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11/10/2012 at 20:46

The splitting of a word with an expletive is called 'tmesis'.

If that's not a fascifuckinating fact, I don't know what is.

11/10/2012 at 20:56

Newark is an anagram of the word wanker.

 

11/10/2012 at 21:05
Juliefrazz wrote (see)

The actual flavour of cola is cinnamon and lime.

 

I have heard that its actually onion flavour

11/10/2012 at 21:07

Literally speaking, you have never had a hug or actually touched anything in your entire life, and nothing has ever touched you.

The negative charge on the electrons of each atom of you repel the negative charge of the electrons of every other atom in the world.

11/10/2012 at 21:08

There is a mental illness called BOANTHROPY, in which the sufferer thinks they are an ox

11/10/2012 at 21:09

Pigeons can count

Blisters    pirate
11/10/2012 at 21:19

All modern marathons are 26.2 miles long.

11/10/2012 at 21:40
A poker player likes nothing better than to "flop the nuts".
11/10/2012 at 21:50

If I could flop the nuts with any poker player it would be Victoria Coren, although that may not be an interesting fact , just a fantasy!!

11/10/2012 at 21:52
My preference would be Liv Boeree...
11/10/2012 at 23:48
I was going to quote the OP but no clue how to on this ipad thing. Anyways.... My frog is much bigger than that
12/10/2012 at 00:03
The expression "cold enough to freeze the ball off a brass monkey" comes from when ships had cannons. The cannon balls were stored on brass plates called brass monkeys which were full of holes to hold the balls in place. When the temperature dropped the plates contracted and the holes were too small causing the balls to roll off.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/10/2012 at 10:23
Womble wrote (see)
I was going to quote the OP but no clue how to on this ipad thing. Anyways.... My frog is much bigger than that

Wayhey!

12/10/2012 at 10:55
Bluenose G wrote (see)
The expression "cold enough to freeze the ball off a brass monkey" comes from when ships had cannons. The cannon balls were stored on brass plates called brass monkeys which were full of holes to hold the balls in place. When the temperature dropped the plates contracted and the holes were too small causing the balls to roll off.

I had a feeling this one was wrong, so found this:

"The coefficient of expansion of brass is 0.000019; that of iron is 0.000012. If the base of the stack were one metre long, the drop in temperature needed to make the 'monkey' shrink relative to the balls by just one millimetre, would be around 100 degrees Celsius. Such a small shrinkage wouldn't have had the slightest effect."

There's also the fact that cannonballs were stored on wooden planks with holes cut in them, called "shot garlands" and not "monkeys".  There were, however, references to a type of cannon known as a Brasse Munkey (or Drake or Dog) so there may be some nautical link.

Anyway, why would you spend money on brass for keeping cannonballs when wood is just so much cheaper and easier??

12/10/2012 at 10:58
The wax on lemons is made from insect shit imported from Thailand
12/10/2012 at 10:59

Did know you Strawberries are a member of the Rose family and

in China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 11:07
12/10/2012 at 11:00

Anthony Hopkins was once a pupil at West Monmouth School, Pontypool.

12/10/2012 at 11:01
The term Yankee(probably) comes from Dutch settlers in New England referring to the English settlers as " little Johns" or in Dutch " Jan-kee".
12/10/2012 at 11:03
In Hampstead there are still bullet holes in the side of the pub where Ruth Ellis shot the bloke she got hanged for.
12/10/2012 at 11:03

Prince Naseem Hamed, the ex boxer, is not a real prince

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