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Discussion in 'Fun and Games' started by Jedi Knight Fett, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Dandelo

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    The Word Ladder game,

    eg changing one letter in a word to make a different word:

    Same
    Came
    Case
    Cast
    Cost
    Post

    was invented by none other than Lewis Carroll. He also invented an early version of the board game Scrabble.
     
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  2. BlueYogurt

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    Here's a useless fact; there's a theory that Lewis Carroll was Jack the Ripper.
     
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  3. Healer_Leona

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    You should make a thread for this game.
     
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  4. Blobofat

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    There are no tubas at the North Pole
     
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  5. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    Yoda's original name was Bunden Debannen. He was three or four thousand years old, and called Buffy for short (I'm not kidding!).
     
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  6. DarthTunick

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    The epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake wasn't actually in Northridge, but rather in Reseda.
     
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  7. Jedi Bluth

    Jedi Bluth Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. The company was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta by craftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. After venturing into various lines of business during the 1960s and acquiring a legal status as a public company under the current company name, Nintendo distributed its first video game console, the Color TV-Game, in 1977. It gained international recognition with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981 and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. in 1985.

    Since then, Nintendo has produced some of the most successful consoles in the video game industry, such as the Game Boy, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Nintendo DS, the Wii, and the Nintendo Switch. It has created numerous major franchises, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, Metroid, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Super Smash Bros. The character of Mario is internationally recognisable, and serves as the official mascot of the company. Nintendo has multiple subsidiaries in Japan and abroad, in addition to business partners such as The Pokémon Company and HAL Laboratory. Nintendo and its staff has received awards including Emmy Awards for Technology & Engineering, Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards and British Academy Games Awards. It is one of the wealthiest and most valuable companies in the Japanese market.
     
  8. Kenneth Morgan

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    "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is the only movie to have been riffed on by MST3K, Cinematic Titanic, and Rifftrax. Two others ("Santa Claus" and "Manos, the Hands of Fate') were riffed on by MST3K, Rifftrax, and the Mads.
     
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  9. DarthTunick

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    Vanowen Street here in the San Fernando Valley was so named for it connected the neighborhoods of Van Nuys & Owensmouth (now named Canoga Park).
     
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  10. Kenneth Morgan

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    Shankweiler's Drive-In, located in Orefield, PA, is the oldest still-operating drive-in theater in the U.S.
     
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  11. black_saber

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    Peter griffin from family guy is a stupid person.
     
  12. Healer_Leona

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    A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
     
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  13. DarthTunick

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    The U.S. Bank Tower* in Downtown L.A.; because of the signage there, I believe it's the highest placed advertisement/logo in the United States.





    *tallest building on the West Coast.





    :p
     
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  14. Ihsan997

    Ihsan997 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The opposite of Microsoft Office is Macrohard Onfire.
     
  15. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Buzz Aldrin is still alive.
     
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  16. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    There has never been an official in-universe explanation for why Sgt. Scott disappeared from "Midsomer Murders".
     
  17. Jedi Bluth

    Jedi Bluth Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Bill Gates 11 Rules of Life

    Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!

    Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

    Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

    Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

    Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.

    Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

    Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

    Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

    Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

    Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

    Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
     
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  18. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Wrangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    A group of squirrels is called a scurry.
     
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  19. Coruscant

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    And a group of owls is a “parliament.”
     
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  20. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Cancer, the disease, is named after cancer, the crab.
     
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  21. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas.

    "Old West Action" is an anagram of Clint Eastwood.
     
  22. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Wrangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    A shrimp’s heart is in his head.
     
  23. Juliet316

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    I knew that actually from biology classes many many moons ago.
     
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  24. I Are The Internets

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    Well, now I want shrimp.
     
  25. Alpha-Red

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    https://csrascience.org/eating-seaf...tudy-finds-heres-why-san-francisco-chronicle/

    Well...this probably counts as useful information and therefore doesn't belong in this thread.