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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by StarShip2100, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. StarShip2100

    StarShip2100 Futurist

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    OK, no urban legend stuff. Post your most interesting true facts.

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    In the movie "Casablanca," Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."

    Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."


    The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies. NOT TRUE!

    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

    All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20. NOT TRUE!

    Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

    If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

    The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

    Duck quacks make an echo

    80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women

    No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it

    Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

    If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

    By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years
     
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  2. dhoomonyou

    dhoomonyou

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    Most idiots work at gun shops

    NO Offense intended to any idiots
     
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    No one is really sure where the term "whole nine yards" comes from. The WW2 fighter pilot thing is just one of many sources.
     
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    PBCOUNTY

    im in PB also, where do u shoot?

    PM me

    sorry to go off topic.
     
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    Nope, when Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock reads 8:15.
     
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    mhambi κολασμένος

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    Yes he has. He just never said it in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books.
     
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    Roger! :rofl:
     
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    Dan "DB" Cooper's plane ticket cost less than $20
     
  10. StarShip2100

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    Actually, your correct!

    In the "Bonnie Situation" while Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock clearly reads 8:15. Secondly, when Vince and Jules go to retrieve the briefcase, it is "7:22 in the a.m.". The significance of the time 4:20 is that it is slang for smoking marijuana.

    OK, now that that is cleared up - you have no facts? Hmmm. OK, how many hairs are on a cat?
     
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  11. Rick O'Shay

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    I believe "the whole nine yards" refers to the amount of sail that is let out on a sailing ship. If the 27' sail is let out to its full height, it's 9 yards high. True?
     
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    Swerved Not panicking

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    In the first Boondock Saints.. the little TV they're watching on the kitchen counter after they got all shot up is actually not a TV.. It's an Amdek Color I computer monitor. There's no TV tuner in that thing and no remote control.. Only reason I know is I had one just like it for my Atari 800XL way back in the day.
     
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    If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

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    Incorrect. By mass, the largest amount of money you can have without making change for a dollar is 99 pennies.

    By value, the answer is sticky, because a silver dollar and a half dollar can't make change for a dollar note, nor can a silver dollar + 1/2 dollar + 1/4 dollar, +....


    'Drew
     
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    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Okie has more than 103,820 posts!
     
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    RACECAR spelled backwards spells RACECAR
     
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    Carrys Inquisitive

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    All of them.


    Actually, all fur is hair.
     
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    It's really not possum.......... It's Opossum. :supergrin:
     
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    Cows can go up stairs, but not down...
     
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    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    There's really no such thing as cow tipping, because cows don't sleep standing up - they lay down on their belly with their heads held up.