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YOU HAVE A 100% CHANCE OF DYING!

March 19th 2014 01:37
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No one lives forever, but here are some odd statistics about death that you may not know.

You are 6-7 times more likely to die in an elevator than on a rollercoaster.

There is a larger chance that you will be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

You have a 1 in 71,100 chance of dying from being stung by a bee or wasp.

In addition to this, you have twice as much chance of being injured by a bee or wasp sting if you are female.

But don't get too comfortable yet guys....men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

You are more likely to be killed a coconut than sharks. Approximately 150 people are killed by coconuts every year.

One of the most common causes of death is unintentional falling, especially for the over 70's. Falling from the bed also contributes to many deaths a year.

You have a 1 on 120 chance of being unintentionally poisoned.

The chance of dying from flying on a commercial aircraft is so low that every year, from over a billion passengers flying on over 20 million flights, only around 20 fatal crashes occur.

Approximately 100 people choke to death every year on ballpoint pens.

Worldwide, it is estimated that over 7 million people die each year from substance abuse, including not only drugs, but alcohol also.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

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A professional French pickpocket with a reputation for visiting cities holding large scale international events such as the Olympics, once visited Seville, Spain during 1999 only to make a huge of mistake in selecting his quarry.
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Thinking that he was in his element (large public spaces full of meandering tourists) he circled a group of young men before deciding, unknowingly, to target Larry Wade who was at that time, a member of the U.S.A Athletic team and a champion hurdler.

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SOME LITTLE KNOWN CAT-FACTS

February 12th 2014 04:37
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Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."

Cats with only one eye supposedly bring good luck. Upon seeing one you are supposed to spit on your thumb, jab it into the palm of your hand, and make a wish.
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The ever familiar Christmas Carol "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" is believed to have come about as a coded message when Catholicism became illegal to practice in England from 1558. In order to help young Catholics remember the basics of their religion, the song was created with a hidden religious meaning which went as follows:

The Partridge in the Pear Tree is the Son of God.
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Christmas is coming and it's time to run around looking for that unique gift for your loved ones, mind you, there's unique, and then there's just plain weird!

Just imagine the look on your friend's or relatives' face when you present them with "Farting Butt Ornaments",
Two glorious Butt's tooting away on your Christmas Tree or amidst your holiday decor. These non-stop, gassy Butts toot your favorite Christmas songs at the press of the cheeks. Choose from 'Santa Classy Claus' or 'Rude Rudolph'. Don't let soft bells and harmonies drag your holidays ever again.

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Fascinating Duck Facts

November 10th 2013 07:33
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There are more than 40 breeds of domestic duck, but what do you really know about them?

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RESUME BLOOPERS 2

September 15th 2013 03:05
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“Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave.”

“I’m intrested to here more about that. I’m working today in a furniture factory as a drawer”
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RESUME BLOOPERS!!!

August 15th 2013 02:43
Ahhh, resume bloopers, we've all experienced them, but usually not as badly as these...

An applicant who sent her résumé and cover letter without deleting someone else’s editing, including such comments as “I don’t think you want to say this about yourself here”

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Ahh.. English language and grammar is such a wonderful thing, fraught with dual meanings and misunderstandings as apparent here:

Sought: Two strong, clean youths for sausages.
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A STUDENTS ASSESSMENT OF HISTORY

June 30th 2013 03:14
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Ahhh, history, so fraught with those hard to place dates, times, places and other such worldly matter. Here are a handful of some student exam papers and what history has 'taught' them thus far....

"The nineteenth century was a time of many great inventions and thoughts. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick Raper, which did the work of a hundred men. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pastuer discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturailst who wrote the “Organ of the Species”. Madman Curie discovered radium. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers."
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