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Post by BreezinIn on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:49 am

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Starting a thread to give you a
"Totally Useless Fact Of The Day"
(might come in handy playing Trivial Pursuit!) LOL
Here is today's useless fact:

In the blockbuster hit, E.T., the Extra Terrestrial (1982), Harrison
Ford was cast as the school principal, but his only scene was cut.
Director Steven Spielberg decided his presence in the film would be
too distracting. Ford's wife Melissa Mathison wrote E.T.'s screenplay.

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It may be useless later... if I never have a reason to tell anyone. lol

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here's a tidbit that's useless , lol
I have never ever seen ET . hard to believe , hey ?
seen bit & pieces but never the whole thing . crazy . D

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I'm trying to think of another useless fact, but I can't come up with anything!
Okay, here's one: The song title, Mr. Mojo Risin", by the Doors, is an anagram of Jim Morrison's name.


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Today's useless fact:
In India it is perfectly proper for men to wear pajamas in public.
Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.

But NOT in the United States, you got that, guys!?
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Today's useless fact:
Playing cards were invented by the Chinese as early as 1120.

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Is this useless?
When the Yardbirds broke up in 1968, Jimmy Page was left to honor theband's commitments, performing as The New Yardbirds. The groupeventually evolved into Led Zeppelin.

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Breezey, it's only useless if you aren't interested in the origin of one of the greatest rock bands in history!

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Here's another useless fact:
"The extra "Joker" card is believed to have been invented by AmericanEuchre players who, when modifying the rules sometime during the 1860s,decided that an extra trump card was required. Originally he was called"The Best Bower" and then later "The Jolly Joker"."


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See! ... You guys know some useless facts! LOL
Great additions! I did not know all of that!
Hey, who has that picture of the kitten being held up at gun point?
I lost it. Could have used it here:
The robbery phrase "Hands Up" originated in British Columbia. Bill
Miner, an American known as the Gentleman Bandit, is said to have
first used the phrase while robbing a Canadian Pacific Railways
train in Mission Junction, British Columbia in 1904.
Edit:
And thanks to Breezey's quick fingers ... here's a hold up:


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You mean this one? I found it by searching google images for "cat being robbed"!
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Thank you Breezey! And thanks to Tater, too.
That's the one I was looking for!
You guys are the best!
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Ahh, ya beat me to it Breezey!

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The first letters of the months July through November,
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It has invaded hundreds of other languages and been adopted by them as a word.
Mencken claims that US troops deployed overseas during WWII found it already in use
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It was also the fourth word spoken on the surface of the moon.
It stands for oll korrect, a misspelling of all correct.

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The Four Leaf Clover

Each leaf on the four leaf clover represents one of the following:

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* 3rd is Love
* 4th is Luck

Tip: Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck!

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I don't really want to bite the wax.. I'm not a tadpole.

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Guess that is a VERY USEFUL fact to remember,
next time you pop open one of those sodas!



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"Cocaine" - by Eric Clapton

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out; cocaine.
If you wanna get down, down on the ground; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; cocaine.
When your day is done and you wanna run; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; cocaine.
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.


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2. The average American consumes over 28 pounds of bananas each year.
3. The phrase 'going bananas' was first recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary,
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4. There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.
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What is a Parsec?

A parsec is an astronomical unit of measurement that is equivalent to 3.26
light years distance, or the distance photons will travel in vacuum over
the period of 3.26 years. Light travels at an approximate speed of
186,000 miles per second (300,000 kilometers per second), so a parsec represents
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3. Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the
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4. During World War II the U.S. government used 260 million pounds of instant coffee.
5. In Italy, espresso is considered so essential to daily life
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Leonardo DaVinci began painting the Mona Lisa in 1503.
He was still working on the painting when he emigrated to France in 1516
and is believed to have finished it three years later, just before he died.
The painting has remained in France ever since and is owned by the state.
It once hung in Napoleon's bedroom.

The Mona Lisa, by daVinci, is 2’6" by 1’9"

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Re: Totally Useless Fact Of The Day

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"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." replyquote28 March 2009 04:27 PM

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This custom has become the modern military salute.



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"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." replyquote28 March 2009 04:28 PM jackrabbit77 DAFT - member
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"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." replyquote28 March 2009 04:36 PM jackrabbit77 DAFT - member
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