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10 May 2019, 11:05 am

With the amount of plastics in the world's oceans it would take close to several centuries to possibly clean it up


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10 May 2019, 6:57 pm

There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris.


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14 May 2019, 4:43 pm

In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.


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21 May 2019, 3:07 pm

Every year since 1966, the town of Gavle, Sweden, erects a giant straw goat for Christmas, and almost every year, vandals burn it.


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24 May 2019, 5:25 pm

Each February, 80% of all honey bees in the US are in California to pollinate the almond trees.


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24 May 2019, 7:22 pm

Visible light is less than one ten-billionth of the electromagnetic spectrum.


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27 May 2019, 2:15 pm

Laura Dern was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1990's after playing a lesbian character. That was the 90's for you when homophobia was still strong and very pervasive.


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27 May 2019, 4:31 pm

When you first meet people it is common to forget their names - a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line' effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they'll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they're introduced to.


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27 May 2019, 5:39 pm

^ I definitely have a bad case of the ‘next-in-line' effect.


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27 May 2019, 6:39 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Visible light is less than one ten-billionth of the electromagnetic spectrum.


Just learnt what he said... :D


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28 May 2019, 3:47 pm

Donald Trump was the inspiration for the character Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.


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29 May 2019, 12:49 am

I study the topic of cryptocurrency and their turnover. It turns out for operations with cryptocurrencies there are separate trading platforms created on the basis of the P2P marketplace platform. Such shrouds are safer for circulation of money.
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29 May 2019, 10:46 am

I just learned that today is the 28th and the month doesn't end until Friday! Until this morning, I thought the month ended tomorrow.


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29 May 2019, 10:50 am

Today is actually the 29th.



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29 May 2019, 1:39 pm

So, I still haven't learned anything accurate. :oops:


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