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Old 04-02-2012, 05:58   #91
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

When I was about 14 or so I rode my bike to my sisters house and a bunch of older kids and I tore down an old garage, after which I got to have a beer. I rode my bike home and my mom asked me something then "when did you leave?" "I answered I left there just before I got here" BUSTED.
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I did just remember something I was thinking when I was very young. I remember being in the back seat of a car when my parents were driving around and passed by a marina. I looked at all the sailboats with the masts up in the air and the cables going all over the place (standing rigging). I couldn't help but wonder how all those cables could go everywhere and not get tangled up with each other. Because of this, I was thinking the sailboats took a while to get untangled in order to get used.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:48   #93
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Being yet another Leftie, as a kid in elementary school I always used to wonder why none of the other kids weren't actually writing anything when I had to. They obviously had to be pretending, if they were really writing they'd have ink all over the side of their hands like me...

Also being an inquisitive little bugger I used to take apart any device or gizmo I could get my hands on... This led to many of my parents expensive brand new 1989 portable phones and no longer functioning... oopps , I had to see where the electricity was coming from...
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At age 6 I decided to help my parents out and water the family room carpet with the garden hose... The carpet was green and I thought it needed to grow longer... buahhaha.

Also along with taking every thing apart I had to have the tools to do so which I constantly stole from my dads toolboxes. He could never get anything done because I was constantly loosing tools because I liked to hide them in the heater vents in my room...
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When transistor radio's first came out, Mt father used to tell my eldest sister to turn it off as she was wasting electricity,
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Mother-in-law of my son had a moment of wisdom when my son was listing the different dinosaur names like tyrannosaurus rex etc etc. she said "That's all fine but what if in those days they had different names for them to what we do now!!!!!".....DOH!!!!!
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My own ex-mother-in-law came to my then girlfriends aid when her sewing machine would not work even though plugged in and switched on. I had given up and was ready to check the fuses.
She looked at the extension lead and said 'there is a knot in it', so naturally i said 'won't make any difference!!!' Yep she undone it and it worked fine.
Now i always thought electricity could travel through knots????????
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I grew up in the warm State of Arizona. During the winter months visitors, typically older retirees from up in the northern states, come down south and stay for a few months. They are affectionately known as "Snow Birds".
I went to college in Tucson, AZ and one day my girlfriend and I went to the zoo. We were in the aviary when this little old lady walks up to my girlfriend and introduces herself as visiting from Minnesota. She had heard about snowbirds and came to the aviary to see what they looked like. We both laughed and politely suggested that she go home and look in the mirror.
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

My room mate in college once asked me why some rum is dark and other is clear or white. I responded, " Dark rum is made with brown sugar, white rum is make with white sugar."

I wonder how many people with Google rum to find out the real reason.
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When I was 5, I explained to my dad's girlfriend that concrete things can float. She, unfortunately, was too dense to float.
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In the Navy, we would have fun with the Newbies....

We'd make them stand on the bow of an Aircraft Carrier, fully donned with a boat hook and life preserver, to stand the 'Mail Buoy Watch'. At night we'd give them a flashlight too. Amazing how long they would stand there, with the carrier doing 35 knots...

We'd also send them down to the galley to pick up about 50 feet of mess line.
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That production boats that start with "H" were crap. Turned out that was so wrong it was funny!
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In the Navy, we would have fun with the Newbies....

We'd make them stand on the bow of an Aircraft Carrier, fully donned with a boat hook and life preserver, to stand the 'Mail Buoy Watch'. At night we'd give them a flashlight too. Amazing how long they would stand there, with the carrier doing 35 knots...

We'd also send them down to the galley to pick up about 50 feet of mess line.
We would get a large number up on the upper deck to view the arctic circle!
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