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#41 Augie

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:43 AM

TIL a suicide bomber planning on detonating in Moscow at New Year's Eve, used her phone as the trigger. When her mobile phone company sent her a spam message, the bomb detonated, killing only herself.
 
 
 
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The only good thing that ever resulted from spam. :)

#42 DC Tom

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

 

That's awesome.  Right up there with Palestinian suicide bombers blowing up their labs when their bombs went off early because Israel has daylight savings time.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

TIL That a man once tried to sue Pepsi because he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew, Pepsi defended the case by proving that Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse in a few months.

 

 

 

TIL Winston Churchill was prescribed alcohol to get around American Prohibition

 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

LOL

In Coke it would have dissolved in a few days

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

LOL

In Coke it would have dissolved in a few days


TIL Shady Bills Fan comments on articles he didn't read.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:03 PM

Today I learned of a British reality show sending two dozen people to live in the wilderness for a year.  The show was quickly cancelled

 

But nobody told the contestants :lol:

 

https://www.theguard...no-one-watching



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

TIL Shady Bills Fan comments on articles he didn't read.

Today I learned someone missed the joke. Sorry

FWIW
There are a lot of articles out there about the corrosive nature of Coke

Clean out rust from a car radiator
Loosen rust on bolts
Clean stains from your toilet

Etc etc

Edited by ShadyBillsFan, 25 March 2017 - 12:15 PM.


#48 DC Tom

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

Today I learned of a British reality show sending two dozen people to live in the wilderness for a year.  The show was quickly cancelled

 

But nobody told the contestants :lol:

 

https://www.theguard...no-one-watching

 

Probably because they sent them in to the Scottish Highlands, not realizing that whereas they considered it "living in the wilderness," the rest of the world just calls it "being Scottish."



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:32 PM

 
Probably because they sent them in to the Scottish Highlands, not realizing that whereas they considered it "living in the wilderness," the rest of the world just calls it "being Scottish."


LMAO!

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

 
Probably because they sent them in to the Scottish Highlands, not realizing that whereas they considered it "living in the wilderness," the rest of the world just calls it "being Scottish."

LOL.
A typical day for a Highlander.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:49 AM

TIL that Russia trained dolphins how to kill people with harpoons and then sold them to Iran after running out of dolphin food

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

 

That's the start of a bad-ass children's book series...



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

 

 

That's the start of a bad-ass children's book series...

 

Or a series on the History© Channel



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

My land line ringing at night and there's not even someone at the other end I can yell at to stop calling us!

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:09 AM

TIL that a census of the world's tigers in 2016 showed an increase in the estimated number of wild tigers for the first time in a century

 

 

 

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

 

And that probably has to do with farmers in India walking around with masks on the back of their head.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:33 PM

TIL not to fall asleep near a 23 foot Anaconda. 


see http://forums.twobil...m-20-years-ago/



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

TIL the Canadian government established one of the most northern settlements in the world by tricking 8 families into living there and then not allowing them to leave.

 

 

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

 

Figures.  Brought to you by the people that created the First Nation school system.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

TIL Sunburn is not caused by your skin cells being damaged by the Sun and dying. Rather it's their DNA being damaged and the cells then killing themselves so they don't turn into cancer

 

 

 

Also, I have a desktop calendar where every day is a new "OMG Fact" Todays: "Pluto is only as big as Russia"

 

 

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