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Post by Gold Chocobo on Mon May 28, 2012 7:18 am

An octopus has nine brains. One in his head, and one for each tentacle.

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Post by Destiny's Gate on Mon May 28, 2012 11:15 am

The song "Ring Around The Rosy" is speculated to be about the black plague. "Ring around the rosy" is a symptom, "pockets full of posies," was to cover up the smell of rotting flesh, "ashes, ashes," was an attempt to treat/hide the disease, and "we all fall down" refers to death.

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Post by Destiny's Gate on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:54 pm

Did you know the saying "Knock his socks off" is a euphemism for a euphemism?

"Socks" was originally "jocks," which stood for a certain male body part.

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Post by Destiny's Gate on Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 pm

Female praying mantises don't always eat their mates. In fact, it's rather unusual.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/mantis1.asp

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Post by JupiterLightning on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:15 pm

The word "taco" appeared in Spanish dictionaries dating to the 17 century, but not as a foodstuff. To blast ore, the Mexican miners would wrap an explosive charge in a wad of paper.

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Post by Gold Chocobo on Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:29 pm

A rhino's horn is made of compacted hair.

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Post by Destiny's Gate on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:47 pm

The Beast in Beauty and the Beast's name is Adam.

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Post by Gold Chocobo on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:28 am

A narwhal's "horn" is actually a long tooth

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Post by JupiterLightning on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:57 pm

The first text message was sent in the year 1992

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Post by Gold Chocobo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:06 am

How the word "Dork" was coined has nothing to do with whales. (If you know what I mean >.> ) Dork having to do with whales is an urban legend.

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