Useless information thread

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  1. diegaa

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    useless fact: dinosaurs are not a species
     
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    So does that French girl, Severine Bremond.
     
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    Hello!@!

    Thanks guys for making notice and saying goodbye to me. As it happens, I made it back OK already in my lousy room and online just fixed myself some strong drinks and lounging around in pristine solitude at present listening to some groovy Turkish music…:)

    I am back for now and enjoying my new life. I have a mission accomplished, and I had some fun also with the sun and the ocean, and future soccer stars and their girlfriends. Unfortunately, I also had to take some meetings with ill-mannered persons of the primitive lands and subsequently had some immediate opportunities to familiarise myself with the primitive overnight healthcare facilities of those lands. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do, so it’s OK. Today I did a practice hit for an hour indoors, and I actually felt like I was hitting the ball well and moving well.

    So I see that there has been some slacking off actually in this thread. I don’t see a lot of good useless information being posted over the past couple of weeks. Whether it’s the holidays or the fact that the most useless poster had been away, I think we should all pick up the slack a little bit.

     
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    we tried taking over the mantle from you, sobad, really, but the results speak for themselves.

    p.s. dying to know which primitive land you went to, etc etc.
     
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    Long distance running can also provide a great feeling of ecstacy, with no side effects or depression following -- particularly, the second half of a quick 25 mile run, when the body is properly warmed up, when the legs are flowing, when you are "in the zone".
     
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  12. ananda

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    One cup of coffee is the worst I do to my body.

    See, sobad, the rest of us are too useless to be of any use in this thread.
     
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    That Vicodin would have been perscribed for the court beat down that I laid on you the last time we played, no?
     
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    You are more likely to be attacked by a tiger, if you have your back to him.

    People passing through jungles often wear a face-mask on the back of their heads to evade tiger attacks.
     
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    ^^ I would guess that is true of most living creatures, including most humans. As for the masks on the back (not that I have a clue about how to pass through jungles), intuitively I wouldn’t expect those to be effective. I would think that a tiger behaves differently based on what he perceives as presence or lack of attention (human’s face/body language reacting to tiger’s behaviour), rather than the still image that appears on human’s head (face vs. back). Where did you learn about the masks? I am curious to read a little bit about it.

    Cool of you to bump up one of the best threads around (right up there with W. A.!) I guess all the regulars have been too busy experimenting with substances to post something nice and useless…;)
     
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    i actually saw this on Discovery or NG couple years back. iirc, its in some jungles in India that the tribals or locals use these face masks when they go through the jungles.

    iirc, the tiger sees the eyes on the back of head.
     
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    So there is some information that there are persons who wear such masks, but no information as to whether or not the masks are effective in preventing attacks by predators?
     
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    From: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior_Big_Cats/Tiger




    From NY Times:

     
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    no actually, tongue muscle is the strongest muscle in the body.
     
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    ^^ Thanks for the links. It appears the NY Times article was published some 18 years ago - have the masks appeared in the press since then?
     
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    happy new year useless information friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    If you were hinting at me :) then same to you, useless friend!
    Have a great 2008 all - useless and useful.
     
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    You mean this thread has already been published as hardcover? Who do we call about our courtesy copies and royalty checks??

    Yes, happy new year to all you useless information friends!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Alpacas do not spit unless they are abused...:wink:
     
  29. SoBad

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    ^^ be careful not to post anything useful in here jedi - I didn't even know what "Alpacas" was until you posted;)...
     
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    sobad should move his priceless Safin posts to an appropriately named blog :) where (hopefully) they will be appreciated.
     
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    ^^ why don't you do it...?;)
     
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    -The longest fish(not including sharks) recorded was a sturgeon, at 24 feet in length, and weighed 1,470 kg (3,250 pounds).

    -The sun will blow up in about 5.5 billion years because it is a star, and when it's done consuming its hydrogen...

    -Dinosaurs were so huge because of the atmosphere. High CO2 meant faster plant growth, but also lower nutrient level. So they needed more plants for adequate nutrients, and soon evolved into larger creatures with large stomaches.

    -Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world. (I don't think Federer drinks too many soft drinks though)
     
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    ^^ nice. Would have never guessed that about Switzerland. Where'd you get the info?
     
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    http://www.nicefacts.com/

    There's tons of stuff in there.

    Like:
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    or
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    -It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
     
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    sez who ?

    considering the small size of the sun, most chances are that it will become a white dwarf (after going thru an initial expansion - red giant stage ) and then just fizzle out (in another few billion years).

    Much larger stars have a higher chance of exploding.
     
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    haha, the sun blowing up is a "nice fact".

    SHF, we are truly privileged to know your middle initial.
     
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    i thought it meant one-dimensional tortures (monotorturas). :p
     
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    Nope, we use monkeys to torture people. MonoTorturas :D
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    i would've called it simiotorturas, but im not doing it, am I?
     
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    No, porque usamos monos Y simios. Simios = gorilas, chimpancés, gibones y orangutanes... y nuestra tortura máxima incluye un mono capuccino :D
     
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    good to know... wait, that's why your post cant be labeled as useless data. ;)
     
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    con mucho gusto amigos!@!:)
     
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    the universe consists of an unknown hypothetical energy called "dark energy" that composes 70% of it

    it allows the universe to expand
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    its here if you want
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