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Date: 01/16/13 02:12 PM

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Link: Did You Know? - Interesting tidbits of some useless and some not so useless information.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    Pretty useless, somewhat interesting. But mute your sound, the computer voice is completely ****ing irritating.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    -A distributed neural system is not the lack of. Chickens are partially the same way.

    -Handshakes definitely existed before handguns.
  4. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    1:35: Um, no? It was around for thousands of years before guns.

    The Bible has King Solomon`s assassin: he was shaking hands with a fat dude, then stabbing him to death (he was left-handed, eh?).

    Showing an "open hand" is highly cross-cultural as a friendly gesture.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    I hope the GOP and the Christian radicals don`t catch on to the interesting tidbit about oysters- they`ll introduce legislation to take away their choice too.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
    202 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    The whole "shaking hands is to show that you are unarmed" is not true. People have been shaking hands all over the world for thousands of years.
    It seems to be something humans instinctively do to socialize. Proof of this is that when French film makers met a previously totally isolated tribe, the tripe shook hands with them to prove that they weren`t hostile.
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    beefno Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Incomprehensibly annoying. Didn`t make it 10 seconds.
  8. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    These things are wacky. "Starfish have no brain"
    Nor do 1/3 of the humans that walk the Earth!

    "The atronaut blew out some poop in space?" How many have not? Gimme a break.

    "If you walk and talk bla bla...synchronize steps EVENTUALLY" Well eventually anything will happen in time?

    "Handshake" OMG!

    Jesus! What a pile of donkey slippers.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    "Did you know?" that this is full of bull hunky?

    Anatidaephobia - a fictitious phobia created by Gary Larson.

    And the rest...blah blah blah.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    5Cats! `The Bible" is far worse than this crap. Not a good reference, in my book :-)
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    This post need real entertainment.
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    Plangkye Female 18-29
    258 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    Text-to-speech? What is this?
  13. Profile photo of Canoas
    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    @r66tramp
    "5Cats! `The Bible" is far worse than this crap. Not a good reference, in my book "

    so you`re claiming that the part in the bible where someone shakes hands is false? What is your point exactly?
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    Pun intended `The Book" vs ~my~ book...get it? Ha ha...no? Try? Just a joke folks.

    I`m sorry Canoas, I am a heathen! For a living I fill people`s minds with imagination not pooE of gob. I hope you understand?
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Some true and not so true facts.
  16. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    Is it just me or do the curse-word filters get better and better around here? Why bother? Used to be easier back in the day...to cuss here!
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    "Archaeological ruins and ancient texts show that handshaking was practiced in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC; a depiction of two soldiers shaking hands can be found on part of a 5th century BC funerary stele on display in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin ... The handshake is thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon."

    So while it was present before handguns..the meaning is still the same.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    I honestly find the crying plants to be the most interesting tidbit...where is the study/research to back this claim?
  19. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    McThstlpnts, as plants dry out, their wet inner vessels of tubes dry and whistle. It happens around the world in many climates. What once held drops of water dries, then the membrance is squished as the entire shroud retracts in dryness sometimes letting out a push of air that may or may not, make a sound. Pay attention in school, I learned that poop when I was 16.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    Furthermore, you can actually here grass grow! You need to be deep in a forest at night in the right season(spring helps) and you can hear it. It you are in a fertile field of hay deep in the boonies, you can hear it popping from the earth. These are key sounds to life if you IMB folks have never heard them. Seek these climate and places out, it is amazing to hear green things grow! The first time I heard fiddle-heads growing in a forrest at night, I thought it was critters crawling :-)
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    Well, that was useless.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Do plants really cry for help?

    can someone please tell me it`s not true? I work with plants and already have dreams of them needing watered. I don`t need dreams with them crying.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    Drop a fresh ocean lobster into a boiling pot of water! Same poo but different. As the water boils the fluids trapped in the lobsters shell...like a whistle `can` go off. Out east in Nova Scotia where I grew up as a kid, the `men` said the lobster was crying. Not good when you are a small child but old folks are fecked off in the head anyway you slice `em.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm
    @McThstlpnts & @HalfPintRoo: It`s been known for decades that plants communicate with one another. Just how much and what is said? That`s open to debate!
    But at minimum, plants not only communicate but HELP others of the same species.

    Mother Nature = Amazing, eh?

    "crying" is a human interpritation. As @r66tramp points out. What the plant/animal is doing and our "human view" of it are two different things.

    But it`s absolutely certain, plants communicate.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    I cannot talk to you right now. There is a duck watching me, and he is texting to the authorities
  26. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    A bird of paradise was wispering over my shoulder just now, she said, `hook me up with 5cats`. I swear, Cats, that`s what she said. Funny thing, here on Madeira Island the bird of paradise cry at night...for real!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    Google it! If you doubt.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 1:27 am
    HalfPintRoo
    Tis true
    only yesterday I was having a coffee and a custard cream biscuit chatting with a snowdrop
    and he informed me that life is harsh,
    Born in the cold months only to peg it when it gets warmer
    He was quite negative, I gave him a mug of tomato soup, but he declined it
  29. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7601 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 2:20 am
    Nope- I know just where my duck is right now. Under my bed... she is not watching me. now.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 2:25 am
    madduck
    not until you sleep
    beware!!!
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 4:20 am
    that was retarded.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 6:34 am
    Did you know that this video sucks hard. I hate that we continue spreading nonsense as facts.
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
    259 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 6:51 am
    this site needs to get NSFW quickly to keep it alive
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    dmoltrup Male 30-39
    162 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 7:24 am
    They`ve managed to take old, useless facts and he-hash them into something even more boring.
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    dmoltrup Male 30-39
    162 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 7:24 am
    (re)
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 7:56 am
    Read the first 5 comments and did not bother to open.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 7:58 am
    the more important question....did I care?
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 8:48 am
    Anatidaephobia is a fictional phobia invented by Gary Larson (The Far Side).
  39. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 9:44 am
    @FoolsPrussia - that`s just what the Ducks want you to believe
  40. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    7052 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 10:31 am
    At least two of those are not true.

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