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krollo
983348.  Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:09 pm Reply with quote

Komodo dragons often defecate and vomit prior to fights.
Komodo dragon faeces is white.
During mating the male must restrain the female, as they are strongly antagonistic.
Female Komodo dragons can apparently reproduce without any male contact.

 
krollo
983356.  Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:31 pm Reply with quote

Konami runs fitness clubs in Japan.

The first European visitor to Kabul described as the 'best and cleanest city in Asia'.

The astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named had eyesight four times sharper than the average person.

Kiefer Sutherland, who kills a ridiculous amount of people as Jack Bauer, had a grandfather who introduced universal healthcare to Canada.

 
Oceans Edge
983359.  Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:40 pm Reply with quote

krollo wrote:
Kiefer Sutherland, who kills a ridiculous amount of people as Jack Bauer, had a grandfather who introduced universal healthcare to Canada.


Named Tommy Douglas, was Premier of Saskatchewan when he introduced single payer universal health care to that province ...

in 2004 he was named "The Greatest Canadian" by the CBC :)

 
nitwit02
983382.  Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:20 pm Reply with quote

Rightly so.

 
Hernammi
984697.  Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:53 pm Reply with quote

Joseph Kittinger is the man who holds the most skydiving records. In 1960, he skydived from a helium balloon at an altitude of 31,330 m, fell freely for 4 minutes and 36 seconds and reached a speed of 255 m/s (570 miles per hour), experiencing temperatures of -70C. He opened his parachute at an altitude of 4,370 m and descended to the ground.
He set records for highest balloon ascent, highest parachute jump, longest free-fall descent and the highest speed achieved by an unaided human moving through the earth's atmosphere. And he holds another record for which during a failure in his equipment during a super-descent, he reached a horizontal spin of 120 rpm, meaning he experienced a centrifugal force equivalent to over 20g, which is the highest recorded.

 
dr bartolo
999419.  Sun May 26, 2013 10:50 am Reply with quote

in Korea, chess sets are different north and south of the 38th parallel. In south Korea, the "Kings" on the chess set are marked Han (漢 ) and Cho (楚), names of warring Chinese kingdoms around the 2nd cent. BC. By contrast, North Korean sets have the king mark'd jang ( 將) , meaning General, and gwan (官)-- Minister.

Why this difference is left to speculation. Perhaps the N. Koreans would dislike, for ideological reasons , the word for the Chinese race, 漢, on their chess sets. But on the other hand, in china, one of th' kings is mark'd 將, so we now have a new probem here. Any suggestions?

 

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