Useless Trivial facts

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    After Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin got a job as a car salesman . He failed to a single car in the 6 months he worked there.

    Just before Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrins mother (born Marion Moon) killed herself because she did not think that she would be able to handle her sons imminent fame.
     
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    When cruising at mach 2, thermal expansion caused the Concorde to grow in length by 12 to 30 cm.
     
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    In poker, "the nuts" refers to an unbeatable poker hand.

    The term is believed to have originated in the saloons of the old west, where players often bet their horse and wagon. When a player put in a bet of his horse and wagon in a poker game, he was required to remove the nuts from his wagon wheels and place them in the pot, that way he couldn't run off with his wagon if he lost the bet.
     
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    An estimated 720 million shells were fired during the Great War, with approximately 12 million failing to detonate. At places like Verdun, the artillery barrages were so overwhelming, 150 shells hit every square meter of the battlefield.
     
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    The "rule of thumb" comes from old English law that stated you could not beat your wife with a stick any thicker than your thumb.
     
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    Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to our Solar System at a distance of 4.37 light-years
    Proxima Centauri is the closest star at about 4.25 light-years from the Sun.
     
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    In winter, an English sparrow has to eat half it's own bodyweight of food each day, to survive the coming night.
     
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    Hummingbirds can weigh as little as 2.4 grams. Which is less than a 5c piece at 2.59 grams. And hummingbird eggs can weigh as little as 0.4 grams.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Source: The Snark, also called the Percontation Point and the Irony Mark, is used to indicate that there's another layer of meaning in a sentence.
     
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    That would be Cunningham's Law

    Godwin's Law refers to the observation that, as a discussion thread proceeds, the probability of mentioning Hitler approaches one.



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    We really do need Snark.

    Winks don't cut it.
     
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    And a sarcasm smiley. We really need a sarcasm smiley on this forum at times! ;)
     
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    In 1890 the biggest pipe organ in the world was in the Sydney Town Hall.
     
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    Penguins have knees.
     
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    Probably why they trip up.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFH7LzQYUU[/youtube]
     
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    Not exactly trivial but awesome, in the correct sense.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsc40u4kHGo[/youtube]
     

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