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Old 04 October 2012, 08:26 PM
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Susan Boyle has brown eyes, Catherine Middleton's eyes are green/hazel.

PS. There is a website specifically to track the eye colour of celebrities.
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Old 25 October 2012, 05:54 AM
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Comment: Colby's Fun Facts

A gemstone is a hard mineral concentration found inside the body. The most
common type of gemstone forms in the uterus of pregnant women. These are
known as birthstones since they will come out when the child is born. It
is western tradition for the mother to rummage through the after birth to
find this stone and make a piece of jewelry out of it for their child. The
mother will often eat the placenta after finding the birthstone. The type
of birthstone that develops is determined by the month that the child will
be born. The most valuable of these is the diamond, which develops in
women who give birth in April. Women will often intentionally get pregnant
in July, and start developing a baby that is due in April. Never having
intended on keeping the baby, they will abort it before the third
trimester and keep the diamond for themselves. Other due-months will yield
valuable stones, but no others are worth six months of pregnancy. The
stone will develop differently depending on the health of the mother
during her pregnancy. There are many classes that teach expecting mothers
how to develop their birthstone as large and of the highest quality
possible. Men are also capable of developing gemstones, although they are
not nearly as valuable. The most common gemstone developed by males is the
kidney stone. As the name indicates, this stone is formed in the kidney,
and is then passed through the urethra. Expelling any gemstone from the
body is extremely painful. That is why the pain of passing a kidney stone
is often compared to the pain of passing a birthstone during labor. Many
studies confirm that it is more painful to pass a kidney stone that a
birthstone, which concludes that men have a higher tolerance for pain than
women.

Thanks to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for the question!
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Old 03 November 2012, 05:21 AM
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Comment: Is it true that Texas has a law on the books that makes "they
needed killing" a legitimate defense against a charge of murder?

Looking around online, I can find lots of instances of this being quoted,
but nothing definitive either way.
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Old 04 November 2012, 03:40 AM
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Comment: Mitt Romney said to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, " You all
should leave immediately for your second or third home".
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Old 04 November 2012, 06:28 AM
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Comment: Is it true that Texas has a law on the books that makes "they
needed killing" a legitimate defense against a charge of murder?
(Looks around We Got Mail with a withering glance) Oh, if only.
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Old 08 November 2012, 12:59 AM
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Comment: Cleveland radio station WTAM reported that confetti dropped
during Obama's Chicago victory celebration on election night consisted of
shredded copies of the U.S. constitution.
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Old 09 November 2012, 04:52 PM
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Comment: Tea party email that Obama will invade Sweden if wife does not
win Nobel.
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Old 09 November 2012, 11:36 PM
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Comment: executive order #12,003 to construct his own likeness on Mt.
Rushmore

Saw this on facebook, was wondering if it is true or not. I researched
what I could but could not find any reference either way.
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Old 10 November 2012, 06:55 AM
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I got caught (not catching that it was a joke) in the forward of this by one of my ultra rightwing friends, because the image did not load with the email. But it took me only about five seconds to figure that Obama could not have signed off on EO 12003, as 12003 was written during the Carter Administration, information I sent back to my friend.

As a joke for the chair, interesting, but the original writer should have selected an EO number in the range of those really signed off by Obama.

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Old 11 November 2012, 05:37 PM
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Comment: Is the following story circulating as a forward on the Internet
true?

"A Worthless Book."

A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had
just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He
happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.

"Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.

"Yes, that was it!"

"You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy
recently sold at an auction for half a million dollars!"

"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anything at all,"
replied the man. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy
named Martin Luther."
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Old 11 November 2012, 11:02 PM
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LOOK OUT BELOW *****BAD CONTINUATION OF A BAD JOKE AHEAD****


Hey look if you see in the margins, there are some words that say "I have a..." and then they stop. Do you think he was writing a speech?

Auburn "Yes, I know not that Martin Luther! But this guy obviously didn't know that either" Red
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Old 14 November 2012, 02:04 PM
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Comment: New information about aspirin

For Immediate Release:

Effective Jan 1, 2013, aspirin will be heavily taxed under Obamacare.
The only explanation given was that they are white and they work. No other
reason was given, but I thought you'd want to know about it.
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Comment: I've heard a rumor that Bill Clinton has asked Paula Broadwell to
write his biography. Any truth to that?
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Comment: I read an article about in vitro baby branding? Basically,
companies pay you to put their brand on your baby. Is that possible? Is it
true? And most importantly...what are they thinking?!

http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/omg/foo...y-branding.asp

Here is the link to the website I read it on. Doesn't sound legit, but you
never know these days...
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Old 20 November 2012, 04:54 AM
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Comment: Is it true that there is a petition in the White House to
"Peacefully grant the State of Canada to withdraw from the United States
of America and create its own NEW government." and that it has about 70
signatures so far?

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...nment/rGN3YkRS
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Old 21 November 2012, 01:15 AM
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Yeah sure Canada can knock itself out with that.

Auburn "Canada, the little known 51st state" Red
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Comment: is this true?

FOX BOWS DOWN TO OBAMA

FOX NETWORK BOWS DOWN TO PRESSURE!!!

Fox is already cowering down to the president...

In response to President Obama's complaint that FOX doesn't show enough
Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX has announced today that
they will now air, " America 's Most Wanted" twice a week..
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I like the ambiguity of this thread's title.

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Comment: Rumor collected on Facebook today (December 14), which appears
related to your article at http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/blackout.asp

May want to add this to the list of rumors on that page:

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It has been confirmed by NASA as well as several other international space
agencies and I've looked into it myself: On December 21st, sometime in the
late afternoon, the Earth's rotation (caused by its angular momentum that
has been sustained since its formation) will shift our region of the globe
in a position where it will NOT be directly receiving the sun's rays for
what could be 12-13 HOURS! This phenomenon will likely cause temperatures
to plummet and energy demand to increase as people try to keep warm.
Driving conditions could become more dangerous with the diminished ambient
light. Authorities also warn that crime may increase during this period as
it is happening close to the holidays. I personally don't believe it will
be the end of the world as this global event has happened before in
recorded history, but it IS a coincidence that it will happen on December
21st.
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Comment: Morgan Freeman's awesome take on an experience he had the other
day:

"Like many of you, I was driving my car the other day when I was shocked
and saddened by something I heard coming from my car's engine. As if that
weren't enough, the little light thingy on the dash came on. Many will
argue in the coming days and weeks what exactly in tarnation that light is
supposed to be. Is it Aladdin's lamp? Some sort of incense burner? A
weirdly shaped teapot? Like most people, I can't answer that question, but
I did know that something had to be done.

I took the car to the car dealer, and there seemed to be no shortage of
opinions among the so-called experts on what that light is supposed to
represent. But the experts did agree on one thing. It was about the car's
oil, and it had to change. There were still many questions running through
my mind. Should it be 10-W-40? 10-W-30? What does that even mean? But I
did know one thing for sure - one way or another, the oil must be
changed."

Morgan Freeman

Click "Like" and "Share" if you agree that automotive oil should be
changed, and that it's important because Morgan Freeman said it.

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The above post was seen on FB tonight and Id like to know if it was
actually made by Morgan Freeman.
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