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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2004 12:38 pm
Yeah, leeches are good for body part reattachments, like fingers- they help promote the flow of blood into the reattached part. (John Bobbitt- I wonder....?)
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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2004 12:59 pm
Whoa -- that sucks.
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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2004 01:35 pm
Alaska has many more men than women. A husband hunting gal told me that in Alaska the odds are good--but the goods are odd.

More people live in Bombay, India, than in all of Australia.

And from the morning newspaper:

Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open.

If need be, bats can walk.

Some species of Polar-region fish have antifreeze in their blood.

Some miniature horses are used as seeing-eye guides for the blind.

Sloths move exceedingly slowly. Algae has been found growing on slow-moving sloths.
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2004 10:49 am
Birmingham (UK) has more canals in it then Venice (Italy)
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2004 11:04 am
1.Cannabis and hemp are the same. "Marijuana" was the Mexican name given to cannabis.

2.Cannabis was first cultivated in China around 4000B.C.

3.The original drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper.

4.One acre of hemp will produce as much paper as four acres of trees.

5.Hemp is a source of fiber for cloth and cordage for rope. The hemp fiber is located inside the long stem of the plant.

6.George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. Washington, our first president, declared,"Make the most of the hemp seed. Sow it everywhere."

7.Hemp seed is natures perfect food. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.

8.Sterilized hemp seeds are often sold as bird food.

9.Rolling papers, like Bambu, are made from hemp paper.

10.In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act prohibited the use, sale, and cultivation of hemp/marijuana in the United States.

11.Five years later, during World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the film,"Hemp for Victory," which encouraged American farmers to grow hemp for the war effort.

12.Hemp is cultivated all over the world. Today, China, Korea,Italy, Hungary, Russia and France are amoung the countries that grow hemp for fiber, paper and other products.

13.Cannabis is classified as a schedule 1 drug by the Food and Drug Administration. Designated as a narcotic, it cannot be prescribed to patients.

14.In 1988, the DEA's own administrative law judge concluded that "marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man".

15.Cannabis can be used as a medicine to treat nausea, pain and muscle spasms. It alleviates symptoms of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, migraines and other debilitating aliments.

16.Thirty-five states have passed legislation permitting medical use of marijuana.

17.Twelve Americans receive prescribed marijuana from the U.S. government.

18.More than 400,000 Americans are arrested each year on marijuana charges.

19.More than 400,000 Americans die from diseases related to cigarette smoking each year. More than 150,000 Americans die of alcohol abuse each year. But in 10,000 years of usage, no one has ever died from marijuana.
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2004 11:09 am
the barber pole is red and white because barbers not only cut hair (and throats as in the case of Sweeny Todd) but also did blood letting.

More people made money mining miners, than miners made mining gold.

The cape buffalo is the most dangerous game. (next to man, of course.)

Gold is valuable because all that was ever mined is still around somewhere.
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2004 12:21 pm
Kind of a one-track mind there, eh, colorbook.
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2004 09:33 pm
George wrote:
Kind of a one-track mind there, eh, colorbook.

I thought it was interesting...I'm just the messenger :wink: Smile
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2004 09:40 am
All the gold ever mined since the dawn of man would equal a cube less than 30 feet on a side.

The most expensive substance on Earth is Californium, a man-made element. A few years ago a microgram of Californium isotope 252 was sold for $1,000- making it worth about $350 BILLION per pound.

200 years ago, pure Aluminum was as valuable as Silver. Improvements in refining since then have made Aluminum common.

Aluminum is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust.

Most home smoke detectors contain a tiny amount of Americium or a similar man-made radioactive element. Enough of it put together in one spot would be lethal.
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Daisy Ryder
Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:12 am
1. You can't count your hair.
2. You can't wash your eyes with soap.
3. You can't breath with your tongue out.

... Put your tongue back in your mouth. http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/lol.gif

Laugh out loud ... And the world laughs with you.
Laugh hysterically for no apparent reason ... And they'll leave you alone.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver! http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Thinking/bad-idea-014.gif

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only one testicle. Shocked
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:53 am
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only one testicle.

Given all the **** he did it was a REALLY BIG ONE though.
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 02:04 pm
The actor Laurence Harvey was given his stage surname by the British comic actor Sid James. He pointed out the Harvey Nichols store as their bus passed by and suggested his friend choose one of the names.
Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 02:18 pm
Next time you are feeding the beautiful swans and want to give one a nice pat on the back – don’t do it! Swans are very protective of their young and will use their incredibly powerful wings to fend off dogs (and sometimes humans). They have a wing span of around 2.75 meters (9 feet). In 2001, a young man in Ireland had his leg broken by a swan when he was trying to provoke it. The following year another person had their arm broken.
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Daisy Ryder
Reply Sun 20 Apr, 2014 02:40 pm
Human eyes absorb green, red, and blue light best. That’s why they are called the "primary colors." Birds see red best; bees can’t see red but do see ultraviolet light— beyond our sensitivity range. A bee sees a blue flower when we see a yellow one. Dogs see mostly gray, barely perceiving colors.
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