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did you know......... Ohio has the only state flag which is not a rectangle??

The official state flag of Ohio, called the Ohio burgee, was adopted in 1902. John Eisemann designed this flag; it was based upon the pennant used by the Ohio cavalry between 1862 and 1865.

The 13 stars near the circle represent the original 13 states in the USA; the 4 extra stars near the peak of the triangle symbolize the fact that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union. The blue triangle represents Ohio's hill country. The white "O" may stand for Ohio


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you breathe not because you need oxygen, but b/c your brain senses the amt of carbonic acid in your blood and knows it must dispell it for you to live

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well i picked a few that were slightly more complicated, or that i knew intersting things about, i can answer any others you want but they were all kinna lame

What would happen if: Everyone was to flush their toilet at the same time?
-youd waste alot of water, ther are water towers tomaintain the water pressure so theresno shortage
Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?
-no, the chemicals are still reacting, its the same as driving w/ your lights on druing the day,(did you know in darkenss there is no clor, everything is black, because the light absorbing/refelcting properties of the surfaces of the objects are what yields the color, therefor no light=no color)
If you died on the International Dateline, and half of you were on 1 side and the other half on
If someone crashes his or her car on purpose, why is it still a car accident?
-it then become an incedent, either insurance fraud, murder or insanity
If people with one arm go to get their nails done, do they pay half price?
If the weather man says "it's a 50% chance of rain" does that mean he has no idea if its going to rain or not?
-yes, they dont know crap, thats why they say theres a chance
If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?
-yes most of them are contractually bined to drink heir product
If Sunday is the holy day of rest why do we have to get up early for church?
-alot of ppl actualy would say Saturday is the sabath day, however up until recent time, ppl labored and farmed alot, and church would be rest for them
When you snap your fingers, does the sound occur when your middle finger releases from your thumb, or when your middle finger hits the palm of your hand?
Why are you IN a movie, but your ON TV?
-you are in a movie on a screen, and you are in a show or movie on tv
Can't anybody who has a job go in the "employees only" doors at restaurants? Shouldn?t they be more specific and say "employees of this place only"?
-this is like saying they need specific warnings on products, like CAUTION JIMMY, THS SH1T IS HOT, DONT PUR IT DOWN YOUR PANTS!!!!
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars
to look at things on the ground?
-an aerial view is far superior to that of a ground one, even the military keeps eyes in the sky
What is the parking situation like at the Special Olympics?
-they carpool, no probs
If the police see some one committing a crime but are on there way to investigate a crime do they stop or go to the one they were on their way to?
-whichever is more severe
Why do people, such as S.W.A.T or Seals wear the bulletproof vests where you can see them? Wouldn?t people aim for their head or crotch?
-your torso is the biggest target, when you gototake a shot you most likely shoot at whatyou can hit, the head is smaller than the torso
If you don't pay your exorcist, do you get repossessed?
How come stealing from one book is plagiarism, but stealing from many is research?
Can you fart and burp at the same time?
-actually they can both be one or theother, plagerism is just notgiving credit when using information from books forresearch
How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss America?
Have you ever heard of a raisin that is not dry?
-yes they are called grapes
If two identical twin brothers married identical twin sisters, would there kids be identical?
-twins are morelikely to have twins, therfor the chances are increased
Is it possible to scream at the bottom of your lungs?
-the air may be supplied formt he lungs, bu the tone or sound is the "vibrating of the vocal chords"(your lungs dont actually pull in any air, it is forced in by air pressure, the work your lungs does is the pushing out basically)
Is there anything easier done than said?
-yes, telling newbs how to install things, it would be easier if i did it myself
Is it possible for a narcoleptic to have insomnia?
Since the U.S. says United We Stand, does that offend legless people?
-divided they would fall...
Are you able to fart in heaven?
-no, you have no concept of "fart" in heaven
Why isn't sour cream really sour?
-it is made of "soured" products, which give it a bitter taste, (cottage cheese and other cheeses are derived from fungi, cottage cheese is named so for the dweelings of those ate it)
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They?re going to see you naked anyway?
-youd rather they stay and watch?
If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?
-mor than likely they are at a dispatch station, where others are trained in CPR and Firstaid, if an AED were needed they wouldnt have much trouble locating one
Do ducks sneeze?
-sneezing is a mammal trait, a reaction that is part of the immune system

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Discussion Starter #66
Some of these might have been posted earlier on this thread. If so, it's no big deal...

The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps

The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.

Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.

The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.

The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Enough beer is poured every Saturday across America to fill the Orange Bowl.

Sir Isaac Newton, who invented Calculus, had trouble with names to the point where he would forget his brothers' names.

By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.

The Ottoman Empire once had seven emperors in seven months. They died of (in order): burning, choking, drowning, stabbing, heart failure, poisoning and being thrown from a horse.

The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.

The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.

Nondairy creamer is flammable.

Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except
the Catholic church.

Toilet paper was invented in 1857.

The mongoose was barred live entry into the U.S. in 1902.

The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.

Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.

The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.

Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.

The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.

The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."

France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.

You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.

In medieval Thailand, they had moveable type printing presses. The type was made from baked oxen dung.

More American workers (18%) call sick on Friday than any other day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%).

The average American consumes enough caffeine in one year to kill a horse.

A newborn expels its own body weight in waste every 60 hours.

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.

The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.

Napoleon was terrified of cats.

There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty's crown.

Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.

The doorbell was invented in 1831.

The bulls-eye on a dartboard must be 5 feet 8 inches off the ground.

The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.

Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.

Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.

In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.

Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.

Blue and white are the most common school colors.

On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.

2,500 lefties die each year using products designed for rightists.

On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.

"Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.

There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.

Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox.

Singapore only has one train station.

There was once a town in West Virginia called "6"

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

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Discussion Starter #67
I believe someone asked how Indiana got its state nickname:

“Hoosier”, Indiana’s state nickname, came from a generic Southern word, meaning bumpkin or backwoodsman.

So there you go.

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Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?

If a 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?

If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen?

If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?

You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

If you throw a cat out a car window does it become kitty liter?

If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from?

How did a fool and his money get together?

How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?

What's another word for thesaurus?

Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?

What do they use to ship styrofoam?

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

Why is there an expiration date on my sour cream container?

Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?

When you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?

Does fuzzy logic tickle?

Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted."

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

What do you do when you see an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?

Is it possible to be totally partial?

What's another word for thesaurus?

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

Why do steam irons have a permanent press setting?

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?

If the funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their lights off?

If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?

Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?

If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

Why is the word abbreviation so long?

When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?

If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

d u c k lover
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ya see...........this is a good thread from 3 years ago....but damn!!.........there is so much reading involved...i'm already reading 4 books at once and this thread is boggling my mind![8]

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wow I am sure there have been more posts since I read this and am posting now but this is very interesting :)

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i think that this thread should be about weird facts and tidbits, not weird questions. but to answer one or two posted already......

no, swat teams don't have to pay for your door if they kick it down. it's considered to be impeding their job of securing a particular place, and they don't have to pay for it if it needs to be broken. just like if they shoot at you and hit your tv, they are doing their job and wouldn't have to replace it.

atheists do not have to swear on the bible, but i'm not absolutely positive on this one. i heard that they have to provide some sort of swearing ceremony before taking the stand, but it is usually carried out ahead of time so that the jury may not be influenced by the particular alignment of the witness.

a few of my favorites:

if you jingle your keys when you see a moth, it *SHOULD* cause the moth to drop to the ground and hide. supposedly it hears something akin to a bat.

insects are SEXUALLY attracted to lights. mmmmmmmmmm, baby!

bonobo monkeys engage in sexual activities for the heck of it. with others, male or female, or themselves.

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If you drink with a straw, you're actually less likely to become full at your meal. Drinking straight from the glass., you swallow both liquid and air, filling up your stomach faster.

So, if you're at a buffet, ask for a straw for your drink.

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Fibromyalgia has the same symptoms as Mold Infection.
NO one knows what "causes" Fibromyalgia!
You can be infected with mold at any time in your life!
Re-contact with another mold can cause Fibromyalgia symptoms, like extreme tiredness and weakness.
Valley Fever is a Mold! It lies dormant UNTIL your immune system weakens enough!
Mold creates VOC's and Carbon Dioxide. BOTH "lower" immune systems!
Mold is in all hills, fields, and forests,
in many parts of the USA, "the 1st rain" starts "Flu Season"!
What "shows" & kills mold? Hydrogen Peroxide. It white froths when it contacts live mold!
Ozone & UV light from the Sun kills ordinary mold and it's spores, which is why we're not all dead.
Ozone O3, is a natural and essential UV and Oxygen reaction.
Ozone neutralizes VOCs and kills mold, turning back into Oxygen. O2.
Ozone HOLES are where VOCs rise into the upper atmosphere and all nearby Ozone is USED UP!
Asthma is caused by weakened immune systems and polluted air.
Thunderstorms create lots of lightning/Ozone!
Asthmatics are ALWAYS relieved of allergy/Asthma symptoms during and after Thunderstorms!
CLEAN AIR = No Asthma.

Grey Friar
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A weird truth about the link between food choices and environmental degradation. It seems that being a strict vegetarian is almost as bad as eating too much red meat. It looks like the Ovo-lacto vegetarians (eggs and cheese with veges) may be the ones eating the most environmentally friendly diet... but it seems chicken isn't too bad either.

My take away is that since we evolved to be omnivores, it's obvious that to be in peak health we should eat a range of foods that include vegetables, herbs, fruits, and meats, and now the effects of diet on the health of the environment support that, as well. Of course, buying locally grown/raised food stuffs is also far better than buying grocery items from foreign lands, or processed/canned items.
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