Dumbfacts.com - repost from 10 years ago probably

JohnCU

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Okay, so in the last couple of minutes, I've learned that:

- the white powder on chewing gum is crushed marble
- they have square watermelons in japan
- cornell made a guitar using nanotechnology that is smaller than a blood vessel.


all were verified true.

am i the last one to find this?
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
Okay, so in the last couple of minutes, I've learned that:

- the white powder on chewing gum is crushed marble
- they have square watermelons in japan
- cornell made a guitar using nanotechnology that is smaller than a blood vessel.


all were verified true.

am i the last one to find this?

i hate the that site. it looks like a 5 yr old designed it.
 

Spineshank

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I knew bout the watermelon but only because someone i work with used to live there.
 

ForumMaster

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you guys have sqaure watermelons in the US too. it's not common, but it can be found. i remember reading an article in the newspaper about how they make it.
 

Q

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There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
Glad I don't drink coffee
 

Greenman

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Originally posted by: Quintox
There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
Glad I don't drink coffee

You do understand that pure water will cause cancer in rats right?
 

elektrolokomotive

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Originally posted by: Quintox
Crushed marble? I thought it was powered sugar

I'm not so sure it's crushed marble, either. It's not sweet, so probably corn starch to keep the gum from sticking together.
 

JohnCU

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Originally posted by: elektrolokomotive
Originally posted by: Quintox
Crushed marble? I thought it was powered sugar

I'm not so sure it's crushed marble, either. It's not sweet, so probably corn starch to keep the gum from sticking together.

crushed marble = calcium carbonate and they sweeten it.