July 26, 2008
"The dot over the letter
is called a
," and why doesn't a duck's quack echo? Totally random facts that have nothing to do with anything other than
it's out there!
9 years ago
It's probably irrelevant
but a duck's quack does echo. (Snopes) Now, you kids take your ducks and gedoffa my lawn.
Most of it is wrong. A duck's quack won't echo? Not even if I put the sound thru a digital delay/reverb? You bet your ass it echoes.
Ducks' quacks echo.
I'm skeptical about this whole duck's quack not echoing thing. Could someone please post evidence or their own opinion refuting this? Thanks in advance!
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
This is my favorite random fact.
Fun site! But "The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start" only works if you're using the five-continent system, which most people don't. And in areas where the five-continent system IS recognized, such as some Latin American countries, "Oceania" is frequently used instead of "Australia."
Fornication Under Consent of the King. Hmmm,
I thought it was "Fornicating Up Clapham Kommon."
That page has a real bad case of the stupid parenthetical editor problem (OMFG! I can't believe it!)
The tittle is a mark in the Hebrew alphabet, hence Jesus talking about it.
There. Added jots to your tittles.
he he he
Oh, and along a similar vein:
So many of those "facts" are so utterly wrong that I can't believe a single one of the lot is true.
I also noted they were almost all horribly wrong. I'm still looking for the fire that's been burning for 5,000 years in Australia. Thanks for the welcome, tracicle.
So you posted it ironically, eh?
Hi, Blacksheep. In case you were wondering, Tracicle is in charge of welcoming new members, and Hank is in charge of assuring that we dwindle down to spit by making newcomers feel unwelcome. Nice post. Stick with us, we're pretty cool.
I thought I was very welcoming. I didn't say "this is shit" or post that panda image.
Hey, Blacksheep! Always glad to meet a colorful animal. Actually, the
5000 year old Australian fire is real.
It was posted in the Door to Hell thread.
I'll repeat my one duck joke: Two ducks crossing the road in Armagh. The one at the back says, "Quack, quack." The one in the front says, "Will ye knock it off? I'm goin' as quack as I can."
It's a cute site, and far better than my first FPP.
Mine was awesome. It was about documented fairy kidnappings and nobody read it or commented on it.
Diaeresis are two dots over a vowel. Example: ä or ö. For instance; the word noel. Noel is actualy spelled Noël. This is used in English, though it is not commonly written.
Noel also contins an l, despite what it says, and hence "noe" is actually spelled noel, except that it's actually spelled noël because it has two dots over every ä or ö, so actualy "noe" is spelled nöëlä. It is actually used in English but it is never writen down or pronounced; so, actually, it is spelled nonöëlä for consistency's sake.
At first I thought, "no way, South America doesn't start and end with the same letter." And then I remembered it does: invisible 'e'.
These fake facts are way more entertaining than a bunch of dumb old true facts.
Trac: There are 297 pages in the link you posted (Futility Closet) How do I know? Because I wasted my whole Sunday reading EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of them. Curse you, MonkeyBashi!!!!
It was irony, Mr. Mabuse.
I was tempted to transpose that to Mr. Magoo but forewarned by RalphTheDog, discretion definitely overcame valor.
My dad (aged and gnarled) loves Mr. Magoo. Just so you know how the little guy jumped into mind. :P Thanks to tracicle for "Futility Closet." Love that stuff. Thanks too for the link to the Australian 5,000 year old fire, BlueHorse. At least
it is out there.