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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2015, 11:02:36 pm »
The Finns never forged their own receivers for their military bolt-action rifles. They reworked/repurposed Mosin Nagant rifles captured from the Soviets instead. The serial numbers were overstamped to match the rest of the new rifle.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2015, 11:25:43 pm »
The Finns never forged their own receivers for their military bolt-action rifles. They reworked/repurposed Mosin Nagant rifles captured from the Soviets instead. The serial numbers were overstamped to match the rest of the new rifle.
Finnish Mosins are reallly nice

Viet Cong forces used old M1 and M2 Carbines during the beginning of the Vietnam War. The AK-47 became more commom as the NVA got more into the fight.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2015, 07:13:37 pm »
Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered o crush things with an M47 tank for charity. He drove such a tank when enlisted in the Austrian Army.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2015, 07:56:36 pm »
To keep warm on high-altitude bombing missions during WW2, aircrews wore electric "bunny suits" under their flight suits. The bunny suits were blue and resembled oversize union suit pajamas.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2015, 08:15:42 am »
Early models of the F-104 Starfighter and some B-52s, had downward-firing ejection seats.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2015, 07:30:03 pm »
The Supervising Producer for Walker--Texas Ranger was named Rick Husky.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2016, 08:39:03 pm »
The Timney adjustable trigger for the Mosin Nagant actually costs more than the rifle.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 11:32:50 pm »
3 musketeers was named for a good reason. At one time it had three flavours in one pack. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Thus the three musketeers...

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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2016, 09:04:06 pm »
jumping off of a building was once punishable by death.

If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2016, 04:21:41 pm »
Magnets are placed Cow stomachs to catch the bits of metal which may be eaten when grazing to prevent "hardware disease".
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2016, 08:42:49 pm »
The X-26 was a sailplane powered by a Corvette engine driving a propellor via an extension shaft.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2016, 11:17:10 am »
Most people are pretty familiar with James Bond 007 films and the actors who starred in them such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. But there are 2-3 other Bond films/actors which aren't well known very much. They are:

"Casino Royale" starring David Niven
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_Royale_%281967_film%29
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" starring George Lazenby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Her_Majesty's_Secret_Service_%28film%29
"Never Say Never Again" starring Sean Connery
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« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2016, 11:31:59 am »
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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2016, 11:34:24 am »
David Niven?  He's not related to Larry Niven is he?

I doubt it. I'm not sure.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2016, 11:48:38 am »
it is illegal in most states to be in possession of a sharpie marker in public if you are under 18

polar bears are all left-handed (or i guess left-pawed)

bees actually have five eyes

bananas are berries and have twice as many chromosomes as humans
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2016, 11:49:20 pm »
the toaster was patented twelve years before the bread slicer
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2016, 03:35:20 am »
in colonial america, people would make popcorn and put them in bowls with milk and eat it like cereal but it was popcorn
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« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2016, 02:42:10 pm »
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2016, 04:18:55 pm »
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"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" starring George Lazenby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Her_Majesty's_Secret_Service_%28film%29

Another interesting fact:  This is the only Bond film that shows James Bond having an office and desk. Also, it is the only Bond film where James Bond gets married. But the marriage doesn't last long as the main villian in the film does a drive-by shooting and Bond's wife gets killed. :(
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« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2016, 08:25:30 pm »
A sandwich was smuggled aboard the first manned Gemini mission--Gemini 3--by astronaut John Young.
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« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2016, 09:18:59 pm »
There have been findings of prehistoric chewing gum made from bark and sap.
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« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2016, 09:49:55 pm »
You know when you have to use a mortar and pestle in Elder Scrolls IV on bones to get bone meal? Well, just so you know, bone dust does not smell good at all. I know this because my skull was drilled into recently.
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« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2016, 10:44:56 pm »
The A-10 was designed in part by an exNazi pulot who was known for expertise in attacking ground targets.
An Israeli F-15 once collided with another plane. The other plane was destroyed, but the F-15 flew back to base and landed safely. Everyone was shocked when they realized the whole right wing was gone.
During WWII, the Nazis had sarin and tabun nerve gas. They assumed the Allies had it too, so they never used it. As the Allies were advancing through Germany, they were shocked and horrified with the nerve agents they discovered.
During D-Day, the Allies were not prepared for chemical warfare. If there had been just a light sprinkling of gas, they would have went right back to the water.
At the beginning of WWII, the Axis and Allies agreed to no use of gas. The British were prepared to drench Nazi forces in gas, mainly mustard, if they invaded England. Most of the gas was made in America.
Mustard gas only killed about 3% of affected soldiers.
America still has a massive gas supply, for "disposal".
After WWII, a favorite way to destroy stocks of gas was to put it on ships, then sink the ships. Brilliant.
There are some places where biological weapons were tested that are still deadly and off limits decades later, even after attempts to decontaminate.
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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2016, 12:56:27 pm »
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« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2016, 04:04:13 pm »
Full-scale flying replica Me-262 WW2-era jets have been built, and flown at a number of airshows--powered by GE J85 turbojet engines.
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