Interesting Tidbits

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    I love useless knowledge and facts. This idea is simple, just share a random piece of information that interests you or is little known.

    I'll start, the Quahog clam is the longest living animal, with a maximum age of up to 200 years old.
     
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    The capital of Turkmenistan, Asgabat, has a monument called the "Neutrality Arch" which celebrates the country's neutrality. Purched on top of it is a giant gold statue of the president who put it there, which rotates 360 degrees to allways face the sun.

    That's a great little tidbit I have.
    And if you don't believe me: Neutrality Arch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    A ice cube stressed in the right way gives off light much like an aurora.
     
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]The Earth's rain forest are home to about 75% of all known species of plant and animal life. :)
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    Not for much longer.:mad:
     
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    The capital city of Greenland, Nuuk, is the northernmost and least populated capital city in the world.
     
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=3][COLOR=black][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=3][COLOR=black]Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side.
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    Aerogels are solids which were gels but had the liquid component removed in special conditions, leaving a light defusing solid which looks somewhat like a cloud just sitting there and is very strong.
     
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    Inhabitants of tropical regions that incorporate chili peppers as a staple in their diet never suffer from gastrointestinal parasites or bacterial ulcers.
     
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    The shading (not the colour itself) of Siamese cats is temperature dependant. Darker fur is produced on areas of the body that are cooler, face, ears, paws and tail.

    Fairy Dust Siamese - Colors
     
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    A true rainbow will always appear at a 41° angle.
     
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    Polar bears are all left-handed. And, another interesting fact about polar bears is that their livers are extremely poisonous because they contain too much vitamin C.
     
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    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the billboard chart for 14 years:biggrin1:
     
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    Helium balloons, if placed in a car, will travel backward when the car stops suddenly. This is because the heavier air in the car travels forward, pushing the lighter balloons backward.
     
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    My favorite cuisines there! Love it hot and spicy! Particular favorites of mine are Indian, Ethiopian, Mexican (lots of Mexican food where I live now - love that), Thai, etc. I also love Greek, Middle Eastern and Japanese food.

    This is another thread begging to be started. Stay tuned.
     
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    Jim Morrison named "The Doors" after the title of Aldous Huxley's book "The Doors of Perception", which is about the use of hallucinogenic drugs
     
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    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
     
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    Most people (including a great many Icelanders) claim Reykjavik is, probably on the ground that being bigger parts of it are more northely than Nuuk.

    It's certainly close, and the winner depends on the source:

    Nuuk = 64°10'48"N
    Reykjavik = 64°08'24"N

    It's certainly close!!

    But Greenland is strictly part of Denmark so as contender most northerly national capital it loses on a technicality.

    I've not been to Nuuk but Reykjavik is great.:smile:
     
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    I believe, that the highest national football stadium in the world is in Ladakh.

    I can't be sure, but that's what they told me....I have a photo somewhere....:smile:
     
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    The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees.


    damnit. I keep thinking of stuff....
     
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