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Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 10:53pm

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Ok, I was bored and reading some random facts on the interweb, and though maybe we could start a thread of interesting facts you want to share with everyone else.

Anyway, did you know - at precisely two minutes and three seconds past 1 am on the 4th of May 2006, the time when written in digits will be:

01:02:03 04/05/06 (H/M/S D/M/Y)

Which will only happen once in your lifetime.

Anyone else got anything interesting they want to share? smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 11:23pm

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Arktic wrote:

Which will only happen once in your lifetime.
Oh noes!

...Well, not necessarily... all I have to do is live another 100 years. Given the progression of medical technology, it isn't unlikely that our generation may live to be 150, which means that (on the assumption we use the same dating/time system)... at precisely two minutes and three seconds past 1 AM on the 4th of May 2106, I will see the the time (when written in digits) to be:

01:02:03 04/05/06 (H/M/S D/M/Y).

Muwahahaaa!
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 11:29pm

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Sometimes frogs eat enough fireflies that they themselves can glow.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

Coconuts kill more people than sharks do in the world every year. Coconuts murder 150 people each year.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 12:08am

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Slayer's new album will be released on 06/06/06.

You cannot lick your elbows.

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.

It is illegal to lick toads in Arizona.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 12:32am

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The "you cannot lick your elbows thing" is a lie. One of my friends (the tall guy who's in all my movies) can disprove this.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 12:35am

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It should be, 99% of people cannot lick your elbows.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 12:35am

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches
over a period of 80 years,
no one reported a single case where
an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

It is physically impossible
for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

More than 50% of the people in the world
have never made or received a telephone call.

Horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick"
is said to be the toughest tongue twister
in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
If you try to suppress a sneeze,
you can rupture a blood vessel
in your head or neck and die.
If you keep your eyes open by force,
they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,
two rats could have over a million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour
will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens,
then why does Title 14, Section 1211
of the Code of Federal Regulations,
implemented on July 16, 1969,
make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact
with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld
there is a Superman somewhere.

A duck's quack doesn't echo,
and no one knows why.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide
are caused by people sitting on them
and photocopying their butts.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints,
everyone's tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this
will try to lick their elbow.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 2:28am

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jfbiscardi wrote:

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
This is really a myth, and has been disproved several times. Researchers have tested a duck's quack in a lab and have confirmed that it is no different than any other noise detectable by the human ear; so it would stand to reason that if you could hear the quack, the quack would echo.

While it does have an echo, the sound is often too quiet to hear without the assistance of sound amplification equipment. Also, ducks tend to quack in wide areas, and without a building or a hill to provide a means for the sound to bounce, it will simply continue to carry on into the distance. This is an interesting one though, as it proved fairly difficult to test.

FXhomer2855 wrote:

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.
There are actually 31536000 seconds in a year. To further this, there are 525600 minutes in a year, and 11226816000 seconds in 356 years. Continuing with the facts:

1) One million centimeters per hour is the equivalent to 6.2 miles per hour.

2) 1 light year is equal to 5878499563000 miles.

3) A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

4) Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.

5) More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical "French kiss".

6) When Scott Paper Company first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.

7) Each year, approximately 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.

8) It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

9) In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

10) In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.

11) In Colombia, one can be fined up to 90,000 dollars for gossiping. (Don't tell them I said anything.)

12) The Japanese liquor, "Mam", uses venomous snakes as one of its main ingredients.

13) When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3000 miles per hour.

14) The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.

15) It is said that more than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.

16) In twenty one U.S. states, "WALMART" is the single largest employer.

17) At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.

18)) Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.

19) In one more fact I would have listed twenty facts.

Had to get those off of my chest; you wouldn't believe how rare it is to have an opportunity to list off a bunch of random facts and not have it come off as weird or out of place. Thanks for that Arktic lol.

Fun topic, plus one.
Wizard.

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Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 2:50am

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Not really something incredibly interesting, but more of a history nerd thing.

- Every single US president elected in a year ending in zero from William Henry Harrison in 1840 till John F. Kennedy in 1960 died in office. Ronald Reagan (elected 1980) was shot and almost died in his first term. He broke the curse.

1840- William Henry Harrison
1860- Abraham Lincoln
1880- James Garfield
1900- William McKinley
1920- Warren Harding
1940- Franklin Roosevelt
1960- John F. Kennedy

On a side note, Bush has 3 more years. razz
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 5:53am

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If you're American, and you count the date like I do, which is Month/Day/Year instead of Day/Month/Year, then the secret, once in a lifetime day will have already come. Actually, this works out better, because now I can celebrate the holy 01:02:03:04:05:06 yet another time. Woohoo!
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 8:55am

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Did you know that I've been 19 for 3 hours, and I already have a hangover? Ugh.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 9:25am

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The human body is made up of around 60 trillion cells - and each of those cells has 10,000 times more molecules than the Milky Way has stars.

In Rome, the custom for men was to place their hand on their testicles when swearing to tell the truth. The English word "testimony" is related to this practice.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 1:09pm

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Before becoming well, "Dr. Ruth" , Dr Ruth was a sniper in the Israeli army.

Seattle has less annual rainfall then N.Y.C.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 1:11pm

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Girls can't touch their shoulder blades togethor*


*hint: use when with girls biggrin
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 1:56pm

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I just had my 21st birthday.
That only happens once.

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Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 4:09pm

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Waser wrote:

Did you know that I've been 19 for 3 hours, and I already have a hangover? Ugh.
ehh...Happy Birthday!!!
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 4:43pm

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happy birthday waser biggrin
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 6:41pm

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Happy B-day Waser biggrin

___

And in fact, that thingie with the 123456 is happening every day:

12:34.56

Thirty-four past twelve and fifty-six seconds
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 10:18pm

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No-one in the world actually has a clock which will display 01:02:03-04/05/06. crazy

If you can lick your elbow, women get very excited about it. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 10:31pm

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jfbiscardi wrote:

It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 11:12pm

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No-one in the world actually has a clock which will display 01:02:03-04/05/06
I can set my digital watch to say it... well - to say:

01:02:03
04/05/06

... or I could if I could find it sad
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 12:42am

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-Dolphins and humans are the only animals that have sex for fun.

-They are also the only animals that kill for fun.

-Humans are the only species on earth that have face-to-face sex.

-All birds have feathers and birds are the only animals that do.

-There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 2:00am

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Limey12345 wrote:

-Dolphins and humans are the only animals that have sex for fun.

-Humans are the only species on earth that have face-to-face sex.
Not true. Read about the Bonobo, essentially our closest relatives in the ape family. They engage in non-breeding sexual intercourse as well as other activities, such as oral sex, like humans. As well as face to face sexual intercourse.
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 12:19pm

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Limey12345 wrote:

-Dolphins and humans are the only animals that have sex for fun.
What about the gay penguins?
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 4:11pm

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Waser wrote:

Did you know that I've been 19 for 3 hours, and I already have a hangover? Ugh.
Did you know I share the same birthday with Waser?
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 5:10pm

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Chuck Norris doesn't sleep. He waits.

When Chuck Norris was born, he round-house kicked the doctor. Nobody delivers Chuck Norris except Chuck Norris.

Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

Chuck Norris sleeps with a nightlight. Not because he is afraid of the dark, because the dark is afraid of him.

When the boogeyman goes to bed he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris.


Am I in the right thread? This is facts, right?
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 5:20pm

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Jetwise wrote:

Chuck Norris doesn't sleep. He waits.

When Chuck Norris was born, he round-house kicked the doctor. Nobody delivers Chuck Norris except Chuck Norris.

Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

Chuck Norris sleeps with a nightlight. Not because he is afraid of the dark, because the dark is afraid of him.

When the boogeyman goes to bed he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris.


Am I in the right thread? This is facts, right?
That took a lot longer than expected. rolleyes
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 7:13pm

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Did you know that today it's 94 years since Titanic left the harbour of Southampton?

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Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 7:45pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

Waser wrote:

Did you know that I've been 19 for 3 hours, and I already have a hangover? Ugh.
Did you know I share the same birthday with Waser?
Did you know that I share my birthday with Arktic?
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 7:58pm

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Damn right you do.
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 8:43pm

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- The tallest recorded man alive was 8 Feet and 4 inches(2.54m)

- The first credit card was issued in 1951

- The man on the American 10 dollar bill was killed by a vice president

- There is no ham in a hamburger

- The Food and Drug Administration has never approved Taco-Bell's meat or McDonalds buns

- 1 in every 10 people live on an island

- The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were produced.
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 9:03pm

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hey tarn, did you know that I








am growing a beard for a movie?
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 9:15pm

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swg33k wrote:

- The tallest recorded man alive was 8 Feet and 4 inches(2.54m)
Not true.... Robert Wadlow was 8 feet and 11.1 inches when he died.
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 10:15pm

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I thought he was 8' 4". Heh, I guess I did that speech in 8th grade and learned nothing about Robert Waldo
Posted: Mon, 10th Apr 2006, 10:50pm

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In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

Damn.
Posted: Tue, 11th Apr 2006, 12:09am

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Onions have no taste, just smell.
Posted: Tue, 11th Apr 2006, 3:20am

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All the weird, useless, and interesting facts you could ever wish to read (or not)

Actually there are some pretty funny ones on there.
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1. She's Tall.



2. ..and creepy.

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did you know i'm in an indepandent film, and i have been made special effects director. its time to put effectslab to the test smile
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I may be repeating some that others have already posted, but here they are anyways.

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Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, has several hundred million dollars of his own money off shore to avoid Canadian taxes.

Why is a blackboard green?

More newborn infants have died after receiving vaccines than of the diseases they supposedly prevent.

Female nurse sharks have two wombs, each with about twenty baby sharks in each, they all have teeth and eat each other until there only remains one in each womb, then they are born.

Why do they use sterile needles for lethal injections?

In Knoxville, Tennessee, it is illegal to lasso fish.

In the Province of Quebec it is illegal to display advertisements in English.

In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.

Texas law forbids carrying around a fence cutter or a pair of pliers that could cut fence.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is taken from an old English law stating that a husband could not beat his wife with anything thicker than his thumb.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

According to a british law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.


In the USA there is a law against sending buildings by mail. A man posted a 40,000 ton brick house across the state of Utah in 1916.

It is against the law to play dominoes in Alabama on Sundays.

Boston's Blue Laws were written on blue paper. Green cards, issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, are actually white.

Ridgeland, South Carolina, It's specifically against the law for a woman over 200 pounds and attired in shorts to be seen eating onions in a restaurant or any public picnic.

In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.

Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.

If you live in Michigan, did you know it's illegal to place a skunk inside your bosses desk?

It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik

In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to feed a moose alcoholic beverages.

In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal for a moose to walk on the side walk. This dates back to the early days if the town when the owner of the bar had a pet moose that he used to get drunk. The moose would then stumble around the town drunk. The only way the law makers could prevent this from happining was to create the law so the moose could not cross the sidewalk and get into the bar. [Source: Fairbanks Daily News Miner]

It is illegal to cross the state boundries of Iowa with a duck on your head.

In Indiana, it is illegal to ride public transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic.

In Washington D.C. it's illegal to have a building taller than the Capitol.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

In Utah it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

In California, it is illegal to peel an onion in a hotel room.

Leonardo da Vinci was a reknowned grave robber. The desecration of the dead was highly illegal in his times, making the intricate studies of the human body he wanted to perform highly impossible legally. So he took to purchasing corpses from grave robbers to make those amazing anatomical studies. Also, his handwriting was written upside down and backwards. Leonardo da Vinci was also rumored to amuse court festivities by bending a steel rod into a pretzel. He was an architect, a painter, a scientist, an arms manufacturer, an adviser to at least two royal families, and a revolutionary military strategist.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma.
(This state has no ocean)

Marijuana was legal in all of the united states until 1942. Among the reasons that it was outlawed was the fact that the production of hemp fiber was slowly out reaching the production of cotton and artificial fibers that were only half as strong. In the 1700's it was illegal NOT to grow marajuna because it was used as legal tender for trade with many countries.

Contrary to what many people believe, declawing a cat does not mean just removing the claw. It involves amputating the first joint of the cat's toe, and is excruciatingly painful. Approximately 50% of cats that are subjected to this procedure suffer complications, and often declawed cats will become biters, or refuse to use the litterbox. Declawing is illegal or banned in many countries and is considered animal abuse.

In Britian it is the law that every male between the ages of 10 and 18 must meet on a Sunday morning at the village green in order to practice archery.

In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be lifted by the law if the driver is deemed either 'poorly dressed' or 'unbathed'.

In New Jersey, it's illegal to own a garbage disposal, even though everyone has one. Also, in California, Caller ID is illegal, and it IS enforced.

In Afghanistan it's against the law to fly a kite. To do so is punishable by whipping and imprisonment.

On the island of Jersey it's against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.

In North Carolina, it is against the law to use elephants to plow cotton fields.

In New York City, one is forbidden from shooting rabbits from the back end of a Third Avenue streetcar when it is moving.

Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs in Brooklyn, New York.

People can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog in Oklahoma.

Wallace, Idaho, decreed it is unlawful for anyone to sleep in a dog kennel.

In Alabama, no mules can be traded after supper when the sun has already gone below the horizon. And in Idaho, you can't buy or sell chickens after sundown without the sheriff's permission.

In Seattle, goldfish can ride the city buses in bowls only if they keep still.

Shock treatment for epilepsy was once administered by electric catfish!

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

In Alabama it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

In Connecticut you are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

In Georgia it is illegal to say "Oh, Boy"

In Florida if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

In Illinois law prohibits eating in a place that is on fire.

In Louisiana it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Maryland:
It is illegal to kiss for more than one second.
It is illegal to mistreat oysters.
It is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get.
It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.

In Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so.

In Missouri it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

In Nevada it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

In Nevada men who wear mustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. (No ocean access)

In Texas a recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed...

Washington: All lollipops are banned.

West Virginia:
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
It is illegal for lions to run wild in the streets.

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Did you know that the closest thing to acquiring a taste for wine is acquiring a taste for coffee? This is because where and when the coffee bean was grown affects the final taste; just like where and when the grapes were grown affects the taste of wine. This is why generic pre-ground coffee tastes like drain water.
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Here's a stupid one: In White Cloud, Kansas, it is illegal to break out of jail.wink

Here's another: Oklahoma, a totally inland state, has a law against catching whales in its waters.biggrin
Posted: Mon, 17th Apr 2006, 6:44am

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Did you know that spicy foods aren't actually hot? The molecules of "spicy" foods are pointed, and just stab your tongue.
Posted: Mon, 17th Apr 2006, 9:36am

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Waser wrote:

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am growing a beard for a movie?
So sexy.
Posted: Mon, 17th Apr 2006, 1:41pm

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yes, that dvd set IS fantastic
Posted: Mon, 17th Apr 2006, 8:59pm

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Klut

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Yeah.... I was talking about the dvd.....

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