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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Tue May 13, 2008 6:02 pm

Hehe... Never heard of Peanut but he was fun. Smile Looked at a few more Jeff Dunham clips too, good guy.
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Tue May 13, 2008 6:28 pm

To me, Peanut is the best character Jeff Dunham created. If you get the chance to see the video/movie Jeff Dunham, arguing with myself....it is well worth the watching.
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Tue May 13, 2008 8:27 pm

Peanut, Walter, and Sweet Daddy D are the best, ha ha

Watched the clip with Sweet Daddy D yet?
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Wed May 14, 2008 5:15 pm

he is good
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Wed May 14, 2008 5:50 pm

Achmed the dead terrorist singing Jingle Bombs... Something all americans like I think?
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Mon May 19, 2008 6:49 am

ITS LONG, BUT WELL WORTH THE READ.


Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet,
to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because
that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people....Who cares?

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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Mon May 19, 2008 4:29 pm

this is right in some ways and the more you think about it the this person is right we need that time to show people that we do care even the smallest things matter most to the ones that love us and we love its takeing time to show we care to our friends and family its that that brings us close to one another and in hope that our friend and family feel the same way spending time is the best way and showing your love cause you never know when that last moment will be.
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PostSubject: Longest Names and Titles   Thu May 29, 2008 4:58 pm

People
The award for the longest name for a person belongs to a German immigrant to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name he was given at birth, and which somehow fit on his passport was:

(First and "middle" names)
Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert
Irvim John Kenneth Loyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy
Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor Willian Xerxes Yancy
Zeus

(Last name)
Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaf
tschaferswesenchafewarenwholgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschut
zenvonangereifenduchihrraubgiriigfeindewelchevorralternzwolf
tausendjahresvorandieerscheinenbanderersteerdeemmeshedrraums
chiffgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefah
rthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelshegeha
btbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurassevanver
standigmenshlichkeittkonntevortpflanzenundsicherfreunanleben
slamdlichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvonandere
rintlligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum

Senior
In case you didn't notice, he has one given name for every letter of the alphabet plus his surname. Needless to say, he shortened it, and was commonly known as Mr. Hubert Wolfe, though officially it was said that he signed his name Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr.

The children's author, Jane Yolen wrote a book called The Longest Name on the Block about a young Italian boy whose mother would call him home for dinner using his full name - Timothy Michael Karl Emmanuel Sanford Reginald Brown. Not exactly record breaking, but a fun children's book.

The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalhashbaz which can be found in Isaiah 8:1.

Animals2
Scientific Name

The longest scientific name for an animal is given to a stratiomyid fly whose Genus and species is:

Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides
Common Name

Information about common animal names was provided by Apollyon. Many thanks!

The longest common names for an animals go to:

Mammal
Black-crowned Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii)

Insect
Canadian Swallowtail Tiger Butterfly (Papilio glaucas)

The longest single word name goes to Hippopotamus amphibius, who you all know simply as the:

Hippopotamus

Places
United States

Many people don't realize that the true, original name of Los Angeles, California was:

El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de
Porciúncula
These 55 Spanish letters translate in English to, "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion." That's quite a long name for a city most of us refer to simply as "LA".
Wales

For quite a long time Wales held the record for the longest place name with 60 characters (59 letters):

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch
See also: this and this
This name translates to "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave." It should be noted that there a several web sites using this as part of their domain name.

New Zealand

However, there is a hill near Porangahau in New Zealand based on a Maori name which is nearly 50% longer at 85 letters:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoro
nukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
The name translates to "The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as the land-eater, played his flute for his loved one."

Thailand

More amazing still is that the city most of the world refers to as Bangkok, is actually called something else in Thailand:

Krungthepmahanakonbowornratanakosinmahintarayudyayamahadilop
onoparatanarajthaniburiromudomrajniwesmahasatarnamornpimarna
vatarsatitsakattiyavisanukamphrasit

These 155 letters which truly create longest place name in the world, translates to "The land of angels, the great city of immortality, of devine gems, the great angelic land unconquerable land of nine nobel gems, the royal city, a pleasant capital place of the Royal Palace, eternal land of angels and reincarnated spirits predestined and created by the highest Devas." That's a mouthful! Luckily it is abbreviated for common use.

Movies
While usually called Marat/Sade, the official name for this movie is:

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as
Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under
the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Music
Band Name

While now commonly known as "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead" (which is long by itself), the original name for this band was:

The Clouds That Fondle Jagged Crags And Raging Storms
Conspire And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Album Title

Often shorted to When the Pawn..., Fiona Apple holds the record for the longest album name:

When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What
He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And
He'll Win The Whole Thing `Fore He Enters The Ring There's
No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You
Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is
The Greatest Of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand,
Then You Know Where To Land And If You Fall It Won't Matter,
Cuz You'll Know That You're Right
Soundgarden has an album which may qualify for the longest single word title:

Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas
Song Title

There is the obvious Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins, but the true longest song title from a professionally released album is by Christine Lavin called:

Regretting what I said to you when you called me at 11:00 on
Friday morning to tell me that 1:00 Friday afternoon you
were gonna leave your office, go downstairs, hail a cab, to
go out to the airport, to catch a plane, to go skiing in the
Alps for two weeks. Not that I wanted to go with you; I
wasn't able to leave town, I'm not a very good skier, I
couldn't expect you to pay my way, but after going out with
you for three years, I don't like surprises. (A musical
apology)
You may think that was just the lyrics written out, but none of that is included in the words of the song. If instead you're thinking, "Who cares! That wasn't a hit song." then here are the longest titles for Top 40 hits:

Longest Hit Song Title

The Faces and Rod Stewart sang this number 12 hit:

You Can Make Me Dance Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog
For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any
Other Domestic Shortcomings)
The Longest Hit Song Title without any Brackets or Parenthesis

The Charlatans barely made it with this number 38 hit:

I Never Want An Easy Life If Me And He Were Ever To Get
There

Scientific
Scientific words and names can become extremely long very easily, but here is an example of the longest name for an enzyme which has been cited in multiple scientific journals:

methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleucylphenylal
anylalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylglutamylg
lycylalanylphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonyll
eucylglycylaspartylprolylglycylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylse
rylleucyllysylisoleucylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglutam
ylalanylglycylalanylaspartylalanylleucylglutamylleucylglycyl
isoleucylprolylphenylalanylserylaspartylprolylleucylalanylas
partylglycylprolylthreonylisoleucylglutaminylasparaginylalan
ylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalanylalanylalanylglycylv
alylthreonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanylgluta
mylmethionylleucylalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyllysy
lhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylprolylisoleucylglycylleucyll
eucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparaginylleucylvalylphenylalany
lasparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylphenylalanyl
tyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamyllysylvalylglycylvaly
laspartylserylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvalylprolylvalyl
glutaminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginylglutam
inylalanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalanylp
rolylisoleucylphenylalanylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylaspa
rtylalanylaspartylaspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginylglutami
nylisoleucylalanylseryltyrosylglycylarginylglycyltyrosylthre
onyltyrosylleucylleucylserylarginylalanylglycylvalylthreonyl
glycylalanylglutamylasparaginylarginylalanylalanylleucylprol
ylleucylasparaginylhistidylleucylvalylalanyllysylleucyllysyl
glutamyltyrosylasparaginylalanylalanylprolylprolylleucylglut
aminylglycylphenylalanylglycylisoleucylserylalanylprolylaspa
rtylglutaminylvalyllysylalanylalanylisoleucylaspartylalanylg
lycylalanylalanylglycylalanylisoleucylserylglycylserylalanyl
isoleucylvalyllysylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylhisti
dylasparaginylisoleucylglutamylprolylglutamyllysylmethionyll
eucylalanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenylalanylvalylglutaminyl
prolylmethionyllysylalanylalanylthreonylarginylserine
This is the expanded name for a tryptophan compound made up of 267 amino acids described with the following chemical composition: C1289H2051N343O375S8
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Thu May 29, 2008 8:10 pm

YAYYYYY!!!! MISTY IN THE FORUM!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:16 pm

just a line or two......Mine (virgo) hit right dead on the money, what about ya'll?

So is yours correct?

Once you have opened this e-mail, there's no turning back.
Below are true descriptions of zodiac signs.
Read your sign, then forward it on, with your zodiac sign and label on the subject line. This is the real deal, try ignoring or changing it, and the first thing you'll notice is having a horrible day starting tomorrow morning - and it only gets worse from there. Remember, if you are on the cusp of another sign you most likely will have features of both signs...which may lead you into total confusion......

AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart ~ ( Jan 20 - Feb 18 )
Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality. 11 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
PISCES - The Dreamer ~ ( Feb 19 - Mar 20 )
Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive. Don't like details. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Un selfish.Good kisser. Beautiful. 8 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
ARIES - The Daredevil (Mar 21 - April 19 )
Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit. Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic. 16 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
TAURUS - The Enduring One ~ ( April 20 - May 20th )
Charming but aggressive. Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings who are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts.Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard - passionate. Express themselves emotionally. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined. Indulge themselves often. Very generous. 12 years of bad luck if you do not forward
GEMINI - The Chatterbox ~ ( May 21 - June 20 )
Smart and witty. Outgoing, very chatty. Lively, energetic. Adaptable but needs to express themselves. Argumentative and outspoken. Likes change. Versatile. Busy, sometimes nervous and tense. Gossips. May seem superficial or inconsistent. Beautiful physically and mentally.
5 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
CANCER - The Protector ~ (June 21 - July 22 )
Moody, emotional. May be shy. Very loving and caring. Pretty/handsome. Excellent partners for life. Protective. Inventive and imaginative. Cautious. Touchy-feely kind of person. Needs love from others. Easily hurt, but sympathetic. 16 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
LEO - The Boss ~ ( July 23 - Aug 22 )
Very organized. Need order in their lives - like being in control. Likes boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help others. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leo's. Attractive. 13 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
VIRGO - The Perfectionist ~ Dominant ~ ( Aug 23 - Sept 22 )
In relationships, very conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic. 7 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
LIBRA - The Harmonizer ( Sept 23 - Oct 22 )
Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible. 9 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
SCORPIO - The Intense One ~ Very Energetic ~ (Oct 23 - Nov 21 )
Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or secretive. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long Relationships. Talkative. Romantic.
Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional. 4 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
SAGITTARIUS - The Happy-Go-Lucky One ~ (Nov 22 - Dec 21 )
Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome ). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Beautiful inside and out 14 years of bad luck if you do not forward
CAPRICORN - The Go-Getter ~ ( Dec 22 - Jan 19 )
Patient and wise. Practical and rigid. Ambitious. Tends to be Good-looking. Humorous and funny. Can be a bit shy and reserved. Often pessimistic. Capricorns tend to act before they think and can be unfriendly at times. Hold grudges. Like competition. Get what they want.
20 years of bad luck if you do not forward.
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:40 pm

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

Believe it or not, this sentence is grammatically correct and has meaning: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” First devised by professor William J. Rapaport in 1972, the sentence uses various meanings and parts of speech for the term “buffalo” (and its related proper noun “Buffalo”) to make an extremely hard-to-parse sentence.
Although most people know “buffalo” as both a singular and plural term for bison, and “Buffalo” as a city in New York, “buffalo” is also a verb meaning “to bully, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.” Using these definitions, Wikipedia suggests the sentence can be read:

[Those] (Buffalo buffalo) [whom] (Buffalo buffalo buffalo) buffalo (Buffalo buffalo).

Still too hard to follow for those of us who don’t know “buffalo” as a verb. Refine once more:

[Those] buffalo(es) from Buffalo [that are intimidated by] buffalo(es) from Buffalo intimidate buffalo(es) from Buffalo.

And once more:

Bison from Buffalo, New York who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.

Source: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/13120

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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:45 pm

Iaello wrote:
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

Believe it or not, this sentence is grammatically correct and has meaning: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” First devised by professor William J. Rapaport in 1972, the sentence uses various meanings and parts of speech for the term “buffalo” (and its related proper noun “Buffalo”) to make an extremely hard-to-parse sentence.
Although most people know “buffalo” as both a singular and plural term for bison, and “Buffalo” as a city in New York, “buffalo” is also a verb meaning “to bully, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.” Using these definitions, Wikipedia suggests the sentence can be read:

[Those] (Buffalo buffalo) [whom] (Buffalo buffalo buffalo) buffalo (Buffalo buffalo).

Still too hard to follow for those of us who don’t know “buffalo” as a verb. Refine once more:

[Those] buffalo(es) from Buffalo [that are intimidated by] buffalo(es) from Buffalo intimidate buffalo(es) from Buffalo.

And once more:

Bison from Buffalo, New York who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.

Source: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/13120

Haha! Thats so stupid.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: fun facts.......   Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:50 am

Thats really Awesome! I figured a twit was some animal like a dork.

lol!
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