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The words "electronic mail" might sound new but was introduced 30 years ago. Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976

An atomic clock is accurate to within 1 second in 1,7 million years

A fathom is 1,8 metres (6 feet)

The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with

Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet

Lightning strikes men about seven times more often than it does women

The living does not outnumber the dead: since the creation about 60 billion people have died

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 metres

The crawler, the machine that takes the Space Shuttle to the launching pad moves at 3km/h (2 mph).

Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth

All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise

Earth orbits the sun at an average speed of 29.79 km/s (18.51 miles/sec), or about 107 000 km/h (about 67,000 miles/hour).

One year on earth is 365.26 days long. One day is 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds long. The extra day in a leap year was introduced to compensate for the discrepancy in the Georgian calendar.

Earth is slowing down - in a few million years there won't be a leap year.

Plates carrying the continents migrate over the earth's surface a few centimetres (inches) per year, about the same speed that a fingernail grows

If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton

TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes
 

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QUOTE(Gaz @ Jul 21 2003, 03:17 PM)I thought North America and South America were continents.
I was just going to point that out too.
 

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Was intrigued with that 21 years of summer; you also get 21 years of NORTH POLE!!! BLEAH!

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It is also different from the other planets as it lies on its side as it revolves around the Sun. During the 'year' on Uranus (84 Earth years) the Sun shines on the equator for 21 years, then the south pole for 21 years, then the equator again, then the north pole.
 

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QUOTE(Capt'n Chris @ Jul 21 2003, 03:14 PM)If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton
How high would it be in Canadian money and how much would it weigh???
 

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QUOTE(Focker @ Jul 21 2003, 03:15 PM)QUOTE(Capt'n Chris @ Jul 21 2003, 03:14 PM) If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton
How high would it be in Canadian money and how much would it weigh???

twice as high and half as much
hey dont get me wrong I like Canada, the 51st state
 

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Here's some more useless trivial drivel to keep you amused...

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska!

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
$6,400

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

> Spades - King David,
> Hearts - Charlemagne,
> Clubs -Alexander, the Great
> Diamonds - Julius Caesar

> 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day

Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.

Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

In Shakespeare's time, mat tresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
 

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Men have selective hearing. That is why it is believed that women hear better than men
 

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QUOTE(Capt'n Chris @ Jul 21 2003, 02:14 PM)Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years
ah huh huh huh ah hahha huhu (beavis and butthead laugh), he said uranus.

sorry, couldnt resist. so basically, its 20 years and 11 months longer than michigan summers.

here's one i always wondered about, how fast is a not or knot (spelling) compared to a mile per hour?

just curious
 

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QUOTE(Gary864 @ Jul 22 2003, 12:40 PM)1 Knot is 1.150779 mile per hour or 1 mile per hour = 0.8689762 knot
thanx gary!!

why are knots still used? was that the norm for vessels before miles per hour was around?
 

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""I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language."

Isn't "Go!" a complete sentence???? It has an implied subject (you go) and it's only word is the predicate.
 

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QUOTE (Gary864 @ Jul 22 2003, 05:40 PM)
1 Knot is 1.150779 mile per hour or 0.8689762 miles per hour = 1 knot

Well, which one is it???
Both are correct just converting from knot to MPH or MPH to knots. Littlewing I don't know why I have a covevertion chart on my computer, Plus I am to young to remember them using Knots
 

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I was reading about the tall ships and stumbled over this.
So this is where know speed comes from. Talk about a best guess.


Most chip logs, including the Bounty's, have knots in it every 47'3". You toss the chip overboard, and let the line start to reel out. When the first knot goes over the rail, you start timing. After 28 seconds have passed you stop the line and reel it in. The number of knots that have passed overboard is equal to your speed in knots, or nautical miles per hour, through the water.
 

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QUOTE(MisterD @ Jul 22 2003, 02:09 PM)I was reading about the tall ships and stumbled over this.
So this is where know speed comes from. Talk about a best guess.


Most chip logs, including the Bounty's, have knots in it every 47'3". You toss the chip overboard, and let the line start to reel out. When the first knot goes over the rail, you start timing. After 28 seconds have passed you stop the line and reel it in. The number of knots that have passed overboard is equal to your speed in knots, or nautical miles per hour, through the water.
MisterD, That is a cool Fact. I think someone should volunteer to try this. P-29?

Mongo, I did try licking my elbow. Nice.
 
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