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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zohar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:52 pm UTC

It killed my pa!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:54 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby chridd » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:22 pm UTC

Polycronopolis wrote:Today I learned that dihydrogen monoxide is a major component in acid rain and is fatal if inhaled. :shock: A very dangerous substance. :shock: (I know this isn't new or original but I saw it again today and it made me laugh)
It's also very addictive. Just one sip of the stuff is enough to cause most people to become dependent on it for life.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:00 am UTC

chridd wrote:
Polycronopolis wrote:Today I learned that dihydrogen monoxide is a major component in acid rain and is fatal if inhaled. :shock: A very dangerous substance. :shock: (I know this isn't new or original but I saw it again today and it made me laugh)
It's also very addictive. Just one sip of the stuff is enough to cause most people to become dependent on it for life.

not even that! You are born addicted! Every living thing is born addicted! Think of the pandas!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 am UTC

It's in our water supplies! We're doomed!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:34 am UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:It's in our water supplies! We're doomed!


FTFY.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:37 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
PhoenixEnigma wrote:It's in our water supplies! We're doomed!


FTFY.


This makes me sad.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:10 am UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:It's in our water supplies! We're doomed!

I'm sure General Ripper will save us in time. He wouldn't let anything contaminate our fluids.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:42 am UTC

Dihydrogen monoxide is people! Peoooople!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:38 am UTC

The scary part is that several companies which have heard of the DHMO threat are now making their products with the inorganic compound hydroxyl acid, which has similar properties to DHMO... but hydroxyl acid is just as dangerous as DHMO is! Food containing hydroxyl acid is just as bad as food containing DHMO.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:48 pm UTC

It's because of the hydronium and hydroxyl ions that are almost always found dissolved in it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zohar » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

Hydroxyl is extremely explosive, too.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:55 pm UTC

Stay away from oxidane, by the way.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:46 am UTC

TIL: Firefox's plugin container process will crash (and restart) if it consumes >1GB memory.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:45 pm UTC

TIL that I'll (hopefully) never have to see that little twerp of a newscaster ever again.

Also, stress does bad things to my digestion. *goes to get Jamie Lee Curtis-endorsed yogurt*

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:53 pm UTC

Promicin wrote:Also, stress does bad things to my digestion. *goes to get Jamie Lee Curtis-endorsed yogurt*

So related.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Account20151023 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:56 pm UTC

TIL my dog has absolutely no problem eating expensive home electronics if I am being unsympathetic to her feelings.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rakysh » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:36 pm UTC

TIL that cornflower on black tie pre-award-ceremony is basically indelible. Sigh.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:53 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
PhoenixEnigma wrote:It's in our water supplies! We're doomed!


FTFY.


Yes. We know. But for the love of Odin's beard, DO NOT EXPLAIN THE JOKE.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jumble » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:13 pm UTC

Not on my car. However I have an English sports car, so it doesn't move and any pressure that keeps the rims off the tarmac will do.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:48 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:Not on my car. However I have an English sports car, so it doesn't move and any pressure that keeps the rims off the tarmac will do.
TIL: English sports cars are kind of impractical
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:13 pm UTC

TIL you can be so cold, ice cream feels warm. :(

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby mystic_aura » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:09 pm UTC

TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:07 pm UTC

mystic_aura wrote:TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o

I think you shattered my world a little bit. o_O
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:32 am UTC

mystic_aura wrote:TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o

TIL I no longer like Firefly.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:27 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
mystic_aura wrote:TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o

TIL I no longer like Firefly.

I prefer to think of it as Disney ruining him, rather than him ruining Firefly.

TIL: Dogs do not like wearing hats.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:59 am UTC

TIL There is someone named Zac Efron, who some people apparently care about.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Baldur » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:12 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
mystic_aura wrote:TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o

TIL I no longer like Firefly.

I just like to imagine that the portrayal of Young Simon was an actor in the Firefly universe. The flashbacks were recordings which had been created for the bounty hunters searching for him, to give a fuller psychological profile.

Also, Zac Efron - not really that bad.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:03 am UTC

Disney kids are mass-produced in an underground laboratory buried under the Great Basin Desert somewhere in Nevada.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:21 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:somewhere in Nevada

Reminded me of this. (Warning: LOTS of animated violence)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby mystic_aura » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:22 am UTC

Kewangji wrote:
mystic_aura wrote:TIL that Zac Efron played young Simon in Firefly o_o

I think you shattered my world a little bit. o_O

I'm having a hard time myself O_O It's nearly as horrific as the time they demoted Pluto.

Giant Speck wrote:Disney kids are mass-produced in an underground laboratory buried under the Great Basin Desert somewhere in Nevada.

Perhaps they're being produced from one giant centipede.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:08 pm UTC

TIL time travel isn't as easy as it sounds (and it doesn't even sound easy). And neither is cloning, making Hitler into a likable person, or writing a scifi story.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:43 pm UTC

Promicin wrote:TIL time travel isn't as easy as it sounds (and it doesn't even sound easy). And neither is cloning, making Hitler into a likable person, or writing a scifi story.

Somehow related I once learned from a TV programme: making a good pilot takes about ten, fifteen years of experience and constant training, making a crap pilot maybe ten minutes. Or in other words: writing is easy if you have a low enough standard.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:21 pm UTC

Vieto wrote:
chridd wrote:
Polycronopolis wrote:Today I learned that dihydrogen monoxide is a major component in acid rain and is fatal if inhaled. :shock: A very dangerous substance. :shock: (I know this isn't new or original but I saw it again today and it made me laugh)
It's also very addictive. Just one sip of the stuff is enough to cause most people to become dependent on it for life.

not even that! You are born addicted! Every living thing is born addicted! Think of the pandas!

I can't believe I didn't get it for the first time! I even thought dihydrogen monoxide was somehow related to carbon monoxide.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:58 pm UTC

mystic_aura wrote:I'm having a hard time myself O_O It's nearly as horrific as the time they demoted Pluto.

If you pretend it never was revealed, I will too. Deal?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:16 pm UTC

Maybe Disney kids are like Slurm.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Robert'); DROP TABLE *; » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

TIL pressing the keys 0-9 on a YouTube video skips to the appropriate tenth.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:59 pm UTC

TIL Dolly the cloned sheep had 6 babies.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Levi » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:16 am UTC

How did the babies fare?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:20 am UTC

I can't find anything on the lambs, but my guess is they died within a year after birth.
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