fifty factoids
Created on: July 25th, 2010
fifty factoids
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July 25th, 2010
(14)
Slow it down a bit please kind sir.
July 25th, 2010
(0)
done
July 25th, 2010
(4)
LegoLewdite: educating the internet one page view at a time.

I would have thought the longest place name was in Welsh, myself.
July 25th, 2010
(5)
i liked some of the facts but it seems like a whore site
July 25th, 2010
(1)
this site will f*ck your mom for money. vote 1.
July 27th, 2010
(0)
this
July 27th, 2010
(0)
actually, obligatory 5 for razor gator
July 25th, 2010
(4)
Jesus was not a carpenter, but rather a Doozer.
July 25th, 2010
(1)
Raptor Jesus gave me wood. No really, it was freshly lumber jacked off from the dense, Jerusalem forests.
July 25th, 2010
(0)
Fave.
July 25th, 2010
(8)
what hemisphere you are in [i][/i]does[i][/i] affect which way water goes down a drain. you clearly havent seen the episode of the simpsons when bart calls australia.
July 25th, 2010
(0)
i think i hear a dingo eating your baby. (also the Coriolis effect only applies to larger bodies of water and vapor)
July 25th, 2010
(5)
I don't believe it! STOP DESTROYING MY BELIEFS!
July 26th, 2010
(6)
Liked the knowledge, but *Papyrus* good sir?
July 26th, 2010
(3)
keep your fortune 500 fonts, I'll stick to scripts more fitting for lemonade signs
July 26th, 2010
(2)
The word assassin is derived from the Arabic word Hashshashin[2], referred to the Persian designation of the Nizari branch of the Ismā'īlī Shia under the instruction of Hassan aṣ-Ṣabbaḥ during the Middle Ages. They were active in the fort of Alamut in Iran from the eighth to the fourteenth centuries. This group killed members of the Arab Abbasid, Seljuq and crusaders élite for political and religious reasons, but mostly targeted the knights Templar and the ruling Sunni kings[3] in the name of the Fatimid Shia Sultans of Egypt.[citation needed] Later, after Egypt became Sunni during the campaigns of Saladin, Assassins continued on their own account.[citation needed]

Although commonly believed that assassins were under the influence of hashish during their killings or during their indoctrination, there is continued debate within the historical community whether these claims have any merit, as direct evidence from any contemporary source, Nizari or otherwise, is non-existent. Marco Polo and subsequent European visitors to the area received from rivals of the Nizarai, what were to these opponents, derogatory names for the Nizarai Ismaili, and significantly embroidered stories about them. Polo, Henry II, Count of Champagne, William Marsden, an envoy of Frederick Barbarossa, William, Archbishop of Tyre and others following, popularized the names and stories in Europe, oblivious to their origin in factional propaganda.[4]

The earliest known literary use of the word assassination is in Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1605)
July 26th, 2010
(1)
There are some historians that try to find words in use earlier than Shakespeare.
July 26th, 2010
(0)
Also, cocks.

I don't think I've used that phrase before.
July 26th, 2010
(0)
etymology late 14c., from Gk. etymologia, from etymon "true sense" (neut. of etymos "true," related to eteos "true") + logos "word." In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. Related: Etymological; etymologically; etymologist.
July 26th, 2010
(0)
Yes, based on a corruption of the highwaymen who worked the Hash Road, but coined for the English by Shakespeare who, if he were still alive, would be well over four hundred years old.
July 26th, 2010
(4)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesticated_silver_fox
July 26th, 2010
(0)
I thought the Silver Fox was a b-list Spidey villain
July 26th, 2010
(5)
Testify comes from Latin for "Witness". Testicle thus means "Little Witness". Nobody seems quite sure why the Romans called them that, but they are sure they never swore on them.

The plural of octopus is octopuses. The plural of anything ending in "-us" is "-uses" because we are speaking ENGLISH not LATIN. Even if you wanted to be an ultra-pretentious douchebag, octopus has Greek roots, not Latin, so to achieve proper douchbaggary you should use the Greek plural, Octopodes.

Drains flow in a random direction depending on their angle and imperfections, regardless of hemisphere. However, all northern hemisphere toilets flush clockwise, and all southern toilets flush counter-clockwise. This is because designers mistakenly thought that the Coriolis effect would disrupt flow if it flushed the wrong way. However, they got it backwards, as Coriolis makes things move counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere.
July 27th, 2010
(3)
Also, Trivialis, meaning in Latin "Three roads" literally, actually meant "Street Corner". Trivialis also came to mean "Street Knowledge" in the same sense that we use that phrase now. So, something trivial was something common. This eventually changed to something that is so easy anybody can do it. Things would be dismissed as trivial (and thus not worth discussing). Trivia is the plural of trivial. So, it's a collection of things that have little or no point in talking about.
July 26th, 2010
(2)
Bravo, sir! The only problems I could find were that the sound looped a bit early on (trivial, really) and that screwdriver slide near the end changed in like 2 seconds before I could read it.
July 26th, 2010
(5)
OmG i better google and double check every single factoid and if ONE is wrong your so ONE'd
-ytmnd user
July 26th, 2010
(0)
5'ed for Come on Eileen
July 27th, 2010
(1)
What? NO love for LL Cool J?
July 27th, 2010
(0)
Awesome, sir.
July 27th, 2010
(-1)
a 2x4 IS 2'' x 4'' or your gonna have some trouble
July 27th, 2010
(1)
ARE YOU LYING TO ME because if so you're doing a remarkably good job of it
July 27th, 2010
(1)
people will believe anything they read on the internet
July 27th, 2010
(4)
you're adopted.
August 4th, 2010
(0)
I am actually seven Chinese people.
July 27th, 2010
(1)
tl:dr
July 27th, 2010
(1)
Some I knew, some I did not, some I don't believe. (why is the screwdriver before the screw slide so quick?)
July 27th, 2010
(0)
wow gratz... i watche that all the way through
July 28th, 2010
(0)
You blew my mind at the part when it said that hair does not grow back thicker the more you shave it. Guess I won't be growing those mutton chops after all....
July 28th, 2010
(2)
Mondegreen Army
July 28th, 2010
(0)
Beds are being built like couches now because people find it easier to fall asleep on a couch rather than their own bed
I made that one up myself.
July 28th, 2010
(0)
Rape is a matter of opinion.
(0)
TIL
July 29th, 2010
(2)
Is it just me or is it really hard to read while listening to that guy rap?
July 29th, 2010
(0)
It's even harder to read while listening to that guy rape. Just see picardpornshoot.ytmnd.com!
July 31st, 2010
(0)
u are not alone. huge troll is huge.
July 31st, 2010
(1)
That's because niggers can't read.
July 29th, 2010
(1)
MOMMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT
July 29th, 2010
(0)
Watched this the whole way through. Very refreshing for a YTMND! 5'd.
July 29th, 2010
(0)
Nice work
July 30th, 2010
(1)
Papyrus font.

What the hell did humanity ever do to you, guy?
July 30th, 2010
(0)
I'm amazed after all these years of stumbling and surfing the internet, there are still facts I didn't know.
August 1st, 2010
(0)
"It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World."

The government of Spain financed those journeys for the most part rather than Columbus himself, I think, (feel free to correct that) so that could technically be true. But I don't think that's what the creator intended here. How much did the journeys cost total in 2010 dollars? After ships, men, equipment and the like? Surely it must've come up more than $30,000ish.
August 1st, 2010
(0)
comparative economics is always fraught with subjectivity. hence a "factoid" rather than "fact." for more on the first voyage's costs: http://www.cluteinstitute-onlinejournals.com/PDFs/2007211.pdf
August 13th, 2010
(0)
Octopuses.
September 16th, 2010
(1)
knew about 3/4ths of these. GJ