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  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    We somehow managed to discover Uranus before Antarctica.


    March 13, 1781. The seventh planet – Uranus – was discovered on this date, completely by accident by British astronomer William Herschel.

    On the 27th of January, 1820 a Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered an ice shelf at Princess Martha Coast that later became known as the Fimbul Ice Shelf. Bellingshausen and Lazarev became the first explorers to see and officially discover the land of Antarctica continent.
    edited April 26
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    The directors of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Baby Driver consulted each other to make sure that the films would not have the same songs on their soundtracks.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    Slapping one side of someone’s hand is a punishment. Slapping the other side is a reward.
  • coolraul07coolraul07 Posts: 1,629Member Member Posts: 1,629Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    We somehow managed to discover Uranus before Antarctica.


    March 13, 1781. The seventh planet – Uranus – was discovered on this date, completely by accident by British astronomer William Herschel.

    On the 27th of January, 1820 a Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered an ice shelf at Princess Martha Coast that later became known as the Fimbul Ice Shelf. Bellingshausen and Lazarev became the first explorers to see and officially discover the land of Antarctica continent.

    <insert "You're so fat, Uranus is bigger than Antarctica" joke here>
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    Most people have never ridden in the backseat of their own car.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    If you run away from the ocean you're also running towards the ocean.
  • Sunshine_And_SandSunshine_And_Sand Posts: 1,217Member Member Posts: 1,217Member Member
    Cottonmouths and Water Moccasins are the same snake.
  • Nerys52Nerys52 Posts: 82Member Member Posts: 82Member Member
    India housewives hold 11% of the world's gold.
  • echmain3echmain3 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    There are more atoms in one grain of sand than there are grains of sand on all the world’s beaches.
  • echmain3echmain3 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    TV laugh tracks were recorded in the earliest days of television.

    So most of the people you hear laughing are now dead.

  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    Nerys52 wrote: »
    India housewives hold 11% of the world's gold.

    16,720 metric tons.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" was supposed to be titled "Where the Wild Horses Are" but he realized he couldn't draw horses so he changed it to "things" instead.
  • echmain3echmain3 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    The hydrogen atoms in your glass of water are as old as the universe.





    (Well, slightly less. Hydrogen atoms were created about 300,000 years after the Big Bang. So about 13.5 billion years ago)
  • Tigg_erTigg_er Posts: 15,266Member Member Posts: 15,266Member Member
  • Exodus_Exodus_ Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Zero is the only number that can't be represented in Roman numerals
  • echmain3echmain3 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    The Mall of America (in Minnesota) has no heating system.

    It relies on skylights, latent heat from lights and machinery, and body heat from all the shoppers.
  • coolraul07coolraul07 Posts: 1,629Member Member Posts: 1,629Member Member
    Exodus_ wrote: »
    Zero is the only number positive integer that can't be represented in Roman numerals

    @Exodus_ - Fixed it for you
    edited May 6
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    "700 million people are smarter than you." may sound like an insult, but it would put you at the 90th percentile.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,979Member Member Posts: 32,979Member Member
    The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to exist and we named it based on its color.
  • echmain3echmain3 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    All pieces of Trix cereal are the same flavor.

    They are just different colors.
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