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Santeno
01-21-2005, 06:17 PM
<b>Add your little bits of quirky usless trivia here:</b><p>------------------------------------------------------------<br>Here is the first:<p>After California the state with the largest number of millionaires (and not by much less) is...<p>Not New York...<br>Not Florida...<br>Definitely not Texas...<br>Not Connecticut...<p>Believe it or not, it's New Jersey. Go figure.<p>

Krypton
01-21-2005, 06:27 PM
acutally i can confirm that, if you go a mile any way from my house your bound to hit a millionare,also a lot of companies are based in NJ. At work i was reading something and read in a pharmacy magazine that 8 of the largest 20 pharmacutical ompanies in thw world are in NJ and then you have at&t and lucent.<p>A useless fact its against the law to use a bulletproff vest while commiting a crime

AXLE
01-21-2005, 06:56 PM
Moscow has got the largest concentration of millionaires in a single city.

zwei Biere bitte
01-21-2005, 09:57 PM
Dubai holds the record for the most records per capita <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I think Hong Kong has the most Rolls-Royces per capita. <p>Monaco has the most telophones and hostipal beds per capita.

Top Secret
01-21-2005, 10:10 PM
Over 40% of the women in the U.S. have been a Girl Scout.

Nick
01-22-2005, 03:53 AM
In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

RikfromBelgium
01-22-2005, 10:37 AM
There is only one book that has more copies spread arround the world than the bible: the IKEA catalogue

zwei Biere bitte
01-22-2005, 11:44 AM
In my town, it is illegal for two or more people to jog together without a police permit.

dezigNergy
01-22-2005, 12:05 PM
What??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> . There are some crazy laws out there.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

pcread
01-24-2005, 09:29 AM
England has some great local ordinances, a lot of which feature being allowed to shoot Welshmen with an arrow within the city limits after sunset, or walking sheep over bridges.

knicks125
01-24-2005, 09:40 AM
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

pcread
01-24-2005, 10:02 AM
you can calculate the speed of light with a microwave, a bar of chocolate and a ruler.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pcread at 9:12 AM 1/24/2005</i>

Dal
01-24-2005, 01:54 PM
95% of a cucumbers weight is water

geary
01-25-2005, 12:15 AM
If someone says "only 1 in 3 people can touch their elbow with their tounge"<br>Scroll Down<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>'<br>Then 9/10 people try to do it that instant.<br>(I bet you tried)!!

Top Secret
01-25-2005, 01:45 AM
I'll admit, I tried to do it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-25-2005, 06:02 AM
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672

RikfromBelgium
01-25-2005, 11:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You just took useless information to a whole new level, congrats <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

whipster
01-25-2005, 11:32 AM
In Poland you can't shoot to the robber until he shoots to you first.<p>In mines (hundreds meters under the ground) water boils in temperature more than 100 Celcius degrees (cuz of higher pressure).

dezigNergy
01-25-2005, 12:08 PM
It's possible to walk through walls. It's a complex physics theory, As atoms are mostly made up of empty space.<p>:)

knicks125
01-25-2005, 12:28 PM
learned this in one of my history classes in college (a few years back):<p>The day after October 4, 1582 was October 15, 1582

Naga Royal Guard
01-25-2005, 12:36 PM
i heard if 2 females are around each other enough their periods become syncronized<p>can someone comment on how true this is?

chaserolls
01-25-2005, 03:00 PM
this isn't useless, but since some people have been quoting chemistry I thought i'd add my 2 cents <p>PV=nRT

whipster
01-27-2005, 02:05 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i heard if 2 females are around each other enough their periods become syncronized<p>can someone comment on how true this is?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I heard this also. Maybe it's caused by brain waves which get syncronized?

pcread
01-27-2005, 08:26 AM
brainwaves???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>hormones.

whipster
01-27-2005, 09:14 AM
Hormones? Maybe...

pcread
01-27-2005, 09:50 AM
no.<p>hormones, definately.

Santeno
01-27-2005, 10:54 AM
In most normal people, the size of your feet is roughly the same distance from your elbow to your wrist.<p>I bet you all just checked... :o)

knicks125
01-27-2005, 11:15 AM
You can try it but you not going to find one b/c no English language word rhymes with month, orange, silver, purple<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In most normal people, the size of your feet is roughly the same distance from your elbow to your wrist.<p>I bet you all just checked... :o)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I checked <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> it's about the same <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-27-2005, 11:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i heard if 2 females are around each other enough their periods become syncronized<p>can someone comment on how true this is?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>just get two females and find out... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
01-27-2005, 04:00 PM
I forgot the name of the specific individual, but the U.S Civil War started on this one guy's property (First battle was fought on his land). To get away from the war, he moved somewhere else. The war ended in this same guy's living room, with Robert E. Lee and I think Grant signing the paper that ended the war. <p>If someone could find out more specific information, that would be helpful!

Santeno
01-27-2005, 04:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I forgot the name of the specific individual, but the U.S Civil War started on this one guy's property (First battle was fought on his land). To get away from the war, he moved somewhere else. The war ended in this same guy's living room, with Robert E. Lee and I think Grant signing the paper that ended the war. <p>If someone could find out more specific information, that would be helpful! </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The Civil war began on April 12, 1861, with the battle of Fort Sumter, SC (a Union Military Installation, not private property), and officially ended with the Surrender of General Lee on April 9, 1865, at the Appomattox, VA, Court House (where Grl. Lee and Grl. Grant signed the document that formally ended the war - not someone's living room). The last battle of the civil war, however, was on May 11, 1865 at Palmetto Ranch in Texas (on the US Mexico border). <p>I have never heard of your story, but it largely sounds like a myth.<br>

Santeno
01-27-2005, 04:25 PM
Most birds can turn their heads 180 degrees to face completely backwards. Freaky!

zwei Biere bitte
01-27-2005, 07:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Civil war began on April 12, 1861, with the battle of Fort Sumter, SC (a Union Military Installation, not private property), and officially ended with the Surrender of General Lee on April 9, 1865, at the Appomattox, VA, Court House (where Grl. Lee and Grl. Grant signed the document that formally ended the war - not someone's living room). The last battle of the civil war, however, was on May 11, 1865 at Palmetto Ranch in Texas (on the US Mexico border). <p>I have never heard of your story, but it largely sounds like a myth.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Appomattox Court House, Virginia is actually the name of a town, not the court house in Appomattox. <p>The Battle of Manassas (First real battle of the Civil War) happened on Wilmer McLean's property. In order to escape the war, he moved to Appomattox Court House, Virginia. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House</TD></TR></TABLE>

Superfresa
01-27-2005, 07:24 PM
Before suicide attempt was penalised with fusilation...

RikfromBelgium
01-28-2005, 05:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Most birds can turn their heads 180 degrees to face completely backwards. Freaky!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bring on that exorcisme <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

pcread
01-28-2005, 07:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Bring on that exorcisme <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>and the way some birds vomit food (for their young)...<br>Maybe all that angry morning cheeping is the equivalent of "your hen sucks cocks in hell!"

knicks125
01-28-2005, 07:55 AM
some more useless info:<p>The average human body contains enough: iron to make a three inch nail, sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 8 match heads, and water to fill a ten gallon tank

pcread
01-28-2005, 09:17 AM
your heaviest organ is your....<p><br>....skin. and your largest muscle is the Gluteus Maximus. <p><br>Your butt.<p><br>

Santeno
01-28-2005, 10:11 AM
- During the chariot scene in the movie 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance (must have been an early roman Fiat).<p>- John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin Booth, once saved the life of Robert Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son) on a train platform in Jersey City at the beginning of the Civil War. Because of this, Edwin Booth was invited to give a command performance in the White House and forever after was a Lincoln sympathizer (BTW, in case you didn't know J. W. Booth is the guy who killed Abe Lincoln). The Irony.<p>- Roses are red, but violets are..well, not blue, but... ...well... ...violet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:24 PM 1/28/2005</i>

knicks125
01-28-2005, 10:16 AM
If done perfectly, any Rubik's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns<p>of course it takes me a lot more than that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
02-24-2005, 04:34 PM
here is one I just learned today:<p>Did you know that Peter Jackson immortalized himself on screen (ala Alfred Hitchock) in all three Lord Of The Rings films? He did it by playing the following characters:<p>1. Hobbit Albert Dreary;<br>2. an uncredited Rohirrim Warrior; and<br>3. an unnamed Mercenary On Boat in The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and Return Of The King, respectively.<p>Does anyone have pics of this?

Nick
02-24-2005, 04:56 PM
I just learned something...a newer impala with the 3800 engine lets off less emissions idling than a 60's impala did with the engine turned off. (this due to the fact that fuel systems of yesteryear weren't sealed like the fuel systems of today therefore it was always letting off fuel vapors)

against the wall
02-24-2005, 05:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">here is one I just learned today:<p>Did you know that Peter Jackson immortalized himself on screen (ala Alfred Hitchock) in all three Lord Of The Rings films? He did it by playing the following characters:<p>1. Hobbit Albert Dreary;<br>2. an uncredited Rohirrim Warrior; and<br>3. an unnamed Mercenary On Boat in The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and Return Of The King, respectively.<p>Does anyone have pics of this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>santeno im like a die hard lotr fan and i did notice that but i dont have screen shots. but in rotk he can only be seen on the extended edition when aragorn legolas and gimli capture the boats from the mercenary(peter) to take the ghosts to pellenor fields.

Dodger
02-24-2005, 05:23 PM
A potato is actually a modified stem

against the wall
02-24-2005, 06:49 PM
<A HREF="http://dogman0.tripod.com/useless.html" TARGET="_blank">http://dogman0.tripod.com/useless.html</A><p>this site is good- over 150 of facts; some disgusting and some cool

chaserolls
02-24-2005, 08:17 PM
it is illegal in california to use a police scanner while committing a crime

r3vilo
02-25-2005, 06:37 AM
the image that you see is actually upside down on your retina until its translated 180 degrees by your brain!!!!

pittVRS
02-25-2005, 06:30 PM
68.5% of all statistics are totally made up.....

Tidal
02-25-2005, 06:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">here is one I just learned today:<p>Did you know that Peter Jackson immortalized himself on screen (ala Alfred Hitchock) in all three Lord Of The Rings films? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>He actually features in all is films. In the early ones, like " Bad Taste ", he's even a co-star.<p>Peter Jackson's film " Dead Alive " was once quoted as the film with the largest use of fake blood in all of movie history. It's also funny as hell <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

r3vilo
03-01-2005, 09:20 AM
this takes useless trivia to a whole new level:<br>there are 220,903,200,000 seconds in 7000 years.......

Naga Royal Guard
03-01-2005, 09:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He actually features in all is films. In the early ones, like " Bad Taste ", he's even a co-star.<p>Peter Jackson's film " Dead Alive " was once quoted as the film with the largest use of fake blood in all of movie history. It's also funny as hell <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Kill Bill 1 had a retarded amount of blood too, glad i skipped the second one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
03-01-2005, 10:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Kill Bill 1 had a retarded amount of blood too, glad i skipped the second one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>yea like wen the chinese woman gets her arm cut off in the 1st one and shes like crawling around, more blood comes out then there probably is in the entire human body

RikfromBelgium
03-01-2005, 10:45 AM
Yeah, it was exagerated but still I rather liked the 1st Kill Bill. It was entertaining and somehow fresh within the hollywood films. And it's purpose was to exagerate.<p>It's the second one I didn't like, although it's just the second half of one film.<br>Too much talking and BS, trying to do speeches like Pulp Fiction, which will never happen, nothing new.

Smithie
03-01-2005, 03:43 PM
Glass is a liquid

BMW rulez
03-01-2005, 07:15 PM
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.<p>LOL!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Got this face from the site carfan223 provided

Superfresa
03-01-2005, 07:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pittVRS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">68.5% of all statistics are totally made up.....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This one is the best!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
03-01-2005, 08:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BMW rulzz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.<p>LOL!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Got this face from the site carfan223 provided</TD></TR></TABLE><p>there were a lot of interesting ones on that site

Santeno
03-02-2005, 08:05 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Distributor</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Glass is a liquid</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not exactly. It is fluid but it is not a liquid. I forget the exact explanation, but if I recall correctly in basic glass the molecules are not crystalized into a stable matrix, which depending on the stress, can cause the glass to "flow" as it adjsusts to the stress.<p>If glass was as fluid as poeple think, europe wouldn't be filled with cathedrals full of stained lead glass that is hundreds of years old (the glass would have flown out of it's lead frames). Obviously that has not happened.

Naga Royal Guard
03-02-2005, 08:28 AM
yeh, glass and rubber are closer relatives for that reason<p>crystal has an organized " matrix " where glass molecular structure lacks that, which is why it ( unlike crystol ) is brittle

against the wall
03-02-2005, 02:16 PM
has anybody gotten the tongue twister that from the site i posted<br>

Krypton
03-02-2005, 04:34 PM
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo

knicks125
03-02-2005, 05:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess to me this isn't too useless, actually a pretty nice historical fact...sad to hear the only elephant was killed...that's too bad

Smithie
03-03-2005, 09:46 AM
I think it is happening. Pane glass windows say...100 years old, go wavy. It's my understanding it's due to gravity pulling them down. I've also heard if you measure the width of the base of an old window, you'll find it wider than at the the top of the window. Stain glass windows would be less likely to "melt" because of the smaller size of the panes.