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Old 2010-12-21, 04:41   Link #41
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You mean it is like people don't die instantly when they are killed (unless when shot through the head with a high-mass projectile)?
Yeah pretty much. You die instantly when the projectile smashes through the midbrain or the brain stem where the autonomic controls are.
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Old 2010-12-21, 05:13   Link #42
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Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star.

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Oh my god, I am sorry I laughed so hard when I read this~ I am so shocked!
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Old 2010-12-21, 08:41   Link #43
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Oh my god, I am sorry I laughed so hard when I read this~ I am so shocked!
I didn't know it was possible not to know the sun is a star.
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Old 2010-12-21, 08:52   Link #44
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I didn't know it was possible not to know the sun is a star.
....The sun is a star? neat-o!

Sorry but I have no fun facts to share. Just sarcastic commentary.
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Old 2010-12-21, 09:32   Link #45
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I didn't know it was possible not to know the sun is a star.
Yeah, I don't know how they manage to avoid knowing stuff like that.

Actually, there are a lot of people in America who don't know pretty basic things... http://www.gallup.com/poll/3742/new-...ge-levels.aspx

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Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves Around Sun
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When Americans are asked to identify the country from which America gained its independence, 76% correctly name Great Britain. A handful, 2%, think America's freedom was won from France, 3% mention some other country (including Russia, China, and Mexico, among others named), while 19% are unsure.
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Old 2010-12-21, 09:45   Link #46
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Yeah pretty much. You die instantly when the projectile smashes through the midbrain or the brain stem where the autonomic controls are.
Well, as soon as the forward temple is hit really hard (even by a punch), it can cause the person to lose consciousness, go into comatose state or even die.

From what I am taught, the best way to incapacitate a person without him dying too fast is to ram a small knife into the hollow area between the shoulder blade and the collar bone.

It causes so much pain and minimal blood loss, great for countering knife attacks from a robber.
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Old 2010-12-21, 10:27   Link #47
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In theory yes if you're using a short blade knife. Ramming a long knife into the thoracic inlet can cut off the one of the common carotid arteries and that WILL kill someone within seconds to minutes.
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Old 2010-12-21, 10:34   Link #48
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In theory yes if you're using a short blade knife. Ramming a long knife into the thoracic inlet can cut off the one of the common carotid arteries and that WILL kill someone within seconds to minutes.
Not if the blade is less than 6-7 cm if I am not wrong. The closest artery is rather deep inside the body.
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Old 2010-12-21, 11:03   Link #49
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Hmm, I don't know how interesting this is, but here's a fact about airplanes:

The reason they don't make airplanes out of Black Box material is because it's so frickin' heavy, the plane won't be able to fly at all. Besides, just becaue the outer plane survives doesn't mean the people inside is safe too...

(you know, because some when people hear that a black box is recovered from a plane that got into accident and drown, they often ask "why don't all the plane made out of the same material to ensure its safety?)
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Old 2010-12-21, 11:03   Link #50
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Now why in the hell would you have a knife half a foot long?
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Old 2010-12-21, 11:32   Link #51
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Now why in the hell would you have a knife half a foot long?
The place where I am taught this had plenty - it is standard issue for me (us) back then.
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Old 2010-12-21, 11:44   Link #52
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Nutmeg is a deliriant in high doses. Both Malcolm X and Shakespeare have been associated with recreational nutmeg use.
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Old 2010-12-21, 12:32   Link #53
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Only 40% of Americans believe that the theory of evolution is accurate.

I feel so ashamed.
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Old 2010-12-21, 14:33   Link #54
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Only 40% of Americans believe that the theory of evolution is accurate.

I feel so ashamed.
Meh thats down to beliefs which I'm fine with accepting that people think this way.

I'm more surpised only 76% managed to correctly name which country American won it's independence fromO_o
I thought it would be alot higher than that.

It's like QI in here but sadly we don't have a Alan Davies here
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Old 2010-12-21, 15:04   Link #55
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It's not belief, it's willful ignorance. Evolution and speciation are demonstrably accurate. They are scientific models that do not rely on belief.

It doesn't matter if you believe evolution is accurate or not; it's still correct. But the other side depends entirely upon belief and faith.
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Old 2010-12-21, 15:09   Link #56
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It's like QI in here but sadly we don't have a Alan Davies here
Just read everything as if Stephen Fry were saying it aloud. I wish he were my teacher back in primary school....
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Old 2010-12-21, 15:26   Link #57
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A fall of 80mi/hr into water is roughly equivalent to falling on concrete at the same speed. Ouch.
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Old 2010-12-21, 16:57   Link #58
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- The largest city in the world by population is Tokyo, with 32,450,000 (approx.) living in an area the size of 8,014km2 (a density of 4,049 per square km)*

*-Stolen from Wikipedia, but still awesome all the same.
"Tokyo city" is only 8 million, and the entire prefecture (Tokyo Metropolis) is 13 million. That 32 million figure is for the entire metropolitan area which spans four cities in four prefectures.
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Old 2010-12-21, 18:41   Link #59
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I didn't know it was possible not to know the sun is a star.
Me either, I always thought that it was something spoken about in grade school. Apparently a Cockroach can live several weeks without it's head...
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Old 2010-12-21, 19:21   Link #60
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Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star.

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Alright, that settles it. I'm moving to Canada.

Also, if you urinate when swimming in a South American river, you may encounter the Candiru. Drawn to warmth, this tiny fish is known to follow a stream of urine to its source, swim inside the body, and flare it's barbed fins. It will remain firmly embedded in the flesh until surgically removed.
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