25 Facts We Should Know [Pic+]

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago

The geography ones are for our American friends
There are 40 comments:
Male 579
I feel like telling this user the list is quite goodly, irregardless.
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Male 14,330
How is letting people out of the elevator before you get in a fact??
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Male 5,874
I didn`t realise that there were so many ten-year-olds looking at IAB
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Female 1,743
I would totally frame "Correlation is not causation" and put it on my wall.
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Male 5,094
Angilion: Yes we`re all waiting for Fancy to update his character set to one that`s actually relevant in the 8th century, not to mention the 21st.
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Male 58
Not to be one of those internet users, but I`m about 100% sure the indicator in my car doesn`t show that my intent is to turn right when I push it up...
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Male 12,365
[quote]I like how Wookiepedia has a twisted convoluted theory as to why Han Solo said the M Falcon did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs[/quote]

I like how it casually mentions the high probability of hitting an asteroid in an asteroid belt. That`s a plot device in sloppy sci-fi. In reality, asteroid belts are almost completely empty and you could fly on any random course straight through one with only a tiny chance of hitting anything, even if you were asleep and none of your sensors were working.
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Female 1,467
I don`t get the light year one. I hope people are just forgetting the definition.
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Male 5,568
To clarify Draculya`s comment a bit, a parsec is also a measurement of distance.
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Male 14,775
I like how Wookiepedia has a twisted convoluted theory as to why Han Solo said the M Falcon did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs lies lies
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Male 36,558
[quote]Don`t Believe Everything You Read.[/quote]

I totally believe that too, @Gerry1!
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Male 37,914

Here`s another one...

Don`t Believe Everything You Read.
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Male 12,365
Dammit, the Old English characters displayed perfectly in the editing window and were then mangled before posting. I was expecting something like that, since IAB`s software is so spectacularly crap, but it`s still annoying.
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Male 12,365
English has been so heavily altered over the centuries that I think it`s a bit uncertain whether it`s accurate to call it a Germanic language. Old English is, but modern English is quite different and not just in vocabulary. Old English doesn`t even use the same alphabet (it initially used runes and later used a heavily modified Latin alphabet with additional characters).

Odd factoid - the "Elvish" runes in The Hobbit are Old English.

Some Old English, after it had already been changed a bit, to illustrate my point:

Eft he axode, hu ðære ðeode nama wære þe hi of comon. Him wæs geandwyrd, þæt hi Angle genemnode wæron. Þa cwæð he, "Rihtlice hi sind Angle gehatene, for ðan ðe hi engla wlite habbað, and swilcum gedafenað þæt hi on heofonum engla gefera
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Male 36,558
Eh?

(That`s all I got, eh?)

How about: "The Exception PROBES The Rule" not "proves"...
Too late to change that one though, lolz! For all intensive purposes...

D`OH!
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Male 3,909
Ummm... yeah, I already knew all that sh*t. That was a waste of time.
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Male 3,949
I had actually had a AP psychology teacher in high school who thought we only used 10% of our brains, we got into a heated argument about it one day and the class just believed him because he was the teacher, he even put it on our quiz. It still gets me angry anytime someone brings it up.

...and the Sun is considered a yellow dwarf star.
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Male 1,015
Someone found a replacement for comic sans
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Male 11,740
Most of this is just the rantings of a whiny little bitch.
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Male 5,568
Oops...ThoniOus!
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Male 5,568
Sorry..."ThonioUs".
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Male 5,568
@Thonius,
In support of your "Amazing fact":
ALL people living on the American continents, including "Native Americans", have their original roots in a different part of the world. So, yes, all those qualities you mentioned, as well as some very good ones, were imported.
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Female 4,086
what do i win if i knew all this stuff already?
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Male 987
Amazing fact:

People are ignorant, mean-spirited, stubborn, and rude all over the world. The U.S. did not invent or perfect those qualities.
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Male 987
Disirregardlessly, in the words of King Oslo of Norway, "ignorance is the blissfulness."

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Female 1,803
How about "don`t immediately stop in your tracks when step off an escalator or moving walkway, etc. to figure out where to go next unless you want to get run over by the people coming behind you". Or "if you stand a couple feet away from the luggage carousel, all of us can look for our bag coming and only step in closer to grab it. If you stand right up on it, you`re blocking the view and access for everyone". Can you tell I just had a business trip?
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Male 2,549
How is it that after Jurassic Park there are still those who don`t realize that paleontologists study prehistoric life?
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Male 757
Must be for Americans only, because this is all very common knowledge.
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Male 7,586
I found myself saying "duh" for most of these.
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Male 5,568
@ferdyfred,
When I was in college a friend told me he`d played Trivial Pursuit with his girlfriend and her mother. The question was, "What is the closest star to the planet Earth?" The GF and mother agreed it was the moon.
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Male 5,568
@honkeylips,
Personally, I think the 10% brain use issue is actually true for some people. Unfortunately, it`s the 10% that keeps them breathing and walking so that the rest of us can`t get away from their stupid, incessant yammering!
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Male 17,512
One of my biggest peeves is when people say, "you know what I mean", when they haven`t the vocabulary to really express what they mean.

Also, stuttering "Uh..uh.." (like our current president does)
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Male 13,624
Yup I have had heated discussions with peasants
who do not know the bloody sun is a star
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Male 768
Not very informative....
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Female 2,415
The last one bugs me the most... and the `intents and purposes` one.
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Male 1,983
It never ceases to amaze me the vast number of people who don`t seem to *know* that the sun is a star.

I have ceased talking to people and just walked away from them when this basic lack of knowledge became apparent.
I have no time to waste conversing with idiots, morons, and the willfully ignorant.

I do enough of that here.
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Male 1,586
That whole 10% brain thing isn`t strictly accurate.
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Male 4,746
I agree; everyone of these should be known. Granted, some are "beefs", but everyone should know this stuff.
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Male 883
Wow, now please show some facts that this American may not actually know.
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Male 7,775
Link: 25 Facts We Should Know [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The geography ones are for our American friends
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