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#301 TheRosesAreFree

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Posted August 09 2006 - 03:06 PM

Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
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Don't believe the florist when he tells you that the roses are free


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Posted August 15 2006 - 07:13 PM

The meaning of death is life.
A good way to cover something up is to get someone respected to ridicule it. A better way is to tell the truth but label it as fiction and then make it into a movie/game/book/song.
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Posted August 16 2006 - 01:46 AM

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,

is it a "odd" or a "end"?


"odd" because its just one ;)

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Posted August 17 2006 - 07:09 AM

i know einstein was a patent clerk, i know newton invented calculus on his own when he was young, i know that guns dont really blow back like in the movies, i know how to clean roman pottery, i know that chicks are thrown around in egg factories and it was mildly amusing.
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Posted August 17 2006 - 09:31 AM

it takes exactly 67,849 holes to fill Albert Hall
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Posted August 17 2006 - 11:50 AM

The only cause of death is Birth

Cats urine glows under U.V light

A pigs orgasm lasts 30 mins (wow I wanna be a pig !!!)

In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways

Most toilets flush in E flat.
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Posted August 23 2006 - 11:49 AM

Elton John only agreed to play in the movie Tommy if he got to keep the super tall platform boots that were part of his costume.
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Posted August 29 2006 - 06:03 PM

Your computer screen is 99.9% empty space.


If space stretches into infinity in all directions around you, are you the center of everything?

If you had a vast void of nothingness, you would still have something, which would be a vast void of nothingness, so nothing is impossible.
Nothing is impossible with god, literally.

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Posted August 29 2006 - 07:36 PM

a golf ball has 256 dimples and the mouth of the Colombia River where I live is the foggiest place in the world.

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Posted August 29 2006 - 07:47 PM

There are 42 pasta/sauce combinations at olive garden.

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Posted August 30 2006 - 06:23 AM

The angle at which light reflects off of water to create a rainbow is 42 degrees.


A 42 mile per hour wind brought down the original Tacoma bridge in the state of Washington in the 1930's

42 is the natural vibration frequency of human DNA (Ha! Ha!)

42 is the natural vibration frequency of white mouse DNA. (Ha! Ha!)

It is 4.2 light-years to the nearest star from our solar-system?

The chamber in the Cheops pyramid is exactly 42 metres over the ground

The total number of dots on a pair of dice is 42

The fastest speed for a land animal for 1 mile is 42mph (Guiness, page 59).

Greatest recorded distance covered by one jump of a kangaroo is 42 feet (Guiness, page 71).

The longest lava flow recorded is 42 miles (Guiness, page 129).

The worlds widest conveyor belt is 42 feet wide (Guiness, page 335).

The largest shoes ever sold were size 42 (Guiness, page 361).

A barrel contains 42 gallons.

The time it took for one person to eat an entire ox was 42 hours (Guiness, page 492)

42 occurs infinitely many times in then number PI.

When PI is rounded to the third decimal place contains the number 42

There are 42 countries in the game of Risk

42 was the name of the painter in episode 2 or 3 of the Prisoner series

Fox Mulder from X-Files, apartment address is 42

An episode of X-Files, FOX TV aired 3/10/95, makes reference to a ship being lost for 42 hours

An episode of Simpsons, FOX TV aired 3/13/95, had the Simpsons family driving down the rode past a sign that stated the next restaurant is 42 miles

There was/is an English band called "Level 42" which was actually inspired by HHGTTG

There is a local radio station called OK-Radio, in Hamburg Germany which advertises with the sentence: "more the 42 times a day, we bring you the OK-Radio traffic report"

The Adventurer Magazine for Lucas Arts, Winter 94/95, Page #7 has a screen shot from Dark Forces, with a score of 42

Ad title from Dr Dobb's April 95, page 53 - "Productivity Headache #42, Lots of helpfile, not much help"

An episode of Medicine Ball, FOX TV aired 3/21/95, made a reference to a patient whose age was 42

An episode of Married with Children, FOX TV aired 3/20/95, had a football game where the score was 42 to 0, with Al's team losing

In the movie "Teenwolf", Michael J Fox has the number 42 on his jersey.
the song "Minimum Wage" by 'They Might Be Giants' is 42 seconds long.


In the movie "Ghost", Patrick Swayze learns to move things (as a ghost) at subway platform 42.

In the book "James and the Giant Peach", the centipede has 42 legs

In Kansas's (the band) song 'Closet Chronicles', (from the Point of Know Return album) they have the following line: "Gazing out the window, from the FORTY-SECOND floor..."

Joseph Heller's Novel "Catch-22" has 42 chapters.

A well-known traditional Scottish Folk Song encrypts The Answer by reversing the digits: "Four and Twenty virgins/came down from Inverness"

In Pet Shop Boys' video "West End Girls", a bus suddenly appears with no obvious reason. It has nothing to do with the rest of the video. The number on the bus is of course 42

In the recent film _The FUGITIVE_, the bus which takes Harrison Ford from the prison at which he is held to the place where he is supposed to be executed is numbered 42

LucasArts's classic "Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders" has the number "42" plastered all over

In "Pulp Fiction", Samuel L. Jackson (Jules) cites Ezekiel 25:17 ("The path of the righteous man ...") and 17+25=42.

In the 1979 movie "10" Bo Derek becomes the ultimate woman which Dudley Moore finds on his....YES!!!.... 42.nd birthday

In Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (album version), immediately after the "Every Sperm is Sacred" song, the narrator says "Meanwhile, at number 42", whereupon we are taken to the Protestant family sketch

the Illustrated Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy costs $42!

A current (english) advert for Guiness stout goes:"It's hard to put a value to most things,This, however, is 42."

The elevator in the film "Speed" starts at level 42.

In a commercial with Rutger Hauer he tells that some beers are excellent, but the beer he is advertising is however 42.

There is a french magazine about cars, relationships and home improvement etc. The title of this magazine is le 42.

In the "Pelican Brief", Darby Shaw, (Julia Roberts) lives at 42 Beau Luc Lane, New Orleans you can see this briefly on the cover of the brief once during the movie.

There are exactly 42 pictures in Alice In Wonderland(excluding the cover)
Chapter 12 Alice In Wonderland: At this moment the King, who had been for some time busily writing in his note-book, called out, "Silence!" and read out from his book, "Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high must leave the court."


Lewis Carroll's 'magic number' was 42

In the Grateful Dead image taken from the rubaiyat, there are forty-two roses in full view, not counting the ones in the back ground


In the play "Shirley Velentine" by Willy Russell, Shirley is 42 years old


In Romeo and Juliet, juliet sleeps for 42 hours

Dr. Seuss wrote 42 Children's Books

In the "Babylon 5" episode "AND NOW FOR A WORD", ISN reporter Cynthia Torqueman (Kim Zimmer) said: "Aliens make up roughly 42 percent of Babylon 5's population.

Stavro Mueller's club "Beta" happens to have a street address of 42 as stated by Ford Prefect in book 5 of the increasingly innaccurately named Hitchhiker Trilogy: "Mostly Harmless"--"`Just there, number forty-two,' shouted Ford Prefect to the taxi-driver. `Right here!'"

On the season premiere of X-Files, The room where Skinner and Scully are at the end of the show is room 42

In the movie Aliens (Sigourney Weaver), when Ripley is being shown how to use the machine gun, there are 42 rounds left in the clip. You can see 42 on the read-out on the side.

For the 1995-96 Fall TV Season there were 42 new shows

In the episode of "Welcome Back Kotter" in which Kotter performs at a comedy club "Amateur Night" with his "uncle" jokes, he gets heckled off the stage by Mr. Woodwind (the principle), and as he departs in embarassment, Mr. Woodwind yells, "Bring on number 43!"--meaning, in Mr. Woodwind's head, at least, Mr. Kotter was the 42nd comedian.

In the movie Assassins, Sylvester Stallone hops into cab #42 to get away from the cops

42 is used as part a of secret passcode in the movie Assassins

The 1971 top grossing film about a teenage boy, Hermie, who falls in love with a young woman, Aggie, whose husband is off fighting the war - "Summer of '42"

on Friday Dec 1, 1995 on Fox on the X-Files: When Mulder looked at the time bomb for the first time, It was exactly 1:42:00 until it would explode

At the end of the first X-files episode, evidence is placed in the box to the left of nr. 10042

In `Twin Peaks', episode 2007 (first time aired on 11/10/90; written by Mark Frost, directed by David Lynch): Shelly Johnson and Bobby Briggs pay the bills and end up with $42 instead of expected some hundred (thousand?)

A favorite quote from W.C.Fields: "I'd rather have two girls of twenty-one each, than one girl of forty-two!"

In the movie 'Ace Ventura; Pet Detective' the routine being rehearsed by the dolphin is called "Blue 42".

On the TV show "3rd Rock From The Sun" (which is about aliens coming to

Earth and taking on the guise of Earthlings for the sake of studying same) when the Commander of the alien task force is asked his (earth) age, he replies, "42."

Murphy Brown (TV-series) gets seated at table 42 during a Presidental dinner she gets invited to by Corky

Malcom Learty pays 42 dollars for the board of his dog Edward in the movie "The Accidental Tourist"

In the comic strip "Curtis," Curtis recently remarked that the "cat woman" who lived upstairs had 42 cats

Towards the end of "Paper Moon," Tatum O'Neil counts the money in her cigar box. It's eight hundred and some-odd dollars -- "and 42 cents.
"...watch a garage mechanic get broken into 42 pieces" -- Howard Cunningham to Arthur Fonzarelli when hearing that he was going to attempt to jump 14 garbage cans


A student-magazine of physics-students at the University of Oldenburg in Germany is called 'ZWEIUNDVIERZIG' which is German for forty-two

4242 are the first four digits on the prison uniform of Sean Penn in the movie, "We're No Angels"

In the book "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden Caulfield lies and says that he is 42

In the film, "True Colors," the room number of James Spader and John Cusick at University of Virginia is 42

On the Warren Zevon album "Sentimental Hygiene" there's a song titled "Even
A Dog Can Shake Hands" about the way famous people are treated. The chorus is a discussion of a contract which begins with the lines:'Sign Page 42, We'll do the rest for you'

In the movie "Powder", the scene where powder is walking down the tracks, he passes a metal bridge. On the right side there are two numbers scrawled. One of them is 42

On the television show "Martin" his apartment door is FORTY TWO

The number 42 has appeared on the apartment door of the main character in the movie "Naked Lunch"

In the movie "Die Hard with a Vengence" one of the riddles was, "What is half of 42?"

The number 42 on the bomb in the the 21 school in "Die Hard with a Vengence", which is half of 42.

Steven lives in apartment number 42 in the movie "Cable Guy"

The Number of People marked for death in The Movie "THE FRIGHTENERS" is 42
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n 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe', When they retrieve Marvin in the parking of the restaurant, Marvin says Trillian he is there for a very long time : exactly 576000003579 years, which sum of the digits is ... 42.

Popular beat-combo R.E.M. have a b-side track called "Forty Second Song" which is not forty seconds long. It can be found on the "Losing My Religion" single.

In Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a potion to make it appear that she is dead, so she will not have to marry Count Paris. He promises the potion's effects will last for "two and forty", or 42 hours!

On the episode of "Home Improvement" where Tim races Bob Villa on lawn mowers, Bob says that his lawn mower was clocked at 42 miles per hour.

In Peter Greenaway's latest film "Pillow Book" 42 is written on a mirror.

On a recient sliders episode Quinn walks into a hotel room numbered 42!

In "Black Adder", series 2, episode 5 : BEER - The black adder is having a beer drinking contest with Melchett. Black adder is trying to avoid drinking any because it effects him so greatly. When he eventually drinks the beer a caption appears on the screen saying "42 seconds later", when the screen fades back in, Edmund is stone drunk

In the movie "Mask" his friend said about saving for the bike trip "How much do we have saved? $36?" "No, $42"

In the episode of Chicago Hop "The Ethics" Dr. Kate Austin said, "The patient is dead. Time of death is 8:42"

The CD "Nevermind" by Nirvana is exactly 42 minutes 38 seconds long

The woodstock '94 live version of "Happiness In Slavery" by Nine Inch Nails is 5 minutes 42 seconds long

There were 42 extras on the set of Jabba's palace in "Return of the Jedi"(From a making of video).

The catalog # for the US version of Pink Floyd's "The Divsion Bell" (DNA played on this tour in London) is 64200!

In the Animaniacs episode named 'Hercule Yakko' (or was it Hercule Warner?), Wakko orders 42 pizzas (6 w/o crusts!)

In the book Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey, the settlers sing a song about mushrooms, 42 pounds of edible fungus, in the wilderness a-growin'

In the movie "The Abyss", the destroyer that teeters on the edge of the alien city (near the end of the movie) when it comes top-side is destroyer number 421

There are 42 pen-like objects on pages 68 and 69 of the Illustrated Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

In "Dave's World" chapter about Valentine's Day, Dave's kid makes 42 valentine's day cards!

In the movie "BLUE IN THE FACE", a ghost of the first African American Major League Baseball player is seen from the back...his number of course 42.

In "The Two Towers", the second volume of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," at the beginning of Chapter 8 of book III, the count of Orks slain by Gimli the Dwarf at the battle of Helm's Deep: "Forty two!"
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n the "How not to be seen" sketch for Monty python, the sketch is labeled as "Governmental Information Program 42".

In the 1996 Eddie Murphy version of "The Nutty Professor", Professor Sherman Klump registers as having 42% fat.









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#312 Treadge

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Posted August 30 2006 - 06:28 AM

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, wore uniform number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers.


Bill Clinton is the 42nd President of the United States

The only openly gay baseball player died at age 42.

On July 14, 1995, David Letterman's Top Ten list was "Top Ten Ways To Beat The Heat" and on number 2 there was:"Get your own talk show, set yourself up in a 42 degree theatre."

On David Letterman's second "Late Show" at CBS (in 1993), his guest Robin Williams made some jokes about NASA's lost Mars probe. He said: "You know,
even your shorts have a little thing that says 'Inspected by number 42'!"

Today's SJ Mercury News says that Mark Furman said "The 'N' Word" 42 times during his interviews with the scriptwriter lady

Recent Citadel dropout Shannon Faulkner was expected to complete 18 pushups in two minutes as part of her physical entrance exam. This was the special, GIRLIE number of pushups, reduced from the male pushup standard of--you got it--42

Kyle Petty's NASCAR Winston Cup race car number is 42.

Apollo 13's commander, Jim Lovell, at the age of 42 was the most experienced astronaut alive; Apollo 13 was his fourth space mission and his second lunar voyage. The year: 1970.-- Popular Science July 1995 p 52:

On day 142 of the O.J. Simpson trial, defense attorney Johnny Cochran asked screenwriter Laura Hart McKinney how often the "N"-word was said in the conversation she overheard. Her answer was: "Approximately 42 times."

Jimi Hendrix was born in 1942.

U.S Marshal William Degan, was 42 when he was killed at Ruby Ridge

In the OJ Trail: the defense wanted to introduce 42 special jury instructions

Jerry Garcia was born in 1942

The actress who plays Rachel on the NBC-TV show "Friends", Jennifer Anniston, was born on February 11, 1969. February 11, I don't have to tell you was the 42nd day of '69

Marsha Clark got a $4.2 million advance on a book deal about the O.J. Simpson Trial

In Michael Jordan's first game in the 95-96 basketball season he scored 42 points.

Pierce Brosan, Age 42, stars as the new the James Bond, in "Golden Eyes"

In the latest James Bond Film "Goldeneye" the Bad guy says to Bond that he has 16 minutes and 43....correction 42 seconds to save the world.

Elvis Presley died at the age of 42

Elvis' father died at age 42.

Henry Kissinger wears a size 42 jacket

Patty Hearst invoked the 5th Amendment 42 times at her trial

Mo Vaughn, the 1995 American League M.V.P. wears the number 42

James Earl Jones' high-school basketball jersey number was 42

Muhammad Ali was born in 1942

Paul McCartney was born in 1942

Weird Al's "Fat" shadow weighs 42 lbs.

The only NHL hockey team to ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in The Stanley Cup Finals was The Toronto Maple Leafs. The year, 1942.

Chris Warren, Seattle Seahawks RB, wears jersey #42. He is the best RB available in the Sega game Madden '96.
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#313 TheRosesAreFree

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Posted August 30 2006 - 05:54 PM

I think #42 sucks, so take that

Don't believe the florist when he tells you that the roses are free


#314 Treadge

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Posted September 11 2006 - 10:41 AM

#42 thinks that you suck good energy with your evilness. Take that!
Just kidding, #42 thinks youre awesome, and wishes you many blessings,
dont be a drainbow,
Shine on you crazy diamond,
Peace, love and many divine blessings,
Crowfeather,
Treadge,
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Posted October 06 2006 - 02:38 PM

The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
Beelzebub is Hebrew for 'Lord of the Flies'.
The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one if its stars was a pig.
Streets in Japan do not have names.
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
One in five of the world's people live in China.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
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Posted October 06 2006 - 04:25 PM

The Elephant Man (John Merrick) whose namesake The Elephant Man's Disease (or Neurofibromatosis) actually suffered from a more severe genetic disease call Proteus Syndrome


The species of Spider in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web is Aranea Cavaticus


The city of Elmwood Wisconsin built a landing platform for UFO's


The Russian version of Bigfoot is called Caucasus Wildman


Castle Urquhart overlooks Loch Ness


There are between 50,000 - 60,000 spiders in the average suburban acre


The average raindrop falls at a rate of 22 mph



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Never! This is outrageous. I'm through with it. I'll have no more of this hell-spawn!

#317 dreadlockswampy

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Posted October 07 2006 - 07:13 AM

There is no time @ the north/south pole as all time zones fall in to one place making it impossible to define the time !!!
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Posted October 08 2006 - 10:39 AM

This is post #318
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Posted October 08 2006 - 10:43 AM

The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.

The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.

More than 5,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered how to make silk from silkworm cocoons. For about 3,000 years, the Chinese kept this discovery a secret. Because poor people could not afford real silk, they tried to make other cloth look silky. Women would beat on cotton with sticks to soften the fibers. Then they rubbed it against a big stone to make it shiny. The shiny cotton was called "chintz." Because chintz was a cheaper copy of silk, calling something "chintzy" means it is cheap and not of good quality.

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten gold. Some fabrics had up to 500 gold threads per one inch of cloth.

The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion with beer foam as a way of warding off death.

The Chinese, in olden days, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery.

"Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad in 1898. The Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH, invited readers to "dispense with a horse".

In France - Captain Sarret made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1918.

The first paperback book was printed - by Penguin Publishing in 1935.

In 1956 the phrase, "In God We Trust", was adopted as the U.S. national motto.

Henry Ford flatly stated that history is "bunk."

The first Eskimo Bible was printed in Copenhagen in 1744.

The last words spoken from the moon were from Eugene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 Mission on 11 December 1972. "As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."

Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas was the eight-year-old girl who, in 1897, asked the staff of The New York Sun whether Santa Claus existed. In the now-famous editorial, Francis Church assured Virginia that yes, indeed, "there is a Santa Claus."

The first dictionary of American English was published on April 14th, 1828, by - who else? - Noah Webster.

No automobile made after 1924 should be designated as antique.

John Hancock was the only one of fifty signers of the Declaration of Independence who actually signed it on July 4.

The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

Escape maps, compasses, and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards and smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during W.W.II; real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of Monopoly money.

Values on the Monopoly gameboard are the same today as they were in 1935.

Incan soldiers invented the process of freeze-drying food. The process was primitive but effective — potatoes would be left outside to freeze overnight, then thawed and stomped on to remove excess water.

The first wooden shoe comes from the Netherlands. The Netherlands have many seas so people wanted a shoe that kept their feet dry while working outside. The shoes were called klompen and they had been cut of one single piece of wood. Today the klompen are the favorite souvenir for people who visit the Netherlands.

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Posted October 08 2006 - 10:47 AM

The shoes were called klompen

Ahh- I assumed the sound they made was "klompen"...
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