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    Default Little-Known Historical and Scientific Facts

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart weighed 44 pounds at birth.

    Centipedes have an I.Q. of 60.

    Pope Pius XVIII invented connect-the-dots pictures.

    You can tell if a pearl is real by burying it in pig manure, which is the origin of the adage "Cast not your pearls before swine..."

    Former president Jimmy Carter is the only ex-president ever to kill a gorilla with his bare hands.

    A camel is actually a type of mollusk.

    Due to a clerical error, the state of Iowa accidentally joined the Soviet Union in 1951.

    If you drop a raisin in a glass of milk, it will explode.

    The comic strip character 'Popeye' is a real person.

    Moses invented brass knuckles.

    Chimpanzees can fly for short distances.

    The Korean War was fought in Canada.

    Sir Isaac Newton had two tongues.

    The "Hokey Pokey" is actually the traditional wedding ceremony of Kuala Lampur.



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    Joseph Pujol ( better known as Le Petomane)



    Born in Marseilles, France in 1857 Joseph Pujol eventually became one of the most unique performers ever to grace a stage.

    Legend has is that one day, while swimming, Pujol discovered his unique ability. As he took a deep breath before submerging, he felt water enter his rear. He soon discovered that, with abdominal control, he could deliberately suck water in through his anus and project it back out with great force. Further experimentation led him to discover that he could also do the same with air and, by varying pressures, he could produce distinct notes.

    Pujol became the first flatulence musician. It was a skill that eventually made him the most well-known and highest paid entertainer in all of France.

    Billed as ‘Le Pétomane’, Pujol began his career as a comedy act in 1887 at the age of 30. However, encouraged by success in his native Marseilles, Pujol began to take his ability seriously and within five years he was headlining the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

    On stage, dressed in a fine red coat and black britches, Le Pétomane began each performance by explained to his audience that his emissions were odorless. After reassuring the masses, he would launch into his act. He would start with a comedy series of what he called ‘fart impressions’. He would emit a tiny toot, label it as the fart of a ‘new bride’, then flap a thunderous emission and label it as the same bride a week into the marriage. He did impressions of famous people, squeezed out a ten-second long squeaker, and then blew out candles using nothing by the gases emitted from his posterior.

    For his finale Le Pétomane inserted a rubber tube into his anus, attached an ocarina to the end of the hose, and played popular tunes while inviting the audience to sing along.

    He was a great success at the Moulin Rouge and eventually opened his own theater where he continued to perform until his popularity waned during WWI. He retired from show business in 1914 and in 1945 Joseph Pujol passed away at the age of eighty-eight.

    Following his death, medical schools in Paris clamored to examine the late Le Pétomane's famous anus. The family declined all inquires stating ‘there are some things in this life which simply must be treated with reverence.’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Former president Jimmy Carter is the only ex-president ever to kill a gorilla with his bare hands.
    And Republicans have the nerve to call him a "pussy"??

    Due to a clerical error, the state of Iowa accidentally joined the Soviet Union in 1951.
    After the 2004 caucus, I'm not that surprised.

    If you drop a raisin in a glass of milk, it will explode.
    I'm calling bullshit on this one, or they would have pulled Raisin Bran off the shelves years ago.

    The comic strip character 'Popeye' is a real person.
    Are his arms really fucked up like that?

    Moses invented brass knuckles.
    Then why didn't he just beat the crap out of the Pharoah instead of wasting time with all those plagues?

    Chimpanzees can fly for short distances.
    Apparently so......
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    ALEX IS GOD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    The comic strip character 'Popeye' is a real person
    Are his arms really fucked up like that?

    Chimpanzees can fly for short distances.
    Apparently so......
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    I think FORD's got you with that Raisin Bran thing. And what did Mozart's mother look like?
    Mr. Horseradish courtesy of the International Horseradish Council and Brett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Chimpanzees can fly for short distances.

    Apparently so......



    A camel is actually a type of mollusk.
    Mollusk with cats as his toes, mmm

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    The 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan broke the so-called "20-year curse," in which every president elected in a year ending in 0 died in office.
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Default More Little-Known Facts

    The iguana is the only animal to appear on the national flag of more than ten countries.

    Babe Ruth, for luck, would eat a handful of night crawlers before each at-bat.

    King Arthur was born in Nevada.

    In the Bible, the book of Daniel contains the first recorded appearance of the word 'dude'.

    If you run out of money in Sicily, a hawk of phlegm is actually legal currency worth 40 lira.

    Among his other inventions, Benjamin Franklin invented the iPod. But the servers at the time were too slow to make file-sharing practical.

    Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane" was actually filmed in color. The sets were painted black and white and the actors wore makeup.

    Giraffe venom is one of the ingredients in Nougat.

    The 'Gravity Bong' was invented by NASA for use during the Apollo 17 mission.

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    - The human head weighs 8 pounds!
    - To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles
    - Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
    - In Bahrain, a male gynecologist can only examine a woman's private parts through a mirror.
    - Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    The 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan broke the so-called "20-year curse," in which every president elected in a year ending in 0 died in office.
    Only because Poppy's hitman had bad aim.

    We don't know whether the curse is broken, since the President elected in 2000 hasn't yet taken office. Maybe that's why he's not sure he wants to run again?

    Guess we'll find out sometime after 2020 whether or not this thing still applies.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Only because Poppy's hitman had bad aim.

    We don't know whether the curse is broken, since the President elected in 2000 hasn't yet taken office. Maybe that's why he's not sure he wants to run again?

    Guess we'll find out sometime after 2020 whether or not this thing still applies.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Only because Poppy's hitman had bad aim.

    We don't know whether the curse is broken, since the President elected in 2000 hasn't yet taken office. Maybe that's why he's not sure he wants to run again?

    Guess we'll find out sometime after 2020 whether or not this thing still applies.....
    Ford, apparently you have no grasp on our election system and the electoral college. GW won fair and square--even after independant recounts. Get over it.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Ford, apparently you have no grasp on our election system and the electoral college. GW won fair and square--even after independant recounts. Get over it.
    The only vote Chimpy won was a 5-4 Supreme Court decision. And those 5 InJustices were all appointed by BCE presidents.
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