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It's Hard To Believe...

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I just found out that the Joe Louis Arena was built in 1979. It's only about 14 years older than the United Center in Chicago. For some reason, the crappy-ness of the Joe had me thinking it was older. It's younger than MSG IV, the Nassau Coliseum, Rexall, and only 2 years older than the Saddledome.

What things do you find hard to believe? Not necessarily things that you just found out (we have a thread for that), but things that blow your mind, or just seems really weird to you.

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  • That Jerry Sandusky is still alive/not in prison.
  • Basically 9/11 even still today. Not to stir the pot, but I don't see how an airplane could destroy a building constructed in the modern age. All the controversy and the irrational physics and poor explanations, everything that's happened in part to the events, it's mind blowing.
  • Pretty much everything about outer space, space science and exploration. The ultimate mystery of our world, the astro-frontier.

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Scooby Doo, Fred, and Megatron are all voiced by Frank Welker.

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Only one of the 120 FBS schools has not changed coaches in my lifetime.

..and what school is that?

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Scooby Doo, Fred, and Megatron are all voiced by Frank Welker.

No :censored:? That is mind blowing.

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Sidney Crosby only has 1 career NHL All-Star Game apperence.

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It's hard to believe that the Dolphins won back-to-back super bowls in 1972-73 considering how terrible they are now.

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The crusaders have won 7 super rugby titles from 15 seasons.

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It's hard to believe that the Dolphins won back-to-back super bowls in 1972-73 considering how terrible they are now.

It's hard to believe the Cubs won back to back world series in 1907 and 1908 before any of our parents were even born. It's hard to believe they won before.

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It's hard to believe this. It just blows my mind.

And it makes my inner nerd freak the f :censored: out.

If the findings hold out, and are proven to be true, all the main science fiction ideas of interstellar space travel, intergalactic space travel and hell, time travel become very real.

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  • That Jerry Sandusky is still alive/not in prison.
  • Basically 9/11 even still today. Not to stir the pot, but I don't see how an airplane could destroy a building constructed in the modern age. All the controversy and the irrational physics and poor explanations, everything that's happened in part to the events, it's mind blowing.
  • Pretty much everything about outer space, space science and exploration. The ultimate mystery of our world, the astro-frontier.

Well, I have a hard time believing those s***heads pulled it off on 9/11 but as for being surprised an aircraft could destroy a building? A 2000 lb. military bomb will destroy a building, right? Granted, that's 2000 lbs. of high explosives but the 767-223 operating Flight 11 had a max takeoff weight of over 300,000 lbs, of which about 80,000 lbs. was fuel, and was traveling over 400 mph when it hit the building. That the impact and subsequent fire weakened the internal structure until it collapsed is so hard to believe? What might be harder to believe is that the impact itself didn't bring it down.

Anyway, I was shocked the other day when the Ravens-Pats broadcasters said BenJarvus Green-Ellis has never fumbled, either in college or in his pro career. That's about 1300 carries or so. :blink:

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It's hard to believe that the Dolphins won back-to-back super bowls in 1972-73 considering how terrible they are now.

i'd say the same is the same for the Islanders considering the stretch of suck since 94. It's still hard to believe at one time this team won 4 strait stanley cups.

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  • That Jerry Sandusky is still alive/not in prison.
  • Basically 9/11 even still today. Not to stir the pot, but I don't see how an airplane could destroy a building constructed in the modern age. All the controversy and the irrational physics and poor explanations, everything that's happened in part to the events, it's mind blowing.
  • Pretty much everything about outer space, space science and exploration. The ultimate mystery of our world, the astro-frontier.

Well, I have a hard time believing those s***heads pulled it off on 9/11 but as for being surprised an aircraft could destroy a building? A 2000 lb. military bomb will destroy a building, right? Granted, that's 2000 lbs. of high explosives but the 767-223 operating Flight 11 had a max takeoff weight of over 300,000 lbs, of which about 80,000 lbs. was fuel, and was traveling over 400 mph when it hit the building. That the impact and subsequent fire weakened the internal structure until it collapsed is so hard to believe? What might be harder to believe is that the impact itself didn't bring it down.

Anyway, I was shocked the other day when the Ravens-Pats broadcasters said BenJarvus Green-Ellis has never fumbled, either in college or in his pro career. That's about 1300 carries or so. :blink:

That is astounding, he is definitely gone up a few places in my RB rankings after hearing that. Just WOW!

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Anyway, I was shocked the other day when the Ravens-Pats broadcasters said BenJarvus Green-Ellis has never fumbled, either in college or in his pro career. That's about 1300 carries or so. :blink:

That is astounding, he is definitely gone up a few places in my RB rankings after hearing that. Just WOW!

Wow... Considering that individual players fumbling 3 times a game isn't unheard of, that's impressive.

BTW - looked it up, record for most fumbles in a game is 7, set by Len Dawson.

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Anyway, I was shocked the other day when the Ravens-Pats broadcasters said BenJarvus Green-Ellis has never fumbled, either in college or in his pro career. That's about 1300 carries or so. :blink:

That is astounding, he is definitely gone up a few places in my RB rankings after hearing that. Just WOW!

Wow... Considering that individual players fumbling 3 times a game isn't unheard of, that's impressive.

BTW - looked it up, record for most fumbles in a game is 7, set by Len Dawson.

Wow. Considering all the variables like weather conditions, the defense which could have stripped the ball at any point, that is remarkable.

Well, that's a jaw-dropper.

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That if your order comes to $8.27 and you hand a cashier $10.02, they have no idea what to do for your change, unless their computer tells them.

And also that the most fumbles in a game is 7.

Wouldn't you have taken the guy out after, say, the 4th one?

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And also that the most fumbles in a game is 7.

Wouldn't you have taken the guy out after, say, the 4th one?

Well, you don't just yank hall-of-fame QB's. I'd be willing to bet that it was a miserable day and they were almost all center/QB exchange miscues.

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Okay, for my first post I just ballparked Green-Ellis' touches based on a quick look at his stats, and forgot about receptions. Since everyone seemed to share my surprise, I added them all up and he has 200 more touches than I thought:

College - 920 carries, 39 receptions

Pro - 510 carries, 26 receptions

Total - 1,505 touches without a fumble. And BTW, supposedly he never fumbled in high school either.

You know what this means, right? He'll put the ball on the ground in the SB. :D

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:blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

That's AMAZING. Definitely going to bring that up when I get to that era in my class.

I was just going to post that haha. And I thought it was weird that my grandpa was bron in 1929, and his dad was bron in 1853.

The same guy who voiced Splinter in the 90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies is the same guy who has voiced Elmo since 1982 (as well as several characters on the show Dinosaurs).

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From the linked site about Tyler's grandsons...

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Someone needs to come up with a term for this sort of thing (history bridges? no.). There's also this 1956 game show appearance of a Lincoln assassination eyewitness and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) shaking hands during his lifetime with both John Quincy Adams (b 1767) and John F Kennedy (d 1963), one man spanning 200 years of American history.

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This is similar to something that always amazed me about advances in transportation, particularly aviation. It's perfectly plausible that a child whose family took weeks (or even months) to cross America by wagon train (circa 1880*) could have lived long enough to cover the same distance in just six hours on a Boeing 707 (circa 1959).

* Given the Transcontinental Railroad wasn't completed until 1869, cross-country wagon travel must have still been a routine form of travel in 1880.

Then of course there's technology. You would have needed a station wagon in 1975 to haul around the amount of music an iPod holds, and a backpack full of 35mm film to shoot what you can put on a single memory card.

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Hard to believe...

My family's first computer had enough memory to hold one animated gif.

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