Because... it's useless...


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
There is a butterfly in Africa with enough poison in it's body to kill six cats.

Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches.

A dragonfly's penis is shovel-shaped at the end, to scoop a rival male's sperm out of the female it's impregnating.

Moths have no stomach.

If two flies were left to reproduce without predators or other limitations for one year, the resulting mass of flies would be the size of the Earth.

Tropical ants, when a flood sweeps down on them, roll themselves into a huge living ball which drifts upon the water, with the young safe and dry at the core.

March 14 is "Save a spider day."

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

An ant can survive for up to two weeks underwater.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are humans on the entire earth.

62 degrees Fahrenheit is the minimum temperature required for a grasshopper to be able to hop.

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.

Spiders have transparent blood.

The tarantula spends most of its life within its burrow, which is an 18-inch vertical hole with an inch-wide opening. When male tarantulas are between the ages of 5 to 7 years, they leave the burrow in search of a female, usually in the early fall. This migration actually signals the end of their life cycle. The males mate with as many females as they can, and then they die around mid-November.

The social life in ants and termites has been accompanied by an extraordinary royal perk: a 100-fold increase among queen ants in average maximum lifespan, with some queens surviving for almost 30 years. This longevity can be attributed in part to the sheltered and pampered life of the royal egg layer.

There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

The Giant cricket of Africa enjoys eating human hair.

I have now given myself the chills.


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
KNYTE said:
Is this some kind of family history report or something?
No, but this is:

Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.

Deer can't eat hay.

The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.

The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.

There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.

A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.

Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.

Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.

You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

Tuatara lizards, from New Zealand, have two eyes in the center of their heads and a third one on top of their heads.

A British medical journal called The Practitioner has determined that bird watching can be hazardous to one's health. They have officially designated bird watching a hazardous activity, using the example of the death of a bird watcher who became so wrapped up in watching a particular bird that he failed to notice his potentially dangerous surroundings and was eaten by a crocodile.

Giraffes can't cough.

All shrimp are born male, but slowly grow into females as they mature.

Birds cannot go into outer space, because they use gravity to assist them in swallowing, so they'd quickly choke and die in a non-gravity environment.

You can house break an armadillo.

Cows are the only mammals that pee backwards.

Snakes don’t bite in rivers or swamps because they would drown if they did.

The oyster is usually ambisexual. Through its life it will change from male to female and back again numerous times.

It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound.

78% of cats never travel with their owner.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
In 1992 five cows were killed in drive by shootings in Clay County, Missouri.

The heaviest dog on record is an Old English Mastiff named Zorba, who weighed 343 pounds and measured 8 feet and 3 in. from nose to tail.

The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.

Pigs can become alcoholics.

Did you know that at Disneyland they have hundreds of wild domesticated cats running around the park? They never come out during the day because there's too many people, but the reason they're there is to catch the mice.

Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do.

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating, they sweat through the pads of their feet.

Most tropical marine fish could survive in a tank filled with human blood.

Each year, Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food. (My cats cost over $200 a month)

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

Elephants have been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean.


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
The oyster is usually ambisexual. It begins life as a male, then becomes a female, then changes back to being a male, then back to being female; it may go back and forth many times.

The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. Wild cats hold their tail horizontally, or tucked between their legs while walking.

When a hippopotamus exerts itself, gets angry, or stays out of the water for too long, it exudes red sweatlike mucus through its skin.

There are more than 300 references to sheep and lambs, more than any other animal, in the Bible's Old Testament, one of the earliest records of sheep.

Chocolate effects a dogs heart and nervous system, a few ounces enough to kill a small sized dog.

Mother prairie dogs will nurse their young only while underground in the safety of the burrow. If an infant tries to suckle above ground, the mother will slap it. :lol:

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.

The leech has 32 brains, 32 more than most humans.

A house cat has 18 claws.

The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one gram of it can kill 150 people. Just to handle the substance can put one in a coma.

Cats purr at 26 cycles per second, the same as an idling diesel engine.

Fish can be susceptible to seasickness.

The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. She must be able to see another pigeon in order for her ovaries to function. Her own reflection will work if no other pigeon is available.

Reindeer like to eat bananas.

Gorillas do not know how to swim.


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
One superstition says that if a girl leaves her house early on Valentine's Day and the first person she meets is a man, then she will be married within three months.

The reason one wears a wedding ring on the third finger is that (tradition says) there is supposed to be a vein which goes directly from that finger to the heart—i.e., the seat of love. Also, not everyone wears that wedding ring on the third finger of the LEFT hand. In some traditions, such as the Jewish one, it is worn on the right hand. Also, I'm given to understand that nuns ("brides of Christ") wear a wedding ring, again on the right hand.

In the 1700's you could purchase insurance against going to hell, in London England.

Many sailors believe a cat on board a ship means a lucky trip.

The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every 100 years.

Influenza got its name from that fact that people believed the disease was because of the evil "influence" of stars.

During the middle ages, it was widely believed that men had one less rib than woman. This is because of the story in the Bible that Eve had been created out of Adam's rib.

The seven deadly sins (sins serious enough to kill one's soul) are currently anger, envy, pride, sloth, lust, gluttony, and covetousness. They haven't always been so, however. Originally, there were eight deadly sins (as proposed by Avagrius of Pontus). The eight (in order of increasing severity) were gluttony, lust, avarice, sadness, anger, apathy, vainglory, and pride. Gregory the Great later decided that vainglory and pride were too much alike to be counted separately and combined them. He added envy. Later still, the Roman Catholic Church decided sadness wasn't a sin, and added sloth. Somewhere along the way, apathy was dropped as well.

Hindu men once believed it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree (his third wife) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

When christening a ship, instead of using champagne, the Vikings would sacrifice a human being.

The Vikings also thought the spirits of the murdered person would guide and guard the craft.

Strange Laws

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.

Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.

In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

In 1845 Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.

No building in DC may be taller than 13 floors. This is so that no matter where in the city you are, you can see the monument to our first president, Washington.

In Michigan it's illegal to place a skunk inside your bosses desk.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors, were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.

It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

In parts of Alaska, it's illegal to feed alcohol to a moose.

You're subject to fines and/or imprisonment for making "ugly faces" at dogs in Oklahoma.

In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.

Christmas was once illegal in England.

....... :lol: I dunno if ya'll are reading these or if I'm just annoying everyone, but I'm completely bored out of my mind, and this is amusing me :p


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
I.C.Water said:
someone been gettin chain mail with facts that are wrong eh?
No, I got bored and started reading the internet. I haven't gotten a chain mail or spam type email in years. ;)


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
I.C.Water said:
ah seems ive been sent that at some point in my life :p
sent what? :lol: I've gone through about 20 webpages so far and copied/pasted the stuff I found funny... It's selective spam :eek:


If I had a dollar might give ya 99
Oct 15, 2004
In December 1997, the state of Nevada (USA) became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God"— protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.

Found on Axius Sno-Off Automobile Windshield cover: "Caution: Never drive with the cover on your windshield."

Found a box of Tampax Tampons: "Remove used tampon before inserting a new one."

Found on a box of Kellogg's Pop-Tarts: "Warning: Pastry Filling May Be Hot When Heated"

Found on the instruction sheet of a Conair Pro Style 1600 hair dryer: "WARNING: Do not use in shower. Never use while sleeping."

Found on Bat Man The Animated Series Armor Set Halloween costume box: "PARENT: Please exercise caution, mask and chest plate are not protective; cape does not enable wearer to fly."

Found in a television set's owner's manual: "Do not pour liquids into your television set."

Found on the handle of a hammer: "Caution: Do not use this hammer to strike any solid object."

Found on a butane lighter: "Warning: Flame may cause fire."

The Spanish Inquisition once condemned the entire Netherlands to death for heresy.

In Milan, Italy, there is a law on the books that requires a smile on the face of all citizens at all times. Exemptions include time spent visiting patients in hospitals or attending funerals. Otherwise, the fine is $100 if they are seen in public without a smile on their face.

Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 U.S. states.

Females have 500 more genes than males, and because of this are protected from things like color blindness and hemophilia.

During a kiss as many as 278 bacteria colonies are exchanged.

A passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter had an operation for hemorrhoids while he was in office.

Between the ages of 30 and 70, you nose may lengthen and widen by as much as half an inch.

Several well documented instances have been reported of extremely obese people flushing aircraft toilets whilst still sitting on them. The vacuum action of these toilets sucked the rectum inside out. EEEWWWWWW

Electrical stimulation in certain areas of the brain can revive long lost memories.

Ever wonder how a mortician keeps a dead person's mouth shut? Undertakers pass a suture through he nasal septum and tie it to the lower lip. Or the use an injector needle gun to place wires into the lower and upper jaws; these are then twisted together to close the mouth.

The average person can go as many as eleven days without water. That's assuming a mean temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Human lungs are 100 times easier to blow up than a standard toy balloon. But they tend to make lousy party favors.

Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer

Fat Burger

Flaccid Member
Sep 30, 2004
Portland, OR
Some Portland area/Oregon dumb laws:

Dishes must drip dry.
It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex. (Fuxx and I should be lifers :eek:)
Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.
It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.
Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.
It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.

Hood River:
Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license.

Klamath Falls:
It's illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.

Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.

Persons may not pass through a "traffic congestion thoroughfare" more than twice per night.
It's against the law for a wedding ceremony to be performed at a skating rink.
People may not whistle underwater.
You cannot wear roller skates in restrooms.

Woman may not wrestle in Salem.

It is against the law for animals to have sex in the city limits.

It is illegal to predict the future.