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Old 01-22-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default It'* useless trivia time!

Post up to five Q & As. Can be about anything (within reason of course), must be factual, and must be something that would generally be useless knowledge but cool to know nonetheless.

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1) Battleships, no matter their country of origin, were mostly made of steel, but their decks were made from oak or teak, which made them vulnerable to bomb attacks (hence the massive AA arrays all around the deck). Why? Because if their decks were made of steel plating, they would shatter whenever their main turrets fired their rounds off. The wood deck actually acted as shock absorbers for their massive recoil.

2) What does the intials in WD-40 stand for? Water Displacing.

3)Who thought of the phrase "debugging"? The term "debugging" stemmed from the US Navy. A moth was found trapped between points at Relay # 70, Panel F, of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University, 9 September 1945. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, with the entry: "First actual case of bug being found". They put out the word that they had "debugged" the machine, thus introducing the term "debugging a computer program".


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Whats black when you buy it, Orange wehen you use it. Then grey when you throw it away??? Coal
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Remember, it takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 muscles to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
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wd_40

water displacement 40th try or 40th attempt
number of times it took to get the formula right.
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Nice one Petra! Now THAT'* useless trivia!

McGuyvers first name was revealed in the very last episode. It was Angus.
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Months that begins with a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."




The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.




Coca-Cola contains neither coca nor cola.
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what is the technically correct answer to

how long is a piece of string. ??
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As long as you would like it to be i suppose
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how long is a piece of string. ??
Dunno...How long is a chinaman
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