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Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #250 on: January 18, 2014, 03:54:26 AM »
Ha! no I didn't but it's funny.

Did you know that the Higgs Boson, also known as the God Particle came by that name not by any religious means? Apparently either during a discussion or otherwise they were talking about "that goddamn particle" because of all other particles in the model it has proved to have been very elusive and frustrations ran high.
However when trying to print that as a book title the editors dropped the damn to not offend anyone and thus the moniker became "god particle" and has stuck ever since.

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #251 on: January 18, 2014, 04:30:40 AM »
I did, surprisingly

Did you know that I existed before this point?

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #252 on: January 18, 2014, 03:02:00 PM »
Nope I did not.

Did you know that from a solipsistic view you still do not exist?

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #253 on: January 18, 2014, 10:50:53 PM »
No, I did not.


Did you know that of the roughly 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women.

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #254 on: January 19, 2014, 06:35:57 AM »
No I did not, damn that's very few women.

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #255 on: January 19, 2014, 08:22:18 AM »
Yes, give me a harder one.

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #256 on: January 27, 2014, 03:05:36 AM »
Nope. Weird.

Did you know there was a television channel that only showed footage of puppies? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Puppy_Channel


Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #257 on: January 27, 2014, 03:08:33 PM »
Lol No I did not

Did you know that the reason you see house spiders a lot more during autumn is because they are looking for a mate? Basically the spiders you see during autumn are just horny.... now does that make it better or worse?

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #258 on: February 22, 2014, 10:02:41 AM »
Doesn't help.   I just don't want to see them getting busy before I squash them.


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Offline Petronius

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #259 on: February 24, 2014, 04:03:41 AM »
I didn't, but I'm sure there's some pop-theology implication to that.

Did you know that the original patent for the fire hydrant was lost? The building it was housed in burned down.

Offline Water Lilly

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #260 on: February 24, 2014, 04:24:10 AM »
How ironic is that? No I didn't know.

Did you know that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas? 

Offline Dominic

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #261 on: February 24, 2014, 11:03:37 AM »
I remember reading about that somewhere.

Did you know that to perform an optimal vocal fry, it is best to angle one's head down and slightly forward?

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #262 on: February 24, 2014, 04:29:12 PM »
Had to google it, so no, I didn't know it.


Did you know a Mantis shrimp punches its prey with more force than a .22 caliber bullet.?

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #263 on: February 25, 2014, 04:51:00 PM »
Yes I did. Sea aquariums need to deploy some really strong glass to contain them.

Did you know that it's freaky eyes can have receptors for 12 different colours. in fact their eyes are so strange that it should have depth perception with just one eye.

Offline Random

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #264 on: March 01, 2014, 09:56:52 PM »
I most certainly did not know that.

Did you know that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #265 on: March 02, 2014, 02:23:02 AM »
I heard it before but didn't think it was true, a google later confirms its veracity, and learned a few other random ostrich facts in the process.

Did you know that the above process is called tangential learning?

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #266 on: March 02, 2014, 02:27:20 AM »
I knew so at one point but currently do not.

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #267 on: March 13, 2014, 07:56:11 AM »
Yes, I blame Isaac Asimov for me knowing that one...you are missed, oh mutton-chopped One...


Did you know that all remaining historical knowledge of Hannibal Barca comes from his mortal enemies, the Romans--his contemporary, the Greek/Roman historian Polybius, and the contemporary of Augustus Caesar, Livy?

(I'm a historian--shoot me.)

Offline Random

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #268 on: March 13, 2014, 09:48:27 AM »
That's another one I had no clue about.

Did you know that Rome’s population of more than a million was not matched by any other European city until London finally over took it in the nineteenth century?

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #269 on: August 28, 2014, 12:47:29 AM »
Necro-ing because bored!

I did not know the previous fact!

Did you know...

When a cat purrs, it creates vibrations between 20-140 Hz, known to be medically therapeutic for many illnesses?

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #270 on: September 15, 2014, 02:42:59 PM »
I knew the frequency but that is about it.

Did you know that in Indonesia children are initially named by number? for this reason you will get a lot of people looking at you when you call out Wayang (1)

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Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #271 on: January 21, 2015, 09:55:59 PM »
That was new to me - and fascinating.

To produce iron in nature, temperatures of perhaps three billion degrees (Kelvin or Centigrade) are required, and it can only begin to happen in the heart of some heavy, hot, giant stars during a very short span of time before the star fully collapses or explodes. The sun, by comparison, reaches about fifteen million degrees in its core. I had heard of how iron was coming at the peak of a series of transmogrifications of elements, but had no idea of how rare the conditions were: did you know?

(give this a thought next time you use some quite ordinary object of steel or iron. or just the railway lines!)  ::)

Offline AdammairTopic starter

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #272 on: January 22, 2015, 02:33:13 AM »
I didn't know that. That leads me to ponder how iron was first produced in nature, and logic and common sense would indicate that our sun must have at some point in history (going WAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY back :P ) reached that crucial temperature and has since cooled to a more tolerable level to support life. Now, being the somewhat-amateur science geek/full-time mostly atheist/part-time pagan I am...I have to think that at the time of the big bang, it was actually a bigger bang than we surmise, creating more intense and abundant amounts of heat and light to be able to create the entire universe, or multiverse, depending on one's view.

Did you know that we can philosophize about pretty much anything and everything? ;D

Offline Mercurio123

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #273 on: January 24, 2015, 09:21:17 AM »
I believe that is a given.

Did you know what windows 10 will be free for anyone willing to upgrade 7 or 8 within the first year of it's release?
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Offline LillithTheThird

Re: The "Did you know...?" Game
« Reply #274 on: January 24, 2015, 09:26:42 AM »
I had heard that.  Did you know that it will be released with a 'Siri' like component named Cortana, which is the same name as the AI in Halo?