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the usa has the highest crime rate in the world.



That is definitely not true.



The highest crime rate per population in the world goes to Iceland.



http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-top-ten-countries/countries-with-highest-reported-crime-rates.jpg

^ the US dosent even make the top 10 and im willing to bet were not even on the top 20.
Faganator
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Fuzzydude0 wrote:

 

No (real) word in the English language rhymes with Silver, Purple, or Orange.quote]

Door Hinge rhymes with orange


BubbaSnipz
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SoylentBob wrote:

 

KillerRabbit091 wrote:

 

37 people have been killed by vending machines



According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 37 known vending machine fatalities between 1978 and 1995.



Weird-Wire wrote:

 

the real name for your elbow skin is wenis



The back of the elbow is called the Olecranal and the front of the elbow is called the Antecubital.

Weenus is a band from south Boston.

WENUS is joke-ronym from Friends for Weekly Estimated Net Usage Statistics.

The etymology of Wenis being from Wisen is a joke since "gullible" is not in the dictionary.

Other elbow anatomy term can be found at http://www.joint-pain-expert.net/elbow-anatomy.html




¿¿¿¿IiIiIi¿¿¿¿ wrote:

 

Coconuts kill more people than sharks each year.



There has never been a recorded incident of a coconut killing a shark.



Blaze745 wrote:

 

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.



In 1896 Henry Heinz came up with one of the most recognized slogans in advertising history: "57 Varieties." This catch phrase had nothing to do with the actual number of varieties produced by H. J. Heinz which, by then, totaled over 60 (including plum pudding, strawberry preserve, India relish, olive oil, spaghetti, euchred pickle, currant jelly, chili sauce, peanut butter, and celery soup). Heinz was riding an elevated train in New York when he saw an advertisement in the train car promoting "21 styles" of shoes; struck by the concept, and recognizing that catchiness and resonance were far more important qualities for a company slogan than literal accuracy.

http://www.heinz.com/our-company/press-room/trivia.aspx



Blaze745 wrote:

 

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.



Karaoke is a portmanteau of kara, "empty," and okesutora, "orchestra".



Blaze745 wrote:

 

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.



When the body dies, some cells may live for a short time. Without nourishment and oxygen (supplied by the blood), the cells die. The appearance of continued nail and hair growth is due to the dehydration of the corpse: the soft tissues shrivel and the hard nails and hair do not.



BEING A ID10T wrote:

 

DEAD SPACE is the only game where you can display drop kicking a baby, and no one will say its wrong



People do say it's wrong. Fortunately, most of those people wouldn't play Dead Space.

Here's an oldie: www.joblo.com/games/kickthebaby.htm

Unfortunately, Nintendo frowned on the Kick the Baby mode in South Park for N64.




Fuzzydude0 wrote:

 

No (real) word in the English language rhymes with Silver, Purple, or Orange.



Quicksilver rhymes with silver.

Papal, people, ripple, usurpal (adj. form of Usurp), Constantinople, and a slew of other words rhyme with purple.

Depending on your pronunciation of orange, flange rhymes.



Rhyme: correspondence in sounds of units of composition or utterance often focusing on terminal sounds.

compare perfect rhyme, full rhyme, exact rhyme, and true rhyme





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MASTERJAKE
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Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors !
Hammer45
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How about forage? Would that not rhyme with porridge? I want my cookie.
Mr_Wingbat
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Its illegal in Palm Springs, California to walk your camel down Palm Canyon Way after 5 PM
mofo102
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5% of the teenagers in the USA dont know where the USA lies on World Map.



Canada is a larger than the USA. Canada is 9,95 million square km and USA 9,85 million square km.



More people died in the bombing of Tokyo than the A-Bomb on Hiroshima during WW II.



By 2012, The Internet traffic is expected to exceed 44 Exabytes per month, according to a study by Cisco Systems. (1 Exabytes = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes)



October 19, 2012 - at 01:36 UTC, the Earth will be home to 7 billion people, according to the US Census Bureau.



Friday, April 13, 2029 - The asteroid 99942 Apophis (previously better known by its provisional designation 2004 MN4) will pass within 30,000 km (18,600 mi) of the Earth, very briefly appearing as bright as 3rd magnitude. A possibility exists that Apophis could go through a 400 m wide "keyhole" on this pass which would put Apophis on a collision course with the Earth in 2036. The chance this asteroid will hit earth on Easter sunday 2036 is 1 in 45.000
PSSpyker
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Faganator wrote:

 

the usa has the highest crime rate in the world.



That is definitely not true.



The highest crime rate per population in the world goes to Iceland.



http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-top-ten-countries/countries-with-highest-reported-crime-rates.jpg

^ the US dosent even make the top 10 and im willing to bet were not even on the top 20.



Patriot! I still proved japan is better than the US.
Cheeseman666
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KillerRabbit091 wrote:

 

SoylentBob wrote:

 

Blaze745 wrote:

 

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.



When the body dies, some cells may live for a short time. Without nourishment and oxygen (supplied by the blood), the cells die. The appearance of continued nail and hair growth is due to the dehydration of the corpse: the soft tissues shrivel and the hard nails and hair do not.





i'm glad that someone else other than me knows what actually happens. good job SoylentBob!



also...



mosquitoes are not more attracted to you if you have just eaten a banana



you cannot cook yourself in a tanning bed



in a year, the average person walks 4 miles making his or her bed



Theodore Roosevelt was the only president who was blind in one eye



Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on earth



The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters



the average speed of a house fly is 4.5 mph



the bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps



a ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber



ketchup was once sold as a medicine



in 1926, the first outdoor mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in new york



Fish dont sleep.
Cheeseman666
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Fish dont sleep.





Fish actually will sleep, their body goes into stasis, and they just kinda stay in one spot, think of it kind of like treading water, only being submerged.



It's legal to kill native Americans in Montana if they are in groups of 5 or more (a war party) and you are in a covered wagon



It is punishable by death in Arkansas to pronounce the state "Ar-Kansas"



You cannot legally sell liquor to moose in Alaska



54% of students in secondary school in California do not know the country that borders them to the south (a sad number seeing as roughly 1/3rd of the population is hispanic - 13 million out of 36 million, which inflates the number drastically, the percentage of the population w/o the hispanics that don't know would be in the upper 70th percentile)



There was a little known 4th boat that sailed with the nina, the pinta, and the santa maria when coming to the States, it's name was bob.



One of my random facts is made up.... along with many other random facts of the world. (most round numbers, especially percentages, are made up)
fr33lanc3r
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