Did you know.....

  1. This is such an opened ended way to start a sentence/question. My husband's boss (in his late 70's or early 80's)will tell my husband random facts starting with this phrase.

    I love to hear random facts so if someone has a "Did you know..." they would like to share,
    I am all ears.
    Last edit by Joe V on May 2, '17
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  3. by   Ted
    Did you know. . . . that there were two versions of the movie, Dune? (I like the one with singer/musician, Sting, in it, the first version.)
  4. by   Davey Do
    Did You Know... that we are our own Temporal Progeny? If you read a Recent Post of Mine, in which I referred to Temporal Progeny, You May Know. However, for those who are just now Tuning In, I'll give a Little Background on The Subject:

    I believe Temporal Progeny was coined by Dr. Daniel Gilbert in his Classic Book, "Stumbling on Happiness". Basically, in my own Conceptual Wording, the Present Us makes plans for the Future Us. The Present Us can look back on the Past Us and see where we've been. The Present Us are like the Children of the Past Us and are usually critical of the Past Us.

    Hey- Did You Know that I have no BOLD or ITALICS or UNDERLINE Icons on my Message Area? Did You Know that I used Quotation Marks instead of Underlining the Book Title?

    While we're on these Did You Knows, and I made reference to my Temporal Progeny, I was thinking about the time I bought the Blue Funk, my antique Chevy pickup. Did You Know, that at the time, that I Didn't Know where the Battery or Brake Master Cylinder was located? Nowadays most every Vehicle has both in the Engine Compartment area. But way back when, the Master Cylinder was under the Driver's Side Floorpan and the Battery was under the Passenger Side Floorpan.

    Did you know that Bonnie Paker, of Bonnie and Clyde fame, was severly burnt by battery acid in an MVA? I surmise that when the car rolled over, Bonnie was in the passenger seat, the Battery was under her Floorboard, and she was burned by acid leaking from a damaged Battery.

    Did You Realize (Know) that I used a more Temporary Term in reference to the Floor of the Vehicle? In the past they were referred to as Floorpans. A more common reference nowadays is Floorboards. Or so it would seem.

    Okay- that's Enough.

    Bye bye.

    Davey (Whoop Dee) Do
    Last edit by Davey Do on Aug 23, '12 : Reason: Did You Know that I had a Closed Head Injury in 1976?
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from efiebke
    Did you know. . . . I like
    Did You Know that the Thread "Did You Know" is Always about You, Ted?

    Did You Know that we are Online at the same time and I'm waiting, with Bated Breath, for the next Did You Know that will, Once Again, be About You?

    Davey (Sarcastic Thread Dude) Do
  6. by   Ted
    LOL!

    Did you know. . . . that when sequencing music (using the computer, a sequencing program like Cakewalk and orchestral sound samples to create & record music), that one composer plays the strings, the brass, the percussion, the piano, the electric guitars or whatever instrumental sound he/she wishes to create?? In effect, that one composer is playing with him or her self. Such composers like playing with themselves when creating music.
  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from efiebke
    In effect, that one composer is playing with him or her self. Such composers like playing with themselves when creating music.
    Did You Know that being Self-Entertaing is an Indication of Good Mental Health?

    Did You Know that I was Self-Entertaining to The Point that I needed Eyeglasses?

    Did You Know that I just realized this is not the "How about a Game of Questions?" Thread?

    Didja? Huh? Didja, punk?
  8. by   Ted
    Did you know that . . . it is a scientific fact that Self-Entertaining will NOT create hairy palms?
  9. by   nursefrances
    Did you know that you guys are beginning to sound a little creepy? Do I hafta splain the rules to you, or actually the original 'goal' of this thread? It was to rattle off some random facts. Now let's put away the acne cream, the beer you stole from your parents liquor cabinet, turn down the Led Zeppelin and take a moment to reflect. Wow....I sound like a stick in the mud. Oh well. As you were. (plugging lava lamp back into the wall)
  10. by   TopazLover
    Did you know that snakes have no ears but they can hear?
  11. by   Ted
    Quote from nursefrances
    Did you know that you guys are beginning to sound a little creepy? Do I hafta splain the rules to you, or actually the original 'goal' of this thread? It was to rattle off some random facts. Now let's put away the acne cream, the beer you stole from your parents liquor cabinet, turn down the Led Zeppelin and take a moment to reflect. Wow....I sound like a stick in the mud. Oh well. As you were. (plugging lava lamp back into the wall)
    Oops. . . sorry. . .

    Led Zeppelin? Cool!

    Did you know that . . . Stairway to Heavan is in the Key of A-minor? (at least on the music that I've seen.)

  12. by   herring_RN
    Did you know the term "stat" is an abbreviation for the Latin word statim, meaning "immediately"?
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Did you know that dolphins are the only creatures (besides humans) that have sex for pleasure as well as procreation?
  14. by   nursefrances
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Did you know that dolphins are the only creatures (besides humans) that have sex for pleasure as well as procreation?
    Ohhhh my!


    Did you know only humans drink milk as adults. (I couldn't think of anything too fascinating this late in the day. sorry. )

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