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Lame facts for you

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Fondles, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24
    -The character known as the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and the phrase "mad as a hatter" are both based on a tragic episode in manufacturing history. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, hatmakers used various chemicals in their work, among them mercury for curing felt. Mercury is a deadly poison, and the thousands of workers who handled this noxious substance developed pathological symptoms---including kidney damage, anemia, inflammation of the gums, as well as insanity---known today as "hatter's syndrome." It is estimated that at one time more than 10 percent of all the workers in hat factories ended their lives insane.

    -Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered with water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.

    -Though the Italian Renaissance flourished in Rome, not a single Renaissance artist, sculptor or musician of any stature was born in that city. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, practically all architects, painters, sculptors and musicians were imported to Rome. When they had completed their projects, they almost always departed.

    -In feudal Japan the Imperial Army had special soldiers whose only duty was to count the number of severed enemy heads after each battle.

    -In Turkey, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

    -In the Middle Ages animals were tried and publicly executed. Birds, wolves, insects, all were tried by ecclesiastical courts as witches and heretics, and suffered excommunication, torture, and death. The last such trial took place in 1740, when a French judge found a cow guilty of sorcery and ordered it hanged by the neck until dead. In 1386 at Falaise a judge ordered a pig to have its legs mutilated and then be hanged for killing a little girl. The pig was dressed up in the child's jacket and dragged to the town square with all the ceremony due a first-rate criminal. The execution, it is recorded, cost 6 sous plus a pair of gloves for the executioner so that he might carry out the killing with clean hands.

    -Before 1859 baseball umpires sat in a padded rocking chair behind the catcher.

    -The only manmade structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China.

    -The first letter of every continent's name is the same as the last: AmericA, AntarticA, EuropE, AsiA, AustraliA, AfricA.

    -In his youth Adolf Hitler was a landscape and portrait painter and, according to some who have seen his work, not a bad one. It was Hitler's inability to get into the Vienna Art Academy, it has been said, that caused him to hate that city forever. Of Hitler's three hundred paintings, only about twelve still exist. Four or five of these are in the U.S.A.

    -Thomas Edison was deaf from the time he was twelve years old. The malady was caused while Edison was trying to board a train at Frazer Station, Michigan, U.S.A. A conductor took hold of his ears to help pull him aboard. "I felt something snap inside my head," Edison later said. "My deafness started from that time and has progressed ever since." Edison never went to school---his formal education consisted of three months' attendance at a public school in Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.A.

    -The sixty-story John Hancock Tower in Boston, U.S.A. is haunted by one of the more mysterious problems in skyscraper history: its windows, hugh 4-by-11-foot panes of glass, pop out unexpectedly and shatter on the street below. The building, completed in 1972, was less than a month old when suddenly dozens of its windows began popping for no discernible reason. Determined to remedy the situation, the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company replaced all 10,334 windows with 400-pound sections of half-inch tempered glass. The windows kept popping out. Today the mystery remains unsolved, and windows occasionally still pop. To protect passers-by, John Hancock has hired two permanent guards who do nothing but peer up and spot the cracked panes before they tumble to the sidewalk.

    eh maybe more later..
     
  2. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    lets see the percentage of 12oz users who care
     
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  4. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    if the population of china walked past you in single file the line would never end due to the rate of re-production.


    the human race is a plague
     
  5. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24
    well tease will have his amps soon so you can at least look forward to that
     
  6. Sekoe1

    Sekoe1 Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2004 Messages: 187 Likes Received: 0
    i got a lame one for you



    THIS IS LAME!!!!!:lol:
     
  7. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
    Now this is great...Fuckin FatAss umpire fucks..
     
  8. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    this thread is ++

    information is knowledge ... regardless of how random or 'useless' it may seem
     
  9. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24
  10. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

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    how interesting eh......
     
  11. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    When I fart it stinks. Believe it or not, it's true.
     
  12. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    this shit is street.
     
  13. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 2,120 Likes Received: 1
    :eek: ...no way!
     
  14. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 1
    nah, too thin.

    they convenietly left out "north" and "south," which would be completely refute this.
     
  15. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 2,120 Likes Received: 1
    Re: Re: Lame facts for you

    It's true...I think you can see the Luxor pyramid too, due to the
    super bright light on it. Not for sure on that though. I know that
    the Wall is, and I think they're might be another one..maybe
    google can help me.

    Edit: here is a site about whats really visible from space.
     
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