Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, May 24, 2013.
Oh. Well. TIL...
Yeah, i quoted "doctor" as well...
Sooooo...a bit of research indicates that to get a doctorate in optometry is about the same process as getting a doctorate in most anything else, like philosophy or whatever. The odd ball out, as usual, is actual medicine, where the (theoretically eight year) schooling requirements of a typical doctorate must be supplemented by some sort of post graduate training (internship) before you get to be a real doctor. I dunno if that makes the quote marks on "doctor" a reasonable commentary or not, but I'm good with it myself since I consider most people who call themselves "doctor" to be pretentious twits anyway.
No, no, no! That's not what happened at all!
This event was covered in a recent episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, and because it was on a very loosely-based-on-history-and-myth TV series, that makes it a thousand times more accurate than your silly old history books, scrolls, and other primary sources.
TIL there are recent episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess...
Recent as in it was on TV a couple of days ago. I'm well aware that the actual episode is over 20 years old.
Today I learned about the Ludlow Massacre.
But its OK because big companies only do that sort of thing in 3rd world countries now.
Doing research for merfolk for my Wesnoth mod, TIL that there is a ‘Sonic hedgehog’ proteine that makes the webbing in a fetus' hands and feet disappear. What a stupid name.
How about a multimulti tentacle organism without a brain that can learn... like mazes
(... and has something 672 sexes)
A creepy yellow fungus
You have brought back very sad memories.
Sniff, RIP Slimy.
I was just reading about that this morning. It reminded me of the various slime & blob creatures from my Dungeons & Dragons games. If only I knew there was a real one, back then.
Fungi react to external changes and they obviously have far less cells than this thing, whatever it is
Its a gelatinous cube! Fear it.
You can buy them online for about $20US. I got petri dishes, agar gel and the spores for under $20AUS.
To feed them you just put one small oatflake on the gel every 2-4 days.
You can create small mazes by embedding small rectangular perspex panels in the gel, and watch them navigate it within a couple of days.
They respond to different coloured lights and can be made to move in different directions by changing the lights at different parts of the dishes.
Sadly, I never got to coordinate the lights, maze layout and food sources, so that the critter activated/de-activated photocells connected to small tone generators and create a tune.
I'm still hoping that Slimy will eventually break out of the garbage bag that he was so callously consigned to, and I find him one day on my doorstep, wagging his little tentacles.
TIL that both my eBook reader and my phone use Micro-USB cables. This means I don't have to keep messing around with two separate cables.
It's an older article, but still gave me a laugh. Also, its the 5th Committee of the United Nations, the budget committee. No surprise that a stiff drink is needed to get the willpower to even attend the meeting.
It's their job to get the UN's No. 1 debtor, the US, to pay its back dies. Good luck with that/
If you let a St Johns Wort pill dissolve in your mouth before swallowing it, it tastes almost as terrible as kratom.
We had a PM call a snap election on TV visibly drunk.
That is my opinion,too, for the non medical use of the term doctor outside academia.
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