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Once you are done with your nice 2010 picture calendar, don't throw it away!
It can be reused in 2021, 2027, 2038, 2049, and 2055

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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2909956/earthquakes_caused_by_loose_woman_and.html "The Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi related to a group of worshipers in Tehran, Iran what actually causes earthquakes. The cause is not, as one would have suspected having been deceived by infidel science, the movement of tectonic plates.

No, the Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi revealed that earthquakes, at least in Iran, is caused by loose women who dress like tarts. "

And a co-worker wonders what causes volcanoes.

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I would like to meet that woman that is loose enough to cause an earthquake!

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In 1967 the small Cincinnati (Ohio) Meister Brau brewery brought out a low calorie beer they called Lite. Folks in that area weren't interested in low cal stuff, so it failed.

In the late 1970s the Miller Brewing Company bought Meister Brau and rediscovered Lite. They launched an advertisement campaign calling the new beer Miller Lite and claiming that it had good taste and was less filling. History shows that this beer was a huge success and was copied by about all large beer brewers in the US.

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Frankfurt (Germany) was the origin of a skinny sausage called the Franfurter. It was introduced to the US about 1900, where it became popular at ballgames, served hot on a bun with mustard.

Because of their shape they were called Dachshund Sausages at first, but because of the difficult spelling the Hot Dachshund Sausage soon was simply called Hot Dog.

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The factoid 'you lose 95% of your body heat through your head' is meaningless w/o context - the context is that if you are properly dressed for the cold but don't have a hat, then you lose 95% of your body heat through your head. Strip buck-nekkid and step into the cold and you only lose about 7% through your head.

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Bikinis were worn as early as 2000 BC in Sicily.

They were of course full length dresses, but 4010 years of use has cause some wear and tear shrinkage. The last part of the name comes from a South Pacific word for coconut (don't remember which island), so coconut shells were evidently used for a similar purpose.

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Long live wear and tear shrinkage!

It was a Chinese tradition to pay doctors only if the patient got healthy again.

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An empty pants pocket turned inside out was known as the Hoover Flag during the Great Depression in the USA.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Is that spring in the air — or an old gym sock on fire?

In sailing-crazy Annapolis, boaters celebrate the first day of spring with a ceremonial Burning of the Socks, signifying it will soon be warm enough to wear boat shoes without socks.

"It's a good idea to stand upwind," warned John Morgan, 77.

I guess we have now begun the clothing section of this thread.

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The Boston University Bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

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Asians tend to have dry, gold-colored ear-wax as opposed to the reddish, sticky stuff Europeans have.

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Father's Day is a day honoring fathers, and it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 55 different countries. The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on June 19, 1910 in the USA.

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If you are a female geek no need to read this as the odds greatly favor you no matter what you do.

"scientists at the University of Leeds in Great Britain have determined that if you want to meet the right man, the optimum amount of flesh to flash is 40%. Less than that and you might appear too dowdy to catch his eye, any more and you’re more likely to attract a stalker than a soul mate. Psychologist Colin Hendrie had his four female assistants perform demanding “undercover” surveillance in Leeds’ nightclubs, recording how women were dressed and how often they were approached on concealed dictaphones. But it wasn’t just the women who were being judged. Hendie’s results also showed that the most successful approaches came from men who were neither too thin nor too fat and at least a head taller than their target. It also revealed that 30% of clubbers left as couples, though only 20% arrived so" (Daily Mail).

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Wow woooee, interesting study on female exposure limits.

John Dillinger was the most famous of the classic American criminals.

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The nuclear attack on Hiroshima killed over 100,000 Japanese civilians.
This may however be surpassed by the bombing attack on Dresden at the very end of WW2 in Europe. About 30,000 Dresden residents officially lost their life. However, the city was full of refugees from the East and 300,000 refugees may have been turned into ashes.

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a single Canada Goose (not Canadian Goose) poos every 5 minutes.

Wind turbines kill bats because the low pressure from the rotating blades cause their lungs to implode.

the levels of DDT in Lake Ontario are still too high for a colony of Bald Eagles to be sustainable.

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Wind turbines kill bats because the low pressure from the rotating blades cause their lungs to implode.

Hmmm, the studies (okay, the popular translations of the studies) I have read seem to find that the majority of bats found dead near wind turbines are species of bats that are both migratory and roost in trees. It is theorized that since they are migrating rather than insect hunting, they turn off their echo locating. As they approach what looks like trees, the sudden drop in barometric pressure causes 'barotrauma'. Since the migration happens during periods of low wind speed anyway, reducing the rotation of the blades in the evening seems to be the most promising method of reducing bat-loss.

Edited by GrimJack: I started out to debunk this but learned something - thanks.

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The Eisenhower (US) interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

Nope - this is an urban legend; there were too many problems with the idea. The main problem was the amount of reinforcement required to support a landing aircraft - the psi-load of a landing aircraft is tremendous; the plane would shatter the concrete (not to mention all the cars what would be crushed in the process).

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The famed London Fog was actually pollution based; now that they have cleaned up their factories, the fog has disappeared.

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Canadians burnt the White House down but only after the Americans had burnt down Parliament buildings in Toronto, during the war of 1812.
Both sides claim to be the victors.

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a single Canada Goose (not Canadian Goose) poos every 5 minutes.

Yeah, I've had days like that. I think it was the chili the last time.

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In that moment of indelible fear when the world seems to slow down and you are able to notice every little detail, what actually happens is that all the data you normally discard is written to memory and when you review the memory, there is so much information stored that the 3 seconds of terror takes 10 to 20 times that amount of time to review the data. This is why you do not want a perfect memory - remembering each second of your life would take at least 30 seconds and you would turn into a drooling idiot with the autonomic NS the only thing keeping you breathing.

Edited by GrimJack: adjusted an adjective

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The British Pound bank note was worth exactly one pound of silver when it was first circulated.

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Zimbabwe has issued the world's first 100-trillion dollar note, after inflation there hit a 65 followed by 107 zeros percent rate.

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