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Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/02/2008 17:39
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Barclays Bank have trademarked the phrase "Hole in the wall"!!!!!
FFS!!!!![:)]





Any more Did you know's? [:D]

Smognessabounds Posted on 11/02/2008 17:48
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Former Boro hero Craig Johnston invented 'The Butler' - the annoying device that charges you automatically when you remove a drink from your mini-bar in a hotel.

hawkleccy Posted on 11/02/2008 17:51
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every mosquito has 47 teeth and it`s only the females that bite you... the males bite plants.

bblf Posted on 11/02/2008 17:55
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When I was 10 I threw a big block of plasticine at my bedroom wall thinking it would stick. This was the 1960's and I should have patented the name "hole in the wall" then. My father gave it a new name when he saw the state of it. He called it a "what the F*** " then decided I was the spawn of satan and punished me accordingly.

spurticus Posted on 11/02/2008 17:55
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Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/02/2008 18:42
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[:D] I need more interesting stuff [:0]

martypin80 Posted on 11/02/2008 19:28
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the first person to pass there driving test was a man called mr bean

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 19:30
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my gosdon loves this one: i told him that if you unscrew your belly button, you bum falls off!

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:32
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Jam was invented by Greek fishermen, not as a foodstuff but as a means of attracting insects away from them.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 19:32
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During the war the top was taken off Blackpool tower and radar was fitted, also if it falls down the side towards the sea has a weak point so it will fall towards the sea.

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:33
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The so called leaning tower of Pisa doesn't actually lean at all, the land around it is on a slope so it appears to lean but it's the photographer standing on the slope that causes the illusion.

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 19:34
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maramlade was invented by the french navy to prevent scury - the name marmalade comes from the french for sea-sick

Smognessabounds Posted on 11/02/2008 19:35
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The Norwegian Road Authority use armour plating from the Tirpitz as a temporary road surface..

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:36
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Selby has the highest percentage of lesbians per capita in the UK.

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 19:37
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the phrase "the full nine yards" comes from tailoring as to make a real nice 3-peice suit requires 9 yards of cloth

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:38
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Joseph Stalin was an avid West Bromwich Albion fan and saw them play twice.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 19:39
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Delusion is the biggest mental state in the newcastle area.

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:40
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The name Bernard is derived from the Latin name of Barnaird which translates roughly to legs akimbo.

Towell Posted on 11/02/2008 19:40
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Sweden used to drive on the left hand side, they had a referendum and decided to change to driving on the right hand side.

On the 3rd of September 1967 all the road signs were changed and they changed the side they drove on.

banPigbag Posted on 11/02/2008 19:41
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Heineken beer is designed to 'foam' for exactly five minutes.

baldycrowe Posted on 11/02/2008 19:41
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That,Al Bundy is married to Peg Bundy, a shopping-crazed housewife who is unemployed, and does not cook or clean. He mistakenly asked her to marry him after he got drunk and was forced to follow through by her shotgun-wielding father. He has two children: Kelly, a promiscuous, dumb blond, and Bud, a perpetually horny weasel

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 19:42
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the term posh is thought to actually be an acronym for port out starbourd home - it originated in the days of the raj when the wealthiest travellers chose the left side going and right side of the ship coming back in order to get the most sunshine

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:42
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The name Karen is derived from the French name called Karron which when roughly translated means crack addict whore.

guisBOROugh Posted on 11/02/2008 19:42
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There are more guns than people in Switzerland.

spurticus Posted on 11/02/2008 19:43
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Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day

















What, Each?

QuahogBoro Posted on 11/02/2008 19:43
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The driver of the other car in the crash that killed James Dean was called Donald Turnipseed

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 19:44
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The word NEWS comes from North , east, South and west.

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 19:47
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the only memeber of ZZ Top not to have a crazy long beard is named Frank Beard - absolutely true unlike some of bri's - you think i'm falling for your pap again bri, although i do find yours funny!? ;-)

banPigbag Posted on 11/02/2008 19:49
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In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog! (its also legal in Sunderland).


In France, it is legal to marry a dead person! (its also legal north of the Tyne).

kazza Posted on 11/02/2008 19:49
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bri you cheeky T***

Marske_T Posted on 11/02/2008 19:49
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'Hair of the dog' that bit you....

Comes from if you were bit by a dog with rabies, the dog would be killed and skinned and a stew made out of its hair which everyone else would drink as an early form of vaccination.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/02/2008 19:53
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"the full nine yards"

I thought it was the "whole 9 yards" and referred to the length of ammo for a particular gun. giving the whole 9 yards, was to give them everything you had ammo-wise. guess I was wrong [:(]


Link: lots of confusion on this one ... hmmmmm

Anubis Posted on 11/02/2008 19:55
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa does actually lean. Unless I was seeing things the last time I was in Italy.


Link: Lean on me

banPigbag Posted on 11/02/2008 19:57
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A married man is four times more likely to die during sex if his partner isnít his wife.

kazza Posted on 11/02/2008 19:57
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bri knows nothing

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:58
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Breast implants were an invention of Jamaican drug dealing females during the 1950's as a means of smuggling drugs wrapped in clingfilm inside each breast. Upon arrival the girls noticed that although the Customs Officers couldn't find the hidden drugs, they did get massive stiffies when checking and they realised they had hit upon something.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/02/2008 19:58
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pigbag, they dont add that three out of those four times is when his wife catches them at it [:D]

Bri_Marwood Posted on 11/02/2008 19:58
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That picture proves nothing, you were standing on a slope.

banPigbag Posted on 11/02/2008 20:01
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Women who read romance novels have sex twice as often as those who don't!

boro_exile Posted on 11/02/2008 20:03
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me too then karembeu_ca - every day's an education on this boad eh!

BillBones Posted on 11/02/2008 20:05
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The word NEWS comes from North , east, South and west.

Incorrect. Popular misconception.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/02/2008 20:06
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see the link exile, several explanations there, and no consensus.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 20:06
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Of all the shoite on here BillBones you pick the one that looks nearly right FFS lol

banPigbag Posted on 11/02/2008 20:08
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Here's a few interesting [FACTS]....


Given the opportunity, deer will chew gum and marijuana.


It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.


A moth has no stomach.


You can start a fire with ice.


McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers.


Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets!


Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed.


One in three new dads in Britain have admitted to trying their partnerís breastmilk!


A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.


One out of 20 people have an extra rib.


Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.


There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.


During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.


To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.


The Statue of Liberty is a lighthouse.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 20:09
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It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.

How do they know..who has followed it ?

Smognessabounds Posted on 11/02/2008 20:12
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Queen Victoria disliked Newcastle so much that she closed the blinds of her train carriage when travelling through.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 20:20
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I cant understand why lol or maybe it was she had good taste.

Smognessabounds Posted on 11/02/2008 20:28
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banPigBag,

The Van Gogh painting was called 'Red Vineyard' I think..

MrBridger Posted on 11/02/2008 20:30
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That the term "Use your loaf" comes from the practice of English soldiers trying to avoid French Riflemen (who had better guns at the time) in the forests. in order to draw fire they would put their daily ration of a loaf of bread on their bayonet, with hat. The Frenchy would shoot the loaf and give his position away enabling the other English soldiers to take him out.

whale_oil_beef_hooked Posted on 11/02/2008 20:30
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Mozarts (sp) last words on his death bed.






Bury me with my piano, i shall be decomposing tonight.

dorivas_a_great Posted on 11/02/2008 20:32
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Some Amish are afflicted by genetic disorders, including dwarfism, and are also distinguished by the highest incidence of twinning in a known human population, various metabolic disorders and unusual distribution of blood-types. Since almost all of the current Amish descend primarily from about 200 founders in the 18th century, some genetic disorders from a degree of in-breeding exist in more isolated districts. However, Amish do not represent a single closed community, but rather a collection of different genetically closed communities. Some of these disorders are quite rare, or even unique, and serious enough that they increase the mortality rate among Amish children.

bblf Posted on 12/02/2008 01:46
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The Sugar Babes are actually robots, my uncle said he would screw the arse of them all.

Boroz Posted on 12/02/2008 02:07
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In days gone by toys in Britain were made in two standards:
- Box Standard
- Box Deluxe

These were later corrupted to Bog Standard & The dog's bollox

True....

Brick_Tamland Posted on 12/02/2008 07:20
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Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Weird, but true.

zaphod Posted on 12/02/2008 07:34
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Men with Huntington's Chorea are more fertile than average, so they have more children, so the incidence of the disease is increasing.

colin21 Posted on 12/02/2008 07:45
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Firstly,, Bri is talking bollox about the leaning tower of Piza I am sure, been there and had the whole talk about trying to correct the lean etc. It is on the site of an early world fair and has lots of buildings around it so they would have had to have built all the other buildings wrong..dont think so.

But, fact is Hitler was a veggie, he thought it was wrong to et animals..go figure...

Also he lived and studied in Liverpool between the wars at the Art school, his step sister lived there and was married o an Irish bloke.


Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 07:48
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Houdini died on Halloween as did River phoenix [:)]





















Some funny stuff posted so far and some good facts [;)]

Smognessabounds Posted on 12/02/2008 07:52
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There isn't an English word for the back of the knee..

jimborored Posted on 12/02/2008 07:58
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............


Link: Back knee

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 08:06
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If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.



A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

(In my next life I want to be a pig) [:D]

zaphod Posted on 12/02/2008 08:07
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It was Hitler's half-brother, Alois, who lived in Liverpool before WW1. He was married to an Irish woman.

George1507 Posted on 12/02/2008 08:10
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Using any propulsion system that we know anything about, it would take us 10,000 years to get to the edge of our solar system. Therefore investigation of deep space by mankind is not feasible.

coluka Posted on 12/02/2008 08:16
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Al

What do you mean next life !

People have seen the inside of your home you know [:D]

colin21 Posted on 12/02/2008 08:16
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Fair enough Zaphod it appears I was wrong and it was a story put out by Bridgette to seel her book, The vegie bit is true though isnt it?

mav-rik Posted on 12/02/2008 08:35
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banPigbag:
One in three new dads in Britain have admitted to trying their partnerís breastmilk!
I'm one of the three and proud of it. milk-engorged yum yum.
and old adolf was indeed vegetarian.

marktheborofan Posted on 12/02/2008 08:38
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It is true that Hitler only had one bollock. He had one bitten off by a goat when he taunted it as a child.


If you rub dry ice on a dent in your car it will pop out leaving no trace of any damage in the first place as long as the paintwork is still in tact.



Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 12/02/2008 10:18
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Male Reindeer lose their horns around Xmas time, therefore the ones you see pulling Santa are all lady Reindeer, even Rudolph.

bollox Posted on 12/02/2008 10:24
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the mother of Mike Nesmith from the Monkees invented Tippex!

marktheborofan Posted on 12/02/2008 10:26
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In the early 20th Century, women with depression were treated by being made to orgasm.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 12/02/2008 10:37
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The gene pool in any single tribe of chimpanzee's is more diverse than the whole of the human race - are we inbred or what!

SuperBokSupper Posted on 12/02/2008 10:42
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The word "Quiz" was invented when some bloke bet another bloke he couldnt introduce a new word into the dictionary.

He then went round chalking the word "quiz" everywhere graffitti style and thus the word "quiz" came into being.


ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 10:47
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0.3: Average time in seconds that it takes to blink. And we blink around 6,205,000 times in a lifetime.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 10:53
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1.7: Number of pints (0.9 litres) of blood per minute that our kidneys can clean. Each day they purify 3000 pints (1705 litres), or three-quaters of a phone box full.


Link: phone

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 12/02/2008 10:55
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There are more stars in our solar system than there are grains of sand on planet earth.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 11:10
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5: The weight in ounces (141g) of an average daily poo. Sixty-eight per cent of us go once a day and in a year crap 10lb (4.5kg). In the UK, we produce 1 million stone (6,350,293kg) of faeces a day - the same weight as the Eiffel Tower.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 12/02/2008 11:15
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If a chimp puts its hand inside a log to retrieve something makes a fist and consequently gets its stuck, it isn't intelligence to release its grip and then remove its hand.

They also throw poo at each other so I suppose its not that surpising really.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 11:16
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560: Speed of a cough in miles per hour (901km/h). A tailwind that fast would fly you from Newcastle to London in just eight minutes.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 12:01
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When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too. Weird [:)]

The_same_as_before Posted on 12/02/2008 12:03
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Wagon wheels is the food of the devil.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 12:15
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'Deluded Fat Geordie supporter'
anagrams to
'Proud defrauded steel ego-trip.'[:D]

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 12:16
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You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

The word corduroy means cloth of kings, in French

A man's testicles produce 72 million sperm a day - enough in 6 weeks to impregnate the entire world's female population.

Lightning is more likely than not to strike twice in the same place.Like all electrical currents or discharges, lightning follows the path of least resistance.

There are more potential moves in a typical chess game of 40 or so moves for each player than there are atoms in the Universe.

If you type 'Google' into Google you will break the Internet*


















*May not be true.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 12:25
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'kevin keegan is the messiah'
anagrams to
'His heaviest, sneaking meek.'[:D]

Walt Disney was afraid of mice. [;)]

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 12:50
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1,800: Distance in miles (2,896km) that all the willies of men over 16 in England and Wales would stretch if cut off and laid end-to-end! That's the distance from London to the Canary Islands. If they were erect, they would stretch 4,000 miles (6,437km), or from London to Chicago!

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 12:54
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60,000: The length in miles (9,656km) of all of our blood vessels. If they were placed end-to-end, they would stretch the distance that the Earth travels around the Sun in an hour.

Pauluka Posted on 12/02/2008 12:57
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The most expensive train journey on Earth for cost per distance is on the London Underground from Charing X to Embankment. A single fair will cost £4 and the journey is only 100 metres

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 13:06
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If you put one pound coin on a corner square of a chess board and then stacked two pound coins on the square next to it and then stacked four pound coins on the square next to that and continue doubling the amount of pound coins on each following square, by the time you have reached the last square(The 64th) the stack of pound coins will be 3 light-years(17,635,876,119,550.83 miles)tall.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 14:25
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32,000,000: Number of bacteria that live and crawl all over every square inch of us...

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 14:27
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3,300,000,000: Total number of times that your heart beats in a lifetime.

colin21 Posted on 12/02/2008 14:28
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If you laid all the buildings in Milton Keynes end to end.. you would probably get planning permission

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 14:31
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£19.7 billion was spent on beer by thirsty Britons in 2005. That's 228 pints per person.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 14:34
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180 million sperm are ejaculated at one time. Four hours later, 60 per cent are still alive and 15 per cent survive a whole 24 hours.

ASBOro Posted on 12/02/2008 15:02
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76 years is the average life expectancy of a UK man. For women, it's 86. People in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk have the highest life expectancy, with 93.4 years. Middlesbrough has the lowest, with just 67.8 years.
















End of my facts, I'm off to make the most of my time left.......!

hawkleccy Posted on 12/02/2008 15:22
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your foot is roughly the same length as your forearm from elbow to your wrist..... i didn`t believe this either after i looked at my forearm... but try placing you shoe there. it shut me up i can tell you!

boro_exile Posted on 12/02/2008 15:27
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bollox

and his dad designed the shape for the 50p coin

bighorace Posted on 12/02/2008 15:33
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On 21 June, 1919, 72 warships - the core of the German High Seas Fleet - were scuttled in Scapa Flow when Rear Admiral von Reuter decided that he would rather sink his entire Fleet than let the British have the ships, Where they remain to this day.

pieces of this fleet continue to serve purpose, circling the earth as satellites, as only steel forged before 1945 (the first nuclear explosion) is free of radioactive isotopes that interfere with highly sensitive equipment on board.


Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 15:38
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The first couple to be show in bed on primetime tv was......




















Fred and Wilma Flintstone Yabbadabbadooooooooo! [:D]

stevie_t Posted on 12/02/2008 15:46
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St George was born in Turkey.

woman_with_a_willie Posted on 12/02/2008 15:48
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Hawkleccy, looking at my forearm i had to test that one out. Bloody hell!

hawkleccy Posted on 12/02/2008 15:58
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i know... it shocked me. tell boro_exile though. i don`t think he believes me.

number9 Posted on 12/02/2008 16:10
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Only the male platypus has a poisoned barb.

Tacker Posted on 12/02/2008 16:14
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boro_exile seems to be a big fan of 'QI' [;)].

Or maybe hes Stephen Fry?

Smognessabounds Posted on 12/02/2008 16:22
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...that Mike Nesmith's mother (the guy out of The Monkees) invented Liquid Paper?

garydee Posted on 12/02/2008 16:36
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kangaroos do not fart.

confidence_in_water Posted on 12/02/2008 16:47
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that 75% of facts are false.
























































on this board anyway

bighorace Posted on 12/02/2008 16:53
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This thread should have been qualified with

"that havn't been told on QI, the NATIONALLY BROADCAST TV programme"


gibbos_left_boot Posted on 12/02/2008 16:57
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david wheater is actually blind. he knows where the ball is by combining his accute sense of smell and hearing.

FACT.

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 17:10
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Mine haven't been on QI.



Well, not that i'm aware of anyway.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 17:20
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It is impossible to lick your own elbow! [:D]




































And many who have read this will try it [:)]

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 17:30
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It is impossible to lick your own elbow!




Link: no it isn't

CrazyL Posted on 12/02/2008 17:33
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There are more Elvis imperinators in the world than there are Belgians

bighorace Posted on 12/02/2008 17:41
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That's an excellent one.

Isn't there one about that before Elvis died there were 2,500 Evlis impersonators. Today there are 500,000 Elvis impersonaters. At this rate of growth, by year 2035 then one third of the earth population will be Evlis impersonaters.. or something.

Crouch End (in North London) has more curry houses than the whole of Austria.


Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 18:12
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'Newcastle relegated ha ha'
anagrams to
'Sweeter, gallant headache.'[:D]

banPigbag Posted on 12/02/2008 18:19
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"There are more stars in our solar system than there are grains of sand on planet earth."


Not quite true. There is only one star in our solar system (the Sun). What you meant to say was "There are more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on planet earth." [;)]

Smognessabounds Posted on 12/02/2008 19:07
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CrazyL is right. I can do it for a start.

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 19:15
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You can impersonate Elvis?

Smognessabounds Posted on 12/02/2008 19:25
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Lick my elbow!

Thank you very much..

Will that do?

king_hellfire Posted on 12/02/2008 19:31
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Calm down.

I was just jokingly pointing out that it was me who was right not CrazyL.

Smognessabounds Posted on 12/02/2008 19:36
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Oh! Sorry, I thought it must have been you who'd mentioned both. If that's true about the Elvis/Belgian ratio then that's the most startling so far. Is that true?

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 13/02/2008 18:31
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Homer Simpsons side profile is




























Matt Groening's in initials M and the G is his ear [:D]

ASBOro Posted on 13/02/2008 18:46
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Every second:

£1,117 is spent in Tesco. - that's more than £2,937,422,931 per month.

ASBOro Posted on 13/02/2008 18:49
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Every two seconds:

94 Kit Kats are bought - that's nearly 1.5 billion a year.

buttermyarse Posted on 13/02/2008 18:55
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Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who and Scooby Doo got his name from the lyric in Strangers in the night by Frank Sinatra

uberweiss Posted on 13/02/2008 19:22
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About that one where theres more Elvis impersonators than there are Belgians. If there's 500,000 Elvis impersonators then thats bullS*** cos the population of Belgium is over 10 million

king_hellfire Posted on 13/02/2008 19:30
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Lake Huron in Canada holds three world records.

1.It is the largest lake in the world with an island.
2.Its island is the worlds largest island on a lake.
3.The island has a lake that is the largest lake on an island on a lake in the world.


I hope that makes sense
[:D]

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 13/02/2008 19:46
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Koala bears sleep for up to 23 hours a day.

bopper Posted on 13/02/2008 19:46
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If you can see a rainbow in front of you,
the sun is always directly behind you

xxlshirts_fit_all Posted on 13/02/2008 20:02
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Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 12/02/2008 17:20 Email this Message | Reply
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It is impossible to lick your own elbow! [:D]

did you mean it was impossible to lick your ear!!

king_hellfire Posted on 13/02/2008 20:11
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Impossible is the wrong word xxlshirts.

For example, i'm sure the cop off of Reservoir Dogs would have been able to lick his own ear had Mr White removed the tape from his mouth.

[:D]

richysmrs Posted on 13/02/2008 20:19
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Eggs talk to each other when you shut the fridge door !
Try catch them - it can keep my young un occupied for a while !

alan_moores_peg Posted on 13/02/2008 20:21
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HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nathan007 Posted on 13/02/2008 20:27
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Ross Kemp in Afganistan is the best program on TV ever.

buttermyarse Posted on 13/02/2008 20:30
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The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000

boro_exile Posted on 13/02/2008 20:39
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i DO believe you! of course i do and yes, a huge fan of QI


and, here is another site i found about the whole 9 yards thing


Link: the whole 9 yards

THEBOROBOSS Posted on 13/02/2008 21:09
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In 1956 on South African Radio Bob Holness played James Bond in an adaptation of Moonraker.

And the only word spoken in Mel Brooks "Silent Movie" "Non" are by Mime Artist Marcel Marceau.

ASBOro Posted on 03/03/2008 16:08
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One in three Germans is a qualified referee!

ONE IN THREE???!!!

chesterlista Posted on 03/03/2008 16:36
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Siemens has a depot in Staines


king_hellfire Posted on 03/03/2008 16:59
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As a continuation of buttermyarse's chess fact.

There are more potential moves in an average chess game of 40 moves per player than there are atoms in the universe.

Luca_Brazi Posted on 03/03/2008 18:09
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If you laid all the people that had ever been to a Grateful Dead concert end to end, they would stretch to the moon and back.

And what's more, they wouldn't mind you doing it.

garydee Posted on 03/03/2008 18:24
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kangaroos are the only animals that don't fart.

DewsburyBoro Posted on 03/03/2008 19:10
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When The Wrong Trousers was released on DVD, the musical card Gromit opens has changed from "Happy Birthday to You" to "For he's a jolly good fellow".

Someone apparantly has copyright over "Happy Birthday to You" which the original release breached.

bblf Posted on 03/03/2008 19:23
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The eiffel tower was originally built by the French Military. A watch was kept 24 hrs a day in all directions so the french Army had plenty of time to run away if another army approached Paris.