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MajorRawne
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This is the thread for weird observations we make that are interesting, but not exactly world-changing!

1. In Star Trek Voyager episode "Scorpion pt1", the music that plays while the crew investigate the 8472 ship is a slightly modernised version of the music that plays during the Original Series episode "The Galileo Seven" where Spock is investigating the mysterious alien attackers.

2. Each episode of Round the Twist, the kid's show from the 90s, has its own distinctive music track. The first and last episodes of season one are the only episodes from that season which use the same music.

Can you beat these two facts of wonder?

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The Cleveland Show's opening theme is a bit different than the one in its pilot.

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John Romero built the level Perfect Hatred in six hours

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fraggle said:
John Romero built the level Perfect Hatred in six hours


A generation of PlayStation Doomers curse those 6 hours ;)

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The Legend of Zelda game select screen and the Super Mario Bros. 3 world map 3 screen have the same melody.

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Can you beat these two facts of wonder?


Probably :P Here's the first 50.


  1. Asteroid 1,227 is called Geranium
  2. The ozone layer smells faintly of geraniums
  3. The centre of the galaxy tastes like raspberries
  4. The universe is shaped like a vuvuzela
  5. Light travels 18 million times faster than rain
  6. The Queen (of England) is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface
  7. The name of the first human being in Norse mythology is Ask.
  8. Everybody expected the Spanish Inquisition - they were legally obliged to give 30 days' notice.
  9. Octopuses (Octopi?) have three hearts.
  10. Kangaroos have three vaginas.
  11. Three of Fidel Castro's sons are named after Alexander the Great - Alexis, Alexander and Alejandro.
  12. The opening lines of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in A Boat are: "There were four of us.
  13. 40% of the human race did not survive beyond its 1st birthday
  14. One in ten European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
  15. The human heart pumps enough blood in a lifetime to fill three supertankers
  16. The word 'time' is the most commonly used noun in English.
  17. 10% of all the photographs in the world were taken in the last 12 months (as of 2012).
  18. Between 1838 and 1960, more than half the photos taken were of babies.
  19. The words written on Twitter every day would fill a 10 million page book.
  20. In 2008, a man in Ohio was arrested for having sex with a picnic table.
  21. The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
  22. The world's population spends 500,000 hours a day typing internet security codes.
  23. The first book ever printed in Oxford has a misprint on the first page. They got the date wrong.
  24. For 100 years, the flag of the tropical Turks and Caicos islands in the West Indies mistakenly featured an igloo.
  25. One third of Russians believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
  26. 46% of American adults believe that the world is less than 10,000 years old.
  27. 46% of American adults can't read well enough to understand the label on their prescription medicine.
  28. More than 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic, hired for the superior problem-solving and spatial-awareness skills.
  29. Beyoncé Knowles is an 8th cousin, four times removed of Gustav Mahler.
  30. Shostakovich wrote his 8th Symphony in a henhouse.
  31. Argentina is the 8th largest country with the 8th largest Jewish population
  32. 8th January 1835 is the only day in history that the USA had no national debt
  33. Italy's biggest business is the Mafia. It turns over $178 billion a year and accounts for 7% of GDP
  34. George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein had their shoes hand-made by the same Italian Cobbler.
  35. The designer of Saddam's bunker was the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker.
  36. Churchill's secret bunker was in Neasden. It was so horrible, he only went there once.
  37. In his first year at Harrow, Winston Churchill was bottom of the whole school.
  38. The Irish poet Brendan Behan became an alcoholic at the age of eight.
  39. Leonardo da Vinci worked on the Mona Lisa for 15 years. By the time he died in 1519, he still didn't consider it finished.
  40. When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, one of the suspects was Picasso.
  41. Most diamonds are at least 3 billion years old.
  42. There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.
  43. A burning candle creates 1.5 million tiny diamonds per second.
  44. Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
  45. The US tax code is four times as long as the complete works of Shakespeare.
  46. Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh and King Charles I all had pierced ears.
  47. An 'earworm' is a song that gets stuck in your head.
  48. Over 100 billion neutrions pass unnoticed through your head every second.
  49. IKEA is the world's 3rd-largest user of wood and sells 2 billion Swedish meatballs a year.
  50. In Afghanistan and Iraq it takes 250,000 bullets to kill each insurgent. 3 tons of ammo.


and just because this is fun to type
"Katujjiqatigiittiarnirlu" is Inuktitut for "simplicity."

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Stargate SG-1 season 5 final episode is named Revelations and season 6 final episode is named Full Circle. Hercules series seasons 5 and 6 final episodes have the exact same names.

If you browse through Post Hell for a long time, everything else looks desaturated, almost grey.

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Doomguy's pain sound sounds like someone taking a dump in reverse. Fact.

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Kama Sutra 2 was almost done 5 years ago but it isn't out yet. Very unhelpful fact imo.

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The theme tune to World War 2 sitcom (yes) "Allo Allo" is called "London Calling" and its lyrics are sung by the character Edith in one of the early episodes.

The British Royal Family are not reptilian aliens from outer space. They are in fact humans from London.

Vulcans enjoy "I Love Lucy".

When Anders Johnsen finished Alien Vendetta he wept, for there was no more Doom to conquer.

The actor playing Ferris Bueller in the 80s comedy masterpiece Ferris Bueller's Day Off ended up shagging the actress playing his sister. They were involved in a car accident which claimed several lives, but were exonerated of blame when Matthew Broderick said he "couldn't remember" why he drove on the wrong side of the road.

The blonde bird who starred alongside Broderick in the hilariously crap 1998 film Godzilla won a golden raspberry for her shitty performance and retired from acting a few years later, with no other notable appearances in the meantime.

"Addicting", "could of" and "could care less" are the constructs of retards. It's "addictive", "could have" and "couldn't care less".

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Last week, it was colder in Minnesota than it is on Mars.

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Floating Across Water by Paul Romero, from the Heroes of Might & Magic IV soundtrack.
Fuushun by Ryo Kunihiko, from the Twelve Kingdoms soundtrack.

According to Romero himself, it's a stock flute theme from some professional music library and both the authors happened to use it and layer similar effects on it. At the same time. Heroes 4 were released in the US on March 28th, 2002 and The Twelve Kingdoms started airing in Japan on April 9th, 2002.

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Lexiphanicism (n.) - The use of pretentious words

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Flamingos get that pink color they all have from eating shrimp

Need one less useful than that? Well it is officially a fact that I witnessed for the first time ever a degree disparity of 40 degrees (F) between a single day high-low in my home city (Yesterdays high was 48, the low was 7)

So yeah. Those are facts. Fairly useless I should think

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There's a lot of good stuff in this thread.

It is possible to pull the best-looking girl in a nightclub by walking up to her, pointing at her feet and shouting "I like your SHOOOOOES!' I saw this done by a friend of a friend who always left the nightclubs with the insanely good-looking women. Always.

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Pink is minus green.

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Bucket said:
it was colder in Minnesota than it is on Mars.
This little factoid has been getting thrown around a fair bit the last day or so, but I'm not sure why. It is not unusual for there to be parts of Mars (near the subsolar at any point in time) where the temperature is well above freezing. So the same can be said for just about any MN winter day, and indeed for many winter days in non-tropical locations.

Actually, yesterday's -50F windchill didn't feel so bad once the sun came out. I even stayed outside to do some optional ice-chipping, once I'd finished the necessary ice-chipping.

Kirby said:
Well it is officially a fact that I witnessed for the first time ever a degree disparity of 40 degrees (F) between a single day high-low in my home city (Yesterdays high was 48, the low was 7)
I was in Sydney during a month when it got four such days.

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I was about to suggest it might be Mars' mean temperature, but that turns out to be -63°C, which looks a little colder than the American temperature at the moment.
Apparently, the temperatures on Mars actually rise as far as 35°C

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1. Wes Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College
2. The Norman conquest of England in the 11th century introduced a heavy Norman French influence into the English language.
3. Norman French is still taught in a few colleges near Cherbourg.
4. On 19 June 1864, the Battle of Cherbourg, a naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama that was part of the American Civil War, took place in international waters off Cherbourg.
5. The American Civil War is considered by many historians as the first modern war because it was first to implement the widespread use of mechanized and electrified devices like railroad trains, aerial observation, telegraph, photography, torpedoes, mines, ironclad ships and rifles.
6. Modern landmines are explosive traps, but they trace their lineage from non-explosive predecessors such as spikes and stakes used by ancient armies as far back as 2,500 years ago.
7. 2,500 years ago, in 486 BC During his third consulate, the Roman consul Spurius Cassius Viscellinus proposes an agrarian law to assist needy plebeians, a measure violently opposed both by the patricians and by the wealthy plebeians, who have Cassius condemned and executed.
8. Thomas Jefferson promoted an agrarian society for the United States during the nation's early formation.
9. After Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, his only surviving daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph inherited his home, Monticello. The estate was encumbered with debt and Martha Randolph had financial problems in her own family because of her husband's mental illness.
10. Many terms for mental disorder that found their way into everyday use first became popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
11. At the dawn of the 17th century, in 1601: Matteo Ricci is given permission to live in Beijing.
12. Beijing has also been the location of many significant events in recent Chinese history, principally the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
13. In 1989, Wes Craven wrote and directed the lackluster movie, Shocker.

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The script for "Weird Science" was allegedly written in two days.

I am directly related to Australian outlaw/hero Ned Kelly. He's my cousin by blood and he looks exactly like my brother Gary.

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The theme song for the pilot of Superjail is "Rubber Bullets" by 10cc.

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Dog eyes have yellow and blue cones, but no red ones.
Our eyes only have 2% blue cones but they're the most sensitive.

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Did the temperature actually hit -50C as sensationalist news outlets claim, or is it just a perceived -50C? I read that the actual temperatures are closer to -20C, and it's just the winds that drive the "cold perception temperature" into Mars territory.

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"Arabic" numerals are actually Indian in origin.

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BaronOfStuff said:
"Arabic" numerals are actually Indian in origin.


And "English" numerals are actually Arabic in origin.

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The longest record pee is 508 seconds.
The furthest pee distance is 14 ft 1 inch.

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Maes said:
Did the temperature actually hit -50C as sensationalist news outlets claim, or is it just a perceived -50C? I read that the actual temperatures are closer to -20C, and it's just the winds that drive the "cold perception temperature" into Mars territory.

Whatever the actual temperature, it was cold enough to turn a man's nipples into bullets.

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The following is a grammatically correct sentence in English that even makes sense:


Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.


So is this, even though it's completely nonsensical.


"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."

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John Romero's first published game (10 years before Doom) is available at his website.

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my cock still looks like a poisonous mushroom.

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