News

Post a fact that, through experience, you are [sometimes painfully] aware of

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by wax, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
    Advising Moderator

    Jul 20, 2003
    45,340
    SFPD
    Full Name:
    Dirty Harry
    Just "learnt" these facts today;

    Wet grass on a grassy knoll is not only slippery, it can twist ankles and knees. Very sneaky, that wet grass, which apparently reaches the zenith of it's "witching hour" at 4:25 a.m..

    There are over 28 quadrillion feathers in a Ralph Lauren pillow. The devil is or was a seamstress in a pillow sweatshop. Not a good seamstress, mind you, but, a seamstress nonetheless.
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Oct 8, 2005
    55,072
    Las Vegas Nevada
    Full Name:
    Jerry
    A spatula, after being used to grill several cheeseburgers, is often times very hot to the touch.
     
  4. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 19, 2006
    11,864
    Illinois
    Full Name:
    John
    Very hot glass looks just like cold glass.
     
  5. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,546
    Las Vegas, NV
    Full Name:
    Ryan Alexander
    FedEx Overnight delivery for a single-page document envelope, bound for a ZIP only 300 miles away, with 10:30am delivery, is $35.

    For 8:00am delivery it is $105.
     
  6. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
    Global Moderator Owner

    Nov 26, 2001
    24,994
    E ' ' '/ F
    Full Name:
    Chris P. Bakon
    Chains and a big bolt/washer will NOT restrain a coil spring on the 57 Chevy front suspension.

    Furthermore, broken chain and large coil spring make BIG holes in garage walls.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. Devilsolsi

    Devilsolsi F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    Mar 1, 2007
    6,500
    MD
    Full Name:
    Alex
    not dumping the ashes/grease from under the grill can be a fire hazard..
     
  9. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

    Dec 20, 2003
    10,918
    NJ
    Full Name:
    Chris
    Nothing is or ever will be perfect, no matter how hard you try
     
  10. ItaliaF1

    ItaliaF1 F1 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2005
    4,948
    Nashville,TN
    Full Name:
    John Burrow
    UPS shipment tracking is sometimes only updated in the evening, which caused me to spend hours on the phone with customer service wondering why my camera gear had been "out for delivery" since 4:51 AM.
     
  11. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    LOL....been der, done dat !!!
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. mseals

    mseals Global Moderator
    Global Moderator Owner

    Sep 9, 2007
    24,468
    Kuwait
    Full Name:
    Mike Seals
    You should NEVER underestimate the collective power of a group of idiots.

    Mike in Kuwait
     
  14. Erich

    Erich Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2003
    1,138
    Poway CA
    Full Name:
    Erich Coiner
    If you gas weld a flange onto a piece of tubing held vertically in a vise, the coolest spot is NOT at the bottom, open end of the tube.............
     
  15. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    A wet bird never flies at night!
     
  16. rollsorferrari?

    rollsorferrari? F1 Veteran

    Jun 5, 2006
    9,847
    St. Louis
    Full Name:
    Scott
    90% of the math i have learned thus far in college i am 90% sure i will never have to use in real life.
     
  17. sduke

    sduke Formula Junior

    Mar 10, 2003
    825
    The Hub City, Texas
    Full Name:
    Steven D
    Even after completely evacuating an A/C system, there is often a surprising burp of gas and oil that will inevitably find your face. Especially if you are under a dash with no way to escape.
     
  18. fastback33

    fastback33 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 8, 2004
    1,828
    Wire tie everything.
     
  19. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jun 30, 2007
    72,318
    100% of the math I thought I'd never use could have been used to make me a lot of money.
     
  20. teak360

    teak360 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 3, 2003
    9,905
    Boulder, CO
    Full Name:
    Scott
    1. If you keep the nailgun trigger pulled at all times, it is possible to put a 16p nail through your friends femur into his tibia...thus nailing the knee at a 90 degree angle.
    2. If you use cement coated nails you can't pull them out of human bone, even using vise grips.
     
  21. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2002
    6,588
    Bay Area, CA
    Full Name:
    Ben Cannon
    A TV remote, hurled with enough anger, can break a nose and leave a lifelong scar.
    A wooden clog, hurled with enough anger, can fracture a skull at 20 feet.
    A .50 caliber round will punch a hole through a BMW sport wheel as if it was made of styrofoam.
     
  22. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
    39,651
    95370
    Full Name:
    PeterS
    Once you realize that life in general REALLY sucks, things will get better and stay that way.
     
  23. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 15, 2006
    26,282
    Phoenix
    Full Name:
    AG
    #20 agup48, Jun 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
    Only your things didn't change Peter. Although, I noticed a downwards posting of your Rants. It makes me sad. :(

    Oh, and my experience, A Wii Wiimote has a string to tie around your hand for a reason. Although I didn't break the tv, I almost broke my toe.
     
  24. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie
    Consultant

    Dec 26, 2001
    4,869
    Full Name:
    ~Red~
    A glass pitcher full of water and ice should not be left near the edge of a table so a redheaded child could attempt to pour his own glass of water at the ripe age of 2.



    But chicks do dig scars, so..
     
  25. texasmr2

    texasmr2 F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Oct 22, 2007
    18,347
    Houston
    Full Name:
    Gregg
    Make sure your not holding the wrong end of a staple gun, OUCH!!
     
  26. AntonyR

    AntonyR F1 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2004
    5,328
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Antony
    where ever you go, there you are


    Antony
     
  27. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,546
    Las Vegas, NV
    Full Name:
    Ryan Alexander
    #24 ryalex, Jun 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
    - If you have to choose between falling off a horse and having the horse run into a barn - slamming you into the doorway and onto the ground anyway - just fall off the horse.

    - If you travel overseas and think you're clever for using cards and not having to carry cash, be sure to "unlock" your credit and debit cards for international use (if necessary, call your banker to verify) by calling your bank while you're in America. For some reason when you're yelling at them from a train station in Switzerland and you have only 4 francs cash and you are unable to use any of your credit cards, they still will not "unlock" them for you.

    - Swiss bus drivers might let you ride the bus for free if you get on and say pathetically, "ich habe nicht kliengelt..."

    - Toothpaste and "feminine creams" are sold in similar plastic tubing and it is often worth turning on the light to see what you're putting on your toothbrush.

    - Make sure there is toilet paper before you sit down.

    - Unsupervised 18 month olds can pull a Mercedes transmission into gear (my friend learned that one, with my car).

    - Don't store bleach in water bottles.

    - If you're living on a tropical island and something is tickling your arm in the middle of the night, you think it might just be a cockroach, it's not. It's a huge centipede.

    - In LA, parking is probably cash only.

    - "Tire warranty" might be the most worthless combination of words in the English language.

    - Don't interview for a job you don't want because you might get it.
     
  28. testarob

    testarob F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2006
    2,503
    Debary, Florida
    Full Name:
    Rob
    #25 testarob, Jun 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
    When pushing a stalled vehicle, once some speed is attained, it is best to be alerted by the person driving said vehicle BEFORE they apply brakes (despite whatever furry creature runs in their path). Grill marks on forehead do go away eventually.
     

Share This Page