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Old 05-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #841
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There used to be a trail from New Orleans to Nashville, called the Natchez trail.

Typically, fur traders would build a 'Huck Finn raft', and float their furs down the Tennesee River to the Mississippi, then to New Orleans for trading. They would then walk, or buy a pack animal with the profits and ride, back to Tennessee. Raiders knew all these travelers had just made sales, and robberies were very common.

Completely useless? My GGG Uncle, one of the founders of Davidson Co Tn, owned the last inn before making it back to what is now Nashville on the trail.

I gotta look into the Discovery trail!

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When The Princess and the Frog movie from Disney came out, 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #843
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You can literally hike from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean on a single hiking trail. It's called the American Discovery Trail and it spans over 6,800 miles.
Yet the Panama canal is only 48 miles to connect the same Oceans.
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There have been 250 people who chose to be cryofrozen in hopes that one day, technology can revive them.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #845
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There have been 250 people who chose to be cryofrozen in hopes that one day, technology can revive them.
Walt Disney is not one of them. He passed 1 month before the first recorded cryogenic case, a Dr James Bedford of Glendale, on Dec 15 1966. Dr Bedford was frozen (suspended) Jan 12 1967.

Walt Disney was interred after a short and private ceremony, having been cremated. He had actually stated some 10 years before his death that he didn't want a funeral; he found that he was affected for days after attending one, and did not want others to be saddened at his expense. This is one of the reasons the rumors have endured. There was, infact, a small, private ceremony with only close family in attendence - the other Disney execs didn't even know about it until after it was finished. It was held at 5PM on Fri Dec 17 1966.

His exact words? "When I'm dead I don't want a funeral. I want people to remember me alive."
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #846
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^the first cryogenic success was done to a special agent in London named Austin Powers.
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^the first cryogenic success was done to a special agent in London named Austin Powers.
Ah, I stand corrected. Appologies.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #848
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Because he contracted leukemia and passed away.
Leukemia is not contagious, cannot be "contracted", just saying. Later,
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Warren Buffet ... one of the world's richest man still lives in the house he bought in 1958 for $31,500
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40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:21 PM   #851
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An Italian baker during ww2 created an alternative chocolate spread that would later be named Nutella.
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10 mins after the MGM lion was filmed doing his famous roar, he attacked his handler and killed him. He was immediately put down.
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In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home.
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In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home.
In America, an animal is incapable of committing a crime
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BMW originally made aircraft motors for the German Luftwaffe. They made the biggest and baddest motors. After WWII, the Alias banned BMW from making aircraft motors. So they made cars. Their emblem resembles their flying days. It represents propellers on the blue sky.
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The German Messerschmitt Me 262 was the first operational jet powered fighter jet.
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The Ford Mustang was named after the plane P51 Mustang.
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BMW originally made aircraft motors for the German Luftwaffe. They made the biggest and baddest motors. After WWII, the Alias banned BMW from making aircraft motors. So they made cars. Their emblem resembles their flying days. It represents propellers on the blue sky.

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The German Messerschmitt Me 262 was the first operational jet powered fighter jet.
Along these lines,


See if you can spot the Messerchmitt KR200 Kabinenroller (cabin scooter), a modified airplane cockpit car.

The Heinkel HE 178 was the first true jet plane to fly (also NAZI built).
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^ok u guys got me googling ww2 and I just saved "battle of the atlantic" on my dvr for next week.
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The Ford Mustang was named after the plane P51 Mustang.
did you hear that on "Paul Blart Mall Cop?"
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did you hear that on "Paul Blart Mall Cop?"
I had known it before hand. I'm a huge mustang freak almost as much as I am a Jeep freak. But yes it is in that movie.
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Yet the Panama canal is only 48 miles to connect the same Oceans.
The Atlantic side of the Panama Canal is farther west than the Pacific side.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:09 PM   #863
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Yet the Panama canal is only 48 miles to connect the same Oceans.
The Panama canal is not a direct connection between the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.


It connects the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea.
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Most "granite" countertops aren't actually Granite.
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The Ford GT's structure was so strong, when they tested the roof's crush resistance, it broke the crushing machine.
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A fused quartz spherical gyroscope was used on NASAs Gravity B probe. This was one of the most perfect spheres ever created by man and varied in diameter by no more than 40 atoms.
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In Malaysia, if a car is too successful, the competitors can legally have the company forced to raise the price.
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A fused quartz spherical gyroscope was used on NASAs Gravity B probe. This was one of the most perfect spheres ever created by man and varied in diameter by no more than 40 atoms.
I am a geologist, and this just made me geogasm.
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A fused quartz spherical gyroscope was used on NASAs Gravity B probe. This was one of the most perfect spheres ever created by man and varied in diameter by no more than 40 atoms.
That's so freaking awesome!

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