Just FYI...

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  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    Some of you may have seen this already:



    * It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    * A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.

    * A shrimp's heart is in their head.

    * People say Bless you when you sneeze because when you sneeze,

    your heart stops for a mili-second.

    * In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no

    one

    reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the

    sand

    (or attempted to do so - apart from Bones).

    * It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

    * A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

    * More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or

    received a telephone call.

    * Rats and horses can't vomit.

    * The 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' is said to be the

    toughest tongue twister in the English language.

    * If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

    * If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood

    vessel

    in your head or neck and die.

    * If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, they can

    pop

    out.

    * Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could

    have

    over a million descendants.

    * Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria

    in

    your ear by 700 times.

    * If the U.S. government has no knowledge of aliens, then why

    does

    Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,

    implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens

    to

    have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

    * The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    * 35% of the people who use personal ads for dating are already

    married.

    * A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    * 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people

    sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

    * In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping,

    eat 70

    assorted insects and 10 spiders.

    * Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    * Cat's urine glows under a black-light.

    * Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

    AND

    * Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.



    Im part of the 75% :p)

    EDIT: ohyeah, sorry for bringing this email FW junk in here, but i thought it was interesting...
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'm licking the pit of my elbow now - man, that feels good! Oh, yeah.....
     
  3. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

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    I too tried to lick my elbow! :b

    Anyway, I've always heard that people said "Bless you" because it used be thought that when you sneezed, you were forcing demons out of your body.

    Anyone else hear that?
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    I heard about that demon thing too Joel. And I also tried to lick my elbow. [​IMG]
     
  5. Steve Enemark

    Steve Enemark Second Unit

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    Bonus fun fact:
    Several of those are easily refuted urban legends. [​IMG]
     
  6. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

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    Eating spiders in your sleep scares the hell out of me!!! That would definitely have me spraying pesticides and checking under my bed or staying awake!
     
  7. David Ren

    David Ren Stunt Coordinator

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    Donny,

    Me too! As soon as I read that, I thought "WTF?". I'm never sleeping again for fear for eating spiders!
     
  8. TheoGB

    TheoGB Screenwriter

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    Actually I've heard the sneezing thing dates black to the Black Death where a sneeze was the first sign that you might have the plague, hence the hope that you wouldn't be about to fall over dead.
     
  9. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    should i keep supressing my sneezes now?
     
  10. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

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  11. Andrew W

    Andrew W Supporting Actor

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    14 CFR Part 1211 was removed April 26, 1991.

    There is now no penalty for contact with ETs.
     

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