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TIL: Today I Learned

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

  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    And if they swapped the Dutch exclaves for the smallest bits of Dutch-Belgium, you'd end up with just a couple of Belgian exclaves and no Dutch insanity.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Maybe because it's funny? :scan:
     
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  3. Takhisis

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    I've checked the tube. It was not that difficult to read since the recuperation of national industry under Peronism means it is Sensodyne, made in Brazil and thus all the text is in Brazilian Portuguese, and thus I've verified that not even its makers have any idead what flavour it's supposed to be. FWIW it has a pink dye added to it which makes it cutesy like Mary's Comic Sans posts.
     
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  4. aimeeandbeatles

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    :gripe:[pissed]
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

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

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    There are some bizarre border issues with Canada and the U.S., as well.
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

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    @Valka D'Ur Point Roberts, Northwest Angle, and Campobello Island are three that I know about.
     
  7. Josu

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    TIL: Maize must be cooked in an alkaline solution before grinded.
     
  8. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Til that Euripides wrote his "Bacchae" play while he was in the court of the macedonian king Archelaus I. Also that he was buried relatively near Thessalonike.
     
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  9. Morty

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    TIL that Fiona Hill (ex presidential advisor or whatever her job title was) is from Bishop Auckland, England - where I lived for 6+ years, and my eldest son still resides.

    Small world!
     
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  10. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I knew it was somewhere Oop Narth, but then Co Durham is really up north. :)
     
  11. Morty

    Morty Warlord

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    I know.....there's a wall just a few miles north to keep those pesky Scots out!! ;)
     
  12. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Built by some chap called Adrian, right? :p
     
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    She made a point during her opening speech that part of why she wanted to become an American citizen is that she has a distinct working class accent that she felt would have held her back professionally when she started her career in the 80's and 90's.
     
  14. Berzerker

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    at least 9 other human 'kinds' shared the planet with us ~300,000-250,000 years ago

    http://theconversation.com/were-other-humans-the-first-victims-of-the-sixth-mass-extinction-126638

    Maybe this is why "God" knew our nature before birth, our ape ancestors fought wars long before we arrived on the scene.
     
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  18. Samson

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    It is lower calorie (xylitol is ~56% of sugar, this 38%). There is the flatulent effects of xylitol, and the toxisity for dogs, but this may also have them.
     
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    Hopefully it would cause less gastrointestinal distress.
     
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    The dogs can take care of themselves (or their owners can) but the rest, thanks.
     

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