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2014/06/21 16:45:03 (permalink)
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Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...)

Renowned record producer Phil Ramone, who passed away in 1993, worked with many famous artists during his 50+ year career.  
 
These include:
 
B.B. King
Tony Bennett
Bob Dylan 
Madonna
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/22 20:06:32 (permalink)
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Roughly one in every 12 people in the world are estimated to have a purchased a copy of Pink Floyd's top selling album "Dark Side Of The Moon"?
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/24 20:57:24 (permalink)
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Dinosaurs dominated during the Jurassic period which took place many years ago.  
The period was given this name because many fossils found during that time were discovered in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland..

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/25 11:00:23 (permalink)
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NOT TRIVIAL: Eli Wallach died yesterday at age 98, a great character actor, born in Brooklyn, known (amongst other roles) for playing a Mexican gangster in "The Good the Bad and the Ugly," with a young Clint Eastwood.
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/25 16:00:58 (permalink)
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Babies burp because their feeding techniques are not yet perfected.
 
When drinking milk, air makes it way into a baby's stomach, creating an air bubble that needs to be released.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/25 16:10:26 (permalink)
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Babies burp because their feeding techniques are not yet perfected.
 
When drinking milk, air makes it way into a baby's stomach, creating an air bubble that needs to be released.


and yet some of us never learn because we keep drinking beer......
 
 
BURP.......
 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/25 16:34:31 (permalink)
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/25 19:00:23 (permalink)
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Okay, that's it.  Love Dark Side of the Moon.  And, no I do not burp from beer, I belch.  Kiddin, of course.     Off to have my homemade ham/bean sopa.  Oh dear, watch out.  


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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/26 00:19:15 (permalink)
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Baby Blue whales have huge appetites.
 
For example, these baby marine mammals can drink about 190 litres of milk a day.
 
Compare that to a baby tiger, which only slurps back about one litre of the white stuff in 24 hours!

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/27 01:55:33 (permalink)
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Lots of people give blood at blood donor clinics in the hope that they can help someone in need.
 
Ideally, donated blood is matched to the recipient, but in an emergency when time is a factor, Type "O" blood can generally be given to anyone.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/27 17:00:41 (permalink)
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There is colour, and there is colour!
 
Take VERMILLION for example.
 
Some might call it red, but it is so vibrant that it has it's own name.
 
Vermillion can be described as a vivid reddish orange shade.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/28 09:55:41 (permalink)
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There is colour, and there is colour!
 
Take VERMILLION for example.
 
Some might call it red, but it is so vibrant that it has it's own name.
 
Vermillion can be described as a vivid reddish orange shade.


What about fuchsia?  A super vivid color.
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/29 05:59:46 (permalink)
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If you had a set of balance scales and put all the humans living today on one side, then put all the ants living today on the other side, the ants would far outweigh the humans :) RD
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/06/29 14:50:03 (permalink)
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Prolific American writer, Mark Twain, who died in 1910, did not see all of his books published while he was still alive.
 
For example, "The Mysterious Stranger" came out in 1916.
 
He also wrote:
-- "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876)
-- "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884)

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/01 14:59:04 (permalink)
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Charles Dickens is known as one of the greatest writers of the 1800s.
 
His novels and short stories provided social commentary about Victorian Times.
 
His is famous for many works, including:
 
-- "Oliver Twist"
-- "A Christmas Carol"

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/02 16:56:34 (permalink)
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Phuket is an island of Thailand which is connected to the mainland vis two bridges.
 
As we all know, this popular tourist destination was severely damaged by the December 26, 2004 tsunami.
 
A year later, resorts were back in business as the area slowly returned to normal.
 
(Too bad we can't rebuild as fast...)

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/04 16:27:43 (permalink)
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Who owns the moon?
Planting a flag on the moon does not mean owning it or any part of it.
 
The United Nations Outer Space Treaty (long name: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies) of January 27, 1967 states that “outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of occupation, or by any other means.”





 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/05 21:34:57 (permalink)
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Numbers as letters

 
You are most likely familiar with numbers being used to implicate letters, phrases or even symbols.
 
In SMS (txting) shortcuts, for instance, 2 can also be used for “to”, 4 can mean “for” and the 8 spells “eat” in gr8, meaning great.
 
This is called SMSish or textese or simply SMS language.
 
When numbers instead of letters are used to spell a whole word it is called leet – which, in leet, is written as 1337.
 
Another example is n00b, a term for newbie. Andsoforth.
 
 
Leet originated in the 1980s in relay chat services and on bulletin boards.
 
If you look at it for the first time it might seem difficult to understand but you’ll be surprised how quickly you will catch it.
 
Train your brain with this example of leet:
 
7H15 M3554G3
53RV35 7O PR0V3
H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
Y0UR M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17
4U70M471C4LLY
W17H 0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
B3 PROUD! 0NLY
C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
R3AD 7H15.
 
Glad you caught that!
 
As you’ve noticed, you can also combine the use of leet, textese and normal spelling or even morph it.






 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/07 13:22:45 (permalink)
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Most people have heard of cirrus clouds and cumulus clouds.
 
Less commonly known are noctilucent clouds.
 
Found far above the earth, these cloud formations develop when sunlight is refracted by ice crystals in the atmosphere and they are often seen after the sun has dipped below the horizon.
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/10 11:09:21 (permalink)
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For her role in the 2003 movie "Monster", actress Charlize Theron gained 30 pounds by eating potato chips and donuts.
 
She also wore a fake set of teeth so she would more closely resemble the character she represented, serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/11 16:14:09 (permalink)
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Although Mahatma Ghandi is widely known for his role in Indian Independence, he spent most of his younger years as an activist in South Africa.
 
Educated in London, Ghandi developed his political views by protecting the rights of Indians living in South Africa.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/13 00:46:34 (permalink)
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The slow-moving sloth lives in the rain forest of Central and South America.
 
These mammals sleep in the trees up to 20 hours a day, hanging from branches with the very strong grip of their long claws.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/14 00:53:17 (permalink)
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There is an indication on the human body that in the past, humans had tails.
 
It is thought that the coccyx, the lowest part of the spine, is a remnant of a tail.
 
Today, the coccyx is used to support people when they are sitting.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/15 16:39:34 (permalink)
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Leeks are part of the onion family.
 
Like a gigantic green onion in appearance, cooks use the white end of the leak for baking, roasting, and sautéing.
 
The green stem is edible, but is usually discarded.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2014/07/16 08:24:34 (permalink)
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New potatoes are low in starch, so they are a good choice when steaming or boiling up a batch for dinner.
 
Russet potatoes are high in starch and, when fried, they are less likely to absorb the cooking oil.

 
 
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