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    A thread for things that make you go "Beg pardon? Seriously?" Even better if they are true.

    90% of all marriages in India are arranged.
    The divorce rate is 2%
     
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    The world is a peaceful place
    In 2002, just after 9/11, 57 million people died.
    Of these 172,000 died in wars, conflicts and terrorist attacks (every death of course a tragedy)
    569,000 were killed through crime
    893,000 people killed themselves.

    So it's more likely you'll kill yourself than be blown up or topped in a drug deal gone wrong. But much, much more likely you'll die a natural death.
     
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    If the sun was the size of a single white blood cell, then the Milky Way would be the size of the USA
     
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    For every human on earth, there are 1.6 million ants
     
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    Jesus Christ. Stan, what have you done? :emoticon-0101-sadsm
     
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    <laugh>
     
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    There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones
     
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    Tigers scratch trees and use their urine to mark their territories. Their urine smells strongly of buttered popcorn.
     
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    If you eat 400 oranges per day, after two years your skin will turn orange
     
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    you will not find the word gullible in the oxford English dictionary
     
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    If you live in London, you are never more than six feet away from a Tory.
     
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    Kevin Costner lived with a pack of wolves for 25 years before making the film "Dances With Wolves".
     
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    2% of all murders in india are so called honour killings
     
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    if you type amazing facts into the bing search engine it takes you too the seventh day adventists
     
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    Brian Murphy the QPR third choice goalkeeper was once a sit-com actor in the 80's, who starred in the role of George Roper in George and Mildred.

     
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    A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t.
     
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    The Dalai Lama had trials for Bristol City before a cruciate ligament injury in training ended his promising career as a midfield playmaker
     
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