Old 11-29-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Humans share 35 per cent of their DNA with daffodils...... Total Trivia...
 

Old 11-29-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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The Battle of Bicocca, sometimes known as the Battle of La Bicocca, was fought on April 27, 1522, during the Italian War of 152126.
 

Old 11-29-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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Did you know that 95% of UK homes own a microwave oven while in Italy (lovers of food) it's only 3%
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If ever in doubt about that large black fish swimming towards you while bathing in the sea then remember this fact...

All sea mammals, without exception, swim by bending their bodies up and down; while all fish, without exception, do so by flexing their bodies from side to side. It may not be a shark
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Humans share 35 per cent of their DNA with daffodils...... Total Trivia...
 

Old 11-29-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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The word "Suanter" stems from the monks who strolled around the cloister of the sacred ground of the monastery "Saint Terre"
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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In one single day more iron ore is mined than all the gold in the history of mankind.
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Humans share 35 per cent of their DNA with daffodils...... Total Trivia...
 

Old 11-29-2007, 10:55 PM   #7
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:25 PM   #9
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Television...

tele (Greek) meaning far off (vision)
and Latin visi meaning vision

In other words television is a combo of two languages that simply means "vision vision" at a distance
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:26 PM   #11
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:55 PM   #12
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A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #13
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The Greek myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is actually quite ancient, possibly stemming from the early Mesopotamian era. Some scholars think that it may be one of the oldest surviving Levantin/Mediterranean myths...
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Speaking of gold trivialities...

All of the gold that has ever been mined would fit into a forty foot cube.
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The Greek myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is actually quite ancient, possibly stemming from the early Mesopotamian era. Some scholars think that it may be one of the oldest surviving Levantin/Mediterranean myths...
Along with the Gilgamesh Epic, an ancient Sumerian document which presaged many Old Testament myths and events. It was the first written example of Noah's flood, for example.
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Another weird one...

Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian and the Samoyedic languages are all related and belong to the Finno-Ugric language group. They are completely unlike Indo-European languages, which includes Germanic (English, German), Romance (French, Italian, Latin), Gaelic, Greek and Slavic, among others.
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I want my mind challenged, my body thrilled, my soul inspired.
I want my senses to come alive, to burn with passion and to intoxicate me with desire.
So tempt my mind, seduce my body, enthrall my soul, and dare me to be alive.






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I am free in his chains....

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Along with the Gilgamesh Epic, an ancient Sumerian document which presaged many Old Testament myths and events. It was the first written example of Noah's flood, for example.
The story of the Great Flood found in the Hebrew Bible is a common myth found throughout the world...
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I want to live - richly, darkly and entirely.
I want my mind challenged, my body thrilled, my soul inspired.
I want my senses to come alive, to burn with passion and to intoxicate me with desire.
So tempt my mind, seduce my body, enthrall my soul, and dare me to be alive.






New story added; dark, violent and not for the faint hearted.


Yes, I wrote all my sig quotes. They are mine. If you would like to use them, I'd be honoured BUT! please let me know.

I am free in his chains....
 

Old 11-30-2007, 04:30 PM   #18
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This coming Thursday (6th Dec 2007) the Space Shuttle is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral. There is a contingency plan in place should anything go wrong before it reaches space whereby a 2 mile long military runway in Gloucestershire, England, will allow it to touch down.

The last time I flew to Florida the flight took 11 hours. The Space Shuttle will achieve it in a mere 20 mins, Even 12 mins before landing it will be doing 8,300 mph. Amazing!
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Due to the Holy Communion and the influence of the Catholic church within the Senate the production of wine was never outlawed during the Prohibition
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In 1995, Balamurali Ambati graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, thus becoming a doctor. So what? He was only 17!
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Sing me not of the Sun,
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I want to live - richly, darkly and entirely.
I want my mind challenged, my body thrilled, my soul inspired.
I want my senses to come alive, to burn with passion and to intoxicate me with desire.
So tempt my mind, seduce my body, enthrall my soul, and dare me to be alive.






New story added; dark, violent and not for the faint hearted.


Yes, I wrote all my sig quotes. They are mine. If you would like to use them, I'd be honoured BUT! please let me know.

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Old 12-01-2007, 04:26 PM   #22
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How long has mankind been producing wine?
New discoveries show how Neolithic man was busy making red wine in Shulaveri (Georgia, the former Soviet republic). Although no liquid wine from the period has survived, scientists have now found and tested wine residues discovered on the inner surfaces of 8,000-year-old ceramic storage jars.


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The overall content of seawater has not changed markably over the last 100 million years.
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