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Thread: We don't need no stinkin' Untrue Facts! (!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    The parsec was originally a golfing term meaning the number of seconds the ball spent in the air on an average golfer's tee shot.
    You're saying that Han Solo was misunderstood?
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    Boneless dinosaurs grew even larger than the more common variant with skeleton. Fossil records show thigh bones with a length of up to 5.38m were never found, indicating a total tail-to-nose size of over 70 meters for a boneless Bracchiosaur. Most likely they could not thrive next to dinosaurs with skeletons, as they were much easier to devour by carnivors and hence were favorite prey.

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    Given the popularity of watching flowing lava, and the current lack of such within Volcano National Park in Hawaii, the US National Park Service has decided that will begin using synthetic lava within the park. The alternative, of importing natural lava from other volcanoes, was also investigated, but was deemed to be too difficult to do at the volumes that were required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Given the popularity of watching flowing lava, and the current lack of such within Volcano National Park in Hawaii, the US National Park Service has decided that will begin using synthetic lava within the park. The alternative, of importing natural lava from other volcanoes, was also investigated, but was deemed to be too difficult to do at the volumes that were required.

    Call in the big guns:

    https://www.google.nl/url?sa=t&sourc...PdNE9V-zEdqHjl.

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    Mickey Mouse is the only cartoon character to name a real world city after his girl friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Mickey Mouse is the only cartoon character to name a real world city after his girl friend.
    That city is, of course, Boise, Iowa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    That city is, of course, Boise, Iowa.
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    Hamburgers were originally German officials who could not act the role with enough gravitas.

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    It is a troo fakt that the character of Tommy Stone, from the 1998 movie Velvet Goldmine, was based on the aliens from the 1955 movie, This Island Earth. See photos.
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    And a Frankfurter was originally a person with excess digestive gases who was honest about it.

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