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    It didn't rain here, today, nor will it.

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    The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
    Trigger warning - this post may contain information that some members disagree with. It might also end sentences with prepositions.

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    Armadillos can walk underwater.

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    The modern world would be a very different place without zero. Let us all give thanks to zero.
    Just because you're a genius doesn't make you a smart guy

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    Zero is a comic strip character, in "Beetle Bailey".

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    In 1988, performance artist Rick Gibson consumed a plate full of donated human tonsils onstage.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    It rained here, this morning.

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    The borders of N and S Korea as well as that of India and Pakistan, are outlined at night by light, and so are visible from space, as is the boundary of Mongolia.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    Merely a century ago, light bulbs were new things in many rural areas of the USofA.

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    The human brain is 80% water.

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    GPS satellites give GPS devices tracking over unlimited distances.

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    To preserve the air of authenticity in his film Cannibal Holocaust, director Rogero Deodato demanded that his actors not take on any work for a year, to create the illusion that they had in fact died. This stunt backfired when he was forced into court on suspicion of having murdered them, so the cast were brought to the courtroom to prove they were still alive.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    Ed Gein, one of the first modern serial killers to gain wide attention, became the inspiration for the fictional serial killers Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs).
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    In case you haven't figured it out, I'll be posting mainly horrific facts for the month of October
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    Halloween is an abbreviation for All Hallows' Eve, which means eve of All Saints Day.

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    If you miss out the first or only M or N in some words, it doesn't matter too much as the intended meaning is usually obvious: comon sense, imense, unatural and so on.

    With some other words, the effect can be comical or lead to ambiguity or misunderstanding: entymology, germanium diode... and "firing a canon" can mean "dismissing a priest".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    Halloween is an abbreviation for All Hallows' Eve, which means eve of All Saints Day.
    Actually, it's "All Hallows Even".
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    One of the earliest recorded serial killers, Peter Stumpp, who lived in Germany in the 15th century, actually believed himself to be a werewolf.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxicality View Post
    Actually, it's "All Hallows Even".
    Come to think of it, you're right: thank you, for bringing that to my attention; maybe age is getting to my memory ... oh, dear.

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    The 1983 electrocution of convicted killer Charles Evan took 14 minutes and three separate shocks. His heart was found to be still beating even after one of the electrodes caught fire.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    A rising trend in sub-Saharan Africa is the murder of albinos for their internal organs, which are believed to contain powerful magic.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    While Halloween poisoning is largely an urban myth, with the only reported purpatrators being close relatives of the afflicted, blades and other sharp objects have been documented in Halloween candy, with roughly 80 cases reported in the US since 1959; ten requiring medical attention.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    The original text of the Holy Bible had no chapters, no numbered verses and no paragraphs.

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    And no photographs.

    Well, hardly any.

    No, there were no photographs!

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    anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    Omoplatoscopy is divination from observing the cracks in scapulae in fires.

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    The flash from the Hiroshima bomb was so intense it actually photographed people's shadows onto walls.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    your average sneeze is traveling at about 150 km/hr

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    Everybody's tongue print is different.

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