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#31
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The Pi memory champion is Hiroyoki Gotu, who memorised an amasing 42,000 digits.

I'm all about the math facts :)
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Not to change the subject, but you mathematicians are getting on my nerves... but did you know that Richard Nixon had a 5 o'clock shadow? He'd shave himself early in the morning and by mid-afternoon he'd have a full 'beard' again to show off to the American public. Norelco rules! Forgot to mention... Philips, a Dutch concern, owns Norelco. :)
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I don't have a random fact handy... but mpascal, us math geeks need to stick together :) :)
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Granted. But did you know that about Nixon. Or are you too young (which is NOT a crime) to know about that? Just wondering... :)
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I almost literally just turned 16. :)
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I don't have a random fact handy... but mpascal, us math geeks need to stick together :) :)


Math/CS geek for life :)
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http://www.newsweek.com/id/132068

Did you know that ADIDAS and Puma were both once the same German company? It was run by two brothers Adolf (Adi) Dassler and Rudolf Dassler. Their bitter sibling rivalry was so great that eventually Rudolf left ADIDAS and started Puma. Their penchant for disagreement spread through the city where the factories were to such an extent that the city was socially divided between those who liked (and worked for) Puma and those who liked (and worked for) ADIDAS. This separation still exists today
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Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age), mesolithic (Middle Stone Age), neolithic (New Stone Age).

Palaeo from Greek 'palaios' - ancient

Meso from Greek 'mesos' - middle

Neo from Greek 'neos' - new

Lithic from Greek 'lithikos' - stone
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According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than
light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tackyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it. :)
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Also, there is a particle called tackyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it.

correction: it starts traveling before you can see it travel...the beam doesn't exist before it's generated (i.e. fired) so it can't be moving before it's started
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First of all, it's spelled Tachyon... and second of all, no one's sure if they exist.

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One thing's for sure, I know I exist. After eating a couple of bowls of chili con carne, I'm firing off at speeds faster than light! :)
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what i wanted everyone to about is----

Maternal death, or maternal mortality, also "obstetrical death" is the death of a woman during or shortly after a pregnancy. In 2000, the United Nations estimated global maternal mortality at 529,000, of which less than 1% occurred in the developed world. However, most of these deaths have been medically preventable for decades, because treatments to avoid such deaths have been well known since the 1950s.
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Did you know that smurfette is not really a smurf!!! She was created by Gargamale in episode 2 to infiltrate and spy on the smurfs and eventually lead him to them. :)

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Another math guy here. Actually double masters in Math and Physics. :)
Also, tachyons have been theorized for many years now. Multiverse theory is much more entertaining.
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I did not know that :)
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