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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:11 am UTC

broken_escalator wrote:I don't understand fascination with celebrities. I don't know what a kardashian is, but it sounds like a breed of dog.

Good guess.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:20 am UTC

What Matrix sequels?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:47 am UTC

I haven't even watched [most of] that one, either.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aleril » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:47 am UTC

TIL Ravens can be taught to speak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0


Wakka wakka wakka.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cloud Walker » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:55 am UTC

Aleril wrote:TIL Ravens can taught to speak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0


Wakka wakka wakka.


TIL that verbs can accidentally left out.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dave_Wise » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:16 pm UTC

TIL that when the way home is through the rain, you just have to suck it up and do it. Pardon me this affectation, but HOOAH?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:53 pm UTC

TIL: I have seven more kidney stones, some as large as 14mm.

Ah. Yeah.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:08 pm UTC

Yesterday I learned my way back to the MST3k channel.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

TIL: there is a lot of precipitation data. Hourly recordings from weather stations over 20+ years... :|

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:18 pm UTC

TIL: mind-blowingly hot, suggestive sex scenes can be filmed without showing any undressing or skin, and with NPR's "All Things Considered" playing in the background.
tenet |ˈtenit|
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a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Armadillo Al » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:48 pm UTC

Today I learned that the Wheelmobile is in Chicago, holding auditions for Wheel of Fortune...TONIGHT.

As much as I'd love to drop everything, drive two hours to the casino it's at, and take a shot at fulfilling a lifelong dream of being on a game show, I really don't think I can afford all that gas/toll money to take the slim chance of actually having my name pulled from the drum. (Not to mention the complete lack of sleep I'd be running on at work tomorrow.)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:14 pm UTC

TIL if, after practicing the piano for an hour and a half, you switch directly to MacBook Air, the latter keyboard can feel awfully delicate under one's fingers.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby somedaypilot » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

TIL how to operate a jack leg drill, how to load the resulting holes with explosives, and turn a rock bench into something more manageable.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Amie » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:51 pm UTC

TIL: 1. That my brother is an asshole. Thought (hoped?) I'd never have to say that in my life.
2. That semiotics is awesome.
3. That "post colonial", in the Indian context, refers to post Brits coming here, not post-1947 when we actually got our independence. *head meet desk*
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby walkerm930 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:58 am UTC

TIL what rapeseed oil is. don't worry it's safe...
In the gospel according to trig there are 3 primary rules: sin θ = x/h , cos θ = y/h and tan θ = x/y. These rules are not open to interpretation and are to be treated as law.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby existential_squirrrel » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:34 am UTC

TIL : that I have a talent for finding things that people in the natural science and mathematics department thought they lost years ago... and I just started working there last week :) I found three pipets that went missing and four other ones that had been misplaced years ago.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dave_Wise » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:32 pm UTC

Last night I learned- that even the magical land of the very drunk isn't as fun on your own.
TIL- that I have a prizewinning hangover.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby lemma » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:37 pm UTC

TIL that even though it's really exciting and all that, I'm actually terrified of moving into my own place.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dave_Wise » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:39 pm UTC

It'll be fine :)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby mandachan » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:15 pm UTC

... that when my dad was growing up in Aberdeen, WA, his neighbor was the school bully, a young chap by the name of Kurt Cobain.

Yeah. That Kurt Cobain.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aleril » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

TIL KenKen is addicting as HELL.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:19 pm UTC

TIL: Making up new names or colors is fun. Sure, you could call it dark maroon, burgundy, or auburn. I prefer to call it Midnight Weasel. Other "rejected by Sherwin Williams" color names I've created include Yellow Snow, Wet Cardinal, and Vivid Wallaby.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:20 pm UTC

TIL: the Burj Dubai is actually called the Burj Khalifa. Why do people keep calling it the Burj Dubai?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:07 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:TIL: the Burj Dubai is actually called the Burj Khalifa. Why do people keep calling it the Burj Dubai?


The same reason they keep calling the Rojers Center in Toronto the Sky Dome, and also the same reason laypeople keep calling Pluto a planet.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fat Zombie » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:51 pm UTC

I just learned that a bit in one episode of Family Guy was actually a reference to Curb Your Enthusiasm. I've not watched the show, but I've heard the theme before, and it always bugged me because they played the theme and I could not for the life of me recognise it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:22 pm UTC

TIL: Un galapagar es un lugar donde hay una abundancia de galápagos.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:57 pm UTC

TIL: My favourite tie could not survive the washing machine.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:16 pm UTC

TIL: Just when you think you're out, they pull you right back in.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:24 pm UTC

Yesterday I learned that semi-dry white wines are not as bad as I thought they were. Only semi-related, I also learned that you're supposed to finish a bottle of wine within a day of opening it...oops.
tenet |ˈtenit|
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a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
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a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby existential_squirrrel » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:36 pm UTC

TIL: It's possible for someone you love to forget about you completely...
courage is about knowing when to pick yourself up and whisper to yourself, "I will try again tomorrow"
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mr Pete » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:08 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Yesterday I learned that semi-dry white wines are not as bad as I thought they were. Only semi-related, I also learned that you're supposed to finish a bottle of wine within a day 20 minutes of opening it...oops.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cloud Walker » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:46 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Yesterday I learned that semi-dry white wines are not as bad as I thought they were. Only semi-related, I also learned that you're supposed to finish a bottle of wine within a day of opening it...oops.


"Supposed to," yeah, but it sometimes takes me a week to finish a bottle and I notice no difference throughout that time. I do keep it stoppered when I'm not pouring it, though.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:45 am UTC

mandachan wrote:... that when my dad was growing up in Aberdeen, WA, his neighbor was the school bully, a young chap by the name of Kurt Cobain.

Yeah. That Kurt Cobain.

The sign to Aberdeen WA says "Aberdeen - Come as you are"
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Okita » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:55 am UTC

Amongst the other productive things I did today... I learned the basics of the Melbourne Shuffle.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:52 pm UTC

TIL: Burning brown sugar emits a foul and unpleasant smoke which I can only describe as the most hateful, licorice-smelling smoke I've ever smelled.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

TIL: A piece of software I need to generate files for has a nifty feature which makes my long-term job moderately easier. Sweet.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:10 pm UTC

Today I learned that Pittsburgh compound B is an imaging agent. Even if it does sound like something that Umbrella would use to create zombies.
Please note that despite the lovely avatar Sungura gave me, I am not a medical doctor.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:33 pm UTC

I would have thought of Composition B.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:39 pm UTC

Better than Preparation H.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:40 pm UTC

My father taught me this one. When you run out of whipped cream, simply spray the rest of the gas out (be sure you do this, really), then take a can opener and take off the bottom. Then simply spoon the rest of the whipped cream out. There's a good amount still in there.
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