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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Paladin Solo, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Paladin Solo

    Paladin Solo So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 7, 2003
    I thought it would be interesting if tidbits were posted here everyonce in awhile, or frequently even. Hell, why not make it a sticky? We could use tidbits on forums. What do you say admins?

    Anyhow, here is a few tidbits from me to you;

    A cd costs 49 cents to make, yet they sell them for 10 to 15 dollars a piece!

    Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce! (Ouch!)

    One glass of orange juice (non-concentrated, 8 ounces) is enough to cover up your vitamin C requirements for the day.

    If you catch cold, eat some raw onions and drink some hot water. Gone is the cold!

    If you feel nauseated or begin to vomit, slice an onion and smell it to stop the unpleasantness.

    People who are prone to get epilepsy, should carry some "white onions" in their pockets. When an attack comes, a few drops of the onion juice should be poured into their ears (by others). It would give quick relief.

    You may start "crying" without sufficient reason, when you slice onions in the kitchen, but remember it is good for the eyes, when you keep them closed, of course after cutting the onions.

    Under Medieval law, in Medieval Europe (duh!), animals could be tried and sentenced for crimes, just as though they were people. There are records of farm animals being tried for injuring or killing people. Animals were charged with smaller crimes, too. Some mice were taken to court for stealing part of the harvest, and, in another case, a flock of locusts was convicted --in absentia--of eating crops.

    How about your tidbits?
  2. The Couch Guy

    The Couch Guy First time out of the vault

    Dec 21, 2003
    "Flammable" and "Inflammable" mean the same thing. So do "unravel" and "ravel".

    According to the laws of modern aerodynamics, bumble bees cannot fly.

    The penalty for owning or detonating a nuclear wahead in Hemet, California, (conspiciously close to the area where Fallout 1 occurs) is a $500 fine.

    Case law in San Bernadino County, California, states that penguins can fly, and they also live forever.
  3. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 31, 2003
    This post is slightly assanine and gay..

    uhh... that's all i have for you.
  4. Ugly John

    Ugly John So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    79.85% of all statistics are made up
  5. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    sure, but 20.15% of them aren't :lol:

    uhm... let's see if I can come up with a few tidbits... ah, yeah...

    1. Kharn is gay.

    2. I'm absolutely sure about it.

    3. I'm not kidding.


    * runs away as fast as he can, laughing like crazy *
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Apr 3, 2003
    Bisexual, please. You know the Administrative Senator two bits back (so the one before Scotty), Alderon, was bisexual, though he was loyal to his girlfriend. He refused to accept the fact of my bisexuality. Even though I told him I think David Boreanaz is hot.
  7. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

    Apr 2, 2003
    In Atlanta, it's forbidden to tie a giraffe to a street lamp.
  8. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    * starts shouting from a distance, holding a crowbar *

    Ah, just admit it: you're gay as hell when you're not being straight, boy! That and vice versa.

    You nancyboy you!

    You don't look so tough now, huh!

    Hehe... :twisted:
  9. Role-Player

    Role-Player A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 21, 2003
    I think most of these are true. If not, let me know.

    The instructions of a pack of American Airlines Peanuts reads: open packet, eat nuts.

    A warning on a box of Nytol Sleep Aid says: May cause drowsiness.

    In several puzzle boxes, one can read: Some assembly required.

    A child-size garment of Superman warns you that "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

    In Jamaica a "speed bump" is called a "sleeping policemen". This makes it so, in certain parts of the island, there are signs that read, "Warning! Sleeping Policemen Ahead".

    In Lawrence, Kansas, all cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.

    In Vermont, whistling underwater is illegal.

    In North Carolina...

    -It's against the law to sing off key.
    -Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
    -If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
    -The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine.

    In Michigan...

    -A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
    -It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

    In Detroit, it is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

    If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contactwith extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

    In Alaska, it is legal to shoot bears. However, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
  10. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    Uhh I think the one about waking sleeping bears is actually a pretty good idea.

    In Arizona it's illegal to operate a horse drawn carriage without having red tinted lamps on the back.

    There's also a law that states you must have windshield wipers on an automobile. Then theres an addendum ten years later stating you must have a windshield.

    And Kharn, David Boreanaz (Angel)is hot, but not as hot as James Marsters (Spike).
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Apr 3, 2003
    Nuh-huh, girlfriend, you don't even wanna *know* how wrong you are.
  12. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    (insert witty comeback here because I'm too tired)
  13. Gwydion

    Gwydion Vault Senior Citizen

    May 6, 2003
    Some of these are false. This one for example, I know is false:

    I once saw on a poster of 'blue' laws, laws that were obselete or just plain odd, from across the country. One that really stuck out was from Florida, I think, where it is apparently illegal to molest porcupines. :shock:
  14. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 31, 2003
    Actually, I'm pretty sure the Horse one is true... well in the US...

    As for molesting porcupines.... not only is it illegal.. it's painful.
  15. OnTheBounce

    OnTheBounce Still Mildly Glowing

    May 9, 2003
    I'm not sure if that's a law or not, but I know that military monuments in the US follow that protocol.

  16. Gwydion

    Gwydion Vault Senior Citizen

    May 6, 2003
    Doubt it. I think it's just something that's been repeated so much that people believe it without question. After all, why would someone lie about something like that, and who would actually bother to check it out?

  17. OnTheBounce

    OnTheBounce Still Mildly Glowing

    May 9, 2003
    Interesting. Moreso even when you factor in that the reason I was so sure about it was that it was a study question for the Sergeant's board.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's some truth to this protocol, but that's it's limited to only very specific instances and the error lies in attributing it too broadly. For instance, the woman who wrote that article dealt w/statues around Washington, DC, not ones on military posts.


  18. Pipboy2000

    Pipboy2000 Companion to the Last Proton

    Sep 29, 2003
    Yes.. It's true...you can serve up to a year in prison for it too.
  19. Ancient Oldie

    Ancient Oldie Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 30, 2003
    Here are some tried and true tidbits:

    If you ever run out of toothpaste, you can brush your teeth with dogshit and it'lll work just as effectively/

    If you sneeze and don't close your eyelids, your eyeballs will pop out.

    The government will buy your ear wax from you in the form of 2 year notes.

    Rubbing onions on your dick eliminates the necessity or wearing a condom... and the smell is an aphrodesiac to boot.

    Celine Dione did punk/ska in the band "Rotten Bitch".

    Wow, this thread is full of oodles of joy... which means pig belly in Chinese.
  20. Pipboy2000

    Pipboy2000 Companion to the Last Proton

    Sep 29, 2003
    Not true.