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  • alpin
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    1 in 10 of the world’s population live within the Gnages watershed.

    the average Asian wedding in Britain costs around 45k.

    bencooper
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    The richest 85 people have more money than the poorest 3.5 billion.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    There is an ‘interesting statistics’ thread on STW every 58.2 days.

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    the gnages receives up to 1 billion litres of untreated sewage every day

    it is also the most commonly misspelt of all rivers

    ji
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    I have more than the average number of legs

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    85% of statistics are made up on the spot.

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    One in ten Icelanders will publish a book: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24399599

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    All polar bears are left handed.

    All ants fall to the left when intoxicated.

    clipper68
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    One in ten people understand binary.
    The other half don’t…….

    daftvader
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    6 out of 7 dwarves aren’t Happy….

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    Giraffes and humans have the same number of neck vertebrae (7).

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    All ants fall to the left when intoxicated

    I just want that to be true!

    brakes
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    Last year over 462,000 cycles were stolen

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    Icicles kill 100 people per year in Russia

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Bloody iciclists, they don’t pay road tax you know.

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    A Norwegian carpenter named Bjørklund invented and patented the cheese slicer in 1925

    deadlydarcy
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    85% of statistics are made up on the spot.

    It’s 87% isn’t it?

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    On average, in 2013, every day I passed 5.9 other cyclist heading towards Cambridge on the guided bus way cycle path.

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    Bloody iciclists, they don’t pay road tax you know

    😆

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    Virginia Plain _ Roxy Music, Up the junction – Squeeze and Just like heaven – the cure all have the song title used just once as the last line of the song.

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    There are two golf balls on the moon.

    tinribz
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    A quarter of your bones are in your feet.
    You have no muscles in your fingers.
    The first aeroplane was built in a bike shop.
    There are currently twice as many bikes as cars.
    The bicycle is the most efficient vehicle ever devised.

    legend
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    clipper68 – Member
    One in ten people understand binary.
    The other half don’t…….

    Ahem, don’t you mean “there are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary, and those that don’t”?

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    Clipper is including himself in the half that don’t 🙂

    Since the war in Afghanistan started, more Americans have been murdered in Chicago than in afghanistan

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    Ahem, don’t you mean “there are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary, and those that don’t”?

    And those that understand ternary.

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    Last year the government presented data for investment in their National Infrastructure Plan using a logarithmic scale:

    as a linear scale it looks looks this:

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    scaredypants – Member

    the gnages receives up to 1 billion litres of untreated sewage every day

    it is also the most commonly misspelt of all rivers

    Got to be the Mrs Hippy, surely?

    gordimhor
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    The great wall of China is not visible from space, and it didn’t work the mongols still invaded China.

    CaptJon
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    1 million seconds = 11.6 days
    1 billion seconds = 31.7 years
    1 trillion seconds = 31,688 years

    petrieboy
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    the last B52 bomber left the factory in 1962 and it will still be in service until 2044. the USAF has 3 generations of pilots from the same families flying the same planes.
    http://innovation.uk.msn.com/design/the-bomber-that-will-keep-flying-until-2044

    bencooper
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    The great wall of China is not visible from space, and it didn’t work the mongols still invaded China.

    I thought the point of the wall was not to keep the invaders out, it was to make it harder to get their loot home again.

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    And also just to make a massive statement of borderness. As if that were a word.

    natrix
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    Per person per year we get through more concrete than anything apart from water. So thats more concrete than steel, timber or food….

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    Per person per year we get through more concrete than anything apart from water

    I blame wrightyson!

    WillH
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    I blame wrightyson!

    I think you’ll find that approximately 78% of the UK’s concrete use last year was due to footflaps’ shed foundations.

    julianwilson
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    Humans have between 0.5% and 2% neanderthal DNA, and best guess/explanation for this from scientists is that our homo erectus ancestors fooled around with some of them. 😯

    linky

    DickBarton
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    Aye, the concrete…if it was laid properly in the first place we wouldn’t need to use so much as we’d have far fewer potholes to refill!!! 😉

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    In a recent survey 100 men were asked if they preferred women with long legs,women with shorter legs or something in between.Three men replied they liked women with long legs,two men said they liked women with short legs and ninety five said they liked something in between…..

    samuri
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    Despite Ronald Reagan clearly being firmly in the grip of Alzheimers disease when he left office, his approval rating with the American public was still 70%.

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