34 Things You Should Know, But Probaby Don’t…

Submitted by: macjanette 9 years ago in Weird
http://www.madwahm.com/random-thoughts/things-you-should-know-but-probably-dont/

Some of these are really interesting...
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Female 85
I stopped reading at the Susan Lucci one. What`s the point if it`s all made up.
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Female 55
susan lucci is not the daughter of phyllis diller...
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Female 1,269
"34 Things You Should Know, But Probaby Don’t…"?
and why should we have known those things?
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Male 25
The Donald Duck one among with a load of others is bull crap. I`m Finnish and I can prove with a collection of Donald Duck comics since the 50`s (not a pause anywhere in the line) and if that`s not enough, check this:

http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/finla...

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Female 859
haha! i gota remember that scorpian thing
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Male 294
I dont know how much of these are true...
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Male 954
i knew the lips stick one and a few others
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Female 59
Wow. I wanna explode a shark.
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Male 68
"The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher."

What, Israeli people eat their stamps? Hilarious!

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Female 857
I knew about the Donald Duck one... I actually seen it on the news a few years back.
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Male 2,395
Pretty Nice facts... knew some of them too.
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Female 1,412
Ive heard most of these.
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Male 12,365
Doomlike - don`t doubt, check.

The first handy page direct from a primary source that I happened to find was from the Swiss National Bank:

http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/cash/current/id/cash_current_prod

If you care to check further, you`ll find that most bank notes are made of cotton, or at least mostly cotton (USA notes use a mix of cotton and linen).

But don`t take my word for it. If you want to know anything, check the primary source if possible or a reliable source (i.e. not Wikipedia or a random website) if not.

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Male 416
I highly doubt money is made of cotton.
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Male 2,216
...and primetimekin, you need to work out what rhyming properly means. "Storage" does not rhyme with "Orange", it would have to be "Storange", its the main body of the word that has to rhyme, not just the last two letters, ie "silver" doesnt rhyme with "fuller" does it?

Basically no other (non fictional) word ends in "ilver" or "orange" or "urple". But yeah, you`re right about `month`.

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Male 2,216
Number 34 is just a quote. And number 22 sounds like bollocks, 10 years to paint her lips? I don`t think so.
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Male 75
half of this is fake
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Male 7,933
words that rhyme with orange. storage, sporage, etc.
purple, nurple. Even if it is made up it fits. And silver? How many words end in er? The only word that I cant think of that rhymes with anything month.

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Is the glue killed a certain way???

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Female 412
a lot of bullsht really
aussie money is plastic
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Male 4,239
multi-tasking is a word used to describe computers not being ambidextrous
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Male 4,239
Orcas (killer whales) do not eat sharks. They will eat sea lions, and fish but not sharks
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Male 4,239
7-Up is named because it has seven ingredients and there are seven letters in the words seven up. The dot means nothing. Nor was the inventor an Albano.
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Male 4,239
The declaration of independence is written on vellum paper. And the word hemp means plant fiber not cannabis. Although you can make hemp out of cannabis not all hemp is cannabis
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Male 4,239
I can`t believe there`s more than 36 people out there who believe this crap
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Male 103
I love the people on this forum trying to show how smart they are by claiming that they already knew these things.

But really, if you didn`t even need to read this list to learn all of these... "facts," congratulations, you must be the smartest person in the whole Internet!

Seriously, use the word "fact" and people will believe any goddamned thing you say. Anyone who already "knew" this bullsh*t, I`ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

No? How `bout some swampland in Florida? And you should really check out this stuff called "dihydrogen monoxide," it`s totally bad for the environment.

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Male 271
uhhh... !Quiver"
Shiver ? Hello?
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Those would only work if it was quilver and shilver.

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Female 993
meh, another list of random stuff.
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Male 143
I know like... half of that. Otherwise pretty kewl! :D
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Male 118
Half of these are fake.
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Male 2,576
"No words in the dictionary that ryhm with ... silver2

uhhh... !Quiver"
Shiver ? Hello?

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Female 66
What a crock of, well, it isn`t all true. For sure Susan Lucci is NOT related to Phyliss Diller! Her daughter it said. BS. She is the daughter of Jeanette and Victor Lucci. Born in New York. Not that it matters, just find one that is wrong for sure and you have to wonder about all the rest.
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Male 777
Kilver rhymes with silver (it`s an old english word having to do with surnames).
Curple (or kurple, not sure how it`s spelled) rhymes with purple and is a piece of a horse`s saddle.
The thing about how eating an apple takes more calories than the apple has in it is just plain bullsh*t.
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Female 76
Since I`m a loser and always online, I`ve heard about 20 of these previously. Most "facts" though seem like a bunch a crap.
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Female 1,398
ianbeany1989: That`s pointless, I knew the true ones and the false ones are obvious
A scorpion can`t sting itself to death, otherwise they would all be dead

When scorpions fight each other they sting each other to kill... scorpions don`t sting themselves for the same reason we don`t strangle ourselves.

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Male 1,162
and I should know this because...?
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Male 222
That astronauts one is fake.
Yes, you CAN FART IN SPACE. Problem is, it`ll stay with you on your space suit, and you`ll breathe the fart in again. When you get back to the station, removing your suit means removing the trapped gas inside. Which means that your fellows will have to not breathe if they don`t want to smell your gas.
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Female 338
Most of these are older than the internet itself. If I wanted to relive the memories of my old relatives forwarding me this list from their AOL email accounts, I would.
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Female 505
Chocolate doesn`t kill dogs instantly, but it is bad for them. My dog ate a whole chocolate bunny one Easter and was fine.
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Male 178
very interesting
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Female 744
nothing rhymes with "month" either.
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Female 1,407
Loved the last fact. ^_^
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Male 416
To clear things up, the declaration was DRAFTED on hemp, the final was put on parchment.
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Female 159
Orange Lozange. (throat sweet) There are others too, not in english perhaps, but certainly in someone`s dictionary.
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Male 46
29 is partially false.
"29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!"
An average apple contains 60 calories, which is more than it takes to chew and digest.
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Male 253
"Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode."
is bullpoo. Orcas do it so their prey`s tongue exits the mouth, enabling another orca (they travel in groups known as pods) to bite the tongue off (or at least cut it deeply) and bleed out the prey.
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Female 465
I already knew most of those... didn`t know about the orcas torpedoing sharks though, that was pretty cool :P
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Male 12,365
Oh yeah, the real origin of "rule of thumb".

A rule is a simple measuring device, what would nowadays normally be called a ruler.

An experienced artisan can get a reasonably accurate measurement of distance using their experience and their thumb as a measuring device.

They are using a rule of thumb instead of a rule of wood or a rule of metal. This used to be common practice.

I`ve seen it done nowadays, by a carpet-fitter laying carpet tiles and assessing how much he needed to cut a tile to fit. He was accurate to about 1/16th of an inch using his thumb as a rule.

A rule of thumb is a reasonably accurate guide derived from experience. The real origin of the phrase matches that. The feminist fantasy origin doesn`t.

Most of these lists of "facts" on the net are rubbish. You`re better off assuming that they are all wrong than assuming that they are right, because most of them are wrong.

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Male 12,365
BABY_BEAR:

What you "knew" isn`t necessarily true.

Rule of thumb, for example, has nothing to do with a law about men being allowed to beat their wives with a stick as long as it was no thicker than their thumb. It would be impossible for the phrase to be derived from that law, because that law never existed. There are extensive records in England dating back centuries. We even have records of laws dating back to the 9th century (the laws of Alfred the Great, ~890). There is no record of any such law ever existing. The earliest known mention of it was in 1976, as an example of how Men Are Bad And Oppress Wimmin And Only Brave Bold Feminists Can Stop Them.

There was an incident, *centuries after the origin of the phrase* in which a judge was accused by his enemies of supporting the idea. The judge was ridiculed and villified as a result (showing that wife-beating was widely despised, not supported). It isn`t known whether he said it or his enemies were slandering

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Male 1,011
many of those are just flat out lies...
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Male 10
they just need to watch QI they`ve done most of these, chilver rhymes with silver (something to do with horses). Chocolate is poisinous to humans aswell as dogs but the avergage human would have to consume 22lbs (in 1 sitting) for it to take any affect. The celery thing is also a load of rubbish, just a myth.
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Female 1,984
And I`m sure some of them aren`t true anyway.
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Female 1,984
I already knew like half of these.

3. The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle”.

I`ve known this since I was, like, 12!

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Male 9,305
Kosher stamps? That`s hilarious.

"Houston...I have a problem."

"What is it?"

"I just...farted."

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Male 1,220
why would they need 315 separate entries for "misspelled" the word is kinda self explanatory if you ask me
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Female 818
Enough of those are dirty dirty lies that I don`t believe any.
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Female 99
I fail to see why I should know any of this.
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Male 153
That was a pretty sweet list.
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Male 85
lies
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Female 731
I knew a lot of that already.

Cool stuff, though.

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Female 1,120
LOL! astronauts aren`t allowed to fart.
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Female 1,120
12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Thats pretty cool. I knew most of them, though.

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Male 3,255
A lot of these I know were lies. The inventor of 7up was not an albino, they have pictures of him ffs its just an urban legand.

"On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily."

Horsesh*t. Maybe in third world countries, but around here its law to do things like, put the little band with parents names on the parents, and on the kid as soon as they are done cleaning it in the heating bed.

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Male 340
http://www.snopes.com/business/names/7up...

For the 7-up one, he wasn`t albino.

Also, half that stuff wasn`t true or even mildly useful. Bad post.

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Male 72
have these people not heard of snopes...
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Male 8
Actually, sporange rhymes with orange.
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Male 651
aka 34 wildly unverifiable statements...
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Male 263
I stopped reading after the Susan Lucci thing. Phyllis Diller is not her mother! That`s just ridiculous. I`m surprised it didn`t say that Mr. Rogers was a sniper in Vietnam. No wonder people are so stupid with all the misinformation on the internet.
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Male 4,393
14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

i know that..... :P

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Male 1,109
they aren`t really things that we should know.
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Female 143
there are false ones but its good for an interesting read
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Female 1,395
I knew

the raisen in carbonated drinks (everyone knows that!)

warren beatty and shirly mcclaine

I knew chocolate was bad for dogs but not why

fish scales in lipstick

Donald duck ban

wooden oscars

no clocks in vegas

Halloween mask (everyone knows that too!)

rule of thumb

kosher stamp glue

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Female 15,763
I`m sure there are a lot of fallacies there...
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Male 1,825
nurple
burn!
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Male 1,053
know soem of these
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Male 188
i knew 8/34 and i wanna try 4 and 23
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Female 924
- Those are not things that you should know, most of them are completely useless
- Some (or a lot maybe) aren`t even true

Basically, completely useless list.

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Male 629
Is it just me or have I seen this list before?
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Female 781
Baking chocolate is the most dangerous, because it`s the theobromine in the chocolate that is bad. White chocolate is the least dangerous, because lots of other things are added (milk, sugar, etc,) that dilutes the amount of theobromine in the chocolate. All of them are bad, though; it`s not a question of allergies, as all dogs can`t process chocolate well.

It was right, it does affect their body adversely and can kill them if they have too much. `Bout the only thing it was right on...

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Female 1,004
"A scorpion can`t sting itself to death, otherwise they would all be dead"
That`s if it has alcohol poured on it. Not like it just decides "You know what? I`m going to sting myself to death!"
And I`m pretty sure that one would be untrue. A scorpion`s venom wouldn`t effect itself, would it?
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Male 132
Sorry, but this list is fail. While interesting enough to be worth my time, I already knew about half of those things, and I have never been in a situation where knowing any of them has helped me in any way, so "you should know" does not apply here. Furthermore, some of them are also poorly researched and inaccurate.
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Female 1,441
I knew like seven of those things. Pretty intresting stuff.
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Female 443
Wow ... I bet most of these (all?) aren` true.
1) Money is actually 75% Linen and only 25% cotton.
2)Had to look around to confirm this one - but I couldn`t find anything very reliable one way or the other. It appears whole newsgroup(s) exist to argue about what the declaration of independence was made of ...
3)A tittle is a small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
4)Appears to be true :-)
5)False! Her parents Jeanette and Victor Lucci

blah...

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Female 1,172
Susan Lucci isn`t Phyllis Diller`s daughter... And chocolate doesn`t kill dogs instantly. Baker`s chocolate has been known to cause kidney failure in dogs who are allergic to it. Unfortunately there`s no way to know if your dog is allergic, so it`s best just not to give them any.
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Male 4,012
Oh, I meant I couldn`t find anything on snopes that confirms or deny any of the first 8 points (except the tittle one). I gave up searching after that.
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Male 242
dynapyre, There are no clocks on the walls in casinos (at least on the floor). They are made dark and hard to get out of so that you lose any sense of time and hopefully stop at another slot machine.
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Female 505
Hey Chamerion, nice avatar! I love that show
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Female 505
I`ve heard all of those things before. I like to go on a site full of interesting facts about everything. And Pabasa, how did Snopes fail you? Maybee Snopes is right, but the list isn`t?
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Male 205
That`s pointless, I knew the true ones and the false ones are obvious
A scorpion can`t sting itself to death, otherwise they would all be dead
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Female 665
haha these are pretty cool. sad about the baby thing, but totally hilarious about the killer whale thing.
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Female 488
someone check these on snopes?
i want to know which ones are false. i`m also lazy.
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Female 116
"Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode."

That is damn cool. I want to see that.

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Male 77
dynapyre

i believe what they meant for the celery is that u burn more cal eatin the celery than the celery itself has. therefore, negative cals

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Female 228
They missed that 68% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
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Female 511
Doesn`t sliver rhyme with silver?

Meh, either way - would be fun if they were all true, but *shrug*.

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Male 114
idd b-hazard.

also there are clocks in casinos in vegas. its in your pocket as a cell phone, on your wrist, AND ON THE WALL!!!!

on celery: it has 18 calories per 118 grams, that`s about one stalk. that`s a positive number if I in fact, did pass first grade math. it also has 4 grams of carbs, no fat and no protein.

the guiness book is not the most stolen from libraries. it`s the bible. which should actually be even a crazier thing to put on this site. but at least its true.

if farting truly damages a space suit, then beans would still be allowed. the only reason why people think beans make them fart is because they are really high in fiber. trust me, there is no special farting chemical in a bean.

oscars were not made of wood in WWII. they were made of plaster, which the celebrities could exchange for the metal ones after the war was over.

the 7 up inventor was not albino. he was a normal looking white guy. nothing special. check it out on snopes.

orcas have teeth. no exp

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Male 213
Yeah, most of those are completely garbage that, quite frankly, only an idiot would believe.
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Female 127
Most of the stuff I looked up turned out to be wrong . For example the Declaration of Independence was written on Parchment paper not hemp. Parchment is derived from animal skins. . " Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller " That is wrong. That was the top five makes me wonder how much more is wrong
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Male 4,012
Snopes failed me :-(
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Female 180
I knew about the money one.
And the raisin one.
I`ve got some book somewhere that explains why 8-).
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Male 629
Oh, just because some of the stuff on the list isn`t true, doesn`t make them all false. And I`m sure you can poke some holes through some of them. Still was an interesting read, nonetheless.
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Female 60
Some of those stuff are not true.
Like the fact about the dot in 7UP. That was created late 1800 early 1900, so any photos of him are black and white. How could they exactly know if he was Albino, or not?
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Male 2,958
I naively stumbled through the list thinking it had a chance of being true until I glanced at "Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it."
as if beans are the sole cause of flatulence.
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Male 483
Wow the scorpion suicide and exploding shark ones were the best.
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Male 2,958
should know, probably don`t, and still won`t.

hard to know stuff that isn`t true.

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Female 143
Link: 34 Things You Should Know, But Probaby Don’t… [Rate Link] - Some of these are really interesting...
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