Random, funny facts you found out

Myrkur

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So I love to find out random not really important but funny things to know.

Just like I just found out what an atoll is (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atoll) and that people actually live on these islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukuoro) and that kids over 14 years old who live on Nukuoro have to travel to Pohnpei, another Island, to attend high school, which is around 500 km's away!

Please share some random facts you found out accidentally, that made you go 'oh, that's funny, didn't know that'. If ya know what I mean. Sorry for putting it this way, but don't really know how I should say it in English hehe :P
 

jennyx0

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"If all the water on earth is bunched up into a ball, it's radius will be less than 700 km"
Wow really?! Can't imagine that actually because some oceans are really deep.. somehow have this feeling that it's much more than 700 km.
Yeah, some of them make me go :thinking: but the ones I've been curious enough to look into seem to be true!

The source of that one came from the nasa website: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120515.html
 

Myrkur

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Giraffes give birth standing up, which makes a 2+ metre drop the baby's first experience.
Lol, that's kinda weird. You would think the baby would be hurt or break a bone or something, because they are still weak..
 

StylishFarmer

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Myrkur said:
Lol, that's kinda weird. You would think the baby would be hurt or break a bone or something, because they are still weak..
I think it's natures way of getting them to take their first breath.


Random fact. A baby platypus is called a puggle. I should know this, I'm an Aussie!