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21. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

  • A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight

  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

22. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Just realised I didn't reference my last post of facts, so here are some more with the source...

The worth of the contents of a shed in the UK on average is £1000

IN 2005, there were 32,984,753 motor vehicles licensed in the UK, of which 25,753,800 were cars.

Source: The Indypedia, Facts and Figures of Modern Life

23. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Quoting Canadiana

There are alot of crazy old laws that don't make sense anymore...yet are still in place..

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping..hmm, I would hope so...

http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html

I doubt these laws EVER made sense!

Why, all sorts of things can happen if a lady lifts her skirt more than 6 inches.

24. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Did you know....

The World's deepest lake is Lake Baikal 40 miles south-east of Irkutsk in Russia. It is 1637m deep and contains roughly 20% of the world's freshwater supplies. If all of the world's drinking water ran out tomorrow, Lake Baikal could supply the entire population of the planet for the next 40 years!!

Source: Trans-Siberian Handbook, Bryn Thomas, 2003, pg 257

25. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Quoting Canadiana

There are alot of crazy old laws that don't make sense anymore...yet are still in place..

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping..hmm, I would hope so...

http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html

Under the french civil code a woman can get fine for wearing a trouser in the street.

26. Posted by cookieyum (Inactive 75 posts) 10y

The Blue Whale has the largest penis of any animal on earth, estimated at over 2 m (more than 6½ feet).Wikipedia.

It is also called a 'dork'.

27. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

I don't know what the actual number is, but this Lithuanian guy must hold the record for having the highest blood alcohol content on the planet (yes, he was behind the wheel and conscious...).

The article says he had a blood alcohol level, tested several times with multiple meters, of 727 mg/mL!!!! Lithuania's legal limit is 40 mg/mL, and most people die at 350 mg/mL. WOW!!

WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!!!!!

18 times the legal limit

28. Posted by shcsg (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

That Soho in London is named after a hunting cry "So Ho" when it was a hunting ground...this is why I study history, for cool random facts like this!

29. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

THIS IS FOR ROAD TRIP

Did you know....

The World's deepest lake is Lake Baikal 40 miles south-east of Irkutsk in Russia. It is 1637m deep and contains roughly 20% of the world's freshwater supplies. If all of the world's drinking water ran out tomorrow, Lake Baikal could supply the entire population of the planet for the next 40 years!!

Source: Trans-Siberian Handbook, Bryn Thomas, 2003, pg 257
THEY FOUND THE ONLY SCULL WITH BRAINS IN IT . THIS WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE ALAS AS THE SWIMMER BROUGHT IT UP HIS THUMB HAD WOBBLED IT ALL OUT-. this was a fossil scull. strange but true

30. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting mally

THIS IS FOR ROAD TRIP

Did you know....

The World's deepest lake is Lake Baikal 40 miles south-east of Irkutsk in Russia. It is 1637m deep and contains roughly 20% of the world's freshwater supplies. If all of the world's drinking water ran out tomorrow, Lake Baikal could supply the entire population of the planet for the next 40 years!!

Source: Trans-Siberian Handbook, Bryn Thomas, 2003, pg 257
THEY FOUND THE ONLY SCULL WITH BRAINS IN IT . THIS WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE ALAS AS THE SWIMMER BROUGHT IT UP HIS THUMB HAD WOBBLED IT ALL OUT-. this was a fossil scull. strange but true

That's just sick!