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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Waterlily, Oct 6, 2013.


  1. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    Just been reading some fascinating "did you know" facts and found this one :huh:


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    This stuffs right up my alley :D so feel free to share other natural phenomenons :)
     
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    CaliDog Greedy Mummy Bear!

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    Wow that's really interesting, unfortunately I don't have any to share :eek: but couldn't read and run, think am going to research that a bit more too :D
     
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    Wow!!! That's super interesting! Great find!

    Only natural phenomenon that is really mind boggling are those weather lightening ball things, they are totally random (I see it on a weather programme once) :) xx
     
  4. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    That's interesting although not so good for the birds etc.

    There is a place I used to go as a child and I also took my own children, it was Mother Shiptons cave in Knaresborough, we could hang things on the line over the petrfiying well and after a few weeks they would be turned to stone, I guess it must be the same type of high alkaline as in the lake in Africa.
     
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    Waterlily Amused

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    Exists its just still a mystery how :)
     
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    Great thread Hun :) very interesting bits x
     
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    I think the programme was worlds weirdest weather, give it a watch :) xx
     
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    Waterlily Amused

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    I'll deffo look it up I can spend hours researching and reading this type of stuff :eek:
     
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    You'll love that programme then Hun they talk about fire tornados and everything very weird stuff but all natural xxx
     
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    Not sure if this is the type of thing you like, but here we go:

    Nutmeg is poisonous

    Nutmeg is a hallucinigenic drug which is regularly used to flavor such lovely things as custard tarts and fruit cakes. It is also a poison which will kill you while you suffer a variety of extremely revolting (and one or two not-so-revolting) side-effects on the way. Ingesting 2 grams of nutmeg will give you similar feelings to having taken amphetamines (the not-so-revolting side-effect) but will also cause nausea, fever, and headaches. Ingesting 7.5 grams will cause convulsions, and eating 10 grams will cause hallucinations. Eating a whole nutmeg can lead to “nutmeg psychosis” which includes feelings of impending doom, confusion, and agitation. There have been two recorded cases of death by nutmeg (one in 1908 and one in 2001).

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    The Bombardier beetle shoots boiling liquid as a defense mechanism

    The incredibly complex bombardier beetle has an amazing and unique ability: when threatened it shoots boiling hot chemicals from its abdomen up to 70 times rapidly. The liquid is a combination of hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinones which join together inside the beetle causing a chemical reaction. The liquid is fatal to small insects and creatures and can be very painful to humans.

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    Summersky PetForums VIP

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    Very interesting thread!

    So glad I don't like nutmeg.
     
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    OMG I'm actually in shock lol x
     
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    Waterlily Amused

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    One more before I go to sleep :D

    Everything you never wanted to know about the mites that eat, crawl, and have sex on your face : Not Exactly Rocket Science

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    more in the link :001_tongue:
     
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    Waterlily Amused

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    My work is done.. goodnight noodle :) :D ;) lol
     
  18. Cheryl89

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    Hahaha OMG :(

    Love that word noodle it's fab, night sweetie (and thank you!!!!!!) lol xxx
     
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    Feeling all itchy and a bit sick :(

    *shudders* I know I'll be dreaming of tiny crawlies tonight now, or more likely, not be able to sleep tonight.

    Sometimes science works out to be more scary then a horror film:eek:
     
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