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Date: 12/17/12 08:30 PM

26 Responses to 29 Random Facts You Probably Dont Know

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Link: 29 Random Facts You Probably Dont Know - Outer space smells like steak? All the more reason to inhabit the moon ASAP.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    cant clicky clicky
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    December 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    You have to give it a minute whipplefunk.

    Sean Connery would have made a HORRIBLE Gandalf. I`m glad he declined. I knew some of these, they are pretty cool.

    Danny Trejo does what he does because he was a convict before being discovered. In fact as I recall he was discovered in prison.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Too bad the grammar was so bad in many that you can`t be sure what the story was.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    You can`t smell space.
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    I always take these lists with the understanding that they`re probably not researched and largely hearsay, but dear christ I hope the Top Gun one is true.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Gerry1of1
    I thought the same, there is no air in space
    thus its called `space` no air no smells,
    I guess I could knock a similar list up with some wild and whacked out ``facts``
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 2:23 am
    "A study conducted by a Swiss university showed that stockbrokers are more reckless and manipulative than diagnosed psychopaths."

    In reality, most CEOs of major corporations, stock brokers, higher military officials - folks in high-power positions - tend to show signs of psycopathy, or are thought to be true, yet undiagnosed, psychopaths. It`s actually what makes them such effective leaders and achievers. They are unburdened by questions of propriety or ethical concerns. They can make the hard decisions with little to no qualms. They tend to be charming, manipulative, narcisistic and calculating. It has been postulated that a relatively large percentage of the world`s population rates highly on the psycopathy scale. Yet, it is only a rare few that are actually violent.

    8-) LJ
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 3:54 am
    Even if there was anything substantial to smell in space, it wouldn`t get in the spacesuit....it`s the whole idea of wearing one.

    There would I think be some atoms though... certainly ones in very low concentration that have come from our atmosphere and maybe ones evaporating from metals used in the spacecraft and suits....even iron at room temp. evaporates on Earth... just so few atoms at any one time that you`d have to live practically forever to see a sample disappear that way. So, I`d imagine that in space at the lower pressures that optimum evaporation point would be a lower temp and occur more....but not enough to be concentrated for a human nose to smell in the vastness of space around them I don`t think.

    Still..they`ve been and done it and I haven`t so ultimately I think I`ll have to take their word for it :)
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 5:04 am
    Those were hilarious non facts. Most of that junk writing is out of context reduction. Entertaining to me that somebody can reduce reality into fictional fact. Just the same, I enjoyed that post very much.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 6:40 am
    Smell space??? There are so many things wrong with that statement that I don`t even know where to begin.
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am
    what you are PROBABLY smelling in space is the result of high energy particles from the sun interacting with the suit and spacecraft once you come back on board.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:01 am
    The space one isn`t the total drivel it seems to be. This collection of statements that might or might not be true has done a very poor job of explaining it.

    The smell has been consistently reported on the exterior of spacesuits and other stuff after returning to the ship/station. So nobody is smelling space directly (which, as Listypoos neatly explained, is impossible).

    There`s a bit of matter in space, especially in some areas. If an astronaut has been outside for a bit, it`s possible that enough molecules will have stuck to their kit for a person to smell them. Or maybe the smell results from the interaction of energy and the kit - there`s a lot of energy flying around in space. I don`t know.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Those were hilarious non facts.

    Some of them might be non facts, I didn`t bother researching all of them. But I know for a FACT that 1) Connery turned down the role of Gandalf, 2) Bon Jovi does have the restaurant where people pay what they can or volunteer, 3)Ioannis Ikonomou does speak 32 languages fluently, and 4) Tim Duncan does have an honors degree in psychology because his mom wanted he (and his siblings) to finish college.

    Don`t talk without knowing what you`re saying, it makes you look stupid. Maybe a few of them would be hard to research or prove, but most of them are facts that you can easily research if you have enough brains to Google it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Well, this guy looks like a good source for an answer:

    Link to the abstract of a paper on it

    Louis Allamandola is the director of the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA`s research centre, so he`s a very relevant expert. Apparently the smell is polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are pungent enough and common enough in many parts of space to result in a smell on surfaces exposed for long enough, e.g. the exterior of a spacesuit after a while spent outside. A human would, of course, associate the smell with a source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that they`re more familiar with, like hot cooked meat or very hot metal.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:30 am
    To add a 5th to freddyferret`s list - elephants might or might not be *scared* of bees, but they`re certainly very wary of them and will go well out of their way to avoid them. African bees are notoriously aggressive. Hives send many more attackers against intruders and they attack sooner. Even to an elephant, they`re a bona fide danger and one to which it has no defence. An elephant could probably swat a couple of dozen bees with its trunk, but they`ll attack in a swarm.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2012 at 11:05 am
    The radiation point is incorrect.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Absolute stuff and nonsense. I`ve been to outer space and can report that it smells like fur, acorns, and rodent sweat. I could smell it *distinctly* in my spacesuit.
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    xCANDACEx Female 30-39
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    December 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    the elephants are probably afraid of the bees getting into their trunks, thats why theyre afraid of mice.
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    December 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    so Bon Jovi knows nothing about music OR business
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    December 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    @ squrlz, and squirrel poo too
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    #4 Very impressive!
    #5 Respect!
    #11 HAHA! XD
    #16 Sick >:(
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Freddyferret with 9131 posts is gonna come down on my point of view? And Angillion with 9376 posts? YOU TWO RETARDS NEED TO UNDERSTAND YOU ARE BOTH IN LOVE WITH YOUR OWN INTERNET VOICE MORE THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER! I said it was fictional fact...while you two wankers go off into outer space and I`d bet a million dollars neither of you have studied science in a college or university. Still I love you pricks just the same...yee help keep the internet TRUE with yer ignorance. JAH!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    December 19, 2012 at 1:27 am
    um... roulette wheels add up to 630.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2012 at 2:59 am
    ...and our galaxy apparently smells like raspberries and tastes like rum.

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