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Old 09-15-2006, 04:50 PM   #11
 
ya you dont want to try that
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #12
 
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ya you dont want to try that
But we'll die on that if we try.

..that Batista is a half-Filipino and half-Greek although he's more of American as he was raise in US?
My blood runs inside a famous celebrity.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
 
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Longest words

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

The longest place-name still in use is a New Zealand hill, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki maungahoronukupokaiwenuakitnatahu.
* So how do they pronounce that?

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."


Am I the only one who enjoys this thread besides dprUsh83, Kate and Joe?
Science Facts-I don't go over serious ones but wacky ones.
..that male mosquitoes do not bite? So blame the females next time.
Girl Power!
..that oysters can change from one gender to another and back again?
..that the small intestine is 7-8 meters long, making it the largest organ inside the human body? The large intestine is only 1-1.5 meters long!
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:20 AM   #14
 
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hay there
a cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
a ducks "Quack" does not echo.
the ocean sunfish lays up to five million eggs a time. :)
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:41 PM   #15
 
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the ocean sunfish lays up to five million eggs a time. :)
Err... wouldn't want one of them breeding in my tank!! And I thought snails were bad :P
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:45 PM   #16
 
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:D
tell me about it,
bad enough with guppy fry.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:45 PM   #17
 
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Re: Longest words

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The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is actually a medical word (huge suprise!) and all it means is LUNG INFECTION. lol it's a disease that coal miners contract when they breath in this certain dust. Pneumo=lung. Ultra microscopic=really really tiny. Silico volcanosis= something to do with volcanic dust. Honestly, who is ever going to say, "I'm sorry sir but you have pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconisis." lol :D I find the english language highly amusing. seriously, who came up with it???
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #18
 
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The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is actually a medical word (huge suprise!) and all it means is LUNG INFECTION. lol it's a disease that coal miners contract when they breath in this certain dust. Pneumo=lung. Ultra microscopic=really really tiny. Silico volcanosis= something to do with volcanic dust. Honestly, who is ever going to say, "I'm sorry sir but you have pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconisis." lol :D I find the english language highly amusing. seriously, who came up with it???
Not easy to memorize either.
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a ducks "Quack" does not echo.
I read one site saying it was a myth.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:07 AM   #19
 
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Thanks for the chuckles; you guys are hilarious!

As for other useless trivia:

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain (I know some people like that)

And re: the cockroach w/o a head for a week, and the eyeless fish that live in the deeps......EWWWWWW

(I have never seen a cockroach in Canada, it's too darn cold).
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:17 AM   #20
 
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I might try experimenting a cockroach but I feel the urge to vomit when doing that.
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