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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2017, 09:05:58 pm »
My Chihuahua was secretly a hellhound  :D

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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #101 on: March 25, 2017, 09:10:04 pm »
The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor was the first service type aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #102 on: March 28, 2017, 04:18:37 pm »
"OoRah" Of the USMC originated from Marines making fun of Navy submariners. The noise was used aboard the submarine to signal a dive.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #103 on: March 28, 2017, 08:48:57 pm »
Nylon is named for New York and London, the two cities where it was discovered at about the same time.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2017, 09:08:35 pm »
Of the handful of WW2-era Martin JRM "Mars" flying ships that were made, most still exist and were converted to water bombers for fighting forest fires.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2017, 08:41:56 pm »
Prickly Pear Cacti are native to Western Michigan. I encountered some while recovering a model rocket last weekend at NARAM 59.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2017, 09:55:29 pm »
A vixen may be helped by a sister in raising the litter. Vixens have also been known to adopt orphan kits.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2017, 06:33:35 pm »
Kaiser Wilhelm established a colony of raccoons in Germany before the First World War.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2018, 10:13:46 am »
During WW2, a coyote named Jeep flew five combat missions in a P-47D Thunderbolt in the ETO. He was killed by his namesake and was buried with full military honors.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2018, 07:38:40 pm »
Poland's Olympic Gold Medalist in Individual Saber Fencing of the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City--Jerzy Pawlowski--was also a double agent for both the CIA and Polish Intelligence. He survived two assassination attempts by the KGB.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2018, 05:20:19 pm »
During WW2, a coyote named Jeep flew five combat missions in a P-47D Thunderbolt in the ETO. He was killed by his namesake and was buried with full military honors.

Seriously?!  :o
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2018, 06:21:34 am »
During WW2, a coyote named Jeep flew five combat missions in a P-47D Thunderbolt in the ETO. He was killed by his namesake and was buried with full military honors.

Seriously?!  :o

Look up Wild Bill Crump on YouTube. There's also a children's story book based on the story, written by Sharon Chickering Moller and published in Traverse City, MI.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:53 pm »
Jellyfish "Turritopsis" is thought to possibly live forever under correct circumstances.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #113 on: June 02, 2018, 06:30:04 pm »
The locals in Mackinaw City, Michigan refer to the tourists as fudgies.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #114 on: September 11, 2018, 06:39:35 pm »
Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear presented as a cub to a Polish Scottish Artillery unit during WW2. He learned to drink milk from a vodka bottle and smoke cigarettes. He also drank beer and ate cigarettes. Wojtek loved to wrestle with the men in his unit. He could take commands in Polish and could salute. So he could travel with the unit, Wojtek was given a service record and rank. One day, during the Battle of Monte Cassino, while his handler was scouting for targets, the bear broke loose and helped the men carry crates of artillery shells to the line. As a result, Wojtek was featured on the unit patch--a bear carrying an artillery shell.

Wojtek survived the war and lived into his twenties at the Edinburough Zoo. Today a bronze statue of the soldier bear stands in tribute to his service.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #115 on: October 01, 2018, 10:07:43 am »
Neil Armstrong once expressed a desire to pilot a Spitfire. He was only permitted to sit in one however.
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« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2018, 09:54:58 am »
Neil Armstrong actually appears in a company brochure for the Dornier Skyservant STOL transport plane. The photo shows him seated in the pilot's seat of a Do 28.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2018, 09:03:21 pm »
A green glass long neck Mountain Dew bottle appears in a swimming pool scene in the movie First Man.
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« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2018, 11:24:27 am »
The Dutch village Spijkernisse now has a "Silly Walk" crossing in honour of the Monty Python's Flying Circus. It is actually not the first "Silly Walk" crossing in the world, the only other known one was located in Norway's rje.



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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2018, 10:17:55 pm »
Poland's Olympic Gold Medalist in Individual Saber Fencing of the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City--Jerzy Pawlowski--was also a double agent for both the CIA and Polish Intelligence. He survived two assassination attempts by the KGB.

This historic figure is a shirt-tail relation of mine btw.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2018, 09:51:47 am »
Next year's Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) will have Apollo 11-themed requirements. Among other things, the rocket will be required to carry three "astronaut" eggs in a separate capsule along with a digital altimeter and achieve an altitude of 856 feet  (Apollo 11 landed at 0856) on an 80 N-second motor. A cash prize for the rocket most closely resembling a Saturn V.
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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #121 on: October 28, 2018, 10:23:36 am »
Electronic grade silicon must be at least is 99.9999999% pure. Also referred to as nine-nines or 9N, this level of purity means that only one in a billion atoms is allowed to be something other than silicon.
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Solar cells are 98.5% usually at a max.  The cost to go higher in purity is asymptotic.

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Re: Hilarious, dumb, or very unknown facts!
« Reply #122 on: October 30, 2018, 12:41:21 pm »
In 1936, Russia built a computer that ran on water.
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