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mmm's Fun Fact of Whenever I Feel Like It!

Postby mmm » 15 Aug 2012, 06:19

Thanks to The Green Ninja, SuperGamerCoffeeGirkDD, and Roachette for suggesting this! Yall rock!

Facts will be nerdy, completely useless, and hopefully entertaining.

Day 1: Did you know pirates wore eyepatches not just to cover their gaping eye-hole, but to also be able to see in the dark? They would flip up the patch while in the hold of their ship and have instant night vision when going to hide or access their booty!
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby Dr Frook » 15 Aug 2012, 06:43

very interesting... keep em coming and remember to decorate your fun facts with pictures too... or else...
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby Shadowstar1922 » 15 Aug 2012, 11:30

That is so freakin cool. I WANNA BE A PIRATE NOW! >:O
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby Leprechaun Lukia » 15 Aug 2012, 13:45

Shadowstar1922 wrote:That is so freakin cool. I WANNA BE A PIRATE NOW! >:O

OK,let me just poke your eye out here...XD
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Postby Shadowstar1922 » 15 Aug 2012, 16:00

lukia9999 wrote:
Shadowstar1922 wrote:That is so freakin cool. I WANNA BE A PIRATE NOW! >:O

OK,let me just poke your eye out here...XD

Nuuu... >.<

I'll just grow an eye on my forehead.
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby mmm » 16 Aug 2012, 03:39

The largest living thing in the world: Is it a blue whale? A giant squid? Maybe one of those giant trees?

Nope, it's a mushroom colony in Oregon stretching for 2,200 acres that has been alive for more than 2,400 years.
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby mmm » 16 Aug 2012, 04:49

Idioms! I often think idioms would make some awesome horse, band, or song names (As the crow flies, for one), so look for more to come.

Let's go back to around 711 A.D. The Moors, an ethnic group originally from Africa, would continually invade Spain by boat, doing all sorts of nasty things and eventually taking control. So the Spaniards, being invaded very often, started using the idiom "No hay Moros en la costa." This literally translated means, there are no Moors on the coast.

Or as we know it today, the coast is clear.

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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby Shadowstar1922 » 16 Aug 2012, 10:27

mmm wrote:The largest living thing in the world: Is it a blue whale? A giant squid? Maybe one of those giant trees?

Nope, it's a mushroom colony in Oregon stretching for 2,200 acres that has been alive for more than 2,400 years.
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Interesting! So are like, all the mushrooms together make one living thing?
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby mmm » 17 Aug 2012, 00:01

Shadowstar1922 wrote:
mmm wrote:The largest living thing in the world: Is it a blue whale? A giant squid? Maybe one of those giant trees?

Nope, it's a mushroom colony in Oregon stretching for 2,200 acres that has been alive for more than 2,400 years.
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Interesting! So are like, all the mushrooms together make one living thing?

Short answer: Yes!

Longer Answer: The root system is what stretches for all those acres, the individual mushrooms are just individual appendages (like arms and legs. Lots and lots of arms and legs) of a single organism.
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Re: mmm's Fun Fact of the Day!

Postby Dr Frook » 17 Aug 2012, 02:11

where is todays fun fact?

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