Sponsor for PC Pals Forum

Author Topic: Amazing Facts  (Read 178 times)

Offline Clive

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 61616
  • Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015,2016 and 2017
Amazing Facts
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:43 »
The first person killed by a car in America was Henry Hale Bliss (1830-1899) in 1899. He was leaving a streetcar in New York City when an electric powered taxicab hit him and crushed his head and chest.

Yes, there is a word in English meaning "shapely buttocks." That word is "callipygian." It is from the Greek "kallipygos," meaning kallos (beauty) + pyge (buttocks).

Killing a bald eagle is a federal offence, with a penalty of up to $250,000 in fines and 2 years in prison.

During WW II, Stalin ordered Red Army officers to execute deserters and troops who ran from battle. Between 1941 and 1942 alone, more than 150,000 soldiers were shot.

Drinking or smoking can lead to erectile dysfunction.   
Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015, 2016 and yet again in 2017.

Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 65558
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 11:45 »
Quote
The first person killed by a car in America was Henry Hale Bliss (1830-1899) in 1899. He was leaving a streetcar in New York City when an electric powered taxicab hit him and crushed his head and chest.

I knew no good would come of electric cars.
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:

Offline Clive

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 61616
  • Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015,2016 and 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 12:22 »
 ;D  Hear Hear! 
Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015, 2016 and yet again in 2017.

Offline Den

  • Loyal Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2640
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 20:57 »
Ok Ok, I have to ask. WHY IS THIS IN THE LAUGHTER ZONE?    :facepalm:
Runner up in the 2017 Quiz of the Year.

Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 65558
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 21:18 »
I wondered when you'd notice.   o:)
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:

Offline Clive

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 61616
  • Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015,2016 and 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 10:09 »
 :facepalm:  Who is responsible for this?  I demand to know.   :blush:
Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015, 2016 and yet again in 2017.

Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 65558
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 12:36 »
Yet another sign of impending senility.  ;D
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:

Offline Clive

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 61616
  • Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015,2016 and 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 16:38 »
Impending?  I think it's already here!   :bawl:
Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015, 2016 and yet again in 2017.

Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 65558
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 17:16 »
🤪
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:


Show unread posts since last visit.
Sponsor for PC Pals Forum