Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What true fact sounds fake?

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There is a disease that, over time, converts your muscular tissue into bone

~9% of all humans who ever existed are still alive today.

The Soviet Union had a program in which they tried to train Dolphins to kill humans with weapons and destroy submarines with bombs.

There are more tigers in private collections in Texas than there are left in the wild.

Mike the Headless Chicken who lived without a head for two years. People think I'm making up an urban legend when I mention Miracle Mike.

There is a species of shark - the Greenland shark - that has a lifespan of up to 400 years

turkeys can spontaneously impregnate themselves through a process called Parthenogenesis

Since the current water speed record was set in 1978, everyone thats tried to beat it since has died.

15 comments:

cliff claven said...

There are some people who everyone dislikes. Sounds impossible, but I know a person who is disliked by everyone, even his wife, whom he adores.

AllenS said...

turkeys can spontaneously impregnate themselves through a process called kinky sex.

edutcher said...

At Little Big Horn, Custer did everything right.

ricpic said...

I think Custer was a little lax in the sending scouts ahead department.

Sixty Grit said...

And the winning department.

Methadras said...

You are 6 degrees separated from Kevin Bacon.

edutcher said...

ricpic said...

I think Custer was a little lax in the sending scouts ahead department.

Wrong. He had his scouts out. One of the problems was the valley was a very big place and it took 3 hours for said scouts to find the village.

Sixty Grit said...

And the winning department.

That's the point. You can do everything right and still get your head handed to you.

Sixty Grit said...

91% of all humans who have ever lived are dead.

William said...

So I've got a 9% chance of eternal life. That's comforting.

rcommal said...

Here's my addition to "What true fact sounds fake":

So much of what of you guys keep trying to sell even though what you're selling are things that you, yourselves, have never done and, yet, refuse to notice--much less acknowledge--that I and my husband, in fact, actually have done.

Oh. Yes. We. Have.

And: Oh. Yes. You. Are. The. Poseurs.

Lazy people mostly interested in not ever, actually, ever being held to account, in terms of any thing, much less every thing.

rcommal said...

That's the point. You can do everything right and still get your head handed to you.

SO true, you asshole. Do you never listen to your own words, dripping out of your own mouth, more like diarrhea than anything else?

rcommal said...

I'm 56. My husband is 52. Our son is 16.

We have been no burden, at all, on the system. We have done it on our own WHILE, AND [not or] paying into the system, full stop, in terms of subsidizing others, including dishonest folks, for at least a couple of decades--and without question

...since, for sure, our kid was 1.

rcommal said...

There are a number of reasons, looking back at it, why, way back in February 1992, my husband and I instantly got connected to each other, in just a split-second, at the bar in which we met.

Anyhoo.

We're celebrating today, despite all of the sad things that are going on and the serious pain that the most beloved family member is undergoing and will be facing over the next four months.

rcommal said...

Because we got told, today, that if we continue on the trajectory--to which we have been committed not just since that time, but even before it and certainly afterward--we've been disciplined about, it's possible that we, when older, will continue to be able to be independent and self-sustaining for a long-enough time. And even without the assumption of Social Security payments (neither I nor my husband have ever assumed them, ever, BTW, especially given how entitled upstream folks are and have been, for decades). So long as as we're willing to live as modestly as necessary, and Lord knows that we are both willing and able based on history, it looks as if we're on the right track for, together, achieving a goal we both share: to carry our own weight unto death and to be able to say, at the end of our lives, that there's never been any lie about what our intentions and values were, not to mention how hard we worked, together.

Sixty Grit said...

Green Land Shark - I think they spelled it wrong.