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Post: # 88083Post Roan's Lady
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:24 pm

In other words, information that you may deem useful, interesting, or a complete waste of time in acquiring. ;) Let's see what we all know!

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Post: # 88086Post khalpin
Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:28 pm

You can get the smell of garlic off your fingers by rubbing them against stainless steel. I recommend a sink as opposed to a knife.

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Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:30 am

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Post: # 88102Post OB1kenOB
Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:21 am

did you know....
that "volvo" is latin for "I roll" although the company is sweedish ?
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Post: # 88104Post OB1kenOB
Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:23 am

did you know...
the michelin man has a name ?
it is benbendum
and translated it mean
"he who would drink all obsticles"
as illustrated in an original poster of the tire dude, toasting with a goblet filled with nails, and other tire puncturing debris
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Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:43 am

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Post: # 88321Post wild_westie
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:43 am

Did you know if you study flags, you are a Vexillologist.

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Post: # 88331Post tardistraveler
Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:34 pm

Did you know . . .

that a cross between a dachshund and a poodle is called a doodle? :D

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Post: # 88333Post khalpin
Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:23 pm

Did you know that the measurement of capsaicin (which is the spiciness in peppers) is called a scoville unit. A bell pepper has a Scoville score of 0, a jalepeno: 2,500-10,000, a habenero: 100,000!

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Post: # 88481Post wild_westie
Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:29 am

Did you know...

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins!

Oh, the horror! :eek:

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Post: # 88491Post psychopomp95
Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:34 am

Did you know that, by virtue of knowing me, everyone on this forum is within five degrees of seperation from Kevin Bacon?? :p

If anyone wants an explanation, I'll gladly provide it... although I somehow DOUBT I'm the only one who can make that claim! Heck, that sounds like a topic of it's own... ;) I bet a lot of responses will come in!

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Post: # 88584Post wild_westie
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:01 am

Did you know that Cornflakes and Graham Crackers were created to "cure" dirty thoughts. Back in the 1800's, lust was thought to be caused by spicy food. So to make bland foods more appealing, new products were invented - like the cereal and snacks we eat today.

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Post: # 88587Post tardistraveler
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:50 am

Actually, I did know something about that.

I saw a documentary recently about the Kellogg brothers. The one who actually started making cereals did it in conjunction with his health spa - he was trying to make something edible, vegetarian, with no sugar or other "unhealthy" ingredients. His younger brother came up with the Corn Flake, but was seduced by the lure of money in the cereal business, and so added sugar to the formula so as to make it more appealing, and therefore marketable. The older brother was incensed, and refused to use the "tastier" product at his spa. For a while, there were two versions of Kellogg cereals on the market - the "healthy" one that you could only get via the spa, and the other one that was sold in grocery stores. The two brothers finally wound up in court, and the younger Kellogg was granted the right to use the Kellogg name on his products.

While I admire the elder Kellogg's dedication to making healthy products, I did disagree with his attitudes about sex! He felt that sex was NOT conducive to good health, and never consummated his relationship with his wife! I'll bet THEY were one frustrated couple! :eek:

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Post: # 88602Post wild_westie
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:56 am

tardistraveler wrote:Actually, I did know something about that.

I saw a documentary recently about the Kellogg brothers. The one who actually started making cereals did it in conjunction with his health spa - he was trying to make something edible, vegetarian, with no sugar or other "unhealthy" ingredients. His younger brother came up with the Corn Flake, but was seduced by the lure of money in the cereal business, and so added sugar to the formula so as to make it more appealing, and therefore marketable. The older brother was incensed, and refused to use the "tastier" product at his spa. For a while, there were two versions of Kellogg cereals on the market - the "healthy" one that you could only get via the spa, and the other one that was sold in grocery stores. The two brothers finally wound up in court, and the younger Kellogg was granted the right to use the Kellogg name on his products.

While I admire the elder Kellogg's dedication to making healthy products, I did disagree with his attitudes about sex! He felt that sex was NOT conducive to good health, and never consummated his relationship with his wife! I'll bet THEY were one frustrated couple! :eek:

Actually, you sure do know a lot about the Kellog family. Very interesting info. Maybe they should have invited that wild and crazy Capin Crunch over for din din.

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Post: # 88604Post tardistraveler
Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:33 am

wild_westie wrote:Actually, you sure do know a lot about the Kellog family. Very interesting info. Maybe they should have invited that wild and crazy Capin Crunch over for din din.
Maybe Kellogg's wife was already "familiar" with Cap'n Crunch! ;)

Did you know that the movie "The Road to Wellville" is the story of the Kelloggs in the early days?

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Post: # 88651Post wild_westie
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:57 pm

[quote="tardistraveler"]Maybe Kellogg's wife was already "familiar" with Cap'n Crunch! ]
Yeah, that Cap'n Crunch does have a mysterious attractive nature about him.

No. But, I'm going to Google the Kelloggs and get the info on them.

Hey, Googles sounds like a great name for a cereal. :)

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Post: # 88658Post tardistraveler
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:18 pm

wild_westie wrote: No. But, I'm going to Google the Kelloggs and get the info on them.

I don't think the Kelloggs APPROVED of Googling . . . ;)

Now that Cap'n Crunch . . . perhaps . . . :D

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Post: # 88663Post wild_westie
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:54 am

[quote="tardistraveler"]I don't think the Kelloggs APPROVED of Googling . . . ]

Oh, googling the Cap'n sounds dirtay. :D

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Post: # 88671Post tardistraveler
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:46 am

All this talk is getting ME worked up - think I need to go do some "Googling" myself! ;)

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Post: # 88684Post wild_westie
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:37 pm

[quote="tardistraveler"]All this talk is getting ME worked up - think I need to go do some "Googling" myself! ]
Googling is good for you. I google everyday. I suspect the Yahoo people might be a bit jealous. :)

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Post: # 88696Post tardistraveler
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:32 am

Sometimes I say "Yahoo" when I Google . . . ;)

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Post: # 88756Post wild_westie
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:57 pm

[quote="tardistraveler"]Sometimes I say "Yahoo" when I Google . . . ]

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Post: # 88757Post doogee
Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:22 pm

If you collect beer mats/coasters (like me) you are a Tegesologist.
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Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:17 pm

Did you know that George Bush is actually a YES fan?
No, not really, I don't know, but wouldn't that be ironic?

Seriously now, did you know that MSG(Monsodium Glutamate) has negative effects on and alters the metabolism? Some people that used to use that Accent seasoning report feeling lethargic to the point of passing out after meals heavily sprinkled with this chemical. :(

It is also addicting. It makes you crave the food you just ate.

Most chain restaurants use it.

The FDA can't get it banned because of lobbyists.

One man with an allergy died in a local restaurant a few years back.
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Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:01 am

ImstillYesmam wrote:Did you know that a bloodhound has the most acute sense of smell of all domesticated animals and can track a person up to 100 miles???

Having been tracked over Dartmoor in Devon by a cople of Bloodhounds for a day YES!!

http://www.farlap.co.uk/Bloodhounds/

I was tracked by Generous and Fergus..what a feeling.

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Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:04 am

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Post: # 89202Post OB1kenOB
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:08 am

did you know that there are 21 natural satellites circling uranus ?
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Post: # 89206Post wild_westie
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:26 am

OB1kenOB wrote:did you know that there are 21 natural satellites circling uranus ?

Yeah yeah. I know. And it hurts like hell.

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Post: # 101283Post doogee
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:50 pm

doogee wrote:If you collect beer mats/coasters (like me) you are a Tegesologist.

I've been trawling through some old topics and i came across this "typo", so to set the record straight it should read Tegestologist.
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Post: # 101286Post Roan's Lady
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:51 am

doogee wrote:I've been trawling through some old topics and i came across this "typo", so to set the record straight it should read Tegestologist.
Phew! I was waiting for you to correct that! ;)
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