Facts that someone screwed up

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  1. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Hair and fingernails do not grow after death. The flesh shrinks, giving that impression.

    Elephants do not fear mice, nor much of anything else for that matter.

    James Cagney never said "You dirty rat." in any of his films.

    As birds go, the owl is rather stupid and certainly not wise. Crows are said to be the smartest of birds.

    Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster in Mary Shelley's original book.

    Teeth are not bone. They're just teeth.

    Nero never played the fiddle, as it didn't come along til over a thousand years later.

    Despite what Smokey Bear says, most forest fires are not started by people. Lightning is the culprit.

    The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from the moon.

    Dinosaurs were not the largest of mobile animals. The blue whale was and still is the biggest.

    Fish do not drink, so the people who say they drink like one should be dead.

    Edmond Halley did not discover the comet named for him. It had been seen before, Halley however did predict it's return in 1758.

    Lassie was never female. Male dogs played the part.

    Sex, or lack thereof does not cause acne.

    There are no antelopes playing on any range in North America.

    Humphrey Bogart did not say "Play it again, Sam." in Casablanca. Nor in any other film.

    Whispering is more wearing on your voice than shouting.

    Lightning can and does strike twice in the same place.

    The ostrich does not stick it's head in the sand.

    Tomahawks were not thrown, despite what Hollywood says. Are you going to throw away your only weapon?

    Millipedes never have a thousand legs.

    More in bit..
     
  2. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    LIES!!!! All lies!!!!!!!!! :mad:



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  3. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    You do not hear the ocean in seashells. What you're hearing is echoes of all sounds around you.

    William Tell did not shoot an apple of his son's head. In fact, there's no evidence Tell even existed.

    Possums cannot hang by their tails.

    The largest city in the lower United States is neither New York or Los Angeles. That distinction goes to Jacksonville, Florida. LA is more populated, however.

    Little Orphan Annie was originally titled Little Orphan Otto. The comic publisher in fact, suggested making the character female.

    Walt Disney did not draw Mickey Mouse. His partner, Ubbe Ert Iwerks did such.

    Galileo did not drop anything off the Tower of Pisa. A biographer made that up.

    Air fresheners do no such thing. Actually, they numb your nose.

    There is no psychological harm in waking a sleepwalker.

    Cutting hair does not make it grow faster or thicker.

    Bats are not blind (you probably knew that one).

    Lions are not kings of the jungle, as they don't inhabit the jungle. They stay on the plains where they can run down prey.

    Adam and Eve did not have belly buttons..think about it.

    Most shark attacks happen in shallow water, not deep.

    Horses to not sleep standing up. They might doze while standing, but for a full-on snooze, they'll lie down.

    Birds do not sing because they're happy, what they're doing is marking their territory.

    You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.

    Flamingos are not usually pink. They're pink when there is a small mollusk in their diet, but take the mollusk away; and flamingos are white.

    No witches were burned at the stake in Salem, Massachusetts. There were hangings, and a crushing. The burnings were in Europe.

    Most people that say they're tone deaf aren't. A tone deaf person speaks in a flat monotone. Those that claim they are tone deaf means they simply haven't developed any major skills in matching pitches.

    Swimming after eating does not cause cramps.

    Adolf Hitler was not German, he was in fact Austrian by birth.

    Cinderella was not supposed to wear glass slippers. Translator Charles Perrault misread pantouffles en vair (squirrell fur slippers), for pantouffles en verre. (glass slippers).

    Bones are not dry, white things. They are rather tan in color, quite full of blood and marrow.

    The National Football League is not the most popular form of that sport. College football outdraws pro by more than 2 to 1.
     
  4. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    If you dug a hole in your backyard through the earth, you would not come up in China. The Indian Ocean is more likely.

    Exercise does not increase the appetite.

    The White House wasn't always white. It was in fact gray until after the war of 1812 when it was rebuilt and painted.

    One cannot introduce a "new" witness in court and get a Perry Mason ending. Simply isn't allowed. Most states have both sides access to the same information and witnesses. Surprise evidence and witnesses cause a mistrial. Sorry, Hollywood.

    Bulls do not see red. Like most animals, they're colorblind. It's the movement of the cloth that urges them on.

    The tomato is not a vegetable, but a fruit. A large berry in fact. The Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that tomatoes were taxable as vegetables because they're treated as such. Same went for beans, which are actually seeds.

    Lucille Ball was not a natural redhead, she was brunette in her early appearances.

    Hay fever is not a fever and has nothing to do with hay. Pollen is the source of the problem.

    Unicorns were not mythological so to speak. They were drawings based on verbal descriptions of the rhinoceros. In addition, unicorns tended to look more like goats than horses.

    No one is double jointed. Some people are a little more flexible than others.

    Hercules was the one condemned to hold the world upon his shoulders. The story goes that he duped Atlas into the job.

    The notion that Noah took two of every animal onto the ark is not entirely true. Un-clean beasts, those that non-Jews like Noah could eat, were taken by twos. Clean beasts, edible by Hebrews were taken by sevens.

    California is in no danger of falling into the Pacific. The continental plate it's sitting on is actually travelling north. Hell-Oh, Canada.

    Most places advertising an "Olympic size" swimming pools are not. To be such they would have to be more than half the length of a football field.

    Christopher Columbus was not known by that name in his day. He was Cristobal Colon. Should add that we may not really know what he looked like; the first painting of him was done after he died, from memory.
     
  5. Elijya Registered

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    Actually, I think being burned alive by magma is more likely than that
     
  6. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Eskimos do not live in igloos. Generally, an igloo is an emergency shelter.

    The Bible does not say, "God helps those that help themselves."

    Asia and Europe are not two seperate continents. Ancients thought so because of the Bosporus straits, which connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Mapmakers popularized this error.

    Snakes are not slimy, they are quite dry.

    Clouds do not burst.

    Moths do not eat cloth, their larvae do.

    Chickens do not fully sit on their eggs. They actually squat, keeping their weight on their legs.

    Fortune cookies were invented in the United States, not China.

    Tall buildings do not sway in the breeze.

    Blood is thicker than water, but not by much.

    The Sabbath day in the Ten Commandments is actually Saturday. Early Christians adopted Sunday, the first day of the week as their day of worship.

    Caffeine is not a stimulant. It blocks body regulators, and your own body revs itself up.

    Footballs are not, and never were made of pigskin.

    Animal parents do not reject their offspring if humans handle them.

    Vincent Van Gogh did not cut off his ear, but merely a small part of the lobe. Blame Hollywood if you believe otherwise.

    The Statue of Liberty is in the territorial waters of New Jersey, not New York. Also, that's not the monument's real name. It's Liberty Enlightening the World.

    Dogs do not naturally bark, they learn it from other dogs.
     
  7. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Well, other than that :cool:
     
  8. Abaddon Watching

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    I thought the claim was that it could be seen from space(which is true),and not specifically the moon.


    Since when is New York in the lower United States?:confused:
     
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    I swear iv seen on the discovery channel stating that they do. Up to a metre each way.
     
  10. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Ever heard the term, "the lower 48"? Given that Alaska is way up there, and Hawaii is way out there? That's how I understood it.
     
  11. Abaddon Watching

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    I thought it was yellow at first.



    The version I heard was that Hercules needed to bring the apples from the Tree of Herspedies(sp) or something as part of his Twelve Labors. The tree was located the same place where Atlas held the world.Hercules asked Atlas to get them for him while he held the earth for him. Atlas agreed and picked the apples.Hercules then asked him to hold the earth for a sec while he either grabbed them or put them in a basket(I dont remember) and Atlas stupidly agreed,so Hercules just walked away.:o
     
  12. Abaddon Watching

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    Never heard that term until just now. And isn't Alaska the only state above us?Shouldn't it be "the lower 49"?:confused:
     
  13. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    The original dumb-jock story?
     
  14. Abaddon Watching

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    I wouldn't call Atlas a jock.:o
     
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    A chess game is divided into 3 stages. In the 1st you hope you have the advantage. In the 2nd you believe you have the advantage. In the 3rd you know you're going to lose.
     
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    The claim is usually that you can see it from space, but that's not true either. Try finding it on google earth. You can't. The wall is what?, 40, 50 feet across? even if it does stretch on for mile and miles, you can't see something that thin from that high up. If you could, you'd be able to see the pyramids and football fields, which are both much wider than the wall, which you can't.

    even knowing where the pyramids are to begin with, you stop seeing them about 25 miles up
     
  17. How do you know ? Were you there?
     
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    You meant to reply to the fact that buildings sway, not that blood is thicker than water.

    To that I agree with you. I was in the CN tower on a windy day, the whole thing was definitely moving.

    Plus, the Petronis Twin towers have some sort of flexible thing build into the bridge so the swaying of the buildings doesn't crush it.
     
  19. Cyclops Registered

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    Nope. Atlas was already holding the Earth when Perseus came to retrieve the apples. Atlas's daughters flirted with Perseus, so daddy got mad and was about to kill Perseus when he whipped out Medusa's head and thus created the Atlas mountains.
     
  20. Abaddon Watching

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    But I was talking about Hercules...:confused:
     
  21. Abaddon Watching

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    I couldve sworn I heard it validated by a scientist.
     
  22. Cyclops Registered

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    Right. And Hercules never went to retrieve the apples from Atlas. That was Perseus.
     
  23. Abaddon Watching

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    Give me a sec to verify this.
     
  24. Abaddon Watching

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    There are a few others if you'd like them.
     
  25. Cyclops Registered

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    Ahh. It seems I was mistaken. Now it is time to flame you and call you an idiot for proving me wrong.

    Ehh... I don't really feel like it, so I guess I'll break with Hype! tradition. ;)
     

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