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Title: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 27, 2005, 02:56:10 pm
I'm going to try a new game. I will post a statement. You vote whether it is fact or crap. Feel free to discuss the statements in this thread. I set the poll for one day. I will post the percentage of votes and the correct answer for each statement after a day, reset the poll and post a new statement.

Adding rules: Guess what the answer is without looking it up. You can discuss what you think but don't provide links and resources.

#1
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Legodragonxp on September 27, 2005, 06:49:52 pm
Without looking up an answer, I'll have to guess crap. I'm guessing the amount of energy to melt the recycled glass is similar to the amount needed for processing the sand. Once you factor in the energy to collect the glass and transport it to a recycling center, then sort it, you're in the hole.

but then again, that would be my initial thought... I could be wrong.

-Lego
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Nic on September 27, 2005, 06:52:30 pm
My first reaction is to say crap, but that's cause I'm feeling cynical. One glass jar wouldn't seem to amount to much I think. But then again, it doesn't take much to watch tv for 3 hours.

I'll go with my gut reaction and say crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: MetallicDragon on September 27, 2005, 09:20:43 pm
After my vote, the polls are completely even!
/gasp
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on September 28, 2005, 02:47:21 am
iirc, recycling the jar is more expensive in cash, and thus to a rough approximation, more expensive overall, yet it uses less literal energy than a fresh jar
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on September 28, 2005, 02:03:46 pm
Spoiler warning!


I remember this from some hippy "recycle everything you have, even your grandma's body" day, but I thought it was a tin can. Anyway, I say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 28, 2005, 05:16:46 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: FACT
Recycling reduces the amount of raw materials and energy used during glass production. Every glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 15 watt energy efficient lightbulb for 24 hours, and there’s a saving of raw materials too – sand, limestone and soda ash.

#2
Your body creates and kills 17 million red blood cells per minute.
 
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on September 28, 2005, 05:19:29 pm
Um, you didn't unlock the voting... :-[
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 28, 2005, 05:24:25 pm
I can't get the poll to reset, let me ask Steve to delete it and try again.. hang on. :-\
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gaming Steve on September 28, 2005, 07:10:30 pm
It should work not. I don't know what controls you have on polls (since I have all), but you should be able to reset the poll votes back to zero...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 28, 2005, 07:11:25 pm
Thank you Steve!! Ok, everyone vote now!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on September 28, 2005, 07:12:10 pm
It should work not.

Nice Steve, ::) I asume you mean "now"?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on September 29, 2005, 03:54:01 am
k, the body has trillions of cells, constantly being created and destroyed. fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kishmond on September 29, 2005, 03:43:37 pm
That was my original thought. From now on I will vote for the very first fact/crap thought that comes into my head after seeing the statement.

Hooray 2 stars! I assume you get one every 100 posts?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: syphonbyte on September 29, 2005, 03:59:34 pm
17 million is a little high.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on September 29, 2005, 05:16:16 pm
Hooray 2 stars! I assume you get one every 100 posts?

Nope, 0-99 one star, 100-249 I think 2 stars, 250-499 three stars, 500-999 4 stars, 1000-on 5 stars. Steve, please correct me if I'm wrong, I did this from memory.

I'm right, check this out for more info: http://gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=826.msg27588#msg27588
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 29, 2005, 05:19:30 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The body creates and kills 17 million red blood cells per second. Red blood cells are the most common type of blood cell and are the body's principle means of delivering oxygen to body tissues via the blood.

#3
The King Cobra's venom is powerful enough to kill an elephant.

*note I will be out of town for the weekend so there won't be a new question until next week*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Daxx on September 29, 2005, 05:52:06 pm
Fact:

Quote
The king cobra's venom is extremely toxic, having enough potency to kill an adult elephant.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 29, 2005, 06:04:56 pm
Fact:

Quote
The king cobra's venom is extremely toxic, having enough potency to kill an adult elephant.

did you vote? I hope your not giving away the answer. I don't know because I don't look at the answers until I post them.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 02, 2005, 09:45:39 am
Please, if you're going to give away the the answer, post a spoiler warning!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 02, 2005, 10:39:03 am
daxx u dork, sniff sniff
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 04, 2005, 03:40:37 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

King Cobras, the longest venomous snakes in existence have been known to grow to more than 18 feet in length. Their half-inch long fangs administer up to 450 mgs of venom - enough to kill 13 adult humans or one elephant.


#4
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 04, 2005, 03:50:39 pm
crap-il-licious
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 05, 2005, 09:41:00 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

An electrician and inventor named Harold P. Brown, employed by none other than Thomas Edison, invented the electric chair in 1889. After several experiments on animals, including a circus elephant, it was first used on a human in New York's Auburn prison in 1890.

#5
Canadian mail carriers are forbidden by law to deliver packages that weigh over 1 pound on Saturdays
.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 05, 2005, 12:22:41 pm
Fact, Canadians are really wierd with their "nuetral" crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 05, 2005, 12:58:30 pm
Fact, Canadians are really wierd with their "nuetral" crap

^Spoiler Warning^
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kishmond on October 05, 2005, 02:24:46 pm
My first reaction was crap, so I'll go with that...


EDIT: Oh well, it seems I was wrong...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 05, 2005, 05:03:09 pm
what??? Spoiler... why?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 06, 2005, 11:13:08 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In fact, they don't deliver packages of any size on Saturdays. Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on Feb. 1, 1969 as a cost saving measure.

#6
After Evel Knievel broke his pelvis jumping his motorcycle over 13 double-decker buses in Wembley Stadium, England, he never attempted a daredevil stunt again.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 06, 2005, 11:37:10 am
I vota de crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 06, 2005, 01:10:23 pm
As do I, he's Evel freakin' Knievel.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kishmond on October 06, 2005, 08:31:01 pm
I vote crap aswell

V V V V V SPOILER V V V V V

Evel Retired after his failed (due to technical difficulties) jump over Snake River. However, he did do one more jump after that, got injured, and REALLY quit. I can't quite remember the name of the town, but I think it was in America, not England.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ END SPOILER ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 07, 2005, 10:06:53 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

On May 31, 1975, at Wembley Stadium, Evel Knievel successfully jumped over 13 double tier buses but crashed his motorcycle upon landing, breaking his pelvis. Assisted by handlers, he staggered to the microphone and announced that he would never jump again. Yet, less than 5 months later, Knievel successully jumped 14 Greyhound buses at King's Island, Ohio. His last big stunt came a year later when he jumped a shark tank at the Chicago Amphitheater. Knievel crashed, broke both arms and suffered a concussion.  :P

#7
Inmates in Iowa jails can sue fellow cell mates for domestic abuse.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 07, 2005, 03:27:23 pm
I'm gonna vote fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kishmond on October 08, 2005, 10:10:30 am
For some reason my subconscious scrabbled together 'fact' when I read that. So that's what I'll vote...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 08, 2005, 12:24:25 pm
I don't know why, but when I read "Iowa," I thought it was a Japanese island.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 08, 2005, 01:49:51 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The Iowa Supreme Court in 1996 turned down inmate Kirk Livingood's attempt to sue Philip Negrete based on the state's domestic abuse law. Nedgrete, Livingwood's cell mate, allegedly beat and tormented him.

#8
The movie that bank robber John Dillinger had just seen before he was gunned down in front of Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934, was Frank Capra's It Happened One Night.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 08, 2005, 02:34:40 pm
Maybe I'm an idiot, but I never heard of him. That seems to suggest that it's true to me. Stranger coincidences have happened.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 08, 2005, 02:58:28 pm
I vote crap, who would even bother to check it out?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 10, 2005, 05:33:47 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

It was a Clark Gable movie, but it was a gangster film called Manhattan Melodrama. He was set up by Anna Sage, the madam of a brothel who was facing deportation and thought the tip would get her off. Dillinger was shot three times and Anna ended up being sent back to Romania.

#9
Officials in Frankfurt, Germany considered fitting dogs with identification plates so passersby could notify police of the identity of pets that fouled the pavement.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 10, 2005, 02:41:36 pm
It'd be absolutely hilarious if it were true. I'm gonna vote true just because I'm hopeful.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 10, 2005, 06:33:03 pm
I say true, and Ive been rite every time! (i think)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 11, 2005, 05:44:43 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 1 votes, I don't know 1 vote
Correct Answer: FACT

The idea was proposed by Peter Postleb, head of the Clean Frankfurt campaign in Feb. 2003. The suggested fine was 150 euros. His reasoning: If the owners know their dog can get them rumbled, they might think twice about it.

#10
The Tower of Pisa is the largest masonry structure in the world.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 11, 2005, 06:14:48 pm
crap.  what do you define as masonry?

is it clay?  then the original great wall of china is larger.

is it stone?  great pyramids.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 11, 2005, 06:21:59 pm
I think the masonry in the question refers to cement or brick. It's not specific really.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 11, 2005, 06:22:32 pm
Crap, why did I vote true?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 11, 2005, 07:01:19 pm
if it's brick, then the last great wall of china

BAM!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 12, 2005, 03:43:54 am
if it's brick, then the last great wall of china

BAM!

I'm not sure if its brick to be honest, the place I'm getting the questions is not specific.  :-\
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 12, 2005, 06:20:48 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The 555 ft Washington Monument built to commemorate the first US President is the largest masonry structure in the world.


#11
An irregular movement by the moon caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backward on Dec. 16, 1811.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 12, 2005, 06:21:32 pm
uuummmmm crap?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on October 12, 2005, 07:01:01 pm
I live in Missouri, and I don't remember ever hearing that.  However, an earthquake did cause the Mississippi River to run backward at some point.  Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 13, 2005, 12:32:11 pm
That's total crap. The river is too wide and too long for the moon to affect the whole thing.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on October 13, 2005, 04:59:21 pm
The moon can cause the tides, but I seriously think it wouldn't pull a river backwards.  Besides, the moon is almost directly overhead.  Only a small portion of any force vector is in the direction needed.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 13, 2005, 07:33:27 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

On Dec. 16, 1811, it was an earthquake that caused parts of the Mississippi to appear to flow backward.

#12
Cows are one of the main contributors to the hole in the ozone layer.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 13, 2005, 08:11:03 pm
yes, by farting
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 14, 2005, 01:40:16 pm
I heard somewhere that 60% of the methane in the air is cow farts.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on October 14, 2005, 03:10:37 pm
That's total crap, wouldn't dinosaurs have made a bigger hole than cows?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 14, 2005, 09:48:57 pm
It could be true, i think
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 14, 2005, 11:13:20 pm
i change my vote to crap

they only contribute to global warming.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on October 16, 2005, 04:39:49 pm
I agree with leng, the methane causes global warming, but industrial pollutants, especially CFC's cause the hole in the ozone layer.

Incidentally, I read on CNN that the ozone layer has stopped shrinking and that it will be restored in 100 years.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 16, 2005, 05:24:11 pm
Hey LadyM, you forget about us?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 18, 2005, 07:09:17 am
I didn't forget, I've been traveling. I'm currently at the Orlando airport and I'll update when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 18, 2005, 05:27:21 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Due to their methane emissions, cows are one of the main contributors to global warming, not ozone depletion.

#13
Almost 1/3 of the world's lava output since 1500 has occurred in Iceland.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 18, 2005, 06:52:58 pm
That sounds as if weren't true, why would you put something that is obviously crap. That is why it has to be true.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 18, 2005, 07:33:34 pm
fact.  hawaii would be a big competitor.  do you include the amount of mass ejected from a volcano, even if it isn't lava?  krakatoa would be important in that case.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 20, 2005, 03:22:24 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Iceland is a 39,000 square mile island made of lava from volcanoes.


#14
The tin can to preserve foods was invented in World War I by the Germans.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 20, 2005, 08:46:44 am
crap

brittish during the napoleonic wars

based on glass jars the french were using (the key innovation was the removal of air from the food then the vacuum seal, not the tin)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 20, 2005, 09:09:47 am
crap

brittish during the napoleonic wars

based on glass jars the french were using (the key innovation was the removal of air from the food then the vacuum seal, not the tin)

be sure to vote at the top
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on October 20, 2005, 02:53:16 pm
I'm pretty sure it is crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 20, 2005, 02:55:02 pm
crap

brittish during the napoleonic wars

based on glass jars the french were using (the key innovation was the removal of air from the food then the vacuum seal, not the tin)

I don't no what it is, but the British rock!!!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 20, 2005, 05:48:28 pm
i hate to butt in, but can anyone guess how long it was until the invention of the can opener?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on October 20, 2005, 07:09:09 pm
The can opener was invented by the Egyptians in 4000 B.C.  When the pharoh was asked what the strange device was for, he just said, "Oh, you wait, you just wait."  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 21, 2005, 05:27:19 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The tin can was invented by Londoner Peter Durand in 1810, the year after French confectioner Nicolas Appert introduced the canning method of sealing food tightly inside a glass jar. The modern can opener was not invented for another 48 years.

#15
Frank Sinatra always carried a roll of dimes in case he had to "knock some punk out".
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 21, 2005, 05:34:15 am
t3h 0wNzz0rRz

the next one sounds like frank....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 21, 2005, 06:20:21 pm
That sounds true!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Haddeen Sol on October 22, 2005, 07:04:06 am
Fact. Or is it? It is, sadly. But how do you know? You don't. But it is true, but just for the hell of it I'm voting crap. Actually, I'm not.

Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 22, 2005, 10:17:14 am
talk about weird
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 22, 2005, 10:24:52 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Sinatra did always carry a roll of dimes, but it grew out of the kidnapping of his son, Frank Jr. in 1963. The kidnappers told Sinatra to only call from pay phones and during one call, he ran out of coins. He vowed never to be without dimes again. He ended up paying the ransom of $250,000. The kidnappers were eventually caught, and Frank never stopped carrying a roll of dimes.

#16
The only place where a flag flies all day at full mast but does not get saluted is the moon.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 22, 2005, 10:29:54 am
I am sure people have flags on flagpoles that they don't take down. Plus, they might not salute them. CRAP!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 22, 2005, 11:41:55 am
Notice how she never said it had to be a country's flag? There are also flags we put up on other planets, I think. Plus the whole "Climb a huge mountain and put your flag there" thing.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on October 22, 2005, 11:44:42 am
Ever heard of an "Open" flag? You know the flags you fly in front of businesses? Those are up all day, and if you salute them, people might think your crazy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 23, 2005, 02:06:38 pm
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 6 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon, near the Sea of Tranquility. There are actually six American flags placed on the moon, one for each lunar mission.

#17
An expresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 23, 2005, 03:23:18 pm
i think so
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 23, 2005, 09:57:08 pm
i still think the last one was crap

and this one is crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Haddeen Sol on October 24, 2005, 06:06:06 pm
This one sounds like crap, but that last one is a definite piece of crap! You can have a flag up all day and have it not saluted. For example, there may be a flag out in the desert. Nobody will salute it! The moon is not the only place! Place!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 24, 2005, 06:15:38 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

This is mostly because you're drinking so much less espresso than coffee- a shot as opposed to a whole cup.

*note about the flag one... I'm just posting what the page says, I"m not making it up*

#18
The Hudson River was discovered by an Englishman looking for a shortcut to India.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on October 24, 2005, 06:26:50 pm
That is true, I was right YES!!!!!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 24, 2005, 07:02:04 pm
the last one was still crap

i've had big cups of espresso, and they are yummy.

you said a cup of espresso, not a shot.

this new one is fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 25, 2005, 04:10:41 am
the last one was still crap

i've had big cups of espresso, and they are yummy.

you said a cup of espresso, not a shot.
this new one is fact.

actually I said an espresso which contains a shot... A cup of drip coffee has 115-175 milligrams of caffeine, a shot of espresso has 100 mg.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 25, 2005, 09:29:39 am
fine but they serve cups of espresso, and they're generally pricey

the most caffeinated is the Turkish coffee though, like drinking an oil slick.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 26, 2005, 12:23:57 pm
I think the Hudson one is crap. I could be wrong, but it seems that by the time he got there, the New World would have already been a matter of public record.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 26, 2005, 07:32:03 pm
yes, but they were looking for a way to cross the continent by water.  a land route had already been found across panama, but land routes are much more expensive.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 27, 2005, 04:49:13 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In 1609 the Dutch East India Co. hired English sailor Henry Hudson to find a route to India that would bypass the Cape of Good Hope. After failing to find a corridor through Norway, Hudson decided to look for a "North-West Passage" that would allow a ship to cross North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific before sailing to India. Hudson began sailing up what is now called the Hudson river until he reached a point where it was too shallow for his ship. This became Albany, New York.

#19
A form of basketball was played 3500 years ago.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 27, 2005, 07:30:13 am
fact.  olmecs i think.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 27, 2005, 07:48:34 am
aztecs too. but then i think any game that involves hitting a ball into a target with your arms could be called 'A form of basketball'.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 27, 2005, 09:53:35 am
actually you used your butt.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on October 27, 2005, 02:21:02 pm
The Aztecs weren't around until much more recent.

Maybe the Olmecs, but more likely the Maya.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 27, 2005, 04:37:19 pm
you did not use your but, you had to use your arms and legs but not your hands and feet. Tricky.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on October 27, 2005, 04:46:47 pm
Maybe the Olmecs, but more likely the Maya.

Yeah, it was the Olmecs.

you did not use your but, you had to use your arms and legs but not your hands and feet. Tricky.

You had to use a piece of wood that went around your hips. The ball was too hard for you to hit with any non-protected part.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 28, 2005, 02:48:28 am
ok, I think we may have to agree that there were several versions of this game played many years ago by ancient mexican and south american civilisations.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 28, 2005, 06:09:38 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

A form of basketball with players casting objects through a round "hoop" was played by Mesoamericans for thousands of years before modern basketball was introduced. Players were not allowed to use their hand, instead they had to bump the balls with their elbows and knees. Unlike today, the agony of defeat was quite literal - losers were sometimes sacrificed to the gods.

#20
Herds of lemmings commit mass suicide each year by throwing themselves over cliffs to keep their species population in check.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 28, 2005, 07:13:29 am
Crap: everyone should know that by now. Its yet another aspect of Walt Disney's evil
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Post by: 762 on October 28, 2005, 02:57:11 pm
I heard that they just run near cliffs and some of them get pushed off, none of them really commit suicide. I kind of doubt that they would still be around if they did that. I have reason behind that doubt, but don't feel like explaining. Now or ever.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on October 28, 2005, 04:43:12 pm
It defys the laws of nature anyway. theyd have to somehow make sure only weak, unfit lemmings felt like jumping off cliffs.
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Post by: Vivec on October 28, 2005, 05:25:48 pm
I heard that they just run near cliffs and some of them get pushed off, none of them really commit suicide. I kind of doubt that they would still be around if they did that. I have reason behind that doubt, but don't feel like explaining. Now or ever.

that's what i heard too... crap
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Post by: LadyM on October 29, 2005, 06:12:21 am
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The myth has been around for hundreds of years, but in 1958 it really took root when the Walt Disney company produced White Wilderness, showing lemmings jumping into the ocean to their deaths. It turns out, however, that the documentary had been faked. The filmmakers had used clever editing of a few dozen lemmings and actually herded them into the water. Though there is still debate over why lemmings populations fluctuate so dramtically, consensus is that predators, not suicide, thin out the herds.

#21
Clint Eastwood wrote many of the (music) scores for his movies.
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Post by: Leng on October 29, 2005, 10:36:36 pm
no.  but he directed a lot of them.
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Post by: LadyM on October 30, 2005, 10:14:50 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Clint Eastwood wrote scores for movies such as The Bridges of Madison County, Absolute Power, Mystic River and 2005 Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby. And you can catch him singing lead vocals on the Johnny Mercer song "Accentuate the Positive" on the soundtrack of his movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. He also sang in the musical, Paint Your Wagon.

*I'm not posting anything new as I'm leaving tomorrow for Texas, my father is having surgery. I will still be visiting the forum but I can't keep up with this game too. It should only be a week. I appreciate everyone who has voted and participated*
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Post by: LadyM on November 07, 2005, 04:24:29 am
I'm home again so the game goes on...

#22
Mice have ten times as many smell receptor genes as humans.
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Post by: Pando on November 07, 2005, 07:13:26 am
i think that's true
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Post by: Danzik on November 07, 2005, 07:25:27 am
Welcome back...

I'll go with true.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 07, 2005, 07:52:02 am
crap, more genes doesnt mean better senses. You could have a better sense of smell with less smell genes, it all depends+
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Post by: LadyM on November 08, 2005, 05:59:36 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Humans have 350 smell receptor genes, whereas mice have 1000, only 3X that amount. The smell sensors are embedded in specialized cells located at the back of the nostrils.

#23
The Gutenberg Bible is the world's first printed book.
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Post by: Leng on November 08, 2005, 08:18:07 am
i would imagine gutenberg printed something smaller as a test of his device.  not to mention the older, less efficient printing machines.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 08, 2005, 11:32:17 am
gutenberg didnt even invent the printing press. it was William Caxton...or some guy he stole the idea from
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Post by: 762 on November 08, 2005, 11:55:03 am
I say fact because there was a sarcastic promotion for a book that said "There has not been something so significant in the world of literature since Guttenburg printed the first Bible."

i would imagine gutenberg printed something smaller as a test of his device.

I agree with that, but the question is about the first BOOK.
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Post by: Pando on November 08, 2005, 03:16:29 pm
it is the first book to be printed using the movable type printing press.
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Post by: Vivec on November 08, 2005, 05:17:54 pm
it is the first book to be printed using the movable type printing press.

Freakin honors history! I vote fact now...
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Post by: Pando on November 08, 2005, 06:07:34 pm
i never said it was the first "printed book"
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Post by: LadyM on November 09, 2005, 03:43:27 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 6 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

It's the first printed book in metal moveable type. The very first printed book was actually a Buddhist sutra done by block printing in 868 by the Chinese.

#24
All bulls are color blind.
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Post by: Leng on November 09, 2005, 04:10:04 pm
fact.  they can't even distinguish shades and have to rely entirely on borders.
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Post by: Vivec on November 09, 2005, 04:57:02 pm
Fact, its the movement of the cape that distracts them.
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Post by: Legodragonxp on November 10, 2005, 08:43:51 am
Fact. I've never seen a bull drive a car, so that must mean they cannot pass the vision test.
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Post by: 762 on November 10, 2005, 12:48:21 pm
Bulls are colorblind in the same way that dogs are. They can see more profound color, but the rest is grayish and washed out.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 10, 2005, 01:12:05 pm
interesting fact- only parrots and primates can see the same spectrum as humans- to others, most colours are largely irrelevant.
interesting fact 2- Humans are best at distinguishing different shades of green, a layover from our forest dwelling ancestors.
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Post by: LadyM on November 11, 2005, 07:58:08 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Bullfighters throughout history have waved red flags to attract bulls but it isn't the color that entices them. The color blind bull simply notices the waving motion and react by snorting, stomping and charging.

#25
The Great Wall of China is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists.
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Post by: TheShark on November 11, 2005, 08:00:01 am
Crap: It was never one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 11, 2005, 08:09:26 am
He's right, not only that but the great pyramid at Giza still exists and it really is a wonder of the ancient world. Unless you count the foot of the collosus at rhodes as a wonder.
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Post by: TheShark on November 11, 2005, 08:11:09 am
Their is still a piece left?! I never knew there was anything left of the collossus. I might have to go soon.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 13, 2005, 10:47:56 am
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The Great Pyramids of Giza, 4500 year old monumental structurs to the west of Cairo, Egypt are the only surviving Ancient Wonder.

#26
Sunscreen was first invented for US Military men stationed in the South Pacific.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 13, 2005, 11:01:00 am
Crap- Unless your definition of sunscreen goes beyond smearing mud or paint on your face.
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Post by: Vivec on November 13, 2005, 05:45:36 pm
Fact, cause i feel like it.
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Post by: TheShark on November 14, 2005, 07:20:08 am
Fact, cause Vivec feels like it.
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Post by: 762 on November 14, 2005, 02:04:22 pm
Fact, cause i feel like it.

A very sound axiom on which to base a conviction. ;)
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Post by: Vivec on November 14, 2005, 08:19:00 pm
Fact, cause i feel like it.

A very sound axiom on which to base a conviction. ;)

Yeah,, I thought so too.
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Post by: LadyM on November 15, 2005, 07:13:30 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Airman and future pharmacist Benjamin Green created a sun protection lotion he called "red vet pet" for the US military during WWII. His first version was a sticky petroleum based goop that was red in color.

#27
In 1508 Leonardo da Vinci first described and sketched contact lenses.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 15, 2005, 08:38:00 pm
i say fact because he was smart like that
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Post by: Leng on November 15, 2005, 08:46:01 pm
i feel it's smarter to reserve judgement.
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Post by: Evil1 on November 15, 2005, 08:57:23 pm
ehh, smarter is for..... people that.... want to be smart.... meany
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Post by: Leng on November 15, 2005, 09:27:45 pm
i sry!!!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 15, 2005, 10:27:31 pm
a joke it was, meant ntohing by it. its ok

as for the fact/crap

de vicni was of course known for MANY things, if im correct he made plans for the first air vehicle(the airscrew), it didnt work unfortunatly

but as i look back, arnt contact lenses made of somthing other than glass?
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Post by: TheShark on November 16, 2005, 07:13:27 am
I say fact because Leonardo was seriously smart...that and if he didn't then he never would have become a Ninja Turtle.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 16, 2005, 08:50:43 am
Fact, he also invented the tank, the hangglider and tyhe submarine, he supposedly invented the ball bearing but I think thats an apocryphal fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on November 16, 2005, 11:27:34 am
how do you "invent" the ballbearing?
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Post by: 762 on November 16, 2005, 12:09:58 pm
I say crap. Da Vinci invented a lot of big mechanical things, mainly vehicle-related. Contact lenses seem like they would be the last thing on his mind.

And Evil1, Leng is very sarcastic. He was being sarcastic there, too.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 16, 2005, 12:24:09 pm
for the record.... i was too

im no "noob"
this about the 29th forum iv been a member of

i am alot smrtur than that
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Post by: Pando on November 16, 2005, 12:26:00 pm
Atari Combat Vets* shakes head*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 16, 2005, 12:29:24 pm
for the record.... i was too

im no "noob"
this about the 29th forum iv been a member of

i am alot smrtur than that

I'm not saying you're dumb or a noob. I was just saying that you don't know what Leng is like, and your response (a joke it was, meant ntohing by it. its ok) didn't suggest the tiniest degree of sarcasm, so I (rightfully) assumed you that you thought you hurt Leng's feelings.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 16, 2005, 12:30:45 pm
correct you are

i guess i did slightly overreact there
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 16, 2005, 04:29:40 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap  votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Though Leonardo da Vinci drew several versions of contact lenses, it was't until 1887 that glass blower F.E. Muller of Wiesbaden produced the first eye covering designed to be seen through.

#28
On average 9,000 earthquakes take place worldwide every day.
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Post by: Leng on November 16, 2005, 04:43:06 pm
fact.  they're extremely minor ones.  technically the earth vibrates every time something takes a footstep, and then we get up to the quadrillions per day.  setting the lower limit at some arbitrary point where the vibrations are somewhat significant, than 9000 sounds good.
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Post by: Danzik on November 16, 2005, 04:45:34 pm
Ill go with fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 16, 2005, 04:46:59 pm
don't forget to vote above ^^^
                               
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 17, 2005, 12:36:02 am
crap, I think its more.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on November 17, 2005, 07:23:41 am
Same thought as krakow.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 17, 2005, 10:19:34 am
it just SCREAMS crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 18, 2005, 10:12:56 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

You may not feel or hear them, but earthquakes are taking place all over the world at this very minute. Most of these temblors register only 1-2 on the Richter Scale.

#29
The first European travelers in a hot-air ballon were an English lord and two Italian scientists.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on November 18, 2005, 10:14:14 am
I'm saying crap just because it seems a little too easy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 18, 2005, 10:21:28 am
im not sure, but it sounds like crap
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2005, 10:35:03 am
Crap: if were talking human passengers than I'd imagine itd be french people, they were the leaders in balloon research. The first passengers ever were animals, a chicken a dog and a goat or something.
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Post by: 762 on November 18, 2005, 02:49:00 pm
Crap: if were talking human passengers than I'd imagine itd be french people, they were the leaders in balloon research. The first passengers ever were animals, a chicken a dog and a goat or something.

Right you are. Don't ask me how I know this (I didn't just look it up right now, I actually know this) but the first people to fly in a hot air balloon were the Montgolfier Brothers in France in 1783.
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Post by: Leng on November 18, 2005, 03:50:42 pm
that's wrong.  they flew balloons in the civil war.  iirc it was 1848, but i remember it being the french.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 18, 2005, 03:53:50 pm
Wait, wasn't 1848 after 1783? So that doesn't mean I'm wrong at all.
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Post by: Pando on November 18, 2005, 04:56:28 pm
fact, why not?
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Post by: Vivec on November 18, 2005, 05:15:56 pm
Crap because umm.... 762 has a good reason.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 19, 2005, 02:13:09 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The three passengers aboard that eight minute maiden flight were a sheep, a duck and a rooster.  :-\ Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier, the French brothers who invented the hot air ballon, made this first sucessful launch in 1783.

#30
The Grand Canyon is the biggest canyon on earth.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 19, 2005, 02:14:34 pm
deepest, longest or biggest volume?
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Post by: Pando on November 19, 2005, 02:15:13 pm
I think it is, otherwise it wouldn't be called the Grand Canyon.
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Post by: Leng on November 19, 2005, 02:42:25 pm
there are deeper ones.  if you count a gorge as a canyon.  it might be the one with the most material worn away though.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 19, 2005, 02:52:14 pm
I think its the longest, but it certainly isnt the deepest.
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Post by: Leng on November 19, 2005, 03:11:07 pm
i think the key is the amount of material removed, so fact, why not.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 19, 2005, 05:41:20 pm
The three passengers aboard that eight minute maiden flight were a sheep, a duck and a rooster.  :-\ Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier, the French brothers who invented the hot air ballon, made this first sucessful launch in 1783.

Why hasn't anyone commented on how incredibly brilliant I am? Anyway, I say crap for no reason at all.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on November 19, 2005, 05:42:55 pm
The three passengers aboard that eight minute maiden flight were a sheep, a duck and a rooster.  :-\ Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier, the French brothers who invented the hot air ballon, made this first sucessful launch in 1783.

Why hasn't anyone commented on how incredibly brilliant I am? Anyway, I say crap for no reason at all.

Man! That guy is so brilliant! I bet he has won Jeopardy. He's so smart I'm going to vote the same way as him.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 20, 2005, 01:51:17 am
I'm sorry your answer must be in the form of a question!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 20, 2005, 02:02:19 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The world's biggest canyons are submerged beneath our oceans. In the water of Alaska's Bering Sea alone, there are seven giant canyons, some measuring more than 200 miles long and 9000 feet deep.

#31
A cat's urine glows under a black light
.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 20, 2005, 02:58:25 pm
I know that mouse urine does, I'll say fact
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Post by: Vivec on November 20, 2005, 06:38:37 pm
I know that mouse urine does, I'll say fact

I hope you didn't learn that the hard way...

Crap for the hell of it.
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Post by: Pando on November 21, 2005, 03:03:56 pm
I heard that somewhere else.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 21, 2005, 04:59:26 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Amazingly, so does dog urine and human urine. These substances glow because they're on the same ultraviolet wavelength as the black light.

#32
Bill Gates is a college dropout.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on November 21, 2005, 06:05:21 pm
fact.  i saw the tv movie.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 21, 2005, 07:05:07 pm
i looked it up, and went to a site where the owners a nutjob, it said that bill gates dropped out.... and also bigfoot used to smoke weed with him
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Post by: Krakow Sam on November 22, 2005, 12:16:53 am
I dont think he dropped out totally, he got a degree but didnt take it further because his company was making lots of money. I think it was called Traff-o-data :D
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Post by: Pando on November 22, 2005, 07:07:12 am
I belive it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 22, 2005, 11:59:48 am
Everybody important dropped out! Einstein, the Wright brothers...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 22, 2005, 01:12:00 pm
thats two examples, what about all the people who stayed in college, became professors and made amazing discoveries, Watson and Crick, Niels Bohr, they werent dropouts. i'm also disgusted that you can refer to Bill Gates as the equal of Einstine >:( ;)
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Post by: Evil1 on November 22, 2005, 01:30:31 pm
ya, bill gates is probably historys biggist jackarse
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on November 22, 2005, 03:17:34 pm
i don't think you know just how many enormous jackasses there are.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 22, 2005, 03:40:07 pm
What about Hitler and Pol Pot? They were jackasses to the MAX! Also, use the spell checker.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 22, 2005, 04:51:25 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In 1973 Bill Gates attended Harvard University but left in his Junior year. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer, the MITS Altair. Gates then went on to establish Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen.

#33
Magnets got their name from Magnesia, a province in Greece.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on November 22, 2005, 04:58:25 pm
Crap, because Magnets came from ummm.... uh..... someplace other than Greece.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on November 22, 2005, 05:05:53 pm
I don't believe Vivec, so Fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 22, 2005, 05:35:47 pm
I don't know much, but Magnesia doesn't sound like a Greek province. It sounds like a laxative.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 23, 2005, 12:26:49 am
Its true, the greeks were great scientists and that province is abundant in Magnetite, a magnetic rock.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 23, 2005, 05:52:08 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The first magnets found were made from rock called lodestone, which contains magnetite, an iron ore named after Magnesia, the region in Greece where it was discovered.

#34
Leave it Beaver was the first TV program to mention a toilet.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on November 23, 2005, 06:06:29 pm
I guess fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 23, 2005, 06:30:14 pm
Fact, I read it somewhere.
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Post by: Oviraptor on November 23, 2005, 06:39:34 pm
I'm gonna say crap, because I think it was the first to show a toilet, not mention it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 24, 2005, 12:24:24 am
i know that Psycho was the first movie to show a toilet, I dont know about tv though.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: sgore on November 24, 2005, 05:59:37 am
I think its a fact...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 24, 2005, 04:52:56 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In 1957 pilot episode "Captain Jack" told the story of Wally and Beaver ordering a pet alligator and hiding it in the tank of a toilet. It was considered bad taste to show a bathroom, much less a toilet, on network TV at the time, so the censors delayed the airing of the episode a few weeks. It wasn't aired until the network and the production company made a compromise and agreed to show a toilet tank but not the toilet itself.

#35
The average US citizen generates 2.7 pounds of solid waste per day.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 24, 2005, 06:19:15 pm
I'd believe it's something like that.

Edit: Just think about the density of solid excrement. It should be something like that.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on November 24, 2005, 06:42:08 pm
I know I don't, but we are the fattest nation, so I'm gonna vote yes.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on November 24, 2005, 07:43:45 pm
I agree with Vivec.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 27, 2005, 03:36:22 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The amount generated by an American was 2.7 pounds per day was in 1960. According to the most recent EPA study in 2001, we now generate 4.4 pounds of waste every day.

#36
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on November 27, 2005, 04:15:42 pm
Lennon... On a similar note, my business teacher looks like Stalin.  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on November 27, 2005, 05:47:33 pm
I don't know, so I say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Evil1 on November 28, 2005, 10:25:24 am
the beatles.... i say fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 28, 2005, 06:47:17 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The unusually named Pickles met Lennon in 1957, when she enrolled at the Liverpool College of Art. The relationship was short lived, the broke up in 1958 before Lennon became a Beatle.

#37
Water is one of the ingredients needed to make dynamite.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 29, 2005, 06:11:47 am
trinitrotoluene- formed by nitrating toluene, a compound of benzene. theres no water- Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on November 29, 2005, 06:58:05 am
dynamite is not TNT.

dynamite is nitroglycerin absorbed within diatomacious earth, and bonded to it with sodium carbonate.  neither nitroglycerin nor sodium carbonate require water to manufacture.  diatomacious earth, however, is a product of aquatic plankton dieing and depositing their skeletons on the seabed.  if that's what you meant, then fact, otherwise crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 29, 2005, 07:48:31 am
well... TNT is better than dynamite anyway so shutup!  ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 29, 2005, 05:21:35 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Discovered by Alfred B. Nobel in 1866, dynamite is made from nitroglycerin and an inert, porous filler such as wood, pulp, sawdust, or another absorbent material. The mass is then pressed in cylindrical forms and wrapped in paper or plastic. The charge is set off with a detonator.

#38
Bubble Wrap was the result of a failed attempt at making plastic wallpaper.


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Post by: Pando on November 29, 2005, 06:53:41 pm
Sounds like a good idea, insolated walls and something to pop when your sitting in bed trying to get to sleep.

http://www.snapbubbles.com/ (http://www.snapbubbles.com/)
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Post by: Piloteer on November 29, 2005, 07:45:36 pm
I heard that dynamite contains peanut butter in it.  ???
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Post by: 762 on November 30, 2005, 12:19:13 pm
Who would want bubble wrap wallpaper?
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Post by: Leng on November 30, 2005, 12:53:07 pm
mental patients?
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Post by: Pando on November 30, 2005, 03:31:26 pm
 ;D
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Post by: LadyM on December 01, 2005, 04:51:21 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In 1957 in a garage in Hawthorne, NJ, two engineers tried to create a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. The product was a flop but when they realized their invention made excellent cushioning material, they invested $9000 to launch the Sealed Air Corp. in 1960.

#39
Worldwide, 900 million pencils are made every year.
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Post by: Leng on December 01, 2005, 05:32:35 am
has to be more than that.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 01, 2005, 08:02:59 am
I agree with leng- 5 billion people in the world thats a lot of pencils, and people with OCD make up for the people who are too poor to afford pencils.
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Post by: 762 on December 01, 2005, 12:41:30 pm
And the people who lose them constantly *cough*me.

I'd say that it's waaaaaay more than that. About 35 billion or so. That's only about 12 pencils per year for each person (3 billion people). I know there are more people than that, but I took a very conservative estimate on how many would buy pencils.
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Post by: LadyM on December 02, 2005, 04:09:57 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Try 14 Billion pencils, enough to circle the world 62 times. Given that a good size tree produces 300,000 pencils, more than 46,000 trees are needed annually.

#40
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
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Post by: Oviraptor on December 02, 2005, 04:45:08 pm
Fact. I know for a fact that dolphins sleep half a brain at a time.
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Post by: Pando on December 02, 2005, 04:46:17 pm
Fact, dolphins have to be on the watch for sharks
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Post by: LadyM on December 03, 2005, 05:07:04 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

These mammals also eat 66 pounds of fish a day and can hold thier breath for several minutes and are capable of diving as deep as 1000 ft.

#41
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are the only two actors who appeared in both the first and last episodes of the original Star Trek series.
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Post by: 762 on December 03, 2005, 06:11:29 pm
They're the only ones I've heard of, so I'll vote fact.
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Post by: Pando on December 03, 2005, 07:17:50 pm
Fact, why not?
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Post by: Leng on December 03, 2005, 08:55:33 pm
umm, change me from crap to fact.

the first one was the pilot where the captain was supposed to be christopher pike and they had a totally different crew.  then it was re-edited to have that part be a flashback, with kirk and spock interviewing an old and decrepit pike.  it's fact.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 04, 2005, 02:41:44 am
I think its crap, the interview with the beepy guy may well have been a re-edit but I've seen that episode without Shatner in it meaning that the pilot was released as is first and then changed and released again later. Spock was in the pilot though.
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Post by: Danzik on December 04, 2005, 03:19:57 am
Wild guess says fact...

("Wild guess" would be a good internet alias)
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Post by: LadyM on December 04, 2005, 04:59:46 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Leonard Nimoy is one of the two. The other is Majel Barrett who played Number One in the pilot episode and also the voice of the computer throughout the series. Jeffery Hunter played the Captain of the USS Enterprise in the pilot but turned down the option to continue the role in the series. The part was offered to William Shatner and Majel Barrett went on to marry the series creator, Gene Roddenberry.

#42
If you are struck by lightning, your socks and shoes may help prevent injury.
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Post by: 762 on December 04, 2005, 06:05:33 pm
Not really. The lightning can jump thousands of feet in the air. Half an inch of rubber isn't going to help.

I did hear stories about blind people who regain sight after being struck by lightning, though.
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Post by: Oviraptor on December 04, 2005, 06:10:34 pm
Not really. The lightning can jump thousands of feet in the air. Half an inch of rubber isn't going to help.

Plus, (interesting bit of trivia) in order to completely prevent electric shock from touching a standard power cable on your standard telephone pole, the rubber would need to be a foot think. Lighting has way, WAY more punch than a powerline.
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Post by: Pando on December 04, 2005, 06:54:24 pm
Crap, because everyone else has a good reason.
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Post by: Leng on December 05, 2005, 01:29:48 am
no, it might have a very slight effect.  however, it could very well hurt you by resisting electricity.  if your body had absolutely no electrical resistance, it could be struck by lightning without being hurt.

i'll go on a limb and say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danzik on December 05, 2005, 06:38:07 am
I'd say no but, yes because of the word may. 
But then again, I'd think you would need to be earth grounded to attract the lightening at all.
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Post by: LadyM on December 05, 2005, 06:11:09 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

If you're struck by lightening, your shoes and socks will likely be knocked off. Rapid heating,evaporation and expansion of sweat on your skin literally blows your clothes off. If this happens, the current does not enter the body and should not cause injury.

#43
Dinosaurs cracked their tails like a whip.
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Post by: 762 on December 05, 2005, 06:12:22 pm
Alright, I'm fairly sure that this is true. That isn't to say all dinosaurs did, but at least one. I saw that there was one dinosaur. As such, I vote fact.
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Post by: Oviraptor on December 05, 2005, 06:14:05 pm
Dinosaurs cracked their tails like a whip.

What an incredibly vague statement. The only ones that might are sauropods.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on December 05, 2005, 08:18:23 pm
I agree with 762 and Oviraptor
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Post by: Vivec on December 05, 2005, 10:29:56 pm
Fact. I flipped a coin.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 06, 2005, 01:49:52 pm
no-one can know for sure, any wild speculation from a bit of foissilised dung or whatever is only slightly better than an out and out lie.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 06, 2005, 04:58:09 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

At least, its entirely possible. Based on the computer modeling of Nathan Myhrvoid, the chief technology officer of Microsoft, the Apatosaurus, which weighed 3200 pounds, may have been able to crack its 41 foot long tail. The crack would have been about 200 decibels with 2000 times the energy of a modern bullwhip.

#44
In ancient Egypt, a smooth and hairless body was the standard of beauty for men as well as women.
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Post by: 762 on December 06, 2005, 05:35:28 pm
No, they shaved off their eyebrows in mourning of dead cats. If they had the means to shave them, why were the eyebrows there in the first place?
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Post by: Pando on December 06, 2005, 08:38:02 pm
They had ponytails.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 07, 2005, 07:37:36 am
Quote
chief technology officer of Microsoft

Not a paleoarchaeologist then? I think that source is very poor.

as for egyptians i would say yes, they had beards but shaving underarms etc seems like somethin that egyptians would do.
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Post by: LadyM on December 10, 2005, 06:13:12 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Total hair removal was the norm for both men and women living in Egypt 3000 years ago. In fact upper and middle class men and women would shave their heads and wear wigs.

#45
In 1860 the average length of time it took the Pony Express to deliver a letter from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, Calif. was 21 days.
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Post by: Pando on December 10, 2005, 06:14:11 pm
Has to be true.
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Post by: Vivec on December 10, 2005, 07:07:40 pm
I think that's too fast a time. El Crappo.
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Post by: 762 on December 10, 2005, 09:05:57 pm
I'd guess more, it's cutting across about 6 states. Go to google maps if you want to see.
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Post by: Leng on December 11, 2005, 08:38:16 am
no, they were supposed to be faster than that.  i heard the record was five days.
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Post by: LadyM on December 12, 2005, 02:14:08 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The average run of 1966 miles took ten days at nearly 200 miles per day. The fastest run was pulled off in 7 days, 17 hours by riders carrying Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address.

#46
You can see stars during the day from the bottom of a well.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on December 12, 2005, 04:48:52 pm
Sounds farfetched, so it has to be true.
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Post by: Leng on December 12, 2005, 05:39:39 pm
absolutely not.
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Post by: 762 on December 12, 2005, 06:03:52 pm
I don't think your position has much to do with it, and being in the bottom of a well wouldn't affect how bright the sky is. But then again, I'm not an optician. I say crap.
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Post by: Vivec on December 12, 2005, 06:05:36 pm
I don't think that would help at all. Being farther away from the stars (even if it isn't very much) doesn't seem like it would help. Crap.
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Post by: Leng on December 12, 2005, 06:26:56 pm
are you talking about physical stars?

your retinas are constantly creating ghost images that normally are filtered from consciousness.  if it's especially dark you might be able to see moving points of light or a prismatic haze.  once you learn to pay attention it's everywhere.
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Post by: LadyM on December 13, 2005, 06:01:30 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Even from the bottom of a dark well, the daytime sky is too bright for a person to see even the brightest stars in the galaxy.

#47
Air is essentially weightless


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Post by: Leng on December 13, 2005, 06:28:32 pm
crap.  air pressure is 30 pounds per square inch, and this is caused by the weight of the air.  this should (roughly) work out to a 1 square inch column of air from the ground to the vacuum weighing 30 pounds.
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Post by: Vivec on December 13, 2005, 06:31:36 pm
Essentially? Essentially can mean anything.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 14, 2005, 03:00:58 pm
It is by no means weightless
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Post by: Oviraptor on December 14, 2005, 08:23:45 pm
Essentially? Essentially can mean anything.

Gah!! The vague-ity! Can...not...discern...meaning!

I vote CRAP. If air was weightless, we'd all puff up and explode! (due to lack of pressure)
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Post by: Pando on December 14, 2005, 08:34:34 pm
I accidenty pressed fact, so can you change my vote.   :-[
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Post by: LadyM on December 15, 2005, 06:17:03 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Air can be weighted almost as accurately as iron or lead. A column of air 1 inch square and 600 miles high for instance weighs approx. 15 lbs. This weight is what creates the phenomenon known as "atmospheric pressure."

#48
The Cadillac car is named for the founder of the city of Detroit
.
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Post by: 762 on December 15, 2005, 12:01:21 pm
Cadillac was probably named for the founders of Cadillac.
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Post by: Vivec on December 15, 2005, 09:35:27 pm
"I'm a gonna make a city named Detroit!" thinks Jeffrey von Cadillac.


The crap is what I am voting for.
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Post by: Leng on December 15, 2005, 10:13:03 pm
"detroit" was based on the name of an indian tribe, so it could have been founded by someone named cadillac.

no vote though.
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Post by: 762 on December 16, 2005, 11:50:25 am
Upon closer inspection, the founder of Detroit was Antoine de la Moth Cadillac or something. I don't think that Cadillac cars were named for Antonio, so I still say crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 16, 2005, 04:34:19 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 6 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French nobleman and a Franciscan, came to America in 1683 to seek his fortune. Seeing the strategic and geographical advantages of the point where Lake Erie connects to Lake St. Clair, Cadillac established a fur trading post there in 1701 that became Detroit.

#49
Computer animators used the movements and body of rock star Iggy Pop as a basis for the Gollum character in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.
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Post by: 762 on December 16, 2005, 04:35:35 pm
I know they used someone, I saw that somewhere. Might as well be this "Iggy Pop" character.

Oops, I accidentally voted crap. Change to fact.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 17, 2005, 06:13:04 am
Crap... silly people. Gollum didnt have animators to move him, it was motion capture!
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Post by: LadyM on December 17, 2005, 01:43:43 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

According to the Two Towers DVD, animators and designers studied Iggy Pop concert footage when they were creating the character of Gollum. Iggy who was once referred to as Mr Pop, by the New York Times was originally named James Newel Osterbert and is considered to be the father of punk. His stage shows are notorious for his bare-chested, feral antics.

I"m not posting another fact or crap at this time. I'm going out of town for a week so I'll continue after Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone  :)

you can vote on whether to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!
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Post by: crippits on December 20, 2005, 12:05:24 pm
Merry Christmas, or as some Brits say, Happy Christmas!
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 20, 2005, 03:56:53 pm
we certainly never say "happy holidays".
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Post by: Vivec on December 20, 2005, 06:35:24 pm
There are no votes for Happy Holidays! Yay for Christmas!
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Post by: crippits on December 20, 2005, 08:14:49 pm
we certainly never say "happy holidays".
that would be because no nation makes as much fuss ( and a fool of itself) as the USA
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Post by: TheShark on December 26, 2005, 10:15:10 am
Awww...I'm the only loser to say Happy Holidays.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on December 26, 2005, 02:07:27 pm
Youre the only person who cant say: "I am not a number! I am a man!" :D

ha ha. Just kidding two.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 27, 2005, 01:27:00 pm
Merry Christmas 10 votes
Happy Holidays 2 votes

I'm back so lets start again...

#50
After first creating a framework, spiders build webs from the outside in.
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Post by: 762 on December 27, 2005, 02:50:33 pm
I seen time lapses, false.

And welcome back, LadyM. I missed this game.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on December 27, 2005, 03:01:12 pm
some spiders do..
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 27, 2005, 03:47:26 pm
I seen time lapses, false.

And welcome back, LadyM. I missed this game.

Me too, definitely inside out.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 28, 2005, 07:10:10 pm
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Spiders build webs from the edge toward the center, laying down a spiral of sticky threads produced by six glands beneath their abdomens. Spider silk is made of protein that hardens after it squirts out of the glands.

#51
The only real surfer in the Beach Boys was Dennis Wilson.
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Post by: Pando on December 29, 2005, 08:33:33 am
All the others just wanted to look cool.  8)
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Post by: crippits on December 29, 2005, 08:53:24 am
great, i dont remember what i voted for this one...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 30, 2005, 06:34:18 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Dennis, the second of the three Wilson brothers - Brian was the eldest, Carl the youngest - was the only one who actually surfed. The three brothers formed the Beach Boys in 1961 along with cousin Mike Love and pal Al Jardine.

#52
If all the salt in the world's seas could be removed, it is estimated that continents would be covered in salt to a depth of 500 feet - the equivalent of a 40 story building.
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Post by: Pando on December 30, 2005, 08:23:39 pm
There is a lot of salt water on earth, therefore there is a lot more salt tham a 40-story building. CRAP
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Post by: LadyM on January 01, 2006, 04:42:15 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The total dissolved solids in all the earth's oceans is estimated to be 50 quadrillion tons. Seawater covers 70.8% of the earth's surface and is made up of 96.5% water and 3.5% salt and other substances.

#53
The director of the observatory at Amherst College once convinced the US Armed Services to listen for Martian radio communications.
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Post by: Piloteer on January 02, 2006, 02:20:16 am
Fact-Wasnt this the same guy who claimed to have discovered canals on Mars?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 04, 2006, 02:46:35 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

In 1924, David Todd, the director of the observatory at Amherst College, convinced the army and navy to use their receivig stations to listen for Martian radio waves. The reason? In August of that year, Mars and Earth would come within 55.7 million kilometers of each other, their closest approach since 1804. The receptions were inconclusive.

#54
Abraham Lincoln is the only US President facing right on an American coin because he is the only one who was assassinated.
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Post by: Oviraptor on January 04, 2006, 02:56:39 pm
That can't be the reason, JFK was assassinated, and he faces left.
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Post by: Pando on January 04, 2006, 07:46:45 pm
Honest Abe isn't the only president to be assasinated.
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Post by: Vivec on January 04, 2006, 07:49:19 pm
You guys mean Babe-raham Lincoln right? Don't you ever read World Weekly News?
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Post by: 762 on January 05, 2006, 12:27:42 pm
Honest Abe isn't the only president to be assasinated.

She means the only president featured on a coin who was assassinated.
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Post by: Vivec on January 05, 2006, 12:28:14 pm
Yeah, well, we've already voted.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 06, 2006, 09:24:58 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 6 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The direction Lincoln faced was nothing more than a choice made by the artist. Lincoln's likeness on the penny was adapted from a plaque sculpted by artist Victor David Brenner. President Theodore Roosevelt was so impressed with the plaque that he recommended to the secretary of the treasury that its design be placed on a coin to be issued in the Lincoln Centennial Year, 1909.

#55
"Chocolate liquor" is the primary ingredient found in all chocolate except white chocolat
e.


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Post by: Krakow Sam on January 06, 2006, 10:55:10 am
fact indeed. White chocolate is just cocoa butter and milk.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on January 06, 2006, 12:18:56 pm
IIRC, chocolate liqour is just a fancy word for a beginning phase of chocolate making. It's not actually alcoholic.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 08, 2006, 12:12:36 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Chocolate liquor is the name given to the thick, viscous liquid made from ground "nibs" - the name for roasted, shelled and cracked cocoa beans that have been carefully dried and fermented. Because of the deep brown color of chocolate liquor, it is never used to make white chocolate. White chocolate is essentially cocoa butter, sugar and milk, with no cocoa bean solids.

#56
The oldest existing Valentine message in English was written in A.D. 496 by Aethelwulf, second King of Britain, to his wife, Osburga.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on January 08, 2006, 01:41:13 pm
I doubt it, I think St Valentine lived after that period. And I dont think a Saxon King would really observe something like that.
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Post by: LadyM on January 11, 2006, 06:37:35 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Though it was AD 496 when Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14th as St Valentine's Day, it wasn't until the 1400's that Valentine messages were commonly sent in England.

#57
The musical West Side Story is a modern-day version of Shakespeare's beloved play As You Like It.
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Post by: Pando on January 11, 2006, 03:08:11 pm
I haven't seen or read either of them so I say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: MetallicDragon on January 11, 2006, 04:17:46 pm
Crap, although it is partly right :P.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 12, 2006, 06:47:59 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

West Side Story is actually based on Romeo and Juliet.

#58
Redd Foxx was the first man to utter "hell" and engage in an interracial kiss on primetime television.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on January 12, 2006, 07:55:50 am
No, the first interracial kiss was by Willaim Shatner on Star Trek. Crap it is.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 16, 2006, 01:29:41 pm
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

William Shatner was the first to do both on the sci-fi hit series Star Trek. His Character, Captain Kirk kissed Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Nota Uhura) on the Plato's Children episode and said, "Lets get the hell out of here" in the episode entitled "City on the Edge of Forever".

#59
New York City was once the capital of the United States.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on January 16, 2006, 01:31:01 pm
I have know idea, but crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 16, 2006, 02:14:34 pm
No, I think it was one of those stupid cities the name of which no-one remembers because of their excrutiating dullness. I dont think New Amsterdam (as it would have been at that time) would have ever been capital... though I could be wrong... nonetheless. CRAP
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Post by: huggkruka on January 16, 2006, 02:17:40 pm
C R A P!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 16, 2006, 02:41:49 pm
Cr*p, I dont think I remember NYC being the capital from studying US history.......
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on January 16, 2006, 02:47:36 pm
No, I think it was one of those stupid cities the name of which no-one remembers because of their excrutiating dullness. I dont think New Amsterdam (as it would have been at that time) would have ever been capital... though I could be wrong... nonetheless. CRAP

It was only called New Amsterdam when it was occupied by the Dutch.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 16, 2006, 02:51:08 pm
No, I think it was one of those stupid cities the name of which no-one remembers because of their excrutiating dullness. I dont think New Amsterdam (as it would have been at that time) would have ever been capital... though I could be wrong... nonetheless. CRAP

It was only called New Amsterdam when it was occupied by the Dutch.
It was founded by the dutch
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on January 16, 2006, 02:56:57 pm
No, I think it was one of those stupid cities the name of which no-one remembers because of their excrutiating dullness. I dont think New Amsterdam (as it would have been at that time) would have ever been capital... though I could be wrong... nonetheless. CRAP

It was only called New Amsterdam when it was occupied by the Dutch.
It was founded by the dutch

Yes, but when the English gained control over it, it became New York. And that was well before the U.S. was ever a country.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 16, 2006, 03:01:54 pm
I'd say Crap

I believe Boston was the capitol at first.

just wondering, are you getting the questions from a book you have or are you searching on the web for em LadyM?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 16, 2006, 04:33:30 pm
Actually these questions are coming from a page a day calender called "Fact or Crap".  I type the question and don't look at the answer on the back until I get to vote myself. When I post the answer, I look on the back and copy what it says, then pick a new fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on January 17, 2006, 12:24:15 pm
FACT- It was in NYC, but it was later moved to Washington DC because of a dispute that the North and South had. The southern states had already paid off a debt to somewhere, and the northern states hadn't. The federal government said, "You know what, the north? Don't worry about your debt, we'll take care of it." and the south was all "OMG WTF!?" So the federal government said "Whoah, calm down. We'll move the capital from NYC to the south." Everyone was happy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 17, 2006, 03:40:52 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 6 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The Big Apple was the federal capital from 1789 to 1790. In fact, George Washington and John Adams took their oaths of office in the temporary capital.

#60
The world's deadliest spider is the common tarantula.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 18, 2006, 01:47:08 pm
I bet this is one of those lame tricks where it turns out tarantuals are super-poisonous but they cant pierce your skin or something... nah. Its still crap. Not deadly in the least. Just big and hairy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kishmond on January 18, 2006, 03:21:24 pm
Naw that was with those tiny long-legged spiders.
(http://sln.fi.edu/ppss/inline/long_legs.gif)
Which is also, not true.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 18, 2006, 06:11:04 pm
Cr*p
Ive heard of other spider species that were much more deadlier than the tarantula, I just cant name them right now. :-[
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 18, 2006, 06:14:42 pm
definetly false, tarantrulas might have a painful bite but are not venomous. to humans anyway.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Wahh on January 18, 2006, 06:34:14 pm
Crap, I'm pretty sure that it's the black widow.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 18, 2006, 06:37:10 pm
I think the deadliest is the Australian Funnel Web spider, although the black widow would rank as one of the most dangerous.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 19, 2006, 06:02:39 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 9 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The venom of a tarantula is very low in toxicity. In reality, no spider's bite is lethal if properly treated. The only danger from tarantulas comes from the irritating chemicals found on their abdomenal hair, which sometimes causes rashes.

#61
The invention most American teenagers say they cannot live without is the cell phone.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danzik on January 19, 2006, 06:17:44 pm
Ill say fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on January 19, 2006, 07:14:40 pm
Fact, although it's the PC for me. That rhymed.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DevilMachine on January 19, 2006, 07:18:05 pm
Im going to say FACT, but only if that study or poll or whatever refers to the last couple years, before that it was probably televison
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 19, 2006, 07:19:55 pm
well that one is very opinion based unlike most of the others, so its going to vary by peoples opinions.

I'll say fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 19, 2006, 07:20:41 pm
Fact, I suppose. But on the other hand..... theres also the tv which Ive heard some say they cant live without
Lemme get back to yu on that.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 20, 2006, 04:49:49 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

According to the 2003 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, the invention most teenagers say the cannot live without is the toothbrush.  :P
Following closely in the #2 spot is the car, then the personal computer, the cell phone and finally the microwave oven.

#62
The first endangered species to be cloned was a darter snail.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 20, 2006, 04:56:21 pm
I know a snail has not been cloned yet, because if it had been, it would have been big news.

the only animals cloned so far have been mammals. no endangered ones as far as I know. so, crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 20, 2006, 06:08:57 pm
Cr*p I know only one animal that was ever cloned and its a sheep named Dolly
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on January 20, 2006, 06:47:12 pm
Cr*p I know only one animal that was ever cloned and its a sheep named Dolly

That's not true. Commercial cloning of dead pets is being done for about 15,000 dollars.

Although I do think that the "fact" is crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 20, 2006, 08:21:53 pm
Really? Wow.  What commercial was it?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danzik on January 20, 2006, 08:23:37 pm
Let's go with crap.  The snail doesn't seem logical.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on January 20, 2006, 08:59:56 pm
What would be the point of cloning a snail, let's spend $1 billion dollars to make another slimey pest eat our gardens.  :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 21, 2006, 06:44:51 am
Really? Wow.  What commercial was it?

Didnt you hear in the news? that disgraced asian scientist had faked all his research EXCEPT the cloning of a dog, and they cloned a cat last year as well. I think its a fact, snails are likely to be freakin' easy to clone compared to mammals...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 21, 2006, 06:38:11 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

It was a gaur named Noah. A gaur is a wild ox found in India and Southeast Asia.The birth of the cloned gaur embryo was announced on Jan. 8, 2001, by scientists at Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. Unfortunately, Noah, the baby gaur died from an infection unrelated to the cloning procedure.

#63
Certain US Coins are minted with ridges on their edges for a better grip.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on January 21, 2006, 06:40:50 pm
A gaur is a wild ox found in India and Southeast Asia.

No, guars are big things like a t-rex with no arms, and a very small body. They mainly inhabit the grasslands of Morrowind.  ;)

I say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on January 22, 2006, 08:20:10 am
I am pretty sure it is too prevent counterfeiting, not grip. CRAP
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on January 22, 2006, 12:43:40 pm
Cr*p, Pando brings up a good point. Btw it kinda feels like to me that Bullsh*t is kinda the word to use to say its false, but if yu rather go with Cr*p, im ok with it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 22, 2006, 02:11:06 pm
I am pretty sure it is too prevent counterfeiting, not grip. CRAP

Decus et Tutamens

look it up in your Latin dictionary, its written round the outside of £1 coins.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on January 23, 2006, 07:35:21 am
Certain US Coins are minted with ridges on their edges for a better grip.
its written round the outside of £1 coins.
The question statement says certain US coins not British.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 23, 2006, 02:21:25 pm
the ridges are there for the same reason... ::)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 23, 2006, 06:18:43 pm
can we have an update please LadyM?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 24, 2006, 02:00:30 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 7 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Called "reeding", the ridges on the US dollar, half dollar, quarter and dime were placed there because these coins were once made of precious metal. The reeded edges discouraged counterfeiting and fraudulent use, such as filing off the edges to recover the silver. Now, most coins are made of far less expensive nickel-clad copper. Nickels and pennies which have smooth edges, have never contained precious metal and therefore weren't needed.

#64
Hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the Northern hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern hemisphere.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 24, 2006, 03:00:41 pm
Nope, thats got to be a myth, and most hurricanses span the equator anyway. It would just make them confused. i think it depends more on the direction of the meeting of different temperature fronts.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 24, 2006, 08:57:55 pm
true, its called the coriolous (sp?) force, its the same thing behind water spiraling down a toilet.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on January 25, 2006, 07:53:05 am
true, its called the coriolous (sp?) force, its the same thing behind water spiraling down a toilet.

That's actually a myth, too. The shape of the bowl determines that. The coriolis effect only affects airplanes and winds.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2006, 08:04:48 am
and guess what Hurricanes have alot of, wind :) and I'm not making a joke.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on January 25, 2006, 08:37:25 am
Yeah, I know. I didn't really phrase that correctly.

Quote from: Wikipedia
A popular misconception is that the Coriolis effect determines the direction in which bathtubs or toilets drain, and whether water always drains in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the other direction in the Southern Hemisphere. This was even mentioned in a Simpsons episode.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect#Draining_bathtubs.2Ftoilets

Wait, you were right about the hurricanes, but wrong about the toilets. Look at this:
Quote from: Wikipedia
The winds around areas of low pressure circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, while in the Southern Hemisphere this circulation is clockwise. The rotation produces the characteristic swirls that can be seen on satellite photographs of weather systems, and of hurricanes in particular.

Whoops. :-[
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2006, 12:14:18 pm
Yeah, I know. I didn't really phrase that correctly.

Quote from: Wikipedia
A popular misconception is that the Coriolis effect determines the direction in which bathtubs or toilets drain, and whether water always drains in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the other direction in the Southern Hemisphere. This was even mentioned in a Simpsons episode.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect#Draining_bathtubs.2Ftoilets

Wait, you were right about the hurricanes, but wrong about the toilets. Look at this:
Quote from: Wikipedia
The winds around areas of low pressure circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, while in the Southern Hemisphere this circulation is clockwise. The rotation produces the characteristic swirls that can be seen on satellite photographs of weather systems, and of hurricanes in particular.

Whoops. :-[

I thought I had heard about that in somewhere about drains and coriolis effect, but I guess whatever I saw fell to the same misconception. so, yea I had it correct despite the misconception about drains.

and btw Krakow, the tropical storms that eventually form into hurricanes could start near or at the equator, but by the time it develops into a hurricane, its well north or south of the equator. I know this from the atlantic hurricane system, although I don't know how the tropical storm/hurricane system works in the pacific as its so much larger and more complex currents (complex in that theres alot more free-range in the pacific where in the atlantic it is a north/south deal more often.) here is a pic to clarify what I'm talking about as far as ocean currents: http://www.oceansonline.com/images/currents.gif
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 26, 2006, 06:37:15 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: TRUE

These motions are called the Coriolis effect and are caused by the earth's rotation. Hurricanes form when converging winds collide and push warm air upward. The cyclonic winds spin around the hurricane's eye. If the wind speed is lower than 75 mph, the cyclone is classified as a tropical storm. Anything greater than 155 mph is a category 5 hurricane.

#65
A male voodoo priest is called a "hougan" and a female priestess is a "mambo"
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 26, 2006, 06:38:39 pm
I'm gonna say crap...

nice new avatar btw LadyM
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on January 26, 2006, 06:44:26 pm
That is fact, I read in my book about zombies that certain African priests, called "Hougans" are said to be able to raise the dead. I dunno about "Mambo's"  but in Sims Urbz for DS theres a fortune teller named "Mambo Loa".
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on January 27, 2006, 03:12:02 pm
That is fact, I read in my book about zombies that certain African priests, called "Hougans" are said to be able to raise the dead. I dunno about "Mambo's"  but in Sims Urbz for DS theres a fortune teller named "Mambo Loa".
From Vivec's reasoning, I saw fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 28, 2006, 01:10:48 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The priests and priestesses perform voodoo rituals to make contact with a spirit or Vodun god to gain favor and good fortune through offereings of animal sacrifices and gifts. The religion is 6000 years old, brought to the US by West African Yorubas.

#66
A snail can crawl over the edge of a razor without cutting itself.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2006, 03:36:30 pm
If its a blunt razor... Nah, you can deter snails by putting sharp gravel round plants so i'm guessing a razor would do some damage.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 30, 2006, 07:47:51 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.

#67
Medieval swords on average weighed over 10 pounds.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 30, 2006, 09:56:33 am
true, I believe some swords were pretty heavy. they are made of solid steel of course.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on January 30, 2006, 11:41:24 am
i have a rapier, and it it quite heavy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on January 30, 2006, 11:47:42 am
Actually I collect swords and they feel heavy in your hand, but when you measure them they are usually less then 10. I have a 2-handed made of solid steel for training (not a typical show sword from a catalog) and it only ways 6 pounds.

So I say crap. Even though I wish they did, most people didn't use broadswords and big Cloud-esque buster swords.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 31, 2006, 07:42:38 pm
huh, the poll is tied....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genusaus on January 31, 2006, 07:47:07 pm
Steel was made quite some time after the middle ages, about 400 or 500 years, so I would say crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on January 31, 2006, 07:51:02 pm
steel wasn't in the question though, and I thought they had steel swords, oh well.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 01, 2006, 04:26:12 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

If this were so, most knights would have died on the field, exhausted and outmaneuvered by faster opponents. Authentic battle swords of the era usually weighed less than 4 pounds, were well balanced and could be handled quite deftly. Heavy swords we see displayed in museums are usually "parade" blades, meant for show only.

#68
The inventor of Jell-O sold the rights for $450 when the idea flopped.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on February 03, 2006, 03:31:26 am
i'm gonna say fact. i don't know why, and i'm sure no-one else does either.

hey LadyM, do you actually have just X chromosome?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 03, 2006, 05:31:03 am
If your asking if I am female, the answer is yes. I thought it was obvious.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on February 03, 2006, 05:49:37 am
hey, just becuase my avatar is marjorie dawes, doesn't mean i'm the leader of a diet group.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 03, 2006, 07:38:17 am
I'm saying crap. You cant INVENT jello. Its just gellatin and fruit juice, the french have been putting it in tarts for years.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on February 03, 2006, 04:20:29 pm
If your asking if I am female, the answer is yes. I thought it was obvious.

Name: LadyM

Avatar: some chick

Profile Gender: Female
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 03, 2006, 05:40:06 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Though Peter Cooper - the builder of Tom Thumb, America's first steam locomotive - took out the first patent for gelatin, it was a carpenter named Pearle Wait who invented Jell-O by adding fruit flavor to the recipe. Wait's wife came up with the Jell-O name. But after failing to sell it door to door, Wait sold the rights to his next door neighbor Orator Woodward. In 1899, Woodward hired a stylish sales force and advertised heavily. Within four years, Woodward was a millionaire.

#69
The average human being who lives 70 years spends 23 of them sleeping.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 03, 2006, 07:31:15 pm
true, you spend about a quarter of your life asleep.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 04, 2006, 03:46:04 am
but 23 is about a third of 70. I think its crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on February 05, 2006, 12:03:27 pm
If you spend an average of 8 hours per 24 hour period sleeping (Which isn't too unbelievable, considering the amount of sleep during pre-adult years), then you spend 8/24, or 1/3 of your life sleeping.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DMB on February 05, 2006, 11:28:51 pm
i suppose thats true, excluding naps and such.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 06, 2006, 05:15:08 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

That works out to about eight hours of sleep a night. Additionally, Pace Productivity, experts on the use of time, reports that 19 years are spent working, 9 in leisure, 7 in travel, 6 in eating, 3 in illness, 2 in personal grooming and 1 in religious pursuits.

#70
If all the DNA in your body were put end to end, it would be one and a half football fields long.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 06, 2006, 08:17:51 am
is that talking about DNA from a single cell or DNA from all the something trillion cells in your body?

if you do mean from each and every cell, that stuff would be FAR FAR longer than a football field.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on February 06, 2006, 04:09:46 pm
Even in one cell, I think it is far longer.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 09, 2006, 07:26:06 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Since the strands of DNA in one human cell stretch almost 6 feet, if all the DNA in your body were put end to end, it would reach the Sun and back over 600 times.

#71
Tug of War was an Olympic sport until 1920.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on February 10, 2006, 01:46:57 am
It probably was.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on February 11, 2006, 01:33:19 pm
I think it was, what if they put Dwarf Throwing (http://www.minbu.connectfree.co.uk/dwarf.htm) in the Olympics.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 11, 2006, 02:24:33 pm
Poll: Fact 9 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Tug of War was an Olympic sport from 1900 to 1920, when Great Britain was the last team to win the gold medal in the event.

#72
Ounce for ounce, the orange is the most nutrient-dense fruit.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danzik on February 11, 2006, 02:29:33 pm
Lots of Vitamin C so....ok.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 11, 2006, 02:31:27 pm
I know oranges have lots of vitamin C, so do lots of other fruit. I don't know if that is the most nutrient dense fruit.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 14, 2006, 11:25:21 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 2 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

The kiwi fruit was found to be the most nutritious fruit.

#73
Chief Sitting Bull died in "Custer's Last Stand" at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 14, 2006, 11:39:35 am
#73
Chief Sitting Bull died in "Custer's Last Stand" at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


wrong, that was Armstrong Custer who died, why else would it be called "Custer's Last Stand" anybody who has done american history in high school should know that.

and Chief Sitting Bull lived for many years after that, besides he never actually fought in that battle.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danzik on February 16, 2006, 03:04:28 am
#73
Chief Sitting Bull died in "Custer's Last Stand" at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


wrong, that was Armstrong Custer who died, why else would it be called "Custer's Last Stand" anybody who has done american history in high school should know that.

and Chief Sitting Bull lived for many years after that, besides he never actually fought in that battle.
This guy (smjjames) seems like he know what he's talking about so I (sheep ;)) will agree. (hey, im from america.  it's my right...)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 17, 2006, 06:32:44 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Sitting Bull did not participate in the massacre - though he was blamed for it.

#74
There are more Aborigines now than in the late 18th century, when Europeans first colonized Australia.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 17, 2006, 12:28:17 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

Sitting Bull did not participate in the massacre - though he was blamed for it.

thats what I was saying! :P those who voted fact are either not from the US (because they probably don't know) or are from the US but don't know thier history very well :P

as for this one, I don't know, I'm inclined to say true because populations would grow with better food, etc, despite the initial problems with no resistance to european diseases (the same thing happened to Native Americans). but an Aussie might know just wnat the answer is exactly.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on February 17, 2006, 02:23:25 pm
Sitting Bull did not participate in the massacre - though he was blamed for it.

thats what I was saying! :P those who voted crap are either not from the US (because they probably don't know) or are from the US but don't know thier history very well :P

Um... The answer was crap. Did you mean fact?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 17, 2006, 02:27:12 pm
Sitting Bull did not participate in the massacre - though he was blamed for it.

thats what I was saying! :P those who voted crap are either not from the US (because they probably don't know) or are from the US but don't know thier history very well :P

Um... The answer was crap. Did you mean fact?

*bonks head* yea thats what I meant :P I was kinda ranting slightly there. I'll fix it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 19, 2006, 03:35:58 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 1 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

As of 2002, there were 460,000 Aborigines- 2% of Australia's entire population. In the late 18th century the estimated Australian Aboriginal population was 350,000.

#75
The American Board of Forensic Entomology, which studies insects and other arthropods to solve crimes, boasts over 1000 members.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 22, 2006, 07:54:04 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: CRAP

No comments this time huh? The ABFE has onl 8 members, and there are only 63 forensic entomologists worldwide. By examining insects found at crime scenes - maggots, blowflies, beetles and the like - a forensic entomologist determines such facts as time and location of death.

#76
The Kiwi bird can neither see nor fly.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on February 22, 2006, 07:56:20 pm
That bird would make the most awesome pet, fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on February 22, 2006, 08:10:08 pm
this is a tricky one guys! its true that the kiwi bird is flightless, but its certainly not blind although it is nocturnal. so its really half fact half crap. so......... which one to vote for? lol, I'm probably going to vote crap because its not blind, but its still flightless.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on February 23, 2006, 07:57:05 am
i don't think it's blind, well maybe some of them are blind, but not all of them. Some of them, as in there are some humans that are blind...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on February 24, 2006, 03:27:00 am
I know they can't fly, but i seriously doubt they can't see.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 24, 2006, 03:34:45 am
Fact, they rely mainly on smell.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on February 24, 2006, 05:07:32 am
Fact and a half.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 27, 2006, 04:21:10 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly and lives in a hole in the ground. The Kiwi is almost completely blind and lays only one egg each year. Despite these handicaps, the resilient bird can be seen all over the country and has managed to survive for nearly 70 million years.

#77
Red ants recruit slaves from other species of ants to do their physical labor.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on February 27, 2006, 07:18:30 am
Why wouldn't they? Red ants are insane...I'm just reminising to the days when I used to get a stick full of black ants and set it in the red ant pile, or the grasshoppers...Yeah, red ants are crazy. I'm sure they would have slaves.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on February 27, 2006, 08:16:59 am
i thin it's a fact that certain red ants do that. I think i remember hearing about that somewhere....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 01, 2006, 07:28:37 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

Red ants (the version of Amazon ants found in the western US) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the red ants, who cannot do anything but fight.

#78
Ancient Incas developed 240 varieties of potato.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on March 01, 2006, 07:32:09 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 3 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly and lives in a hole in the ground. The Kiwi is almost completely blind and lays only one egg each year. Despite these handicaps, the resilient bird can be seen all over the country and has managed to survive for nearly 70 million years.

I didn't know that about the Kiwi bird that its sight was that poor.


#78
Ancient Incas developed 240 varieties of potato.


true, in fact they are the ones who domesticated and cultivated the potato.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on March 02, 2006, 08:30:15 am
i don't want to split hairs on the kiwi bird thing, but you said "The Kiwi bird can neither see nor fly." But in your answer you said that the kiwi bird was almost completely blind... which in my opinion is not the same thing.

As for the Incas, sure, i can believe they may have domesticated the wild potato, they can be very wild sometimes, but 240 kinds? crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 02, 2006, 09:02:05 am
I understand what your saying about the Kiwi thing, I actually just copy these off a page a day calender so sometimes they don't make complete sense. I don't look at the answers until I post again so I can vote too.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 03, 2006, 03:27:25 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 0 votes
Correct Answer: FACT

The potato was domesticated by the Incas around 750 BC and became an integral part of their culture, as both a food source and agent of magic.

#79
When Babe Ruth played baseball, he sometimes wore a spinich leaf under his hat.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on March 03, 2006, 03:29:38 pm
I have no idea. I've heard of Babe Ruth and the whole legend, but bieng that big of a legend, I'm sure something like that could come out, but I haven't heard of it, so, crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on March 03, 2006, 03:37:03 pm
Tis crap, he never put a spinich leaf under his hat.

yea I doubted it. He is such a well known legend that something like that would be known about. While I know ppl can be supersitious, it sounded stupid to me.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 03, 2006, 03:41:32 pm
nope. It was a cabbage leaf. True fact that. cabbage
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on March 03, 2006, 03:43:18 pm
yea well even if that is true, the statement we are voting on is still false.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on March 04, 2006, 10:38:09 pm
here i thougth it was a sprig of parsley...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2006, 12:55:24 pm
with ledgends, rumors can arise that are hard to distingush from truth I guess.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 06, 2006, 03:39:12 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 7 votes
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The former home run king of baseball wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool on sweltering days. He changed it every two innings and rarely played without one during hot weather.

#80
Forty seven James Bond movies have been made since the 1960's
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: thegreatloofa on March 06, 2006, 04:33:48 am
Crap, there has been 20-something including the unofficial ones.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 06, 2006, 04:36:46 am
crap, I forgot to reset the poll.. go vote now, its fixed
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on March 06, 2006, 08:54:24 am
It's around 26 I think. Because the actor who played Q was in 19 of them...and there weren't many without him.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 762 on March 07, 2006, 04:04:31 pm
That number seems way too high. That would be 1 movie per year. Which is a whole buttload.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 09, 2006, 07:29:41 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 8 votes
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Depending on your interpretation of an official Bond movie, there have been 20 or 22, starting with Dr. No (1962) and ending, most recently, with Die Another Day (2002).

#81
Henry VIII had all of his wives beheaded.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 09, 2006, 07:36:18 am
Crap, it already is with his first wife, whom he 'divorced' only because she first was a wife of his brother.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on March 09, 2006, 08:04:12 am
I'll let the great Eddie Izzard explain:

"Now I'm going to marry my first wife, then I'm going to divorce her. Now, I know what you're going to say but wait, my story gets better! I'm going to marry my second wife, then I'm going to kill her! Cut her head off! Ahhh, you weren't expecting that, were you? Third wife, going to shoot her! Fourth wife, put her in a bag! Fifth wife, into outer space! Sixth wife on a Rotissomat! Seventh wife will be made out of jam..." - As King Henry VIII to the Pope

Oh, and I said "crap".
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: thegreatloofa on March 10, 2006, 03:47:01 am
Crap, only the second and the fifth were beheaded.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 10, 2006, 03:52:58 am
No English schoolchild would fall for that.
It goes: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 14, 2006, 12:15:04 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Though this king of England had a very bad habit of beheading his wives (2 of his 6 wives died that way), some of them managed to escape this fate. Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr were still very much alive when Henry passed away in 1547.

#82
Dick Tracy was the first comic strip published in color in a newspaper.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheShark on March 17, 2006, 08:48:11 am
I know it was close, but I don't believe it was the first.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on March 17, 2006, 11:37:07 am
going out blind here, um.. crap?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 20, 2006, 05:26:10 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Hogan's Alley by Richard Outcault was the first published in color by the New York World in 1895. It featured the Yellow Kid, whom experts consider to be America's first modern comic character. Chester Gould's Dick Tracey did not appear in the Chicago Tribune until 1931.

#83
Reggae star Bob Marley's father was white.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 26, 2006, 03:53:30 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 0 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Only one vote  ??? :(

#84
Slugs have two noses
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on April 03, 2006, 03:08:12 pm
I say true.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 03, 2006, 04:31:42 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

They actually have four noses and no backbone.

#85
the average iceberg weighs 20 tons

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Tonjevic on April 04, 2006, 01:01:25 am
Crap. Personally, I would think that the icebergs would either weigh much more than that, or weigh much less, being just a smallish fragment.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 06, 2006, 09:35:44 am
i say crap, ever have to carry bags of ice at all? It gets dang heavy. I would assume that icebergs are way heavy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gwahir on April 06, 2006, 02:15:07 pm
Something could be easily pulled here as to how much it weighs after you account for buoyancy in salt water.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 06, 2006, 06:11:14 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

If you could weigh an iceberg, it'd be more like 20,000,000 tons.  :P

#86
Emperor penguin mothers do not eat anything while waiting for their babies to hatch.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on April 06, 2006, 06:25:53 pm
Fact, I saw March of the Penguins. They eat nothing, sadly.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: patsplats on April 07, 2006, 06:37:44 am
yes they do remember the dads hold it on their feet while the moms go eat then she throws up on the little guy and he eats it which is gross. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on April 08, 2006, 10:02:17 am
It's the males that wait for the eggs to hatch and starve, the females are the ones that head back to the ocean first. (Also, from March of the Penguins)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 08, 2006, 10:40:33 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It's the father Emperor penguin that withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs during which time he doesn't eat a thing.

*I am going out of town for two weeks and won't be able to update this thread. So here is a silly little poll for you to vote on*

#87
I got bit by a Cayman while trying to feed it a potato chip.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on April 09, 2006, 11:34:42 am
I think that is the sort of thing LadyM would do.  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 13, 2006, 11:33:55 pm
I had a great idea while I am traveling, I'd like to post some fact or crap questions about Gaming Steve forum members. A special edition of sorts. If you'd like to participate, pm me a random piece of trivia about yourself or make one up and tell me if its true or not. If I get enough response I'll post them for future guessing.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Tonjevic on April 17, 2006, 08:32:52 am
What is the bet that someone will submit something related to Kaze's being a man?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on April 17, 2006, 04:04:07 pm
*looks around shiftily*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 17, 2006, 09:44:28 pm
No one has sent anything so I guess if I don't get any, I'll just start making up things or using things I've read in threads.  ;) I bet I could make up some pretty good ones too.  :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 18, 2006, 12:38:24 pm
lol i would like to see what you come up with.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 18, 2006, 03:39:13 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

I was trying to feed my nephews cayman a potato chip while he was holding it and it turned its head and snapped my fingers cutting two of them. Those little buggers move pretty fast.

#88
Vivec has melted a couple of crayons with a lightbulb
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 18, 2006, 08:37:12 pm
i can totally see that.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on April 18, 2006, 09:22:07 pm
i can totally see that.

<_<
>_>

Shh!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 21, 2006, 04:42:11 am
these are getting a bit weird
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on April 21, 2006, 04:58:56 am
I say crap, because I think it was way more than a couple. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 21, 2006, 11:20:16 am
somehow i can see that too!! lol
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: xnodas on April 23, 2006, 10:35:49 pm
wow its sad to see so many vote fact for this

I added to it of course
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 24, 2006, 03:30:03 am
he's also melted LadyM's heart aswell..haha
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 24, 2006, 05:47:47 am
Poll: Fact 9 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

I'll let Vivec tell the details. ;)

#89
Krakow Sam has scars on his back caused by sliding down a flume ride in a French water park



*pm me a fact true or not about you and I will use it as a question.. I need more*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Morslok on April 24, 2006, 06:37:04 am
Voted crap because those scars are from when he was trying to catch his tail with his front teeth.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 24, 2006, 07:10:41 am
i voted crap because i think its an English water park hehe
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 24, 2006, 09:56:17 am
probably just fell over on some gravel.  :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 25, 2006, 06:39:06 am
or fell on his head
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on April 25, 2006, 07:04:17 pm
he's also melted LadyM's heart aswell..haha

Whoa, wait, what??

Anyway, I was bored one day, so naturally I wanted to see what happened.

Now my room smells like burning. :(
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: ilikesanta on April 26, 2006, 12:08:26 am
fact: Lady M has dirt on everyone, her spies are everywhere.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 26, 2006, 05:32:51 am
is that a truth..
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 26, 2006, 07:56:17 am
fact: Lady M has dirt on everyone, her spies are everywhere.

Be afraid, be very afraid!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 26, 2006, 04:35:07 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Answer: Crap. The water slide was in Portugal.

#90
Crippits went to clown school and spent a year traveling with the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.


*pm me a fact true or not about you and I will use it as a question.. I still need more*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Morslok on April 26, 2006, 07:02:21 pm
I voted fact, cause he was obviously a llama rangler in the circus (hence his unnatural obsession with said critter)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Flendon on April 27, 2006, 02:46:28 am
Crap: He couldn't get hired by Ringling and spent the year traveling with a no name circus before giving up the dream of life as a Ringling clown.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 27, 2006, 04:36:16 am
i vote crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on April 28, 2006, 08:27:17 am
ooh ooh i know this one!!!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 28, 2006, 05:38:04 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

I made that up. In fact crippits does not even like clowns.   

#91
SBD has dislocated his knees seven times


*pm me a fact true or not about you and I will use it as a question.. I still need more*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on April 28, 2006, 06:11:14 pm
I'll say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on April 28, 2006, 06:27:04 pm
I  say fact, it gets easier every to do it again every time it happens.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on April 29, 2006, 03:09:25 am
fap! no, cract!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 29, 2006, 03:13:07 am
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 01, 2006, 08:44:20 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Quote from: SBD
FACT- in total, my knees have dislocated seven times. (5 on the left and 2 on the right. i think. ???)

#92
Morslok's real name is Corey


*I need more questions!!!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 04, 2006, 07:02:32 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Quote from: Morslok
that fact is crap, but my brother's name is corey, and I have been refered to, by people who didn't even know I have a brother, by that name (real name is Josh).

#93
762 told his tennis coach that he was going to bring golden bananas to appease the gods.



*I need more questions. I will start making things up or pull facts from the forum*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on May 04, 2006, 08:54:36 am
i can see that. i say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 04, 2006, 08:58:27 am
Corey is my real name!!!
Im not his brother though.

Fact, i can see that happening.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 07, 2006, 05:52:57 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  TRUE

Quote from: 762
Today I told my tennis coach that I was going to bring golden bananas tomorrow to appease the gods. That's a fact.

#94
Will Wright asked Hydromancerx to Necrobump topics in order to send secert messages in them about what is coming up at E3.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 07, 2006, 06:48:22 am
Oh, yeah. thats got to be true  ::)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on May 07, 2006, 07:33:38 am
its false
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 07, 2006, 07:53:01 am
Is anyone voting?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Bonobo on May 08, 2006, 06:27:18 am
Crap. He did it because he's a  :-X.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on May 08, 2006, 04:37:01 pm
well i voted true, but i think they are the same person really:P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 11, 2006, 04:40:44 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 10 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

of course we all knew that  ;)

#95
Lambsquirter has a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science, hence his name.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on May 11, 2006, 11:14:45 am
well it could be true, whether or not his name is a result of it...
the name still gets to me though...:P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on May 12, 2006, 11:04:10 pm
hmmmm...keep trying
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 14, 2006, 07:14:49 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Quote from: Lambsquirter
i have a bachelor of science degree (biological)

#96
Noogle has a eight year old cockatiel that likes to try to eat boogers
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Secret|Service on May 14, 2006, 07:18:25 pm
Must be TURE!    :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: noogle on May 15, 2006, 09:14:28 am
come on people, vote! :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on May 15, 2006, 09:56:38 am
maybe, it's possible.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on May 17, 2006, 07:57:59 am
true...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: xnodas on May 18, 2006, 06:33:20 am
i acnt believe i am the only one that has voted crap for this
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 21, 2006, 11:11:27 am
Poll: Fact 12 votes, Crap 1 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Quote from: noogle
"Noogle has a eight year old cockatiel that likes to try to eat boogers"

it's a fact to let you know :P

#97
Gaming Steve was born on the stroke of midnight. They didn't know which day he was born on and had to look it up.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: WiiForever on May 21, 2006, 02:29:36 pm
Soething says to me about this longshot: TRUE.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:37:53 pm
Well, Steve is a mystery wrapped up in an enigma.  :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: kostiak on May 24, 2006, 05:00:57 am
He said it on a podcast so...  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 27, 2006, 02:20:32 am
must mean he's the anti-christ.

...


what?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 30, 2006, 04:16:59 pm
Poll: Fact 10 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Where are you born? We know you live in New York but not where you are born.

Biloxi, Mississippi. On an Air Force base. On the stroke of midnight. And they didn't know which day I was born and had to look it up.

100% true!

#98
When Oviraptor was tested for his IQ in high school, the testee didn't schedule enough time for the session, so he ended up with partial IQ of 137.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on May 30, 2006, 04:21:15 pm
I'm voting fact. Not sure what it means to have a partial IQ though, did they only grade the parts that he did and ignore the parts he didn't? If so, then fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on May 31, 2006, 08:35:14 am
i guess it's possible, i'll say fact. Though we all know the truth about Oviraptor :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: HolsteinCow on May 31, 2006, 02:26:37 pm
ovaryrapor has an iq ~85 so i vote no
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on May 31, 2006, 03:30:01 pm
I don't know for sure, but from when I've ghosted these forums I noticed he was by far the smartest person here, at least academically. So Fact unless it's higher than that.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kratok on May 31, 2006, 03:49:05 pm
Tough choice
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 31, 2006, 04:23:29 pm
I'd have to say fact... unless its a trick and it turns out his partial IQ was even higher.  :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on May 31, 2006, 04:25:27 pm
Like I said...

(Why did you skip #98?)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Lambsquirter on May 31, 2006, 07:59:30 pm
i think its true
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 31, 2006, 08:04:55 pm
Like I said...

(Why did you skip #98?)

Oops i can't count I guess.. *fixed*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 02, 2006, 07:23:06 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Yes, that is a true fact. Oviraptor is very smart and we all know that he loves math.
I wish I knew my full IQ. The lady who gave the test didn't leave enough time. So I got everthing right up (or that's what she said) until she ran out of time. So my IQ is at least 137.

#99
LadyM once applied to be on the reality show Survivor.


*I need more questions!!!*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pando on June 03, 2006, 10:49:59 am
False,  it was the Amazing Race!  ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on June 03, 2006, 11:09:06 am
Post 2000!!! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 09, 2006, 02:00:18 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

I applied for Survivor: Australia

#100
Genesis knows how to be proficent with 8 types of weapons.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on June 12, 2006, 10:13:17 am
definitely false, unless you count silverware as weapons?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 15, 2006, 01:47:28 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Quote from: Genesis
Genesis knows how to proficent with 8 weapons. Crap
(Answer is 10  Staff, Straight sword, Broadsword, Dagger, Compound Bow, Whip Chain, Scythe, Shurkens, Twin Broad Sword, Twin Straight Sword.)

#101
Legodragonxp once rolled a schoolbus (without kids) in the winter.
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Post by: Clayface on June 15, 2006, 03:35:27 pm
false
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Post by: Mjavabean on June 16, 2006, 01:10:41 pm
Load of steamy elephant crap.
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Post by: Genesis on June 16, 2006, 01:18:43 pm
75% for fact.  :D
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Post by: Oviraptor on June 19, 2006, 03:22:27 pm
I think it was WITH kids. >:D
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Post by: LadyM on June 26, 2006, 12:51:26 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Quote from: Legodragonxp
I once rolled a school bus in the winter (no kids on board) - Crap (I did spill a lot of Chinese food though)

Shame on you guys for thinking he would roll a bus with kids on it.
Since there are no more forum questions.. I'll go back to regular questions.

#102
Gumby was first introduced on the Mickey Mouse Club show in 1956.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kenaz on June 26, 2006, 01:36:41 pm
I'm going to go with false.
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Post by: Clayface on June 26, 2006, 08:48:20 pm
no way, Gumby may be cool and all, but not cool enought to hang with Mickey Mouse
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on July 07, 2006, 07:09:14 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Gumby debuted on The Howdy Doody Show in 1956

#103
The only stuffed dodo bird in existence is at the Asmolean Museum in Oxford, England.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on July 07, 2006, 05:47:59 pm
i will say false i think there is another stuffed bird
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Post by: Genesis on July 07, 2006, 07:09:30 pm
True, just to go for the long shot.
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Post by: The Rut Nut on July 08, 2006, 02:38:30 pm
I'll go for true on this one. Sounds plausible.
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Post by: ingen101 on July 19, 2006, 06:52:24 pm
crap, im pretty sure there are no remains.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on July 20, 2006, 04:51:19 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The dodo once native to the Island of Mauritius, was first discovered by Europeans in the 1500's. Only one was ever stuffed and preserved but over the centuries moths have left only the head and one claw.

#104
Ice is the most slippery material in existence.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 20, 2006, 04:54:08 am
Clearly crap. Oil slicks are more dangerous than ice.


Sorry to back track a bit but I know how to be proficient in 10 weapons as well.

Practise with them a lot

ha ha. I'm so clever.
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Post by: Elemental on July 20, 2006, 05:23:28 am
Fact!
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Post by: shadowlord18 on July 20, 2006, 04:54:09 pm
crap ice is not slippery at al it the thin layer of warter on top
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Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 20, 2006, 06:28:13 pm
Crapolla!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Josasa on July 20, 2006, 07:51:54 pm
carp
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Post by: Ogianres on July 20, 2006, 10:45:30 pm
Crap.
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Post by: Danzik on July 20, 2006, 10:47:28 pm
nah
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Post by: Elemental on July 21, 2006, 12:55:05 am
carp

say what? fish is not an answer.
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Post by: Vivec on July 24, 2006, 10:30:02 pm
I'ma vote fact. Because I think the thin layer of water is included in the ice. (I know it isn't frozen)
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Post by: Rhodix on July 24, 2006, 10:32:23 pm
Crap
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Post by: Clayface on July 24, 2006, 11:01:24 pm
fact, just because every1 else is saying crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on July 29, 2006, 09:39:30 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 15 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Teflon is widely considered the most slippery material in existence.  (btw.. most votes ever)

#105
Pickles played an important role in Columbus's discovery of America.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on July 29, 2006, 11:10:57 am
Fact, pickles are a good source of vitamin C, which is needed to prevent scurvy, a common seatime ailment. Without pickles many may have died of the disease.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Malt on July 29, 2006, 11:35:10 am
Garrhh, scurvy. Garrhhh.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Josasa on July 29, 2006, 01:02:02 pm
Crap (but beer played a major part in the landing at Plymouth Rock for the Pilgrims).
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on July 29, 2006, 01:33:39 pm
Fact
It can prevent the scurvy in the long voyages in the sea (they have vitamin C).
But the potatoes, natives from the South America, can do this too.
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Post by: MetallicDragon on July 29, 2006, 03:10:11 pm
*goes to eat a pickle*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 29, 2006, 04:07:15 pm
Fact, and even if it wasn't before, it is now, because I said so, for I am 73h 1337357 h4xx0r.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on July 29, 2006, 04:11:26 pm
Fact, and even if it wasn't before, it is now, because I said so, for I am 73h 1337357 h4xx0r.
Bah, you probably don't even know what 127.0.0.1 stands for.





...and don't search the answer on google. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 29, 2006, 04:13:33 pm
Man, I INVENTED 127.0.0.1. The Wizard of OZ ripped me off :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on July 29, 2006, 04:16:54 pm
Man, I INVENTED 127.0.0.1. The Wizard of OZ ripped me off :P

damn... you're good.

Citrus Fruits also work well against scurvy.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on July 29, 2006, 06:32:22 pm
josasa, you forgot to vote.  ;)
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Post by: Clayface on July 29, 2006, 07:17:29 pm
fact, I was gonna say, oarnges and limes also prevent scurvy, thats also where the slang "Limey" came from for like english people or whatever.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on July 29, 2006, 07:19:13 pm
fact becuse unlike limes and oranges pickels lasted a very long time
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Josasa on July 29, 2006, 09:29:29 pm
josasa, you forgot to vote.  ;)

Well then... I say Crap because CUCMUBERS made the difference, not pickles. (i'm not sure on that...)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 29, 2006, 09:43:26 pm
Pickles are "pickled" cucumbers. Thus you're really saying "crap" using the same argument we used to say "fact," which is just silly.

Anyway, it has to be pickles not cucumbers. Cucumbers are like any other vegetable or fruit, they go bad fairly quickly and aren't useful for voyages that last a few months. But pickles can last much much longer, long enough to make it from Europe to America.

If there's any way to make this question a "crap" it's by saying CC didn't in fact find America, but meerly southern islands such as Cuba.

Quote from http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1029313 :
"In 1492, Columbus set sail and went down in history as discovering America [even though he didn't]. He landed in the Caribbean and saw various islands before returning to Europe, but never even saw the mainland of either North or South America. He never knew what it was that he had discovered, being convinced that he was in Asia and that Cuba was in fact part of the Asian mainland."
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Josasa on July 30, 2006, 12:58:41 pm
Pickles are "pickled" cucumbers. Thus you're really saying "crap" using the same argument we used to say "fact," which is just silly....

I know pickles are cucumbers that have been saturated in vinegar. What i'm saying is that it's a trick question, and that cucumbers made the difference, not pickles...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 30, 2006, 02:38:53 pm
Cucumbers did not make the difference. You can pickle anything, not just cucumbers. They could have used carrots. But they chose to use pickles.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on July 30, 2006, 06:31:17 pm
pretty much your trying to convince peoples how to vote
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Post by: LadyM on July 30, 2006, 06:32:39 pm
Wow, who knew pickles would promote such a discussion. I think this is the most posting any question has ever had.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 30, 2006, 06:34:17 pm
Possibly because of the well-documented "men's obsession with phallic objects" syndrome.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on July 30, 2006, 06:38:07 pm
most likly
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on August 05, 2006, 02:07:49 am
so when do we hear the anwer on pickels
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Post by: Rhodix on August 09, 2006, 11:19:26 am
We need an answer!  :-\
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on August 09, 2006, 12:28:52 pm
when I get home I'll update it, that will be Friday.. right now I"m traveling.. sorry
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on August 11, 2006, 06:56:45 pm
Poll: Fact 15 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The voyages of early explorers were often thwarted because crews suffered from scurvy. A disease caused by lack of vitamin C. Columbus packed his ships with vitamin C rich pickles.

#106
the average life span of a hummingbird is 5 months.
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Post by: SmileyMan on August 11, 2006, 07:05:03 pm
Crap.

I remember seeing a program about hummingbirds and their existence 1 million years ago. (A hummingbird fossil has been found from that time) They said that the average lifespan of a modern time hummingbird is 4 years now or something.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on August 11, 2006, 07:50:35 pm
it a couple of years at least
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Post by: Rhodix on August 11, 2006, 08:42:54 pm
Crap

In captivity hummingbirds can survive for more than 10 years.
In the wild the lifespan is between 3 and 5 years.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Josasa on August 15, 2006, 08:31:06 pm
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on August 20, 2006, 06:40:48 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 9 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Hummingbirds live an average of 5 years.

#107
The farthest underground that any living thing - an antlike insect - has been found is 2000 feet.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on August 20, 2006, 02:28:30 pm
That is Crap, exactly 2000 feet, and there are too many other problems.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on August 20, 2006, 02:30:00 pm
Crap. Numerous times more likely for a bacteria to be found deep somewhere.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on August 20, 2006, 02:38:42 pm
I don't know this, but I think that this can be a Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on August 20, 2006, 03:08:04 pm
i'm doing to say fact becuse i'm not sure have dug much deeper that that
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on August 21, 2006, 07:29:04 am
A still living insect? o.O well, I'll go with crap...they've probably been deeper. >.<
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on August 27, 2006, 05:24:25 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 9 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The record for underground living goes to a species of chemolithotrophic bacteria, found in basalt deposits 4700 ft underground in solid volcanic rock.

#108
As a warning to would-be-pirates, Capt. William Kidd's corpse was tarred and hung over the Thames River for several years.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on August 27, 2006, 06:51:42 pm
I  think this is true
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Post by: Rhodix on August 28, 2006, 04:21:34 am
Fact
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Post by: unlamp on August 28, 2006, 04:23:07 am
crap
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Post by: sporeisgood on August 28, 2006, 08:55:05 am
crap
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Post by: Naronto on August 28, 2006, 08:56:36 am
Fact
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Post by: crippits on August 29, 2006, 08:54:26 am
crap
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Post by: Gunner on August 29, 2006, 08:59:21 am
FACT!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 03, 2006, 08:24:31 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

In 1701 the British Admiralty found Captain Kidd guilty of muder and piracy. As was the custom at executions, spectators offered Kidd rum util he was blind drunk. Kidd was hanged but his weight snapped the rope. He was promptly sent up to the gallows again and hanged a second time. After he expired, his body was dipped in tar then placed in a steel cage and suspended other the Thames, where it remained for several years.

#109
Giraffes have 27 vertebrae.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on September 03, 2006, 08:26:16 am
CRAP!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 05, 2006, 09:48:06 am
If vertebrae mean bones... then I'll say fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 05, 2006, 11:55:14 am
Crap.

I'm sure of this.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on September 05, 2006, 12:07:52 pm
definately more than that.... crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Darth Grievi on September 05, 2006, 04:18:37 pm
Well I've heard giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as humans. How many do we have again? *searches through encyclopedia...*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 06, 2006, 11:12:17 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Giraffes have just seven vertebrae, despite being the tallest mammals in the world. Males grow up to 18 feet tall.

#110
The top flight speed of a dragonfly is 10 mph.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on September 06, 2006, 03:24:11 pm
Crap! Try like 45 mph.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on September 06, 2006, 03:26:47 pm
these things can be very fast
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 06, 2006, 03:55:11 pm
Aye, I agree. Those things are like mini race cars coming towards your head. I hate those buggers. Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 12, 2006, 05:16:42 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 6 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Though dragonflies rarely cruise at a constant speed, and most fly at top speeds of 19 to 38 mph, their max. velocity is est. to be as high as 60 mph.

#111
The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on September 12, 2006, 05:30:14 am
true
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Post by: The Rut Nut on September 12, 2006, 01:15:27 pm
Nah, I'll go with China.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on September 13, 2006, 04:16:32 am
Nah, I'll go with Andorra.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 13, 2006, 08:38:52 am
Nah, I'll go with Andorra.
Yup. Pathetic tiny country, biggest lifespan.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on September 13, 2006, 12:32:37 pm
tough they have good tech but all that pollution....i say crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: crippits on September 13, 2006, 02:44:58 pm
i really don't know, so i am guessing true
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 13, 2006, 04:31:00 pm
Well all of them have so much stress and stuff... it's probably a really LOW lifespan.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danger Mouse on September 15, 2006, 04:58:59 am
Im voting for fact
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Post by: Leng on September 15, 2006, 05:27:49 am
crap, it's probably switzerland
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on September 16, 2006, 04:05:57 am
Crap, Andorra is number one, Japan is number 4. (Netherlands is 20, UK is 25, US is 29)
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Post by: Brutus on September 16, 2006, 06:14:52 am
according to guiness japan has the highest but i think it is crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 16, 2006, 11:43:19 am
p-luke... did you look that up? that kind of ruins the point of the game...  :-\
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on September 16, 2006, 12:10:45 pm
Yeah I did actually.. but does it make a difference? Like Brutus said, there are different sources with different information.. But if I had to guess then it would still have been crap, I never even thought Japan was that high...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on September 16, 2006, 04:58:25 pm
Yeah I did actually.. but does it make a difference? Like Brutus said, there are different sources with different information.. But if I had to guess then it would still have been crap, I never even thought Japan was that high...

By that logic the game itself is nulled anyway. If the sources are varing there is no correct way, because LadyM might have the wrong source.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on September 17, 2006, 07:27:04 am
kk, I won't look it up anymore  :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on September 17, 2006, 07:43:45 am
kk, I won't look it up anymore  :P
Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 19, 2006, 05:56:17 am
Poll: Fact 11 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Japan rates fourth at a life expectancy of 80.93 years. Andorra is first at 83.49 years. The United States is 48th. .. 77.14 years.

#112
The country with the lowest life expectancy is Mozambique.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 19, 2006, 03:31:04 pm
Staying on the same topic I see.... >.> Well, I don't think so... I'd guess something else... not sure what, but I don't think that...
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Post by: shadowlord18 on September 19, 2006, 08:03:47 pm
etheir this or arbira
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Post by: Rhodix on September 20, 2006, 09:59:47 am
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on September 20, 2006, 07:41:41 pm
Well naturally any given country isn't likely to have the lowest life expectancy, but any country LadyM chooses has about a 50% chance if she's playing the game right.  I think I recall reading mozambique was the lowest.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on September 24, 2006, 03:36:06 pm
I'm going to go with crap. Although I do agree that it would be in Africa, it would more likely be Congo or some war-wracked nation.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on September 24, 2006, 03:42:43 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Mozambique has the worst life expectancy of 31.3 years.

#113
The first creature to fly in space was an African Monkey.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Hunter on September 24, 2006, 03:49:06 pm
Yep.. his name was Albert :P\

Seriously, I know before humans there were dogs, monkeys, even a pig that went up into space. If I remember, they sent Albert the Monkey into space first....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on September 24, 2006, 03:52:59 pm
no i think it was a dog
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Post by: Rhodix on September 24, 2006, 05:15:53 pm
I vote fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on September 26, 2006, 01:27:26 pm
Ooh... I remember reading something about this... it was either a dog or a monkey... I'll stick with monkey
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 03, 2006, 09:31:14 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It was a Russian dog named Laika aboard Sputnik, II, launched in Nov. 1957.

#114
Most birds recognize the color blue but can't see green.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on October 03, 2006, 10:04:33 am
Hmm.. well birds can pick up fish from the water, and small creatures from the grass... so I'm not really sure. I think most birds get creatures from the grass or forest though, so I'll go for fact.
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Post by: Tylui on October 03, 2006, 11:25:42 am
OT: Rutnut, I like your sig... haha, reminds me of a UMS game I made... :O
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Post by: Danger Mouse on October 03, 2006, 02:03:50 pm
Im voting crap
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Post by: shadowlord18 on October 03, 2006, 11:36:22 pm
well i am going to say true
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Post by: Manna on October 03, 2006, 11:46:04 pm
most birds have four sets of visual cones and humans only have 3 for better contrast ratios. I'm trying to remember but I think that means they see green better than us because they have an extra bit of info in their visual cortex. so...false?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on October 04, 2006, 04:29:39 am
I think that is crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Flisch on October 04, 2006, 04:49:24 am
I only know, that they can see ultraviolett, but I vote for CRAP.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: stuck on October 04, 2006, 06:36:06 pm
Voting crap. As mentioned before, they have four cones, three of which are identical to human cones, and the fourth is for ultraviolet. If we see "right", so should they.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 05, 2006, 09:55:42 am
If birds couldnt see green then there wouldnt be parakeets with green plumage.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on October 05, 2006, 11:10:02 am
If birds couldnt see green then there wouldnt be parakeets with green plumage.

It's not about ALL birds.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Tylui on October 05, 2006, 11:59:29 am
In FACT... ALL birds have 4 cones, whereas humans have 3... The only thing different is that birds see UV wavelengths also, whereas we cannot.

If the subject were bees, it'd be a bit different... But not, since bees can see Blue AND Green... Just not Red.  Their Red cone switched for their UV cone...


Disclaimer: Sorry if this doesn't make sense... I don't feel like making it make sense.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 06, 2006, 04:12:02 pm
If birds couldnt see green then there wouldnt be parakeets with green plumage.

It's not about ALL birds.
It is when its mating plumage...

also, in jungles basically the only things that prey on birds are snakes and other birds. Snakes dont need colour vision because they have smell and IR.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on October 07, 2006, 08:39:05 am
Ah well, your the bull**** checker  :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 13, 2006, 07:10:49 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 10 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Only a few birds can actually see blue. Nonetheless, the dominant sense in the avian species is vision - which is much more acute than a human's. A bird's vision is so great that it can see two to three times more sharply than humans.

#115
Africa's Lake Victoria is the world's largest body of fresh water.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on October 13, 2006, 07:11:54 am
Crap, that would be Lake Superior.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on October 13, 2006, 11:17:39 am
I'm voting crap too.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on October 14, 2006, 03:00:40 am
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Brutus on October 14, 2006, 10:12:50 am
crap, and the first creature to go into space was a fly btw.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danger Mouse on October 14, 2006, 05:13:11 pm
I voted crap too
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 16, 2006, 01:55:19 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 14 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The Great Lakes, a group of five freshwater lakes on the border of the United States and Canada together form the largest body of fresh water in the world.


#116
Despite his lavish lifestyle, the Marquis de Sade requested an anonymous burial.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Tormentor on October 16, 2006, 01:58:04 pm
I have no idea who that is so im gonna go with crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 16, 2006, 02:55:20 pm
You've never heard of the Marquis de sade?


Philistine!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Danger Mouse on October 17, 2006, 01:34:03 am
I voted crap, but Im sure that must be wrong :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: darkstar on October 22, 2006, 04:42:44 pm
fact, unless I'm wrong and the glaciers are actually formed out of fresh water.....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: BioCat on October 23, 2006, 01:35:17 pm
Fact, I think I read about it somewhere
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on October 26, 2006, 07:11:02 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

In his will in 1806, the symbol of sadism specified: "The traces of my grave should disappear from the face of the earth, as I flatter myself that my memory will be effaced from the mind of men."  He has been immortalized in movies and plays, and his life and works continue to be discussed and analyzed by scholars and writers all over the world.


#117
Reindeer eat moss to keep warm.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on October 26, 2006, 12:21:35 pm
Well they eat it for food, and they are warm blooded, soo...

What kind of a question is this?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: BioCat on October 26, 2006, 01:30:58 pm
Hehe warm blood doesn't really mean they have warm blood :P, I'll go with crap. Sounds too bizarre too be true
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on October 26, 2006, 01:53:24 pm
crap it just tastes good ;P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Fade2gray on October 26, 2006, 07:32:20 pm
Sounds plausible to me. Food=Nourishment=Warmth
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 05, 2006, 07:25:21 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Moss is hard to digest and has little nutritional value, but strangely enough, reindeer fill up on it because it contains a special chemical that helps keep their body fluids warm.

#118
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Genesis on November 05, 2006, 07:56:01 am
Sounds almost impossible, but then again with the behavior of fans....
This is tough, but I'm gonna go with fact.  :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Manna on November 05, 2006, 01:57:38 pm
never underestimate the power of nerds. I dare say it's true, though I doubt anyone in the vatican is happy about it. I vote true.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on November 05, 2006, 07:11:59 pm
You know. I actually think this is true. I've heard several things translated into "Klingon" and I have no doubt that someone (I wont say nerd but you all know I mean it) spent a couple days to translate the bible.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on November 05, 2006, 07:16:47 pm
the kilgons have a religion and there bible has been translated in english. i have seen geek weddings using it
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on November 06, 2006, 03:27:28 pm
true..gotta go with the voice of the people for this
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 08, 2006, 05:07:24 pm
Poll: Fact 8 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Star Trek fans and linguists alike can now read their favorite passages from the Bible in Klingon, a language invented for use in the Star Trek movies. Even though it was intended for fictional Star Trek characters, Klingon is a complete language, with its own vocabulary, grammar and usage.

#119
The human body has 57 sweat glands.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Darth Grievi on November 08, 2006, 05:12:03 pm
Crap, there's at least that many on your foot alone.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kratok on November 08, 2006, 07:54:21 pm
INDEED!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Fallen Angel on November 08, 2006, 11:36:07 pm
the kilgons have a religion and there bible has been translated in english. i have seen geek weddings using it

Unless some fantastic book was writen, as I understand the question, your asking if a holy book for scifi geeks was written. It has not. False.

The human body has over 300 bones in it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Fade2gray on November 09, 2006, 11:15:16 am
^ ???

I think you might have fallen a little too hard.

Bible in Klingon
http://klv.mrklingon.org/


And the next question was sweat glands, not bones...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on November 09, 2006, 03:24:30 pm
Definately crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Squirrel on November 09, 2006, 03:37:02 pm
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on November 11, 2006, 09:22:14 am
We gona get any updates on this LadyM?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 11, 2006, 12:39:29 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The human body has over 2 million sweat glands. If subjected heavy exertion, a human can produce up to 3 gallons of sweat in 24 hours.

#120
It is estimated that lightning bolts strike Earth about 100 times per minute.


Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Fade2gray on November 11, 2006, 12:44:21 pm
I'm guessing fact. I'm pretty sure it's at least that often, if not more.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on November 11, 2006, 01:20:48 pm
Crap. its 100 times per second.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Fade2gray on November 11, 2006, 01:23:51 pm
Well, If Met's right then I should at least get half credit! ;D :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Squirrel on November 12, 2006, 04:52:39 pm
crap?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on November 12, 2006, 05:17:17 pm
fact judt becuse no one else had said it
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kratok on November 12, 2006, 05:52:51 pm
fact judt becuse no one else had said it
Don't be wrong just to be different.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Hammerman58 on November 13, 2006, 08:06:07 pm
CRAP!!! God is way more pissed just to hit us only 100 times a minuet
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on November 18, 2006, 07:53:06 am
yea crap, must be more
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on November 18, 2006, 08:39:28 am
I've been in a very wet storm once... I'm pretty sure there were about 25 lightnings per minute (all over the horizon).

(so Crap)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 18, 2006, 08:44:40 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Lightning bolts strike Earth on an average of about 100 times every second, which averages to more than 8 million times per year. The odds of being struck by lightning in the United States in any one year are 1 in 700,000.

#121
If you have a "Sister Joseph's Nodule", you have been diagnosed with belly-button cancer.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: p-luke on November 18, 2006, 08:50:24 am
Hmmm... without looking it up, I'd say crap... I mean.. Belly-button cancer?   ::)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on November 18, 2006, 08:54:01 am
i doupt it to, though highly unlikly i guess there can belly button cancer but i still say crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on November 18, 2006, 10:22:23 am
Meh, there's cancer for everything nowadays. I'll say Fact to be different
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Brutus on November 18, 2006, 12:17:28 pm
fact, 100% pure and utter fact,

i am guessing by the way, i have no idea.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Manna on November 20, 2006, 06:47:48 pm
I say fact. I'm pretty sure it's to do with the umbilical region so belly button is close enough.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: munchkin5 on November 21, 2006, 08:58:58 am
since when does belly button cancer exist, total crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: patsplats on November 21, 2006, 09:17:09 am
its all crap its wha ive voted the last 8 times ive ever voted
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Luminar on November 21, 2006, 08:54:08 pm
Crap.. the navel is just a hole, and lined with skin. You'd need skin cancer to have cancer in your navel.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: aligon on November 21, 2006, 09:12:34 pm
I'd have to agree with /\.
That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 22, 2006, 07:58:54 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 6 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Sister Joseph, a surgical assistant at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., had a knack for spotting malignant lumps on patients. On several occasions, she found a particular kind of lump in patient's navels that would turn out to be associated with cancer. She would report her findings but never got mentioned for it. Twenty years later, her name was attached to the condition, 10 years after her death.

#122
The jigsaw puzzle was invented to teach geography.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on November 22, 2006, 08:34:23 am
To teach geography seems to be a good purpose for it, but don't know if it was invented for this.
I go to say Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on November 22, 2006, 02:41:05 pm
i can't decide  :-\, i would only know if a checked but, i'm gonna guess false
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DarkAngel on November 22, 2006, 09:13:26 pm
Fact; apparently some people still use them for that purpose.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on November 22, 2006, 11:21:12 pm
It's fact, I say!
The first Jigsaw pieces were in the shapes of countries, so that the students would know where the countries were and what they looked like.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on November 24, 2006, 04:53:08 pm
Crappy
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on November 28, 2006, 05:53:34 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 9 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

In 1767, John Silsbury, a teacher in England and formerly the apprentice to the Royal Geographer, made the first jigsaw puzzle. He glued a map of England and Wales to a board and used a fine saw to cut along the borders in hopes of creating a tool to teach his students geography. For the next 20 years, only geographical jigsaw puzzles like Spilsbury's were made. Interlocking pieces did not come into being until the invention of power tools, more than a century later.

#123
Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: aligon on November 28, 2006, 07:20:20 pm
I can believe that...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on December 01, 2006, 05:12:09 pm
It was the Arabs!

Actually, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on December 02, 2006, 08:12:08 pm
no i doubt it, it was the arabs or the chinese, one of the 2....i think the chinese invented the paper dollar or something
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: munchkin5 on December 03, 2006, 06:14:02 am
actually it may of been crap but i accidently clicked fact so either way i win.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 11, 2006, 09:22:28 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The first stamp in the world was issued in England in 1840, thanks to the efforts of Rowland Hill, a schoolmaster who invented the adhesive postage stamp 3 years earlier and was knighted for his contribution to world communication.

#124
Toenails grow faster than fingernails.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on December 11, 2006, 12:02:16 pm
I'll go with CRAP. I think Fingernails grow faster.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 18, 2006, 08:51:09 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails, and they grow faster in warm weather. Men's fingernails grow faster than women's and the longer the fingernail, the faster the growth.

#125
The marine crinoid farts from its mouth.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Morslok on December 18, 2006, 10:55:11 am
I voted fact, simply because I felt that if I did, it might come true  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on December 18, 2006, 11:26:28 pm
I call them "burps".
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 20, 2006, 02:54:33 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 1 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

But only barely. Sometimes called "sea lilies," given their flowery appearance, crinoids are marine creatures that come in a variety of colors and resemble feathery starfish. They have a U-shaped intestinal system, and the anus is next to their mouth.

#126
If you lived on Mars, you'd get an extra half-hour each day.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on December 20, 2006, 11:28:36 pm
crap, it's either more then half an hour or less then an earth day.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 22, 2006, 02:24:06 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

A Martian can sleep (or work) an extra half-hour every day compared to you. Mars days are 24 hours and 37 mins long, compared to 23 hours, 56 mins. on Earth.

#127
A minimum deposit of approx. $700,000 is required to open a Swiss bank account.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 23, 2006, 01:25:05 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

A Martian can sleep (or work) an extra half-hour every day compared to you. Mars days are 24 hours and 37 mins long, compared to 23 hours, 56 mins. on Earth.

#127
A minimum deposit of approx. $700,000 is required to open a Swiss bank account.


I habeeb that. The Swiss are greedy bastards...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 23, 2006, 01:45:04 pm
Naw. They wouldnt make so much money if they were so exclusive.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 29, 2006, 08:50:49 am
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

All you need is 100,000 Swiss francs - or approx. $80,000.

#128
Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet in our solar system.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on December 29, 2006, 11:37:28 am
Correct Answer:  CRAP
All you need is 100,000 Swiss francs - or approx. $80,000.

Ha. That's funny. Hehe.

For the next one, I know for a fact that it's crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 29, 2006, 12:23:53 pm
As do I.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Darth Grievi on December 29, 2006, 12:42:45 pm
I belive it's fact. How else would all those storms form if the planet wasn't wipping around the winds?  ???
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on December 29, 2006, 01:03:46 pm
I'd think it'd be a smaller planet, because larger ones have more mass to spin.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Leng on December 29, 2006, 03:03:04 pm
Ummm, Earth?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on December 30, 2006, 08:23:36 am
Crap! Its a load of crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Rhodix on December 30, 2006, 08:44:08 pm
I think that it's fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 31, 2006, 12:28:03 am
#128
Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet in our solar system.

On it's axis or around the Sun?  I assume you mean it's axis; Fact.  Around the Sun; Super-Crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on December 31, 2006, 06:37:19 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 6 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Jupiter rotates at a dizzying speed, once every 9 hours and 55 mins. It also happens to be the largest planet in the solar system, with an equatorial diameter nearly 12 times that of Earth's.

#129
A cockroach can withstand over 10 times more radiation than a human being.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on December 31, 2006, 04:11:34 pm
Yeah, sounds about right.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on January 01, 2007, 08:58:31 am
Fact because some guy said that if all humans die because of nuclear holocast then cockroach will live and become the top of the food chain like humans.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on January 01, 2007, 11:25:15 am
Correct Answer:  FACT

Jupiter rotates at a dizzying speed, once every 9 hours and 55 mins.

Oh man. I completely mixed Orbital Speed with Rotation Period... meh.

For the next one, the hell of it I'm gonna say crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on January 01, 2007, 03:08:54 pm
Usually, when people mean an orbit, the say revolve, not rotate.

As for the new one, it's definitely trying to be tricky, so I will flip a coin! Somebody call it!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Glacies on January 01, 2007, 06:09:46 pm
I don't think TEN TIMES...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 01, 2007, 06:11:15 pm
Youre all going to be surprised at the answer to this one  8)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on January 01, 2007, 06:45:24 pm
Youre all going to be surprised at the answer to this one  8)

Aye, I was thinking it'd either be an old wives tale that cockroaches will survive nuclear wars. Either that or they're hudnred times or something big.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 02, 2007, 06:36:02 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It can stand 80 times more! According to an experiment performed by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, it took 67,500 rems to kill an American cockroach - (90,000-105,000 to kill a German cockroach) - while the lethal human dose of radiation is 800 rems.

#130
The tip of a bullwhip moves faster than the speed of light.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on January 02, 2007, 11:48:49 am
Crap, nothing does.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on January 02, 2007, 05:42:55 pm
Crap. But I don't agree nothing does/can
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on January 02, 2007, 06:18:09 pm
crap, faster the a bullet or sound if you are the kind of whips but never light.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on January 02, 2007, 09:10:22 pm
That one's a bit obvious, LadyM.
Crapulence.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 02, 2007, 11:17:02 pm
Bullwhip?  Craptacular!

Crap, nothing does.
Crap. But I don't agree nothing does/can
Light not in a vacuum might.  http://archives.cnn.com/2000/fyi/news/08/21/speed.of.light/index.html
I haven't heard any updates on this lately, though.  You'd think everyone would be talking about it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: shadowlord18 on January 02, 2007, 11:34:52 pm
it does how ever get up to above the speed of sound for a few seconds the world records all most twice the speed of sound now thats fast.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on January 03, 2007, 06:08:35 pm
Crappy new year!  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Celdur on January 03, 2007, 06:24:49 pm
HA i am wrong... i never looked at this topic
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 04, 2007, 11:29:42 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It can stand 80 times more! According to an experiment performed by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, it took 67,500 rems to kill an American cockroach - (90,000-105,000 to kill a German cockroach) - while the lethal human dose of radiation is 800 rems.

The question is: "a cockroach can withstand over ten times more rdiation than a human. 80 times is more than ten times. So it should actually be 'fact'.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: a14gt on January 04, 2007, 11:42:13 am
yea i was wondering about that for some time now...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 07, 2007, 06:32:26 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 10 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

I lost the answer sheet but we all know it's crap.  ;)

#131
Death Valley is the hottest place on earth. (recorded temperature)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Darth Grievi on January 07, 2007, 06:35:30 pm
Fact, I know, I've been there...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on January 08, 2007, 03:23:57 am
Fact, I know, I've been there...

Lucky you.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 08, 2007, 04:20:12 am
I think i recall reading somewhere that its the Dryest, but not the hottest (Ive been there too!).

But then Ive also read that antarctica is the dryest, soi... there you go.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SmileyMan on January 08, 2007, 08:14:24 am
Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Jagon on January 08, 2007, 07:53:07 pm
crap. never been there but i doubt it would be the hottest
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Cheesecow on January 08, 2007, 11:43:54 pm
eh, what the hell, fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 12, 2007, 05:01:10 am
Poll: Fact 9 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It is the hottest place in North America. El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperture of 136º Fahrenheit on Sept. 13, 1922 - the hottest ever measured. Death Valley's highest temp., 134º F. was recorded on July 10, 1913.

#132
Dom Perignon is named for the blind monk who invented champagne.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: BioCat on January 12, 2007, 06:46:54 am
Fact, though I didn't know he was blind...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 12, 2007, 06:56:41 am
Weeeeelll...

Dom Perignon didnt invent champagne, it was invented in England.
Theres a troy about him telling people he was 'drinking the stars' which doesnt sound like something a blind man would say.

However, Dom Perignon did produce champagne, he also invented the wire cage that holds the cork.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on January 12, 2007, 06:38:01 pm
Fact. Just for the hell of going fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: DarkAngel on January 15, 2007, 05:52:20 pm
No, he invented accounting! No, wait, I don't know. I'll go crap anyway.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Vivec on January 17, 2007, 09:46:31 pm
An obviously French word like "champagne" was first made in England?

O RLY?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 24, 2007, 05:29:32 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 6 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

In 1693, Dom Pierre Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvillers, accidentally bottled a batch of partially fermented wine. The following spring most of the bottles exploded. Tasting the results, he is said to have remarked, "I'm drinking stars". Perignon was 60 years old in 1698 when he finally perfected the process of making champagne - a balance of grapes, sugar, fermentation, sturdy bottles and a method to keep the corks from shooting out of the bottle prematurely.


#133
Dust found in the average household is mostly made up of dead skin.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: aligon on January 24, 2007, 06:53:52 pm
Ew?
I'm gona say crap, because if it's true...then...I don't even want to think about it.
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Post by: Grazony on January 24, 2007, 07:56:17 pm
Fact!!
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Post by: Crazen on January 24, 2007, 09:36:17 pm
taking into account how much we shed, and that humans are
the main users of the building...................fact
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Post by: Darth Grievi on January 24, 2007, 10:54:38 pm
Gimmie an F! Gimmie an A! Gimmie a C! Gimmie T! FACT!

Dead skin's plentiful and delicious..... if you're a dust mite anyway.....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 24, 2007, 11:25:59 pm
It's true!  And never tell it to your girlfriend; she'll make you dust.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on January 29, 2007, 04:26:15 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The average human sheds 1/5 ounce of skin per week, which dries and collects to form dust. In fact, about 80% of the particles seen floating in a sunbeam is dead human skin.

#134
Martial arts legend Bruce Lee was the cha-cha dance champion of Hong Kong in 1958.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on January 29, 2007, 06:42:14 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 6 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

In 1693, Dom Pierre Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvillers, accidentally bottled a batch of partially fermented wine. The following spring most of the bottles exploded. Tasting the results, he is said to have remarked, "I'm drinking stars". Perignon was 60 years old in 1698 when he finally perfected the process of making champagne - a balance of grapes, sugar, fermentation, sturdy bottles and a method to keep the corks from shooting out of the bottle prematurely.

NO! French lies! The QI book of General Ignorance will set you straight. Ah, here we go:

Quote from: The QI book of General Ignorance
Who invented Champagne?

Not the French.
It may come as a surprise - even an outrage -  to them but Champagne is an English invention.
As anyone who has made their own ginger beer knows, fermentation naturally produces bubbles. The problem has always been controlling it.
The English developed a taste for fizzy wine in the sixteenth century, importing barrels of green, flat wine from Champagne (the region) and adding sugar and molasses to start it fermenting. They also developed the strong, cola-fired bottles and corks to contain it.
As the records of the Royal Society show, what is now called me'thode champenoise was first written down in England in 1662. The French added finnesse and marketing flair but it wasnt until 1876 that they perfected the modern dry or brut style (and even that was for export to England).
The UK is France's largest customer for champagne. In 2004, 34 million bottles were consumed in Britain, almost a third of the entire export market - twice as much as the USA, three times as much as the Germans and twenty times as much as the Spanish.
The Benedictine Monk Dom Perignon (1638-1715) did not invent champagne: in fact he spent most of his life trying to remove the bubbles.
His famous explanation "come quickly, I am drinking the stars", was devised for an advertisement in the late 19th century. Perignon's real legacy to champagne was the skilful blending of grape varieties from different vinyards and the use of a wire or hempen cage to hold the cork.
A legal loophole allows Americans to call their sparkling wines champagne. The Treaty of Madrid (1891) decreed that only the Champagne region may use the name. This was reaffirmed by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) but the US signed a seperate peace agreement with Germany.
When Prohibition was lifted, American wine merchants started selling their own 'Champagne', much to the annoyance of the French.
The saucer-like coupe from which champagne is sometimes drunk is not based on a mould of Marie Antoinette's breast. It was first manufactured in 1663 (in England), well before her reign. No alternative English topless model has yet been suggested.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on January 29, 2007, 04:18:35 pm
It is defentially fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 05, 2007, 07:30:27 am
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 1 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Bruce Lee was a cha-cha instructor in Hong Kong. He was only 18 when he won the dance championship.

#135
The shorest human adult on record is 22.5 inches.




Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on February 05, 2007, 05:29:01 pm
CRAP!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on February 05, 2007, 05:52:05 pm
Was it a baby??
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on February 05, 2007, 05:58:48 pm
It says adult.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Darth Grievi on February 05, 2007, 06:17:21 pm
Just saw this one in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. FACT!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 16, 2007, 06:51:07 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

At the age of 29, Gul Mohammed of New Delhi, India was found to be an incredible 22.5 inches tall.

#136
The original Swiss Army Knife was invented by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, World War I flying ace.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on February 16, 2007, 06:51:44 pm
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

At the age of 29, Gul Mohammed of New Delhi, India was found to be an incredible 22.5 inches tall.

#136
The original Swiss Army Knife was invented by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, World War I flying ace.

:o
And FACT...
I am ignorant
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: El_Buro on February 17, 2007, 10:30:24 pm
:o
And FACT...
I am ignorant

Whilst not knowing who invented the Swiss Army Knife may not make you ignorant, I agree with you. ;D

Don't hurt me.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on February 27, 2007, 06:13:25 am
Poll: Fact 6 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The Victorinox Officer's Sports Knife was invented in the late 1800's by Carl Elsener, who was looking for a product that would create jobs in Switzerland, which was plagued by unemployment. By WWII American soldiers were clamoring for the multi-tooled pocket knife. Because they found it hard to pronounce Offiziermesser, GI's began calling it the Swiss Army knife.

#137
India is the world's oldest known continuous civilization.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on March 01, 2007, 08:51:53 pm
FACT!
Something I remember from school quite afew years ago... :-\
Not too sure...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: beastt on March 03, 2007, 08:46:54 am
errr yea ill go with fact =]
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on March 07, 2007, 03:04:00 am
I reckon it would be egypt.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 07, 2007, 04:42:21 am
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 7 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

China holds the honor as the only ancient civilization that has continued to the present day. Its culture and language date back to the 3000's BC.

#138
Pumpkinseed is a type of fish.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: beastt on March 09, 2007, 05:36:01 am
I say fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on March 09, 2007, 01:30:41 pm
I would say FACT, because it seems so unlikely. Perhaps they are orange fish?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Luminar on March 10, 2007, 03:17:48 am
It aint one ive ever heard of, so da dadadadaaaaaaa, i'm crappin' it
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on March 11, 2007, 10:37:44 am
lol Luminar that goes with your avatar.

I say that would be crap as well.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on March 11, 2007, 10:41:41 am
Fact!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The_Kev on March 11, 2007, 10:41:49 am
I say crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 11, 2007, 11:19:46 am
Fact! It probable is crap though...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on March 23, 2007, 05:22:22 pm
Poll: Fact 8 votes, Crap 4 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The pumpkinseed is a freshwate fish that can be found in all the Great Lakes.

#139
There are approx. 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the body of an adult human.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on March 23, 2007, 05:25:49 pm
I say fact. I heard that there is something in your body, that when stretched out, would reach...well, a long way.


then again, for the heart to pump that far...improbable. I still say fact though.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Luminar on March 24, 2007, 11:16:07 am
I call crap. The things are absolutley tiny so it makes no difference.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 24, 2007, 02:41:48 pm
I say fact. It's like putting all of the blood vessels in a row.
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Post by: The_Kev on March 24, 2007, 02:44:58 pm
I say crap, I think there need to be more to get that far.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on March 24, 2007, 03:01:18 pm
Fact!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: unlamp on March 24, 2007, 03:22:48 pm
fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Brandonazz on April 01, 2007, 06:30:01 pm
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Jug on April 01, 2007, 08:23:54 pm
Crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: beastt on April 02, 2007, 06:18:44 am
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on April 02, 2007, 07:12:29 pm
Crappy Crap Crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Camdoggery on April 05, 2007, 04:39:01 pm
Hmmm. I'll bite!
Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on April 10, 2007, 05:44:19 pm
I'll go fact. I know there's a lot. >.<
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 10, 2007, 06:24:58 pm
Poll: Fact 9 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Most of the blood vessels in the human body are short, microscopic capillaries. If you laid all 40 billion of them end to end, they would reach four times around the world.  :o

#140
Gold floats to the top, while sand, gravel and mud sink to the bottom.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on April 10, 2007, 06:25:48 pm
crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on April 10, 2007, 07:43:25 pm
crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on April 10, 2007, 08:01:16 pm
Gold is a very dense element.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 11, 2007, 12:59:01 am
Floats to the top of what, and in what form?

A gold brick will sink in anything, but I've seen gold flakes float in Goldschlager.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Rut Nut on April 11, 2007, 03:02:27 pm
The gold rush? Didn't they have to shake for it, cause it was mixed in? NOT on top?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: beastt on April 12, 2007, 11:47:19 am
I vote Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Green Gremlin on April 12, 2007, 07:38:19 pm
craaaap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on April 12, 2007, 08:40:01 pm
Heres some food for thought; iron floats on mercury.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Behumat on April 13, 2007, 05:09:55 am
Well, Gold will float at the top of most economic markets, while sand and mud generally plummet to the bottom. :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 26, 2007, 06:33:57 am
Poll: Fact 0 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Gold is heavier, so it sinks to the bottom. In fact, it sinks all the way down to the riverbed, which is why panning works.

#141
The grizzly bear is a descendant of the polar bear.



Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The_Kev on April 26, 2007, 07:08:07 am
Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Brandonazz on April 26, 2007, 11:32:15 am
Aren't they both decendants of a common ancestor? I say crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kcronos on April 26, 2007, 12:33:41 pm
Yeah!  Just like humans didn't evolve from monkies.  We came form a common ancestor...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Brandonazz on April 26, 2007, 06:12:40 pm
Not the best analogy, but yeah...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 08, 2007, 01:30:00 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

It's the other way around, Polor bears descended from the grizzly bear and of all existing bear species, they are most closely related.



*I'm taking a break from this thread for awhile. It will be back later*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 20, 2008, 07:41:44 am
Almost a year later, I've decided to bring this back. Have fun.  :) I'll try to update often.

#142
A Golgi body is a greenish cluster of stars.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on April 20, 2008, 07:49:34 am
Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 20, 2008, 07:51:01 am
You're not supposed to say what it is.  Just fact or crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 20, 2008, 08:03:51 am
Don't forget to vote too.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 20, 2008, 08:12:40 am
Crap.
Learning this stuff in Bio :P.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: /lurk on April 20, 2008, 08:14:22 am
That's total Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: blitzonator on April 20, 2008, 08:47:34 am
I have the board game. :p

I vote fact.

What? I haven't played it in a while.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 20, 2008, 08:51:27 am
It's Crap. A Golgi Body is part of a cell.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on April 20, 2008, 09:21:57 am
*high-five*

I voted crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: blitzonator on April 20, 2008, 10:34:51 am
I thought Golgi is the name of a red dwarf.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 20, 2008, 11:00:21 am
You know your ruining the spirit of the game. You're not suppose to give proof, just answer the question.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 20, 2008, 11:33:27 am
I don't quite see how that ruins the spirit of the game.  Maybe you should have listed more rules at the beginning?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yannick on April 20, 2008, 11:38:39 am
That's craptacular.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Tesla on April 20, 2008, 11:50:53 am
I don't quite see how that ruins the spirit of the game.  Maybe you should have listed more rules at the beginning?

You don't take out an encyclopedia in the middle of a quiz do you?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 20, 2008, 12:04:48 pm
Bet he does :P. But yeah that does kind of ruin a game, let us guess than see who right TTT.
smart ass..
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on April 20, 2008, 12:26:25 pm
It is crap. But whatever. Hello ruined it.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 20, 2008, 03:08:06 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 14 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

A Golgli is part of a cell.

Since this question got ruined I'll put up another.

#143
Spiders can see ultraviolet light.


Try to answer without looking it up.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 20, 2008, 03:11:38 pm
Crap.Fact
They can see another form of light though.
Used in mating rituals.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on April 20, 2008, 03:21:32 pm
Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 20, 2008, 07:22:11 pm
We've updated.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: martyk on April 20, 2008, 08:19:56 pm
Fact.

Some speicies at least.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 21, 2008, 06:39:11 am
Poll: Fact 11 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Most insects can see the ultraviolet light and spiders are no exception.

#144
The Japanese bombed Canada during World War II.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on April 21, 2008, 07:18:59 am
Ah I loved this game back in the day.

Going with CRAP.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: martyk on April 21, 2008, 07:24:10 am
Crap

Though there was a big expolsion in a port, either in WW1 or WW2, I can't recall, it's usually attributted to an accident and, when the theories of an attack do surface, it's usually blamed on the Germans.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 21, 2008, 07:24:50 am
Craptastic
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yannick on April 21, 2008, 09:25:36 am
Crap, and spiders are arachnids, not insects :-p
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 21, 2008, 05:27:43 pm
Crap, and spiders are arachnids, not insects :-p
That's what the paper said so I typed it. I get these off of a F/C calender. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Draugr on April 21, 2008, 06:46:10 pm
Crap, they actually invaded and occupied two islands in the Aleutians, Attu and Kiska, but thats Alaska not Russia.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Crazen on April 21, 2008, 09:54:13 pm
Craptastic


I prefer Craptacular,
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on April 21, 2008, 11:30:05 pm
Craptastic


I prefer Craptacular,

What about Crapola?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 22, 2008, 06:34:49 am
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 16 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The Japanese sent 9300 balloon bombs floating across the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Though probably fewer than 1000 balloons made it all the way across the Pacific, several did cause damage when they exploded into fiery balls in places like Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North and South Dakota and Canada. Called FU-GO by the Japanese, the balloons carried bombs that were mostly intended to start forest fires. In general, the incidents were not reported in newspapers because the US didn't want the Japan to know whether their plan had been successful.

#145
The squirting cucumber shoots seeds at speeds of 60 mph and higher.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 22, 2008, 06:38:52 am
They do squirt liquids along with their seeds but not at that rate of speed.
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on April 22, 2008, 10:38:42 am
I'll have to go with SL66.

CRAPNIFICENT
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yannick on April 22, 2008, 11:00:55 am
Hmm... 60 mph seems a lot... I'm going with crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 22, 2008, 01:22:36 pm
Don't forget to vote.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 22, 2008, 01:27:40 pm
I'll have to go with SL66.

CRAPNIFICENT

Finally someones using mah damn nickname :D.
And yes I voted, seems divided now 3:3 ratio.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 23, 2008, 06:30:08 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 5 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

The squirting cucumber, which expels its brown colored seeds in a stream of fluid on reaching maturity can shoot them as far as 20 feet. Squirting cucumbers are native to the Mediterranean but can be found in sandy hot and dry areas of the world.

#146
King Louis XIV was a ballet dancer.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yannick on April 23, 2008, 10:21:44 am
That's so absurd it must be true.

Unless you mean as his main profession, then it's crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Little on April 23, 2008, 08:08:00 pm
I say true.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 23, 2008, 08:21:36 pm
Fact.
I guess....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on April 23, 2008, 08:44:11 pm
If memory serves me right, King Louis XIV had a very strange hobby. So I'm gonna go with Facterrificent!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on April 24, 2008, 03:58:53 am
Sure, he popularised the high-heel, but I don't think he was a ballet dancer.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 24, 2008, 04:22:23 pm
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715, began dancing in court ballets around the age of 12 and continued to do so until he was about 31, when his weight became a deterrent.

#147
Bald Eagles lay black eggs.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 24, 2008, 05:03:01 pm
Better Q's please ::).
you know I'm kidding M.

Crap

my cousin works with them so I should know.
takes me to work with her once in a while.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Little on April 24, 2008, 05:13:22 pm
Unless it's giving birth to the Antichrist, I say crap  :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Doctor Z on April 24, 2008, 05:30:56 pm
Everyone knows the Antichrist will be a Bald Eagle. Are you shtoopeed?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on April 25, 2008, 10:54:09 am
Going with CRAP
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Pixxel on April 25, 2008, 12:59:56 pm
Just to be diffrent I'm gonna go for Fact xD
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Draugr on April 25, 2008, 01:05:44 pm
Craptastic
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on April 25, 2008, 01:12:28 pm
Well I'm going with crap ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on April 25, 2008, 07:41:24 pm
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 9 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The eggs are whitish similar to chicken eggs.

*on hold*
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on April 25, 2008, 07:43:00 pm
*on hold*

Crap!   ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on April 27, 2008, 04:10:28 am
I say crap. This isn't on hold, LadyM's just tricking us.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on April 27, 2008, 10:30:16 am
LadyM is on vacation. :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Huckbuck on April 27, 2008, 11:03:58 am
Voted crap, shes just grown tired of us :P
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: blitzonator on April 27, 2008, 11:28:39 am
Fact. She'll be back in two weeks. ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 27, 2008, 12:11:09 pm
Look at her personal text.  Fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 27, 2008, 12:15:18 pm
Ah crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on April 27, 2008, 12:17:04 pm
Oh shi-

Guess we have to wait untill she gets off of vacation :D.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 08, 2008, 06:45:39 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 15 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

I was indeed on vacation ;)

#148
In the 1960's, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream stocked a flavor called Beatle Nut.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on May 08, 2008, 07:10:20 am
I think I've heard of that, fact.


Does it have something to do with The Beatles?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on May 08, 2008, 07:41:46 am
Slightly absurd. I'll go with FACT
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 09, 2008, 05:32:53 am
Poll: Fact 10 votes, Crap 0 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Baskin-Robbins introduced the flavor on Feb. 7, 1964, the day the Beatles arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport for their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

#149
No dinosaur fossils have been found in Antarctica.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on May 09, 2008, 07:12:40 am
CRAP

I would think there are. But it could potentially be fact. If no one found any, wouldn't mean there aren't any there.

Sticking with Crap though.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 09, 2008, 08:13:51 am
Crap. Not only did Antarctica and Australia used to be one entity, the world was once much hotter and Antarctica used to have tropical forests.

Learned that from Walking With Dinosaurs.  ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on May 09, 2008, 06:15:56 pm
Fact. Who's digging for fossils in Antartica?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on May 10, 2008, 08:17:36 am
Craptabulas
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on May 10, 2008, 08:31:06 am
Redunculous!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on May 10, 2008, 08:34:14 am
               I guess if you try hard enough. Though, it would be a pretty expensive operation to maintain, with the snow always piling up. As far as I know, there haven't been any dinosaur fossils found in Antartica yet, but there were some other fossils from ancient sea critters.

               I got that info almost a decade ago, so I'm not sure if they've anything new there.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on May 10, 2008, 08:37:15 am
I guess crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on May 10, 2008, 08:53:28 am
               I guess if you try hard enough. Though, it would be a pretty expensive operation to maintain, with the snow always piling up. As far as I know, there haven't been any dinosaur fossils found in Antartica yet, but there were some other fossils from ancient sea critters.

               I got that info almost a decade ago, so I'm not sure if they've anything new there.


Actually, it snows fairly rarely, if I remember correctly. (Or is that only far north?)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 10, 2008, 09:32:41 am
Crap, parts of early new zealand and australia merged with Antarctica, which were dinosuar paradises.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 10, 2008, 03:43:22 pm
Poll: Fact 3 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Scientists have found Antarctic fossils of most of the major types of dinosaurs. Like the rest of the continents, Antarctica was once close to the equator. It had volcanoes during the Miocene epoch and was connected to South America at one point via a land bridge. It is believed that Antarctica drifted to the South Pole about 40 million years ago.

#150
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zc79UQj1hQ
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on May 10, 2008, 04:06:16 pm
Ah HELL NAW!

That's definitley false.
Or is it?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on May 10, 2008, 05:01:04 pm
I don't believe it.

False.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 10, 2008, 05:09:15 pm
No question at all?  Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on May 10, 2008, 05:11:16 pm
Yup just a vid this time.
That's strange, changing the routine are we M ;)?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on May 10, 2008, 07:27:09 pm
Complete and utter crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 10, 2008, 08:56:29 pm
Can someone sum up the video for me? cbf watching it with my dialup.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on May 10, 2008, 09:56:29 pm
Can someone sum up the video for me? cbf watching it with my dialup.
A guy uses a hunk of meat on a fishing pole to get a shark to tow him on his surfboard.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on May 10, 2008, 10:21:41 pm
The sharks swimming pattern was quite unusual. Crap.

On a similar note:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-RbjFleoQs
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on May 11, 2008, 02:18:12 am
The video's real, the shark is not.

So i suppose thats a CRAP.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: caosss on May 11, 2008, 01:55:35 pm
OMG THATS SO REAL CANT YOU SEE IT!!! No wait.. What i ment was.. Its Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Hammerman58 on May 11, 2008, 08:19:42 pm
Im saying that this is crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 12, 2008, 09:19:24 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Jet ski pulling shark pulling surfer. Funny video but not true.

#151
Grasshoppers spit!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on May 12, 2008, 10:55:16 am
Fact!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on May 12, 2008, 11:35:40 am
To be different, CRAP.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on May 13, 2008, 12:52:01 pm
No, it's ridiculously incorrect.
CRAP
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: eropS on May 13, 2008, 07:44:03 pm
fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Hammerman58 on May 13, 2008, 08:40:29 pm
FACT
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 16, 2008, 08:24:54 am
Poll: Fact 8 votes, Crap 2 votes                   
Correct Answer:  TRUE

Some grasshoppers spit up a type of brown juice to defend themselves. It's actually the contents of it's stomach. The smell and taste are so foul that it can temporarily repel a predator.

#152
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party is the name of a British political party.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Doctor Z on May 16, 2008, 09:05:35 am
Fact >.>

Crazy brits, and your glass candy.... I mean, silly Political Party names....
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on May 18, 2008, 02:49:58 am
Fact,
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on May 18, 2008, 02:50:53 am
fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Tesla on May 18, 2008, 02:52:13 am
Why am I the only one who voted crap???
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 18, 2008, 03:14:18 am
Crap. I bet it's more epic then that.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 20, 2008, 06:25:11 am
Poll: Fact 9 votes, Crap 3 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

A shock rocker named Screaming Lord Sutch founded the party in 1983 and led it until his death in 1999.

#153
Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle"
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on May 20, 2008, 06:39:48 am
FACT
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 22, 2008, 06:11:03 am
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

Yahoo! got its start in a trailer on the Stanford University campus. Founders David Filo and Jerry Yang were studying electrical engineering in 1994 when they devised a method of cataloging sites and information on the internet. Though the site was first called Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web, the name was eventually changed to Yahoo!

#154
Fingernails and toenails have no real purpose for humans anymore.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on May 22, 2008, 06:11:55 am
crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on May 22, 2008, 06:40:44 am
FACT
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on May 22, 2008, 06:45:40 am
Crap.

Some very advanced countries might not need it anymore, but people from other parts of the world still do. Though, when it comes to survival, you really don't need 'em. But for other seemingly mundane things, you still do.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on May 22, 2008, 07:19:30 am
Bah, fingernails are useful for all sorts of things.

Carp.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on May 22, 2008, 10:45:45 am
That's big carp.

(http://www.carpflavorings.com/images/BigCarpNet.jpg)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on May 22, 2008, 11:37:15 am
It is la crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 22, 2008, 11:45:10 am
Crap...they protect nerve endings or something.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on May 22, 2008, 03:38:01 pm
Also, they protect the tips of your fingers from damage. Can you imagine having someone step on your finger with no fingernail there? Ouch
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 22, 2008, 04:33:56 pm
crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 23, 2008, 03:10:18 am
Crap, they protect the ends of your extremities and are good for picking orifices, and can you imagine how hard it would be to scratch an itch without them?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: ARCosta on May 23, 2008, 08:23:51 am
crap crap crap crap crap

The tip of our fingers needs the nails to grab/use/manipulate stuff.

Besides, we don't need 5 mini-penises on each hand...  :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on May 23, 2008, 04:51:07 pm
Sewing will be a nightmare. :D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 24, 2008, 06:59:56 am
And what about getting rid of all the gunk that collects in your tear ducts?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 25, 2008, 05:57:38 pm
Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on May 25, 2008, 06:26:21 pm
Crap. They're awesome if you sharpen them and use them to stab people.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 25, 2008, 06:27:19 pm
I don't think you can do that, but you need it to open soup cans or anything, really.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ichthyostega on May 25, 2008, 09:16:03 pm
Crapity crap crap!

Nails help us dig, scratch, and protect our finger tips.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 26, 2008, 01:21:09 am
New question please. Before I use my fingernails to inflict injury upon you.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on May 26, 2008, 09:02:14 am
We won't be able to buy anything if we don't have any fingernails. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: ARCosta on May 28, 2008, 04:09:32 am
Come on LadyM another question!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on May 28, 2008, 04:18:16 pm
Poll: Fact 1 votes, Crap 19 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Fingernails and toenails protect our sensitive finger and toe tips. Nails are made of overlapping dead cells that have high amounts of keratin, which is a strong protein also found in skin and hair, as well as in animal hooves, feathers and wool.

#155
Tiny earthquakes below the surface of the ocean cause most of the waves.

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Veraal on May 28, 2008, 04:38:35 pm
that's the most crappy claim i have ever heard in the history of crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on May 28, 2008, 04:53:45 pm
cArP!

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: eropS on May 29, 2008, 10:22:01 pm
I picksed fact becuz im differant.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SBD on May 30, 2008, 12:16:06 am
That is a big steaming pile of horse sh!t.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on May 30, 2008, 01:27:32 pm
Craptastic.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on May 30, 2008, 01:32:44 pm
Fact(I'm a Greography nut)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: SporeGames on May 30, 2008, 09:34:51 pm
Fact(I'm a Greography nut)

Fact. becuse I am... THE ULTIMATE
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: BumpyRide on May 30, 2008, 09:37:22 pm
Crap, caused by winds blowing over the water, or so I heard.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on May 31, 2008, 12:43:49 am
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ichthyostega on May 31, 2008, 05:36:37 pm
Crap.

Ocean currents are caused by heat and salt.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: ARCosta on June 01, 2008, 10:37:16 am
I think it's crap. Tides, moon and other stuff makes that stuff and stuff.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 02, 2008, 02:00:59 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 19 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Most waves are caused by the friction that wind produces when it comes into contact with water.

#156
To cool themselves, turkey vultures poop on their own legs.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on June 02, 2008, 02:07:46 pm
err... crap  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on June 02, 2008, 04:49:39 pm
Not exactly. So I'll go with crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 02, 2008, 05:39:23 pm
That sounds like a lot of crap to me.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on June 02, 2008, 06:15:31 pm
Isn't poop like, steamy? Craptacular.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: BumpyRide on June 02, 2008, 06:20:00 pm
It's too weird to be crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on June 03, 2008, 12:09:23 am
This is completely and utterly true.  ;)

I know things.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on June 03, 2008, 12:13:08 am
They don't use poop per se, but something very close to it. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on June 03, 2008, 12:14:25 am
They don't use poop per se, but something very close to it. ;)

Dude, bird poop isn't like mammal poop. But it's still poop.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: ARCosta on June 03, 2008, 02:19:55 am
It's both crap and fact! (get it?  ;D crap but fact? :( no?  )
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on June 03, 2008, 03:00:28 am
I get it too! I is teh winner! ;D

... something very close...

 ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Veraal on June 03, 2008, 03:26:24 am
That is Correct, ladym.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on June 03, 2008, 10:44:30 pm
Es la facto el stupidos!

Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 05, 2008, 07:52:09 am
This was a very split poll:
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 19 votes                   
Correct Answer:  FACT

When it's hot, turkey vultures take aim at their legs because their poop, which is almost entirely liquid, produces a cooling effect as it evaporates.

#157
The rare and deadly polyorchid grows in Polynesia.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 05, 2008, 04:37:29 pm
As untrue as it can be.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gungnir on June 05, 2008, 06:27:19 pm
Heh..polyorchid. It grows...but not in polynesia. ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Met on June 05, 2008, 06:37:17 pm
"Poly-" being the prefix meaning "Many".

I'll go with crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 05, 2008, 06:52:05 pm
I'll say crap-a-lot.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on June 05, 2008, 11:06:59 pm
But I though vultures urinated on their legs. :-\


For this one, I'll go with fact.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: eropS on June 05, 2008, 11:09:13 pm
Urine is hot...
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Grazony on June 05, 2008, 11:15:17 pm
....What?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Veraal on June 06, 2008, 10:01:47 am
true
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Neoskel on June 06, 2008, 02:36:38 pm
But I though vultures urinated on their legs. :-\


For this one, I'll go with fact.

Birds don't urinate. Their excrement is a mix.

Also crap, orchids are never deadly.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on June 06, 2008, 02:53:17 pm
Urine is hot...

O.o
...........

Define the usage of "hot" for me.

Oh and crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 07, 2008, 02:41:01 pm
Poll: Fact 8 votes, Crap 11 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

The term polyorchid has nothing to do with flowers, at least not literally. It actually refers to men who have more than two testicles, and they're no more dangerous than ordinary men.


#158
Jesse James died from a shot in the back while playing cards.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Sasha on June 07, 2008, 02:50:19 pm
crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 07, 2008, 02:56:53 pm
Utter crap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Cow on June 07, 2008, 07:48:09 pm
Baldercrap!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on June 28, 2008, 05:34:38 pm
Poll: Fact 5 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

He died in 1882 from a shot in the back of the head, and he wasn't playing cards at the time. He was at home adjusting a picture on the wall.

#159
Chilie is home to the southernmost city in the world.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 28, 2008, 05:39:22 pm
Crap. It's in Argentina!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 28, 2008, 07:30:32 pm
Fact - Chile is west of argentina. Their border is pretty much the Andes mountain range.

Plus, I've seen a map that shows the name of the city - its puerto something (couldn't read the map).
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Miclee on June 30, 2008, 06:53:42 am
Crap.
Argentina has the southernmost city, it's capital. Ushuaia.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 30, 2008, 07:07:46 am
Way to spoil the game. ::)

Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 30, 2008, 12:35:26 pm
That's what Wikipedia is for.  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: StickyChick on July 02, 2008, 05:14:06 pm
That's what Wikipedia is for.  ;D

I'm going to try a new game. I will post a statement. You vote whether it is fact or crap. Feel free to discuss the statements in this thread.  Adding rules: Guess what the answer is without looking it up. You can discuss what you think but  don't provide links & resources.

Play nice.  If you don't understand the rules, then feel free to ask questions - people will be happy to answer.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kratok on July 02, 2008, 06:52:43 pm
Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on July 05, 2008, 03:07:32 pm
Poll: Fact 2 votes, Crap 12 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Punta Arenas, Chile, is sometimes cited as the southernmost city in the world, but while it is the southernmost major city in the world, the actual southernmost city is Ushuaia, Argentina, a port city on the Beagle Channel at the southern most tip of South America.

#160
NASA invented evaporated milk.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 05, 2008, 03:14:42 pm
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Gunner on July 05, 2008, 09:26:12 pm
Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Jagon on July 05, 2008, 11:46:41 pm
fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 06, 2008, 03:22:52 am
Crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultimatum on July 06, 2008, 04:40:58 am
Crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Cow on July 06, 2008, 01:50:32 pm
Udder crap.  ;)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Yuu on July 08, 2008, 03:40:35 am
crops.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Ultramarine on July 08, 2008, 08:09:15 am
BS
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on July 16, 2008, 11:22:57 am
Crap.
Argentina has the southernmost city, it's capital. Ushuaia.

It's capital is Buenos Aieries (sp?), not Ushuala....

to the current one, crap all right.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: LadyM on July 17, 2008, 05:37:30 am
Poll: Fact 7 votes, Crap 8 votes                   
Correct Answer:  CRAP

Evaporated milk was first prepared commercially in the United States in 1885 by the Highland, Illinois based Helvetia Milk Condensing Company, which eventually settled on the brand name of Pet Evaporated Milk.

#161
Monster trucks can float.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on July 17, 2008, 10:39:09 am
edit: crap
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Oviraptor on July 17, 2008, 11:04:10 am
This is a trick question. Some float, some don't. I'm going to say crap under the assumption that they meant "all" monster trucks can float.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 17, 2008, 12:38:13 pm
Crap, their chases are full of holes. They'll sink like a stone.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on July 17, 2008, 12:48:16 pm
You're forgetting about thier wheels. Rubber wheels float don't they?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Mae on July 17, 2008, 01:03:25 pm
Rubber tires full of AIR
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on July 17, 2008, 01:07:03 pm
Yea you're right....

I'm sure those tires they have are solid because air tires could puncture easily.

edit: decided to change my vote from fact to crap.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Kenobro on July 17, 2008, 02:25:40 pm
Crap. I don't think ALL can float. Some, maybe.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: eropS on July 26, 2008, 09:41:36 pm
i think they can.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: StickyChick on September 04, 2008, 08:55:55 am
Crap.  There are no such thing as monsters (LOL), so how can something imaginary own a truck?
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: smjjames on September 04, 2008, 09:55:00 am
Been a while since LadyM updated this though.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Clayface on June 03, 2011, 12:27:57 am
Been a while since LadyM updated this though.

fact
Title: Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 03, 2011, 01:43:06 pm
Been a while since LadyM updated this though.

Fact.