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New game: it's very simple you have to find 5 interesting facts on a topic provided by the previous poster.
First rule: try to avoid overly specific topics Like the re-unification of germany and it's ramifications on the USSR.
Second rule: Try to avoid topics on specific people unless they're well known (for example Bruce Willis= alright, My little brother= not alright).Third rule: Avoid Wikipedia, we want fact not opinion

So i'll start and i'm sure you'll get the idea

My Topic: Octopuses

1:Octopuses ahve 3 hearts
2:Octopuses legs do not have hooks or barbs on them
3:Octopuses kill using venom
4:The most deadly octopus is the Blue Ringed Octopus
5: Octopuses do not have skeletons

Next Topic: Polar Bears.

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1) Their fur is see-through
2) Male polar bears may grow 10 feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds. Females reach seven feet and weigh 650 pounds.
3) They DO NOT Eat penguins.
4) Only animal to actively hunt humans
5) Largest Land Carnivore

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1. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to explore Patagonia in 1520
2. There used to be ice fields covering the west of Patagonia.
3. Patagonia covers roughly 300,000 sq miles
4. Magellan did not discover Patagonia, it was discovered in 1501 by Amerigo Vespucci.
5. It makes up over a third of Argentina.

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*Juan Jose and Fausto d'Elhuyar purified tungsten in 1783 (Spain), although Peter Woulfe examined the mineral which came to be known as wolframite and determined that it contained a new substance.
*Word origin: Swedish tung sten, heavy stone or wolf rahm and spumi lupi, because the ore wolframite interfered with tin smelting and was believed to devour the tin.
*Tungsten and its alloys are used to make filaments for electric lamps and television tubes, as electrical contacts, x-ray targets, heating elements, for metal evaporation components, and for numerous other high temperature applications.
*Tungsten carbide is important in the mining, metalworking, and petroleum industries.
*Melting Point (K): 3680

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Al Capone

1: His business card read, "Used furniture dealer."
2: His informal nickname was "Scarface." His family and friends called him, "Snorkey."
3: Was estimated to be worth $105 Million in the year 1927 alone!
4: Sentenced to prison on income tax evasion. Served 7 of his 11 years.
5: Died in Miami, Florida, NOT Alcatraz as most people believe. (from complications due to syphillis... dirty bastard.)

Next subject, COCA COLA

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1. created in 1886 by doctor and morphine addict, John Pemerton as a nerve tonic.
2. There was cocaine in coca cola until about 1903
3. Coca Cola waged war on water
4. It takes 2 litres of water to make 2 litre of coca cola
5. It still contains coca leaves, the main ingredient in cocaine

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Alchemy


1. Contributed the science of distillation to Western Europe
2. A philosphers stone was used in conjunction not only with turning base metals to gold but also essential to create the elixir of life or immortality.
3. The true elixir of life would not save you from death by fire or drowning
4. In dante's Inferno... alchemists are placed in the 10th ring of the 8th Circle
5. chrysopoeia is the greek term to denote turning base metal into gold.

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Hello Kitty

-The character is made in Japan, but is portrayed as actually living in London.
-Hello Kitty's first appearance was actually as a nondescript icon an a vinyl purse.
-The Hello Kitty franchise is worth approximately one billion USD per year in sales alone.
-Hello Kitty actually has her own branded album, ironically titled "Hello World".
-Hello Kitty recieved the UNICEF Special Friend of Children award.

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-Daleks are litttle green blob-like creatures interred in a powerfull suit of armour.
-The word "Dalek" has entered the Oxford English Dictionary and other major dictionaries; the Collins Dictionary defines it rather broadly as "any of a set of fictional robot-like creations that are aggressive, mobile, and produce rasping staccato speech"
-The armour of a Dalek has a forcefield that evaporates most bullets and resists most types of energy weapon, although normally ineffective firepower can be concentrated on the eyestalk to blind a Dalek.
-An Dalek can only produce a sqeaking sound without his armour on.
-Daleks have even made their way into pornographic material.

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1, The earliest puddings were boiled in a bag or cloth.
2, The first known Yorkshire Pudding Recipe was published in 1737 in ‘The Whole Duty Of A Woman’ and named ‘A Dripping Pudding’.
3, The first British Yorkshire Pudding day was on February 3rd 2008 and in future the celebrations will be on the first Sunday of every February.
4, On Sunday 11th June 2000 the first Great Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race was held in Brawby in North Yorkshire. The organiser Simon Thackray arranged for 6 three foot in diameter Yorkshire puddings to be baked coated with yacht varnish.
5, Each ‘boat’ used up 50 eggs.

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