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Did you know that crabs wee through their eyes? That maidenhair moss is so called because Anglo-saxons thought it looked like pubes? That Albanians have 17 different words for moustache? Astound us with your utterly useless and obscure knowledge.

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is the only English word with four consecutive pairs of double letters.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 8:25, Reply)

(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 7:41, Reply)
"posh (meaning pocket) comes from the gipsy language.."
...Whereas the french word 'Poche' has nothing to do with pockets at all...

for god's sake people, check SNOPES!!
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 7:36, Reply)
not many people know this... but
Once you smoke a Cigarette, (yes folks, even ONE), your lungs go through a magical transformation and become a "smoker's lung".

The lungs all become the same size, and to even the trained eye, are internally identical.

This is how the 'facts' regarding reduced lifetime, tar-retention, and the time of death for smokers can be accurately preached by non-smoking people world wide.

So there... for all you people who naievely thought that 20 a day and 10 a day had different implications, you are SO wrong. Smokers die EXACTLY 5 years early. (or so it is said)

(And as Dennis Leary points out, it's the nappy/daiper-wearing, dribbling, incapable LAST 5 years that noone wants anyway)
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 7:28, Reply)
Even further twisting the brains of the readers, i submit this...

37 has amazing features that allow it divide the number 74!!

Also the seemingly alarming number '4107' can be divided by '37' .... It fits 111 times.

That's AMAZING mate!!
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 7:20, Reply)
Roman Totale, I'm sorry but I have to.
"37 has the property to fully divide the number 111."

Really? Oh, ok.

"Amazingly, and in an incomprehensible twist of mathematical magickery, 37 also has the property to fully divide any multiple of 111!!! Is that a shocker or what?"
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 6:47, Reply)
wow how interesting
Albania is named after Scotland. The first westerners there saw the native johnnies walking round in kilts and playing bagpipes, and named it "Albany", the old term for Scotland.
The Albanians' own word for their country is Shqperiqe or something.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 5:38, Reply)
Mars Attacks!
The only victim of martian attack was a dog in Egypt in 1911, it was struck and killed by a meteorite from mars.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 5:33, Reply)
I took the loveliest shit yesterday, was about a foot-longer

the bottom was a bit off colour though
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 4:50, Reply)
Mark Mothersbaugh, of DEVO fame, now works in advertising. He's done music and such on campaigns for major corporations like McDonald's. The interesting part: He's used the opportunity to slip subliminal Devo-esque messages in.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 4:42, Reply)
3 consectutive letters
I'm led to believe the word bookkeeper is the only english word to have 3 consecutive DOUBLE letters in it.


The strawberry is the only fruit to bear its seeds on the outside.

And finally...

Like Orange, nothing rhymes with the word silver
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 3:23, Reply)
Banana's are herbs
well, not quite but...

The Banana plant, though it is called a 'banana-tree' in popular usage, is technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 3:15, Reply)
Most of Emily Dickinson's Poems Can Be Sung to the Tune of "Gilligan's Island"
Dig out that literature anthology from college and try it! Here's her poem 976:

Death is a Dialogue between
The Spirit and the Dust.
"Dissovle" says Death--The Spirit "Sir
I have another Trust"--

Death doubts it--Argues from the Ground--
The Spirit turns away
Just laying off for evidence
An Overcoat of Clay.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 3:09, Reply)
The Inside of Smoker's Lungs...
...are generally fairly clean - the body traps and moves 99%+ of the smoke particles to the outer surface of the lung (a process called pleural drift), or to the lymph nodes. The lung interior stays clean, but these other tissues can get damn dirty. If particle clearance rate begins to drop (98% or less), you are losing your grip on life, and will die soon.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:56, Reply)
I am God.

(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:22, Reply)
Slip Tides
Everyone knows that we get two High Tides and two Low Tides everyday (ie tide change about every 6 hours). But there are two places in the world that occasionally only get one of each, so if Low Tide is in the morning, High Tide won't come in till 12 hours later. One of the spots is the Spencer Gulf in South Australia (where most of the towns are shitholes), and I believe the other is in Canada somewhere. In South Aus, these are referred to as Slip Tides.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:15, Reply)
I AM...
Refuting a silly rumor on b3ta linking a long-since-forgotton American sitcom actor and a shock-goth uber-nerd, only to have it reposted numerous times, only to have some else re-refute the silly rumor makes you a living God. Fact.

Bow mortals, bow before monkeyXplosion!!
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:13, Reply)
A Polar Bear
is weaker than a Grizzly Bear, even though it is larger.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:02, Reply)
The Surface area of the lungs
is roughly the same as a tennis court (80 meters square)
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 2:00, Reply)
more annoyance
And i feel compelled to debunk this banana rubbish: the plant they grow on is a shrub, not a tree (as it doesn't have a woody stem), but the fruit is still a fruit, dammit! Strawberries aren't (proper) fruits, however (seeds are on the outside, and they're formed from the wrong bit of the flower), but raspberries (is that the only word with a p followed immeditaely by a b?) are, and so are bananas and tomatoes and cucumbers and pumpkins and all kinds of other things. It doesn't have to grow on a tree to be a fruit.

*edit* And Thomas Crapper didn't invent the flushing toilet, he merely updated (and popularised) it; and moreover, his name was a coincidence, since the word "crap" had been around long before.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 1:37, Reply)
A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous.
Got me?
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 1:24, Reply)
nutmeg is
lethal if taken intaveniously.*

*100% of fact
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 1:22, Reply)
actually, the word "vagina" comes from the latin for scabbard. And Chaucer's spelling of cunt as "quaint" was just him: nobody could spell back then; the later meaing/spelling of quaint is just coincidence. And the posh one is bollocks too: it's actually a derivation for the gipsy word for pocket; posh people having deep pockets and short arms, dontchaknow.

And one of my own... bugger, i can't actually think of anything which i know to be true which people will be interested to hear. I guess i'm just a bit of a killjoy. Aah, sod it, here's one which is thoroughly uninteresting: whether or not you can roll your tongue is determined by a recessive but common gene. That is to say that some people simply cannot roll their tongue, and never shall be able to. There is a theory that this is owing to, at some point in the past of our species, some kind of cross-breeding with another species of ape for which the ability to form a tube with its tongue was an advantage; probably something to do with sucking ants off of trees.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 1:12, Reply)
is a CIA conspiracy
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 0:11, Reply)
The snooze button
on an alarm clock always snoozes for nine minutes. Only a secret order of monks living on a Tibetan mountain know why.
(, Tue 22 Mar 2005, 23:38, Reply)
This competition...
...contains more misinformation than any other to date. Fact*

*read "possibly"
(, Tue 22 Mar 2005, 23:37, Reply)
There's only one
team in the Premiership, Championship or League 1 or 2 whose name has no letters with bits you can colour in:
Hull City

And only one tube station with none of the letters in 'mackerel': St John's Wood
(, Tue 22 Mar 2005, 23:31, Reply)
Rugby League is an offshoot of Rugby Union and was invented by some cunts because they had a cry about the rules and wanted some money it used to be called northern union
(, Tue 22 Mar 2005, 23:21, Reply)
This Question of the Week
is the most popular in all of b3ta's QOTW history although with will never beat the sheer class of wanking disasters.

ive posted four times i think

fact: if an icecream vans music is playin and it rhymes with orange than the driver is a lefthanded polar bear named wendy which is an anagram of lepar borl (the lepers version of american football)
(, Tue 22 Mar 2005, 23:20, Reply)
Snaffle-beasts attack the elderly and disabled on sight!
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