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meffin 19-03-14 11:01 AM

Buzzfeed thread
As there's generally quite a few interesting/weird articles on Buzzfeed, i thought i'd start a dedicated thread.

Saw this one today, found it interesting. Also a good introduction for people who haven't used Buzzfeed before.

"77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True"

Feel free to add anything you find.

Subby 21-03-14 03:33 PM

I will check this out later on...cheers :handshake:

meffin 22-03-14 10:25 AM

5 Creepy Cartoon Fan Theories That Make Way Too Much Sense

meffin 22-03-14 10:26 AM

60 Food Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

1. The oldest evidence for soup is from 6,000 B.C. and calls for hippopotamus and sparrow meat.
2. Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips.

3. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
4. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
5. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
6. Consuming dairy may cause acne.

7. Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.
8. Central Appalachia’s tooth decay problem is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, due to the beverage’s popularity in the region.
9. Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.
10. Oklahoma’s state vegetable is the watermelon.
11. One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas.

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12. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.
13. Real aged balsamic vinegar actually costs anywhere from $75 to $400 or more.
14. Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.
15. The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to make.
16. The winner of the 2013 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest consumed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
17. The Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea offer doughnut flavors such as Kimchi Croquette and Glazed Garlic.

18. Chocolate was once used as currency.
19. There is an amusement park in Tokyo that offers Raw Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream.
20. The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.
21. A Cinnabon® Classic has less sugar than a 20-oz. bottle of Pepsi.
22. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc., is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.

23. Humans are born craving sugar.
24. Radishes are members of the same family as cabbages.
25. The red food-coloring carmine — used in Skittles and other candies — is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.
26. Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia that is purposely infested with maggots.
27. The softening agent L-cysteine — used in some bread — is made from human hair and duck feathers.
28. The potentially fatal brain mushroom is considered a delicacy in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the upper Great Lakes region of North America.

29. If improperly prepared, fugu, or puffer fish, can kill you since it contains a toxin 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.
30. It is almost impossible to find out what all the ingredients are that Papa John’s uses in its pizzas.
31. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
32. Milt, which is a delicacy around the world, is fish sperm.
33. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.

34. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.
35. Three plates of food at a Chinese buffet will net you about 3,000 calories.
36. To make jelly beans shiny, shellac is used, which is made from Kerria lacca insect excretions.
37. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
38. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.

39. Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.
40. Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes.
41. No matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.
42. The most expensive fruit in the world is the Japanese Yubari cantaloupe, and two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.
43. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
44. When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen.
45. Eating bananas can help fight depression.
46. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but rechristened by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”
47. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

48. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
49. Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurants were created by the inventor of the Atari video game system, Nolan Bushnell.
50. The twists in pretzels are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer.

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51. “SPAM” is short for spiced ham.
52. To add nutrition, a lot of milk, juice, and yogurts enrich the food with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. In other words, your OJ contains fish oil.
53. There’s an enzyme in pineapple called bromelain that helps to break down proteins and can also ruin your tastebuds.
54. Apples float in water, because 25% of their volume is made of air.
55. The popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
56. Crackers, like Saltines, have small holes in them to prevent air bubbles from ruining the baking process.
57. The reason why peppers taste hot is because of a chemical compound called capsaicin, which bonds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned.
58. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.
59. There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, and if you tried a new variety each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.
60. The most popular carrots used to be purple.

meffin 22-03-14 10:37 AM

57 Fascinating Business Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

1. Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever.
2. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
3. “Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”
4. Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
5. Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
6. Dasani water is just purified tap water; it doesn’t come from a natural spring.
7. One in 10 Europeans are conceived in an Ikea bed.
8. Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”
9. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.

10. The iPad 2 would cost $1,140 if it were made in America.
11. Taco Bell has proved to be a huge flop in Mexico, as Mexicans were confused by the Americanization of their traditional cuisine.
12. Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.
13. Cereal is the second-largest advertiser on television today, behind automobiles.
14. Google was originally called BackRub.

15. Pepsi got its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
16. U.S. corporations are reportedly hiding $1.6 trillion in profits offshore.
17. employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.
18. Speaking of Amazon, it also owns Zappos, ShopBop, Goodreads, and
19. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored.

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20. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.
21. Samsung accounts for 20% of Korea’s gross domestic product.
22. Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox.
23. The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
24. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.

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25. Changing the U.S. $1 bill for a $1 coin would save the U.S. $4.4 billion in 30 years.
26. The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
27. If Bill Gates were a country, he’d be the 37th richest on earth.
28. Sixty-four percent of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social media content.
29. McDonald’s first menu items were hot dogs, not hamburgers.

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30. The actor who played the “Marlboro man” died of lung cancer.
31. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
32. Starbucks spends more on health care insurance for its employees ($300 million) than on coffee beans.
33. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
34. Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness.

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35. Apple had a third founder, Ronald Wayne, who had a 10% stake in the company. He left the fledgling company after 12 days and forfeited his shares for $2,300 (about $9,600 today).
36. Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, ate a spoonful of the stuff every morning.
37. Seventy percent of small businesses are owned and operated by a single person.
38. Each week nearly one-third of the U.S. population visits a Walmart.
39. Victoria’s Secret is the most followed retailer on Instagram.

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40. In iPhone ads, the time is always 9:42 a.m. or 9:41 a.m., because Apple events start at 9 a.m. and big product reveals generally happen 40 minutes into the presentation.
41. The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time. The iPhone is second.
42. Steve Jobs is credited as an executive producer on Toy Story.
43. One in eight American workers have been employed by McDonald’s.
44. In 2000, Coca-Cola launched a stealth campaign against water called “Just say no to H2O.”
45. The Volkswagen group owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche.

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46. Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty.
47. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo used to work as an improv comedian, including a stint at the legendary Second City in Chicago.
48. YouTube broadcasts about one-third of the U.S.’s multimedia entertainment.
49. The world’s 100 richest people earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty four times over.
50. The average smartphone user checks Facebook 14 times a day.
51. More than 80 million “mouse ears” have been sold at Walt Disney World to date.

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52. The Asia Tiger Funds’ stock symbol is GRR.
53. Gambling generates more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recorded music combined.
54. You can purchase large sheets of uncut U.S. currency through the mail.
55. Tom’s of Maine is owned by Colgate-Palmolive.
56. The “Mayfair” filter in Instagram generates the most likes.
57. A customer in a wheelchair successfully sued Chipotle in 2010, claiming its tall ordering counter denied him from seeing the “Chipotle experience.”

ChesterDave 22-03-14 10:54 AM

I can't think why 39 is true :-D

Kenneth 22-03-14 12:36 PM

They must be very busy.

meffin 03-04-14 07:11 PM

this is great

Muddled 03-04-14 07:25 PM

Ken M and the Nirvana one had me belly laughing.

Muddled 20-05-14 07:31 PM

If Danny Dyer's Tweets were motivational posters ...

PTP 28-05-14 03:52 PM

amazing :haha:

paulg 04-06-14 01:06 PM


Kenneth 04-06-14 05:58 PM


Alex 05-06-14 12:53 PM


meffin 16-07-14 03:42 PM

8th Grade Metal Band Gets $1.7 Million Contract From Sony

:rock: :rock:

They aren't actually very good- but for 13 year olds- its pretty good!

meffin 10-09-14 02:43 PM

The 14 Absolute Creepiest Places To Visit In The United States

Muddled 05-12-14 01:43 PM


It was shit.

Alex 05-12-14 02:07 PM

Everyone take a look at what Muddled did there.

Learn from it.


Assassin 05-12-14 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Alex (Post 3022245)
Everyone take a look at what Muddled did there.

Learn from it.


You still havent learnt then :stir:

Pablo 05-12-14 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Alex (Post 3022245)
Everyone take a look at what Muddled did there.

Learn from it.



Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs (Post 3021725)
You're also an absolute prick.

I'm just going to reply to every one of your posts with that quote from now on :D

Muddled 14-02-15 05:55 PM

Ken M ...

Muddled 14-02-15 05:57 PM

Muddled 14-02-15 06:00 PM

Lee 15-02-15 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Muddled (Post 3064748)

:haha: :haha:

Brilliant. :rock:

Kenneth 15-02-15 03:58 PM

They're funny. The terra cota warriors, the juicer and the Deer ones are great.

Vermilion 16-02-15 08:09 AM

Just a coincidence he's called Ken then ? That comment about the Mars rover sounds very familiar. :D

ChesterDave 20-02-15 08:09 PM

Muddled 27-03-15 05:35 PM

EDIT: Don't waste your time.

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