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Nowonder there are so many pennies!
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Uncle Kram wrote: As euphemisms go, I wouldn't say you're onto a winner Snooze.



This is my local McDonalds. It's not up to much but it's the only one within a 20 mile radius I'm not banned from :o


shame on you Unc..people will think we're not civilised over here
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observer1 wrote: I do hope you're sincerely joking!! You wouldn't catch me eating in that place if it was the only place with food! :yh_sick :yh_sick


Surely by now you know me well enough to know I'm deadly serious, and all the Big Macs have the requisite 168 sesame seeds triv fans. I'm lovin' it :D


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Love the avatar Snooze. Is that the dude who came in for a cuppa?


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Giraffes can not swim

1 kg of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries

A zebra is white with black stripes

A mole can dig over 250 feet of tunnel in a single night.
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Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Pistachios, Pine Nuts, Coconuts and Peanuts are NOT actually nuts.

Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Pistachios and Pine Nuts are all seeds.

Coconuts are a drupe (a type of fruit).

Peanuts are both a legume (also a type of fruit) and a seed.



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In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.



(Aren't stupid laws entertaining?) :wah:
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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.
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Yes, I love hearing them! Do you have any more???
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Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented.

It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.:rolleyes: My how things have changed since then!
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cars wrote: Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented.

It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.:rolleyes: My how things have changed since then!


This guy says that one isn't true: :)

http://golf.about.com/cs/historyofgolf/ ... lfword.htm

It sounds good though. :)
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A Tarantular has 8 eyes..and can go up to one year without food (although not recommended)
Can go from 0 - to bitch in 3.0 seconds .:D







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FAMOUS '1STs'



Virginia Dare

1587 --- 1st child born in the American colonies, on August 18th, on what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina.



James Cook

1773 --- 1st person to cross Antarctic Circle.



André-Jacques Garnerin

1797 --- 1st parachute jump. Dropped from about 6,500 ft. over Monceau Park in Paris in a 23-ft.-diameter parachute made of white canvas with a basket attached (Oct. 22).



Sam Patch

1829 --- 1st first known person to survive the jump off of Niagara Falls.
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SnoozeControl wrote: Miss Piggy's measurements are 27-20-32


Oh my goodness...I would say try the Atkins diet, but you eat a lot of bacon and sausages on that.:D
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Here's a couple:



A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
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A Beauty Salon is were women go to curl up & dye.
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BabyRider wrote: Here's a couple:



A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.


I didn't know that (the tiger thing)! Not surprised about the ostrich though:)
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On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily

A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine
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SnoozeControl wrote:

When a rabbit scratches its dowsets, it has itchy testicles.
Oh boy, Chonsi, I hope you keep your little boy's nails trimmed!!! :yh_rotfl
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[QUOTE=Bez]
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily

QUOTE]

I have always imagined that twins would be bad enough, but imagine going home with 12 babies :thinking:


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Pinky wrote: Did you know Kellog's Cornflakes were originally invented as a suppressant for women's sexual urges?

Ya do now! :D


I've just had a bowl of Cornflakes, and this may explain why I have no urge to sleep with a man :-3


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Uncle Kram wrote: I've just had a bowl of Cornflakes, and this may explain why I have no urge to sleep with a man :-3Try Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, you'll go like a rocket. ;)
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Pinky wrote: Did you know Kellog's Cornflakes were originally invented as a suppressant for women's sexual urges?



Ya do now! :D
Well then , they were obviously invented by a MAN!! :yh_rotfl
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The almond is a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Wonder what it did to his liver?) That researcher also invented microwave popcorn.
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315 entries in the 1996 edition of Webster's dictionary were misspelled.

Three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies equals $1.19. That's the largest amount of change you can have and not be able to make change for a dollar.

Things that were never said, contrary to popular belief:

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

"Beam me up, Scotty."

"Play it again, Sam." (not in Casablanca, anyway...it was in a Marx Brothers movie, however)

"We don' need no steenkeenk badges!" (that's a misquote - the line is: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" )

Joe Friday never said, "Just the facts, ma'am."
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koan was born in the week that Jimi Hendrix died.


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Bez;283587 wrote:
A rat can last longer without water than a camel
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Well I c an die happy now, knowing that Brer Rat may never die of dehydration.
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44.8% of the worlds airport carousels turn counter-clockwise


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Polar bears are left-handed


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Uncle Kram;647754 wrote: Polar bears are left-handed - I wanna know who got close enought to them and handed over a pencil and said "go forth write" Then stepped back to observe.
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Swindon Town is the only English football club (soccer club) that has no letters in its name that appear in the word mackerel.


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I often wondered who the first person was who thought it might be a good idea to eat one of those little white round things that come out of a chicken...
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observer1;647759 wrote: I often wondered who the first person was who thought it might be a good idea to eat one of those little white round things that come out of a chicken...


cave man, cause he watched the raccoons do it.
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observer1;647759 wrote: I often wondered who the first person was who thought it might be a good idea to eat one of those little white round things that come out of a chicken... A chicken is the only thing we eat before it's born and after it's died


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Uncle Kram;647762 wrote: A chicken is the only thing we eat before it's born and after it's died


Oh....:thinking:
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minks;647763 wrote: Oh....:thinking:
Ok ok...so a few other birds as well, but you get the idea right? :D


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If all the girls in Birmingham were laid one after the other.....I wouldn't be surprised :D


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minks;647755 wrote: - I wanna know who got close enought to them and handed over a pencil and said "go forth write" Then stepped back to observe.
They just threw a ball at him to see which paw he caught it with.





Or they observed the self gratification and went from there.

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