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Random fact exercise

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:46 pm
by bodkin
Generate a random fact:

http://www.mentalfloss.com/amazingfactgenerator/

and create a short poem from it.

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:48 pm
by bodkin
Or you could use a random lie:

http://www.davesweboflies.com/random.cgi

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:13 pm
by bodkin
http://www.mentalfloss.com/amazingfactg ... 430#scroll

A brand new VCR, ideal
for pressing flowers
and other weighty ways to pass the hours
but note it will be years before
there's a single cassette tape in the store...

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:32 pm
by David
Great idea, Ian. Allow me. (I'll take the first fact presented, I promise.)

FACT

Elephants are the only animal physically unable to jump. This is because of their enormous weight.

POEM

Elephants cannot jump.
This is why they look so sad.
They can't forget it.

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:45 pm
by bodkin

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:23 pm
by John G
http://www.mentalfloss.com/amazingfactgenerator/

Raymond the cockroach
was decapitated in a freak
accident in his flat

his head lay prone, like a
discarded football

for two weeks his body
crashed around the room
bumping into the TV,
the fridge,

knocking ornaments
off shelf and the family portrait
from the wall.

Re: Random fact exercise

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:45 pm
by bodkin
I do hate those freak accidents. Nice one John!