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TIL: Today I Learned

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

  1. carmen510

    carmen510 Chieftain

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    TIL: Everyone expected the Spanish Inquisition, because they gave you 30 day's notice.
     
  2. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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  3. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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  4. timtofly

    timtofly One Day

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    Global warming has given us a mini ice age. I have about four feet of snow covering about a third of my yard, and at least three feet the rest of it. There has been no January thaw, and it keeps piling up. There are streets in the ex-motor city that I live near that have yet to be cleared in four weeks.

    Ice fishing is great though. A friend caught 23 perch today.
     
  5. bhsup

    bhsup Chieftain

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    TIL: Boobytrap spelled backwards is partyboob.
     
  6. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Apparently archaeologists call them pottery "sherds", not "shards".
     
  7. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I learned you can edit skype chat messages
     
  8. Alassius

    Alassius Flame Warlord

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    TIL: Exhale if you found yourself exposed in space, and maybe you'll have 5-10 seconds of useful consciousness. After that you can still be saved if recompressed within 60 to 90 seconds.

    http://www.geoffreylandis.com/vacuum.html
     
  9. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I learned King Arthur had a black knight of the round table, Sir Morien. Black as in African as in dark-skinned.
     
  10. Chazumi

    Chazumi Trained& Motivated Killer

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    TIT: Yes, taught. My mother thought Vidalia onions could be grown in Washington. Not so fast mama, Alton Brown learned me they only grow in GA. Whatup.
     
  11. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    Male rabbits can and will rape female rabbits, and they will castrate male rivals if possible.
     
  12. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Challenge accepted

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    TIL not to risk friendships in a misguided attempt to "help" them because they don't need or want your help.
     
  13. CavLancer

    CavLancer This aint fertilizer

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    TIL something and wanted to share it here but I can't remember what it was and its bugging me.
     
  14. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    I learned John Tyler has living grandchildren.
     
  15. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    wut


    (I looked that up and apparently Tyler's grandsons were born when their dad (i.e. Tyler's son) was around 70 or something, which would explain the situation. Impressive.)
     
  16. danjuno

    danjuno Keeper of Ancient Memes

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  17. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Challenge accepted

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    TIL: amazing how quickly things can change
     
  18. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    Apparently there were still a few Civil War vets alive in the 1950s which got me thinking there must be at least a few people alive right now whose fathers were slaves.
     
  19. bugwar

    bugwar Chieftain

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  20. haroon

    haroon Chieftain

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    today I learnt, the more I say later, the more I close to "never actually do it till another day pass". So now, I will start the process of writing my respond paper.
     

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