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robertrice: Funny Stuff, notice the pee fish of South America

>>******Interesting Facts******
>>If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try
>>to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your
>>head or neck and die.
>>Nearly a third of all bottled drinking water purchased in
>>the US is contaminated with bacteria.
>>Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could
>>have over 1 million descendents.
>>You are more likely to be struck by lightning that to be
>>eaten by a shark. You are more likely to be infected by
>>flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by
>>If you urinate when swimming in a South American river, you
>>may encounter the candiru. Drawn to warmth, this tiny fish
>>is known to follow a stream of urine to its source, swim
>>inside the body, and flare is barbed fins. It will remain
>>firmly embedded in the flesh until surgically removed.
>>When a pilot light in a gas barbecue fails to ignite the gas
>>jets properly, it is easy for you to inhale gas accidentally
>>while trying to light it by hand. If this has happened, when
>>the match does light, sometimes a trail of flame will blaze
>>from the jet onto your mouth, filling your lungs with fire.
>>Oddly enough, you would suffocate before burning to death as
>>the flame would consume the oxygen in every breath you would
>>The soft plastic headphones used on airplanes create a warm,
>>moist environment in the ear canal that is ideal for
>>breeding bacteria. Wearing headphones for just an hour will
>>increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
>>On a plane, if the passenger in your seat on the incoming
>>flight had serious gas, then you are sitting on a cushion
>>full of disease-causing microbes.
>>Homely criminals get 50% longer jail sentences, on average,
>>than good-looking criminals.
>>Four sunken nuclear submarines sit at the bottom of the
>>Atlantic Ocean. One, a Russian sub resting in deep water off
>>of Bermuda, holds 16 live nuclear warheads. Scientists and
>>oceanographers are unsure what the impact of the escaping
>>plutonium will have, but warn that corrosion could create
>>the proper chemical environment for a massive nuclear chain
>>In 1994, electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a nearby
>>cellular telephone captivated a power wheelchair at a scenic
>>vista in Colorado, sending the passenger over a cliff.
>>If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does
>>Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
>>implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S.
>>citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their
>>More people working in advertising died on the job in 1996
>>than died while working in petroleum refining.

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