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Postby creamdoorthirtyniner » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:59 pm

>> Alaska
>> More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.
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>>
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>> Amazon
>>
>> * The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
>>
>> * The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that,
>> more than one hundred miles at sea, off the mouth of the river, one
>> can dip fresh water out of the ocean.
>>
>> * The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next
>> eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow
>> of all rivers in the United States.
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>>
>>
>> Antarctica
>>
>> *Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any
>> country.
>>
>> * Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice also
>> represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
>>
>> * As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert.
>> The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
>>
>> * Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, i.e.), Antarctica is
>> the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than
>> the Gobi desert.
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>>
>>
>> Brazil.
>>
>> Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.
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>>
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>> Canada
>>
>> * Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
>>
>> * Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."
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>>
>>
>> Chicago
>>
>> Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
>>
>>
>>
>> Detroit
>>
>> Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan carries the designation M - 1,
>> named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.
>>
>>
>>
>> Damascus, Syria
>>
>> Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before
>> Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously
>> inhabited city in existence.
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>>
>>
>> Istanbul, Turkey
>>
>> Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
>>
>>
>>
>> Los Angeles
>>
>> Los Angeles's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de
>> los Angeles de Porciuncula --and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size:
>> L.A.
>>
>>
>>
>> New York City
>>
>> * The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of
>> the 1930's who used the slang __expression "apple" for any town or city.
>> Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
>>
>> * There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more
>> Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New
>> York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel
>>
>>
>>
>> Africa
>>
>> Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28. Percentage of North
>> America that is wilderness: 38.
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>>
>>
>> Ohio
>>
>> There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.
>>
>>
>>
>> Pitcairn Island
>>
>> The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at
>> just
>> 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rome
>>
>> * The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome,
>> Italy in 133 B.C.
>>
>> * There is a city called Rome on every continent.
>>
>>
>>
>> Siberia.
>>
>> Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
>>
>>
>>
>> S.M.O.M.
>>
>> The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign
>> Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of
>> Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a
>> population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign
>> entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sahara Desert
>>
>> In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not
>> receive a drop of rain for ten years.
>>
>>
>>
>> Spain
>>
>> Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.'
>>
>>
>>
>> St. Paul Minnesota
>>
>> St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man named
>> Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant who set up the first business there.
>>
>>
>>
>> Roads
>>
>> Chances that a road is unpaved in the U.S.A.: 1%, in Canada: 75%.
>>
>>
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>> Texas
>>
>> The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as
>> 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.
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>>
>>
>> United States
>>
>> The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five
>> must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in
>> times of war or other emergencies.
>>
>>
>>
>> Waterfalls
>>
>> The water of Angel Falls (the World's highest) in Venezuela drops
>> 3,212 feet (979 meters). They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls


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Postby Dirt Bag » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:08 pm

pretty interesting

im suprised i didnt know the Saint Paul one, i live 40 minutes from there 8-o
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Postby dream_017 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:16 pm

I couldn't stop reading them. Good find, cream ;-D
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Postby kashikis » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:23 pm

nice find man, gotta love useless facts
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:33 pm

Did you know . . .

If you paste your email into an excel spread sheet you can delete the >> cells? hehe

*Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any
country.
maybe santa would be interested in moving south
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Postby Flockers » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:53 pm

Tiki - how's life in Pig's Eye?
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Postby mutantseabass » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:58 pm

>> Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan carries the designation M - 1,
>> named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.


I think that was the last time they paved it too :-b

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Postby Pete123444 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:38 pm

N ;-D ice read. Usually long reads that have nothing to do with football are hard to finish.This wasn't. ;-D
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Postby Homeless » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:48 pm

Flockers wrote:Tiki - how's life in Pig's Eye?


LOL

Nice find Cream ;-D
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Postby Canacuna » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:24 pm

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