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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Now You Know Everything.

    Reading a excerpt from a small local paper. Here goes.

    1) The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitue for blood plasma.

    2) No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    3) Donkeys kill more people anually than plane crashes.

    4) You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

    5) Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are 50 years old.

    6) The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    7) The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

    8) American airlines saved $40000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first class.

    9) Venus is the only planet to rotate clockwise.

    10) Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    11) Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    12) The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first Marlboro man.

    13) Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    14) Pearls melt in vinegar.

    15) The three most valuable brand names on Earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola and Budweiser, in that order.

    16) It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

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

    18) Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

    19) Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters to for the word "criminal" The second.....William Jefferson Clinton.

    and the best for last
    20) Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    There is you useless trivia for the day.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    some very interesting stuff...
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

    Richard Dawkins


    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    I think they actually proved a duck's quack does echo.

    And who the hell is trying to take cows up and down stairs? lol
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    Yes, they proved it on Mythbusters.
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    Wow, since when can turtles breathe through their butts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky8713
    Wow, since when can turtles breathe through their butts?
    I can exhale thru my butt!!!! :evillaugh
    Here we go again!

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    My brother's Senior class prank was getting a cow to the 2nd floor of the school through the back stair way. Lucky for the school there was a handicap elevator on the other end of the school. But I guess it took a dump everywhere.

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    Useless info, i always enjoy reading this stuff. Where did you get the info from, was it the myth busters website or what?
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    "1) The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitue for blood plasma."

    Is this true? Could someone substanctiate(sp?) it for me?

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    2 is wrong. Been disproven several times.
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    I just looked up 2 of those things on that list (not the folding or the duck echo which are obviously wrong) and they turned out to be false also. I'm gonna assume the rest of them are equally fraught with "wishful thinking"

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    i heard before about the coconuts and that its true but to be used as a last resort as there might be some side effects...
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    Donkeys do not killer more people than airplane crashes, that is nonsence, in all human history any domestic or wild animal who killed a human, has been looked upon with hatred, even for many 100years after the incident.

    Now maybe it happens, like with horses who are irritatet and kick people standing behind them they are cornered.
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    OMG!!!11 DID YOU JUST FIND TEH INTERNETS??? AOL ROXXORS!!!!!111

    This list has been posted about a million times. Much of the information is incorrect.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    OMG!!!11 DID YOU JUST FIND TEH INTERNETS??? AOL ROXXORS!!!!!111

    This list has been posted about a million times. Much of the information is incorrect.
    :withstupi

    Mr. Stagg is great as always...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    OMG!!!11 DID YOU JUST FIND TEH INTERNETS??? AOL ROXXORS!!!!!111

    This list has been posted about a million times. Much of the information is incorrect.
    OMGZ!!!!1~ I BIN ON TEH INTARWEBS FO LIEK 5 YERES NOW!!!111 LOLOLOL ONLY FGT NOOBZ DUN SERCH FO POSIBEL THREDS ON WATELIFTIN BORDES IN DA GENIREL CHAT !!!!11 LOLZ WHAT A NUB!!!!1111ONE

    Honestly man, stop giving everyone a hard time because they posted something that has been posted already 2 years ago.
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    Sometimes, a simple google search will indicate that everyone has seen this list. At least twice.

    Plug one of the items into google. You get thousands of hits.

    I'm sorry I'm so intolerant. I think I'm getting my period or something.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    I'm sorry I'm so intolerant. I think I'm getting my period or something.
    at your age it's more likely to be menopause

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