Random pieces of information I know....

….The district line has the most number of stations on the underground

….According to religious jewish law, divorced women are not allowed to marry men whose surname is Cohen

…The greeks eat the most amount of cheese in Europe

Anyone else have random pieces of information they wish to share?
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  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 ? ? ?
    How about:

    If a human hair is heathly it will stretch double is orginal length before breaking.
  • LondonMatt
    LondonMatt Registered Posts: 1,110
    I like that fact, but is it true? I'll have to pull a few strands out to prove it….but then again, how would I know I just don't have healthy hair :huh:

    Christopher Columbus didn't think the world was flat
  • Cullen
    Cullen Registered Posts: 592
    Romans believed two spirits walk behind you, one on the left and one on the right. The one on the left was evil. The latin for left is sinister.

    Salt was precious and symbolic of goodness and purity,spilling it was bad luck, thats why you throw it over your left shoulder in the face of the evil spirit.

    You should never walk under a ladder as the ladder against a wall makes a triangular shape which is representative of the Holy Trinity and walking through it invites the devil.

    Prior to widespread superstition in the middleages, cats were considered lucky as they kept down the rat and mice population. If someone killed a cat, they had to pay as compensation a pile of grain equal to the height of the cat held by the tail. This was how much grain the cat was perceived as having saved from spoiling.
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 ? ? ?
    They will actually finish painting the Forth bridge in 2012. (apparently a new type of paint is being used which wont need redoing for about 30 years)
  • Cullen
    Cullen Registered Posts: 592
    The three lions on the Royal Standard are called, Rollo, Maine and Aquitaine.
  • Diannew
    Diannew Registered Posts: 2,814
    Give a tennis ball a good, hard squeeze. You're using about the same amount of force your heart uses to pump blood out to the body. Even at rest, the muscles of the heart work hard—twice as hard as the leg muscles of a person sprinting.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Sidney Oprea House was never finished
  • Paul24
    Paul24 Registered Posts: 578
    You can walk a cow upstairs but not down..
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 ? ? ?
    Queen is the only group where every member has written a UK Top 10 Single.
  • Paul24
    Paul24 Registered Posts: 578
    lessci wrote: »
    Queen is the only group where every member has written a UK Top 10 Single.

    Wow not even the beatles?....

    As I suspected The Beatles all wrote top ten hits in their solo careers, did all Queen members write theirs whilst in Queen?
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 ? ? ?
    Ringo didn't write one whilst a member of the beatles, although he had many album tracks. The four Queen members all wrote UK top ten singles for the band.
  • LondonMatt
    LondonMatt Registered Posts: 1,110
    A glass of water is half empty if you are emptying it and half full if you are filling it

    A piece of string is twice the distance from the middle to the end

    Carrots used to be white, but were made orange in tribute to William of Orange
  • speegs
    speegs Registered Posts: 854
    I hate to be an insufferable know it all, but a divorced orthodox Jewish woman, can marry a man with the surname of Cohen in two circumstances:

    1) If they are from the Cohen tribe alreeady.

    2) If there former husband grants them a Get. A Get is the Jewish term for when the former husband cuts the Katuba (wedding certificate) in half and presents it to their former wife.

    Interestingly, if any Jewish woman (regardless of orthodoxy) gets divorced from her husband and then marries another Jewish man, without getting a Get from their previous husband, her children and her children's children (for 10 generations) will be Mamze (not considered Halahichly Kosher/Jewish) accordingly to reform, and upwards, Jewish law. However, in the Progressive Jewish movement this would not be the case.

    I am a progressive Jew and we are by far the most lenient of the Jewish casts.

    Speegs (The only Jew in the village).
  • speegs
    speegs Registered Posts: 854
    Another REALLY USELESS fact is that the debit side is the side nearest the window.

    It is. It's true.

    Speegs :lol: (Still the only Jew in the village).
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 ? ? ?
    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.
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234
    thanks for that speegs...........you know now..........ive had to turn my desk round ...
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580
    Pizza was invented in China and improved upon in Italy - apparantly......
  • AdamR
    AdamR Registered Posts: 668
    Contrary to popular belief, Frankenstein is the creator, not the monster.
  • AdamR
    AdamR Registered Posts: 668
    Depends where you look, but some reference sites will say that Mount Fuji stands at 12,365feet high which is easy to remember as the number of months and days in a standard year.
  • Mrskingy
    Mrskingy Registered Posts: 20 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Peanuts are used in dynamite.

    The can opener was invented 45 years after the tin can.

    Cockroaches were on earth before dinosaurs.

    More people are killed by coconuts falling on their heads then sharks attacks and more people are killed by cows than coconuts every year.
    8,800 people hurt themselves whilst using toothpicks every year.

    Dolphins always sleep with one eye open
  • AdamR
    AdamR Registered Posts: 668
    Mrskingy wrote: »
    The can opener was invented 45 years after the tin can.

    Definately not the other way round?! :laugh:
  • LondonMatt
    LondonMatt Registered Posts: 1,110
    NASA spent millions of dollars inventing a pen that would write in space...

    The USSR used pencils...

    Cosmonauts had issues with bits of broken pencil points floating around in their shuttles...
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234
    And here is some "SEX" facts !!!:001_tt2::001_tt2:


    During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.


    There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.


    The condom made originally of linen was invented in the early 1500's. Casanova, the womanizer, used linen condoms.


    Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour.


    According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society.


    Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.


    The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent.


    During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.



    In 1952, Private George Jorgenson was the first person to receive a sex change. The US army soldier thought he was a woman that was trapped in a man's body. Christian Hamburger, a Danish doctor performed the sex change, and George Jorgenson changed his name to Christine Jorgenson.
  • AdamR
    AdamR Registered Posts: 668
    There's going to be a High School Musical 4!:cursing:
  • Cullen
    Cullen Registered Posts: 592
    In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published height of Everest at 29,002 ft (8,840 m) They actually measured it at exactly 29,000 feet but thought no one would believe this measurement so they added an extra 2 foot to make it look more authentic.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    AdamR wrote: »
    There's going to be a High School Musical 4!:cursing:

    Ok whats that not seen it never gonna see never wana see it lol
  • PAMDILL
    PAMDILL Registered Posts: 721 ? ? ?
    mark130273 wrote: »
    And here is some "SEX" facts !!!:001_tt2::001_tt2:


    During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.


    There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.


    The condom made originally of linen was invented in the early 1500's. Casanova, the womanizer, used linen condoms.


    Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour.


    According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society.


    Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.


    The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent.


    During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.



    In 1952, Private George Jorgenson was the first person to receive a sex change. The US army soldier thought he was a woman that was trapped in a man's body. Christian Hamburger, a Danish doctor performed the sex change, and George Jorgenson changed his name to Christine Jorgenson.
    I was always told that condoms were first made from pig's bladders.

    Condoms are still used to protect rifle barrels from sand, water etc. by soldiers. (told that by close family member who used to be a para)
  • Diannew
    Diannew Registered Posts: 2,814
    The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it

    The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you
    would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

    Donald Duck comics were once banned in Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.


    Thank you !!!!! for starting this thread...after reseaching facts to put on here I have now gone off CHOCOLATE big style:lol::lol:
  • Gem7321
    Gem7321 MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    PAMDILL wrote: »
    Condoms are still used to protect rifle barrels from sand, water etc. by soldiers. (told that by close family member who used to be a para)

    Not just soldiers, my other half uses them when he goes shooting for rabbits etc.
  • Buff
    Buff Registered Posts: 275
    Gem7321 wrote: »
    Not just soldiers, my other half uses them when he goes shooting for rabbits etc.

    Gem's future husband being Elmer Fudd
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