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   Ovaltine was created because of a typo on the trademark application for Ovomaltine (meaning eggs and malts). What's your favorite useless bit of trivia?

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cerejaninja     
I wondered why it was called Ovaltine here. Thank you, subby!

13 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
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Ceteris Paribus says    [TotalFark]  
The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

13 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
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Roook    [TotalFark]  

cerejaninja: I wondered why it was called Ovaltine here. Thank you, subby!


Still doesn't explain why it comes in a round glass

13 Nov 2012 08:04 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Today is St. Augustine of Hippo's birthday!

13 Nov 2012 08:05 PM
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Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
Ovaltine is a much more marketable name. Whoever made that typo should be promoted.

13 Nov 2012 08:05 PM
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hillbillypharmacist    [TotalFark]  
Protonix can give false positives for marijuana.

Knowledge is power.

13 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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generalDisdain    [TotalFark]  
There are no birds in Guam due to motherf*cking snakes coming there on motherf*cking planes.

13 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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aimtastic    [TotalFark]  

Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.


And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

13 Nov 2012 08:08 PM
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Ceteris Paribus says    [TotalFark]  
Uranus was originally named Georgium Sidus (george's star) after the mad king.

13 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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bingethinker    [TotalFark]  
The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.

13 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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Dance Party    [TotalFark]  
The tower which stood over the former Ovaltine plant remained in Villa Park, IL, until just a few years ago.

The town used to be nicknamed "Vanilla Park" because everyone got treated to the smell of wonderful concoctions being made there.

13 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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Ceteris Paribus says    [TotalFark]  

aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.


Well, it is after Sundown.

13 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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Wanebo    [TotalFark]  

Ceteris Paribus says: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

Well, it is after Sundown.


You better take care.

13 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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generalDisdain    [TotalFark]  
The credit for the invention of antibiotic ointment was stolen from the doctor who invented it due to a typo.
As a result, Dr. Neli Sporin is still not a household name.

13 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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Spoon over Marin    [TotalFark]  
"Have a Coke and a Smile" translated into Japanese as "Bite the Wax Tadpole."

13 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?

13 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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Dance Party    [TotalFark]  
Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow, with pink being the most valuable.

"Chocolate" diamonds are actually low-grade brown diamonds. Big whoop.

13 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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doyner    [TotalFark]  
The French have to unhinge their jaws to show love.

13 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Christopher Lee is the cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming AND he's a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

13 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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generalDisdain    [TotalFark]  
Green? Seriously? Why not my ballroom jeans thread from earlier, Mods?
*shakes tiny fist*

13 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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Nehllah     

bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.


I was going to say "I love dik-diks!" but this just went green.

/oops

13 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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Spoon over Marin    [TotalFark]  

generalDisdain: Green? Seriously? Why not my ballroom jeans thread from earlier, Mods?
*shakes tiny fist*


Sunday's poon thread would have been great, too.

13 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
ladyoftheloch.co.uk
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.

13 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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Dance Party    [TotalFark]  

Wanebo: Ceteris Paribus says: aimtastic: Ceteris Paribus says: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank 37 years ago this past Saturday.

And now Gordon Lightfoot is in my head.

Well, it is after Sundown.

You better take care.



None of y'all better be creeping round my back stair.

13 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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Ceteris Paribus says    [TotalFark]  
If you reach into a man hole you'll probably get slapped.

13 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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Spoon over Marin    [TotalFark]  

bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.


i992.photobucket.com

13 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
I don't have any cool trivia right now. I'm poopin.

13 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
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Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor empire.

/discuss

13 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

LlamaGirl: Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?


i.ytimg.com
I grew up watching Captain Midnight. Their sponsor was rich, chocolatey Ovaltine.

13 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
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generalDisdain    [TotalFark]  
Dusty Baker (and some guy I can never remember) are credited with inventing the High Five.
Chick Hearn coined the phrase Slam Dunk and never copyrighted it.

13 Nov 2012 08:19 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Left handed lobsters are sociopaths.

13 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
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TommyymmoT    [TotalFark]  
Manhole covers are round so that they won't fall in, on the diagonal.
Also, it makes them easier to move around.

13 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
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Dance Party    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: I grew up watching Captain Midnight.


Back in the 70's I got invited to go streaking with the leader of a streak team. He was Captain Midnight.

Black helmet, black cape, black belt, and black boots.

I declined.

13 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
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Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
Peanuts are not actually nuts.

They're legumes.

13 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: LlamaGirl: Be sure to drink your ovaltine... Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
I grew up watching Captain Midnight. Their sponsor was rich, chocolatey Ovaltine.


Whoops, wrong Captain Midnight, it was this guy:
www.mikanet.com

13 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
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GGracie     
The DVDs of the tv show Firefly were flown up to the International Space Station by astronaut Steve Swanson on board the space shuttle Atlantis during its June 2007 mission.

13 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
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FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

Gordian Cipher: The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor empire.

/discuss


Yeah, it was more of a farked-up central European bureaucracy with a bunch of perverts and murderers and guys with sparkly hats.

13 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
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TommyymmoT    [TotalFark]  
Mariska Hargitay's (Olivia on Law and Order SVU) mother was Jane Mansfield, and her father was Mr. Universe.

13 Nov 2012 08:23 PM
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Krymson Tyde     
It's a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia and were also used in China as guard animals for the forbidden city.

13 Nov 2012 08:23 PM
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Purelilac    [TotalFark]  
Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.

13 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
The fork was invented in China, but we stopped using it after the chopsticks were invented.

13 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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redoctober65    [TotalFark]  
The peanut is neither a pea nor a nut, they are hibernating Velociraptors

13 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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TommyymmoT    [TotalFark]  
If you hold your arms outstretched, the distance from fingertip, to fingertip is the same as your height from head to toe.

13 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
middleoftheday's favorite movie is Turner & Hooch.

13 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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Candygram4Mongo    [TotalFark]  
The Etch-A-Sketch was originally designed for military purposes.

13 Nov 2012 08:26 PM
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No_47     
Fark admins greenlight TFD links based on guinea pig battles. ARMED guinea pig battles.

That's right. The admins arms guinea pigs with box cutters and set them loose upon one another, until there remains only one.

The fark admins are terrible, terrible people.

13 Nov 2012 08:26 PM
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daRog    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: [ladyoftheloch.co.uk image 642x155]
The pistol shrimp has a claw that can snap so quickly, it creates a cavitation bubble in the water, while generating a sound that is over 210 dB.

When the cavitation bubble collapses, the bubble reaches a temperature of up to 4,700 °C, almost as hot as the surface of the sun.


Comment needs more youtube.

13 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
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generalDisdain    [TotalFark]  
Karry Mullis credits LSD use for giving him the vision of the mechanism of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction).
That the DNA amplification technology you see on CSI.

13 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
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aimtastic    [TotalFark]  

Spoon over Marin: bingethinker: The smallest antelope is the dik-dik.

[i992.photobucket.com image 470x400]


One of the things I hate most about the internet is it showing me all sorts of adorable exotic animals that I will never get to pet and love and hug and squeeze.

13 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
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optikeye    [TotalFark]  
The Ovaltine sold in supermarkets isn't the same formula they used in the past.

If you go to a Asian Supermarket or WorldMarket they'll have the original recipe. They "Improved" the recipe for the US product a few years back.

13 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
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