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Friday, August 14th, 2009

Subject:Jack Riot – Come and Love Me (New song) free mp3
Posted by:french_prince.
Time:2:54 am.
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Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Subject:gross and random
Posted by:oh_oh_sheila.
Time:2:26 pm.
ever get a hemmorhoid? they're painful and horrible and i hope you never get them, but the unfortunate truth is that some of us do and i have a tip. don't get preporation h! it sucks! vicks vaporub is far better. it numbs the pain quickly.
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Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Subject:The death of a Legend
Posted by:doc_mcdowell.
Time:4:15 pm.

Robert Anton Wilson, an author of "The
Illuminatus! Trilogy" — a mind-twisting science-fiction series about a
secret global society that has been a cult classic for more than 30
years — died on Thursday at his home in Capitola, Calif. He was 74.

'His death was confirmed by his daughter Christina Pearson.

author of 35 books on subjects like extrasensory perception, mental
telepathy, metaphysics, paranormal experiences, conspiracy theory, sex,
drugs and what he called quantum psychology, Mr. Wilson wrote the
trilogy with his friend Robert J. Shea in the late 1960s, when both
were editors at Playboy. The books — "The Eye in the Pyramid," "The
Golden Apple" and "Leviathan" — were all published in 1975 by Dell
Science Fiction. They never hit the best-seller lists, but have never
gone out of print. Mr. Shea died in 1994.

by a thick file of letters that the authors received from conspiracy
buffs, the trilogy traces the conflict between the Illuminati and the
Discordians. The Illuminati are elite authoritarians who pull the
puppet strings of the world's political establishment while seeking to
become super-beings by sucking the souls from the masses. The
Discordians resist through convoluted tactics that include a network of
double agents.' (New York Times article).

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Subject:READ FOOD LABELS- crushed bugs (beetles)used as food coloring
Posted by:sup4man99.
Time:6:17 pm.
its apparently true

read here:

Beetlejuice: Using Bugs as Food Dye Is Legal and Common
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Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Posted by:rewstargazer.
Time:12:42 am.

Hello. I adore useless trivia, my favorites being about films and such, but I love it all. Here's some I found and a few I knew. Unfortunately, none of them are useful:

-'Toto' the dog from the Wizard of Oz's real name was Terry, and she also appeared in 12 other films, including Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple and Fury with Spencer Tracey.
-Margaret Hamilton, the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (I love Oz trivia) cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for movie theaters across the country. Many seats had to be reupholstered after thousands of children who saw the film were so frightened by her character that they wet themselves. The irony? In real life, she was a kindergarten teacher.
-Harpo Marx's birthname was Adolf, but was changed to Author due to the negative association of Hitler. He never recieved any education beyond second grade, or any formal instrument training.
-The Wilhelm scream is a stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the movie Distant Drums. It has been featured in dozens of movies since. Alongside a certain recording of the cry of the Red-tailed Hawk, the "Universal Telephone Ring" and "Castle Thunder", it is probably the most well-known cinematic sound cliché. (I love the Wilhelm scream)
Here's a link to a list of the films that use it: Wilhelm
-The opening scene of Mary Poppins, with Mary Poppins on a cloud, is actually a painting done on glass, with sections left unpainted to allow blinking lights and footage of Ms. Andrews to be seen through it. In fact, all the wide-shot landscapes in the films are paintings.
-Fala, FDR's constant companion dog, is burried under the sundial right near FDR's grave in Hyde Park, NY
-In both the films 'Monsters, Inc.' and 'The Corpse Bride', animators stuck a special nod to stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen. The restaurant in Monsters, Inc. is named Harryhausen, and the brand of the piano seen in Corpse Bride is Harryhausen.
-In the Peter Jackson's 'King Kong', King Kong's roar is a lion's roar played backwards at half speed.

And I have no idea where I found this site, or whose it is, but it's perfect:
Random Facts
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Posted by:pazzesco_bella.
Time:9:03 pm.
Oil pastels were invented in 1924 by the Japanese teachers Rinzo Satake and Shuku Sasaki to give pupils greater freedom to express themselves by means of a cheap, colorful and easily appliable medium.

In 1947, Henri Goetz and Pablo Picasso approached Henri Sennelier with the idea of designing a professional version of the children's product. Picasso told Henri, "I want a colored pastel that I can paint on anything, wood, paper, canvas, metal, etc. without having to prepare or prime the canvas."
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Posted by:_grisha.
Time:10:58 am.
Flies can get athlete's foot.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Posted by:wbaron.
Time:12:15 am.
a California milking cow drinks between 25 and 50 gallons of water and eats about 90 pounds of food per day. The average bathtub is about 36 gallons.

the average california cow produces roughly 10 tons of milk per year. (19,825 pounds, 2,305 gallons)

California produced over 612 million pounds of mozzarella cheese in 1998.

In the 1630's an english law made it necessary that any ship sailing for America have 1 milking cow for every 5 passengers

12 or more cows are called a flink
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Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Subject:Food Network = extremely educational.
Posted by:beginning.
Time:10:04 pm.
The starfish is the only animal that can turn itself inside-out.

Only 50% of Goldfish crackers have smiles.
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Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Posted by:beginning.
Time:7:44 pm.
I just heard on the news that 100,000 people are hit by drunk drivers in South Korea each year. That seems way, way too high, but I suppose it could be true. 100,000 hit by all drivers, including sober ones, just seems more plausible. Anyone know the official figure?

In more important random-but-useful news, gonorrhea is shaped like jelly beans.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Subject:Etymology of "trivia"
Posted by:beginning.
Time:9:27 pm.
This seemed particularly fitting, so I shall share:

Etymology of the word "trivia."
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Posted by:alphabetwhizz.
Time:1:27 pm.
Random but don't see when it will ever be useful:

A blue whale's penis is 10 feet long and a female's vagina is 7 feet deep(?!)
Comments: 5 follow-ups - say, that's a good fact...

Subject:Dictionary Fun!
Posted by:beginning.
Time:1:27 am.
aglet: Plastic sheath on the end of a shoelace
tittle: Dot above the letter i
harp: Part of a lamp around the bulb and supporting the shade
porcelator: Hole near the top of a sink to prevent it from overflowing
twit: Pregnant goldfish
jiffy: 1/100th of a second
farctate: State of being full from overeating
cwm: Hollow in mountain range caused by glacier
cummingtonite: Mineral otherwise known as magnesium iron silicate hydroxide

What's bothering me now is that I used to know the word for the piece of skin between the index finger and thumb, but now I can't remember it. Anyone know it, by chance?
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Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Posted by:beginning.
Time:5:23 pm.
The Isle of Truk is now known as Chuuk.

Just in case you were wondering.
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Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Subject:Best Last Words
Posted by:beginning.
Time:5:42 pm.
Mood: amused.
I know I already posted today, but I'm having a good Random Trivia Day and this is too much fun not to share:

Best Last WordsCollapse )
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Subject:Randomly Useful Stuff
Posted by:beginning.
Time:5:22 pm.
Mood: eating a calzone.
• 5% of medieval European women died in brewing-related accidents (my all-time favorite trivia bit!)
• Headlights must always be turned on while driving in Iceland, even during the day
• The active ingredient in Nad's, the hair remover, is snake venom
• The most popular surname in Ireland is Murphy
• Horace Wells, one of the multiple men credited with discovering anaesthesia, was a serial killer of prostitutes in New York City before taking his own life
• The last person executed at the Tower of London was Josef Jakobs in 1941
• Olympic gold medals haven't been made entirely out of gold since 1912
• No one has set foot on the Moon since Eugene Cernan did it in 1972
• "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo
• "Rhythms" is the longest English word without the five traditional vowels
• Most lipstick contains fish scales
• There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube
• 1n 1896, Britain and Zanzibar were at war for exactly 38 minutes until the latter surrendered
• Thomas Jefferson was the first person to lose an American presidential election
• The official name of the St. Louis Arch is the Jefferson National Expansion Monument
• There are three different versions of the Mona Lisa under the top one
• Female mackarels lay about half a million eggs at once
• Camel milk doesn't curdle
• Americans spend four times more on pet food than baby food each year
• Baby beavers are called kittens
• In the actual Arabian Nights tales, Aladdin is Chinese
• Coal has been found in Antarctica
• Elvis once made a television commercial for Southern Maid Doughnuts
• Swans are the only birds with penises
• Woodrow Wilson was the only U.S. president to earn a doctorate
• One coffee sack can hold over 600,000 coffee beans
• Over 300 people were injured in banana-related accidents in the United Kingdom in 2001
• Attila the Hun bled to death from a nosebleed on his wedding night
Comments: 10 follow-ups - say, that's a good fact...

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Posted by:fieldcommander.
Time:11:02 pm.
Mood: okay.
I finally found this interesting community and joined. So here are my first random fact:

Ducks 'quack' in regional accents.
Unmarried woman who parachute on Sunday may be jailed in Florida.
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, but only in tropical fish stores.
1 gigabyte = 1 073 741 824 bytes.
The oldest woman alive, Li Cairong (China), died yesterday at age 120.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Posted by:wbaron.
Time:11:39 pm.
Grapes and tomatoes are technically berries while a raspberry is not.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Posted by:wonderzy.
Time:12:27 am.
I really wish this community was more active, its really a great community. I never run out of this random stuff so I'll stick around. Please post more!

50% of marriages end in divorce.

Birds are capable of solving problems.

Bob Marley's religion the Rhastafari, did not believe in doctors. They believed that God would heal them if they were meant to keep living.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Subject:More science-related randomness.
Posted by:wonderzy.
Time:9:54 pm.
-Certain groups in Africa believe that having sex with a virgin will cure their AIDS.

-The epidemic of a current ebola-like virus was caused by the African ritual of washing off their dead and drinking the dirty water afterwards.

-You can grow cells from a semilunar node (heart cells) in a petri dish and they will beat inside the petri dish. The beating cannot be seen with the human eye but can be detected through electrical impulses.

-There is a gene responsible for embryonic orientation called the "Sonic Hedgehog" gene.
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