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The worlds' tallest man is Ukranian, Leonid Stadnyk, who is 8ft-5" (2.566 metres).

President George W Bush is amongst the top 3% of fittest people in the United States.

The top poster on ASF is Kennas, with 5,428 posts.
 

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President George W Bush is amongst the top 3% of fittest people in the United States.

Really? By whose criteria?
They can't be including psychological fitness, surely?
e.g. "God told me to go to war in Iraq" etc etc
 
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The worlds tallest ever tree was a Mountain Ash ( Blackbutt ) "Eucalyptus regans" and was at Thorpdale South in Gippsland, Victoria. It stood at 114.4 metres high.

Or was it? They say a Mountain Ash at Baw, Baw, Victoria was 143 metres in 1885.

Or was it? They say that a Mountain Ash at Watts River was 150 metres tall.

**You may know better**

We had a sunflower that reached 6.3 metres in 1976. Can you beat that?
 

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Hi Julia, The information about George W Bush was taken from Sky TV's, over the internet, of "Do you know".

This blog is interesting: http://www.outlawjournalism.com/news/?p=2215

Thanks for link to that blog, Noirua. Really interesting. I hadn't realised his intellectual capacity was quite that minimal.

The connection between vigorous exercise (to produce endorphins) and recovering alcoholics is fascinating.
 

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Did he really say that ?

Apparently so. He definitely believes he is doing God's work.
Wayne, you've referred to this previously. Do you have a reference for it?
I have a rather distant memory of hearing him say this in an interview a few years back.
 

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I've remembered where I heard this. It was in an interview with Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame), being interviewed after the release of his book "Bush at War". Woodward spent considerable time with GWB and people who were close to him and formed the clear impression that he is entirely convinced about the righteousness of his mission!
 
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Seven double expressos can land you in hospital with caffein intoxication.

Left-handed people are sinistral.

Crows can use tools.

CD's were to be called mini-tracks.
 
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Did you know that by using the following link you can use a proxy server to hide your IP address when you wish to do so, for free. http://proxify.com/ ( I know that those who use AOL are automatically using the internet by various proxy servers in the USA and that speeds up surfing. AOL users can cancel the proxy server, as I have done, by going to "Keyword Live". )
 
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The most expensive City in the world to live is MOSCOW.

Followed by London, Seol, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Geneva, Osaka, Zurich, Oslow, Milan, St Petersburg, Paris, Singapore, New York, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Rome, Vienna, Bejing and in 21st position is SYDNEY.
 
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The coastline of Australia is 26,735km and is made up of over 8,000 Islands.

No one appears to know the exact number of Islands and maybe it's about time someone did an exact count.
 
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A German, John A "Bud" Hillerich invented the baseball bat, originally called the "Falls city slugger". He died in 1946 aged 80.

A Frenchman invented cricket and first references are in a 13th century manuscript from St Omer, near Calais.
 
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...that the Pansy, Foxglove, Bluebell, buttercup, Dahlia, Dandelion, Ivy, Marigold, Primrose and violet have one thing in common.

No, no, no, they are not all plants.

Yes, yes, yes, they are infact some of the Islands that make-up the Montebello Islands.
 
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