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TIL: Today I Learned

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

  1. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    cooking eggs is an art :)
     
  2. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    The Nordics and the Baltics both have unicameral legislatures. Not sure what to conclude from that.
     
  3. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    Up to our Nordic and Baltic CIVmates

    Perhaps they were "strong and stable" already with their unicameral "Things" from old Germanic and Viking period ?
    We had in NL also our "Ding" until the Burgundians and Habsburgians took effect on our traditions.
     
  4. Yeekim

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    Thus manifests our Protestant frugality? :scan:

    TIL that globally, bicameralism seems to be more common.
     
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  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    The eggs might just already have been rotten.
     
  6. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    But if you cook them long enough; You can use them as bouncy balls!
     
  7. MaryKB

    MaryKB Warlord

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    Today I learned my fears about being overweight aren't just in my head.
     
  8. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Well, yes, they actually seem to be.
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Which, you know, is the opposite of what we are telling you...
     
  10. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Clear, concise. Well done.
     
  11. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    It is clear and concise. It is also a run-on sentence.

    it's the right opinion tho
     
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  12. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Well that was annoyingly accurate.
     
  13. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    The whole point of being accurate is to be annoying (I live by JollyRoger's standards).

    And, Mary, given what fear is, it only exists in your head.
     
  14. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Mary, if you saw someone on the street who looked like you and had your body type, would you think they're fat and ugly?
     
  15. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Reading the second chapter of Aristotle's book on defining the psyche, i read that he claims sound is created not when vibrations in the air reach the ear drum itself but when said altered air reaches a supposed locked next to the ear drum air. This he claims for sake of continuity with his general theory about movement, where an alteration has to itself cause the end result when it reaches its manifest destiny; termed "entelecheia", a neologism of Aristotle's.
    Eg the entelecheia of sound is to be heard, and of events able to cause sound to indeed cause it, and so on, in the same way that the entelecheia of copper is to be used in a statue.
    Aristotle examines the senses here because he wants to divide the faculties of the psyche to more primary ones as well as the faculty of reasoning.
    Chapter 3 should have something of philosophical interest, though, cause there he discusses movement as a notion.

    I like some of the bits by presocratics he refers to, eg the pythagorian claim that psyche is what mobilises (enables?) sense of number, ie differentiation. This is also an aphorism by anaxagoras (that the mind -nous- is what divides things).
     
  16. Yeekim

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    Good news: you certainly are not overweight...
    Bad news: if you honestly believe you are, you have potentially bigger issues.
     
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  17. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I am shocked! Shocked, I say! Who would have thought a prominent anti-gay Christian was secretly gay?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...mer-gay-conversion-therapy-advocate-comes-out
    In other news, bears crap in woods, celebrities have sex, and the Pope is Catholic.
     
  18. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I wonder what kind of scandal there would be if the Pope confessed to not actually being Catholic.
     
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  19. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Today I learned that there are are a few places in the U.S. actually named Podunk.

    I was more curious about the etymology of the term but I found that funny.
     
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  20. Samez

    Samez ION GUNNER

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    TIL combined yearly CO2 emission of all vulcanos are at about 0.65Gt/a. In comparison CO2 emission caused by use of fossile fuel is about 29Gt/a.
    Large vulcanic eruptions like Mount st. Helens are between 10-50Mt.
    => it is worth about 15h of normal fossile fuel consumption.
     
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