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Thread Created On 7/25/2010 1:03:00 PM

Just interested in off the wall or strange trivia....


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Facts about poop 0


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Posted 7/25/2010 1:40:00 PM

  • If anyone doubts the power and wealth of "Big Business" (trans-national giant companies which are more or less a law unto themselves these days), the raw figures speak for themselves.  Of the 100 largest "economies" in the world, 53 are giant corporations.  The other 47 are nation states (ie, countries.)
  • Wal-Mart, the colossal retail chain, is the world's largest corporation. Last year its total income was $246.5 billion, a sum larger than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Sweden, Austria or Norway. It is the 19th largest economy in the world.



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Posted 7/26/2010 8:28:00 AM

You sure know your poop Col-Pul.


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Posted 7/26/2010 8:40:00 AM

Well, I ain't just a $hit'n ya.




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Posted 7/26/2010 8:09:00 PM

Manure...

An interesting fact

Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.
Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term 'Ship High In Transit' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ' , (Ship High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.
You probably did not know the true history of this word.

Neither did I.

I had always thought it was a golf term.




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RE: Strange facts....Manure

Posted 7/27/2010 8:25:00 AM

Well PB you burst my slip'n slide bubble so I'm going to burst your poop bubble and debunk that crappy story;

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/.asp




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Posted 7/27/2010 8:53:00 AM

It seems our favorite cuss word has been around since at least the 14th century, both as a noun and a verb.

Seems I better get my Sh*t together.  :)

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Posted 7/27/2010 12:30:00 PM

PB,
Now that we have found out that you don't know sh%t, I am starting to think you don't know Jack either!   
 




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Posted 7/27/2010 12:39:00 PM

Now this guy knows his sh%t........... Col-Pul is that you?




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Posted 7/27/2010 1:27:00 PM


Nope here I am setting the record!




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Posted 7/27/2010 1:32:00 PM

Wonder why birds poop is white and dogs eat turds no more:

"Unlike mammals, birds don't urinate. Their kidneys extract nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream, but instead of excreting it as urea dissolved in urine as we do, they excrete it in the form of uric acid. Uric acid has a very low solubility in water, so it emerges as a white paste. This material, as well as the output of the intestines, emerges from the bird's cloaca. The cloaca is a multi-purpose hole for birds: their wastes come out of it, they have sex by putting their cloacas together, and females lay eggs out of it."

"Many animals eat poop on a regular basis. These include rabbits, rodents, gorillas, many insects such as dung beetles and flies, and yes, dogs. (Keep that in mind the next time a dog wants to lick you!) Herbivores such as rabbits and rodents eat their own poop because their diet of plants is hard to digest efficiently, and they have to make two passes at it to get everything out of the meal. This is equivalent to a cow chewing its cud, only cows are able to re-eat their food without having to poop it out first. Another reason why animals eat poop is that poop contains vitamins produced by their intestinal bacteria. The animal is unable to absorb the vitamins through the intestinal wall, but can get at them by eating the poop. Another reason that animals such as dogs and flies eat poop is that poop contains a certain amount of protein. Dogs are particularly fond of cat poop because cat poop is high in protein. I had a friend with a dog and a cat, and he never had to clean the kitty litter. The dog took care of it."

Source:
http://www.smellypoop.com/facts_about_poop.php

 




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Posted 7/27/2010 4:50:00 PM

This whole thread is..........................................


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Posted 7/27/2010 8:55:00 PM

col,

I believe that record weighed in at 100 courics,

well done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_Crap 

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155640 





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RE: Strange facts - Superman rescues family from foreclosure

Posted 7/28/2010 10:34:00 PM

While packing up the home they expected to lose, a family finds their hero stashed in the basement.

Posted by Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 10:19 AM

 

The cover of the comic book 'Action Comics No. 1' features the first appearance of Superman. (© Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

More than 70 years after Superman first saved the day in the pages of a comic book, the Man of Steel has reached out and saved a family in the real world.

 

Asylum reports that a family was packing up their belongings after their bank had started foreclosure proceedings, when they came across a box of comic books in the basement.

 

But this wasn't just any box, and the family suspected they'd struck gold when they discovered among the titles "Action Comics No. 1," the comic that introduced Superman to the world and brought to life the superhero genre, which remains popular to this day.

 

It also happens to be worth upward of $250,000.


http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/listed.aspx?feat=1786978&gt1=35000 


 




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Posted 7/29/2010 8:49:00 AM

Did you see this one:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/27/ansel.adams.discovery/index.html

The guy saw some black and white negative glass plates of Yosemite at a garage sale for $70 and talked the guy down to $45. They sit around for a few years and then the guy discovers they were Ansel Adams plates thought lost in the 1930s in a fire. Estimated worth: at least $200,000,000.

But you'll never guess what, go figure lawyers have gotten involved...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_ansel_adams_lost_work

$200 mil is kind of like poop, if you think of lawyers as flies anyway...



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Posted 7/29/2010 9:07:00 AM

"$200 mil is kind of like poop, if you think of lawyers as flies anyway..."  col-pul Posted 7/29/2010 8:49:00 AM




Almost got coffee out of my nose on that one!    LOL!!!  





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Posted 7/29/2010 4:42:00 PM

Here is bone drinking his morning cup of joe........


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