Mind Blowing Facts

Kate Bush was 13 when she wrote this:

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10th President of the USA John Tyler was born in 1790 and STILL has living grandchildren

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  • 99999999999999999989 is a prime number
  • Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) was a schoolmate of Tony Blair
  • There is no such animal as panther. Tiger, lion, leopard and jaguar — are all panthers
  • X percents of Y is equal to Y percents of X
  • Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”
  • Hummingbird’s metabolism is so fast that if it would sleep for 8 hours — it would die out of starvation
  • LG was originally producing soap and laundry detergents
  • Sony makes most amount of money as an insurance company

God, I love useless facts.

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The southernmost province in the country of Belgium is called Luxembourg and is larger than the country of Luxembourg in which it shares a border.

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i’m really into this thread, but “mind blowing facts” sounds more like a facebook group that your baby boomer uncle belongs to than a llllllll.co thread

edit: nothing but love for lines members that are baby boomer uncles

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… and “baby boomer uncles” sounds like something from Unwanted band names thread :slight_smile:

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sweet burn.

What’s a better name? I have the power to edit to conform to your ageist opinion.

I turn 42 next month. 42 is practically 43.

I’m no one’s uncle.

I’ve been told I could be either a millenial or a gen-x given the year of my birth - 1976. Maybe that’s a mind blowing fact? Maybe this thread needs a list of frequently cited mind blowing facts? A mind blowing faq #dadjoke.

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I would read “10 Mind Blowing Facts about FAQs” if it popped up on buzzfeed

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i like the name! it’s open-ended enough for mind blowing facts about kate bush, john tyler, and luxembourg. sorry for derailing, hopefully i’ll be back with some facts soon.

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Vanilla Ice’s “Mind Blowin” is not

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Much of the Luxembourgish population joined the Belgian revolution against Dutch rule. Except for the fortress and its immediate vicinity, Luxembourg was considered a province of the new Belgian state from 1830 to 1839. By the Treaty of London in 1839, the status of the grand duchy became fully sovereign and in personal union to the king of the Netherlands. In turn, the predominantly French-speaking part of the duchy was ceded to Belgium as the province de Luxembourg.

This loss left the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg a predominantly German state, although French cultural influence remained strong. The loss of Belgian markets also caused painful economic problems for the state. Recognising this, the grand duke integrated it into the German Zollverein in 1842. Nevertheless, Luxembourg remained an underdeveloped agrarian country for most of the century. As a result of this, about one in five of the inhabitants emigrated to the United States between 1841 and 1891.

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“And now that ye may know how pepper is got, let me tell you that it groweth in a certain empire whereunto I came to land, the name whereof is MINIBAR, and it groweth nowhere else in the world but there.”

Definitely gen-x: millenial’s 1980 at the earliest…

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me too- 76 and proud…at least we know what the phrase “sell-out” means…Millennial’s dont seem to know this and actually have the opposite view and all have a personal “brand” makes me wanna throw up…

BILL HICKS MUST BE MANDATORY TEACHING - sorry, i think its that important

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Generational generalizations are bullshit. Sorry, it’s a pet peeve.

I’m 43, huge fan of Bill Hicks, and yet, folks a couple decades younger than myself are far more likely to have socialist politics than people my own age.

So, yeah, they’ve got a lot of followers on instagram. They’ve been pulled through the branding ringer (by gen-x!) and many of them have come out the other side angrier and readier to blow some things up than we ever were.

But, meh, I’m just generalizing some more. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to talk about generations. My parents are only 20 years older than me. Some friends have parents 40 years older than they are. We grew up in very very different ways. We’re the same age.

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Im sorry i soooo disagree - we’re the same age -and youve just made a sweeping a generalisation as i did…
I have some younger friends who are politically active and some more thsn my own age - it is a time of exploration…but a “thing” like Facebook was not conceivable to me at 18 (which i agree with your point), but there is a deafness, maybe im more thinking in terms of music - wheres the rage? It seems kids need to be shot to get any political traction in the US
Yes we have an “eternal self” but still are product of our time…4chan?

So you’ve heard Bill Hicks. How many Millennial’s have?

A tiny ripple in scheme of things but something ive noticed…

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Social categorizations, perceptual accentuations and outgroup homogeneity are some of the reasons why we have steretypes and cultural / social bias, and I believe humankind is better off without.

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courtesy of reddit just now—charles darwin and steve irwin both kept care of the same tortoise

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Sadly, this is not mind-blowing.

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Oh don’t worry, we’ve got the rage :blush:

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