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SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 12:57:16

Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

Its illegal for a woman to eat chocolate on a bus.

111,111 x 111,111 = 12345654321

loopylou6 Sun 05-Jun-11 13:02:31

Hairspray removes biro off leather couches.

Your foot is the exact size as the area between your inner elbow and the bottom of your wrist.

loopylou6 Sun 05-Jun-11 13:03:55

Illegal for a woman to eat choc on the bus? Really?

loopylou6 Sun 05-Jun-11 13:05:44

Oh oh oh, and in Chester, you are allowed to kill on the walls of Chester using a bow and arrow.hmm

SecretNutellaFix Sun 05-Jun-11 13:07:54

loopylou6- not quite right. You are allowed to kill a Welshman with a bow and arrow after dusk in Chester.

loopylou6 Sun 05-Jun-11 13:09:17

Ahh I was close grin

SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 13:10:10

Ok I googled to make sure what my English teacher told me was true.

ShimmeryPixie Sun 05-Jun-11 13:10:21

The soft part on the bottom of a horse's hoof is called a frog.

SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 13:11:27

Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman aren't Australian by birth.

SecretNutellaFix Sun 05-Jun-11 13:11:41

you cannot tickle yourself.

EduStudent Sun 05-Jun-11 13:13:38

Bees don't have bum holes.

Cows have 32 teeth.

There is an arrow in between the E and X of FedEx.

Aldi is essentially 2 different companies, owned by the same people. Aldi South and Aldo North. We have Aldi South in the UK.

Birmingham has more canals than Venice.

If the original Barbie had been a woman, her ankles would have snapped as they weren't thick enough to support her body.

transferbalance Sun 05-Jun-11 13:15:56

if you combined all the dna from bacteria that live on you with your own dna, then you would be more bacterium than human

SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 13:16:03

'Birmingham has more canals than Venice.' Edu, that fact could have won my quiz team a bottle of champers and £50. Did they listen to me? No. I did enjoy the quiet smugness i radiated when the correct answers were announced though. grin

NotShortImFunSized Sun 05-Jun-11 13:17:54

It's an offence to eat mince pies on christmas day.

MarisCrane Sun 05-Jun-11 13:18:44

Smoking a Shisha pipe for one hour is equivalent to 100 cigarettes

WillieWaggledagger Sun 05-Jun-11 13:21:05

if you pick out the little leftover bit of green stalk from the top of a satsuma and count the number of little dots you can see in a circle in the hole it will be the same as the number of segments

this is not entirely useless - it has won me a few bets

Bucharest Sun 05-Jun-11 13:21:30

Rome is wetter than Manchester.

I read something really interesting about the Lithuanian language the other day but am buggered if I can remember, something about it being nearer to latin than Latin or something a bit boggly.

The 3 most bankrolled by the USA countries in the world per capita are Georgia, South Korea and Israel. (i read that in a very anti-US book by Chomsky so he might have been telling porkies to prove his point)

Basques, Georgians (again) and some tribe in Finland all have similar blood traits making anthropologists think they are related.

Aborigines were not from Australia, ergo, they learned to use boats when everyone else was boshing each other on the head with clubs and grunting.

(most of this facts come from Bill Bryson I realise....)

Bucharest Sun 05-Jun-11 13:22:04

You can't wee while clenching your teeth. (that was a pelvic floor one) grin

SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 13:23:35

Sooo trying that Bucharest. grin Does it work for mild incontinence too?

Lauzifer Sun 05-Jun-11 13:25:27

Polar bear fur isn't white

MoonGirl1981 Sun 05-Jun-11 13:28:57

Brown Malt Vinegar repells nits. They litterally run down the forehead and nect to escape but die too quickly to get very far.

Slug have four noses.

JeremyKylesPetProject Sun 05-Jun-11 13:29:53

Babies are born without kneecaps.

amberleaf Sun 05-Jun-11 13:32:25

If you have a 'stuck' sneeze looking at a turned on light bulb or towards to sun will get it out!

Cant wait for my next wee to try Bucharests teeth clenching one!

EduStudent Sun 05-Jun-11 13:32:36

Your arm span is the same as your height.

There are more germs in ear wax than urine.

Your skin is your heaviest body organ.

You cannot die from a lack of sleep.

Your heart is in the middle of your chest, not to the left, as per common belief.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

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