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Re: Nice Little Facts
« Reply #150 on: July 01, 2014, 04:33:23 PM »
The name Australia comes from the Latin Terra Australis Incognito which means the Unknown Southern Land.

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« Reply #151 on: July 01, 2014, 05:08:42 PM »
Anything that contains “natural and artificial strawberry flavors” also contains castoreum, a liquid extracted from beaver anal glands. That’s what gives strawberry-flavored foods their punch.

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Amazing , there must be enormous beaver farms all across the country in order to support all the strawberry flavored items in the market place

Trucks filled with beaver anal glands on their way to production plants everywhere to make our jam and cookies and strawberry soda and chewing gum and ice cream

All made possible by beaver anal glands

Chances are most of us have never , nor will ever ingest this seldom used substance

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« Reply #152 on: July 01, 2014, 05:52:01 PM »
The first person to descend Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive was a woman named Annie Edson Taylor.  She did so on her 63rd birthday in 1901.

The last to try and fail was at about 6 this morning. Seems like Niagara EMS is picking bodies out of the Niagara River daily this summer.


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« Reply #153 on: July 01, 2014, 05:54:54 PM »
The last to try and fail was at about 6 this morning. Seems like Niagara EMS is picking bodies out of the Niagara River daily this summer.

Are these suicides widely reported? I know that suicide attempts off our largest bridge occur often but are never reported. I only know this because a cousin of a friend committed suicide this way and my friend was told of the numbers by the police investigating.

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« Reply #154 on: July 01, 2014, 06:02:20 PM »
Are these suicides widely reported? I know that suicide attempts off our largest bridge occur often but are never reported. I only know this because a cousin of a friend committed suicide this way and my friends was told of the numbers by the police investigating.

No, it is like suicides in subways in most cities. They try to avoid the copycats.
The problem here is that there are 3 casinos close to the falls. The 2 Canadian ones are a short (final) walk for the depressed.

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« Reply #155 on: July 01, 2014, 06:07:47 PM »
No, it is like suicides in subways in most cities. They try to avoid the copycats.
The problem here is that there are 3 casinos close to the falls. The 2 Canadian ones are a short (final) walk for the depressed.

I guess there was a reason why none of the hotels in Vegas have windows that open or balconies.

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« Reply #156 on: July 01, 2014, 06:09:57 PM »
I guess there was a reason why none of the hotels in Vegas have windows that open or balconies.

its 112 degrees outside. there is a 20mph wind.  do you really want to open a window or go out on a balcony?

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« Reply #157 on: July 01, 2014, 07:00:15 PM »
It takes 40 muscles to frown and just 4 to pull a trigger.

Am I going to Hell because I read this and laughed until my sides hurt??
 :o

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« Reply #158 on: July 01, 2014, 07:18:33 PM »
Am I going to Hell because I read this and laughed until my sides hurt??
 :o

Most likely your membership and participation on this forum sealed your fate. :P

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« Reply #159 on: July 01, 2014, 08:57:18 PM »
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.


Why.............that's.......................................amazing!

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« Reply #160 on: July 01, 2014, 09:12:58 PM »
Most likely your membership and participation on this forum sealed your fate. :P

Oh, yeah.  That.

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« Reply #161 on: July 01, 2014, 09:14:00 PM »
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.


Why.............that's.......................................amazing!

I thought that was just a hockey mask.  Oh, wait.  That was the other one.... ;)

Re: Nice Little Facts
« Reply #162 on: July 01, 2014, 09:28:43 PM »
Anything that contains “natural and artificial strawberry flavors” also contains castoreum, a liquid extracted from beaver anal glands. That’s what gives strawberry-flavored foods their punch.

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I'm suddenly overjoyed that I've always hated artificial strawberry. 

Red M&M's get their pigment from some bug they grind into a powder.

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« Reply #163 on: July 01, 2014, 09:37:25 PM »
The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

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« Reply #164 on: July 01, 2014, 10:36:10 PM »
The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

     I would have guessed 2014, housing project in Chicago.

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« Reply #165 on: July 01, 2014, 10:59:39 PM »
Anything that contains “natural and artificial strawberry flavors” also contains castoreum, a liquid extracted from beaver anal glands. That’s what gives strawberry-flavored foods their punch.

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true... but not so much these days. hell of an item for ones resume... milker of castoreum.
http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/castoreum.asp

for the DIY crowd...


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« Reply #166 on: July 02, 2014, 01:08:45 AM »
A Galapagos tortoise that died in 2006 at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo was originally owned as a pet by Charles Darwin in 1835.

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« Reply #167 on: July 02, 2014, 01:27:55 AM »
The name Australia comes from the Latin Terra Australis Incognito which means the Unknown Southern Land.

 I didn't find out about 9/11 until three days after it happened.
Was dirt biking in northwest Australia, one of the least inhabited areas in the world.

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« Reply #168 on: July 02, 2014, 03:06:54 AM »
I'm suddenly overjoyed that I've always hated artificial strawberry. 

Red M&M's get their pigment from some bug they grind into a powder.

Cochineal.
 

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« Reply #169 on: July 02, 2014, 05:13:23 AM »
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts

Also, I will never eat Stawberry jello or a red m&m again.

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« Reply #170 on: July 02, 2014, 05:28:58 AM »
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts

Also, I will never eat Stawberry jello or a red m&m again.

Coward...all that extra protein.

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« Reply #171 on: July 02, 2014, 05:41:37 AM »
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts

Also, I will never eat Stawberry jello or a red m&m again.

I see it the opposite way. I love red M&Ms & strawberry jello. I now would like to sample the anal glands of more animals to see what delicious delicacies they will bring.

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« Reply #172 on: July 02, 2014, 05:58:13 AM »
Hmm, not sure if this is a factual picture:

edit: looks like the USDA has them labeled for export, will you be sampling these should they end up in your neck of the woods?


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« Reply #173 on: July 02, 2014, 06:11:16 AM »
Hmm, not sure if this is a factual picture:

edit: looks like the USDA has them labeled for export, will you be sampling these should they end up in your neck of the woods?

Hmmm, sausage casings??
 ::)

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« Reply #174 on: July 02, 2014, 06:23:09 AM »
I see it the opposite way. I love red M&Ms & strawberry jello. I now would like to sample the anal glands of more animals to see what delicious delicacies they will bring.


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« Reply #175 on: July 02, 2014, 06:50:28 AM »
Perhaps the cattle mutilators were just extreme foodies.

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« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2014, 09:34:26 AM »
Perhaps the cattle mutilators were just extreme foodies.
Perhaps the cattle mutilators were actually cannibalistic cows?

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« Reply #177 on: July 02, 2014, 10:58:39 AM »
No wonder I love strawberries.

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« Reply #178 on: July 02, 2014, 11:07:28 AM »
The 1912 Olympics included a dueling pistols event.

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« Reply #179 on: July 02, 2014, 11:12:24 AM »
Hmm, not sure if this is a factual picture:

edit: looks like the USDA has them labeled for export, will you be sampling these should they end up in your neck of the woods?

Does that mean some pork rectums have bones?  And if so, is a person who removes them called a pork rectum boner?