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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasJ View Post
    I'm feeling perfectly well and not at all like throwing up on the keyboard.


    (True fact: I don't think I'm seriously ill. But I'm starting to get majorly fed up with the nausea.) (highlight to read)
    I am very happy that you are not feeling well and I hope it continues for a very long period of time. I also hope that you will not interpret this correctly by remembering this is the Untrue Fact thread.
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    There is a new art form emerging out of Sweden whereby the artist runs a graphics program on his/her computer, then vomits violently onto the keys. There have been some amazing works displayed, and even sold thus far. The work is called "Puke-key". It's all the rave in London (Piccadilly Circus at least)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    The Cow Liberation Army's Revolutionary Song
    Sang in the key of F Minor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasJ View Post
    I'm feeling perfectly well and not at all like throwing up on the keyboard.


    (True fact: I don't think I'm seriously ill. But I'm starting to get majorly fed up with the nausea.) (highlight to read)

    Gee, internet hidden ink!

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    All events in the HHGTTG are real.
    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

    How do things fly? This explains it all.

    Actually they can't: "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." - Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    All events in the HHGTTG are real.
    HHGTTG stands for Herbert Hemley's Giant Turtle Theater and Giftshop
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    Money saving hints: To get 20 or 30 more pages printed from an empty printer cartridge, remove the cartridge from your printer, place it in your driveway, then run your car over it three or four times. This will dislodge ink stuck on the inner walls of the cartridge. Reinsert in your printer and print away.
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    Or lodge a ferret into the cartridge slot and scare it. Stockmarket forecasts will do.

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    When the ink cartridge has been drained of all ink, you can give it to your children and/or pets as a chew toy. This is called recycling.

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    Before the invention of ink jet printers, people used ink propeller printers. They were a little slower, but the hard part was that to start your print job you had to had twirl the "prop" to get it started and yell "contact".
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    I tried recycling yesterday. Took my neighbor's bicycle. So far it's working well, although my neighbor seems to be very mad at something.

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    You must have left the training wheels on.

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    When an apprentice locomotive engineer (driver to our UK friends) is learning their trade, the railroad usually puts "carring" wheels on the locomotive, until the apprentice gets their balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    When an apprentice locomotive engineer (driver to our UK friends) is learning their trade, the railroad usually puts "carring" wheels on the locomotive, until the apprentice gets their balance.
    A little known well known fact is that Rockefeller failed to file a patent for his "Caboose Pontoon" which would have replaced all Carring wheels, and he lost a small fortune in sales.

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    People really should call each other Tootsie Roll more often in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoons View Post
    People really should call each other Tootsie Roll more often in public.
    That is the best idea I've ever heard, Tootsie Roll.
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    Here in the states, Tootsie Roll has other interpretations. Don't know if they are even popular overseas anyplace. For the sake of the thread, let's say they are a delicacy in Tianjin when served with lima beans and quail eggs.

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    The Tootsie Roo is a varient of the Tootsie Roll that is popular in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    The Tootsie Roo is a varient of the Tootsie Roll that is popular in Australia.
    So too is the Koalandike Bar (Klondike Bar in US). Marz Candy makes the US versions, while Marzupial is the Aussie company.

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    Stocks closed generally lower today, with Microsoft down 3".
    General Electric dropped almost two feet, hurting the toes of several institutional investors.

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    The CEOs of many US corporations are eschewing their bonuses when the companies employing them do badly.
    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

    How do things fly? This explains it all.

    Actually they can't: "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." - Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    The CEOs of many US corporations are eschewing their bonuses when the companies employing them do badly.
    es·chew (s-ch)
    tr.v. es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
    To increase, to make larger, to bulk up; particularly by one's own actions.
    [Middle English escheuen, from Old French eschivir,]
    Relate to skew, meaning to distort.
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    The term "chewing the fat" came from the ancient method of making sausage, before the invention of meat grinders. The old men would sit around and discuss politics while masticating the meat to prepare it for stuffing sausages.
    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

    How do things fly? This explains it all.

    Actually they can't: "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." - Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.



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    Contrary to rumor, Australian Lamingtons are not sweet treats. They're marsupials. :-p

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    An equal mixture of S-chew and R-chew shows no net optical activity.

    The makers of WD40 have also announced the introduction of WL40, for use in loosening left-handed monkey wrenches.

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    The square root of 57 is aZ9.2 and it also explains why Saturn's rings stick together.

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    Yes, but the hip root of 57 is too cool to include in a post on this thread.
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABR. View Post
    Yes, but the hip root of 57 is too cool to include in a post on this thread.
    And the lemon meringue root of 57 is delicious.
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    Lemon meringue has been outlawed in 39 American states, 4 Canadian provinces, and most of Latin America. The EU is considering a continent-wide ban and China is said to be planning to impose tight regulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasJ View Post
    Lemon meringue has been outlawed in 39 American states, 4 Canadian provinces, and most of Latin America. The EU is considering a continent-wide ban and China is said to be planning to impose tight regulation.


    Okay, then we'll talk about the chocolate cream root of 57! :-p It's just as yummy.
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