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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 10:27 AM +00:00

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

replies 2Dec 3, 2017 10:33 AM +00:00

Donald Trump is President

replies 3Dec 3, 2017 10:35 AM +00:00

You can't hum while holding your nose.

replies 4Dec 3, 2017 10:38 AM +00:00

Blondie Bumstead's maiden name is Boopadoop.

replies 5Dec 3, 2017 10:44 AM +00:00

Vaginas don't have teeth.

replies 6Dec 3, 2017 10:45 AM +00:00

There are more potential games of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
replies 7Dec 3, 2017 10:46 AM +00:00

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

replies 8Dec 3, 2017 10:47 AM +00:00

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

replies 9Dec 3, 2017 11:00 AM +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 11:18 AM +00:00

if you type into google search "do a barrel roll" the page will spin. Quotations marks not needed.
replies 11Dec 3, 2017 11:22 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 12Dec 3, 2017 11:27 AM +00:00

R4 I totally just tried it.

replies 13Dec 3, 2017 11:27 AM +00:00

R3 wins.

replies 14Dec 3, 2017 11:29 AM +00:00

Now see if you can lick your elbow R13

replies 15Dec 3, 2017 11:30 AM +00:00

I am 60.

replies 16Dec 3, 2017 11:31 AM +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 11:34 AM +00:00

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

replies 18Dec 3, 2017 11:36 AM +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 11:38 AM +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 11:40 AM +00:00

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

replies 21Dec 3, 2017 11:42 AM +00:00

FF R21

replies 22Dec 3, 2017 11:57 AM +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 12:01 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 12:09 PM +00:00

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

replies 25Dec 3, 2017 12:09 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 12:17 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 12:19 PM +00:00

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

replies 28Dec 3, 2017 12:20 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 12:36 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 12:39 PM +00:00

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

replies 31Dec 3, 2017 12:44 PM +00:00

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

replies 32Dec 3, 2017 12:57 PM +00:00

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

replies 33Dec 3, 2017 1:01 PM +00:00

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

replies 34Dec 3, 2017 1:10 PM +00:00

Those are called CHILDREN, r34.

replies 35Dec 3, 2017 1:18 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 1:25 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 1:26 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 1:30 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 1:32 PM +00:00

R35 lol

replies 40Dec 3, 2017 1:36 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 1:40 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 1:46 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 1:51 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 1:58 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 2:05 PM +00:00

There are 3,342 bones in your middle finger.

replies 46Dec 3, 2017 2:05 PM +00:00

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

replies 47Dec 3, 2017 2:06 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 2:13 PM +00:00

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

replies 49Dec 3, 2017 2:15 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 2:23 PM +00:00

How is that possible r46?

replies 51Dec 3, 2017 2:23 PM +00:00

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

replies 52Dec 3, 2017 2:26 PM +00:00

The center of the Universe cannot exist without edges.

replies 53Dec 3, 2017 2:42 PM +00:00

Thank you, R11.

Fuck you, R12!

replies 54Dec 3, 2017 2:58 PM +00:00

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

replies 55Dec 3, 2017 3:20 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 3:29 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 3:34 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 3:37 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 5:26 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 5:45 PM +00:00

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

replies 61Dec 4, 2017 3:49 AM +00:00

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

replies 62Dec 4, 2017 3:55 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 5:41 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 5:55 AM +00:00

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

replies 65Dec 4, 2017 6:07 AM +00:00

Bigfoot is real!

replies 66Dec 4, 2017 6:37 AM +00:00

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

replies 67Dec 4, 2017 6:47 AM +00:00

Fat hips sink ships.

--it's true cuz it's funny
replies 68Dec 4, 2017 6:49 AM +00:00

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

replies 69Dec 4, 2017 6:51 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 7:16 AM +00:00

The Voyager probes have been traveling outward for 40 years, and still haven't reached OUTER space.
replies 72Dec 4, 2017 7:17 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 7:26 AM +00:00

Elton John is a top.

replies 74Dec 4, 2017 7:40 AM +00:00

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

replies 75Dec 4, 2017 8:00 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 8:08 AM +00:00

r74 wins

replies 77Dec 4, 2017 8:13 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 8:36 AM +00:00

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

replies 79Dec 4, 2017 8:54 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 9:46 AM +00:00

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

replies 81Dec 4, 2017 10:06 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 10:08 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 10:15 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 10:17 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 10:21 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 10:24 AM +00:00
A cat was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Still more competent than the former mayor of Wasilla.

replies 87Dec 4, 2017 10:25 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 10:26 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 10:28 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 10:35 AM +00:00

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

replies 92Dec 4, 2017 10:55 AM +00:00

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

replies 93Dec 4, 2017 11:01 AM +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 11:04 AM +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 11:14 AM +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 11:22 AM +00:00

Emma Stone won an Oscar.

replies 97Dec 4, 2017 11:23 AM +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 11:41 AM +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 12:19 PM +00:00

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

replies 102Dec 4, 2017 1:46 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 1:47 PM +00:00
Emma Stone won an Oscar.

Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe.

replies 104Dec 4, 2017 2:10 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 2:16 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 2:33 PM +00:00

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

replies 107Dec 4, 2017 2:43 PM +00:00

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

replies 108Dec 4, 2017 2:47 PM +00:00

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

--M. Cho
replies 109Dec 4, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00

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

replies 110Dec 4, 2017 3:11 PM +00:00

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

--it's the roundness
replies 111Dec 4, 2017 3:16 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 3:22 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 3:23 PM +00:00

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

replies 114Dec 4, 2017 3:30 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 3:40 PM +00:00

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

replies 116Dec 4, 2017 3:41 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 3:45 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 3:50 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 3:50 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 4:26 PM +00:00

Coinslot anuses account for only 20% of anuses worldwide

replies 121Dec 4, 2017 4:53 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 5:34 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 5:42 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 5:52 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 9:16 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 9:55 PM +00:00

Republicans are the slimiest, most disgusting people on earth.

replies 128Dec 4, 2017 10:00 PM +00:00

Aw c'mon r120, it wasn't THAT bad...............was it?
--Miss Eikenberry
replies 129Dec 5, 2017 3:50 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 11:42 AM +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 11:47 AM +00:00

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

replies 132Dec 5, 2017 11:59 AM +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 12:03 PM +00:00

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy were all based on real residents of Chester, Illinois.
replies 134Dec 5, 2017 12:19 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 12:21 PM +00:00

Okay, R135's got to me.

That's wild.

replies 136Dec 5, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

i'm not sure i understood, R135

replies 137Dec 5, 2017 12:31 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 12:42 PM +00:00

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

replies 139Dec 5, 2017 1:08 PM +00:00

Donald Trump in POTUS.

replies 140Dec 5, 2017 1:12 PM +00:00

Oxford University was founded before the Aztec Empire began.

replies 141Dec 5, 2017 1:52 PM +00:00

Butter does not need refrigerator

replies 142Dec 5, 2017 2:03 PM +00:00

Infinity goes both ways: bigger, and smaller.

replies 143Dec 5, 2017 2:05 PM +00:00

R142, You Lie!

replies 144Dec 5, 2017 2:23 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 4:21 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 4:52 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 5:19 PM +00:00

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

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

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

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

Something something raisin brand

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

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.

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It's the art of the deal

--Stephen Moore
replies 156Dec 5, 2017 6:04 PM +00:00

R23 omg. That hurt my heart.

replies 157Dec 5, 2017 6:12 PM +00:00

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

replies 158Dec 5, 2017 6:19 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 6:26 PM +00:00

Meryl Streep is overrated.

--G, I mean anonymous
replies 160Dec 6, 2017 5:22 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 9:34 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 10:29 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 11:25 AM +00:00

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

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replies 164Dec 6, 2017 11:29 AM +00:00

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

--One whale, one special whale.....
replies 165Dec 6, 2017 11:35 AM +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 11:42 AM +00:00

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

replies 167Dec 6, 2017 12:39 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 12:53 PM +00:00

Sometimes when I fart, it doesn't stink.

replies 169Dec 6, 2017 12:57 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 1:05 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 1:07 PM +00:00

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

replies 172Dec 6, 2017 1:22 PM +00:00

Hardly mind blowing r172......

replies 173Dec 6, 2017 1:24 PM +00:00

R166 you done fucked up my brain.

replies 174Dec 6, 2017 2:28 PM +00:00
Hardly mind blowing [R172]......

Nor is R171.

replies 175Dec 6, 2017 2:50 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 2:51 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 3:04 PM +00:00

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

replies 178Dec 6, 2017 3:11 PM +00:00

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

replies 179Dec 6, 2017 3:27 PM +00:00

Singing is the control of exhaling air.

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Singing is the lowest form of communication.

--High Society Matron
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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 4:05 PM +00:00

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

replies 183Dec 6, 2017 4:16 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 4:53 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 4:59 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 6:20 PM +00:00

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

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An orange or

a porringer

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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.

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My chilver was silver.

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

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And the orange sporange.

replies 192Dec 6, 2017 7:22 PM +00:00

Those orange rhymes don't work at all.

They are working overtime to work and don't.

replies 193Dec 6, 2017 7:24 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 7:25 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 7:41 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 7:52 PM +00:00

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

replies 197Dec 6, 2017 7:55 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 7:59 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 8:04 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 8:09 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 8:10 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 8:10 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 8:13 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 8:19 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 8:47 PM +00:00

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

replies 206Dec 6, 2017 9:21 PM +00:00

Gays recruit straights.

replies 207Dec 6, 2017 9:32 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 6, 2017 11:25 PM +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 2:46 AM +00:00

Extrapolation, you ignunt gunt

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

--Vanessa Williams
replies 211Dec 7, 2017 2:52 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 3:05 AM +00:00

You can all go STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!

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It’s not our fault you’re stupid.

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

It should be 1:1.

--D. Trump
replies 215Dec 7, 2017 3:59 AM +00:00

MGM has more stars than there are in the heavens.

replies 216Dec 7, 2017 8:05 AM +00:00

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

replies 217Dec 7, 2017 10:30 AM +00:00

Nasa reinvented the wheel!

“NASA researchers have reinvented the wheel”
replies 218Dec 7, 2017 10:43 AM +00:00

Fascinating shit on this thread.

replies 219Dec 7, 2017 11:23 AM +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 12:30 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 2:23 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 2:28 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 2:38 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 3:39 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 5:31 PM +00:00

Angela Lansbury thinks getting raped is the result of making oneself "attractive".
replies 226Dec 7, 2017 5:53 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.

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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 7:53 PM +00:00

Deborah Kerr rhymes with STAR!

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

The otherwise gorgeous Cameron Diac reportedly has bad skin
replies 230Dec 7, 2017 8:35 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 8:40 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 9:34 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 10:16 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 10:24 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 1:24 PM +00:00

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

replies 236Dec 8, 2017 5:23 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 5:25 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 9:06 PM +00:00

The WOW signal remains unexplained.

replies 239Dec 9, 2017 12:00 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 12:13 AM +00:00

Taint hair cannot hold any odor whatsoever.

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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 1:25 AM +00:00

R231, you win the internet!

replies 243Dec 9, 2017 3:36 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 3:41 AM +00:00

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

--Long dicked man
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