29 Random Facts You Probably Dont Know

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Misc

Outer space smells like steak? All the more reason to inhabit the moon ASAP.
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Male 2,552
...and our galaxy apparently smells like raspberries and tastes like rum.
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Male 916
um... roulette wheels add up to 630.
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Male 6,227
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Male 674
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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Male 5,413
#4 Very impressive!
#5 Respect!
#11 HAHA! XD
#16 Sick >:(
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Male 616
@ squrlz, and squirrel poo too
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Male 616
so Bon Jovi knows nothing about music OR business
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Female 283
the elephants are probably afraid of the bees getting into their trunks, thats why theyre afraid of mice.
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Male 6,227
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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Male 1,243
The radiation point is incorrect.
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Male 12,365
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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Male 12,365
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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Male 11,739
[quote]Those were hilarious non facts.[/quote]

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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Male 12,365
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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Male 250
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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Male 4,745
Smell space??? There are so many things wrong with that statement that I don`t even know where to begin.
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Male 674
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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Male 3,147
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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Male 723
"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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Male 13,630
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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Male 153
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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Male 40,259

You can`t smell space.
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Female 6,381
Too bad the grammar was so bad in many that you can`t be sure what the story was.
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Male 11,739
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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Male 1,150
cant clicky clicky
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Male 21,023
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