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Tom's fun facts.

Tom Dec 15, 2016

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    So, I've got this really weird habit; I have a terrible memory; Hell, I even once woke up not knowing my name, year of birth or the current year, and needed reminding of all three!... but random facts I retain stupidly well. Even weirder, I have a tendency to spout out these facts at random times, eliciting either chuckles or groans from those around me depending on the company Present at the time.

    So, I'm going to start doing it here, too. No more than one a day, though, otherwise I'll start pissing people off... Who knows, you might learn something interesting every so often. Well, enjoy I guess xD

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    Pure Honey doesn't have an expiration date; if kept in a sealed (Not necessarily air-tight) container, Honey will keep indefinitely. In fact, pots of Honey dating back thousands of years have been found in an edible condition, although what exactly someone was thinking when they ate millennia old honey is beyond me...
     
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    The Colour of fire does not necessarily indicate how hot it is. Many factors can affect the colour of a flame, including fuel (See Flame chromatography) and Ambient Light.
     
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    A Fair few Names of Characters in some of J.R.R. Tolkiens works are lifted directly from Norse mythology, Including Gandalf, Fili, Kili, Dvalin, Balin, Durin, Bufur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin.

    In fact, the whole concept of elves and dwarves as we know them came from Norse Mythology, coming from the worlds of Alfheim and Svartenheim respectively.
     
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    Omphalaphopia is the fear of navels (Belly button)
     
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    Soccer is not an Americanism.

    It was first recorded in the Oxford dictionary in the 1880's and used as shorthand for Association Football, which was the name for football coined in England by the Football Association In the year 1863 to distinguish it from other variants of football played at the time (Such as the sport that would later be known as Rugby)

    So, it's less Americans trying to be different and more Americans stealing a name and calling it their own :P
     
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    'Murica!!
     
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    If you are over 30 years of age, You were born before every dog still alive today. Kind of an obvious one that, but still a bit interesting to hear said.
     
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    Many Common words such as hit, raise, stagger, bask, blunder, seat, egg, leg, kid and ugly all came from Old Norse; brought over during the Viking occupation of Britain between the late 8th/early 9th century until the 11th century AD
     
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