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One can hypnotize a chicken by holding its head against the ground and drawing a line straight outward from its beak.
The Bible does not contain the word bible.
In Nevada, U.S. Route 50 is known as “The Loneliest Road in America.” Because of the barren terrain and low traffic,
AAA warns its member to stay off the road unless they’re sure of their survival skills.
There are only five towns along the road, and all of them offer “Route 50 Survival Kits.”
Stop in all five and you’ll get a survival certificate signed by the governor.
Captain Kirk never actually said “Beam me up, Scotty” in any Star Trek episode or movie.
If you want to be really, really alone, head for 48°52.6'S 123°23.6'W in the South Pacific Ocean.
That’s “Point Nemo,” the point in the ocean farthest from any land.
You’ll be in the middle of 22,405,411 square kilometers of ocean, an area larger than the entire former Soviet Union.
The point on land farthest from any ocean is at 46°16.8'N 86°40.2'E, outside the Chinese city of Urumqi,
in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert. It’s 1,645 miles from the nearest coastline.
Emmy Award trophies are made at the maximum-security El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas.
Playboy Playmate of the Month modeling payouts:
The Nike “swoosh” logo was created by Carolyn Davidson, a freelance graphic design student, in 1971.
She was paid $35.
What’s the largest living thing in the world? It depends:
Savannah elephants get up to 26,400 pounds, and of course some land dinosaurs were far larger.
In the ocean, the blue whale can reach 100 feet and weigh 150 tons. It’s thought to be the largest animal that’s ever lived.
There’s a fungus in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest that fills 2,200 acres, but technically it’s not one individual organism.
Likewise, there are some stands of aspens that grow from one gigantic root system. One covers 200 acres and weighs an estimated 6,600 tons.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stretches for 2000 kilometers — it’s not a single creature, but it’s certainly the world’s largest “superorganism.”
The overall winning candidate is probably a tree, California’s “General Sherman.” It’s 274 feet tall and 36 feet thick at the base, with a trunk volume of 1,487 cubic meters.
The largest bacterium ever discovered, by the way, is Thiomargarita namibiensis — it grows to 0.75 mm in diameter, which means you can see it with the naked eye. Eww.
In high school, Robin Williams was voted “most likely not to succeed.”
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, while having existed in secrecy for hundreds of years, only recently came into the mainstream when this letter was published in May 2005.
With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshippers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.
Some claim that the church is purely a thought experiment, satire, illustrating that Intelligent Design is not science, but rather a pseudoscience manufactured by Christians to push Creationism into public schools. These people are mistaken.
The Church of FSM is real, totally legit, and backed by hard science. Anything that comes across as humor or satire is purely coincidental.
Pastafarianism is a real religion.
Most of us do not believe a religion – Christianity, Islam, Pastafarianiasm – requires literal belief in order to provide spiritual enlightenment.
That is, we can be part of a community without becoming indoctrinated. There are many levels of belief.
By design, the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma.
That is, there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes.
To outsiders it makes us hard to define, but here are some general things that can be said about our beliefs:
We believe pirates, the original Pastafarians, were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today:
We are fond of beer
Every Friday is a Religious Holiday
We do not take ourselves too seriously
'We embrace contradictions (though in that we are hardly unique)
Although our scientists, theologians, astrologers and chefs are still working on the full Pastafarian Horoscope we can let you know your Pirate Animal Totem.
These are calculated on the basis of the orbit of Pluto (who as a Dwarf Planet is holy to the FSM) but by a strange coincidence happen to correspond quite closely to our calendar.
Jan 1 - 15 Octopus
Jan 15-31 Sloth
Feb 1 - 15 Blobfish
Feb 16-29 Narwhal
Mar 1 - 15 Sea Monkey
Mar 16-31 Wolverine
April 1 - 15 Wombat
April 16-30 Parrot
May 1 - 15 Squirrel
May 16-31 Yak
June 1 - 15 Weasel
June 16-30 Blue-footed Booby
July 1 - 15 Unicorn
July 16-31 Platypus
Aug 1 - 15 Aardvark
Aug 16 - 31 Ferret
Sept 1 - 15 Gerbil
Sept 16 - 30 Tarantula
Oct 1 - 15 Amoeba
Oct 16-31 Honey Badger
Nov 1 - 15 Albatross
Nov 16-30 Blue Whale
Dec 1 - 15 Dodo
Dec 16 - 31 Newt
" I'm 87 years old...I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there's nothing. Like there was before I was born. I'm not really into religion, they're all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you've interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call..... Hey, brother. That's great, man. Yeah, I'm being interviewed... We're talking about nothing. I've got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He's stopped asking questions."
~ HARRY DEAN STANTON
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