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Posted Mar 3, '13 at 3:17am

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,340 posts

are you drawing from the fact that some people pronounce herb 'erb?


That's the correct pronunciation of the word, unless you're referring to the name Herb, which is pronounced phonetically. It's one of those words that changes pronunciation when capitalized, like job or polish.
 

Posted Mar 3, '13 at 6:26pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,761 posts

Doesn't that just apply to words beginning with a vowel...are you drawing from the fact that some people pronounce herb 'erb?


Actually, most words that start with an H and then a vowel following should be said as "an *insert h-vowel word here*"
 

Posted Mar 3, '13 at 6:33pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,340 posts

Actually, most words that start with an H and then a vowel following should be said as "an *insert h-vowel word here*"


This is true if you live in the East End of London.
 

Posted Mar 3, '13 at 7:57pm

xeano321

xeano321

3,037 posts

Knight

are you drawing from the fact that some people pronounce herb 'erb?


I knew an old guy named Herb (Short for Herbert I guess.) He got all mad at my sister for calling him 'erb instead of Herb.
 

Posted Mar 3, '13 at 8:12pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

2,534 posts

here's a fun fact for you:

the part of the brain that does math is also the part that deals with pain, so in a way, math does cause physical pain.

-Blade

 

Posted Mar 3, '13 at 10:10pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

4,749 posts

more facts!

-U.S. patent #4 429 685 was issued for a "Method of Growing Unicorns"
-Technically speaking, coffee is a fruit juice.
-Every day your eyes are closed for 30 minutes just from blinking
-The Queen is the only person in Britain legally allowed to eat a swan.
-It takes 2 hours to hard-boil an ostrich egg.
-Every year about 7000 people are injured from falling off chairs.
-About 2000 are injured every year from trying to pry frozen foods apart
-Cotton swabs cause more injures than razor blades
-More than 6000 Americans are injured every year from toilet seats

 

Posted Mar 4, '13 at 12:49am

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,340 posts

-U.S. patent #4 429 685 was issued for a "Method of Growing Unicorns"


And this is the man who patented it.

http://www.havelshouseofhistory.com/Zell%20Ravenheart,%20Oberon.jpg

No joke.

-Technically speaking, coffee is a fruit juice.


So is corn syrup. Keep that in mind next time you're drinking a Coke.
 

Posted Mar 4, '13 at 8:27am

lord0ftiki

lord0ftiki

1,055 posts

Less than 7% of people deliberately run over animals on the road.
The calories of sitting watching TV for 330 hours are equal to half an hour of boxing.

 

Posted Mar 4, '13 at 7:30pm

blk2860

blk2860

10,699 posts

Fiddling with your thumbs all day at school/work is equal to the amount of exercise and weight loss as a thirty minute run.

Dogs eat more people than wolves yearly.

Now for the jokes:

You can't spell therapist without the rapists! Heh heh.

 

Posted Mar 4, '13 at 7:51pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

4,749 posts

-There are more English-speaking people living in India then in the U.S, U.K and Canada combined.
-Cites take up 2% of Earths surface, but consume 75% of the resources.
-3000 people are hospitalized every year after tripping over laundry baskets.
-Big Ben once lost five minutes when a flock of birds landed on the minute hand.
-About 150 injuries occur every year from dustpans.
-Every year, there are about 60 000 trampoline injuries in the U.S.
-The average person will grow 6.5 feet of nose hair in their lifetime.
-Sound travels 15 times faster through steel then through air.
-A diamond heated to 760°C will completely vaporize. Not even ashes will remain.
-The milk seen in TV commercials is usually a mixture of white paint and turpentine.
-An average of two people die every year from farts.

 
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