Weird, Obscure or Oddball facts ya know!

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  1. Autoclot

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    Some things really do only work in accents / pronunciations related to the originating dialect.

    "Bad ass" - makes me think of Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson etc.

    "Bad arse" (which I have heard in that context) - makes me think someone needs to see a doctor
     
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    What about leftys? How inconsiderate of them. ;) 
     
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    Beastwarsfan95 What to type here?

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    -green eyes are proportionately more common amongst females than males.
     
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    Haha, ah-boot! Other words make it obvious too. Our company does business with a manufacturer in Ontario. Words like "sorry" and "process" were noticed right away (to my American ear) at the meetings.

    America: Saw-ree
    Canada: So-ree

    America: Praw-sess
    Canada: Pro-sess
     
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    ^ OK, I didn't know any of this. Thanks for educating me :) 
     
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    One of Adolf Hitler's testicles was prosthetic, so I have more balls than Hitler.
     
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    Did you know that Lion King's Scar's Real Name is Taka which is Swahili for Garbage.
     
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    No wonder he turned out evil.

    Speaking of Lion King, during Be Prepared Jeremy Irons threw out his voice on the line "YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME!" and the rest of the song was sung by Jim Cummings. It's a pretty good impression but sharp listeners may notice Scar suddenly sounds a bit like Cat from CatDog at times.
     
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    When President Lincoln was assassinated his main secretary's last name was Kennedy. When Kennedy was assassinated his main secretary's last name was Lincoln.
     
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    in the video game DOOM 2, while facing the final boss (known as the Icon of Sin which is a demonic look wall), you'll will hear a message spoken in a demonic voice. this horrified parents but it turns out it was just spoken in reverse. the message is: "To win the game, you must kill me, John Romerol"

    on the pc version, if you input a cheat code noclip, you can walk through the wall of the Icon of Sin and find John Roremo's head impaled on a spike. just shoot at it and it will die and you'll beat DOOM 2.
     
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    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    The Right whale was so named by 1800's whalers as it was the right whale to hunt as it had plentiful blubber and tended to float when dead.

    Sadly the northern Right whale has never truly recovered from the many years in which it was hunted, to near extinction.
     
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    Shakespeare didn't die on his birthday. We don't know his birthday (only his baptism).

    You cannot see the great wall of China from space.
     
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    Scooby doo can doo doo but jimmy carter is smarter
     
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    There is a species of armadillo who's litter always consists of quadruplets.
     
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    The first American Joe's actually opened its doors in 1972 and most people, because of its service and theme, think that it's derivative of Abe and Louie's.

    But it's not.


    It's its own thing.
     
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    While moonshine is most commonly known and used to describe a type of alcohol or being term to describe smuggling of booze during prohibition, it also has another definition. Moonshine can be used to define somebody who is speaking foolishly or who has a foolish idea.
     
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    Almost every arcade company that makes a driving game in Arcades has to pay a royalty to Atari for the Force Feedback Technology they use. (Except Sega, they use their own design)
     
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    Botanically, Bananas classify as an herb
     
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    the Sega 32X was a failed add-on to the Sega Genesis that gave at the time new 3D graphics to battle the Super Nintendo console. the unit was a hassle to connect to the Genesis because it was not a simple 'insert and enjoy'. it had 2 cables to connect the 32X to the Genesis and to the t.v. and both needed two AC power adapter. there are only a couple dozen games available for the 32X. most well known are Knuckles Chaotix, Doom and Virtua Fighter.

    many people may not know this (except possibly video game collectors) but, when the Sega 32X was released, Sega had plans to release a console called Sega Neptune which was a stand alone 32X system. which the Angry Video Game Nerd commented about on how "the 32X should have been to begin with." it was scrapped in favor of the Sega Saturn.