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TIL: Today I Learned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, May 24, 2013.

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  1. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    I don't know. It'd make those EU maps we have in school where EU members are in yellow and non-EU members are in blue prettier. I mean, seriously, Norway. You're making the rest of Scandinavia look bad!
     
  2. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    They can't even name the damn things properly, and you expect them to fly them properly?
     
  3. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Well we already dance to the pipe of Brussels. The only difference is that we have no say in what said dance should be. Might as well join it IMO.
    Norway, making Sweden look like a knob since 1994.

     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    TIL Poland both has a space agency and made the Polandball their official logo for the agency:

    https://polsa.gov.pl/en/

    Old Logo:
     
  5. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    TIL that the Queen of Denmark illustrated the LOTR.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/66764/time-queen-denmark-illustrated-lord-rings


     
  6. Commodore

    Commodore Deity

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    TIL: At it's height, the Persian Empire ruled over approximately 44% of the entire human population on Earth at the time. Granted, there were a lot less humans back then than there are now, but controlling almost half of the world's population is a feat no other nation/empire has achieved since. Even the British Empire at its height only controlled approximately 20% of the entire human population.
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Well, basically they controlled Egypt, the Levant, Anatolia and Mesopotamia… so yes, the numbers seem to add up.
     
  8. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Indeed, it's one of the impressive numbers of the Ancient World. Statistics are a funny thing though. :)
     
  9. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Anybody who like statistics should definitely see one of Hans Rosling's presentations if they haven't already.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Well, this is a forum, so links or it didn't happen. ;)
     
  11. Snerk

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    Here's one of them.


    Link to video.
     
  12. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    That was a great video. Thanks.
     
  13. s0nny80y

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    The official international civil aviation organization first letter code for every region of the globe.
    via https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization_airport_code



    Left hand driving countries highlighted

    Track chinas tiangong space station @
    http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=37820#MAP

    Track the iss @
    http://www.isstracker.com

    Real time breaking news
    tmtp://www.breakingnews.com

    And the first Spanish astronaut in space was Pedro duque, whose birthday was yesterday.
     
  14. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    ‘Don't panic’? Should I take a towel?
     
  15. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    You leave your home without a towel?

    For shame, Takhisis, for shame!
     
  16. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    TIL Jared the Subway Guy is having a tough time in prison.
    http://nypost.com/2016/03/16/jared-fogle-beaten-up-by-vigilante-in-prison/

    Only 16 more years to go.
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Get off your stilts, one-thirdling!
     
  18. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    The new logo might have been inspired by Stanislaw Lem. A lot of his book covers used almost exactly the same art direction as the new logo. I can't confirm or deny this, but thought I should mention.

    As for my TIL

    TIL that today is Polish Hungarian friendship day!

     
  19. Commodore

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    I wouldn't be surprised if we see a story within the next year or so that Jared has killed himself in prison. I mean, the harassment he's getting isn't going to stop and it's probably just going to escalate until he snaps and kills himself. I also don't see the prison guards making any serious efforts to stop it either.
     
  20. Phrossack

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    TIL that Luxembourg sent troops to fight in Korea and Afghanistan, and provided more troops to NATO during the Cold War than you'd expect.
     
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