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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:08 pm    Post subject: Some Interesting Facts: Just For Fun! Reply with quote

Good Day Forum:

Here are some interesting and true facts I thought you'd all appreciate as educators:


Arrow If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee .


(Hardly seems worth it.)


Arrow If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.


(Now that's more like it!)


Arrow The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.


(Oh my God!)


Arrow A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.


(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)


Arrow A roach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.


(Creepy.)


(I'm still not over the pig.)


Arrow Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.


(Do not try this at home. maybe at work.)


Arrow The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.


("Honey, I'm home. What the....?!")


Arrow The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.


(30 minutes... lucky pig. Can you imagine??)


Arrow The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.


(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)


Arrow Some lions mate over 50 times a day.


(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)


Arrow Butterflies taste with their feet.


(Something I always wanted to know.)


Arrow The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


(Hmmmmmm........)


Arrow Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.


(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)


Arrow Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.


(OK, so that would be a good thing....)


Arrow A cat's urine glows under a black light.


(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)


Arrow An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


(I know some people like that.)


Arrow Starfish have no brains.


(I know some people like that too.)


Arrow Polar bears are left-handed.


(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)


Arrow Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.


(What about that pig??) Twisted Evil
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richard ame



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:28 pm    Post subject: more triva for fun Reply with quote

Hey kent

Did you know?

the average chocolate bar has 8 insects legs in it
(still hungry)
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night
(pass the toast)

more people are killed by donkeys each year than in plane crashes
( Scarborough here I come )

A snail can sleep for three years
( Rip Van Winkle or what)

the average female uses 3 kilos of lipstick in a lifetime
(not really your colour dear!)

no piece of dry paper can be folded more than 7 times
(who cares)
If you counted24 hours a day it would take31,688 years to reach one trillion

If you stood and counted the populaion of China as it filed past the line would never stop because of the birth rate .


the worlds termites outnumber humans in weight 10 to 1
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Seth



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wonder Miss Piggy was always hot for Kermit. The other white meat!

Arrow If you bite a peppermint Lifesaver, it sparks.

Arrow If you drink a Coke and eat pop-rocks you will explode.

Arrow 'Coca-cola' means 'bite the wax tadpole' in Japanese.

Arrow 'Foreign teacher class' means 'take a nap' in Chinese.
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Selyer



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:31 pm    Post subject: But did you know this...? Reply with quote

Arrow In Texas it is illegal to have sex with a fish, in Florida it is illegal to get a fish drunk, and N. Carolina thought both laws were good, so in NC it is illegal to have sex with a drunk fish.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Arrow Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Arrow Coca-Cola was originally green.

Arrow 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

Arrow Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Arrow The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Arrow If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in celcius degrees... How do they know that?

Arrow Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don't have eyes. Eeewwwwww

Arrow Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.

Arrow Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Arrow1 in every 200 people are a psychopath and they look just like everyone else... Shocked
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bnix



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 2:06 am    Post subject: Pork Chops and Other Delights.... Reply with quote

Kent...remember a lot of porkers eventually wind up as bacon,porkchops,etc.Still want to be a FINE SWINE?Although I guess everything is relative.Still would beat the hell out of being a male praying mantis(Good Lord!)Kent...some of that stuff....have you been browsing worldsex.com,like "doors'? Smile
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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:46 am    Post subject: Are you laughing yet? Reply with quote

Greetings Forum:

My 'thanks' to Richard Ame, Seth, Selyer and bnix for adding their colorful tidbits and commentary to this silly thread.

I'll admit it: Some of the Animal Kingdom 'facts' in the original post are a bit on the 'racey' side, but when I first saw this info, my immediate reaction was: "Hey, I can use some of this stuff in class!" The one about the only animal that can't jump, for example, or the one about butterflies tasting with their feet. Who says teaching kids about animals is boring??

Dear bnix: Worldsex.com? HELL no! Too commercial for me. I surf the anonymous newsgroups with a proxy and a firewall. Wink

Best wishes,
keNT
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Jojo



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 1:45 am    Post subject: Animal Sounds! Reply with quote

Very fun stuff Kent! Thought I would throw my two animal cents in as well.
This may also help in teaching the young ones Laughing

What animal sounds are called

Apes gibber
Asses bray
Bears growl
Bees hum, buzz, murmur
Beetles drone
Birds sing
Bitterns boom
Blackbirds whistle
Bulls bellow
Calves bleat
Cats meow, mew, purr, caterwal
Chickens peep, cackle
Cocks crow
Cows moo, low
Crows caw
Cuckoos cuckoo
Deer bell
Dogs bark, woof, arf
Dolphins click
Doves coo, moan
Ducks quack
Eagles scream
Elephants trumpet
Falcons chant
Flies buzz
Foxes bark, yelp
Frogs croak
Geese cackle, hiss, honk
Giraffes bleats, grunts
Grasshoppers chirp, pitter
Grouse drum
Guinea fowl cry
Guinea pigs squeak, whistle
Gulls squawk
Hares squeak
Hawks scram
Hippos bray
Horses neigh, whinny
Hyenas laugh
Kittens mew
Lions roar
Loons howl
Magpies chatter
Mice squeak, squeal
Monkeys chatter, gibber
Nightingales pipe, warble, jug-jug
Owls hoot, screech, wail
Oxen low, bellow
Parrots talk
Peacocks scream
Penguin babies bleat
Pigeons coo
Pigs grunt, squeal, squeak (I would too if I were a pig:)
Ravens croak
Rhinos snort
Rooks caw
Sandpipers pipe, whistle
Shearwaters shrill
Sheep bleat, baa
Snake hiss
Sparrow chirp
Stags bellow, call
Swallows titter
Swans crey, hiss, grunt
Tigers roar, growl
Tortoises grunt
Turkeys gobble
Wolves howl
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bnix



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 1:59 am    Post subject: An Exaltation of Larks....and So On Reply with quote

Very good, Jojo.What do TESOL teachers do,"post"? Smile and why was the one before "crow" beeped????

Of course,there are also the collective nouns...an exaltation of larks,a murder of crows,a pod of whales,a clowder of cats....and so on...

And then there are the special names for the young of different animals:

Swan:Cygnet
Goose:Gosling
Tiger,Bear,Lion:Cub,etc.

And so it goes.... Smile
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guest of Japan



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many of you tried to lick your elbow? Very Happy
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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 4:23 am    Post subject: tee hee Reply with quote

Thank you Jojo: 'Old MacDonald' will never be the same again Exclamation

guest of Japan: I tried to lick my elbow; no way Jose', but I'll bet that pig in the original post can do it. Cool

bnix: the *beeped* word from Jojo's post is another name for rooster; rhymes with rock. Dave's 4-letter-word software routinely filters that one out. Wink

Have a Nice Day People,
kEnt
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Selyer



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey bnix...how about a crash of rhinos to go with the pod of whales, et al.

Amazing the things you can learn in kindergarten!! Laughing
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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 5:35 am    Post subject: thanks everyone! Reply with quote

Hello Selyer et al:

This thread is not only entertaining and funny; it has also become an educational experience for the "animally challenged" among us. Razz

Termites outweigh humans 10 to 1?? Now that's a scary thought ... and maybe a good explanation for why the floors of ALL Russian apartments 'creek' when you walk. They don't bite, do they?

I'm still not sure if swans really 'grunt', as Jojo maintains, but I will listen carefully next time I see one.

Have a Nice Weekend Everyone Cool
kenT
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Lynn



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very funny. Still thinking about the pigs....Muslims don't eat pork. Maybe I could come back as a pig in Turkey.
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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 4:28 am    Post subject: "My Life as a Pig" Reply with quote

30 minutes. Wowwww. Very Happy
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once again



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know..

There are 400 ways to say "stupid white guy" in Cantonese, which you learn when you go to a Hong Kong hospital with a dislocated shoulder and tongue burn and explain that you have been trying to lick your elbow.

There are 500 ways to say "You son of a dog, my whole family is disabled after me telling them about the stupid white guy who tried to lick his elbow and they all tried it", which I learned when going back for the splint and tongue dressing to be changed at a Hong Kong hospital.


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