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Old 09-12-2008, 11:02 PM   #41
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Here's one: Kangaroos and emus were chosen as the animals for the Australian coat of arms because they can't walk backwards.

And another: daytime TV shows like 'Days of our Lives' and 'The Young and the Restless' were known as soaps because once upon a time actual soap companies advertised during the programs because the housewives were watching it. Hence the term 'tv soap star' etc (well, we say it here in Australia, not sure about the US)
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:13 AM   #42
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Here's one: Kangaroos and emus were chosen as the animals for the Australian coat of arms because they can't walk backwards.

And another: daytime TV shows like 'Days of our Lives' and 'The Young and the Restless' were known as soaps because once upon a time actual soap companies advertised during the programs because the housewives were watching it. Hence the term 'tv soap star' etc (well, we say it here in Australia, not sure about the US)
Yep, it's the same here!

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Old 09-13-2008, 01:01 PM   #43
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ok heres one.....a cow can detect odors up to 5 miles away!
Well, the same fragrance is reciprocated-----we can smell them, too
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:11 PM   #44
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spiders have extra 3 eyes on top of their heads and actually are in need of pepto bismal at times when a particular meal doesn't agree with them (they actually will stagger to the edge of their webs and do what many frat guys do after the weekend beer bust and too much partying over the loo........spiders take liquid refreshment, too, as they only suck the juices out of the hapless victim.........never saw one wearing a toga though
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #45
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how many eyes do you need to have some considered extra?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #46
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And I'm pretty sure I don't want to know what spider puke looks like.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:42 PM   #47
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Well, they have their regular two, but then there are 3 more on top of their heads (called ocelli) so "5" total----appear as tiny dots
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And I'm pretty sure I don't want to know what spider puke looks like.
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And I'm pretty sure I don't want to know what spider puke looks like.

x 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Here's one: Kangaroos and emus were chosen as the animals for the Australian coat of arms because they can't walk backwards.

And another: daytime TV shows like 'Days of our Lives' and 'The Young and the Restless' were known as soaps because once upon a time actual soap companies advertised during the programs because the housewives were watching it. Hence the term 'tv soap star' etc (well, we say it here in Australia, not sure about the US)
They're called soaps over here too, I never knew that though
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