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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 27, 2006 at 11:13 pm
    Link: 50 Things We Learned in 2006 - Actually, I didn`t learn a lot of this stuff until I read this article.
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
    623 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:30 am
    wow i didnt know a lot of that either
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:31 am
    hey i got alot of blue lights in mi room. that must be how i stay up so late. xD
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    YanksRool Male 18-29
    29 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:34 am
    Holy S&*t; microscopic mites with claws living in my eyelashes. So creepy.
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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:38 am
    Awesome, I should get a girlfriend to get more healthy. Seriously I need one, I have no life. I Stay up till 2.36 without the blue lights. Though the purplely clours and "how to save a life" is helping.
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    tmw1488 Female 18-29
    96 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:47 am
    I all ready knew some of this stuff, like the narwhale thing. Those things are cool. Unicorn-whales!
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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:48 am
    Not what I expected. I learned all of that just that while reading that page. That seems like a lot of useless info to me.

    Pluto is not a planet, that`s what I learned this year.

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    mangarooboo Female 13-17
    280 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 3:00 am
    Ummm... what`s with number five? Anybody notice the numbers? or am i just insane...
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2582 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 3:27 am
    "20. A substance called resveratrol, also found in red wine, protects mice from obesity and the effects of aging, and perhaps could do the same for humans. "

    Never been happier to be French.


    "50. Researchers from the University of Manchester managed to induce teeth growth in normal chickens - activating genes that have lain dormant for 80 million years."

    F°ck yeah! I can finally get my pet otter!

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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 5:16 am
    one slight correction...the ozone wont fix itself by 2050, its said to be able to get back to 1979 levels by that year :P which isn`t all that good.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 5:50 am
    "21. Two previously unknown forms of ice - dubbed by researchers as ice XIII and XIV - were discovered frozen at temperatures of around minus 160 degrees Celsius, or minus 256 Fahrenheit."

    I thought the underwater ants were strange, but `previously unknown forms of ice??" :-/

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    Guest5386 Female 18-29
    302 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 7:17 am
    19. Red wine contains anti-inflammatory chemicals that stave off diseases affecting the gums and bone around the teeth.

    20. A substance called resveratrol, also found in red wine, protects mice from obesity and the effects of aging, and perhaps could do the same for humans.

    **Hell yeah! I drink to that!**

    24. At least once a week, 28 percent of high school students fall asleep in school, 22 percent fall sleep while doing homework and 14 percent get to school late or miss school because they overslept.

    ** nothing new to me, but its does show a symptom of something, school is NOT adapted to teens**

    25. Women gain weight when they move in with a boyfriend because their diet deteriorates, but men begin to eat more healthy food when they set up a home with a female partner.

    **do i EVEN have to make a comment?**

    48. Red wines from southwest France and Sardinia boast the highest concentrations of chemical compounds that promote heart health.

    **open another bottle, love 2006!*

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    malimar Female 13-17
    34 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 9:02 am
    hell yes! malta!
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    IHeartJesus Female 18-29
    215 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 10:13 am
    Well the eyelash thing is sort of gross, and the chickens with teeth would be disturbing to me, but overall some pretty interesting tidbits of information.
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    jvcc Female 13-17
    354 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 11:35 am
    " microscopic mites with claws living in my eyelashes. So creepy."

    I found out about that when I was little and used a magnifying mirror to see if I could find them and pull them off.

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    david_kap1 Male 13-17
    59 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 11:58 am
    well the most important 1 for me is #49 more chocholate milk, what do i care if they say pluto is a planet or not :S
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 12:31 pm
    I say half of the is BS, especially the red wine thing, but whatever. And Pluto is sooo a planet, I don`t care what they say.
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    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    38. Most of us have microscopic, wormlike mites named Demodex that live in our eyelashes and have claws and a mouth.

    ewww that is the grossest thing ive ever heard of. & its pretty disturbing. makes me want to pull my eyelashes out..

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:31 pm
    "Women gain weight when they move in with a boyfriend because their diet deteriorates, but men begin to eat more healthy food when they set up a home with a female partner"
    its a natural health mechanism. when woman spend more time with a man, their hormones cause weight gain. on the onther hand, the men grow less weighted in order to hunt more productively for their new family.
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    Lorah Female 18-29
    1784 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    38. Most of us have microscopic, wormlike mites named Demodex that live in our eyelashes and have claws and a mouth.
    ... I`m scared..
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    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 2:04 pm
    49. One of the most effective ways for athletes to recover after exercise is to drink a glass of chocolate milk.
    ????
    I drink gatorade, or sugar stuff.
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    chaosgirl Female 13-17
    169 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 3:09 pm
    You know, that women gaining weight after moving in with a guy would be solved if they had sex at least 20 minutes a day, three times a week. I mean sex is so good for our metabolism and all that crap. And it`s a lot more fun than going to a gym or something.
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 4:20 pm
    did anyone really read all 50? i stopped at about 15...
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 4:56 pm
    9. Scientists have discovered that certain brain chemicals in our tears are natural pain relievers.

    Ah, thats a relief, my mum always used to tell me that if I cried it would make it worse, HAH!

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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 4:58 pm
    16. A new planet described as a "super-Earth," which weighs 13 times as much as our planet, exists in a solar system 9,000 light-years away.

    Book me a space ship ticket. NOW.

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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 4:59 pm
    20. A substance called resveratrol, also found in red wine, protects mice from obesity and the effects of aging, and perhaps could do the same for humans.

    Actually in a Time magazice article, it made the mice obese, but healthy compared to the ones without resveratrol.

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 5:56 pm
    Everyone of these is fact actually. I love my science and technology updates. Wow I read a lot.

    Good to see an honest list like this. Oh and, I am definitely taking up the chocolate milk thing. (can`t overdo it of course)

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    lexmex Female 18-29
    458 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 5:59 pm
    there`s more than one type of ice?
    isnt ice just frozen water? can there be "more frozen" water or something?
    ugh idk but i thought this was pretty interesting. i expected something about pluto to be on there though
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    retarderd Male 50-59
    178 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 6:06 pm
    i learned this year that u shouldnt give the cops the bird when they drive by you
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    truebacon Male 13-17
    14 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 6:43 pm
    THAT was so useless it made me angry
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 6:52 pm
    2. The part of the brain that regulates reasoning, impulse control and judgment is still under construction during puberty and doesn`t shift into autopilot until about age 25.

    Makes complete sense now.

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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 7:11 pm
    Too much stuff about the UK. The UK stopped being interesting since after Led Zeppelin.
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    Mystery815 Female 18-29
    29 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 8:22 pm
    32. Just 30 minutes of continuous kissing can diminish the body`s allergic reaction to pollen, relaxing the body and reducing production of histamine, a chemical cell given out in response to allergens.

    I`ll remember that the next time I make out with a Dandelion.:-P

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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    December 28, 2006 at 9:30 pm
    I don`t remember learning this.

    BTW: 100th post!!!!!!!!!!!!yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay

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    BigGuyMikePA Male 18-29
    99 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 12:25 am
    The only thing on that list that will do be any good is the thing about the blue light fending off drowsiness, considering I work midnight shift.
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    DragonCake Female 13-17
    403 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 4:20 am
    i wonder how the worm mites got to my eyelashes?
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    prontastic Male 13-17
    38 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 5:54 am
    they`re not JUST on your eyelashes, or at least that species of mite.They are EVERYWHERE! you`d need to bathe in acid to get rid of them too.
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    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
    177 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 9:59 am
    38. Most of us have microscopic, wormlike mites named Demodex that live in our eyelashes and have claws and a mouth.

    I do NOT like the sound of that $hit! :o
    *starts picking at eyelashes*

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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 11:27 am
    The Demodex thing was so effin disgusting X-(
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    Moodyblues Female 18-29
    340 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 11:47 am
    Yeah it was. I felt like not touching my eyelashes ever again. I never knew a single thing on that list. That was very interesting.
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    Mxa Male 13-17
    134 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    22. The hole in the earth`s ozone layer is closing - and could be entirely closed by 2050. Meanwhile, the amount of greenhouse gases is increasing.

    I`ve never heard of that in the news,
    But i`ve heard alot about that the ozone layer are a mess for like several years..

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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 11:10 pm
    9. Scientists have discovered that certain brain chemicals in our tears are natural pain relievers.

    Well thats kinda. . . cool. And depressing.

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    Qallupilluq Female 18-29
    45 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 5:24 am
    So many of these things are old news...
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    Mudcake_2 Female 13-17
    32 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 5:32 am
    lol love the completely useless ones

    ~Wont you please visit pengky? she`s oh so lonely...she would love a visit!~ Pengky!

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    SassySweet05 Female 18-29
    221 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    AHHH! #38 threatens to make me pick out my own eyelashes!
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    monert Female 18-29
    799 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    The one about the demodex was gross.

    It was interesting even though useless.

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    Dalande Female 18-29
    24 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 5:59 pm
    LOL @ toothy chickens. Buh KAWK!
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    Dalande Female 18-29
    24 posts
    December 30, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    Oh, and I`ve known about demodexes since high school biology class about FIVE YEARS AGO. Creepy, but probably necessary, like friendly bacteria in our bowels.
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    wings1313 Female 18-29
    314 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    the shark thing is pretty cool....its small though compared to the great white and other sharks

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