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11/10/2012 at 14:41
AgentGinger wrote (see)

if you laid out all your blood vessels: arteries, veins, capillaries in one long line, you'd be dead.

great!

11/10/2012 at 14:45
skotty wrote (see)

a human penis when fully erect is always 5.84 x length of big toe.

With a big toe 1.75" long. Who am I to disagree

11/10/2012 at 14:47

I can vouch for the Chas n Dave / Eminem fact.  The sample is "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre and they played on it as session musicians in the 70s.

I have also tried cooking bolognese using the traditional 'boiled in milk' method and wasn't impressed.

11/10/2012 at 14:52
skotty wrote (see)

a human penis when fully erect is always 5.84 x length of big toe.

My big toe must be about 6 inches then. 

11/10/2012 at 15:00
carterusm wrote (see)

The Park (an area in Nottingham) has the biggest gas street light system in Europe that is still used

 

XFR Bear wrote (see)

Chas and Dave play instruments on Eminem's "My name is..."

 


Fave so far. although the only one I know to be true for sure is:

if you laid out all your blood vessels: arteries, veins, capillaries in one long line, you'd be dead

11/10/2012 at 15:02

Chas & Dave article in The Guardian. Looks like it's true...

11/10/2012 at 15:03
AgentGinger wrote (see)

if you laid out all your blood vessels: arteries, veins, capillaries in one long line, you'd be dead.

Brilliant 

11/10/2012 at 15:57

More people have died in the name of god than died in the holocaust, yet Hitlers name is mud.

11/10/2012 at 16:07
Lou Diamonds wrote (see)
I have also tried cooking bolognese using the traditional 'boiled in milk' method and wasn't impressed.

Don't boil in milk, cook gently and slowly

On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC announced that there was no news and played piano music instead of reading a news bulletin.

11/10/2012 at 16:22

 The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb

 

 In Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight

 

WiB
11/10/2012 at 16:29

Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans can all catch colds, but monkeys do not.

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 16:29
WiB
11/10/2012 at 16:39

Henry I decreed that a yard should be the distance from his nose to the end of his outstretched thumb  

11/10/2012 at 16:39
11/10/2012 at 16:47

The Doctor (as in Doctor Who) is real.

11/10/2012 at 17:23

The broadcaster Chris Hollins has played professional football for Aldershot and first class cricket for Oxford University. Apparently.

And the cricketer and long jumper CB Fry was probably not asked to be King of Albania after the First World War.

Blisters    pirate
11/10/2012 at 17:36

The human eye has evolved over millennia to detect movement of objects against a background. Scientists say that this is to avoid being eaten by predators.

However, consider two moving objects such as boats on the sea, or a running man and a running lion. If the angle of incidence remains constant then the two objects will meet. So boat 1 sees boat 2 at 15 degrees off to port, and 5 minutes later it's still 15 degrees off port then they are going to collide. If running man sees running lion heading across the plain at 45 degrees from his current location and the angle doesn't change, in 5 minutes he'll be an ex-scientist.

 

11/10/2012 at 18:16

All the matter that makes up a human being could be squashed up into a sugar cube. Because all atoms are made up of 99.9999999999999% empty space.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
11/10/2012 at 19:42
by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)
An authentic spaghetti Bolognese has milk in the ragu

Now I'm taking you up on this one.....

Spaghetti bolognese is not authentic at ALL. The good people of Bologna don't EAT spaghetti with their bolognese sauce. They "sometimes" used tagliatelle but NOT spaghetti.


 

11/10/2012 at 19:54
Humans are the only mammal that can't swallow and breathe at the same time
11/10/2012 at 20:37

The small disc of paper removed by a hole punch is called a chad.

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