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10 Strange Facts

10 Strange Facts - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Here are some strange facts from weird laws to interesting body facts. Kidzworld has it all.

There are a lot of interesting tidbits floating around out there. Useless facts like, a duck's quack doesn't echo, get put into emails and sent to people all the time. Take a look at these facts that might not be so useless. Tell us which ones you think are made up... or maybe they're all true?

1. This is a law in the State of Kansas: When two trains approach each other at a crossing, they should both stop, and neither of them can go until the other one has gone.

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2. Speaking of laws, can you believe a law was made on July 16, 1969 saying that it's illegal for US citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

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3. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

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4.More than 50 percent of the people in the world have never made or received a phone call.

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5. How fishy is this? Most lipsticks are made with fish scales.

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6. There's a caterpillar that fires balls of poop from its butt like a firing squad. These fast missiles fly at six feet a second! How you ask? The caterpillar builds up blood pressure around the bum-hole and then squeezes out the poop bombs.

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7. On the subject of poop, the official FDA guidelines say that whole pepper can be sold with up to one percent of the volume including rodent dung.

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8. If that last fact didn't gross you out, this might. In the middle ages, everyone (and I mean everyone) had fleas. It was even considered good luck to capture and crack the first flea on a baby. (Cracking means putting a flea between your fingernails and squishing until it pops.)

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10. If you're not grossed out yet, this might do the trick. When cows are milked, there's sometimes a great deal of blood that comes out with the milk. This tainted milk can't be sold so companies that make chocolate milk use it since cocoa hides the blood.

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10. A man in Arizona couldn't get over the death of his wife so he put her in an enclosed glass coffee table. She's in his living room now.

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Nickname: riley
Age: 12

1 Some of them are real but the one about the milk is definitely NOT!

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AnnaOfExquizurd
"Mermaid_Author14" wrote: @AnnaOfExquizurd  Your post really was helpful!   I didn't do exactly what you suggested, but I did end up bursting with brain popcorn! (Which, sadly, I can't eat...) I somehow thought of horses/unicorns/pegasi, Max and Harvey, a mermaid, and something else I don't remember...   But thank you for the advice! Alrighty XD You're welcome :P (Yeah, it  is  too bad you can't eat it.)
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Mermaid_Author14
@AnnaOfExquizurd  Your post really was helpful! I didn't do exactly what you suggested, but I did end up bursting with brain popcorn! (Which, sadly, I can't eat...) I somehow thought of horses/unicorns/pegasi, Max and Harvey, a mermaid, and something else I don't remember... But thank you for the advice!
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toripizza
since i was young since i was small, stupid, clueless. in a daze in a faze that the world was a beautiful kind place. convinced life was a big and precious thing. i was sought after by pigs. no not the animals. although the male species can act like animals. they can be ferocious, sex###########d cold-hearted. They can go after you as if you were prey. hunt you down. and kill you. but instead of taking your life. it's your innocence. your right to feel important in life. they make the word "beautiful", sound so fake the way it slides off their lips and into my mouth convincing me it must be ok if i let my guard down i don't enjoy being talked to because you like the way i look i like the way that butterfly looks but i'm not going to catch it and rip it's wings off. you like my face you like my body but you don't like ME enough to stay and treat me like i'm worth something. exscuse me. while i walk away from your filthy hands. but don't touch me. one more crack in my porceline skin. and i'm done. go break someone elses body.  
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LittleShadowBird
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:   Now a question for the Flower Crown Crew: What's your opinion on the human population? Humans are nice! Except probably Donald Trump. He gives me the willies. (shudder) What are humans? Closest I've heard of are Hylians. And they can be pretty cool.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
When I try to come up with ideas, I tend to take a cliche and change elements about it so that it takes on a sort of originality. So, for example, let's say we're taking the cliche of a band of friends (or strangers) hunting a dragon. Instead of their motive being that the dragon is, say, eating innocent villagers or holding a princess captive, that it's a more personal issue. Maybe the dragon is a smaller type with a more mischievous demeanor, and is stealing the characters' valuables as a prank, and the characters want their things back. They might be innocent villagers themselves, unskilled with any sort of tracking or fighting techniques, and hire a sort of mercenary to help them out. But if you wanted a plotless sort of thing with a lot of flexibility, you could have the characters be a band of mercenaries who get hired by people to do various jobs. And if you can find more things to swap out in any idea you come up with, you'll eventually find yourself being in a sort of popcorn machine of ideas. Hopefully, this post has been helpful.
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