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Postby black bart on Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:34 am

Post amazing, silly and nerdy facts here:

The first one is a bit grim.

Did you know?

The Last man to be condemned to death by the Spanish Inquisition was a village schoolmaster named Cayetano Ripoll. Ripoll, accused of being a deist and a Freemason, was garrotted in a square in Valencia in July 1826.
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Postby Draconic on Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:04 am

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That the Salem witch trials were held when Halley's comet came back?

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That the Rubik's Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations? (or about 43.25 quintillion)

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That the 5 by 5 (professor's) cube has 282,870,942,277,741,856,536,180,333,107,150,328,293,127,731,985,672,134,721,536,000,000,000,000,000
Different combinations? (or about 100 billion times 1 vigintillion)

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That honey is made of bee saliva?
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Postby EarthRise on Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:21 am

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that eating locally-produced honey can boost your immune system significantly?
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Postby Rainswept on Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:24 am

DYK...

There are vending machines in Japan which sell used panties of schoolgirls ?
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Postby EarthRise on Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:56 am

Rainswept wrote:DYK...

There are vending machines in Japan which sell used panties of schoolgirls ?


Doesn't everyone know that?

DYK,

that S. pyogenes, which causes strep throat, can cause necrotizing fasciitis?
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Postby Dr Dagger on Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:32 pm

DYK

That pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoc(or k)oniosis is the longest word in the Oxford dictionary? It is also a disease.
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Postby EarthRise on Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:29 pm

DYK,

that pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a factitious lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica dust?
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Postby thelastpirate on Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:47 pm

EarthRise wrote:that S. pyogenes, which causes strep throat, can cause necrotizing fasciitis?


Everyone well who has read The Short History of Nearly Everything (which should be everybody) knows that.

Did you know..

That there are actually 22 naturally occuring amino acids, not only the 20 commonly said to exist?
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Postby Dr Dagger on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:25 pm

EarthRise wrote:DYK,

that pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a fIctitious lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica dust?


Fixed

DYK

That the word was only made to be the longest word, and that the
p at the beginning is silent?
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Postby EarthRise on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:41 pm

Dr Dagger wrote:
EarthRise wrote:DYK,

that pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a fIctitious lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica dust?


Fixed

DYK

That the word was only made to be the longest word, and that the
p at the beginning is silent?


Actually, it's factitious, not fictitious. It's a real word; it's origins are questionable.

Doesn't need fixing.
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Postby Dr Dagger on Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:30 pm

No-one has ever had the disease, but I'm not sure if it is possible to get pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, so I suppose it could be factitious.
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Postby Capellini on Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:09 pm

DYK

that "stewardesses" is the longest word you can type with your left hand on a qwerty keyboard?
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Postby Rainswept on Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:16 pm

Capellini wrote:DYK

that "stewardesses" is the longest word you can type with your left hand on a qwerty keyboard?

Phbbbt.

I can hold my right hand behind my back and still type "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"
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Postby lordpunkmonk on Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:58 pm

yeah so can I pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
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Postby MPTrooper on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:06 pm

DYK

The cake is a lie?
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