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  • Strange Facts!!!

    Just thought these were intersting...Give them a look!


    More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

    The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II
    killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

    Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

    Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South
    Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber
    machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded
    into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it
    got "the whole 9 yards."

    Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and
    purple.
    ---IZAAK

  • #2
    Originally posted by EMCF-2
    Heh, when the first contact was made with the Natives up here, they asked them what they called this land. The natives assumed they were talking about the village they lived in, which was called Stadacona. They said they lived in Kanata, the native word for village or town. The europeans pronounced it Canada. The name stuck.

    That's funny, I never heard of that before. I figured our Canadians would like that one.
    ---IZAAK

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zero1307
      More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.


      I'll have to remember that next time I visit the Smack Forum, which should be in about 5 minutes.
      I've walked these streets, a loaded six-string on my back, I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back, I've been everywhere still I'm standin' tall, I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all!!:salute!:

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=zero1307][SIZE=2].

        The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II
        killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

        QUOTE]


        thats pretty dam funny.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zmabe
          thats pretty dam funny.


          Unless you were that elephant...
          I've walked these streets, a loaded six-string on my back, I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back, I've been everywhere still I'm standin' tall, I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all!!:salute!:

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