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Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 23 May 2013, 06:52
by Ice.Maiden

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 23 May 2013, 18:50
by imhotep the 2nd
Thanks for that sex link Yogi!!
Wow, I really was gobsmacked by all 17 of those facts about it.

The 8th one I found was most interesting in which sex can also be a pain reliever!
Though what happens if you've got a bad back then?
Having sex would be a nightmare I would have thought!

Anyway, I'm now more the wiser about it. Cheers!

As for Icey's fact.....hmm, I doubt if I could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
Seems rather tricky that!

Here's my WEIRD fact of the day.....
Spam filters that catch the word "cialis" will not allow many work-related e-mails through because that word is embedded inside the word "specialist".

Night, night folks!

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 23 May 2013, 19:05
by Ice.Maiden

Now that IS weird!

And what about this. Strange, but true: The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 31 May 2013, 17:50
by imhotep the 2nd
Ice.Maiden wrote:The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.

REALLY! That has really amazed me hun..... :shock:
That sure is big for the surface of a human lung!

Been a bit lapse on this thread so here's mine....

Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years.

That would be ideal for me.......simply perfect!

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Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 31 May 2013, 20:02
by Ice.Maiden
LOOOOOL!!!! Oh the temptation's too great!!

So ..... if summer on that planet lasts for 21 years .... is that why they say that the sun shines out of uranus??

:lmao1: :lmao1: :lmao1: :lmao1:

Forgive me, but it was too good a prompt to resist!! :lmao4:

Fact: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. :shock: I dare say that no one's tried it though! :P

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 02 Jun 2013, 17:19
by imhotep the 2nd
Oooooh Icey!!
You are naughty........but nice.

How did I know you were going to reply with that?
I had a feeling you couldn't resist the temptation to say that hun...
Nice one!

Hmmm....I don't think I could yell for that long! :shock:
I'd have a sore throat by then....cough!
Anyone for a cup of coffee? Haha!

My fact today is:
Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died but one dog didn't make it.

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 02 Jun 2013, 18:11
by Ice.Maiden
Great apologies, but it was only a bit of fun. : )

Blimey - I didn't know about the bridge! I'm not very happy with going over them anyway, let alone one that sways! What about the Menai suspension bridge? Gives me the horrors!!

Fact: According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament!

Oh no ..... not gnomes, surely? : (

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2013, 16:29
by imhotep the 2nd
No need to apologize Icey!
I certainly know you by now...... :dance:

Hmm, as it happens our two lawns don't have any ornaments on them.
Unless I've run over them by accident with my petrol lawn mower!! Hah!

Oh, hang on, I do have one thing on one of the lawns, and that is a dummy black Cat looking scarer!
It is fixed into the lawn and has two stone-like cat's eyes.
I'm not sure if it works, as I do tend to keep moving it around. But, I think cats still wander in from time to time to dirty in our garden. Blooming next door neighbour's cats!!!
Along with that dam badger that comes into our garden as well, on odd occasions which makes holes in our lawn!!
So, I have now placed netting in front of the weakened parts of our hedge! If it should ever wander in, it will either see the netting and go away elsewhere, or get caught in it. I hope it does the latter, it will teach the flipping pest a lesson.
Pity it's protected by law!

Anyway, here's my fact of the day....

Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

Apparently, I had a nice mug of Vietnamese green tea this afternoon, along with a teaspoon of honey just to take the slight bitterness away.
Hope nothing untoward blew into the tea!! :shifty:

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 16:09
by Ice.Maiden
Hiya. Hope you're enjoying your week off work. I posted to you on here last night ... and lost it somehow! So, here goes again .....

LOL - had to laugh about your cat scarer. As you've found out, they still don't prevent cats from coming onto a nice part of your garden and doing their business, but, there are multiple things you can do to deter them hun. If you plant borders of rich-smelling herbs around your lawn/s, cats don't like that.

You can put chicken wire on top of your fences/gates. Cats won't climb over it, and there are loads of sprays which you can buy to repel them, although those are short-lived ones really. Cats don't like orange peel or coffee grounds, so you could dig some into the area where they tend to come in, and failing all that, you could always install one of those little gadgets which give off a high-pitched noise that us humans can scarcely hear.

Your badgers. Aww, hun, they're not the monsters you make them out to be. Wire won't keep them out. They can burrow down like foxes can, so if you put wire up, you need to base it right down in the soil - probably by 18 inches or so. An adult badger can also push over a mound of stones which weigh over 3 st., and cause walls to collapse, so foundations have to be deep.

Your best bet's to put food out for them, in a particular corner or side of your garden. That's all they're looking for, and as badgers can mate during every month of the year, where you see one, there are probably lots more. They like peanuts, which're cheap enough, so if you know it's a badger that's visiting your garden, put a dish out for them. Once they've eaten, they might snuffle round for a bit, but they'll soon leave without spoiling the rest of your garden, but if you come into contact with one, stay away from it. They can be quite fierce, and especially if they have babies nearby.

You're right - badgers and their setts are protected by law, so please don't go putting traps down which could not only horribly injure the animals but others as well. However, some farmers and landowners've now been allowed to cull badgers on their property, but they have to be shot humanely by trained personnel, and only during certain months of the year.

The idea is to deter the badgers from digging up your vegetables and lawns, so follow this tip hun - you can divert their attention by putting down cooked potato scraps, peanuts and dried fruit. Don't feed them milk or any form of meat. You put the food down for them every few days, not all the time. That way they'll look around for another source of food, away from where you've left their dish. Remember also, that they do some good in your garden - they eat slugs, snails and pests which attack your plants, so try and look on them as friendly beings, rather than enemies. : )

Fact of the day: When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour!

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 18:28
by imhotep the 2nd
Wow, many thanks for your advice about the cats and badger Icey!
I will definitely heed your advice on what you suggested hun, so I'm very grateful for the help that you have given me.

Yeah, it's amazing how fast the crack on glass goes. Whew!

My fact of the day....
The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 19:10
by Ice.Maiden
Ha ha ha - that's a good one imhotep!

No one really knows where that saying comes from, but the number's classed as both a positive and a negative one, and it's used in other sayings as well, such as: A stitch in time saves nine".

Now this isn't a fact I've looked up, but it IS a fact none-the-less: Cats don't have primary whiskers, but their primary USE, are as sensors. Cats have varying amounts of whiskers round their noses, but it's mostly in the region of 12 on each side of their nose.

OK., my fact of the day is: The opposite sides of a dice, always add up to seven!

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 06 Jun 2013, 16:29
by imhotep the 2nd

You know, I think us humans would look a bit odd if we had whiskers!!

Ahem, anyway, I already knew about the dice fact Icey!
Nice one though.

Today mine is.....
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Blimey, even I had problems just saying that then....I feel a bit tongue tied now!

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 06 Jun 2013, 16:30
by imhotep the 2nd
By the way, I will be moving this thread to the "OFF TOPIC" section soon.
Watch this space.....

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 06 Jun 2013, 17:13
by Ice.Maiden
Hello hun - and yes, that tongue twister's a fairly hard one isn't it? I can say it quickly a couple of times, and after that ... gibbering wreck! LOL. Sorry you knew about the dice fact. I didn't - I'd never given it a thought before! : (

OK then - fact of the day: If you whip your head back and forth, you'll lose 24 brain cells per "whip"!!
Oh dear. I've suddenly gone off head-banging! : )

Hope this thread takes off on Off Topic. I'll certainly look out for it.

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 07 Jun 2013, 18:56
by imhotep the 2nd
Ice.Maiden wrote:OK then - fact of the day: If you whip your head back and forth, you'll lose 24 brain cells per "whip"!!

Rats, no wonder I'm the least brainiest in the's all the head banging that I've been doing occasionally in my early days!

Look out for Facts of the Day (Part 2) in the Off Topic section.....
this will be my final comment on this thread for now!

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 07 Jun 2013, 19:01
by Yogi
FACT: Your brain technically has the ability to store every single thing you’ve ever seen or heard or experienced.

Re: Facts of the day!

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2013, 22:16
by Ice.Maiden
I'm glad you said "technically" Yogi. Mine sometimes doesn't seem to compute at all. : )