Useless Trivial facts

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  1. renovator

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    the first is compliments of GBN from another thread

    OT some more, has anybody researched where the expression 'tarred with the same brush' comes from?

    "The idiom appears in print first in 1818, in one of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Rob Roy: "They are a' tarr'd wi' the same stick rank Jacobites and Papists."

    Back in the day, tarr'd meant defiled.
    Anybody here want to defile a few politicians with a stick?
     
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    useless trivial fact #2

    You cant slam a revolving door
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    #3... The longest word in the english language is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
     
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    The longest 1 syllable word in the English language is "Screeched".
     
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    You can't fold a paper in half more than 7 times
     
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    You can spell all numbers to 100 without encountering the letter "a"
     
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    boston Active Member Silver Stacker

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    The shortest poem in the world is:
    Fleas.
    Adam had'em.
     
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    If you ever saw any American Cop shows they always talk about Gun Shot Wounds, but for shorthand they call them GSWs. But Gun Shot Wound is three syllables and Gee Ess Dub-el-Yew is five, so they might as well just use the whole words instead of trying to be clever.

    As W is the only letter in the English alphabet to have more than one syllable the same is true of WWW, quicker to say World Wide Web.

    Not sure if I would count this knowledge as a useless trivial fact but my wife seemed to think it was when I told her.


    Double yew is apparently dub-el-yew so three syllables.
     
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRAEBbotuIE[/youtube]

    :)
     
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    lol while were on bum facts dragonflies breath through gills in their rectum
     
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    Can't beat that one. It certainly is the most useless trivial fact that I have heard of.

    You win.
     
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    I beg to differ..would have to be "Zoooooooooooooooooooooooooom" :D
     
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    If you hold a fart in you have a shitty idea
     
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    :lol:
     
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    That's a trip out that one
     
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    Become a paid member Reno, plenty of general chat in the general discussion area you'll gain access to.
     
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    If i sent something from the phillipines it wouldnt make it out of the country lol One of the other members was going to send the pelican an oz for me & said just pay me when i get back the problem is i dont know when il be back so i declined. international transfer will be nearly the same price as an oz ....pass .I'l do it when i come back whenever that may be
     
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    I'll lend you an oz till you get back & I'll give GP an oz for you on Sunday at the meetup :D
     
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    Thanks .... i knew you loved me :p: I just realised how i might be able to do it . so keep yours & spend it on booze for now I'l pm ya later if it falls in a heap
     

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