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Offline Ferret

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2011, 06:43:47 PM »
Did you know....More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines?



That's nuts! Do you have a source for this?

Vending times magazine reported this back in the mid 1980's. People whose product got stuck try shaking it loose and manage to tip the machines forward on themselves.

I have an Automatic Products combination candy and pop machine in my business and it came with brackets to secure it to a wall. So since they are doing things to avoid stupid law suits, there has to be some truth to this.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2011, 09:19:00 PM »
Aye..... I was killed by a vending machine once. 

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2011, 09:54:22 AM »
The budget for the two "The Hobbit" movies coming out in 2012 and 2013 is almost twice as large as that of the entire Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2011, 09:54:36 AM »
4 people a year die from toothpick related injuries (I know someone who had a relative who was one of them  :o).
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2011, 10:13:07 AM »
Giraffes have no bones. The entire structure of their bodies is held up by air-filled tubes. Early hunters were surprised when giraffes deflated when shot.

Oh, drat, that's a useless falsehood of the day. Let me try again ...

Perfume was widely used in the renaissance period because people thought bathing was unhealthy and they needed something to cover their odor.

Sorry, that's a tasteless fact of the day. How about this:

Gasoline fumes can be set off explosively by a single spark, so all metal should be grounded properly when you are working around gasoline fumes.

Nope, drat, that's a useful fact of the day. I guess I just can't stay on topic.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2011, 10:44:54 AM »
In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy's last name is Gail. It is shown on the mail box.
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2011, 10:53:58 AM »
The majority of popular Christmas songs were written, in fact, by Jews.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2011, 11:40:08 AM »
The heart of a Blue whale typically weighs 1,320 lb....
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2011, 11:40:36 AM »
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty"
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2011, 12:09:16 PM »
The first President of Zimbabwe was called President Banana.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2011, 12:18:22 PM »
The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2011, 02:47:27 PM »
 Robin Williams was considered for the lead role in "The Shining" but, after seeing Mork & Mindy, Kubrick deemed him too psychotic for the role.

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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2011, 10:34:39 PM »
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2011, 11:23:15 PM »
On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year.
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Re: Useless fact of the day!
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2011, 12:25:07 AM »
I consume 261.  Does that make me above average?

Giraffes have blue tongues.
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