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Author Topic: Humor/Quiz: Trivia that blows your mind  (Read 3617 times)

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Trivia that blows your mind
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:28:02 pm »
Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

Here's mine:

Yesterday I learned that Amazing Grace can be sung to the tune of the Pokemon theme song, and vice versa.

And now I can't unhear it.
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 06:48:23 pm »
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Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

Here's mine:

Yesterday I learned that Amazing Grace can be sung to the tune of the Pokemon theme song, and vice versa.

And now I can't unhear it.

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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 02:36:35 am »
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Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

 
I have so many that it's not only hard to pick one, it's hard to even spot one in the crowd when asked about it!

But here's one I was just reminded of: Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen, also has a PhD in astrophysics, having in '06 resumed the doctoral studies he'd sidelined more than 30 years earlier. (Also, as a cherry on top, I see he has an asteroid named after him.)

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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 01:15:03 pm »
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 06:55:37 pm »
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More if I think of them!


I have plenty too!

Another one: The same actor plays both Dr House and Percy from Blackadder. Hugh Laurie is a talented person.

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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 07:12:42 pm »
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Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

Hummingbirds migrate over 450 miles in order to mate.

http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/migration.php
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 12:19:33 am »
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Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

 
Ogre just told me this and it broke my brain:

If the characters actually aged, Bart Simpson would now be around the same age Homer was when the show debuted.

(I mean, their ages are fuzzy and have been the entire time the show has been on, but the math still works out. Show came out in 89/90, which is 26/27 years; Bart is 10 or 11ish and Homer was 36 at debut (40 now). We spent the time doing the math and research ourselves, because unsourced Reddit comment is where Ogre first saw it, and it works out.)
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 02:46:36 am »
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Yesterday I learned that Amazing Grace can be sung to the tune of the Pokemon theme song, and vice versa.

And now I can't unhear it.

Amazing Grace also works to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song.
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 06:48:02 am »
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Amazing Grace also works to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song.

 
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2016, 07:07:33 pm »
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If the characters actually aged, Bart Simpson would now be around the same age Homer was when the show debuted.


I wonder if he's gotten on the Supreme Court yet? ;)


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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 12:14:39 am »
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I wonder if he's gotten on the Supreme Court yet? ;)


There are children in High School right now who were not yet born when The Matrix came out. Truly, we are living in the future.

 
That makes me old.

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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 06:59:43 am »
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That makes me old.

 
I know that feel. I am not even out of my 20's and I feel the generational gap. My 8 year old niece had no idea what a VHS or cassette tape was. :eek:
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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2016, 12:37:12 am »
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Because the world is endlessly weird and fascinating. Do you know a fact that just blew your mind when you first learned it?

 
Did you know...

Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s called Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato. Supposedly it could cure a number ailments including athlete's foot.

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2016, 06:28:59 pm »
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Did you know...

Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s called Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato. Supposedly it could cure a number ailments including athlete's foot.

 
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Having recently learned to play euchre, I was surprised at how many common expressions seem to have come from card games -- things like "turn down" or "follow suit".

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Re: Trivia that blows your mind
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 07:00:49 pm »
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Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher from Star Trek: TNG) was the choreographer for the movie Labyrinth.


She also had a walk-on/bit part in The Muppets Take Manhattan, as the secretary for the first agent the gang approaches about putting their show on Broadway.
 
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