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Post  Tijger<3 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:56 am

IKEA stores are designed like a maze in order to prevent customers from leaving.

If someone is about to sneeze say "Pineapple." The absurdity and timing of word sometimes forces the brain to "forget" about the sneeze.

Food tastes better when you are eating with people you like.

Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile.

Smiles make a person seem more attractive, sociable and confident, and people who smile more are more likely to get a promotion.

There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.

"Nineteen letters long" is 19 letters long.

"A" is the only vowel not on the top row of the keyboard.

By the time we die, we will have spent about 6 years dreaming. Most of those dreams are forgotten upon waking up.

Chicken McNuggets and breast implants share a common ingredient -- Polydimethylsiloxane.

When a person cries and the first drop of tears comes from the right eye, It's happiness, when it's from the left, It's pain.

80% of the time TV commercials are so long that you forget what you're watching.

n Australia, putting your glass upside down on the counter at a pub means you're saying you can fight against everyone there and win.

Apples are more efficient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.

The top baby names of 2009 were also the names of the main characters in Twilight

Mosquitoes don’t just bite you. They pee on you after sucking your blood.

The IKEA Catalog is the 3rd most printed publication in the world after the Bible and Harry Potter.

People spend almost half of their waking hours daydreaming.

Sharks are immune to all known diseases.

One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.

Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same.
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Post  Ace on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:05 am

cool stuff to read with the "morning" coffee Smile

also check it out:
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Post  master_jeebus on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:33 pm

i´ll add a couple of facts about finland:

-finland is the home for nokia, marimekko and linux. a finn invented the text message (SMS).

-finns drink alot of coffee. about 4 cups of coffee per person, every day.

-there are more women than men in finland.

-finland has two official languages: finnish and swedish.

-finns drink about 400 000 000 liters of beer every year (about 80 liters per person). though, u have to remember, the booze is actually more popular than the beer..

-tap water in finland is of such high quality it is sold to other countries (such as saudi arabia).

-it rains 121 days of the year in finland.

-the molotov cocktail, a glass bottle containing petrol was named by the finns after former soviet union foreign minister vyacheslav molotov

-finns love their sauna. there is 1 sauna for every 2,5 person. as this is not sweden, the sauna actually is hot.. not warm.. hot! u don´t wear any clothes in the sauna. yes, swimsuits or such are counted as clothes. after u have gotten hot in the sauna, it´s very common that u run outside (still naked) and jump into a lake to cool down. in the winters a hole is often made in the ice. sometimes u just roll around in the snow. beer is a big part of the sauna experience (that usually lasts for many hours).

-since 1982 it´s in the law that u have to keep ur headlights on at all times when driving. the amount of € u are fined for speeding depends on how much u earn. a couple of years ago a man made the papers when he was fined 116 000 € for speeding (he earned more than 7 million €/year).

-finland has many different (and not so serious) world championships. for example: wife carrying, mobile phone throwing, mosquito catching, swamp soccer, boot throwing, air guitar and ofcourse sauna (about a year ago, a russian, who was in the final against a finn, tragically died from overheating/third degree burns. the finn was hospitalized... but he won).

-finns don´t use the 1 and 2 cent €-coins.

-finland always is in the top on various lists when comparing countries. education, wellfare, lowest corruption, most democratic, best country to live in etc. etc. always does well on the top suicides list too...

-finland is the 64th biggest country by area in the world (7th biggest in europe). bigger than united kingdom, romania, italy, the netherlands and greece to name a few. in finland there lives just over 5 million people, meaning every finn gets just under 20 km2 to live on, making finland the most sparsely populated country in the european union.

-there is as many mobile phones in finland as there are finns.

-in finland there actually, for real, is four very different seasons. in the summers the finns get almost 2 months of continous daylight, while in the winter, the sun rarely even is seen. the summers are hot (up to +35ºC) and the winters are cold (down to -35ºC).

-finland is called "the land of a thousand lakes". there is over 180 000 lakes (over 500 square meters) in finland. the biggest one is 1377 km2. finland also have about 180 000 islands. about 10% of finland is covered with water, over 70% is forests.

-finland was one of the last regions in europe to adopt christianity.

-finns in general don´t complain much. that´s how i put up with u guys.
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Post  Ace on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:56 pm

lets go to finland, sounds awesome Very Happy
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Post  Christina_Cox on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:26 pm

master_jeebus wrote:
-there is as many mobile phones in finland as there are finns.

and they're all Nokia

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Post  T-T-TOSTIE >_< on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:40 pm

did you know that

one quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level?
the International Court of Justice is at the Peace Palace in The Hague?
the Netherlands has approximately 480 inhabitants per square kilometre?
with only 0.008% of the world's area, the Netherlands is the world's third largest agricultural exporter?
the Netherlands was one of the European Union's founding nations?
the Netherlands has at least 15,000 km of cycle tracks?
Dutch is also spoken in Belgium, northern France, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba?
the Netherlands still has about 1,000 traditional working windmills?
the Dutch are the tallest people in Europe?
Amsterdam is entirely built on piles?
the Netherlands always has a coalition government, which makes it a country of compromises?
the Netherlands has nearly 1,000 museums, with 42 in Amsterdam alone?
almost every Dutch person has a bicycle and there are twice as many bikes as cars?
the Netherlands is the world's eighth largest exporter?
people in Holland eat raw herring with onions on top?
about 30% of all Dutch babies are born at home?
you can see 22 paintings by Rembrandt and 206 by Van Gogh in Amsterdam?
the Netherlands has the highest number of part-time workers in the EU (four in ten people)?
the Netherlands' highest point is 323 metres high and is therefore called a " mountain"?
you'll find a bunch of flowers in almost every Dutch living room?
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but The Hague is the seat of government?
most Dutch people speak at least one foreign language?
one in every three Dutch people belongs to a sports club?
after Scandinavians, the Dutch are the world's biggest coffee drinkers?
people of 200 nationalities live in Amsterdam?
the Netherlands has one of the youngest populations in the EU?
when your plane arrives at Schiphol, it lands 4.5 metres below sea level?
the Netherlands has the highest cable density in Europe?
Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges?
when Dutch schoolchildren pass their exams, they hang a Dutch flag and a school bag outside their homes?
Holland has the highest population density in Europe with over 493 people per square kilometer.
New York used to be named New Amsterdam as it was a Dutch colony. Australia was named New Holland and New Zealand was named after the Dutch province Zeeland by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.
The Dutch are the tallest people in the world. Men average 1.84m and women 1.7m
Dutch inventions include the cassettes and video tapes, CDs, microscope and telescope.
Some of the world biggest companies are Dutch including Philips Electronics, Royal Dutch Shell, IKEA (was Swedish), ING and ABN-AMRO (maybe be British very soon).
The Dutch are the third largest exporter of agricultural products which is way more than New Zealand for a lot smaller country.


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Post  T-T-TOSTIE >_< on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:40 pm

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Post  Christina_Cox on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:08 pm

T-T-TOSTIE >_< wrote:did you know that:
one quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level?

Including Hoorn Dead

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Post  T-T-TOSTIE >_< on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Christina_Cox wrote:
T-T-TOSTIE >_< wrote:did you know that:
one quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level?

Including Hoorn Dead

:L
stalker o:

but no worries, I can swim
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