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    Libya was once part of the Ottoman Empire, see:


    I just informed Vent of this.

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    you can light an uncooked piece of pasta and use it as a match if need be. of course, this begs the question 'why not just use the original flame source?'

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    Spontaneous generation was considered common knowledge up until the late 19th century, where you could create life from non-living ingredients. As an example, mice could be created from sweaty underwear and wheat husks, kept in a jar for 21 days.

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    System of a Down are confirmed to be playing at Download 2011 .. Fucking yayyyyyyyyy

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    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
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    Did you know that sharks only ever attack you if you're wet!
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    There is only one Jew who is considered to be from Afghanistan.

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    Canadian entrepreneurs Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans filed a patent for a carbon-filament electric light bulb in 1874. Thomas Edison didn't start working on a practical light bulb until 1878, and bought Woodward and Evans' patent in 1879.

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    One of the earliest known substitution cipher was by Julius Caesar, he used it in military affairs, by replacing each letter by 3rd letter on.

    Example:

    Meet me after the toga party
    PHHW PH DIWHU WKH WRJD SDUWB

    They call it the Caesar Cipher.

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    -The first jet engines were invented by the Nazi's.
    -Operation Barbarossa was the largest assembly of manpower in military history.
    -Lee is the most common name in the Western World.
    -A planck second is 1 x 10^-43 second.
    -The green anaconda is the world's largest snake.
    -The nearest star, Alpha Centauri is over 4 light years away from us.
    -It takes stars many thousands of times more gigantic than the Sun, in a supernova (the death of a star), to yield elements with an atomic mass greater than Iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    -The nearest star, Alpha Centauri is over 4 light years away from us.
    Proxima Centauri is the nearest star, Alpha Centauri is the closest one that you can see with a naked eye and Alpha Centauri is actually a multiple star system that just looks like one star on the naked eye, but consists from two bright stars that are orbiting each other(Alpha Centauri A & B) and less visible Proxima Centauri.
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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