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08 Sep 2012, 5:25 am

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As of this season, with the New York Mets having done so now, the San Diego Padres are now the only team that has never thrown a no-hitter in MLB.



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08 Sep 2012, 11:27 am

If I know them, they're not obscure enough.


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08 Sep 2012, 12:19 pm

The flavor enhancer for raspberry-flavored candies comes from a chemical known as castoreum and is derived from a beaver's anal glands.

Cows flatulate 200 times more than a human on any given day.

The song playing on the television in the movie Single White Female is "Rhythm of Time" by the EBM band Front242.

The band der Blutharsch takes its name from Swiss mercenaries in the 1600s.

The first Fraktur font was designed by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

The Browning M2 lacks a "safety," unlike nearly every other machine gun. One can install a switch-like safety apparatus if one desires to do so, but it is not included in the factory "default" design.

The einstürzende Neubauten logo is believed to originate from Toltec cave art.

Craniosynostosis is the technical term for intracranial calcifications, which typically are comorbid with specific disorders and can cause health problems.



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08 Sep 2012, 4:41 pm

While there are no hard-and-fast laws outlawing homosexual activity in Japan, there are also no laws protecting such rights for people there either.



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09 Sep 2012, 8:06 am

Pirates wore an eyepatch so that when they went under the deck they could see in the dark by switching the patch to the other eye, allowing them to see with the eye that was already accustomed to the dark.



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09 Sep 2012, 9:10 pm

Of all the 122 'big-four' sports teams in North America, the Green Bay Packers are the only one that are community-owned.



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18 Sep 2012, 1:03 pm

Tapioca is extracted from the plant Manihot esculenta. Due to a high concentration of cyanide it is poisonous in its raw form and lethal if prepared improperly.



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18 Sep 2012, 4:54 pm

Cats have "baby teeth". I didn't know this until I was 28, despite having grown up around cats and kittens.


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18 Sep 2012, 8:42 pm

Goldfish have a memory span of only around three minutes.

Labrador dogs have webbed feet.

Nothing rhymes with the words silver or orange.

When coca-cola was first made, it was green instead of brown, and actually had small particles of cocaine in it.

Store bread often contains a chemical derived from duck feathers that helps make it fluffy.

Many cats have a second eyelid between the first and the eye itself.

Ice cream and toothpaste contain seaweed.

Lipstick contains fish scales.

Mascara contains bat guano.

The ice cream cone was made by accident, from a waffle.

The poodle was originally breed as a sporting dog.

The active ingredient in peppers--piperine--used to be used as an insecticide.

Mace was invented by ninjas; pepper poured into leaked out eggs that were painted black. They were then thrown at enemies, blinding them.

A man was known to continuoulsy hiccup for over 60 years.

You can sneeze so hard as to break ribs.

A grasshopper, in relation to its size, has more power in its hind legs than a kangaroo.

A dark-maned male lion is more attractive to females than a light-maned lion. Sorry Simba.

Chocolate in its rawest form tastes like crap.



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18 Sep 2012, 8:57 pm

HereBeDragons wrote:
Goldfish have a memory span of only around three minutes.


That one's a myth. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1106884/Three-second-memory-myth-Fish-remember-months.html



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19 Sep 2012, 2:19 pm

HereBeDragons wrote:
Store bread often contains a chemical derived from duck feathers that helps make it fluffy.

Many cats have a second eyelid between the first and the eye itself.
like crap.


That chemical can also be derived from human hair, so on occasion, human hair is also used in bread-making.
My friend's cat's nictitating membrane has a strange mutation in which the edge is deformed and irregular.

Back to topic: The d20 icosahedron die existed in ancient Roman times and was used for divination and astrology, with symbols emblazoned on each face as opposed to numbers.



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19 Sep 2012, 2:25 pm

There are only 5 regular solid shapes: Tetrahedron, Hexahedron (cube), Octahedron, Dodecahedron, and Icosahedron -- that's 4, 6, 8, 12, and 20 sides, respectively. No other solid shapes exist where all sides are equal, all edges are equal, and all corner angles are equal.

No, the sphere does not count.

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The pineapple is related to neither the pine nor the apple. It is instead a cluster of berries that grow into on, solid, pulpy mass.



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19 Sep 2012, 5:42 pm

The Price is Right's first item up for bids was a fur coat.


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22 Sep 2012, 6:53 pm

William Jennings Bryan was the Democratic nominee for president three times (1896,1900, and 1908), and never won the office.



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14 Jan 2013, 1:34 am

While in the NFL/US college football, penalty flags are yellow, in the CFL in Canada, they're orange!


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