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Post Something True that is completely mind blowing.

"There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the world".

People come up with all kinds of crazy 'facts' about the incredible size of our universe and thanks to Carl Sagan, this is the most common of them all.
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That's interesting about the stars in the sky. And the sand on the beach. Wow!!!!

replies 1Dec 3, 2017 11:27 AM +00:00

Straight men only want pussy. If a straight man wants you, he ain't straight.

replies 2Dec 3, 2017 11:33 AM +00:00

Donald Trump is President

replies 3Dec 3, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

You can't hum while holding your nose.

replies 4Dec 3, 2017 11:38 AM +00:00

Blondie Bumstead's maiden name is Boopadoop.

replies 5Dec 3, 2017 11:44 AM +00:00

Vaginas don't have teeth.

replies 6Dec 3, 2017 11:45 AM +00:00

There are more potential games of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
replies 7Dec 3, 2017 11:46 AM +00:00

Cleopatra was born closer to the moon landing than the building of the pyramids.

replies 8Dec 3, 2017 11:47 AM +00:00

Church Websites Are Three Times More Likely To Give You A Virus Than Porn Sites

replies 9Dec 3, 2017 12:00 PM +00:00

Frank Lentini was born with three legs, four feet and two sets of genitals but some people refuse to believe that anyone can be born gay.
replies 10Dec 3, 2017 12:18 PM +00:00

if you type into google search "do a barrel roll" the page will spin. Quotations marks not needed.
replies 11Dec 3, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

They say that, unless you live very close to the North or South Pole, you're never more than a couple feet away from a spider.

replies 12Dec 3, 2017 12:27 PM +00:00

R4 I totally just tried it.

replies 13Dec 3, 2017 12:27 PM +00:00

R3 wins.

replies 14Dec 3, 2017 12:29 PM +00:00

Now see if you can lick your elbow R13

replies 15Dec 3, 2017 12:30 PM +00:00

I am 60.

replies 16Dec 3, 2017 12:31 PM +00:00

You are more likely to die on the way to buy a lottery ticket than you are to win the lottery.

replies 17Dec 3, 2017 12:34 PM +00:00

Your body is completely open to the universe from mouth to anus.

replies 18Dec 3, 2017 12:36 PM +00:00

In January 2013 I wrote to a life-long friend of mine, a huge 1970s tv fan, to brace himself for the upcoming death of our beloved "Rhoda", Valerie Harper, as I had read it here on Datalounge.

Six weeks later my dear friend dropped dead on the sidewalk of DVT, and you know who is STILL ALIVE!

--Mind Blowing!
replies 19Dec 3, 2017 12:38 PM +00:00

Most of the cells in the human body are not human in origin. 98% or some figure like that.

replies 20Dec 3, 2017 12:40 PM +00:00

Hot jet fuel can't vaporize supporting steel beams in a 110-story skyscraper.

replies 21Dec 3, 2017 12:42 PM +00:00

FF R21

replies 22Dec 3, 2017 12:57 PM +00:00

Male chicks are of no use to the egg industry so they are either suffocated in garbage bags with waste, or shoveled together by the hundreds and conveyed in to a grinder to be torn apart while still alive.
replies 23Dec 3, 2017 1:01 PM +00:00

The grinder method ("maceration") is regarding by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a "humane" method of culling male chicks.

replies 24Dec 3, 2017 1:09 PM +00:00

There are more than 7 BILLION people (ppl) on this planet.

replies 25Dec 3, 2017 1:09 PM +00:00

Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women.

replies 26Dec 3, 2017 1:17 PM +00:00

People who are born blind do not see any images in their dreams, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams.

replies 27Dec 3, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

More people live in China -or- India than in the entire Western Hemisphere.

replies 28Dec 3, 2017 1:20 PM +00:00

In fact, there are more kids on the honor roll in China than there are people in the USA.

replies 29Dec 3, 2017 1:36 PM +00:00

The position of Venus in your birth chart will tell how your love life is going to be.

replies 30Dec 3, 2017 1:39 PM +00:00

There WAS a Virginia, but there is no............

replies 31Dec 3, 2017 1:44 PM +00:00

Mammoths didn't go extinct until 1000 years AFTER the Great Pyramid was built.

replies 32Dec 3, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

The Oxford University predates the Aztec civilization by over 200 years.

replies 33Dec 3, 2017 2:01 PM +00:00

Miniature human skeletons, anatomically perfect, have been discovered in Indonesia. Hobbits did once exist on planet earth.

replies 34Dec 3, 2017 2:10 PM +00:00

Those are called CHILDREN, r34.

replies 35Dec 3, 2017 2:18 PM +00:00

20th Century capitalism was responsible for far more misery and death than Communism. Even now, 20,000,000 people die each year because it isn't profitable to feed them, treat their malaria, vaccinate them, or see that they have clean water. It has nothing to do with the cost.

replies 36Dec 3, 2017 2:25 PM +00:00

NO, R35, though your attempt at humor was funny enough if you like smarm. These were fossilized adult skeletons, anthropologically documented, and found in a cave.

replies 37Dec 3, 2017 2:26 PM +00:00

A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses, all communicating with each other.

replies 38Dec 3, 2017 2:30 PM +00:00

Winston Churchill is the opposite of the hero the British pretend he is. In 1943 alone, 4.3 million people in British-controlled Bengal died of famine as countless tons of grain from Australia left Bengali ports for Europe, and not because there wasn't enough food in Western Europe.

He blamed the people of India for the results of British Agricultural policy; the British ruined Indian agriculture with mono-culture and exports for British profit.

He was an evil piece of shit, and that's just the beginning.

replies 39Dec 3, 2017 2:32 PM +00:00

R35 lol

replies 40Dec 3, 2017 2:36 PM +00:00

Obama banned a bust of Churchill from in or near the Oval Office, but did a poor job explaining why it was a good move.

replies 41Dec 3, 2017 2:40 PM +00:00

Churchill hated people of color and the Irish. Few people know about the Indian famine (again with the famine Britain, right) or the giant hedge they constructed to separate these people and not have to watch them starve and die. Thanks for posting that R39.

replies 42Dec 3, 2017 2:46 PM +00:00

More people speak English in China than in the U.S.

Walmart sustains a $3 billion dollar loss to shoplifting every year.

replies 43Dec 3, 2017 2:51 PM +00:00

R42, it wasn't the first time the British used or allowed mass starvation to happen for their convenience or profit.

While most of the potato crop in Ireland was ruined during what's called the Potato Famine, all other agriculture was fine. Ireland was a fertile place. Ships laden with food left Irish ports as countless Irish were starving to death. Landlords (British or Anglo-Irish) would maim, kill, or forcibly deport Irish who dared to eat the food the starving Irish were growing on Irish soil.

A huge proportion of Britain's wealth comes from the slave trade and the opium trade. They had to have something to sell the Chinese, as Chinese goods were huge in Europe and the trade imbalance was threatening to cripple the Empire. Thus, Britain forced Indian farmers, mostly in Bengal, to grow opium poppies rather than food. The opium then went from India to China, gravely damaging both Indian agriculture and cashing on on creating millions of opium addicts in China. They fought two wars with China over letting opium in. They got Hong King in the first Opium War, then dared to get upset when China demanded Hong Kong back.

British wealth is based on famine, murder, addiction, and chattel slavery.

replies 44Dec 3, 2017 2:58 PM +00:00

Don't forget, R44, that they used British troops to guard those food ships as they left the country and fed their overseas troops so they wouldn't have to say they were shipping the food to Britain. The British, in fact, were far more dependent on the potato for a food staple than the Irish. The Irish used it as a bartering food to acquire other goods, services, and foodstuff. They couldn't do this without the potato and then they were barred, at point of bayonet, from buying anything to replace it. The land 'reforms' went into effect, the Parliament refused to send food aid to the Irish because it would drive up food prices in Britain (pathetic excuse) and people with means, homes, farms, etc. that were NOT owned by the landlords were driven out along with everyone else. Whole villages were put on ships and deported for no reason other than they wanted the land to be parceled out into bigger concerns. That wasn't their greatest crime against the Irish, however. Drogheda was.

replies 45Dec 3, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00

There are 3,342 bones in your middle finger.

replies 46Dec 3, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00

R39 I am not being contentious but please provide a link to illustrate this. Thank you.

replies 47Dec 3, 2017 3:06 PM +00:00

[post redacted because thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

An Indian politician has put Winston Churchill in the same category as some of “the worst genocidal dictators” of the 20th century because of his complicity in the Bengal Famine. Dr Shashi Tharoor, whose new book Inglorious Empire chronicles the atrocities of the British Empire, argued the former British Prime Minister’s reputation as a great wartime leader and protector of freedom was wholly miscast given his role in the Bengal famine which saw four million Bengalis starve to death.
The Independent
replies 48Dec 3, 2017 3:13 PM +00:00

Only about 18% of Leonardo's Last Supper is original. The rest is the work of restorers.

replies 49Dec 3, 2017 3:15 PM +00:00

Hmm...DL doesn't like the Independent? Maybe this works. (They don't seem to like Clinton critics, either.)

R47, the attempted link was to an article about an "Inglorious Empire" by Dr Shashi Tharoor...

"...whose new book Inglorious Empire chronicles the atrocities of the British Empire, argued the former British Prime Minister’s reputation as a great wartime leader and protector of freedom was wholly miscast given his role in the Bengal famine which saw four million Bengalis starve to death."

Here is plain old Wikipedia, who says it's 2.1 million, a low estimate given what I've read, but 2.1 is enough.

Nothing wrong with asking for evidence, either. The bottom line is the British intentionally let millions starve after commandering their land and crushing their ability to resist.
replies 50Dec 3, 2017 3:23 PM +00:00

How is that possible r46?

replies 51Dec 3, 2017 3:23 PM +00:00

It's not, R51, he's being a bitch and giving you the finger.

replies 52Dec 3, 2017 3:26 PM +00:00

The center of the Universe cannot exist without edges.

replies 53Dec 3, 2017 3:42 PM +00:00

Thank you, R11.

Fuck you, R12!

replies 54Dec 3, 2017 3:58 PM +00:00

The tale of Job was written way before God created Earth in Genesis.

replies 55Dec 3, 2017 4:20 PM +00:00

The bridge of you nose is the same length as the end of your pinkie to the last joint.

replies 56Dec 3, 2017 4:29 PM +00:00

The sun is a perpetual series of nuclear explosions. If sound could travel through a vacuum we on Earth would hear the explosions at 100 dB.

replies 57Dec 3, 2017 4:34 PM +00:00

This geography bit always blows my mind: St. John's, Newfoundland is closer to London, England than it is to Vancouver, British Columbia. St. John's is south of Victoria, British Columbia yet has longer and colder winters.

replies 58Dec 3, 2017 4:37 PM +00:00

This thread has hurt my brains, and I'm struggling with it. I've handed out several WWs, but I'm still trying to process it. My Brits and Irish who are my friends, I'm very sorry, and I'm still trying to take in what you've posted. This is sort of hard going, but i promise to educate myself better going forward.

replies 59Dec 3, 2017 6:26 PM +00:00

El Paso, TX is closer to San Diego than it is to Houston.

Los Angeles is farther east than Reno, NV.

replies 60Dec 3, 2017 6:45 PM +00:00

The "J" in Donald J. Trump stands for "Jessica".

replies 61Dec 4, 2017 4:49 AM +00:00

And all this time I thought it stood for Jolene r61!

replies 62Dec 4, 2017 4:55 AM +00:00

A fat, stupid, misogynist, racist, miscreant, wiho's married to a former prostitute (who has been photographed in the nude/fingering herself/fondling another woman) is fucking President of the United States. Even more surprising is the fact that many people who claim to be "evangelical Christkans" support this fat bastard and his who're! RIDICULOUS!!! If it weren't so fucking tragic, it would be hilarious.

--Never thought I'd see days like these
replies 63Dec 4, 2017 6:41 AM +00:00

More people in the US believe in the Virgin Birth than believe that people actually landed on the moon.

replies 64Dec 4, 2017 6:55 AM +00:00

We are exactly the same, yet completely different and unique...

replies 65Dec 4, 2017 7:07 AM +00:00

Bigfoot is real!

replies 66Dec 4, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00

The estimated distance Jesus carried the cross was 650 yards or 596.34 meters.

replies 67Dec 4, 2017 7:47 AM +00:00

Fat hips sink ships.

--it's true cuz it's funny
replies 68Dec 4, 2017 7:49 AM +00:00

R67, opps, converted to meters, it would be 594.36

replies 69Dec 4, 2017 7:51 AM +00:00

R17 Which is why I buy mine online from the safety of my couch.

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The estimated distance Jesus carried the cross was 650 yards or 596.34 meters.

I'm surprised the fundies haven't tried to make this into some Christian-lympics event.

replies 71Dec 4, 2017 8:16 AM +00:00

The Voyager probes have been traveling outward for 40 years, and still haven't reached OUTER space.
replies 72Dec 4, 2017 8:17 AM +00:00

The pussy-grabber-in-chief just endorsed future-senator-pedophile's candidacy, and they're BOTH backed by the so-called 'religious right'!

--This shit is unreal...
replies 73Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM +00:00

Elton John is a top.

replies 74Dec 4, 2017 8:40 AM +00:00

I love these threads because I learn so much and am always amazed at some things.

replies 75Dec 4, 2017 9:00 AM +00:00

Average winter temperatures in many parts of Alaska including Juneau, Anchorage and Skagway are often warmer than that in Minneapolis, North Dakota, and Chicago.

replies 76Dec 4, 2017 9:08 AM +00:00

r74 wins

replies 77Dec 4, 2017 9:13 AM +00:00
They say that, unless you live very close to the North or South Pole, you're never more than a couple feet away from a spider.


replies 78Dec 4, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00

You are always within one mile, or less, of a coyote.

replies 79Dec 4, 2017 9:54 AM +00:00

I second the Trump sentiment: the fact that is the President of the United States is beyond every fucked up fantasies. get rid of him already!

--not an american
replies 80Dec 4, 2017 10:46 AM +00:00

Most of the time, cats only meow to communicate with humans - not other cats.

replies 81Dec 4, 2017 11:06 AM +00:00

If NYC were its own country and the NYPD its army, it would be the 20th best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.

replies 82Dec 4, 2017 11:08 AM +00:00

A cat was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Stubbs, Honorary "Mayor", held office from 1997 to 2017. Stubbs died on July 21, 2017, at the age of 20 years and 3 months.
replies 83Dec 4, 2017 11:15 AM +00:00

As best scientists can tell, lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging: no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health. Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes.

replies 84Dec 4, 2017 11:17 AM +00:00

A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.

One day in 1975, a curious magazine editor knocked on Roy Caldwell’s door at the University of California, Berkeley. The journalist had come by to ask the marine biologist what he was working on. Caldwell walked his visitor over to a glass tank and pointed to its dweller: a mantis shrimp.
Science News for Students
replies 85Dec 4, 2017 11:21 AM +00:00
The Voyager probes have been traveling outward for 40 years, and still haven't reached OUTER space.

Maybe they should've used Google Maps.

replies 86Dec 4, 2017 11:24 AM +00:00
A cat was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Still more competent than the former mayor of Wasilla.

replies 87Dec 4, 2017 11:25 AM +00:00
lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging

There's my reminder to make more regular in my diet wild-caught sources of Vitamin B12, tocopherols and selenium: lobsters eat crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, plankton and small fish.

replies 88Dec 4, 2017 11:26 AM +00:00

Elvis Presley was a natural blond.

There are an estimated 50,000 people in the world today that make a living as Elvis impersonators.

replies 89Dec 4, 2017 11:28 AM +00:00

"A cat was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska."

He'd be more presidential than the turd in the white house now.

--Smarter too.
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Clownfish are All Born Male, a Dominant Male Will Turn Female When the Current Female of the Group Dies

Today I found out clownfish are all born males and the dominant male of a group will turn female when the female of that group dies. Clownfish, also known as anemonefish, are sequential hermaphrodites that first develop into males. In fact, they live in regimented schools made up of all males and just one female- the lone female being the [...]
Today I Found Out
replies 91Dec 4, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

replies 92Dec 4, 2017 11:55 AM +00:00

None of my high end clients have spoken a word so far.

replies 93Dec 4, 2017 12:01 PM +00:00

At least true in 2012: tenth US President John Tyler's grandson Harrison Tyler still alive.

Ironic considering a US President named Harrison didn't live very long.

Two grandchildren of John Tyler, who became U.S. President in 1841, are still with us.
replies 94Dec 4, 2017 12:04 PM +00:00

Golfers can hit a golf ball that is one inch in length hundreds of yards away and have it land in a cup that is just barely 3 times its diameter.

--Presenting hole in one
replies 95Dec 4, 2017 12:14 PM +00:00

Trump is a criminal, laundered money for Russians. In Panama he has laundered money for drug dealers. He is an ignorant piece of filth who will lead us in war against North Korea!! Years and years of right wing propaganda has caused this. This can not go on, we have lost our democracy. 25% of the people supported this really awful tax bill and still, it was passed. We are a democracy no longer....thanks to Republicans. This is the most evil congress that ever existed.

replies 96Dec 4, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

Emma Stone won an Oscar.

replies 97Dec 4, 2017 12:23 PM +00:00

Ernest Vincent Wright’s 1939 novel Gadsby is over 50,000 words long, yet doesn’t contain a single letter “e” anywhere other than the cover.
replies 98Dec 4, 2017 12:41 PM +00:00

The state of Maine contains more black bears than black people.

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Poison dart frogs raised in captivity and isolated from insects in their native habitat never develop poison.

I've actually considered creating a poison dart frog vivarium. They're so cute and beautiful,

See some of the most beautifully colored—and highly toxic—animals in the world. Learn how poison dart frog toxins could someday help humans.
replies 101Dec 4, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

Everything R39 said is correct. Winston Churchill was a racist bigoted crook.

replies 102Dec 4, 2017 2:46 PM +00:00

Kylie Jenners empire may be worth more than TRUMPS!

And she may also be richer than him too.

replies 103Dec 4, 2017 2:47 PM +00:00
Emma Stone won an Oscar.

Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe.

replies 104Dec 4, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

Eminem and 3-6-Mafia won an Oscar before Martin Scorcese did.

--He got it for THE RETARDED/crap remake of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs
replies 105Dec 4, 2017 3:16 PM +00:00

Japan cut off the sale of Burmese rice to Bengal. The British did try price controls, anti-hoarding measures, and direct relief. But all this was undermined by military measures to stop boats and destroy surplus rice in order to deter a Japanese invasion; by the local governments refusing to declare a famine, which would have triggered a bigger response; and by princely states refusing to export rice to areas with price controls..

The hedge related to the salt tax and conditions in India a hundred years prior.

replies 106Dec 4, 2017 3:33 PM +00:00

R60 you’ve blown my mind with the Los Angeles is more east than Reno, NV

replies 107Dec 4, 2017 3:43 PM +00:00

Women used to douche with Lysol, often with unfortunate results.

replies 108Dec 4, 2017 3:47 PM +00:00

R108, that must be why Laura Bush’s snatch smelled like it.

--M. Cho
replies 109Dec 4, 2017 3:54 PM +00:00

r107 It explains why it gets dark sooner here (LA) than in northern Calif.

replies 110Dec 4, 2017 4:11 PM +00:00

R110, perhaps you could forward that fact to flat-earthers.

--it's the roundness
replies 111Dec 4, 2017 4:16 PM +00:00

R107, I’ve been asking random people now which place is more east and everyone says Reno. This reminds me of earlier when in the year when I learned Susan B. Anthony was white, not black. Ask anyone if she was black or white, and people almost always say black.

replies 112Dec 4, 2017 4:22 PM +00:00
Ask anyone if she was black or white, and people almost always say black.

This cannot be true, unless you're hanging out with morons.

replies 113Dec 4, 2017 4:23 PM +00:00

To be fair, SBA is more golden - yellow skinned if you will - on the coin.

replies 114Dec 4, 2017 4:30 PM +00:00

Frederick Douglass (a man who was born a slave, of mixed African, European and Native American heritage) ran for president of the United States, with Victoria Woodhull (a white woman) as the presidential candidate, of the 'Free Love Party'. In 1872.

replies 115Dec 4, 2017 4:40 PM +00:00

R1119, Stupid git. I mean that Frederick Douglass was the Vice-Presidential candidate.

replies 116Dec 4, 2017 4:41 PM +00:00

Kylie Jenner a 20 year old with no discernible talent, is renting a $35 million dollar mansion, for $125k/month after recently selling her first home for $3.15 million.

Kylie Jenner is living life on the edge in Beverly Hills just for a little while ... but for a lot of cash.
replies 117Dec 4, 2017 4:45 PM +00:00

Alligators never stop growing, and never get sick or diseased. If they don't die by a violent act, they die because they can not get enough food because of their huge size.

replies 118Dec 4, 2017 4:50 PM +00:00
Straight men only want pussy. If a straight man wants you, he ain't straight.

Unless I have a pussy

replies 119Dec 4, 2017 4:50 PM +00:00

There is a musical based on the life of Victoria Woodhull, Onward Victoria. It is one of Broadway's legendary flops, closing after opening night with a total of one performance.

replies 120Dec 4, 2017 5:26 PM +00:00

Coinslot anuses account for only 20% of anuses worldwide

replies 121Dec 4, 2017 5:53 PM +00:00

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

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1.4 million U.S. adults are identified as transgender. That is .06% of the adults. The five states with the highest percentages of transgenders are Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Georgia.

replies 123Dec 4, 2017 6:34 PM +00:00

Martin Van Buren was the only US President whereby English was a second language. He was born in Kinderhook, NY, a Dutch community. Martin spoke Dutch at home while President.

replies 124Dec 4, 2017 6:42 PM +00:00

The Oak Island treasure mystery, despite decades of excavations and attempts to overcome its ingenious booby traps, has only ever wielded a shard of evidence as to what lies below: the fact that Billy Shakespeare's output was not the work of one man, but was actually Sir Francis Bacon and perhaps several others.

--The literary Milli Vanilli
replies 125Dec 4, 2017 6:52 PM +00:00

Radioheads trifecta of progression from “The Bends” to “Ok Computer” to “Kid A” is the closest any band has come to matching The Beatles progression from “Rubber Soul” to “Revolver” to “Sgt. Pepper.”

replies 126Dec 4, 2017 10:16 PM +00:00

Paris is almost due south of London. For years I thought Paris was kind of east of London, and I've been to both places several times.

replies 127Dec 4, 2017 10:55 PM +00:00

Republicans are the slimiest, most disgusting people on earth.

replies 128Dec 4, 2017 11:00 PM +00:00

Aw c'mon r120, it wasn't THAT bad...............was it?
--Miss Eikenberry
replies 129Dec 5, 2017 4:50 AM +00:00

R129, it's a cult show now mainly because there was a cast recording. I have a couple of friends who adore the album and I remember enjoying it the few times I heard it. But that was 20 or 30 years ago.

replies 130Dec 5, 2017 12:42 PM +00:00

Margaret Mitchell spent 10 years, on and off, writing Gone with the Wind. Mitchell didn't change her heroine's name to Scarlett until shortly before publication. The previous ten years she had been Pansy O'Hara.

replies 131Dec 5, 2017 12:47 PM +00:00

Actually r131, there is some evidence out there that before Pansy, our heroine was named Heliotrope O'Hara.

replies 132Dec 5, 2017 12:59 PM +00:00

Whether you like it or not, you have had a fabulous effect upon others.

Fred Rogers Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Throughout his career Fred Rogers, both on television and off, emp...
replies 133Dec 5, 2017 1:03 PM +00:00

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy were all based on real residents of Chester, Illinois.
replies 134Dec 5, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

Among all the color permutations of the pixels in your cell phone is a picture of your birth, your death, and every day of your life.

replies 135Dec 5, 2017 1:21 PM +00:00

Okay, R135's got to me.

That's wild.

replies 136Dec 5, 2017 1:22 PM +00:00

i'm not sure i understood, R135

replies 137Dec 5, 2017 1:31 PM +00:00

r137, the photos you take with your cell phone are just an arrangement of colored pixels. If you take every permutation of the colored pixels, you'll have every photo conceivable.

replies 138Dec 5, 2017 1:42 PM +00:00

The U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers $2.4 trillion.

replies 139Dec 5, 2017 2:08 PM +00:00

Donald Trump in POTUS.

replies 140Dec 5, 2017 2:12 PM +00:00

Oxford University was founded before the Aztec Empire began.

replies 141Dec 5, 2017 2:52 PM +00:00

Butter does not need refrigerator

replies 142Dec 5, 2017 3:03 PM +00:00

Infinity goes both ways: bigger, and smaller.

replies 143Dec 5, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00

R142, You Lie!

replies 144Dec 5, 2017 3:23 PM +00:00

R144 re: R142 is this a pasta draining armageddon all over again?

Any fats will oxidise/become rancid in extremes of light or heat. It depends on the climate.

--Tearing the sliced bread with chilled out butter.
replies 145Dec 5, 2017 5:21 PM +00:00

The southern most point in Canada is at 41o40'53N, south of California's 42o.

--Middle Island Ontario
replies 146Dec 5, 2017 5:52 PM +00:00

When did DL turn into Reddit?

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There are more atoms in a grain of sand than there are grains of sand on Earth.
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replies 151Dec 5, 2017 6:19 PM +00:00

There are more grains of sand than there are sands in your grain.

replies 152Dec 5, 2017 6:20 PM +00:00

Here at the DL, there are more brain of bland than there are rains on land.

replies 153Dec 5, 2017 6:21 PM +00:00

Something something raisin brand

replies 154Dec 5, 2017 6:22 PM +00:00

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.

replies 155Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM +00:00

It's the art of the deal

--Stephen Moore
replies 156Dec 5, 2017 7:04 PM +00:00

R23 omg. That hurt my heart.

replies 157Dec 5, 2017 7:12 PM +00:00

Point Roberts, WA can only be reached by land via British Columbia.

replies 158Dec 5, 2017 7:19 PM +00:00

Mery Streep has more Oscar Nominations than any other actress and the majority of those performances weren't deserving of the honor.

replies 159Dec 5, 2017 7:26 PM +00:00

Meryl Streep is overrated.

--G, I mean anonymous
replies 160Dec 6, 2017 6:22 AM +00:00

There is no patent on WD-40. For them to get one, the manufacturer would have to reveal their secret recipe/formula.

replies 161Dec 6, 2017 10:34 AM +00:00
When did DL turn into Reddit?

April 21, 2006 at 5:54 PM,when the fraus officially and permanently outnumbered the fags. The thread that put them over the top was titled Your Best Recipe for Butterscotch Chips.

replies 162Dec 6, 2017 11:29 AM +00:00

Bowheads and other large whales can live for more than 200 years: one was found with a type of harpoon embedded in it that hunters had not used for more than 200 years, and it likely wasn't a baby when it was harpooned. It is thought that Greenland sharks can live for 400 years.

replies 163Dec 6, 2017 12:25 PM +00:00

And they don't lose their virginity till they are 100

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replies 164Dec 6, 2017 12:29 PM +00:00

They really aren't ready emotionally to do it before then r164.

--One whale, one special whale.....
replies 165Dec 6, 2017 12:35 PM +00:00

The Atlantic entrance to the Panama canal is west of the Pacific entrance. If you're traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the canal, you're heading southeast.

replies 166Dec 6, 2017 12:42 PM +00:00

I couldn't make sense of that so I had to look at a map.

replies 167Dec 6, 2017 1:39 PM +00:00

Around 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border.

California has more people than all of Canada.

replies 168Dec 6, 2017 1:53 PM +00:00

Sometimes when I fart, it doesn't stink.

replies 169Dec 6, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

There are more molecules of water in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the Earth’s oceans.

replies 170Dec 6, 2017 2:05 PM +00:00

I just found out today that the lead singer for that late '60s hit, "Build Me Up Buttercup," was sung by a black guy. I never knew this. Great song.

Foundations Buttercup
replies 171Dec 6, 2017 2:07 PM +00:00

Donald trump is composed of equal parts of special sauce, fatberg, and impacted shit

replies 172Dec 6, 2017 2:22 PM +00:00

Hardly mind blowing r172......

replies 173Dec 6, 2017 2:24 PM +00:00

R166 you done fucked up my brain.

replies 174Dec 6, 2017 3:28 PM +00:00
Hardly mind blowing [R172]......

Nor is R171.

replies 175Dec 6, 2017 3:50 PM +00:00

The Mediterranean Sea dried up into a series of salt lakes, several million years ago, until the Strait of Gibraltar re-opened, and the Zanclean flood refilled the basin with water from the Atlantic. The Strait of Gibraltar is expected to close again at some point, as the African continent continues to push northward towards Europe.
replies 176Dec 6, 2017 3:51 PM +00:00

Foster's Rule indicates that animals that become isolated on islands undergo evolutionary processes called 'Island Dwarfism' and 'Island Gigantism'. Large animals tend to evolve to become smaller, whilst smaller animals evolve become larger. Malta was home to the smallest known elephant, which was less than a meter in height at the shoulder, and there were also dwarf hippos, deer (Florida Key Deer), ground sloths (on the Caribbean islands), and lemurs. Gigantism includes New Zealand's moas, Madagascar's elephant bird, and a variety of different giant waterfowl on Hawaii. Dodo birds were essentially giant, flightless pigeons. And the giant tortoises of the Galapagos and Aldabra.

replies 177Dec 6, 2017 4:04 PM +00:00

Cats do not meow to other cats, the meow is reserved for communicating with humans.

replies 178Dec 6, 2017 4:11 PM +00:00

I've already gotten three W&Ws, r175, you backed up, stove in, raggedy-ass whore!

replies 179Dec 6, 2017 4:27 PM +00:00

Singing is the control of exhaling air.

replies 180Dec 6, 2017 4:43 PM +00:00

Singing is the lowest form of communication.

--High Society Matron
replies 181Dec 6, 2017 5:03 PM +00:00

Yeah that Buttercup is surprising.

Interesting too that song also is appreciated by hard rockers despite its AM radio Cousin Brucie bubble gum origins.

replies 182Dec 6, 2017 5:05 PM +00:00

The order of the universe being massive or quantum runs in 3s=9

replies 183Dec 6, 2017 5:16 PM +00:00

Among the words which don’t have rhymes, there are at least three colors.

Purple, Silver and Orange

replies 184Dec 6, 2017 5:53 PM +00:00
Purple, Silver and Orange

I beg to differ.

"Roses are red and violets are purple.

Sugar's sweet, and so is maple surple."

--Roger Miller
replies 185Dec 6, 2017 5:59 PM +00:00

If you live in a major city, you are always within 2 feet or a major whore....YOU!

replies 186Dec 6, 2017 7:20 PM +00:00

Be right back, I need to paint the door hinge orange.

replies 187Dec 6, 2017 8:06 PM +00:00

An orange or

a porringer

replies 188Dec 6, 2017 8:10 PM +00:00

If you dumped a glass of water in the ocean, then waited long enough for it to be distributed equally around the oceans of the world, then took a glass of ocean water from any place in the world, that glass would have 100 molecules from the first glass.

replies 189Dec 6, 2017 8:19 PM +00:00

My chilver was silver.

replies 190Dec 6, 2017 8:20 PM +00:00

And, of course, there's always the purple nurple.

replies 191Dec 6, 2017 8:21 PM +00:00

And the orange sporange.

replies 192Dec 6, 2017 8:22 PM +00:00

Those orange rhymes don't work at all.

They are working overtime to work and don't.

replies 193Dec 6, 2017 8:24 PM +00:00

When carbon dated few diamonds recovered from the significant diamond fields are less then a billion years old. Which is to say these younger diamonds crystalized about the same time as multi-cellular life evolved on Earth.
replies 194Dec 6, 2017 8:25 PM +00:00

The world's tallest waterfall is completely underwater. It's the Denmark Strait Cataract, found on the western side of the Denmark Strait in the Atlantic Ocean. It's 11,500 feet high, more than three times as tall as Angel Falls in Venezuela (3,212 feet).

So how can there be an underwater waterfall? Cold water is heavier than warm water, so when two patches of ocean with differing temperatures meet, the colder water plummets. The Denmark Strait cataract has a flow rate of over 175 million cubic feet, more than 350 times the flow rate of the now-extinct Guaira Falls in Brazil.

replies 195Dec 6, 2017 8:41 PM +00:00

"Diamonds are bullshit." And they have very little resale value. We use them for engagement rings because of one of the most successful advertising campaigns ever. Their prices are held artificially high, far more than they would otherwise be worth, given their plentiful supply, because one company dominates the market and restricts the supply to keep those prices high.

This post was originally published on Priceono...
replies 196Dec 6, 2017 8:52 PM +00:00

There are more golf courses in the United States than McDonald's restaurants.

replies 197Dec 6, 2017 8:55 PM +00:00

There is a spider in Brazil whose bite can cause an erection that lasts for hours.

A toxin from the Brazilian wandering spider's venom may inspire new drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, researchers tell an American Heart Association conference.
replies 198Dec 6, 2017 8:59 PM +00:00

Alaska is the most northern state, the most western state, and the most eastern state (some of the Aleutian islands cross the 180 degree longitude line).

replies 199Dec 6, 2017 9:04 PM +00:00

The largest land organism is a fungus in Oregon.

Maybe you thought it was the giant sequoia or the African elephant. Not even close. The biggest honey fungus identified in North America measures 3.4 miles across!.
replies 200Dec 6, 2017 9:09 PM +00:00

"Barbie's" full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Ken's full name is Kenneth Carson. The best-selling version of Ken in Mattel's history is the Earring Magic Ken, mostly because gay men snapped him up.
replies 201Dec 6, 2017 9:10 PM +00:00

Norway has more coastline than the whole of US (it's dem fjords, I tell ya).

Rubber tire is basically just one giant molecule.

Meryl Streep is considered to be the greatest living actress.

replies 202Dec 6, 2017 9:10 PM +00:00

Mattel actually released a "Sugar Daddy Ken" doll.

Technically, he was supposed to be named, "Sugar's Daddy, Ken," because his dog was named "Sugar," but....
replies 203Dec 6, 2017 9:13 PM +00:00

Emperor Maximilian II married his cousin Maria of Spain and she gave birth to a daughter Anna. Maria's brother Philip II of Spain later married Anna so his sister became his mother-in-law and his cousin became his father-in-law. Philip II himself became great-uncle of his own children. Anna and Philip's son Philip III married Margareth, the granddaughter of his great-grandfather emperor Ferdinand I.
replies 204Dec 6, 2017 9:19 PM +00:00

With a dark enough night, you can see the Andromeda Galaxy with your naked eye, which is the farthest you'll ever see with just your eyes. It takes the light 2.54 million years to reach us.

replies 205Dec 6, 2017 9:47 PM +00:00

R23, one of many reasons I don't eat eggs.

replies 206Dec 6, 2017 10:21 PM +00:00

Gays recruit straights.

replies 207Dec 6, 2017 10:32 PM +00:00

Glenn Close was named Glenn because her parents couldn't tell whether it was a boy or a girl. No one can, even today.

replies 208Dec 7, 2017 12:25 AM +00:00

Unless one has counted all the grains of sand in the world and stars in the universe, R1's post is impossible to prove.

replies 209Dec 7, 2017 3:46 AM +00:00

Extrapolation, you ignunt gunt

replies 210Dec 7, 2017 3:50 AM +00:00

Sometimes the snow comes down in June, Sometimes the sun goes round the moon.

--Vanessa Williams
replies 211Dec 7, 2017 3:52 AM +00:00

You don’t need an exact number to know one quantity is larger than another.

Are there more spiders or penguins on earth? You don’t know how many of either there are exactly, but only the stupidest person wouldn’t know the answer.

replies 212Dec 7, 2017 4:05 AM +00:00

You can all go STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!

replies 213Dec 7, 2017 4:07 AM +00:00

It’s not our fault you’re stupid.

replies 214Dec 7, 2017 4:52 AM +00:00
There are more golf courses in the United States than McDonald's restaurants.

It should be 1:1.

--D. Trump
replies 215Dec 7, 2017 4:59 AM +00:00

MGM has more stars than there are in the heavens.

replies 216Dec 7, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

DL’s Cheryl’s pussy stinks more than all of the Cheryls on Earth combined.

replies 217Dec 7, 2017 11:30 AM +00:00

Nasa reinvented the wheel!

“NASA researchers have reinvented the wheel”
replies 218Dec 7, 2017 11:43 AM +00:00

Fascinating shit on this thread.

replies 219Dec 7, 2017 12:23 PM +00:00

Barbie, Barbie, Barbie!!! Shit r201. By the way, I married Allan in 1991. We're still together. So sad Ken went all "Earring" Magic on Barb! So sad.
--Midge Hadley Sherwood
replies 220Dec 7, 2017 1:30 PM +00:00

We’re moving at about a thousand miles an hour through space as the Earth rotates on its axis, even though to our senses it seems we’re stationary.

replies 221Dec 7, 2017 3:23 PM +00:00

We can actually witness volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's moon, Io:

With over 400 active volcanoes, Io is the most geologically active object in the Solar System. This extreme geologic activity is the result of tidal heating from friction generated within Io's interior as it is pulled between Jupiter and the other Galilean satellites—Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Several volcanoes produce plumes of sulfur and sulfur dioxide that climb as high as 500 km (300 mi) above the surface. Io's surface is also dotted with more than 100 mountains that have been uplifted by extensive compression at the base of Io's silicate crust. Some of these peaks are taller than Mount Everest. Unlike most satellites in the outer Solar System, which are mostly composed of water ice, Io is primarily composed of silicate rock surrounding a molten iron or iron-sulfide core. Most of Io's surface is composed of extensive plains coated with sulfur and sulfur-dioxide frost.
replies 222Dec 7, 2017 3:28 PM +00:00

R221, it gets even more mind blowing. Besides the speed of rotation, the earth is moving:

Is revolving around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour

Is revolving around the center of the galaxy (with the rest of the solar system) at 490,000 miles per hour

And our galaxy is moving at over 2, 235,000 million miles per hour towards what is now as the great attractor.

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replies 223Dec 7, 2017 3:38 PM +00:00

R177 to add to your great post, those early non-mammalian residents of islands such as New Zealand filled the ecological roles that mammals filled elsewhere.

New Zealand was inhabited almost exclusively by birds. The Kakapo, a most peculiar parrot, filled the role of rodent mammals such as rabbits. They evolved to eat tough, fibrous plants (for the most part,) to walk rather than fly (they are essentially flightless,) to walk regular daily paths through the grasses and underbrush, and to live and nest in hollows underground. They are the heaviest parrots in the world, weighing in from 2+ lbs. up to (rare) 9 lbs. They have peculiarly camouflaged plumage. They have the facial feather discs around their eyes which is most characteristic of owls. They are nocturnal, unlike all other parrot species.

Like rabbits, as terrestrial residents they are prime prey for predators, so rats and feral cats (released by European settlers in particular) brought them to the brink of extinction in the late 20th century. They are holding on, by a strong thread, thanks to heroic effort.
replies 224Dec 7, 2017 4:39 PM +00:00
[R221], it gets even more mind blowing.

R221's post is not that mind blowing when you consider how long it takes for a fast-moving jet to circle the earth.

replies 225Dec 7, 2017 6:31 PM +00:00

Angela Lansbury thinks getting raped is the result of making oneself "attractive".
replies 226Dec 7, 2017 6:53 PM +00:00

Galactic collisions produce very little explosive effects as the vast majority of each galaxy is empty space. If anything, when two galaxies combine, astronomical bodies are caught in gravitational pull of each other, forming new star/planetary systems.

replies 227Dec 7, 2017 8:36 PM +00:00
If anything, when two galaxies combine, astronomical bodies are caught in gravitational pull of each other, forming new star/planetary systems.

OR expelling tens of thousands of stars from the galaxies into the loneliness of space as orphans of the universe.
replies 228Dec 7, 2017 8:53 PM +00:00

Deborah Kerr rhymes with STAR!

replies 229Dec 7, 2017 8:57 PM +00:00

The otherwise gorgeous Cameron Diac reportedly has bad skin
replies 230Dec 7, 2017 9:35 PM +00:00

January Jones' casting in X-Men: First Class was the second time that she had been cast in a film/series taking place in 1962 opposite an actor with a pork based name. The first was in Mad Men opposite Jon Hamm and then in X-Men alongside Kevin Bacon.

replies 231Dec 7, 2017 9:40 PM +00:00
OR expelling tens of thousands of stars from the galaxies into the loneliness of space as orphans of the universe

Now I’m depressed.

replies 232Dec 7, 2017 10:34 PM +00:00

Leonardo Dicaprio spent an hour haggling over this sketch yesterday. Value? $850,000. Despite being a professed environmentalist, his resources are invested in largely useless objects.
replies 233Dec 7, 2017 11:16 PM +00:00
R231 January Jones' casting in X-Men: First Class was the second time that she had been cast in a film/series taking place in 1962...

I read that the character of Betty Draper wasn't supposed to be much more than a background character in Don's home life, but the show's creator liked her so much in the pilot that he went on to keep building up her part, and made her a regular.
replies 234Dec 7, 2017 11:24 PM +00:00

Rose Marie was the first choice for Alice but refused to sleep with Gleason.

--Is it true if it comes from a best friend?
replies 235Dec 8, 2017 2:24 PM +00:00

R235 For which Alice-- the Pert Kelton Alice, the Audrey Meadows Alice, or the Sheila MacRae Alice?

replies 236Dec 8, 2017 6:23 PM +00:00
Leonardo Dicaprio spent an hour haggling over this sketch yesterday. Value? $850,000. Despite being a professed environmentalist, his resources are invested in largely useless objects.

Eh, money has no intrinsic value, so it's not a real waste of resources. I take more issue with his use of private jets and yachts.

replies 237Dec 8, 2017 6:25 PM +00:00

How The Kardashians - with literally zero talent and major dysfunctionality- managed to built a mega-empire and incite so much interest and envy that a DL member just posted a thread on them. And now a Kardashian-reject Scott Disick is dating Lionel Ritchie's daughter.

replies 238Dec 8, 2017 10:06 PM +00:00

The WOW signal remains unexplained.

replies 239Dec 9, 2017 1:00 AM +00:00

Lindsey Graham was portrayed by actor Alex Hyde-White in the 2012 HBO Film, Game Change.

--Miss L
replies 240Dec 9, 2017 1:13 AM +00:00

Taint hair cannot hold any odor whatsoever.

replies 241Dec 9, 2017 1:24 AM +00:00


The Wow! Signal has baffled astronomers and space investigators for decades. But the mystery appeared to have finally been explained by Antonio Paris, who has shown that comets haloed by hydrogen are the cause.
replies 242Dec 9, 2017 2:25 AM +00:00

R231, you win the internet!

replies 243Dec 9, 2017 4:36 AM +00:00

I believe Audrey Meadows but I forgot about Pert Kelton so it could have been her.

This was from Rose Marie's best friend from that period.

replies 244Dec 9, 2017 4:41 AM +00:00

The nipple hair of a long tittied woman has special healing powers.

--Long dicked man
replies 245Dec 9, 2017 8:12 AM +00:00

R241, total bullshit.

replies 246Dec 12, 2017 5:31 PM +00:00

I have $10,000 worth of Georgian silver in my dining room.

--Phyllis Stone.
replies 247Dec 12, 2017 5:48 PM +00:00

R165, What's the word, hummingbird?

--Kim MacAfee
replies 248Dec 12, 2017 9:43 PM +00:00

Algiers, Algeria--in Africa, is further NORTH than the Midwestern town of Branson, Missouri

replies 249Jan 14, 2018 1:49 PM +00:00

You can 𝐍𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑 have enough hats, gloves and shoes.

--P Stone
replies 250Jan 14, 2018 1:53 PM +00:00
You are always within one mile, or less, of a coyote.


--Lawn Guyland
replies 251Jan 14, 2018 2:02 PM +00:00

Light takes time to travel, so, when you look into space at night, you see stars as they were millions to billions of years ago.

Today’s telescopes are getting so good at seeing long-distant objects, we will soon see to the furtherest edge of the visible Universe. Beyond that, there may be stars, but we won’t be able to see them, since light from them hasn’t had enough time to cross over to our telescopes.

replies 252Jan 14, 2018 3:24 PM +00:00

Venus has phases when viewed from Earth, like the moon has.

replies 253Jan 14, 2018 4:52 PM +00:00

Ed McMahon's laugh was pre-recorded.

--Doc Severinsen
replies 254Jan 14, 2018 5:02 PM +00:00

Rhymes with orange ...

Stephen Fry is on hand to dispell popular misunderstandings in the General Ignorance round of QI.
replies 255Jan 14, 2018 5:54 PM +00:00
“Developed from the 1950s through the 1970s, plate tectonics is the modern version of continental drift, a theory first proposed by scientist Alfred Wegener in 1912. Wegener didn't have an explanation for how continents could move around the planet, but researchers do now. Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology.”

Science is still in its infancy as to understanding the world around us. Without plate tectonics, we couldn’t understand volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis, the existence of fossils of the same creature, one who cannot swim, on different continents, and basically, the entire natural world around us.

Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle.
Live Science
replies 256Jan 15, 2018 3:15 AM +00:00

It was only in 1923 that Edwin Hubble proposed and proved that the universe consisted of multiple galaxies. Until then, we thought that everything was contained in inside the Milky Way. Now we know that the MW is huge, but there are billions of other galaxies outside of it, some of which are many times larger and inconceivably farther away.
replies 257Jan 15, 2018 3:24 AM +00:00

r221/r223 I think you guys should sing along with Eric Idle's song about the universe, from the Month Python film, "The Meaning of Life."

"..... because there's bugger all down here on Earth."

--Bronze Age Gay
replies 258Jan 15, 2018 5:45 AM +00:00

The Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies are on a collision course. In some millions of years, they will pass through each other. Because the galaxies are mostly empty space, scientists don’t think any bodies will collide. Our night sky will become brighter and brighter as the nearing Andromeda Galaxies starts to fill the sky. I think that’s pretty cool.

replies 259Jan 15, 2018 7:06 PM +00:00

I'm a 'picker.'

While reading this thread, my fingertips were absentmindedly cruising my hairline, my nose, my inner ear (I'm a 'Rightie') for treasures, when suddenly my fingertip encountered a telling bump, which automatically activated my fingertip's fingernail, now a talon: it managed to scape out one of the largest blackheads under the frame of my eyeglasses, immediately in the hairline under it. My fingertip and its talon, now working in expert unison, expertly and delicately rolled it around between my forefinger and thumb in order to perfectly present it to me for visual inspection: a bulbous yellow and brown bulb - Gross!

--I win!
replies 260Jan 15, 2018 7:29 PM +00:00
The giant-impact hypothesis, sometimes called the Big Splash, or the Theia Impact, suggests that the Moon formed out of the debris left over from a collision between Earth and an astronomical body the size of Mars, called Theia, approximately 4.5 billion years ago.

This collision tilted the Earth off it’s access, which is what causes the seasons.

The collision threw the lighter stone material into space, causing a ring around the planet. Eventually this material coalesced into our moon. The heavier metals sunk deep into the molten Earth. The Earth today contains most of the metals of both the original Earth, and Theia. This is why the Earth has a much larger magnetic field than scientists would otherwise expect for a Planet this size. This mag field deflects much of the solar wind charged particles. If not deflected, these particles would have made life on land less likely to have been possible.

The moon helps stabilize Earth’s orbit. Without the moon, the Earth would wobble so that NYC might have summer temperatures, then freezing weather soon thereafter. This also would have made it difficult for livings things to survive,

Venus rotates in reverse. Uranus rotates on it’s belly. Both seem likely to have been caused by a planetary hit, creating these oddities, Mercury looks like its outer mantle was blasted into space at some point in the past.
--Mr Brontosaurus
replies 261Jan 15, 2018 7:58 PM +00:00

I have $10,000 worth of precious Stones in my living room.

--Phyllis George
replies 262Jan 15, 2018 9:48 PM +00:00

I get Phyllis George and Lynda Day George mixed up.

I get confused and think there is a Phyllis Day George.

replies 263Jan 15, 2018 11:20 PM +00:00

QEII's gastro attack was more powerful than the Tsar Bomba

replies 264Jan 15, 2018 11:41 PM +00:00

Mayor Stubbs passed away? Noooooo!!

replies 265Jan 16, 2018 2:38 AM +00:00
I have $10,000 worth of precious Stones in my living room.

We're worth more than that.

--Mick and Keith
replies 266Jan 16, 2018 9:11 AM +00:00

Hart Crane's father invented Life Savers candy. One of Hart Crane's patronesses - Caresse Crosby - invented the modern bra.

--you know who Hart Crane is, i hope
replies 267Jan 16, 2018 9:42 AM +00:00

When someone's dad invented Life Savers candies, why would they need a patron?

replies 268Jan 16, 2018 10:09 AM +00:00

^His father was old school... gave him menial jobs at his factories and stuff like that. It never lasted because Crane was always away, writing his poems and fucking a lot of men. I'm sure he would've received a good inheritance, but he killed himself at 37.

replies 269Jan 16, 2018 10:34 AM +00:00

R223, the great attractor. Used to be my stage name. Black hole.

replies 270Jan 16, 2018 10:41 AM +00:00

[R270, the Black Hole. Used to be my stage name. the great attractor.

replies 271Jan 16, 2018 10:59 AM +00:00

June Lockhart who played the grown up character Betsy which Elizabeth Taylor played as a little girl in '44's White Cliffs of Dover with Irene Dunne is still alive while Liz has been dead for years.

replies 272Jan 18, 2018 6:30 AM +00:00

15 months after the election, Newsweek posted this.

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig penned an essay in October outlining a series of hypothetical scenarios that could take place were an ongoing probe to find evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia ahead of the election.
replies 273Jan 18, 2018 10:06 AM +00:00

There are 27 U.S. states at least partly north of the southernmost part of Canada. Of these, 13 states are entirely north of Canada's southern most point of land. Seattle, Portland OR Billings and Fargo are north of Toronto.

replies 274Jan 18, 2018 5:39 PM +00:00

Do you mean CITIES, r274, and not states? How could over half of US states be partly north of Canada’s southernmost point? I’m guessing that was a typo.

replies 275Jan 18, 2018 9:18 PM +00:00

r275....nope, theyre right....look at a map of the US

replies 276Jan 18, 2018 9:23 PM +00:00

Speaking of oddities along the US and Canadian borders, Minnesota's Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of the 49th parallel.
replies 277Jan 18, 2018 10:03 PM +00:00
Angela Lansbury thinks getting raped is the result of making oneself "attractive".

OK! I’m gonna tart myself up a go out tonight!

replies 278Jan 18, 2018 10:44 PM +00:00

That's not very politically correct of you Rose Marie.

--posting from the 70s with a 2018 sensibility
replies 279Jan 18, 2018 10:59 PM +00:00

Amanda Peet looks like horse face Maria Shriver....and is a star (of sorts)
replies 280Jan 18, 2018 11:15 PM +00:00

Eventually......long after humans are gone.....Los Angeles will be due west of San Francisco.

replies 281Jan 19, 2018 1:16 AM +00:00

The Gregorian calendar was promoted by the Pope Gregory. When it was introduced in Europe, they eliminated a number of calendar days to reset the calendar with respect to the seasons. There were street riots because people thought that the Pope was shortening their lives.

I can’t vouch for the truthiness here, though.

replies 282Jan 20, 2018 7:05 PM +00:00

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

replies 283Jan 20, 2018 7:19 PM +00:00

Current 2018 winter flu vaccines are only 10% effective.

--Yet Big Pharma keeps promulgating the drug
replies 284Jan 20, 2018 8:05 PM +00:00

The Delaware Wedge was a disputed piece of land, barely more than 1 square mile in area, that wasn't officially resolved until 1921. Up until then it had been a sort of a lawless no-man's land.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, my home sweet home, is home to its fair share of oddities (see exhibits A, B, C and D). But one of the strangest stories involves our southern border and the controversy that surrounded it for more than a century. The Wedge, also known as the Delaware Wedge is a 1.068 square-mile, roughly triangular chunk of land that sits at the point where Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland all bump up against each other. Born of the shortcomings of a survey to settle another border
replies 285Jan 20, 2018 8:38 PM +00:00

And God said, “Let there be light, and there was light!”. Isn’t that a poetic and beautiful way of describing the Big Bang? Something incomprehensibly big, from nothing, all in an instant?

replies 286Jan 21, 2018 3:47 AM +00:00

People in the Northwest US seem to like to point out that Portland, Oregon is north of Portland, Maine. Maine has more vampires, though, per census data.

replies 287Jan 21, 2018 3:49 AM +00:00

Thx for the opportunity OP. My father IS a star, and he sexually assaulted me.

replies 288Jan 21, 2018 3:56 AM +00:00

R34, R35, & R37: They were the Denisovans

replies 289Jan 21, 2018 4:15 AM +00:00

The census counts vampires?

replies 290Jan 21, 2018 8:13 AM +00:00

Of course, R290.

replies 291Jan 21, 2018 5:48 PM +00:00

And witches, r290.

replies 292Jan 21, 2018 7:06 PM +00:00

If you’ve ever been to Collinsport, ME, well, then you’d probably be a vampire already. The place is lousy with them. You can’t swing a bat without hitting one!

--See what I did there?
replies 293Jan 22, 2018 9:26 AM +00:00

If Hughie Auchincloss married Gore Vidal’s mother and also married Jacqueline Bouvier’s mother, which he did, were Jackie & Gore step-siblings ?

The anecdotes about Jackie in Vidal’s Palimpsest are some of the best in that book.

He actually calls her “a woman who never did a single thing for another human being besides her children!”

replies 294Jan 22, 2018 1:36 PM +00:00

Koreans do not have the gene that is linked to underarm stink/smell. Trying to find underarm deodorant in Korea is a near impossible mission. True fact not bullshitting.

replies 295Jan 22, 2018 2:49 PM +00:00

A link on the subject

Mr. Fu exaggerates, but he’s not completely wrong. It’s not that Asians don’t have sweat glands under their arms; the difference is that they have markedly fewer apocrine glands t…
The Straight Dope
replies 296Jan 22, 2018 3:06 PM +00:00

I just found this out after my father in law died last month:

Jewish men named Cohen are not allowed to enter a funeral chapel unless the dead body inside is one of his closest relatives. Because they are the "priestly class" they cannot defile themselves by being in the same building as a corpse unless the corpse is of a father, mother, brother, unmarried sister or child. According to Torah, a Cohen was not allowed to defile himself by being in the same building as his wife's corpse, but he is permitted by rabbinical order.

My husband's mothers cousin is orthodox and married to a Cohen. She came into the funeral chapel where my father in law was laid out, but her husband waited outside in the car.

Also -- no flowers are allowed on Jewish graves. You can only put small stones atop the headstone.

replies 297Jan 25, 2018 1:47 PM +00:00

Due to global warming and the 'heat island effect' (the larger the city, the more heat is retained in all the concrete and blacktop), there are now avocado trees fruiting in London.
replies 298Jan 25, 2018 3:37 PM +00:00

"Also -- no flowers are allowed on Jewish graves. You can only put small stones atop the headstone."

That's 'cause stones cost way less than flowers.

Sorry—I just had to say that. If I hadn't somebody else would have, only in not as nice a manner, I bet.

--NOT Andy Cohen
replies 299Jan 25, 2018 4:59 PM +00:00

Vatican City has a private telescope for the the Pope. .

replies 300Jan 25, 2018 8:40 PM +00:00
Current 2018 winter flu vaccines are only 10% effective.

Interesting, but for me closer to believable than mind-blowing. I was asked four times -- twice at reception, twice by my doctor -- if I wanted a flu shot when I came in for a physical in October. I declined every time, and on the fourth time my doctor actually was apologetic and admitted the flu vaccine from last year had a low rate of effectiveness. I was very surprised: he's an outspoken physician who knows his stuff and is definitely not a pill-pusher nor even one to recommend supplements but for him to be that candid about a vaccine offering that crowded the clinic's lobby with believers wowed me.

replies 301Jan 25, 2018 8:52 PM +00:00

I posted that 10% vaccine effectiveness message. That's been the approximate rate of effectiveness for the past 10 years. They can't keep up with the virus mutations but I think they promote the vaccine jabs to try reassure the populace that "things are under control".

I keep read about people dying from the flu every day. People of all age ages. Now apparently, there's a measles outbreak in the U.K.

I think it's a losing battle as the viruses become ever more virulent and more and more people will succumb to complex infections associated with the flu.

The other problem is that health authorities aren't really advising the public on how really dangerous these flu epidemics are. When I used to work in an office, I'd see people plainly sick (bronchitis, flu, fever etc) come into the office each and every day and infect dozens of others. I know. I was one of them. The same colleague who REFUSED to stay home infected me twice. I was off work 3 weeks and out on antibiotics and a puffer. My face was so swollen, my eyes barely open, worst experience. My lungs were so congested my doctor almost diagnosed with COPD but I told I don't smoke.

So yeah, no one knows (or wants) how to properly inform the public about the extent of these flu epidemics. Right now, in Nova Scotia, the head of ER in a major hospital is seeing a 50% spike in flu-ridden cases overwhelming ER due to the shortage crisis of doctors. This will only get worse.

Health care just can't keep up.

replies 302Jan 25, 2018 9:11 PM +00:00
The other problem is that health authorities aren't really advising the public on how really dangerous these flu epidemics are.
no one knows (or wants) how to properly inform the public about the extent of these flu epidemics.


Up above are what I find more mind-blowing than the low effectiveness rate of annual flu vaccine.

replies 303Jan 26, 2018 5:46 AM +00:00

What Vidal said about Jackie is the highest compliment he could have given her. All children should be so lucky. That is a parent's primary concern above all others.

And it's astonishing the number of parents who can't be bothered.

As for Vidal he left nothing to members of his family or caregivers when he died leaving everything to Harvard which hardly needed it when he was so disparaging and contemptuous of higher learning during his life.

His behavior was rotten. And I had been a great admirer even when I didn't agree with him.

replies 304Jan 26, 2018 6:12 AM +00:00

I'm Emma's panties Peyton used to frame the retard.

replies 305Jan 26, 2018 9:03 AM +00:00

General Hospital scored higher Nielsen ratings in the early 80s than the top rated current prime time shows do today, like The Big Bang Theory or Sunday Night Football.

replies 306Jan 26, 2018 9:20 AM +00:00

R275 - I count 19 states, visually. not 25.

replies 307Jan 26, 2018 9:29 AM +00:00

R43 More people speak Ingrish in China than in the U.S.


replies 308Jan 28, 2018 4:06 PM +00:00

Hillary Clinton has never lost the popular vote in any election she's ever run in.

replies 309Jan 28, 2018 4:09 PM +00:00

Old Gore had a murder's heart. 'Couldn't write fiction for candy, and he knew it. Wonderful essayist, however.

replies 310Jan 28, 2018 4:18 PM +00:00


replies 311Jan 28, 2018 4:18 PM +00:00

A space-time oriented two-fer for you all.

1) Around nearly every star in the universe there are planets. 2) This impacts the Drake Equation - in fact many of the unknown variables are now able to be properly filled in. If you're not familiar, the Drake equation is an estimate of the number of intelligent species int he universe. It takes the form:
replies 312Jan 28, 2018 4:33 PM +00:00

So what does N calculate to, based on current knowledge?

replies 313Jan 28, 2018 7:57 PM +00:00

A WWII vet (now long gone) once told me that some combat soldiers in Europe become so addicted to killing that even when the war ended, would stalk and kill civilians. I guessed he might be referring to himself and became frightened. "Horrors of War" indeed.

replies 314Jan 29, 2018 7:11 AM +00:00


replies 315Jan 29, 2018 7:12 AM +00:00
The Kielce Pogrom was an outbreak of violence against the Jewish community centre's gathering of refugees in the city of Kielce, Poland on 4 July 1946 by Polish soldiers, police officers, and civilians during which 42 Jews were killed and more than 40 were wounded. Polish courts later tried and executed nine of the attackers in connection with the incident.

This is a year AFTER WWII ended. You’d think that the Holocaust would have been enough scapegoating for a generation, but I guess not.
replies 316Jan 29, 2018 7:41 AM +00:00

R134, I’ve only recently learned that in WWII, US and other allied troops often didn’t have the means to secure German prisoners as the troops advanced. They’d interrogate the captured soldiers to see if they knew anything useful, then shoot then in cold blood.

Before 2000 or so, Hollywood war movies would NEVER depict this kind of thing, but it’s creeping into moves made more recently.

replies 317Jan 29, 2018 7:55 AM +00:00
Old Gore had a murderer's heart. Couldn't write fiction for candy, and he knew it. Wonderful essayist, however.

In a lateish Q&A Vidal answered the question, 'What is your greatest achievement?' by saying, 'That I managed never to kill anyone.'

A measure of flippancy perhaps, with a larger measure of self-knowledge.

replies 318Jan 29, 2018 7:59 AM +00:00

“Despacito” was the top song of 2017.

replies 319Jan 29, 2018 8:14 AM +00:00

NO medical organization recommends taking a multi-vitamin a day. It's all a marketing gimmick. Unless you have a known vitamin deficiency, a multi-vit will do nothing to enhance your health. In fact, it could very well harm you.

replies 320Jan 29, 2018 8:29 AM +00:00

98% of thread readers held their nose after reading R4.

replies 321Jan 29, 2018 8:43 AM +00:00
98% of thread readers held their nose after reading [R4].

and the other 2% just did.

replies 322Jan 29, 2018 8:51 AM +00:00

I worked as a design and construction engineer at a submarine shipyard. Much of the SECRET info that I was privy to at the time can now be found on Wikipedia.

replies 323Jan 29, 2018 9:28 AM +00:00

Thinking on this further, I remember the vet also told me some of these men were found out, hospitalized, and never released, that they operated in the chaotic days immediately following the war; everyone was de-mobilized and sent home quickly anyway. He also mentioned serial raping. When you hear about combat vets not talking about their experiences, ou. get a btter idea why. This ONE guy was the exception in many interviews.

replies 324Jan 29, 2018 9:43 AM +00:00


replies 325Jan 29, 2018 9:44 AM +00:00

R317 I read about a guy who removed waste from rural septic tanks who said he knew first-hand those multi-vitamin pills mostly pass straight through our bodies undigested.

replies 326Jan 29, 2018 9:53 AM +00:00

R326, I don’t believe that. I take vitamins daily and have never shit one out.

replies 327Jan 29, 2018 5:16 PM +00:00
R294 He actually calls her “a woman who never did a single thing for another human being besides her children!”

It's always been weird to me that Jackie Kennedy Onasis is held up as some kind of national heroine.

She was a breathy socialite who married rich men. And she was such a grabby shopaholic she cajoled her father-in-law into funding her enormous clothes budget when JFK balked. (I wonder if she slept with him, too?)

Smart, but selfcentered to the extreme.
replies 328Jan 29, 2018 7:08 PM +00:00

There are bottoms in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.

replies 329Jan 29, 2018 8:02 PM +00:00

R329 It fell flat because you didn't check your sentence.

replies 330Jan 29, 2018 8:49 PM +00:00

Less than 5% of the oceans have been explored by humans, meaning we have nooooo idea what kinda monsters could be living there.
replies 331Mar 2, 2018 3:48 PM +00:00

If he hadn't fucked it up it would have been funny.

replies 332Mar 2, 2018 5:13 PM +00:00

r331 apparently didn't see "The Shape of Water."

replies 333Mar 2, 2018 5:55 PM +00:00
Around nearly every star in the universe there are planets. 2) This impacts the Drake Equation

Possibly but not confirmed by any means.

Kepler scouted stars more than a thousand light-years away in a patch of sky within the constellations Cygnus, Lyra and Draco. So far, scientists have confirmed 2,341 exoplanets circling stars in Kepler’s original pool of some 170,000 targets. Another 4,496 candidate planets are pending.

Of the confirmed exoplanets less than twice Earth-size in the habitable zone, they found 30 worlds, out of 170,000 stars..

A little too soon to get carried away with Drake.

Launching in April on a two-year primary mission, the observatory could ultimately discover 20,000 planets—some of which could be much like our own
Scientific American
replies 334Mar 2, 2018 7:04 PM +00:00

R334 Of the confirmed exoplanets less than twice Earth-size in the habitable zone, they found 30 worlds, out of 170,000 stars.. A little too soon to get carried away with Drake.

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replies 335Mar 2, 2018 9:40 PM +00:00

Many of the stars you're looking at in the night sky have already died.

replies 336Mar 2, 2018 9:49 PM +00:00

Not actually true, 336.

replies 337Mar 2, 2018 10:03 PM +00:00

Trump is actually a traitor and the Republicans in congress don't care. That kind of blows my mind.

replies 338Mar 2, 2018 10:06 PM +00:00

R41 is lying...for some reason.

replies 339Mar 2, 2018 10:12 PM +00:00

A little more on astronomy, Andromeda is 2.5 million light years away so is too dim to really distinguished with the eye. But if it was a bit brighter you would see this.
replies 340Mar 2, 2018 10:18 PM +00:00

Very good, R333.

replies 341Mar 2, 2018 10:21 PM +00:00

In the last 2,200 years, from when they were first charted, your astrological sign has shifted.

You're not really born under the sign you think you were.


Your horoscope can't possibly be right, becaue the zodiac constellations have shifted over time..
Live Science
replies 342Mar 2, 2018 11:34 PM +00:00

You have never seen a picture of the Milky Way galaxy.

You can google "Milky Way" images and see TONS of pictures of galaxies... not one of them is a picture of the Milky Way. We can't ever see it, because we are inside it.

replies 343Mar 3, 2018 11:58 AM +00:00
Many of the stars you're looking at in the night sky have already died.

This is also true when looking at TCM.

replies 344Mar 3, 2018 12:14 PM +00:00

More than three-quarters of all volcanic activity on earth happens deep in the oceans and is rarely if ever seen by people.

replies 345Mar 3, 2018 12:15 PM +00:00

Score it, R344! You win!

replies 346Mar 3, 2018 4:14 PM +00:00