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Old 11-15-2016, 09:54 AM   #101
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The concentration of "sugar" in Coca Cola Classic is 1098 mg/dL.

For humans, 400 mg/dL blood sugar is considered "critical" (where the sugar starts having immediate adverse effects on the person).

I've seen one case of a guy with 1000+ mg/dL. That's not the world record (a man with random blood sugar of 2,000+ mg/dL) but consider, the guy I saw basically had Coca Cola running through his veins. It was that bad.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:44 AM   #102
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As a result of the submissive behavior in males, it was hypothesized that the male hyena erected its penis as a show of submissiveness.
There you have it, folks.

NTR in the animal kingdom.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:27 PM   #103
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Did you know that in Shingou, Aomori there is a burial site purported to be the final resting place of Jesus Christ?

Give it a read. Uhh ... yeah ... Really surprised this hasn't been struck down by the Church. And how exactly do people who claim to believe in Christianity, i.e. "that Jesus Christ died for our sins," also believe in this tale?

Perhaps the best part -- the very notion that Jesus visited Japan in search of religious enlightenment some three to seven hundred years prior to the start of Japanese recorded history. (First writing circa 4th Century CE. First recorded history written 8th Century CE.)
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:54 PM   #104
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I also like the creativity in coming up with J.C.'s brother's name. "Yes...these are our sons, Jesus and Isikuri."
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:24 AM   #105
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Why are black bears, despite being among the largest and most powerful animals in their biome, so instinctively timid of everything? This is in contrast to cougars, wolves or tigers in areas where they co-exist with humans, as these animals have learned to grow wary of humans.

The secret is in black bear evolution. Black bears evolved in the Pleistocene, a time when much larger, scary predators like the short-faced bear and saber tooth tiger roamed more open plains. Black bears evolved to live in forests, where those predators had difficulty navigating, adopted a generalist diet to avoid direct confrontation with those predators, and selective pressure lead to bears who were naturally cautious, in case they encountered something dangerous enough to kill them.

So even though monsters like the short-faced bear are extinct, black bears don't know this and act as if they were still around.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:41 PM   #106
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Colgate is the best selling toothpaste in the United States. This came about with the advent of Colgate Total, which did everything other toothpaste brands did - fight cavities, gingivitis, freshen breath, whiten teeth - for less money.

You might think Crest was the market leader, but it's actually lost a lot of market share since it first debut in 1955. It's still pricey based on brand name alone. The big innovation with Crest was it contained stannous flouoride, which was used to fight against cavities. Crest still contains that ingredient today.

That little fact is one of the most heinous secrets of Crest, because stannous flouride (which contains tin to bind the flouride) stains teeth. All other toothpastes in North America use sodium flouride. Perhaps the biggest reason why Crest hasn't made the switch to sodium flouride -

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Crest Whitestrips created the whitening toothpaste segment when it was first launched in 2001. The product generated US$200 million in its first full year on the market ($20 million in Canada). Crest Whitestrips are clear, flexible strips that are worn by consumers twice a day for 30 minutes and are “guaranteed to produce noticeably whiter teeth in two weeks.” P&G launched a second whitening product called Night Effects a few years later. The combination of Whitestrips and Night Effects gives Crest a 70-percent share of the at-home whitening segment of the market.

Colgate’s answer to Whitestrips was Simply White, a brush-on style of whitener that offered similar benefits. However, Simply White has not enjoyed much success. In fact, sales have been sliding so much in the past few years that one analyst described the brand as “simply terrible.” Simply White’s share of the at-home whitening segment is only 12 percent.
If you brush with Crest and then use Crest Whitening Strips, you are of course going to see results versus a Colgate/Simply White combo, because Colgate Total prevents staining in the first place.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:35 AM   #107
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Poland was never able to live this down.

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The charge at Krojanty was a cavalry charge that occurred during the Invasion of Poland in the Second World War. It took place on the evening of September 1, 1939, near the Pomeranian village of Krojanty. Polish soldiers advanced east along the former Prussian Eastern Railway to railroad crossroads 7 kilometres from the town of Chojnice (Konitz) where elements of the Polish cavalry charged and dispersed a German infantry battalion. Machine gun fire from German armoured cars that appeared from a nearby forest forced the Poles to retreat. However, the attack successfully delayed the German advance, allowing the Polish 1st Rifle battalion and Czersk Operational Group to withdraw safely.

The same day, German war correspondents were brought to the battlefield, together with two journalists from Italy. They were shown the corpses of Polish cavalrymen and their horses as well as German tanks that had arrived at the place after the battle. One of the Italian correspondents, Indro Montanelli, sent home an article, in which he described the bravery and heroism of Polish soldiers, who charged German tanks with sabres and lances. Although such a charge did not happen, and there were no tanks used during combat, the myth was used by German propaganda during the war. German propaganda magazine Die Wehrmacht reported on 13 September that the Poles had gravely underestimated German weapons, as Polish propaganda had suggested that German armoured vehicles were covered only with sheet metal, leading to a grotesque attack. After the end of World War II, it was still used by Soviet propaganda as an example of stupidity of prewar Polish commanders, who allegedly did not prepare their country for the war and instead wasted the blood of their soldiers. As late as the 1990s, this myth was still taught in history classes in American and British high schools and colleges.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:05 PM   #108
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DFC lovers...eat your hearts out.

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The sex appeal of rounded female buttocks and plump breasts is both universal and unique to the human primate. Fertile women tend not to store fat around the abdomen, so the waist of a fertile female is usually slimmer than her hips. Other female primates do not have fat deposited on the rump. For example, the female gorilla has a skinny posterior and stores fat on her abdomen, as do human males. So it has been widely theorised that the plump buttock and bosom of modern women are sexual ornaments, selected for by ancestral males.

Seen from a distance the adult female form, either from behind or from the front, can be recognised as distinct from the male of the species. An hourglass figure, plus youthfulness, would have attracted male hominids looking for mating opportunity. The hourglass figure remains attractive to modern males. Over the centuries females attempting to increase their mate choice have dressed to exploit this shape (corsets, bustles and wonder bras).

If ancestral males had not shown a preference for the mutation producing symmetrical, plump bosoms, modern women's chests would resemble the flat thoraxes of the other apes.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:08 AM   #109
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Carrots were made into carrot cake since during medieval time when there were sugar shortages, and carrots have more sugar than any other vegetable except for sweet beets.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:40 PM   #110
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Bob Barker left the Price is Right in 2007.

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Old 04-17-2017, 12:49 AM   #111
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Midichlorians, the controversial Star Wars plot device that George Lucas introduced in Episode I ... it turns out they're one of the oldest ideas he's had for the franchise:
"It is said that certain creatures are born with a higher awareness of the Force than humans. Their brains are different; they have more midi-chlorians in their cells."
―George Lucas, establishing guidelines for the Expanded Universe in 1977
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So rather than us being unlucky to have had George ruin things in 1999, explaining that which didn't need to be explained, it turns out that we had actually been lucky he didn't explain it 22 years sooner. I mean, we're still stuck with midichlorians either way , but at least now we can appreciate that we had Camelot for as long as we did.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:30 AM   #112
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Droids being unable to use The Force still bothers me. There's an ascribed mysticism to biological life when we're just organic robots who poop.

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An 8 oz cup of brewed coffee contains 140 mg of caffeine.
An 8 oz cup of hot chocolate (100% cocoa, same amount as above) contains 40 mg of caffeine

I've been wondering why I'm having trouble sleeping lately. That's because I drink 2 pints of whole milk mixed with that chocolate, so my total caffeine intake ends up being 160 mg per drink!
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