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TIL: Today I Learned

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

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  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    I sleep until noon often and still I cook every day. And, hmmm… fried eggs… I should fry one tomorrow.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I don't know how anyone can stand the smell of cooking eggs. It stinks up the entire kitchen.
     
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  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Even when that is the case (it depends on how you cook the eggs, really) you can always just open a window.
     
  4. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    There is no window in my kitchen. :cringe:
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Aaahh. Well then, that's another thing entirely. :hug:
     
  6. Timsup2nothin

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    I could maybe make it ten years without an oven, but I fry way too much stuff to get by without a stove. Plus, boiling pasta, making soup...yeah, I'd never make it without the stove.
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    That's how I feel about liver. But what the nose doesn't like, the taste buds do (yes, I do like liver... very occasionally). I love eggs and would happily eat them every day. Eggs and broccoli (but not together).
     
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    !9 years without baking an egg, The stove works fine.
     
  9. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    The nose does in fact inform your taste buds, like it interacts with them and changes the taste compared to someone with no nose. The only good food I have had that smelled bad was quiche
     
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    YIL that while in the UK, and I thought most of Europe, the 11th November is known as remembrance day, in East Asia it is the biggest online shopping day of the year, "Singles Day", about being single, or not, or something.
     
  11. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    November 11 isn't a holiday at all here.
     
  12. Samson

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    It is not a holiday here, but we have a minutes silence at 11 am.
     
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  13. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I wonder why, really. I mean it's not like the people should have waited for their leaders to tell them to get out of that raging fire ;)
     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    I've read that people who have lost their sense of smell have a hard time maintaining weight as it severely impacts their sense of taste and they therefore lose a lot of the pleasure of eating.
     
  16. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The long wait

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    Do you like limburger?

    Edit: Actually having now read that article, I didn't realize how annoying that is to obtain. It smells like feet, but the difference between front and back nose smell receptors means it tastes really good. Really funky, but good.
     
  17. Timsup2nothin

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    I'm confused.
     
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  18. Birdjaguar

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    Ali Baba launched its Singles Day in 2009 on 11/11 because that date has four single digits. They billed it as an anti valentines day sale for those not in relationships to splurge on themselves and boost Ali Baba's online sales. This year Ali Baba sold $34 billion worth of goods in 24 hours. $1.4 billion sold in the first 2 minutes. The company sells more on that day than all US retailers sell on Black Friday. Other Chinese retailers have now joined in on offering Singles Day sales.

    I lost my sense of smell a number of years ago. I eat just fine and enjoy it, but am not very picky about what I eat.
     
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    TIL that Australian aboriginal myths are believed, in some cases, to accurately describe the geology and ecology of Australia from 10,000 or more years ago.
     
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    :eek: I said that?! I meant oven, oven, oven! :run:
     
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