Interesting Facts. I really enjoyed making these, so let me know if you want to see more.. THERE ME [WEB 200 c. Llr. I think you mean weighs less that an 'one cent coin' facts
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#11 - coolcman
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I think you mean weighs less that an 'one cent coin'
#23 to #11 - anon id: 88b5ca93
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I think you mean "a"
User avatar #85 to #23 - coolcman
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I knew that didn't sound right. The only teaching I've gotten about when it's appropriate to say "an" is from the internet and I thought you always used it infront of a vowel
User avatar #21 to #11 - bojesus
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They have pennies in other countries.
#16 - gemleonn
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Nice try
User avatar #39 to #16 - ruukes
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Canada.
User avatar #55 to #39 - capinsquiggles
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Technically yes, but technically no. In Canada we no longer produce new pennies, and round everything by 5's now, but the banks still accept pennies (in increments of 5) but yeah.
User avatar #86 to #55 - ruukes
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I know I live in BC.
#54 to #16 - gitanisme
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what if I told you there are other countries in the world
what if I told you there are other countries in the world
#22 - wimwam
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I liked this fact
User avatar #69 to #22 - silentark
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So hummingbirds are a lie?
#15 - pipeworks
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The fire one is heavily debatable. The earliest known usage of the word "fire" in the context of dismissing an employee is in 1882- not long enough ago to reference setting houses on fire to chase relatives away. Furthermore, the original phrase was "fire out", as in "I was fired out today." This implies a connection with firing out of a gun or a canon, and in fact it wasn't always used to refer to losing a job- it was also used to simply mean "thrown out" or "kicked out" of anywhere, especially unexpectedly.

Etymology is not an exact science, not by a long shot, but the likelihood of "firing" somebody lasting for thousands of years, across dozens of language changes, through invasions and political upheavals, the rise and falls of empires, and then only showing up once in 1882...well, it's not very likely at all.

Other than that, nice comp. I like it- short, simple, and to the point with the facts, and 90% more accurate than the rest.
#52 to #15 - dwarfman
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**** you Emperor Pedro II! Casimir III for life!
#53 to #15 - dwarfman
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**** you Emperor Pedro II! Casimir III for life!
#24 - azraelthemage
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Antartica is a Tundra. Big difference.
User avatar #60 to #24 - twofreegerbils
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You have no idea what a tundra is.
User avatar #34 to #24 - manofiron
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It is not.

"In physical geography, a tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons." <from wikipedia on tundra.
User avatar #26 to #24 - bulanu
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Dude.. Antartica is the biggest desert, Desert=deserted place, barren area of land with no precipitation.
#46 to #26 - apolloeighteen
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its a desert because a desert is defined as an area that gets less than 200mm of annual precipitation. ***** cold and theres no rainfall, hence desert.
User avatar #88 to #46 - bulanu
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Exactly.
User avatar #12 - itumblr
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One part blood in 100 million parts water, what the **** is this, a part ? Seems like ******** to me
#31 to #12 - anon id: 20f4a07f
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obvious bait is obvious
User avatar #59 to #31 - sandpounder
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Obvious cinemasins reference is obvious
#45 to #12 - apolloeighteen
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ah yes, the finest example of logic. Hurr durr I don't get it therefore it doesn't exist. how do I chemistry?
User avatar #62 to #12 - killermoosed
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It's not dumb, you're just mildly retarded
User avatar #13 to #12 - lightningblaze
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it means if there was 1 ML of blood, it could detect it mixed with 100 Million ML of water,

For every 1 (X measurement of blood) mixed in with 100 Million (X measurement of water)
User avatar #14 to #13 - ruinsage
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Actually, I think it refers to moles, though I could be wrong.
User avatar #32 to #14 - dabugman
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you are
#44 - apolloeighteen
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Antartica is classified as a desert because it only gets like 10 inches of precipitation annually.
Antartica is classified as a desert because it only gets like 10 inches of precipitation annually.
#48 to #44 - warofdawn
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that and the living conditions for plants and animals are hostile.
User avatar #29 - penileburglar
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There's a big difference between 'There coin's not officially called a penny' and 'there's no coined called a penny.'

There definitely is, you just called it a penny a few frames up.
User avatar #33 to #29 - cormy
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Holy **** dude read what you put in quotations. You destroyed your phrases. How did you even manage?!
Also, he could've been referring to a canadian penny. Just because there isn't an american penny, doesn't mean there aren't others.
User avatar #36 to #33 - penileburglar
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First, I managed because I'm tired and typing this from a phone. At least when I wake up, I won't be tired, but nothing will cure you from being a douche.

Second, it would be rather silly to be on a primarily U.S. website and use the weight of a CANADIAN penny as a frame of reference. Even if that were the case, he'd still be wrong. There is definitely a coin called a 'penny' in U.S. currency. Officially, perhaps not, but socially it's definitely called a penny and grammatically it's definitely acceptable to do so.
User avatar #40 to #36 - cormy
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>Pointing out someone's mistakes makes you a douche.
>Being a douche requires a cure.
>Assuming this post even originated on this site or that the difference in weight between various pennies is significant enough to warrant bringing up the subject of a canadian penny's weight as a frame of reference in the first place.

I really don't know enough about coins to argue about the penny fact, all I was pointing out was that he was could have been referring to 2 different coins, therefore not contradicting himself.
#4 - anon id: c6fc0194
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Just because it doesn't say penny doesn't mean it isn't called a penny. In that case we don't have nickels either, just a five cent piece.
User avatar #5 to #4 - listerthepessimist
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you don't have dimes either
User avatar #27 to #5 - jimmytwoshoes
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or quarters
#38 to #27 - listerthepessimist
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they have got quarters
#7 - dudeabcd
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can someone explain the nfl one? how can a game so popular have only 12minutes of game time?
#17 to #7 - restfullwicked
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its saying that in a 2 hour game you have about 1 hour and 48 of adverts and pissing about with 12 minuets of actually using the ball.
#43 to #17 - anon id: 87ea0681
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You seem well-informed of how watching live sports works.
#8 to #7 - fearedbacon
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Part of American football tactics is the way you can "manipulate" the time. When you end a play you have 40 seconds to start the next play. In that way if you are ahead you cna actually draw out the time by taking max time between each play.
User avatar #41 to #7 - mutantpanda
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There are only 12 minutes in each game where the ball is actively in play, which as rknight said only occurs in 3-15 second intervals. It is similar to measuring the length of a baseball game only by the time between when the pitcher releases the ball and someone else catches it.
#87 to #41 - dudeabcd
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Thanks, that clarifies a lot... So what happens the rest of the time? I can hardly believe the players are just walking around on the field... I'm not American so I have 0.000 knowledge of American football
User avatar #92 to #87 - mutantpanda
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After each play the players typically huddle up and receive the play call from the sideline, then they line up and the quarterback makes adjustments to the play based on what the defense is showing, they have 40 seconds to snap the ball after the official places it and most teams use almost all of that time.
User avatar #9 to #7 - rknight
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I think it may be referring to the amount of time spent per "play". From when the ball is hiked to when it is downed is usually only a couple of seconds.