i am very angry at that!!! :evil:

Isn't Marvel Films also owned by Disney. XD

Author:  Mickey the Luxray [ Sat May 18, 2013 12:28 am ]
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Stealth aircraft existed in the 1940's.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Sat May 18, 2013 2:38 am ]
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Fighter pilots in WWI used to drop bricks on each other.

Author:  Sleet [ Sat May 18, 2013 11:01 am ]
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And needles on infantry.

Author:  McFly [ Sat May 18, 2013 12:10 pm ]
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The Cookie Monster's original name was Sid.

Author:  GeckoZY [ Sun May 19, 2013 12:42 am ]
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There are words that are called auto-antonym which in a way can have opposite meaning depending on how it is used.

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Sun May 19, 2013 9:21 am ]
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Amicable numbers are a pair of numbers which can be expressed as the sum of all the divisors of the other number, excluding the number itself. For example, the divisors of 220 are

1 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 10 + 11 + 20 + 22 + 44 + 55 + 110
which when added together = 284

The divisors of 284 are

1 + 2 + 4 +71 + 142
which when added together = 220.

Voila, an amicabl pair.

Betrothed pairs are numbers where one number is the sum of the divisors of the other + 1.

Author:  Spens [ Sun May 19, 2013 1:58 pm ]
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The standard electric guitar has 22 frets. The standard Stratocaster only has 21. Most of the Ibanez, Dean, ESP, and Paul Reed Smith guitars have 24.

Author:  Sleet [ Sun May 19, 2013 6:06 pm ]
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I'm a fan of 24 frets 'cause it's a perfect 2 octaves. It seems "cleaner."

Author:  Hlaoroo [ Sun May 19, 2013 7:14 pm ]
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Blue whales are so large that if one was laid along a basketball court they would have to cancel the game.

Author:  lasthunter [ Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am ]
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the ban game is fun....

Author:  Punchy [ Tue May 21, 2013 5:08 am ]
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The cheetah runs so fast, that its legs spend more time in the air than on the ground.

Hlaoroo Wrote:
Blue whales are so large that if one was laid along a basketball court they would have to cancel the game.

I lol'd

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