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wingsovernc
post Nov 2 2010, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE(wxdude1964 @ Nov 2 2010, 04:23 PM) *
Thank you! laugh.gif
BTW, things still not well, getting booted off after
every other post. dry.gif


So sorry..have that problem at home a lot sad.gif
I be here all night rolleyes.gif


BTW: The dot over the letter i is called a Tittle


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post Nov 2 2010, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Nov 2 2010, 04:25 PM) *
So sorry..have that problem at home a lot sad.gif
I be here all night rolleyes.gif


BTW: The dot over the letter i is called a Tittle



But....I thought the dot......over ...... the......never mind! rolleyes.gif laugh.gif


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post Nov 2 2010, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE(wxdude1964 @ Nov 2 2010, 04:29 PM) *
But....I thought the dot......over ...... the......never mind! rolleyes.gif laugh.gif


laugh.gif I think any comment I make here would be a wrong one rolleyes.gif


Donal Duck Comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants! ohmy.gif


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post Nov 3 2010, 08:34 AM
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If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will go mad and sting itself to death in a matter of minutes.

~Helpful if we ever have a scorpion infestation


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post Nov 3 2010, 08:38 AM
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Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.


A rat can last longer without water than a camel. ohmy.gif


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post Nov 3 2010, 09:33 AM
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The USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, is the worlds oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.

The USS Arizona was placed "in ordinary" (declared to be temporarily out of service) on December 29, 1942. It is commonly, but incorrectly believed, that the Arizona was placed in a state of perpetual commission; like the above mentioned USS Constitution.

There are currently no battleships commissioned in the US Navy. The aircraft carrier is now the central focus of modern naval operations with several "carrier groups" making up a fleet.


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Nov 4 2010, 10:57 PM) *
A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus... but has no trouble carrying the AK-47 assault rifle or the M72 Light Anti-tank weapon ( LAWS rocket)!! :unsure: :lol:
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post Nov 3 2010, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE(Sovolis @ Nov 3 2010, 10:33 AM) *
The USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, is the worlds oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.

The USS Arizona was placed "in ordinary" (declared to be temporarily out of service) on December 29, 1942. It is commonly, but incorrectly believed, that the Arizona was placed in a state of perpetual commission; like the above mentioned USS Constitution.

There are currently no battleships commissioned in the US Navy. The aircraft carrier is now the central focus of modern naval operations with several "carrier groups" making up a fleet.



Military trivia is fascinating. Thank you Sovolis!

Military expenditure worldwide today: $2,092,000,000 (last 6 figures scrolling so fast I couldn't capture exact figures)

Healthcare expenditure by governments worldwide today: $4,817,800,000 (same explanation as above)

Education expenditure by governments worldwide today: $3,776,000,000 (same explanation as above)

Number of counyries in the United Nations : 192

All statistics from World Statistics which updates in real time. Figures were captured at 1:15 pm, EST


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post Nov 3 2010, 03:38 PM
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In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. smile.gif

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at a red light. sad.gif

On a Canadian $2 bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag. smile.gif


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post Nov 3 2010, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Nov 3 2010, 03:38 PM) *
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. smile.gif



Once a year the House of Commons also slams the door on the Queen's face. English Parlimentary system is awesome.

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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Nov 4 2010, 10:57 PM) *
A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus... but has no trouble carrying the AK-47 assault rifle or the M72 Light Anti-tank weapon ( LAWS rocket)!! :unsure: :lol:
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post Nov 3 2010, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Nov 3 2010, 04:38 PM) *
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. smile.gif

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at a red light. sad.gif

On a Canadian $2 bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag. smile.gif



That would have been a useful law here for the past 4 years. rolleyes.gif


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Snowfall 2012-2013 season-25.9 inches.
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post Nov 3 2010, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE(wxdude1964 @ Nov 3 2010, 04:54 PM) *
That would have been a useful law here for the past 4 years. rolleyes.gif


I know, why did I just find that out today? sad.gif We could have tried to make that work here!


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post Nov 3 2010, 04:36 PM
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Peanuts is one of the ingredients of dynamite (Wings already knew this rolleyes.gif )

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds (finally, something that has my 5-second record beat! huh.gif )


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post Nov 3 2010, 08:30 PM
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The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA."


The first product that Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.
At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.


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post Nov 4 2010, 01:45 PM
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Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves, that's the opposite of the norm.


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post Nov 4 2010, 11:55 PM
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QUOTE(wxdude1964 @ Nov 1 2010, 10:31 PM) *
What do you have Apolo, a squirrels nest in the house?



A nest??? Yes...but also many walnut and hickory trees in which to view the little furry bandits...will steal cat food while cat watches with little curiousity...he's OLD!!!


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post Nov 4 2010, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Nov 1 2010, 10:37 PM) *
laugh.gif

Is Apolo obsessed with squirrels? ohmy.gif . You don't think he's a ....squirrel stalker do you? blink.gif



No...just you're regular, garden-variety stalker... ph34r.gif


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A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus... but has no trouble carrying the AK-47 assault rifle or the M72 Light Anti-tank weapon ( LAWS rocket)!! unsure.gif laugh.gif

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post Nov 5 2010, 12:46 PM
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All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the $5 bill.


The Guiness Book of World Records holds the record for the book most often stolen from public libraries.


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post Nov 6 2010, 12:10 PM
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By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

~You heard it here first..a safety tip from your Forums


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post Nov 6 2010, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Nov 6 2010, 01:10 PM) *
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

~You heard it here first..a safety tip from your Forums



By thrashing about wildly and screaming at the top of your lungs, you sink faster into quicksand!

A 'non safety' tip from your Forums. rolleyes.gif


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Snowfall 2008-2009 season-13.1 inches
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