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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Sun May 03, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

It Should Be Real wrote:
BigBoss wrote:Today I learned that I should not pick up the ducks, because of a protective goose, and crazy rooster.

I am confused and intrigued.

Today I learned that sometimes guys aren't complicated at all. They can be blunt and to the point and tell me exactly what I want to hear in the process. :roll: Today was a good day.


I picked up the duck, and the goose spread out its wings and hissed. Before it could attack, I put down the duck. Then the rooster chased me around the outside of the house untill I started throwing rocks at it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby It Should Be Real » Sun May 03, 2009 10:24 pm UTC

Wow, that's a pretty impressive situation you got yourself into there.
I almost feel bad for giggling, what with you getting chased. :wink: Any injuries? (to you or the Rooster that had rocks thrown at it)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Sun May 03, 2009 10:27 pm UTC

No injuries, although it was the final nail in the coffin for the rooster. He's going to be dinner soon.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby It Should Be Real » Sun May 03, 2009 10:33 pm UTC

Well that's definitely one way of dealing with your enemies. :roll:

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Sun May 03, 2009 10:35 pm UTC

It's mostly to keep my little brothers from being attacked.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mysidic » Sun May 03, 2009 10:46 pm UTC

how much I love early voting!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Sun May 03, 2009 10:50 pm UTC

Mysidic wrote:how much I love early voting!
It is pretty awesome. No standing in line.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Sun May 03, 2009 11:20 pm UTC

As far as bullet impacts go, I remember doing a question in physics about the forces involved on impact; say the person is being shot by someone holding a Glock. The person being shot is holding a sturdy plate the size of his chest (there were specifics like weight, etc, but I don't remember, it was over a year ago now.
It ended up that at point blank range, the total weight felt by the person holding the plate on impact was about 5 kg.
So really, the forces aren't much.
Now if you're talking about a gun like a desert eagle, then you will probably have some kind of impact; a desert eagle has the power to shatter the bones in your arm if not held properly, (through recoil). Now assuming point blank range for that, this means the person being shot will likely at least stagger.
The other thing we have to take into account is that for the most part, the shooter is braced for the hit, whereas the shootee is mostly not. Say you're running away from the gun when its fired, chances are shock, impact, momentum and such will cause you to fall forward. Running towards it, you might fall from shock, but it probably wouldn't stop you from moving forward.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zeroignite » Sun May 03, 2009 11:34 pm UTC

Today I learned the fundamentals of the guitar.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Mon May 04, 2009 12:03 pm UTC

Today I learned that chickens only have one hole down there. For laying eggs, peeing, the whole shabam.
Ewwww.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Mon May 04, 2009 12:23 pm UTC

Watching GNW?

Today I learnt what public hospitals are like.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Mon May 04, 2009 12:24 pm UTC

Luthen wrote:Watching GNW?
Yup.
I also learned that Red vs Blue Animated is awesome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TheKrikkitWars » Mon May 04, 2009 1:17 pm UTC

That I can take a carton of curry and a half dozen chappatis from the indian takeout, go to the library, and eat curry whilst working, and no-one will bat an eyelid... I love permissive cultures, and the library's food allowed policy, and indian food!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rakysh » Mon May 04, 2009 3:59 pm UTC

ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that chickens only have one hole down there. For laying eggs, peeing, the whole shabam.
Ewwww.


I wont be able to explain how it works very well, but basically it's two tubes, and egg tube and an other stuff tube. There's a flap over the egg tube that, when an egg is being laid covers the other stuff tube. Trust me, fresh eggs are just a little wet, not covered in other stuff.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Mon May 04, 2009 6:59 pm UTC

Reptiles also function that way. And the passage is called the cloaca, I think.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby lesliesage » Mon May 04, 2009 7:03 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rakysh » Mon May 04, 2009 7:05 pm UTC

http://www.afn.org/~poultry/egghen.htm

About three quarters down the page. There we go.

It is indeed called a cloaca.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Mon May 04, 2009 7:25 pm UTC

lesliesage wrote:
Rakysh wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that chickens only have one hole down there. For laying eggs, peeing, the whole shabam.
Ewwww.
I wont be able to explain how it works very well, but basically it's two tubes, and egg tube and an other stuff tube. There's a flap over the egg tube that, when an egg is being laid covers the other stuff tube. Trust me, fresh eggs are just a little wet, not covered in other stuff.
First of all, there's also a hole for shitting.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Happyhovercraft » Mon May 04, 2009 10:55 pm UTC

today I learned that love is all around and that when you reach out you find hope, and that somewhere, everywhere there is a huge amount of people trying to do good.

oh and sometimes when your down and pathetic(pathetic in that kind of cosy way) others do your dishes!!!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby crowey » Mon May 04, 2009 10:57 pm UTC

today I learned the exact contents of the 1guy 1cup video. I know I'm way behind the times, but I finally watched it.
Grim.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby L33tsaber » Tue May 05, 2009 2:26 am UTC

Today I learned what happens if you try to take an afternoon nap after having pulled an all-nighter studying: A nine-hour long nap.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Tue May 05, 2009 2:47 am UTC

L33tsaber wrote:Today I learned what happens if you try to take an afternoon nap after having pulled an all-nighter studying: A nine-hour long nap.

AKA my entire second semester.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sasha » Tue May 05, 2009 2:59 am UTC

I learned that there is really no easily findable place showing how to activate the backlights on a PC screen that is not connected. I want to do this because I have a junker LCD monitor and I want to convert it into a light table for tracing or just illumination.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mous » Tue May 05, 2009 3:13 am UTC

L33tsaber wrote:Today I learned what happens if you try to take an afternoon nap after having pulled an all-nighter studying: A nine-hour long nap.

Be glad you did that. Nothing's worse than waking up from a 30 minute or hour long nap.
You feel worse than you did before.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Tue May 05, 2009 4:37 pm UTC

Today I learned that Dom DeLuise died
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby liltimmy » Tue May 05, 2009 5:41 pm UTC

I learned never go have my head close to a table when I sneeze.
Ouch.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue May 05, 2009 7:46 pm UTC

crowey wrote:today I learned the exact contents of the 1guy 1cup video. I know I'm way behind the times, but I finally watched it.
Grim.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

Today I learned that I need to spend more time with my friend, it is good.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mous » Wed May 06, 2009 3:01 am UTC

Today I learned that an aquaintance's new baby sister has the exact same first and middle name as me. It's even spelled like mine.

I think that's a little creepy, even though it's just a coincidence.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chfan » Wed May 06, 2009 10:18 am UTC

Today I learned how confusing it is when somebody changes their avatar.

EDIT: Dammit QWERTY...
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby L33tsaber » Wed May 06, 2009 1:43 pm UTC

Today I learned pickle-flavored sunflower seeds actually taste better than they sound.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wolf » Wed May 06, 2009 7:05 pm UTC

L33tsaber wrote:Today I learned pickle-flavored sunflower seeds actually taste better than they sound.

Where did you get those? I. . .I think I want to try some. (They sound okay/possibly delicious to me?)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby L33tsaber » Wed May 06, 2009 7:13 pm UTC

Wolf wrote:
L33tsaber wrote:Today I learned pickle-flavored sunflower seeds actually taste better than they sound.

Where did you get those? I. . .I think I want to try some. (They sound okay/possibly delicious to me?)


They were part of a finals week care package. The idea is that people's parents fill in an order form, write a little message on it, then send it in to whomever's responsible at the university. Those folks then load a box or a grocery bag full of goodies (usually following a theme like "happy and healthy" or "fun snacks" or something) and the student gets the package when picking up the mail.

So I'm not sure where you'll be able to find them. Try a convenience store?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed May 06, 2009 7:19 pm UTC

I've seen them at a lot of gas stations. So that and convenience stores are good places to look. I imagine some grocery stores would carry them, too.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wolf » Wed May 06, 2009 7:47 pm UTC

L33tsaber wrote:
Wolf wrote:
L33tsaber wrote:Today I learned pickle-flavored sunflower seeds actually taste better than they sound.

Where did you get those? I. . .I think I want to try some. (They sound okay/possibly delicious to me?)


They were part of a finals week care package. The idea is that people's parents fill in an order form, write a little message on it, then send it in to whomever's responsible at the university. Those folks then load a box or a grocery bag full of goodies (usually following a theme like "happy and healthy" or "fun snacks" or something) and the student gets the package when picking up the mail.

So I'm not sure where you'll be able to find them. Try a convenience store?

Your university > mine when it comes to facilitating care packages. (I'm also jealous you're getting out soon, but that's just a quarter-system (the UC's) versus semester-system (everyone else) thing.

I'll definitely try the convenience store on campus, if only because they take my flex dollars (that come on my dining card).

EDIT: Quote box spacing.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mous » Wed May 06, 2009 9:20 pm UTC

Today I learned to get more than 2 hours of sleep the night before an AP test.

Oh well.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Wed May 06, 2009 11:30 pm UTC

Mous wrote:Today I learned to get more than 2 hours of sleep the night before an AP test.

Oh well.

... :shock:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mous » Wed May 06, 2009 11:39 pm UTC

It was in fact BC Calc.
It was exciting.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby LuNatic » Thu May 07, 2009 2:30 am UTC

BigBoss wrote:
It Should Be Real wrote:
BigBoss wrote:Today I learned that I should not pick up the ducks, because of a protective goose, and crazy rooster.

I am confused and intrigued.

Today I learned that sometimes guys aren't complicated at all. They can be blunt and to the point and tell me exactly what I want to hear in the process. :roll: Today was a good day.


I picked up the duck, and the goose spread out its wings and hissed. Before it could attack, I put down the duck. Then the rooster chased me around the outside of the house untill I started throwing rocks at it.


You need a trained otter bodyguard.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby <nyssa> » Thu May 07, 2009 11:44 am UTC

Today I learned that I want a trained otter body guard.
I also learned that you shouldn't chop onions before you have removed your work makeup. A combination of mascara and foundation in your eyes really stings!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby L33tsaber » Thu May 07, 2009 1:55 pm UTC

Today I learned that I don't learn all that quickly. I just had another all-nighter studying for the history final.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to take a (probably very long) nap. At least until my former roommate comes to get her refrigerator.


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