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    (Original post by Perplexingly_Jaded)
    :hmm: Interesting fact...for every 'normal' webpage there are at least five porn pages. Though I'm sure there might be few people who will already know that :sexface:
    Not true, saw it on QI

    A weird fact that I know is that tmesis and its plural tmesis are the only words in the English language beginning with "tm".

    Tmesis is putting a word inside another word e.g. fan-f**king-tastic.
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    (Original post by juliewho)
    *fives*
    It's not a waste watching Phineas and Ferb though! :p:
    Truth.

    I have learnt so much useless crap through Phineas and Ferb. But the Aglet sticks in my mind because of that whole episode they did about it. "Hey, Candace - what's that thing on the end of your shoelace called?" Oh, and the fact that Platypuses do absolutely nothing...when you're looking :p:
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    Someone should just post a link to a QI episode, and save everyone the bother of posting.
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    Also, Panama hats originated from Ecuador
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    My window doesn't completely fit into the frame.
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    The four pillars surrounding the Taj Mahal are in fact slightly angled outwards, so that if there is an earthquake they won't destroy the building, but will fall away from it.. Tah-dah! My one and only interesting fact!
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    Turns out wrestling isnt actually real.
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    You know those smoke trails behind a plane? That isn't smoke but rather water droplets, a bit like frozen steam.

    Yeah... I was like :eek: when I found out. This is a sixth form student mind you, so I should have known by now.
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    (Original post by CatatonicStupor)
    That thing on the end of your shoelace; the bit of plastic or metal holding it all together. That's called an Aglet.

    Thank you summer days wasted watching Phineas and Ferb!
    As I was reading that, I was fiddling with the plastic bit on the end of the lace of my hoody:eek:
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    How Big The Universe Is
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    Not 100% sure if this is true:

    The offensive, two fingers hand gesture to tell people to **** off originates from medieval archers. When an enemy archer was captured his "shooting fingers" (first two fingers) were cut off so, even if he escaped, he couldn't fight as an archer again.
    When two opposing sides met each other on the battlefield, archers would raise their hands and display their first two fingers to the enemy, as a from of a taunt, like: "Yes, I have my shooting fingers, now I'm going to kill you."

    Again, I'm not 100% about this, can anyone confirm it?
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    I'm bored.
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    (Original post by jwright91)
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    Not true but I wish it were.

    source: QI (again)
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    (Original post by jwright91)
    Not 100% sure if this is true:

    The offensive, two fingers hand gesture to tell people to **** off originates from medieval archers. When an enemy archer was captured his "shooting fingers" (first two fingers) were cut off so, even if he escaped, he couldn't fight as an archer again.
    When two opposing sides met each other on the battlefield, archers would raise their hands and display their first two fingers to the enemy, as a from of a taunt, like: "Yes, I have my shooting fingers, now I'm going to kill you."

    Again, I'm not 100% about this, can anyone confirm it?
    I heard this too, but not 100% either :o:
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    (Original post by jwright91)
    Not 100% sure if this is true:

    The offensive, two fingers hand gesture to tell people to **** off originates from medieval archers. When an enemy archer was captured his "shooting fingers" (first two fingers) were cut off so, even if he escaped, he couldn't fight as an archer again.
    When two opposing sides met each other on the battlefield, archers would raise their hands and display their first two fingers to the enemy, as a from of a taunt, like: "Yes, I have my shooting fingers, now I'm going to kill you."

    Again, I'm not 100% about this, can anyone confirm it?
    confirmed.

    also greek temples have pillars large in the centre than at the top or bottom because otherwise at a distance they look to spindly.

    bananas and cucumber are meant to smell orgasmic to men and women (i can't remember which is for which)

    a masterless samurai is called ronin

    a ****** is also a term for a bundle of wood

    there is a crescent shaped arrow head used in medieval hunting so that when in hit into the animal it would have been rotating like a drill and the shape cause the muscles to tightly wrap and constrict immobilising the animal.

    all i can think of now.
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    (Original post by jwright91)
    Not 100% sure if this is true:

    The offensive, two fingers hand gesture to tell people to **** off originates from medieval archers. When an enemy archer was captured his "shooting fingers" (first two fingers) were cut off so, even if he escaped, he couldn't fight as an archer again.
    When two opposing sides met each other on the battlefield, archers would raise their hands and display their first two fingers to the enemy, as a from of a taunt, like: "Yes, I have my shooting fingers, now I'm going to kill you."

    Again, I'm not 100% about this, can anyone confirm it?

    I heard this too, i'm pretty sure it's true.
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    My $wagger is unreal.

    Oh wait...everyone already knew that.
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    You can't hum while holding your nose closed.
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    French people used to hibernate.


    QI. :awesome:
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    In 2005 over 5 million Chinese people still lived in caves.
 
 
 
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