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16 Apr 2015, 11:45 am

All cheese no meat pizza can actually taste like it has meat.



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16 Apr 2015, 6:43 pm

DeepHour wrote:
And that very few, if any, Portuguese or Brazilian cities begin with the letter 'N'.


you made me curious! :P in portugal i found Nazaré, Nadadouro, and Nadrupe. though it's weird if they're rarer than "usual".

today i learned that it's possible to vomit your esophageal lining in the more advanced stages of ebola.


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16 Apr 2015, 7:06 pm

^ Fair enough, but in all my investigations, these three places are described as villages or parishes. Population of Nadadouro apparently 1,904. :)



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16 Apr 2015, 7:20 pm

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16 Apr 2015, 7:57 pm

I'm quite random.



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21 Apr 2015, 2:38 pm

Today, I learnt that fandom's first history was written and published by Jack Speer in 1939. Link



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25 Apr 2015, 8:54 am

12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard


These two I already knew. But the next ones were interesting to me:

22 yards = 1 chain
10 chains = 1 furlong
8 furlongs = 1 mile


(Not "approximately equal" but "equal", for all of them.)

Therefore, 1 mile = 8 furlongs = 80 chains = 1760 yards.

Pointless, but still pretty interesting. :mrgreen:


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26 Apr 2015, 2:11 am

(some) hebrew ordinal numbers.


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26 Apr 2015, 3:01 am

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26 Apr 2015, 1:11 pm

That the official job title of Subway employees is "Sandwich Artist".



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28 Apr 2015, 4:48 pm

That signing with my new last name takes some getting used to.


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28 Apr 2015, 11:59 pm

^^^ That reminds me of a girl I worked with many years ago who married a guy named Kiss. It looked strange when she signed her new name.

I guess she could simply have signed with an X! :mrgreen:


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30 Apr 2015, 4:48 pm

I just read that spider-fighting is a popular if not very humane pastime in Florida prisons. The inmates catch and keep them as pets. I also read that three inmates got into a nasty fight over the theft of a beloved arachnid. :spiderman:



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02 May 2015, 2:44 pm

That soaking your fingernails in nail polish remover for at least 15 minutes can remove your French manicure if needed.


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03 May 2015, 4:57 pm

That there were 94,000 goats in the UK in 2012.



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03 May 2015, 8:47 pm

One popular theory of the origin of the traditional faceless Amish Doll is that a little girl once received a rag doll with a face as a gift, but her Amish father became upset and cut its head off, saying that "Only God can make people".

Um, if only God can make people, then what's with all those stories about how a daddy plants a seed in the mommy's tummy to... aw, never mind.

Anyway, the father replaced the doll's head with a stuffed sock, and she happily played with it for years.

Apparently another reason the dolls are faceless is because of the Commandment that tells not to worship false idols. Since I collect faced dolls, make faced dolls and draw faces on my cartoon characters I must have a special reservation in Hell by now, next to the serial killers and drug dealers. :roll: