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mrdefender
14th Jul 2002, 06:43
http://www.uselessknowledge.com/
It's the "Random Trivia Bits"

~ Burger King® uses approximately 500,000 pounds of bacon every month in its restaurants.

~ The first hurricane given a male name was "Bob," in July 1979.

~ There are 1,600 known species of starfishes in the world.

~ A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.

~ A robin has nearly 3,000 feathers.

~ Canada is the largest importer of American cars.

~ Most American-made car horns beep in the tone of "F."

~ Someone with an irrational fear of meat is "carnophobic."

~ In Pentagon doublespeak, a "combat emplacement evacuator" is a shovel.

~ A "fulgerite" is fossilized lightning. It forms when a powerful lightning bolt melts the soil into a glass-like state.

~ When we smile broadly, we use seventeen muscles.

~ Bees must collect nectar from two million flowers to make a one-pound comb of honey.

ICEBreaker
14th Jul 2002, 07:06
Some of those are quite shocking:
~ There are 1,600 known species of starfishes in the world.
~ A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
~ Bees must collect nectar from two million flowers to make a one-pound comb of honey.

This one is so obvious:
~ Canada is the largest importer of American cars.

And I knew this one already:
~ A "fulgerite" is fossilized lightning. It forms when a powerful lightning bolt melts the soil into a glass-like state.

And finally, this is causes me pain. If I smile a lot, some of the muscles at the back of my head starts getting very tired and aches.
~ When we smile broadly, we use seventeen muscles.

mrdefender
14th Jul 2002, 13:25
atleast we know where "Busy as Bees" comes from.. :)

2 million flowers is allot of flying around.. I wonder if they get air miles ? :)

Staticon
16th Jul 2002, 20:44
I have a few comments to add to the trivia :D


Originally posted by mrdefender
~ Burger King® uses approximately 500,000 pounds of bacon every month in its restaurants.
To make 3.5 million burgers, presumably?

~ A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
Female humans can smell a fat wallet from a similar distance

:D :D :D :D

MAGGIE
16th Jul 2002, 21:06
Posted by Staticon

~ A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
Female humans can smell a fat wallet from a similar distance

LOL..I love it, of course that is not true!:rolleyes:

Staticon
17th Jul 2002, 15:01
Originally posted by Maggie
LOL..I love it, of course that is not true!:rolleyes:

Anything you say, my dear. ;)

mrdefender
17th Jul 2002, 23:07
it might be more pollitically correct if he were to say "alot of women, not all, can smell a fat wallet miles away.."

It's how you say it :) amazing what a few words can do..

ICEBreaker
18th Jul 2002, 01:20
I think women are attracted to rich men, but just as much as men are attracted to rich women. So while I think Staticon's statement is correct, it misrepresents the situation, because it is a one-sided statement. Besides, men are generally more superficial than women.

mrdefender
18th Jul 2002, 01:45
i thought, again.. all in general "movie" infos, that women we're attracted by rich men and men were attracted by women big em.. with big... em.. Gun's of the FemBots from Austin powers movies (1&2)...

ICEBreaker
18th Jul 2002, 02:06
Sorry I don't understand what are you saying. There are at least 4 sections in the sentence which I can't make out.

mrdefender
18th Jul 2002, 02:10
rent the movie and watch it :p

ICEBreaker
18th Jul 2002, 02:25
OK I will place in bold the bits I am confused with.

"i thought, again.. all in general "movie" infos, that women we're attracted by rich men and men were attracted by women big em.. with big... em.. Gun's of the FemBots from Austin powers movies (1&2)..."

Renting the movie would explain the last part but it won't help me with the syntax of the rest of the post.

mrdefender
18th Jul 2002, 02:36
so the board has no spell check. not my fault. i knew i had some stuff misspelled.

"i thought, again.. all in general "movie" infos, that women we're attracted by rich men and men were attracted by women big em.. with big... em.. Gun's of the FemBots from Austin powers movies (1&2)..."

(quote from IceBreaker from me)

i thought, again.. all in general "movie" infos

Based on how stuff happens in movies. Women fall in love with rich men (happens alot in movies). And that men were attacted by women with big FemBot attributes...

Gun's of the FemBots

The Fembots' Guns.

big em..

other posibilites: eum.. eh.. em.. hmm... euh.. etc..

ICEBreaker
18th Jul 2002, 03:26
Thanks for making that more clear.

mrdefender
18th Jul 2002, 07:28
i thought vbulletin came with spell check?