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  • MoToR® MoToR® Jun 1, 2010 1:33 PM Flag

    useless info thread

    I like Mizzi's idea of useless info so much I decided to run with it. Being we are always accused of posting useless garbage, I figured we might as well make them right about something. LoL

    The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn it's head 360 degrees.

    MoToR

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    • Airspeed can also be predicted using a published formula. By inverting this midpoint Strouhal ratio of 0.3 (fA/U ≈ 0.3), Graham K. Taylor et al. show that as a rule of thumb, the speed of a flying animal is roughly 3 times frequency times amplitude (U ≈ 3fA).5

      We now need only plug in the numbers:

      U ≈ 3fA
      f ≈ 15 (beats per second)
      A ≈ 0.22 (meters per beat)
      U ≈ 3*15*0.22 ≈ 9.9
      ... to estimate that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is 10 meters per second.

      Give or take few depending on wind gusts heading into or out of.

      MoToR

    • If you sit on your hand before you masterbate until it goes numb, it's called the stranger

      lacrosse was America's first sport

      most golf balls contain over 300 dimples

      take your middle finger and bend it inward until it touches your hand........if you measure the distance from the tip of your middle finger to where it touched.....thats how long your penis is

      all women have one boob bigger than the other.....they are like snowflakes, each one is unique but they are all beautiful

      The way to get your porn name is to use your first pets name and the name of the street you grew up on.......I'm Sebastian Liberty

      the world record for sliding your body across exercise balls is 11 at once, the record for the longest golfball hit and then caught is 189 yards (I'm setting up to try and break it)

      another piece of useless information......your boy flosssin711 just finished his third quarter at school and currently holds a 3.7 GPA

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      • The most played song on American radio during the twentieth century was You've Lost That Loving Feeling which was written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector, and Cynthia Weil. Although recorded by different artists, the song is the only one in history to be played over 8 million times on the radio. That amounts to about 45 years if the song was played back to back! Three songs were played 7 million times: Never My Love, Yesterday, and Stand By Me (in that order).
        Source: The BMI Top 100 Songs (BMI)

        "Weird" Al Yankovic received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1981. He also served as valedictorian of his high school at age 16.
        Source: VH1's Behind the Music

        The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company Zildjian which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.
        Source: American Heritage of Invention & Technology, Winter 2000

        Every act that has had a Billboard Top 40 hit whose title included the name of a different recording act, that other act had at least one Top 40 hit at the same exact time. Some examples (not a complete list):
        1964: The song We Love You Beatles by the Carefrees was on the charts while The Beatles had seven songs of their own in the Top 40.
        1984-85: Rick Springfield had the minor hit Bruce while Bruce Springsteen was charting himself with Born in the U.S.A.
        1987: Both the ABC song When Smokey Sings and Smokey Robinson's song One Heartbeat were in the Top 10 at the same time.
        1992: Weird Al had the hit Smells Like Nirvana at the same time that Nirvana had the hit Come As You Are.
        Source: Chart Beat Chat, Billboard Online, April 28, 2000

        There are approximately ten million bricks in the Empire State Building.
        Source: A&E Top 10 Architectural Wonders

        The lightning that we see actually goes from the ground to the sky in what is known as the "return stroke" at 1/3 the speed of light. We can't see the initial "stepped leader" that passes from the sky to the ground.
        Source: USA Today Weather Book by Jack Williams (1992, page 127)

        From space, the brightest man-made place is Las Vegas, Nevada.
        Source: Understanding Electricity, The Learning Channel, March 27, 2000

        Janis Joplin's will called for a party for 200 people at her favorite pub in San Alselmo, California at a cost of $2,500.00.
        Source: The People's Almanac #2 by David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace (1978, page 1200)

        Contrary to common belief, elephants are not afraid of mice. Go to any zoo and chances are that the mice are living in the same quarters as the elephants. The mice eat the grain and nest in the hay that is so common to elephant habitats.

    • you never go ass to mouth

    • Grand Rapids, Michigan is the "SpaghettiOs Capital of the World" because per-capita consumption is highest in that city, per the Franco-American Company. Reportedly, there are more than 1,750 "O's" in a 15-ounce can of SpaghettiOs.

      MoToR

    • The short-term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. This is one reason that phone numbers were kept to seven digits for so long.

      MoToR

    • Tickets for Frank Sinatra's first solo performance at the Paramount Theatre in New York City in 1942, sold for 35 cents each.

    • My left foot looks nothing like right one....

      no really

    • Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterson (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.

      MoToR

    • At Disneyland they have hundreds of wild domesticated cats running around the park. They never come out during the day because there's too many people, but the reason they're there is to catch the mice.


      MoToR

    • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

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