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Post some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping

Post some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping
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Bees are dying at an alarming rate

Bees are dying at an alarming rate
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b4nny is fat

b4nny is fat
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the University of Bologna in Italy is the oldest extant university in the world, predating the University of Oxford by around 8 years (c.1088 to c.1096)

the University of Bologna in Italy is the oldest extant university in the world, predating the University of Oxford by around 8 years (c.1088 to c.1096)
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This one's for Nick. Cleveland was up 3-1

This one's for Nick. Cleveland was up 3-1
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what would you think if i killed you?

what would you think if i killed you?
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thrones_b4nny is fat

thats rude!

[quote=thrones_]b4nny is fat[/quote]
thats rude!
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North Korea is mostly made up of mountains, while south korea has more arable land.

North Korea is mostly made up of mountains, while south korea has more arable land.
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http://www.factzoo.com/sites/all/img/invertebrates/mollusks/glaucus-atlanticus.jpg

This badass looking creature is called the Blue Dragon, it's a sea slug that preys on the Portuguese Man O' War, which just so happens to be over 1000 times its length. It then takes the poison from the Man O' War and concentrates it in its tendril hand thingys, making it actually more poisonous than the Man O' War because the poison is concentrated. It also looks cool as fuck.

[img]http://www.factzoo.com/sites/all/img/invertebrates/mollusks/glaucus-atlanticus.jpg[/img]
This badass looking creature is called the Blue Dragon, it's a sea slug that preys on the Portuguese Man O' War, which just so happens to be over 1000 times its length. It then takes the poison from the Man O' War and concentrates it in its tendril hand thingys, making it actually more poisonous than the Man O' War because the poison is concentrated. It also looks cool as fuck.
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Petrified wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of being replaced with stone. This petrification process generally results in a Quartz Chalcedony mineralization.

Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!

A flock of crows is known as a murder.

Petrified wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of being replaced with stone. This petrification process generally results in a Quartz Chalcedony mineralization.

Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!

A flock of crows is known as a murder.
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The flag of denmark is the oldest country flag in use in the world ! Since 1200's

The flag of denmark is the oldest country flag in use in the world ! Since 1200's
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St Patrick's day is cultural appropriation.

St Patrick's day is cultural appropriation.
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The Lorentz Contraction (how space contracts as one goes towards the speed of light) is

https://i.imgur.com/mgPYhNF.gif

The Lorentz Contraction (how space contracts as one goes towards the speed of light) is [img]https://i.imgur.com/mgPYhNF.gif[/img]
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THEBILLDOZERPost some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping

When you clap your hands or snap your fingers the waves don't travel faster than the speed of sound (343 m/s) so how are they sonic booms?

The water in the Dead sea is so dense it's impossible to sink

[quote=THEBILLDOZER]Post some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping[/quote]
When you clap your hands or snap your fingers the waves don't travel faster than the speed of sound (343 m/s) so how are they sonic booms?

The water in the Dead sea is so dense it's impossible to sink
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In 1895 Hampshire police handed the first speeding ticket to a man for going 6mph

In 1895 Hampshire police handed the first speeding ticket to a man for going 6mph
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Max_THEBILLDOZERPost some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping
When you clap your hands or snap your fingers the waves don't travel faster than the speed of sound (343 m/s) so how are they sonic booms?

The water in the Dead sea is so dense it's impossible to sink

Sound Waves usually don't travel faster than the speed of sound

The country of Niger is shaped like a piece of fried chicken.

[quote=Max_][quote=THEBILLDOZER]Post some fun facts in this thread!

Here are some sounds that you can hear that are actually tiny sonic booms:
Gunshot
balloon popping
whip crack
snapping fingers
clapping[/quote]
When you clap your hands or snap your fingers the waves don't travel faster than the speed of sound (343 m/s) so how are they sonic booms?

The water in the Dead sea is so dense it's impossible to sink[/quote]


Sound Waves usually don't travel faster than the speed of sound




The country of Niger is shaped like a piece of fried chicken.
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THEBILLDOZER is an invite coach

THEBILLDOZER is an invite coach
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its actually really hard to imprison an octopus

http://i.imgur.com/OIA8vN3.gif

http://i.imgur.com/LHm1xzK.gif

http://i.imgur.com/7hcXSoa.gif

its actually really hard to imprison an octopus

[img]http://i.imgur.com/OIA8vN3.gif[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/LHm1xzK.gif[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/7hcXSoa.gif[/img]
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In (healthy) people, the primary urge to breathe is not due to low levels of blood oxygen, but instead elevated levels of blood CO2.

The hand is supplied by two arteries on opposite sides of the arm, the radial and ulnar artery. In healthy people, you can totally occlude one or the other and still have adequate blood flow to the hand.

The original treatment for syphilis was to infect the patient with malaria (to kill off the syphilus) then administer a drug (quinine) to induce a fever to kill off the malaria. (Bonus fact, Julius Wagner-Juaregg, the physician that won the Nobel prize for this, is the only psychiatrist to have ever won a Nobel in physiology/medicine)

In (healthy) people, the primary urge to breathe is not due to low levels of blood oxygen, but instead elevated levels of blood CO2.

The hand is supplied by two arteries on opposite sides of the arm, the radial and ulnar artery. In healthy people, you can totally occlude one or the other and still have adequate blood flow to the hand.

The original treatment for syphilis was to infect the patient with malaria (to kill off the syphilus) then administer a drug (quinine) to induce a fever to kill off the malaria. (Bonus fact, Julius Wagner-Juaregg, the physician that won the Nobel prize for this, is the only psychiatrist to have ever won a Nobel in physiology/medicine)
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did u know sharks donut have bones

did u know sharks donut have bones
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Moulddid u know sharks donut have bones

donut bones?

[quote=Mould]did u know sharks donut have bones[/quote]
donut bones?
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viperdonut bones?

did u know an infinite amount of moons could hold an infinite amount of data

[quote=viper]
donut bones?[/quote]

did u know an infinite amount of moons could hold an infinite amount of data
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SpaceX's Falcon boosters were made to land themselves because they would suffer too much damage to be re-used reliably if they landed by parachute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTdFzCSLjGM

SpaceX's Falcon boosters were made to land themselves because they would suffer too much damage to be re-used reliably if they landed by parachute.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTdFzCSLjGM[/youtube]
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Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive

Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive
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Despite popular myth, splitting an earthworm in half does not actually make two separate worms. The half with the head is capable of living as well as regenerating/recovering its tail if it was cut behind a certain organ of the hermaphrodite. The other half near the tail will die off.

Also, pineberries are white strawberries that taste like pineapple.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/06/1415237395934_Image_galleryImage_Undated_Waitrose_handout_.JPG

Despite popular myth, splitting an earthworm in half does not actually make two separate worms. The half with the head is capable of living as well as regenerating/recovering its tail if it was cut behind a certain organ of the hermaphrodite. The other half near the tail will die off.

Also, pineberries are white strawberries that taste like pineapple.
[img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/06/1415237395934_Image_galleryImage_Undated_Waitrose_handout_.JPG[/img]
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G-Mail was originally a free email service on the official Garfield website

G-Mail was originally a free email service on the official Garfield website
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the301stspartanSound Waves usually don't travel faster than the speed of sound .

"A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound."

Clapping your hands or snapping your fingers isn't even close to travelign faster than the speed of sound

[quote=the301stspartan]Sound Waves usually don't travel faster than the speed of sound .[/quote]

"A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound."

Clapping your hands or snapping your fingers isn't even close to travelign faster than the speed of sound
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there are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on earth

there are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on earth
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Midget penises are the same size as normal penises because dwarfism is a bone disease.

Midget penises are the same size as normal penises because dwarfism is a bone disease.
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