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

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  1. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    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.
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  3. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
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    A spatula, after being used to grill several cheeseburgers, is often times very hot to the touch.
  4. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS F1 World Champ
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    Very hot glass looks just like cold glass.
  5. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    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

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    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.
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  8. Devilsolsi

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    not dumping the ashes/grease from under the grill can be a fire hazard..
  9. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    Nothing is or ever will be perfect, no matter how hard you try
  10. ItaliaF1

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    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 !!!
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  13. mseals

    mseals Global Moderator
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    You should NEVER underestimate the collective power of a group of idiots.

    Mike in Kuwait
  14. Erich

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    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

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    A wet bird never flies at night!
  16. rollsorferrari?

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    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

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    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

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    Wire tie everything.
  19. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    100% of the math I thought I'd never use could have been used to make me a lot of money.
  20. teak360

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    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

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    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
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    Once you realize that life in general REALLY sucks, things will get better and stay that way.
  23. agup48

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    #20 agup48, Jun 20, 2008
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    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

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    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

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    Make sure your not holding the wrong end of a staple gun, OUCH!!
  26. AntonyR

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    where ever you go, there you are

  27. ryalex

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    #24 ryalex, Jun 20, 2008
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    - 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

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    #25 testarob, Jun 20, 2008
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    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.

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