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Old 09-12-2008, 04:24 AM   #31
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A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go berserk and sting itself to death.
Talk about a violent drunk
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:49 AM   #32
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My husband and I (mostly him, but me too) are known in our community to be fonts of useless information! Lately for me it has been the events that led up to WWI because I read Victoria's Daughters. So I'm now re-watching a BBC series about the era. Good Grief! When it comes to numbers: At my husband's last duty station (the Pentagon), in one year I had three or four home phone numbers, and he had a half a dozen work numbers. My brain just flat out refused to take in one more number. Now I'm lucky to remember my own phone number and have been known to spout out with a zip code from 20 years ago rather than the one where I've lived for 7 years. But I can remember stuff like that in German (which I never really learned), you pronounce the second vowel when there are two vowels together (in other words Stein is pronounced like a long i, Stien is pronounced Steeen). Now why, of all things would I remember that, and you'd be surprised at how often it does come up!
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:02 AM   #33
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A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go berserk and sting itself to death.
I'll have to remember this one the next time we find a scorpion. We've caught one inside the house, and seen another just outside the front door.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #34
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have you seen those things move? you're better off drinking the liquor yourself to give you the courage to step on it :):):)
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #35
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If you want to bury cable for a project, you can buy two distinct types. There is always a cheaper, generic variety.

However, there is usually a better grade. It is called GR-Cable.

Want to guess what "GR" stands for?


ground Ready?
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:51 PM   #36
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ground Ready?
Not even close.

Cable is usually buried for several years and never dug up unless there's a severe problem.

To solve this issue, good cable is encased in a strong mesh-style insulator that vermin cannot bite through.

The "GR" stands for 'gopher resistant.'
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #37
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the part of your brain that "controls" hearing never goes to sleep. it is active 24 hours a day.
that's how you are able to wake up to an alarm clock!
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:37 PM   #38
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Most of Utah is not actually part of the Wasatch mountains, it is part of a different one, according to one study group. Don't ask me for details, my memory is not that good.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:53 PM   #39
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Lynd....LOL Good One!!

alot of interesting facts, Thanks Barbara for starting this thread. When one comes to mind I'll add one
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:58 PM   #40
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ok heres one.....a cow can detect odors up to 5 miles away!
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