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TabinRivCA

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The entire world's population could fit inside Los Angeles.
The world's total population is more than 7.5 billion. And obviously, that number sounds huge. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles, according to National Geographic.
 

TabinRivCA

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Around 1 out of 200 men are direct descendents of Kenghis Kahn.
During his lifetime between 1162 and 1227, Genghis Khan fathered countless children. And while we may never know exactly how many offspring the leader of the Mongol Empire had, scientists now believe that around 1 in every 200 men—AKA 16 million people—are a direct descendant of his, according to a 2003 historical genetics paper.
 
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In Britain, John Greenwood opened the first bus line in Britain in Manchester in 1824. His pioneering idea was to offer a service where, unlike with a stagecoach, no prior booking was necessary and the driver would pick up or set down passengers anywhere on request.

A Paris omnibus in 1828
The Paris omnibus was started in 1828 by a businessman named Stanislas Baudry, who had begun the first French omnibus line in Nantes in 1826, using two spring-suspended carriages, each for 16 passengers.[5] Following success in Nantes, Baudry moved to Paris and founded the Enterprise des Omnibus on rue de Lancre, with workshops on the quai de Jemmapes. In 1827 he commissioned an English coach-maker, George Shillibeer, to design a vehicle that could be stable and carry a large number of passengers. Shillibeer's design worked. On 28 April 1828, the first Paris omnibus began service, running every fifteen minutes between La Madeleine and la Bastille. Before long, there were one hundred omnibuses in service, with eighteen different itineraries.
 
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Lynx

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The X in X Ray is of the Algebraic formula. The person who discovered X Ray's did this to signify he did not know how his discovery worked. So it's real name is "I dont know how this works ray"
Reminds me of manna. "Manna" is literally translated as "what" because the Israelites had no idea what it was. So for forty years they were eating "What?"
 

ArtsieSteph

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Apparently pigeons can see 360 degrees! Which is awesome to keep the little guys from keeping snuck you on.
 

Kojikun

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I think that really just goes to show that there's something in human nature that wants violence. Maybe having it available in video games is preferable to having people enacting such things in real life.
In a narrative whether it be a video game other media struggle needs to be there for a proper story. I enjoy a good action or Super hero movie or game. I also enjoy fighting games(the non gory ones) I think the struggle and overcoming adversity is not only essential in fiction but also in reality. Of course as Christian's we have a big advantage.
 

Lanolin

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Ripleys believe it or not....

Doesn't seem to have an entry on Jesus Christ rising from the dead. It has all these other crazy things you cant quite believe, but not this fact.

Lets write to them and say they are leaving out vital information.
 
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The entire world's population could fit inside Los Angeles.
The world's total population is more than 7.5 billion. And obviously, that number sounds huge. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles, according to National Geographic.
We sure don't want that do we, Tab! :LOL:
 
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I think that really just goes to show that there's something in human nature that wants violence. Maybe having it available in video games is preferable to having people enacting such things in real life.
I think it's when people get bored and want to experience something exciting and daring so they do something they shouldn't. Also anger triggers it of course.
 

Poinsetta

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I love gifs and it’s almost my birthday I like to save lives 😄😁😁😁😄😄😄😄😄
 

Poinsetta

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😄😄😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😄😄😄😄😄😄😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😄😄😁😄
 

Kojikun

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Batman was made in the 1930s by Bob Kane for Detective Comics. His creation was inspired by Zorro. The movie Martha and Thomas Wayne see the night of there deaths was The Mask of Zorro.
 

ArtsieSteph

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Whales don’t have teeth, they have a fibrous substance called baleen in their mouths. They eat small shrimp called krill and filter feed through those fibers. If remember correctly it’s the same material as hair and nails
 

ArtsieSteph

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Cats don’t usually meow at other cats, it’s actually a kitten behavior that they reserve for trying to get attention from non cats