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Old 03-26-2009, 06:06 PM   #76
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Maybe "Frankenword" would have been a better choice on my part in place of fabricated since "conundrum" was stitched together from the body parts of a dead language?
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #77
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Pointless knowledge: Polar Bears live at the north pole and
Penguins at the south pole.
Actually wrong ....Polar Bears live in the North and closer to the pole than most of us but not close. Hundreds of miles away. The Bears need open ice to hunt for seals and there is none at the pole.

Penguins live in the south but not within 100s of miles of the south pole. Only two species live in Antartica and most species live in other places such as S. America, Georgia Island...etc.
I'd like to nominate merek for the Nit O' The Day Award.

Speaking of Encyclopedia Brown, I remember another story that hinged on seeing penguins in a museum display depicting the North Pole; that discrepancy was a clue for Encyclopedia.

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I used to play in a band called Bugs Meany.

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This was a good one. I remember that MLB was promoting the hell out of the upcoming 1 millionth run and that scoreboards throughout the league would keep a running tally as the number drew closer.
Yeah, and that was pre-internet and -ESPN. Run number 1,000,001 was scored by Dave Concepcion a few seconds later.

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Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles was the only pitcher to ever hit a grand slam in a World Series game (1970 Game 3). The only reason this sticks out in my mind is that I was in attendance.
That's cool. Two of the best teams of the era, too. The losing pitcher in that game was Tony Cloninger, the only pitcher to hit two grand slams in one game, which he did when he pitched for the Braves a few years earlier.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #78
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altough german soldiers during WWII weren't allowed to have sexual encounters with soviet civilians, every soldier was equipped with packet of Vulkan Sanex condoms.

"The English word 'turncoat' apparently originated in a ruse de guerre whereby soldiers were issued with uniforms that are their own country's on the inside and the enemy's uniform on the outside. The purpose was deception in order to get within the point blank range area of the enemy, suddenly opening fire. The expression "turn coat" comes from the act of physically turning the uniform inside out."
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #79
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elephants are the only animals that cannot jump
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:53 PM   #80
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Really? I don't think snakes can jump, or fish, or snails.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:06 PM   #81
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the brightest star in the sky (other than the sun) is called Sirius...but its actuallly a binary system (two stars in orbit around each other)
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:07 PM   #82
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Really? I don't think snakes can jump, or fish, or snails.
I think he meant "mammals".

A good southern boy like ya'self oughtta know fish can jump. They remain, however, miserable pole vaulters.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:11 PM   #83
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Whales are mammals. I guess it would work if he said land mammals, but that's specific enough that it's no longer an interesting statistic.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:17 PM   #84
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Whales are mammals. I guess it would work if he said land mammals, but that's specific enough that it's no longer an interesting statistic.
Landon. Buddy. Whales can jump.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:53 PM   #85
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BUT CAN THEY WIN A OLYMPICS GOLD MEDAL LIKE THE DREAMBOAT SHAWN ^SWOON^
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:17 PM   #86
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Landon. Buddy. Whales can jump.
Idk if you're joking or not. If you're trying to tell me that breaching = jumping, then I'm gonna have to disagree unless you can prove to me that it's scientifically classified as jumping.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:19 PM   #87
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ginger and kudz..stop it wheres teh get a room trading card?

lf, less time being a nit and more time turning your head from side to side so you can remember interesting universe stuff...
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:23 PM   #88
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In Buck vs. Bell (1927), the US Supreme Court held that compulsory sterlization of mentally retarded adults was permissible.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #89
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Landon. Buddy. Whales can jump.
Not Moby Dick, though. Everyone knows white whales can't jump.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #90
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In Buck vs. Bell (1927), the US Supreme Court held that compulsory sterlization of mentally retarded adults was permissible.
From the same reliable folks who brought you the Dred Scott Decision and Roe v Wade. They also, in their infinite, lawyer class wisdom, ruled that Scientology is indeed, a USA-certified religion.
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