10 Totally Random Facts Part-2
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For Part 1 of this series go here: 10 Totally Random Interesting FactsExpand for References and Further Reading
- The Sun Is White, Not Yellow
- The MAthematical Volume Of Pizza Is Pizza
- How Gay Came To Mean Homosexual
- Carrots Used To Be Purple Before The 17th Century
- The Swastika In Buddism Represents Universal Harmony
- About 85% of People Only Breathe Out Of One Nostril At A Time
- A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII, 29 Years After The Japanese Surrended Because He Didn’t Know
- The Twist Tie On Bread Packaging Means Something
- Moon Dust Smells Like Spent Gunpowder
- What Causes The Pain In Your Side You May Occassionally Feel While Running
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It’s said that Moon dust smells like spent gunpowder….okay, but wouldn’t it make more sense if it were said that spent gunpowder smells like the Moon? After all, the moon has been around for several billions of years….where as gunpowder has only been around since the 9th century (from 801 to 900). So to say gunpowder is a relatively new discovery in comparison of it’s age and that of the Moon is a bit of an understatement. Thus spent gunpowder smells like Moon dust is the correct (and fair) way to structure that statement.
On the other hand, gun powder was smelled before moon dust so I think the first person to smell moon dust could rightfully say “hey this stuff smells like gun powder”.
The moon came first, gun powder came billions of years later. That is logic, I am right, you are wrong….then end. #BOOM
Really? Billions of years? That’s not logic, it’s guesswork.
Thanks for playing.
Just to clarify, there is the smell of gun powder, then there is the smell of gun smoke. Black powder, from the old days, has only a little smell, notes of charcoal mostly. The smoke from black powder is thick and white and it tastes like steam and sulfur with a hint of urine from the saltpeter. or, Gunpowder is that smelly stuff that muzzle loaders stuff down the barrels of those big ol’ smokepoles. Commonly called black powder this stuff is a mixture of saltpeter charcoal and sulfur and is beyond the scope of this particular piece, except to note that for hundreds of years it was all we had. saltpeter,charcoal and sulfur have been around longer than the Moon. Therefor,you were wrong four years ago and you are still wrong today. Sucks to be you-BOOM!
“This has a twofold affect.” Really? Affect?…
@alex: Really! 😉 Sadly, typos happen. Thanks for catching that one. “There Are Two Typos Of People In This World: Those Who Can Edit And Those Who Can’t.”
― Jarod Kintz 🙂
in the pizza one you used capital pi, but the mathematical pi (ratio of circumference to diameter of any circle) is indicated by lower case pi.
Also you used “Radius2” which should be radius with a superscript 2, commonly written radius^2 if you cant do a superscript.
i was always told that the stitch in your side from running happens when your pancreas releases its stored blood.
edit on my previous comment, thats probably untrue, judging by what wiki has to say about the pancreas.
moon dust = silicone dioxide SHARDS OF GLASS… astronauts tasted it… you forgot to mention how they bled internally until their bodies encapsulated the foreign substance in cancerous cells…