its the "WHICH FACT IS REAL?" game

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FuzziBear, Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:21 pm

And I don't quite get the last one, so I'll hush on picking one of them.[/quote]
it's a joke ;)

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Salrith, Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:50 pm

Then I'm going with 2, as of all the people in the world I know, you would be the most panda savvy ^.=.^


1. A man once died from watching 'The Goodies'.
2. The old nursery rhyme 'Sing a song of sixpence...' was about the black plague.
3. Man-made antimatter would be a terrible source o energy.

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roland_perteev, Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:19 pm

I vote 1 - because I want it to be true (I'm hoping the man laughed himself to death... I mean if he's gotta go that's the way to go, right?) and also because I'm pretty sure 'Sing a song on sixpence' was about bribery and corruption, and man-made antimatter would be an awesome power source (and probably will be our main power source in 50 years or so, albeit in the form of fusion)


(1) The US developed and tested thermonuclear bazooka

(2) The Soviet Union developed and tested an atomic mortar

(3) America once planned to nuke the Moon to win the space race

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Spiral, Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:46 pm

(3) America once planned to nuke the Moon to win the space race[/quote]

This one. I read about that, too.

I totally can't be bothered writing facts. Someone do it for me.

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FuzziBear, Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:04 pm

Then I'm going with 2[/quote]
nope, it was number 3... point of the joke was "climate change" is a fact :P

as of all the people in the world I know, you would be the most panda savvy ^.=.^[/quote]
that was the point; to confuse you... not too long ago, pandas wern't part of the ursidae family, but now they are, in fact considered bears even after having thousands of years of separate evolution to other genus' of bear.

ill write facts for you ocelot :3

1. ocelots are widely domesticated in certain parts of the world due to their ability to be easily trained.
2. because of early developmental practices, many human-raised ocelots often require a finger to suck on for a large majority of their life unless trained not to.
3. like most big cats, ocelots live in packs for greater protection from other predators.

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Salrith, Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:05 pm

Agh! Sorry!
Mine should read "would MAKE a great source of energy" - because it wouldn't. If we made it, any energy we could get FROM it would have had to be generated and then put INTO it in the first place. So we wouldn't get any new energy out of it }:=8P

Still, #1 was correct. And he did indeed die from laughter ^.=.^

And Fuzzi.. I'm going #1 hehehe.

1. The word 'which' comes from the same root word as 'witch' - the original meant 'divine' (in the sense of, divine something). One grew to mean 'wise' while the other grew to mean 'choose'.
2. There are three types of snake in Tasmania: all three are lethal.
3. There are over 500 verses in the Greek national anthem.

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FuzziBear, Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:57 pm

And Fuzzi.. I'm going #1 hehehe.[/quote]
nope, ocelots are a biiiiitch to train...
#2 is correct- ocelots get to know the world by chewing on things, and often ocelots are taught to chew lightly on their trainers' finger. this leads to them needing a finger to chew on later in life. if it is not given to them, they can get very agitated and even violent when a person comes near.

1. The word 'which' comes from the same root word as 'witch' - the original meant 'divine' (in the sense of, divine something). One grew to mean 'wise' while the other grew to mean 'choose'.
2. There are three types of snake in Tasmania: all three are lethal.
3. There are over 500 verses in the Greek national anthem.[/quote]
im going with number 1 simply because the depth that went into would have been hard to think up without it being true :P

1. best programming practice states that when comparing 2 variables in a c-style language (== being equals), the constant (if there is one) should always be on the right hand side. an example of this would be:

const int MAXIMUM_POPULATION;
int currentPopulation;
// RHS Constant
if ( currentPopulation == MAXIMUM_POPULATION )
// LHS Constant
if ( MAXIMUM_POPULATION == currentPopulation )
2. a cat has 32 muscles in each ear
3. in 10 minutes, a hurricane expends the same amount of energy as a standard US nuclear weapon

in another note, Cat's urine glows under a black light.
here kitty kitty kitty

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Salrith, Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:54 pm

Actually, I did make that up ^.=.^

It was 2!

As for yours.. I'm going with 2, as well. No idea about the first, and hurricanes output more energy than that!


Hrm.

1. We have taken images of such resolution that you can see individual electrons.
2. Birds can see infrared light.
3. Glass is opaque to ultraviolet light.


...Oddly, my 'facts' seem to have followed a trend! *shrugs*

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kry, Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:17 pm

nope, ocelots are a biiiiitch to train...
[/quote]

But plenty of people still train them :P

And Salrith, I'm-a pick 3.

My turn...

1. Relatives of lynx (ie, in the lynx genus) live in Africa, Europe, Asia and both Americas.
2. Lynx are domesticated in southern Canada only, but they are still a bitch to train. Not to mention temperamental.
3. The purpose of the looong fur under a Canadian lynx's chin is primarily to keep its neck warm.

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UnderDrag, Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:49 pm

Is it #1?

1. Girraffes have the same amount of vertebrates as humans.
2.Thermal grease cools down processors by forcing the heat into inanimate molecules, which cannot vibrate as much, hence heat is disppated through expenditure.
3. Jackie Chan does none of his own stunts.


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