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The internet is not as scary as it seems JK it totally is

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The mammoths were alive during the construction of the Great Pyramids.

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In a marching band competition, the judges very well could go on and not notice a fairly large mistake you make, such as forgetting a phrase if you are in a large enough band. They just pick up on your facial expression, such as when you cringe at a sour note.

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The Karman Line is the international definition of the boundary between "space" and the "atmosphere". For Earth, the Karman Line is 100km altitude, or 328 084 ft.

 

The Karman Line is defined as the point at which, if you were flying in an aircraft through the thinning atmosphere, you would need to be traveling faster than what's necessary to maintain a stable orbit, in order to maintain lift. Effectively the point where the difference between a plane and a satellite is moot. Theodore Karman figured it out in the 1950s, and his mathematical model which predicted that region of the sky stated that it was very near 100km. Standards International liked the concept but replied with "Let's just make it 100km and call it square." and Karman was like "Whatev."

 

The US Air Force defines space as any altitude above 100 000ft. This is significantly less than  the definition used everywhere else, but makes for a useful buzz-phrase when amateur balloonists and high performance military aircraft enter the region.

 

The International Space Station and Space Shuttle operate at an altitude of roughly 400km, or 1.3 million ft. The highest commercial aircraft go is roughly 40 000 ft.

Edited by Blue

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The book "Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson is about the largest ocean liner in the world hitting an iceberg and sinking in the north Atlantic while en route to New York. The book was published 14 years before the Titanic sank.

 

All of the White Star Line's ship names ended in ic (Examples: Titanic, Britannic, Olympic, Baltic)

 

The Olympic and Titanic were both the same size however, the Titanic weighed slightly more and so it was considered bigger

 

The Titanic did not have a room numbered 13

 

The most expensive thing to sink with the Titanic (other than the ship itself) was a brand new Renault automobile

 

I really like the Titanic

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The Olympic and Titanic were both the same size however, the Titanic weighed slightly more and so it was considered bigger

 

Both the Britannic and Olympic went on for service careers as hospital ships and transports in World War I.

The Britannic hit a mine and sank in the Aegean sea in 1916, killing 30.

The Olympic became known as "Old Reliable", and was retired in 1935 after suffering a minor collision with a ship called the Nantucket.

 

All members of the Olympic class of ocean liners were noted for having poor steering characteristics, owing to their proportionately very small rudders.

Edited by Blue

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Women have a higher risk of getting pregnant than men.

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The tallest building in the world is in Dubai. It is called the Burj Khalifa and it is 2,717 ft. tall. 

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Alex Hirsch, the creator of Gravity Falls (also the voice of Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher) played the voice of Clamantha in the show Fish Hooks.

Edited by Wolves

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When you eat pineapples, the pineapples eat YOU. The fruit's flesh contains enzymes which digest your tongue, leading to the weird sensation you feel on your tongue when you eat pineapple.

The center of the Milky Way tastes like raspberry.

Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.

 

Lol I'm obsessed with trivia....... One more

The ancient Romans used the word trivia to describe where one road split or forked into two roads. Trivia was formed from tri (three) and via (road) – meaning "three roads", and sometimes "public place" and hence the meaning "commonplace"

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Black holes emit radiation when they eat things. If they're eating a lot of stuff, like a star, they can actually push that thing away from the radiation pressure alone. The point where a black hole in this way can "starve" itself, is called the Eddington limit.

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The Kornet-E ATGM can penetrate 1200mm of armor after explosive reactive armor.

The next generation of Russian shoulder and tripod mounted AT missiles will likely feature a mini missile that goes ahead of the primary to trigger any active defense system the target vehicle may have.

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Baguio City is considered the most polluted city in the Philippines by the WHO

due to (what many suggest)  an error in data collection,

But It's actually the cleanest city in the country.

Edited by Vulcan

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- The current three-box BBC logo was adopted in 1997.

- Atlanta used to be named after a governor's daughter (Marthasville).

- Even though cars in both countries drive on the right, most trains in France and Argentina move on the left.

- While most of the U.S. drives on the right, vehicles in the U.S. Virgin Islands drive on the left.

- There is a city in Washington (Point Roberts) where you must drive through Canada to reach the rest of the state.

 

Hey, you wanted random facts.

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- There is a city in Washington (Point Roberts) where you must drive through Canada to reach the rest of the state.

 

Hey, you wanted random facts.

#manifestdestiny #tradeforlakeofthewoods Edited by Blue

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DiC Entertainment opened in 1971, and merged with Cookie Jar Entertainment in 2008, which was originally called Cinar until 2004 from when it opened it 1976, and now it is called DHX Media Cookie Jar since it merged with DHX Media in 2012, and that company was the result of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film merging in 2006.

 

 

That was around 7 facts in 1.

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Pagophagia is a disorder involving the compulsion to chew ice.

I have this disorder apparently 

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Tomatoes and Potatoes are poisonous for horses (including ponies), It can cause weakness, depression, and severe abdominal pain..

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Today is the eight anniversary of the Avatar: The Last Airbender two part special called "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion" and "The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse".

 

Happy eight anniversary to them :D

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