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

by Anonymousreply 34603/03/2018

That's interesting about the stars in the sky. And the sand on the beach. Wow!!!!

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2017

Donald Trump is President

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2017

You can't hum while holding your nose.

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2017

Blondie Bumstead's maiden name is Boopadoop.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2017

Vaginas don't have teeth.

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2017

There are more potential games of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2017

if you type into google search "do a barrel roll" the page will spin. Quotations marks not needed.

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2017

R4 I totally just tried it.

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2017

R3 wins.

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2017

Now see if you can lick your elbow R13

by Anonymousreply 1512/03/2017

I am 60.

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2017

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!

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2017

FF R21

by Anonymousreply 2212/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2312/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2512/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2612/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2712/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2812/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2912/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3012/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3212/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3312/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3412/03/2017

Those are called CHILDREN, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3512/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3612/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3712/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3812/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3912/03/2017

R35 lol

by Anonymousreply 4012/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4112/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4212/03/2017

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

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

by Anonymousreply 4312/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4412/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4512/03/2017

There are 3,342 bones in your middle finger.

by Anonymousreply 4612/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4712/03/2017

[post redacted because independent.co.uk 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.]

by Anonymousreply 4812/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4912/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5012/03/2017

How is that possible r46?

by Anonymousreply 5112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5212/03/2017

The center of the Universe cannot exist without edges.

by Anonymousreply 5312/03/2017

Thank you, R11.

Fuck you, R12!

by Anonymousreply 5412/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5512/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5612/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5712/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5812/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5912/03/2017

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

Los Angeles is farther east than Reno, NV.

by Anonymousreply 6012/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 6312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6512/04/2017

Bigfoot is real!

by Anonymousreply 6612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6712/04/2017

Fat hips sink ships.

by Anonymousreply 6812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7012/04/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 7112/04/2017

The Voyager probes have been traveling outward for 40 years, and still haven't reached OUTER space.

by Anonymousreply 7212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7312/04/2017

Elton John is a top.

by Anonymousreply 7412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7512/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7612/04/2017

r74 wins

by Anonymousreply 7712/04/2017

[quote]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.

LIES!

by Anonymousreply 7812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7912/04/2017

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!

by Anonymousreply 8012/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 8212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 8312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 8412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8512/04/2017

[quote]The Voyager probes have been traveling outward for 40 years, and still haven't reached OUTER space.

Maybe they should've used Google Maps.

by Anonymousreply 8612/04/2017

[quote]A cat was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Still more competent than the former mayor of Wasilla.

by Anonymousreply 8712/04/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 8812/04/2017

Elvis Presley was a natural blond.

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

by Anonymousreply 8912/04/2017

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

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

by Anonymousreply 9012/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9512/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9612/04/2017

Emma Stone won an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 9712/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9912/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 10012/04/2017

[quote]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,

by Anonymousreply 10112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10212/04/2017

Kylie Jenners empire may be worth more than TRUMPS!

And she may also be richer than him too.

by Anonymousreply 10312/04/2017

[quote]Emma Stone won an Oscar.

Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe.

by Anonymousreply 10412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10512/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 10612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11012/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11212/04/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 11312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11512/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11612/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11712/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11812/04/2017

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

Unless I have a pussy

by Anonymousreply 11912/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12012/04/2017

Coinslot anuses account for only 20% of anuses worldwide

by Anonymousreply 12112/04/2017

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

by Anonymousreply 12212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12512/04/2017

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.”

by Anonymousreply 12612/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12712/04/2017

Republicans are the slimiest, most disgusting people on earth.

by Anonymousreply 12812/04/2017

Aw c'mon r120, it wasn't THAT bad...............was it?

by Anonymousreply 12912/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13012/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13112/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13212/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13312/05/2017

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy were all based on real residents of Chester, Illinois.

by Anonymousreply 13412/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13512/05/2017

Okay, R135's got to me.

That's wild.

by Anonymousreply 13612/05/2017

i'm not sure i understood, R135

by Anonymousreply 13712/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13812/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13912/05/2017

Donald Trump in POTUS.

by Anonymousreply 14012/05/2017

Oxford University was founded before the Aztec Empire began.

by Anonymousreply 14112/05/2017

Butter does not need refrigerator

by Anonymousreply 14212/05/2017

Infinity goes both ways: bigger, and smaller.

by Anonymousreply 14312/05/2017

R142, You Lie!

by Anonymousreply 14412/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 14512/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 14612/05/2017

When did DL turn into Reddit?

by Anonymousreply 14712/05/2017
by Anonymousreply 14812/05/2017
by Anonymousreply 14912/05/2017

There are more atoms in a grain of sand than there are grains of sand on Earth.

by Anonymousreply 15012/05/2017

Guess.

by Anonymousreply 15112/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15212/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15312/05/2017

Something something raisin brand

by Anonymousreply 15412/05/2017

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.

by Anonymousreply 15512/05/2017

It's the art of the deal

by Anonymousreply 15612/05/2017

R23 omg. That hurt my heart.

by Anonymousreply 15712/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15812/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15912/05/2017

Meryl Streep is overrated.

by Anonymousreply 16012/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16112/06/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 16212/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 16312/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16412/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16512/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 16612/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16712/06/2017

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

California has more people than all of Canada.

by Anonymousreply 16812/06/2017

Sometimes when I fart, it doesn't stink.

by Anonymousreply 16912/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17012/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 17112/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17212/06/2017

Hardly mind blowing r172......

by Anonymousreply 17312/06/2017

R166 you done fucked up my brain.

by Anonymousreply 17412/06/2017

[quote]Hardly mind blowing [R172]......

Nor is R171.

by Anonymousreply 17512/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 17612/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 17712/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17812/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17912/06/2017

Singing is the control of exhaling air.

by Anonymousreply 18012/06/2017

Singing is the lowest form of communication.

by Anonymousreply 18112/06/2017

Yeah that Buttercup is surprising.

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

by Anonymousreply 18212/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 18312/06/2017

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

Purple, Silver and Orange

by Anonymousreply 18412/06/2017

[quote]Purple, Silver and Orange

I beg to differ.

"Roses are red and violets are purple.

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

by Anonymousreply 18512/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 18612/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 18712/06/2017

An orange or

a porringer

by Anonymousreply 18812/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 18912/06/2017

My chilver was silver.

by Anonymousreply 19012/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19112/06/2017

And the orange sporange.

by Anonymousreply 19212/06/2017

Those orange rhymes don't work at all.

They are working overtime to work and don't.

by Anonymousreply 19312/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 19412/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 19512/06/2017

"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.

by Anonymousreply 19612/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19712/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19812/06/2017

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).

by Anonymousreply 19912/06/2017

The largest land organism is a fungus in Oregon.

by Anonymousreply 20012/06/2017

"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.

by Anonymousreply 20112/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 20212/06/2017

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....

by Anonymousreply 20312/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 20412/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 20512/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20612/06/2017

Gays recruit straights.

by Anonymousreply 20712/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20812/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20912/07/2017

Extrapolation, you ignunt gunt

by Anonymousreply 21012/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 21112/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 21212/07/2017

You can all go STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!

by Anonymousreply 21312/07/2017

It’s not our fault you’re stupid.

by Anonymousreply 21412/07/2017

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

It should be 1:1.

by Anonymousreply 21512/07/2017

MGM has more stars than there are in the heavens.

by Anonymousreply 21612/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 21712/07/2017

Nasa reinvented the wheel!

by Anonymousreply 21812/07/2017

Fascinating shit on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 21912/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 22012/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 22112/07/2017

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

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 22212/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 22312/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 22412/07/2017

[quote][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.

by Anonymousreply 22512/07/2017

Angela Lansbury thinks getting raped is the result of making oneself "attractive".

by Anonymousreply 22612/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 22712/07/2017

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 22812/07/2017

Deborah Kerr rhymes with STAR!

by Anonymousreply 22912/07/2017

The otherwise gorgeous Cameron Diac reportedly has bad skin

by Anonymousreply 23012/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 23112/07/2017

[quote]OR expelling tens of thousands of stars from the galaxies into the loneliness of space as orphans of the universe

Now I’m depressed.

by Anonymousreply 23212/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 23312/07/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 23412/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 23512/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 23612/08/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 23712/08/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 23812/08/2017

The WOW signal remains unexplained.

by Anonymousreply 23912/09/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 24012/09/2017

Taint hair cannot hold any odor whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 24112/09/2017

R239

by Anonymousreply 24212/09/2017

R231, you win the internet!

by Anonymousreply 24312/09/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 24412/09/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 24512/09/2017

R241, total bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 24612/12/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 24712/12/2017

R165, What's the word, hummingbird?

by Anonymousreply 24812/12/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 24901/14/2018

You can 𝐍𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑 have enough hats, gloves and shoes.

by Anonymousreply 25001/14/2018

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

Wrong

by Anonymousreply 25101/14/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 25201/14/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 25301/14/2018

Ed McMahon's laugh was pre-recorded.

by Anonymousreply 25401/14/2018

Rhymes with orange ...

by Anonymousreply 25501/14/2018

[quote] “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.

by Anonymousreply 25601/15/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 25701/15/2018

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."

by Anonymousreply 25801/15/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 25901/15/2018

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!

by Anonymousreply 26001/15/2018

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 26101/15/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 26201/15/2018

I get Phyllis George and Lynda Day George mixed up.

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

by Anonymousreply 26301/15/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 26401/15/2018

Mayor Stubbs passed away? Noooooo!!

by Anonymousreply 26501/16/2018

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

We're worth more than that.

by Anonymousreply 26601/16/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 26701/16/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 26801/16/2018

^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.

by Anonymousreply 26901/16/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 27001/16/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 27101/16/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 27201/18/2018

15 months after the election, Newsweek posted this.

by Anonymousreply 27301/18/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 27401/18/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 27501/18/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 27601/18/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 27701/18/2018

[quote] Angela Lansbury thinks getting raped is the result of making oneself "attractive".

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

by Anonymousreply 27801/18/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 27901/18/2018

Amanda Peet looks like horse face Maria Shriver....and is a star (of sorts)

by Anonymousreply 28001/18/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 28101/19/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 28201/20/2018

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

by Anonymousreply 28301/20/2018

Current 2018 winter flu vaccines are only 10% effective.

by Anonymousreply 28401/20/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 28501/20/2018

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?

by Anonymousreply 28601/21/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 28701/21/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 28801/21/2018

R34, R35, & R37: They were the Denisovans

by Anonymousreply 28901/21/2018

The census counts vampires?

by Anonymousreply 29001/21/2018

Of course, R290.

by Anonymousreply 29101/21/2018

And witches, r290.

by Anonymousreply 29201/21/2018

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!

by Anonymousreply 29301/22/2018

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!”

by Anonymousreply 29401/22/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 29501/22/2018

A link on the subject

by Anonymousreply 29601/22/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 29701/25/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 29801/25/2018

"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.

by Anonymousreply 29901/25/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 30001/25/2018

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 30101/25/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 30201/25/2018

[quote] The other problem is that health authorities aren't really advising the public on how really dangerous these flu epidemics are.

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 30301/26/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 30401/26/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 30501/26/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 30601/26/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 30701/26/2018

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

FIFY.

by Anonymousreply 30801/28/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 30901/28/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 31001/28/2018

^murderer's*

by Anonymousreply 31101/28/2018

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:

by Anonymousreply 31201/28/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 31301/28/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 31401/29/2018

became*

by Anonymousreply 31501/29/2018

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 31601/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 31701/29/2018

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 31801/29/2018

“Despacito” was the top song of 2017.

by Anonymousreply 31901/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 32001/29/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 32101/29/2018

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

and the other 2% just did.

by Anonymousreply 32201/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 32301/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 32401/29/2018

^R314

by Anonymousreply 32501/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 32601/29/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 32701/29/2018

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 32801/29/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 32901/29/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 33001/29/2018

Less than 5% of the oceans have been explored by humans, meaning we have nooooo idea what kinda monsters could be living there.

by Anonymousreply 33103/02/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 33203/02/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 33303/02/2018

[quote] Around nearly every star in the universe there are planets. 2) This impacts the Drake Equation

Possibly but not confirmed by any means.

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 33403/02/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 33503/02/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 33603/02/2018

Not actually true, 336.

by Anonymousreply 33703/02/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 33803/02/2018

R41 is lying...for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 33903/02/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 34003/02/2018

Very good, R333.

by Anonymousreply 34103/02/2018

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.

[bold]#MindBlown

by Anonymousreply 34203/02/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 34303/03/2018

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

This is also true when looking at TCM.

by Anonymousreply 34403/03/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 34503/03/2018

Score it, R344! You win!

by Anonymousreply 34603/03/2018
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