100 Things we Didn`t Know This Time Last Year

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4134329.stm

A list of some of the most important things learned in 2004.
There are 18 comments:
Female 394
Gotta love mostly useless nformation...sometimes that random trivia comes in handy.
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Female 249
1. Street brawlers sometimes arm themselves with potato peelers, according to the Home Office, which wants to make them banned weapons.

what`s next.. nail file?X-(

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Female 249
lol.. mayb the brit ppl were short.
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Female 242
88. In the past decade, four people in the UK have died in cemetery accidents, crushed by falling tombstones.

KARMA PERHAPS..? BUT REALLY N0W.. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES 0F THAT HAPPENiNG?! H0W SAD.

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Female 242
76. More than one billion birds crash into buildings in the US every year. Mirrored office blocks are a particular hazard.

AWW.. THAT`S SAD. BUT iT W0ULD BE HELLA FUNNY T0 SEE HAPPEN.

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Female 242
39. More Brits die each year falling from their hotel balcony than do in diving accidents, according to Foreign Office statistics.

THAT SUCKS.

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Male 1,031
82. Alan Smithee is a prolific director of film stinkers. His is the name directors use if a film is recut by the studio against their wishes. The alias was first used on the 1969 western, Death of a Gunfighter. Its origins are somewhat murky, but one theory goes that it is an anagram of "The Alias Men."

And there were some that I knew in general without the specific numbers attached.

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Male 1,031
I didn`t know, but was not surprised by:
5. 52% of households have five or more remote controls.

I knew:
22. George W Bush got the highest number of votes for president of any candidate in US history, in November 2004.
23. John Kerry got the second highest number.
56. The Shining is the "perfect scary movie", according to researchers, who have come up with a scientific formula for such things. They identified the isolated setting, escalating music and chase scenes as some of the key elements in its success.
67. It`s 30 years since the world`s first barcode was used. It was on a 10-pack of Wrigley`s Juicy Fruit at a supermarket in Ohio. The gum is now an exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

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Female 992
LOL!!!!!! Funny! The first one cracked me up
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Female 19
66. An American girl aged between three and 11 has, on average, 10 Barbie dolls in her toy box

Because I really needed to know that haha.

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Female 211
That was actually very interesting.
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Male 440
Lol now you can never have nothing to talk about.
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Male 3,060
86. You can see the back of your own head in some parts of the universe as time and light are so curved. The universe is neither flat, nor football shaped - it looks like a flat-sided trumpet, German physicists believe.


89. Continuing in this cheery vein, more than 1.2 million people die in traffic accidents worldwide each year. The first was Bridget Driscoll, knocked down by a car travelling at 12mph in London on 17 August 1896. The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death, and warned: "This must never happen again."


i thought those two were the most interesting. i didn`t know a lot of that stuff.

and what do you have against the prez, someone??

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Male 1,371
bush is more of a faggot than ever maybe
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Female 2,035
Crows apparently like the taste of windscreen-wiper blades.

Wow! Thats useful information. LoL!

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Male 637
Neither did I.

A lot of them are UK-related.
And thusly unimportant to me. ;-)

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Male 597
I didn`t know most of those things.
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Male 10,115
Link: 100 Things we Didn`t Know This Time Last Year [Rate Link] - A list of some of the most important things learned in 2004.

:-)

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