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TIL: Today I Learned

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

  1. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Why would anyone need a strategic maple syrup reserve o_O?
     
  2. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Superconductor Moderator

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    In case Quebec separates, of course. They need a base for their new currency.
     
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    Zkribbler Deity

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  4. elmurcis

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    You can't eat money or gold but can always eat some syrup! :yumyum:
     
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    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    TIL there was very nearly a Super Nintendo-based banking system released in the US from Transdirect. The Japanese got this functionality back with the Famicom.
     
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  7. Samson

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    TIL that brussel sprouts are nicer than they used to be:

    Link in cartoon
     
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  8. Michkov

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    Hmmr, see I always liked brussle sprouts. This makes me wonder if I never ate the old cultivar or if the memetic effect made them out to be more awefull then they are.
     
  9. Synsensa

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    The root is what makes it bitter. Cut off the root.

    (The last time I posted this, Tim swooped in to throw me into the public stocks for my use of the word "root." But you get the idea.)
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    TIL that @Cutlass has dropped his avatar and and made is account private. :(
     
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  11. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis la la la la la

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    You don't need avatars or accounts to access fiftychat. Guest mode FTW.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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  14. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Have a look again: this is being researched, and is not an accepted therapy for anything.
    our collaboration partners have a few trials with these worms running, and there it's currently about safety and immunological effects in humans.
    :think: I actually don't know if they're looking at them for therapeutic reasons, or just to study treatmeant, should maybe ask :lol:.

    It's still very interesting :).
     
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    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    Kemal Atatürk was from Tessaloniki and it feels weird to say that
     
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  17. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    Some say he was the greatest Greek of all time
     
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    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    Wow, that is nuts.
    I have no original thoughts, so I'll just post someone elses'.

     
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  19. Takhisis

    Takhisis la la la la la

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    Friendly non-sarcastic advice: don't ever say that in public.
     
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    on the contrary I would advise everyone to express that sentiment very clearly in as many public occasions as possible
     
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