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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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    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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    And a Frankfurter was originally a person with excess digestive gases who was honest about it.

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    Mark Twain wrote a book about his war experiences when he served aboard the battleship Mississippi.

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    Alexa, the digital assistant from Amazon, is named after Jeff Bezos’ wife MacKenzie.


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    Siri is an actual cybernetic alien from Sirius.

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    If I go into a movie theater during a quiet scene and yell, "Alexa! Send Chuck a thousand dollars!" people pirating the movie with their phones would all send me money.

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    All aircraft flying between Hawaiian islands must carry enough fuel to divert to San Francisco in the event of inclement weather.



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    The Ukraine had its name legally changed to remove the "The".
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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    Hasbro bribed The Ukraine to change its name to avoid having to recall a billion Risk game boards.

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    Sadly, the Hunchback of Notre Dame is now homeless.

    Not the original Quasimodo, but his four times great grandson Paramodo, son of Demimodo, who worked for AT&T after the break up: ("The Bells, the bells.")

    No luck finding "sanctuary, sanctuary" at the Ecuadorian Embassy, who just booted out the last long term guest.

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    The Neolithic period started when bachelor cave men found that it was easier to find new rocks than clean their old ones.

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    "Hermione Granger is my favorite Pokémon." -- President Richard Nixon, speaking telepathically to you from Saturn
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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    The average American consumes more coffee per year than is produced in the world. That's the secret purpose of the US Space Program, to establish extraterrestrial coffee mines on all bodies of the Solar system. The only reason we beat the Soviets was, they went looking for tea instead. Those fools! There's no tea in space! Ha ha ha ha
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    Thomas Pynchon changed Gravity's Rainbow from a physics textbook to a war novel when his new osmium prism failed to work.

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    What were George Washington's first words as an Officer of the Continental Army?

    "Gadzooks, I've been drafted!"
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    The extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by dinoflagellants.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    The extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by dinoflagellants.
    Whip it, whip it good!
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    The wooly mammoth went extinct when early vegans ate all their food.

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    We can't have more than 702 chemical elements because that would use up all possible 1-letter and 2-letter symbols.

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    There really aren't any primes.

    After all, 31 is just 31.0 and if it ends in zero, it isn't a prime. Soif the answer has a decimal, just make sure the prime does and it all evens out

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    Fire was actually invented by the insurance companies so they could sell more cave owners insurance.

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