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    Did you know?

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Xeno, Feb 9, 2009.

    This game is fairly simple. Each player gives a random fact (Or otherwise), and the following players have to guess whether they think it's correct or not. The first to get it right is rewarded with a coconut and can then give another fact.

    I'll go first.

    Did you know that there is actually no evidence to suggest that anyone EVER thought the Earth was flat?
     
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    incorrect.
     
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    I am going to go with correct. Common sense is actually not.

    Did you know that whales were once land dwelling animals about the size wolves?
     
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    You're right! There's no evidence that anyone has ever considered the Earth to be flat. it was made up by a historian in the Victorian times.

    (Usually this would be when you'd put down your fact, just letting you know...)
     
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    Did you know that whales were once land dwelling animals about the size wolves?
     
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    Incorrect?
     
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    Aw.

    Anyway,

    Did You Know that the Earth has six moons?
     
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    I know it has multiple, just little things that got caught in our orbit, but I'm not sure how many, so I'm going to say Correct.
     
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    You're right! Technically.

    The Earth actually does have six moons,and they're not just little bits caught in orbit!

    Your turn!
     
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    Mexicans drink more soft drinks than americans.
     
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    Well are you talking strict softdrink sales or per capita? I think America probably sells more, but that Mexico might have a slightly higher per capita. According to Entrepeneur Magazine, in 2004 Mexico came in second on per capita consumption. I will go with America is still number one.
     
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    The saying that all orange cats are boys and all calico cats are girls is an urban myth.
     
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    Wreybies, you have to wait until MiwAuturu tells Carmina whether she's right or not. then Carmina posts a fact. :D
     
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    Ugh! I no like games with staggered turns. Bye-Bye.
     
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    Ok. I think it's clear that this isn't working.

    [size=+4]NEW RULES![/size]
    Each person posts a random fact, and the person below says whether they think it's true or not, then they post their own.
     
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    It is an urban myth that ALL orange cats are male and all calico (and torties as well) are female. However, there is only 1 in 3,000 calicos that is a male. There are more orange males than females, but not nearly to the extreme that there are more female calicos.

    Did you know that Gigantism is caused by pituitary tumors causing an excess in production of human growth hormone?
     
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    Yes, I did!

    Did you know that there are all kinds of clues in the story of David and Goliath that point to the idea that Goliath actually suffered from gigantism?
     
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    I did actually....right down to how easily he was felled by single shot. There are all sorts of health problem associated with gigantism .

    Did you know the current Guinness World record holder for tallest man and smallest are both held by Chinese men (although there is a Ukranian man who is taller but refuses the honor)
     
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    YES! I believe that was ALSO on the documentary on Gigantism! XP

    Ernest Hemingway once wrote a short story consisting of six words, total. As a tribute(This is the 'fact' in question) to this story, Wire Magazine had 33 authors write in their own efforts to match Hemingway's amazing six-word story.
     
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    I did not know, but I looked it up. It is true.

    Did you know...Alfred Packer was the first man in America to be convicted of cannibalism. Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the guys who created the show Southpark) wrote and performed in a musical retelling of Packer's life (Cannibal the Musical).
     
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    Oh, 'das messed up! I know it now, but wish I didn't. :D

    Since today is Friday the 13th.....

    Did you know that the "unlucky 13" is the reason why the thirteen loaves that bakers once supplied were never called by the number, but described as "a baker's dozen." The thirteenth loaf was regarded as a special bribe for the devil not to spoil the sale or the bread.
     
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    I didn't know. But I bet it's true.

    Did you know....race cars in the early 1900's could get up to 95 mph?
     
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    Cool, I didn't know that...

    Did you know that Dr Charles White, co-founder of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, kept the mummified body of one of his patients in a room of his house for 55 years?
     
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    Definitely didn't know that.

    Did you know that there is a cave in Mexico that is full of gypsum crystals, some up to 36 feet in length? It was discovered by miners when they pumped water out the cave system. The crystals were able to grow that large because they were submerged under water for millenia in tremendous heat. Scientists studying hte cave wear special cooling suits and breathing apparatus but will still overheat if they arein the cave for longer than 30 minutes. (I love documentaries!)
     

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