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Comment: Why do people say "Marco" and get a reply of "Polo"? I just don't get it!!!

Must be from another envious Portuguese explorer.
When on holiday in Spain the girls in the hotel I nicknamed me Marco Polo my Spanish was not good enough to ever find out why, I can only presume the bloke was noted for being short fat and ugly.

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Comment: i was asked recently: which came first, crunchy or puffy cheetos?
i tried to find an answer but to no avail.

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I don't know which came first, but orange fingers came immediately afterwards.

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Comment: Why is there tons of Ozzy & Randy Rhoads pictures but only one
pro-shot video concert and 3 audience videos that are out. And also to
add to this they played on a 100,000$ stage set night after night.
It's a good mystery

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You know what's also a good mystery? Where your brain is. [fish]

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Comment: Why do people say "Marco" and get a reply of "Polo"? I just don't get it!!!
Don't worry - Adrian Monk didn't get it either when he played it. And he's a great detective!

Trish "Your parents are bumming The Monk out, man! That whole generation's bumming me out!" DaDish

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Comment: I heard from a co-worker that at a construction site in some
city's downtown area, venting was being put on the roof of a skyscraper
(or a high-rise, something like that). And somebody who was on a lunch
break (I think they were sitting on the side of the roof) had a can of
Coke and they were called by their supervisor. Their elbow slipped and
they knocked the can off the roof and the can exploded on impact. The
police were called 8 times downtown because of people saying that they
heard a bomb go off. The police arrived and found the can spread
everywhere. A witness said "I was down the street and I saw a cloud of
dust and I heard a loud noise. I thought that this was a terrorist plot."
I don't know if this is true or not but finding out would be greatly
appreciated.

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Comment: Are 35mm film canisters really toxic? Are they food safe? I saw
a tip on a website stating that they could be used for packaging
individual servings of baby formula, but I heard before that they leach
chemicals.

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Are 35mm film canisters really toxic?
Eat a couple of dozen, wait a day or two, and see if you die. Let us know the results.

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Comment: Is Laila Ali Dating Queen Latifah
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Comment: i have a question :

What aer wicks made out of?

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Aer wicks are made out of phlogiston.

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Comment: Pink Floyd: where are they now?
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Comment: Pink Floyd: where are they now?
Maybe you've heard of Live8, my friend? Little heard of concert, they did a gig all together for it? What kind of Floyd fan are you?

Shame there wasn't a site..you know, where you could type the words "Pink Floyd", and it could show you sites for the band...maybe one that lists current Floyd news...

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Comment: During my nephew's recent wedding, my granddaughter's tooth fell
out and I was wondering if that had a special meaning or a folklore or
something. A search on Google lead me to you. Thanks for any help you can
offer.

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During my nephew's recent wedding, my granddaughter's tooth fell
out and I was wondering if that had a special meaning

Yes -- if your granddaughter is a child, it means she's getting her permanent teeth in; if she's an adult, it means she has lousy dental hygiene (or scurvy).

- snopes

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Either that, or somebody hit her hard in the mouth.

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Comment: ripped my uniform pants a week ago, will this interfere with sabre team practice?
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Comment: hi, i was wondering why the phrase "cheese" is yelled when a
photo is taken. i heard someone say that is because you cannot say the
word withouth having to smile. i know this is not true and am wondering
whats the deal with that

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Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: hi, i was wondering why the phrase "cheese" is yelled when a photo is taken.

Because yelling "wild orgy" or "infected genitalia" would be inappropriate in front of children. Duh.

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Comment: IS DENZEL REALLY SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE AND ARE THEY GOING TO DIVORCE?
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Comment: I once heard that a Japanese lady licked the toilet of the hotel
room where David Beckham had stayed. Is this true? I hope not.

No, no. This totally incorrect. I wish you people would get your facts straight.

She was Chinese, and it was Victoria Beckham the singer. Hope that makes it ok.

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Comment: I received a "did you know" email about men and women involving
sexual statistics, etc. Is it true that 60% of women in the US have
breast implants? I really really want to know!

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Living in Los Angeles, and now Dallas, 60% seems like a conservative estimate.

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Comment: I've heard from various sources that the Bratz Babyz doll Yasmin
wears thong underwear. Is this true, or is it just mesh to hold up the
skirt, as some people have said?

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Comment: ok, i live in new carlisle ohio and there are rumors about
mysterious/supernatural things happening on a road called Staley where
supposedly some people were killed and i myself have checked this location
with some friends and have heard a really low pitched sining like somthing
you would hear from slaves, like a song they sing while working or
somthing like that, now i am not one to believe in things like this but i
was wondering if you guys could look into it and let me know what you can
come up with the location of all this is on staley road, new carlisle
ohio, at an old red barn, across from an old mansion

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I've heard from various sources that the Bratz Babyz doll Yasmin
wears thong underwear. Is this true, or is it just mesh to hold up the
skirt, as some people have said?

I think that was "Gangsta' Bitch Barbie" you're thinking of. Nice dolls don't wear thongs.

Robbiev -now, if I could just find one of those life sized Barbies- 427

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ok, i live in new carlisle ohio

You have our sympathy.

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Originally posted by snopes:
ok, i live in new carlisle ohio

You have our sympathy.
Especially since they outlaw capital letters

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And periods.

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Comment: Who said that Santa's reindeer had to have antlers?
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NFYBSK Warning!
NFYBSK Warning!
NFYBSK Warning!
NFYBSK Warning!
NFYBSK Warning!

I'm assuming this is in regards to the email that says that only female reindeer have antlers in winter and so Santa's reindeer must be female then. I have two comments about this:

1) Normal reindeer don't fly, so is it such a stretch to think that Santa's special breed also keep their antlers?

2) As Santa is mythology, there is no authority as to what he does or doesn't do or looks like. Therefore, the common depictions and general sociatal pictures are what he is. Since every depiction of Santa's reindeer I've seen show antlers, then his reindeer have antlers.

PS. The NFYBSK Warning! was so I didn't get lambasted for ruining young children's Santa fun like the teacher. Since older BSK and adults know that Santa is real, they wouldn't be affected by me calling him a myth.

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quote:
Originally posted by noreen:
quote:
Originally posted by Ebenezer Senior:
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Originally posted by snopes:
ok, i live in new carlisle ohio

You have our sympathy.
Especially since they outlaw capital letters
Apparently "a road called Staley" got to keep his.

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Comment: I just saw on a TV show called "Brainiacs" airing on G4TV that
humans can walk on custard, because if you apply pressure to custard it
acts like a solid.

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Which type of custard can humans walk on? Egg custard, caramel custard, milk custard, or one of those nasty soya milk custards?

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