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    The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is really an anagram devised by Newton, revealing where he kept his wig powder (I'm not telling).

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    Newton's Principia was actually written by William Shakespeare under the pen name 'Michael Crichton'.

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    Every 43 posts on the internet, a child is born somewhere in Serbia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    Newton's Principia was actually written by William Shakespeare under the pen name 'Michael Crichton'.
    Warner Brothers (in collaboration with Quantum Pictures) is in pre-production for the blockbuster Principia, set for release for Christmas in 2013. It is rumored that it will star Will Smith as Issac Newton, and Angelina Jolie as The Calculus.
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    If you take a thin quartz rod and insert it through a small ferrite core, then wind the combination with helices of bright copper wire in opposite directions, Martha Stewart will grab it and use it as a Christmas Tree ornament.

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    And Gretchen as the Neutrino.

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    OK, AJ as Calculus made me spray my monitor.


    BTW, how do others mark their monitors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    BTW, how do others mark their monitors?
    Sea otters mark their monitors using a small scent gland behind their left ear. The field studies on river otters are less extensive (most were done before the wide spread availability of inexpensive flat screen monitors), but based on some data with an old EGA monitor, it would appear that river otters do a similar sort of marking, but the scent gland is on their foot.

    I have no data on others.
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    Martha Stewart is John Stewarts great-aunt (on his mother's side).
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    The Pacific Flounder was voted 'Sexiest Fish' in 1982.

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    The river otter (enhydra luttra) is the only animal besides man that loses its temper when the ATM machine refuses its card.

    Elderly otters also refuse to pump their own gas at self-service stations, preferring to grumble about what service was like back when.

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    According to a survey completed in 2002, the favorite ice cream flavor in Japan is Ma Balog's Old-Fashioned BBQ Sauce Swirl.
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    A questionnaire sent to 12,853 subscribers to Modern Bride magazine indicated that the number one reason for canceling weddings was "bad mojo". Number 2 was "flower wilting", followed closely by "groomlessness".
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    Elderly otters also refuse to pump their own gas at self-service stations, preferring to grumble about what service was like back when.
    Ironically, elderly otters in Oregon and New Jersey grumble about not being allowed to pump their own gas. Nearly 0.5% of the bail bonds issued in those states involve bailing otters out of jail after altercations with gas station attendants.

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    The first attempt to bring the great novel “Principia” to the big screen was attempted by the great Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa, in 1954. It featured the epic battle between Newton and Leibniz and their various university friends and supporters. Unfortunately, the film was not successful in English-speaking countries because all the math had been removed from the distributed copies of the film, Kurosawa had made it as a Japanese “Western”, and it had inadvertently been dubbed in Spanish rather than English. Here’s a scene of Newton getting really angry about something Leibniz said about him:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ToT...eature=related

    Another little-known fact: The Japanese word “samurai” originally meant “physicist” in English.

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    Whales have invisible feet. This was confirmed by Robert Ballard using the remote submersible Lil' Peekie, which recorded a blue whale diving below 2,500 feet with twelve foot long socks on either side of its hips, approximately four feet from the body.

    Japanese whale researchers immediately harpooned the whale to confirm the discovery. In a paper in Nature, the authors all agreed the whale was delicious.

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    Ironically, elderly otters in Oregon and New Jersey grumble about not being allowed to pump their own gas.
    Tell me about it. The only thing worse than an old Oregon otter is a decrepit otter from Hopatcong.

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    There was an old woman
    Who lived in a shoe.
    She had so many children
    She didn't know what to do.



    I dunno. Sounds like she knew exactly what to do.

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    The preceding was not an untrue fact.


    Recent computer simulations confirm the Titanic was so big that even God couldn't lift it.

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    NEWS FLASH

    New rescue surf boards have been brought out today, after fears of small toys and teddy bears being left to perish at sea, the towns growing concern for these helpless things being left behind causing holiday makers anguish when finding toys washed up on the beaches.
    These small yellow boards are easy to take with the rescuers and can be used as paddles to reach the stricken toys.
    Angry locals made a collection by selling left behind dolls and teddy bears to raise the funds required to buy these rescue boards.
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    1. New information has came out that Sir Isaac Newton was seating under a grape vine, and was hit by a small grape not an apple as previously thought.
    2. The then Queen of England rewarded William Shakespeare with an Aston Martin DB9 for his literary works and contribution to the English language.
    3. Dr.P.Welshguy proved conclusively in a 1967 experiment that indeed its turtles all the way down.

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    I've seen the dark side of the sun.

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    The Emirate of Dubai and the architectural firm Jones, Parker, Milles, Parker, Jones and Parker recently announced the start of a new planned community in the Emirate where all the buildings will be made of Jello (R) brand gellatin.
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    The editors of the Los Angeles Time appologize for a typographical error in the July 14, 2008 issue. On page 27, column 3, paragraph 4, the second sentence should read "wombat hair", not "economic forecast". We are sorry for any misunderstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABR. View Post
    Ironically, elderly otters in Oregon and New Jersey grumble about not being allowed to pump their own gas. Nearly 0.5% of the bail bonds issued in those states involve bailing otters out of jail after altercations with gas station attendants.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fren Zymabronskla are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tarnok, shortly after post 43. The couple is registered at Home Depot for their baby shower gifts.
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    More facts of untruthfulnessiation

    Wearing red underwear makes you sexier.

    Sitting at a desk in front of a computer is a great way to make a living.

    Purity and innocence are desirable traits.

    It's better to make money than friends.

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    There actually is a Santa Claus. Mr. Santa Claus lives at 602-10 E 23rd street in Queens, New York. His parents were Fred and Barbara Claus and had a fine sense of humor. Mr. Claus is very slim and has a red-brown handlebar mustache. Ironically, he has worked as the Easter Bunny during several of E.J. Korvette's annual Easter day "Sale-e-brations".
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    Apparently, Macy's DID tell Gimbel's.

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    Nigel Ipswitch was the first man to pilot an ultralight aircraft through the Channel Tunnel wearing only boxer shorts. On the return trip he took the shorts off the aircraft and wore them himself.

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    If the Navy would convert their subs to direct nuclear propulsion, the USS Virginia could fly to the moon.

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    After a nearly 14 billion year investigation, Tayside police have arrested Martin Sheephandler of 14 Pothole Lane, charging him with arson, unauthorized use of explosives and fouling the footpath, bringing to a close the search for the person who caused the Big Bang.

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