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just for the funny silly things

this is for all the rants about Cheesecake, Sexy Spiderman pjs, condom hunting etc


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I don't have any rants about cheesecakes but thanks for thread copper because i did want to start a thread for all the fun useless facts I want to know about. I was hoping to start a "Did you Know Thread".

Like did you know that a humming bird is the only bird that can fly backwards? At least I think it is the humming bird.

Anyone else have fun facts?

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ye good point i was really just give us a place to just rant about silly stuff

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Ok I'll play - I got this from my father-in-law who is the encyclopedia of useless information.

An Avacado does not rippen until picked.

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ok i saw this on the tyra show yesterday..
she said that Ney York has one the cleanest (tap) water in the world..
i thougth it was the opposite

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Hmm... Stauri you made me think. I just found out recently that peach pits contain cyanide and Tuna fish has mercury in it. That's a little scary.

I thought for sure we would see Wren and Acal hit this thread with info.

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Just think if we were scientists. What shall ewe do with this information?/

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sodium (type of metal) can be cut with a butter knife, it reacts with chlorine, potassium, phosphorus and other chemicals to make salts. Sodium and Chlorine make table salt.

Sodium and Phosphorus make fertiliser salt

Phosphorus can flash ignite and burrow through stainless steel (melting point 1200C) and this can be done in a classroom, the burning phosphorus focuses all the energy into one spot so there is no ambient temperature change.

Pure Hydrochloric acid (pH0) can burn through 10 feet of solid concrete and keep burrowing through the ground.

Silver (Ag) Argentum
Gold (Au) Augum
Lead (Pb) Plumbinium - more then likely the root of words, pipe & plumbing the Romans lined their pipes with lead, but only the pipes that ran into rich residences where lined with lead, Emperor Nero and Claudius were afflicted with lead posioning and went quite mad, so did many of the Roman high-class. The poor people actually got cleaner healther water.

The Romans have no cultral identity, they stole or copied everybody else's architectual style

- City planning and aqeducts from the Etruscans
- Architectual style from the Etruscans and Greeks
- Entertainment and Religion from the Greeks (The greeks made use of gladiatorial type sports and chariot races and plays and pretty much everything else that you can think of was Roman was actually first done by the Greeks)
- Government and Education copied from the Greeks (The democracy and academies of Athens and Corinth were copied by the Romans!) The development of the Roman Republic was based on the Athenian Democracy

I can't think of anything that the Romans haven't copied or stolen from another culture they even copied their warfare from the Greeks, the Spartan hoplite formation was taken by the Romans and refined a little

* Hows that for some quite un-needed ranting? *

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Lyndon B. Johnson was the first president of the United States to wear contact lenses.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time

In Riverside, California, there is an old law on the city's books which makes it illegal to kiss unless both people wipe their lips with rose water....I live in Riverside so I guess I better keep a spray bottle of rose water with me...

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Victoria Alexander, who writes historical romance often of the Regency and Victorian eras, always has a character named "Charles" in her books...and he always dies.

Charles is the name of her irl husband. Seems it started out as a family joke, and now, the character who gets the name of "Charles"...well, he will be short-lived in the novel.

For those of you who read her books, look back through The Effington series and you will see!


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There is no rhyming word in the English language for "orange."

Bananas stay green even after harvest, until sprayed in the grocery stores so they will ripen. I'm not sure what is sprayed on

There are only eight kinds of sharks that will attack humans...however, I don't want to meet up with any kind of shark, and wouldn't know the difference anyway!


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Whoever said 8 is wrong, I know that theres at least 10

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A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

That one is for Cindy. I think she is the one that likes Gene Simmons.

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Thanks sis..Gotta live my DEMON

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Gene Simmons Family Jewels show is hilarious! Agree with C1 on him!


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You have good taste sis

C1 of AE4

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The eight sharks came from the "Animal Planet" channel. This was on one of their shows recently.

The thing about trivia type information, especially in subjects like science, is it can change quickly as new research becomes available.


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Jill -
Here you go diet drinks are worse for you than regular caffineated drinks. Diet colas contain aspertaime which is a form of phormaldahyde (I'm sure I spelled that wrong), so you're saving yourself a lot of money if you drink them.

Splenda (which I stopped using)is a broken down by-product of sugar (more refined is a better word) in which one of those refined products included in Splenda is Arsenic. I now use natural sweeteners from India (can't remember the names but I'll get them to you guys if you like). Of course drink my tea hot (I know I'm committing a heinous act on my southern heritage by not drinking iced tea) with honey, or hot chia tea with a dash of cinnamon.

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I like both hot tea, and southern sweet iced tea (if it is made correctly like my momma's) and I do not use artificial sweetners, either!

As far as caffeine-free/sugar-free diet drinks go...what is the point in those? All you are getting is coloured artificially-sweetened water with a lot of sodium. Just drink's healthier, anyway.


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There are so many reasons we are connected, sis!


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Did you know that a pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes!

Okay, there you go.

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oh wow tracy 30 miutes?
i wonder who conducts these experiments.

here's some weird but true info:

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
America once issued a 5-cent bill!
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different! (i want to know who thought this up)

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lol, I want to know who volunteered for the tongue imprinting. That cracks me up. OMG

Used to watch Gene Simmons Family Jewels and The Girls Next Door (Hef's ladies) but stopped when I turned off the tube. I Tivo'd New Amsterdam and haven't watched any of them but the first two, but will start watching again once Mick (Moonlight) returns.

Oh here's you one from Jerry McGuire - The human head weighs 8 lbs. lol

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Stauri you are scary. I was thinking that one too.

Oh and I knew there was a reason diet soda tasted nasty. I just knew it had to be bad for me, heehee.

Tongue imprinting? Wonder if they use that in DNA evidence logs?

I won't touch the Pig fact. But I will say it does change the line that "All men are Pigs"

Here you go -

In NYC in 1895 the speed limit was 8 mph

And the tiger shark is consider the waste basket of the ocean (learned that one last night from a tv show that i was watching)

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SmileyCentral.comcomment = too funny!!


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Wow pigs get it so good don't they?

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SmileyCentral.comWould you like to swing on a star,.... or would you rather be a pig

Oh for all you in the lonestar state, Texas is the only state that allows people to cast electronic ballots from space

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any shark either startled or in a frenzy will bite!!
there is only one exception to that and ironically it is the largest shark in the sea and it dosn't have any teeth!!!

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Any wild animal, or even a domesticated animal, will bite if startled or in a frenzy. However, some animals will attack at any time while others will just try to go another way IF left alone.

SmileyCentral.comwren...who will bite if she is startled or in a frenzy!

Born to be wild....

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Very weird arcticle i just read...

Saturday April 19, 06:30 AM

Man convicted for staring at woman

An Italian man was given a suspended jail sentence for staring too intensely at a woman sitting in front of him on a train.

A judge sentenced the man in his 30s, whose name was not revealed, to 10 days in prison and a E40 ($A68) fine after a 55-year old woman filed a complaint for sexual harassment.

His lawyer said he would appeal the sentence. The court will explain its verdict later. - too right but its seriously only 10 days and its suspended.. weird law its like the bizarre kissing laws in some US states!

The two met on two separate occasions in 2005 on a commuter train going from Lecco, a town in northern Italy, to Milan.

The first time, the man sat next to the woman but she felt he had moved too close for comfort. The next day, the man sat in front of the same woman and according to her complaint, stared at her for the whole journey.

The two did not speak.

And another thing is why did she wait 3 YEARS to file the charge? The man probably doesn't even remember her!

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Which kissing laws are you refering to Acal? Just curious know any in PA? Hope I broke a few of them heehee.

Learned today that starfish are the only animal to be able to turn the stomachs inside out. Now why would want to do that?

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For Everyone Who Loved The Pig: Got this one on a e-mail nooo the comments that are hilarious aren't mine hehe:

Interesting facts....
Body: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

(Now that's more like it!)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.


A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

(Honey, I'm home. What the. ..?!)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes... Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm......Naw I better not.)

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

A cat's urine glows under a black light.

(I wonder who was paid to figure that out and why)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

( I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too)

Polar bears are left-handed.

(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(What about that pig??)

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someone has a fixation on that

quality over quantity = rotfl

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omg Kelli ur really taking to this post hehe love the coments

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Coca-Cola was originally green.


Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people whohave recently eaten bananas.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
(more pig things hehe)

There are more chickens than people in the world.

(just wait for the day they will all take over)

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Copper, is the monopoly treasury actually worth more than the US treasury? Enquiring Americans want to know and suspect it is so!


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Actually I read that pigs are very smart animals. People just assume they are stupid because they like to roll in the mud. But now there healing properties found in mud so whose stupid now? And it obvious they have found other secrets that humans can quite fathom...30 minutes huh?

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Fact: Two Nieces at age 2 and 1 WILL get into much trouble as they possibly can under Aunt Kelli's watch
Fact: It is ten times worse when the 9 year old is with them


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That I believe Kelli. Hmm.. I wonder who actually was the ring leader, the nine year old or Aunt Kelli

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The fact that pigs roll in the mud is proof of their intelligence. They have very few sweat glands and rolling in the mud is the only way they have to cool off!


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*GASP* ME? A ring leader?? more like the one scrambling to pick everything up while trying to make sure their mitts aren't into something else! Hannah Montana isn't doing the job anymore!

lol Kim I buy Dove for my underarms but maybe the mud would be cheaper.

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monopoly isn't worth any thing, i was only comenting that it is printed more that the US treasury

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Sure does feel like Monopoly money is worth more than than US money, more and more each day.

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Yes, I knew that monopoly money wasn't worth anything...except for a fun game night with the family or friends. However, like Kelli said, it seems like it's worth more than US currency every day!

Sorry, copper, I was just being silly


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no i didnt understand what u ment i was trying to word it in a way to not afend

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Too bad huh if I made my own money my car would finally be paid off

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Here here and I would have the house I always wanted...

C1 of the AE4

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"If I had a million dollars"

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I'd but you a house ( I would buy you a house)

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I love the back up chorus on that post C1

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you are welcome Jill sent you the rest.

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