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Evus McNevus
32080.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:35 pm Reply with quote

Ok, so the generla idea of this whole forum is useless facts,. but if you have an interesting little useless fact!! Post it! It's a giggle!

First fact of the day:
A daddy-long legs contains as much vendom as a fur-de-lance snake, but it has no teeth and therefore cannot bite you!! So your if your ever unhealthily hungry, a daddy-long legs is not the answer!!

Enjoy!

Eve

 
Pyreo
32081.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:37 pm Reply with quote

Evus McNevus wrote:
First fact of the day:
A daddy-long legs contains as much vendom as a fur-de-lance snake, but it has no teeth and therefore cannot bite you!! So your if your ever unhealthily hungry, a daddy-long legs is not the answer!!

Presumably that was meant to be 'venom' and should therefore be met with despairing groans?

 
Natalie
32084.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:40 pm Reply with quote

Are we allowed to post untrue facts then? I don't mean to sound harsh, but that fact is not true. It's a myth. If I understand right.

 
Flash
32086.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:43 pm Reply with quote

Attagirl.

 
Natalie
32088.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:44 pm Reply with quote

Well, it's not like I haven't learnt that, is it Flash? I have to say, this "fact" keeps popping up here. Is it going to be on the next TV series?

 
Rory Gilmore
32092.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:50 pm Reply with quote

Perhaps we should feed something a daddy-long legs. A spider or something. I'll do that next time I see one.

 
Gaazy
32093.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:52 pm Reply with quote

Did you know that jumping elephants always turn left when exiting a cave?

 
Quaint Idiot
32098.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:59 pm Reply with quote

I fear Evus is new to these parts and may not yet know of the habit of rigorously checking facts, which we have. (Well some of you, anyway. I can't say my record is too good.) So go easy Nat, we don't want to scare him off.

Welcome, Evus. If you do a search (from the link in the box in the top left corner) on Daddy-long-legs you will find, as Natalie says, that this topic has come up before and been de-bunked.

 
simonp
32108.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:16 pm Reply with quote

The part of a river with the greatest flow and depth is called the thalweg. See if you can work that into a general conversation!

 
Natalie
32132.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:51 pm Reply with quote

Aethenoth was the name of Lady Godiva's horse.

 
Rory Gilmore
32138.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:08 pm Reply with quote

Puffins were once used as part of a clan's porridge recipe. (At one time, all clans had their own porridge).

 
besty
32158.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:31 pm Reply with quote

The Hoki Indian word for umbrella roughly translates as "sky sneeze hat"

 
samivel
32175.  Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:38 pm Reply with quote

The longest word in the English language to contain only one vowel (which means words where 'y' acts as a vowel are excluded) is 'Strengths'

 
Mostly Harmless
32269.  Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:51 am Reply with quote

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Last edited by Mostly Harmless on Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:13 am; edited 1 time in total

 
simonp
32725.  Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:41 pm Reply with quote

qwertyuiopoiuytrewq is the longest word that can be written using the top line of the keyboard*. I have decided that it shall mean 'the desire to eat more chocolate whilst knowing that you have eaten too much already' ;-)


* probably not true but i have just polished off a rather large bar of chocolate and couldn't think of the right word to describe the way i feel

 

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