Did You Know? Or Random Facts

Just a thread to post random facts that pique your interest and deserve to be shared. I'll start.

"It's estimated 18,000 to 40,000 species go extinct each year."

A look at the Present Extinction Spasm and What It Means for the Evolution of Species - Myers, 1985.

Edit: Bonus points if you provide a source, format out the window.

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46 Comments
Posted by Billy Batson

I'm awesome.
BB

Edited by DoomDoomDoom

@Billy Batson said:

I'm awesome.
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Can't disagree with you...but. :P

well I guess I didn't specify. lol.

Posted by The Man of Yesteryear

Billy Batson is awesome.

Posted by TheWitchingHour

You can't spell Sphincter without Sphinx (actually you can)

Posted by Vortex13

The male lion has a hooked penis which causes pain for the lioness and that is the reason lions have sex for only a few seconds at a time.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

The average weight of a human brain is 2.7 pounds while that of a sperm whales is 17.5 pounds.

The more you know!

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Did you know that when a star starts producing Iron it dies?

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

@DoomDoomDoom said:

Just a thread to post random facts that pique your interest and deserve to be shared. I'll start.

"It's estimated 18,000 to 40,000 species go extinct each year."

A look at the Present Extinction Spasm and What It Means for the Evolution of Species - Myers, 1985.

Edit: Bonus points if you provide a source, format out the window.

I hope this forum lasts FOREVER on CV

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Armadillos can get leprosy

Platypus lays eggs

FINALLY:

Posted by spartan92

did you know -

that tyrannosaurus rex lived closer to the moon landing than it did stegosaurus.

the pink fleshy bit in the inner corner of your eye is a third eyelid.

the pyramids were actually covered in limestone and would of looked white.

Posted by Decoy Elite

Did you know-

Super Smash Bros started as a side project?

Posted by joshmightbe

Silly Putty was originally intended to be and early version of a plastic explosive so technically C-4 is descended from a toy

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Did you know that there are geysers that shoot out water on a moon that orbits Saturn. It's name is Enceladus.

Posted by cyberninja

The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called 'aglets'. Their true purpose is sinister!

Posted by Billy Batson

@TheCheeseStabber said:

Armadillos can get leprosy

Platypus lays eggs

FINALLY:

looks like Deathstroke's cat to me.
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Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Did you know that the faster you go, the more you slow down time from your own perspective?

Posted by krilling

Did you know that the first TV broadcast in color was demonstrated in 1928?

Posted by Icarusflies

Did you know that otters have the thickest fur of all animals? (Judged by number of hairs per square inch)

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Posted by lykopis

Did you know polar bears are left-handed?

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@Billy Batson: ... Did YOU know Superman had a dog.

Posted by PikminMania

@lykopis said:

Did you know polar bears are left-handed?

That has been debunked.

Did you know that Josef Stalin tried to create super soldiers by having monkeys f**k people?

Edited by DoomDoomDoom

Did you know the word Squirrel comes from the Greek word Skiouros?

Posted by The Stegman

Did you know "race car" is "race car" spelled backwards?

Posted by XxRepercussionxX

Did you know that when to tiger sharks share the same womb before birth they will fight to the deth and the winner is the one that gets to be born?

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

@The Stegman: did you know that is called a palindrome?

Posted by krilling

Did you know that "El-Kanun fi el-Tib" by Ibn-i Sina had a huge importance for medical science in the Western world?

Edited by sesquipedalophobe

Did you know urine is more sanitizing than antibacterial soap?

Posted by lykopis

@PikminMania said:

@lykopis said:

Did you know polar bears are left-handed?

That has been debunked.

Did you know that Josef Stalin tried to create super soldiers by having monkeys f**k people?

You are correct sir - :)

Posted by God_Spawn

Did you know Fantomex solos?

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Posted by DoomDoomDoom

Did you know rhinos sometimes use poop to communicate?

Posted by Daveyo520

Did you know that the opening of Fenway Park did not get any press because it opened up the same week the Titanic sunk? Did you also know that Titanic in 3D is a really stupid idea and a cash grab?

Edited by TheWitchingHour

@cyberninja said:

The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called 'aglets'. Their true purpose is sinister!

Is this you? Because I hope so!!!!

*Fanboy Squeal*

Posted by The Stegman

Did you know a fully developed hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes than all the world's nuclear weapons combined?

Posted by redhood21

@Vortex13 said:

The male lion has a hooked penis which causes pain for the lioness and that is the reason lions have sex for only a few seconds at a time.

i have that too.... o_o'

Posted by cyberninja

@TheWitchingHour said:

@cyberninja said:

The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called 'aglets'. Their true purpose is sinister!

Is this you? Because I hope so!!!!

*Fanboy Squeal*

ALAS, my secret is out.

Posted by Dracade102

Gelatin is made of animal bones / hooves.

Posted by jeanroygrant

did you know.....the average human eats 8 spiders a year :P

Posted by Phylos

did you know, that jellyfish are considered plankton & are 98% water.

Posted by spartan92

did you know their is a Jellfish that can not die of old age, turritopsis nutricula " the Immortal Jellyfish "

Posted by krilling

Did you know that rat meat is rich in protein..

Posted by umbrafeline

did you know that...

the dot over the 'i' is called a tittle

the poundsign is called an octothorpe

the egyptian and mayan pyramids are lined up with the stars in the belt of the constellation 'orion'

Edited by Edamame

Did you know that there are four (technically five) accents in Mandarin Chinese?

Posted by Dracade102

Did you know the voice actor for Ducky in The Land Before Time was killed by her father in a family murder-suicide?

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Did you know that text messages now cause dopamine releases?

Edited by ARMIV2

Did you know that Dr.Pepper got it's name from a pharmacist (of the same name) who employed the maker? The guy who made Dr. Pepper (who was given the idea from a friend I believe) named the delicious drink after his old boss when, declining the young man's permission to marry his daughter, helped him start his own pharmacy?

Posted by cyberninja

Did you know that  a  pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes?