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On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:24pm Happy wrote:
A rat can last longer than a camel without water.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:27pm sleepy wrote:
During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur" a small red car can be seen in the distance.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:33pm dopey wrote:
Playing cards where issued British pilots in WWII . If they were captured the cards could be soaked and unfolded to reveal a map to escape.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:34pm sneezy wrote:
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:36pm shy wrote:
You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:37pm grumpy wrote:
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
On 7 Dec 2009 at 11:39pm bashful wrote:
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:15am Not Sleepy wrote:
"During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can
be seen in the distance."
False. Its appearance would have been literally impossible since the background outside the arena is actually a mattte painting!(see the 1994 documentary, "Ben Hur: The Making of an Epic").
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:17am Outspoken wrote:
"Walt Disney was afraid of mice."
False. His pet mouse served as inspiration for Mickey.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:26am Not Grumpy wrote:
"Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise."
This is true when you give a point of observation. You might write "clockwise when viewed from north." Viewed from south, the same rotation is counterclockwise. In the same manner, if you have a transparent clock and stand behind it, the handles will seem to move counterclockwise.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:31am Huey wrote:
Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower'
because in the time when all original print had to be set in
individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in
the case on top of the case that stored the smaller,
'lower case' letters.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:32am Dewey wrote:
American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by eliminating one
olive from each salad served in first class.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:34am Louie wrote:
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 8:42am Bunter wrote:
You can find all these facts and many more by googling 'strange facts' and so cut out the middle man.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 9:34am Toque wrote:
The giraffe is the only mammal that can fully clean the insides of its own ears with its own tongue.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 11:29am Mr Peabody wrote:
Is this a fact Bunter?
On 8 Dec 2009 at 11:36am Bunter wrote:
The response I was hoping for Mr Peabody. What kept you?
On 8 Dec 2009 at 11:52am happy wrote:
God you are a wet blanket Bunter. It's called having abit of fun.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:04pm Bunter wrote:
Did you know Happy that the expression 'wet blanket' probably derives from the idea that throwing a wet blanket on a fire will deaden if not extinguish the fire?
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:12pm Happy wrote:
Not if it's started with petrol
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:21pm Hotty wrote:
On 8 Dec 2009 at 12:24pm Clappy wrote:
Coffee Day is actually celebrated as a holiday in Costa Rica on September 12th and in Ireland on September 19th, and Japan actually has Coffee Day on October 1st.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 2:34pm lg wrote:
Lewes has the most back stabbers and 2 faced people ever!!!!
On 8 Dec 2009 at 4:07pm Toque wrote:
It's anatomically impossible for women to reverse a car at speed using one hand.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 5:01pm Clarkson wrote:
I thought these were supposed to be facts not prejudices.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 5:34pm Toque wrote:
FACT: Politically-correctiods with a saturnine sense of humour bore me.
On 8 Dec 2009 at 5:59pm Hotty wrote:
On 8 Dec 2009 at 10:16pm mr nose wrote:
The Black Horse pub smells like a cat litter tray full of s--t
On 9 Dec 2009 at 11:29am Toque wrote:
Lewes spelled backwards is Sewel: A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place.
On 9 Dec 2009 at 12:16pm Bunter wrote:
Toque is an anagram of Quote.
On 9 Dec 2009 at 12:40pm Toque wrote:
So it is. Toque is Canadian for wooly hat, like a beanie.

BUNTER. A low dirty prostitute, half whore and half beggar. Source: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
On 9 Dec 2009 at 12:51pm head Doctor wrote:
FACT: 1/3 of Lewesians are mentally ill
On 9 Dec 2009 at 2:52pm Lewis wrote:
'But I dont want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
'Oh, you cant help that,' said the Cat. 'Were all mad here. Im mad. Youre mad.'
'How do you know Im mad?' said Alice.
'You must be, said the Cat. 'or you wouldnt have come here.'
On 9 Dec 2009 at 3:15pm Bunter wrote:
Toque - blimey! You learn something every day.
On 11 Dec 2009 at 10:28am Colonial Mustard wrote:
wooly hat is rhyming slang for a Canadian

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