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Fun TIL (Today I Learned)

Discussion in 'Fun and Games' started by Jedi Knight Fett, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Learn something today? Learn a fact or figure that you just want to share? Share away.

    For instance today I learned that Disney had breast spotters at Disney world as people tended to flash on the rides especially splash mountain. They stopped using the breast spotters in 2009

    https://www.tmz.com/2009/05/05/disney-bounces-their-boob-screeners/
     
  2. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 8

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    The male prostate gland doubles in size by the time you're 50 and again between 50 to 80.
     
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  3. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

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    Scotland names their snow plows:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Healer_Leona

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

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    IF one of our packaging machines is going to break down, it will be on Friday. One half hour before we close.

    Monday is going to suck.
     
  5. Dark Ferus

    Dark Ferus Chosen One star 8

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    I partly share an ethnicity with my avatar (her maternal grandmother)
     
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  6. Healer_Leona

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

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    Kit Kat filling is just broken Kit Kats
     
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  7. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 8

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    Immortality-obsessed morbid Victorians took daguerreotypes of the recently deceased, fully dressed and often sat in chairs or posing with family members.
     
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  8. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    well I guess at least they kept still.
     
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  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  10. Dark Ferus

    Dark Ferus Chosen One star 8

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    I just finished watching her first post for the third time before going onto here
     
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  11. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 6

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    I learned how to speedrun Pokemon Let's go Eevee.

    People wrongly assume that the gyms must be done in the order the game would suggest.
    On the contrary, the optimal order favored by speedrunners is 1, 2, 7, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.

    This is possible because after you get the flute you can immediately go to the zoo and learn surf as well. Once you have learned surf, you can go to gym 7 without any problem. Also, thanks to the cut special technique that you learn in the SS Anne ship you can take a shortcut for the ghost city without the need of doing gym 3 to unlock the Diglett's cave.
     
  12. Dark Ferus

    Dark Ferus Chosen One star 8

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    Deep dish pizza is good but doesn’t last long
     
  13. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 7

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    I learned that mitosis refers exclusively to cell division in eukaryotes. Whereas in prokaryotes, since they have no nucleus and usually only one chromosome, the process is much simpler and is just called binary fission (which I looked up because of Free Association Thread). None of that metaphase, anaphase mumbo-jumbo. Makes perfect sense when I think about it...but for some reason it just never occurred to me before.
     
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  14. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 8

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    Irrational time signatures are easier to sightread than pieces that use metric modulation.
     
  15. Jedi_Goulden_25

    Jedi_Goulden_25 Jedi Knight star 3

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    If you go to a pebbly beach then dont do body surfing( riding the waves with your body as the board) as you will probably break a bone, i nearly fractured mine yesterday. Also jellyfish stings hurt; a lot
     
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  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Ouch, and as somebody who got stung by Jellyfish as a child, double ouch!
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    TIL that Susan Lucci's mother is still alive at 104!
     
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  18. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 7

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    Alaska got its name from the Russians when they colonized it, who in turn derived it from an Aleutian word.
     
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  19. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    TIL that Ellie Kemper's sister Carrie is a writer who wrote "The Office" episode "The Whale". She also plays Jan's assistant in that episode.
    Carrie went on to write for other shows: Silicon Valley, Beef, The Rehearsal, and The Curse.
     
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  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    That's timely beca-

    Hey wait a minute
     
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  21. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Today I learned that approx. 66% of the world drives on the wrong side of the road.
     
  22. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Or the right side, depending on your point of view.
     
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  23. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    The right side is the wrong side!
     
  24. Healer_Leona

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

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    The way you test to see if a battery is good or not is to drop it on a counter. If it bounces, it's no good. If it doesn't it's good. :eek::eek:
     
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  25. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 7

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    The word "robot" is derived from "robota" in Slavic languages meaning "work, labor".
     
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