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Thread: We don't need no stinkin' Untrue Facts! (!!!)

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    "One pigeon sails east, another west, by the self same wind that blows, tis the set of the sails and not the gales that tell us the way to go." Ignatious Homing 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    "One pigeon sails east, another west, by the self same wind that blows, tis the set of the sails and not the gales that tell us the way to go." Ignatious Homing 2012
    That's rather tacky.

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    Brittany Spears were the prehistoric weapons that our ancestors used to wipe out the last Neanderthals in western Europe.

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    Recent genetic testing (J. Advances in Modern Genetics, 176, 5721-5734) has shown that pigeons are indeed flying rats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    That's rather tacky.
    Actually it's whacky it was printed in brass on the head master's door as I waited to get caned, so that's why I remember it. I'll admit to tacky and whacky.

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    I have found enlightenment in the above post. Om.
    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

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    "Wacky Tacks" were available in the early 1960's. They were fruit-flavored corkboard tacks that for some reason didn't catch on.

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    Although HMS Renown and HMS Repulse were highly useful battlecruisers, the third ship of their class, HMS Redundant, was never constructed.

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    HMS Repulsive was the first and last British cruiser to be fitted with the skunk cannon. Renamed the HMS Mephitic, it didn't fool anyone.

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    Grape shot was first used by the Lolly-Pop Guild to protect their fruit fields from the Wicked Witch of the East, this is canon.

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    Pixels are half-price on Thursdays.

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    After 1913, there would not be another prime numbered year until 1931. When this became known, the resulting panic lead to the first world war.

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    Every year between 2011 and 2017 is prime.

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    A good prime number should be seared quickly on each side after a quick rub with oil and spices. Serve with a salad of greenbacks and a side of half-baked theories.

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    eBay got its name because it originally handled only elephant auctions in India. They've diversified since then.

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    The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre started as a lovers spat between Al Capone and Bugs Moran.
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    Windows 95 got its name when Windows became reliable enough to load a program correctly 95% of the time.

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    Windows 2000 got its name from the average number of critical updates that would become available each week.

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    Microsoft is named for Bill Gates favorite childhood stuffy aninmal, a very tiny (but soft) teddy bear.
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    I haven't heard a different rumour (which I could not post at BAUT, had I heard it) about how Microsoft got the name. And the rumour I hadn't heard didn't involve Bill Gates.

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    According to my 11th grade English teacher, no one can not have too many none negatives in no non-sentence and not have it be not good non-English.
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    Microsoft is an amazing success story.
    Defined by the level of internet sniping!

    The sales figures are of no interest.

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    who remembers smallsoft, largersoft, midsoft and hugesoft now? Small must be beautiful in nine letters out of ten.

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    The Chief Scientist on NASA's Grail mission is Arthur King.
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    Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state because it was too hard to arrange 47 stars into a regular pattern on the flag.

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    The dawn came up like thunder yesterday and I wasn't anywhere near Mandalay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state because it was too hard to arrange 47 stars into a regular pattern on the flag.
    And Hawaii was admitted as the 50th for a similar reason, a congressional committee mistakenly believing that 49 was prime.

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    Puerto Rico can't be admitted as a state because a 3 17 star field won't fit on the flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Puerto Rico can't be admitted as a state because a 3 17 star field won't fit on the flag.
    A Puerto Rican initiative to have one of American Samoa or Guam (but not both) to become a state failed.

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    The territory American Somoa is actually named for the Girl Scout cookie, not the other way around.
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