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    Utterly useless facts and information

    I love useless facts and information, let's hear everyone's.
    I will start with a couple
    Antartica is the biggest desert in the world
    The day on Venus is longer than the year.
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    Hitler didn't refuse to shake the hand of Jesse Owens as an explicit act of racism. He was advised by the IOC that it was against protocol to congrarulate medal winners after he had congratulated German winners the day before so didn't congratulate any winners the day Owens won his medal.

    After each player makes three moves in a chess match there are over 120M possible ways the game can go.
    I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women,. Suddenly, uncritically giving no thought to the pain it could bring. - Nick Hornby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Hitler didn't refuse to shake the hand of Jesse Owens as an explicit act of racism. He was advised by the IOC that it was against protocol to congrarulate medal winners after he had congratulated German winners the day before so didn't congratulate any winners the day Owens won his medal.

    After each player makes three moves in a chess match there are over 120M possible ways the game can go.
    That's the kind of stuff I like
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    Beam me up Scotty was never said in Star Trek.
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    My ***** is exactly the same length as two IKEA pencils.

    I'm barred from IKEA.

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    Only one in every hundred people in Jamaica are Rastafarian.

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    The Slovakian and Slovenian embassays meet once a month to exchange incorrectly addressed mail.

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    The average man has less than two legs ( it only takes one one-legged man to bring the averages below two).

    There are 10 types of people in this world - those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    For those who love these sorts of facts there is an amazing Podcsst called 'No Such Thing as a fish'. It's the researchers from QI with the useless facts they have found out that week.

    Also worth a follow on twitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    My ***** is exactly the same length as two IKEA pencils.

    I'm barred from IKEA.

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    For those who love these sorts of facts there is an amazing Podcsst called 'No Such Thing as a fish'. It's the researchers from QI with the useless facts they have found out that week.

    Also worth a follow on twitter

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    If you stretch your intestines out, end to end, along a football pitch, you would die.


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    Before oxygen was present on the earth the oceans were green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godsahibby View Post
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    For those who love these sorts of facts there is an amazing Podcsst called 'No Such Thing as a fish'. It's the researchers from QI with the useless facts they have found out that week.

    Also worth a follow on twitter
    We heard you the first time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmc View Post
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    We heard you the first time!
    Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam"

    Gordon Smith and Bobby Johnstone were originally Hearts fans &
    Ned and Willie O were originally Rangers fans (so I was told).

    You could get model T Fords in all sorts of colours not just black.

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    Tigers have stripped skin as well as stripped hair.
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    The reason the sky is blue is because of the angle that light is refracted through air.

    The reason it can appear red in the evening and in the morning is because it's at a different angle (from our perspective).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperAllyMcleod View Post
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    The average man has less than two legs ( it only takes one one-legged man to bring the averages below two).
    Have you factored in those that have three?

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    If you live in Iceland, its apparently against the law to own a pet dog.

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    In Britain October is the longest month of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    In Britain October is the longest month of the year.
    Eh?

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    Eh?
    Clocks go back, so it's an hour longer than any other 31 day month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    Clocks go back, so it's an hour longer than any other 31 day month.
    Doh!

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    "There's been a murder" was never actually said in Taggart.

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    When Clark Gable said "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn" he had to put the emphasis on "give" because "damn" was considered a swear word.

    (In Gone With the Wind btw).

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    The word "gullible" is not in the English Dictionary.

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    The Earth is closest to the sun in January.
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    @hibs.net private member lord bunberry's Avatar
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    In Iceland your last name is your fathers first name with son on the end or dottir if you're a girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmc View Post
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    We heard you the first time!
    No idea how that posted twice like that.

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    The Republic of Ireland only introduced postcodes in 2015.

    The word 'hundred' used to mean 120.

    There's a gift shop at Guantanamo Bay.

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