Sat May 22, 2021 3:07 pm

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Sat May 22, 2021 3:07 pm linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
In many ways I think a lot of species are smarter than we give them credit for.
I do wonder about our own species sometimes.
Sat May 22, 2021 3:55 pm

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Sat May 22, 2021 3:55 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
I do wonder about our own species sometimes.
Only sometimes?

I on the other hand am surprised that there does at rare times appear to be some touches of intelligence in the human race, but not that often!
Sun May 23, 2021 2:07 am

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Sun May 23, 2021 2:07 am linkquote
^^^^^^^^^^^ yup
Sun May 23, 2021 3:53 pm

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Mon May 24, 2021 6:03 am

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Mon May 24, 2021 6:03 am linkquote
Maybe not a useless fact but I've gotten back in to following F1 and the Halo is sort of new to me. Watching Drive to Survive and just saw the Grosjean crash episode. He needs to go hug all the engineers that developed it because it saved his life.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/magazines/panache/what-is-the-halo-that-saved-f1-driver-romain-grosjeans-life-in-bahrain-grand-prix-crash/amp_articleshow/79485741.cms

Incredibly moving video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMjw2sjXqU&feature=youtu.be
Mon May 24, 2021 9:39 am

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Mon May 24, 2021 9:39 am linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
Maybe not a useless fact but I've gotten back in to following F1 and the Halo is sort of new to me. Watching Drive to Survive and just saw the Grosjean crash episode. He needs to go hug all the engineers that developed it because it saved his life.


Dang. That was riveting.
Mon May 24, 2021 9:51 am

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Mon May 24, 2021 9:51 am linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
Incredibly moving video
We watched this episode on Netflix a few weeks ago. Even though I knew the outcome (I had heard the press reports at the time) it was still terrifying and incredible and moving all at the same time.
Mon May 24, 2021 12:43 pm

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Mon May 24, 2021 12:43 pm linkquote
The looks on everyone's faces, they knew he was a goner. Then he just appeared out of the flames. it was amazing.
Mon May 24, 2021 1:03 pm

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Mon May 24, 2021 1:03 pm linkquote
There are custom sculpted heads resembling many of the production crew that work on Robot Chicken. They can essentially be added to a puppet and tossed into almost any segment as a random (or not so random) character. Seth Green and the writing team show up quite frequently.
Tue May 25, 2021 2:33 am

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Tue May 25, 2021 2:33 am linkquote
jess wrote:
We watched this episode on Netflix a few weeks ago. Even though I knew the outcome (I had heard the press reports at the time) it was still terrifying and incredible and moving all at the same time.
Same here, the access drive to survive has to the teams is really something. While the series may not be perfect it really pulls you in to the world of F1.

The bravery of the rescue/medical team was also amazing to watch. Grosjean steeping out and walking to the ambulance was something else.

He is back and racing IndyCar and I wish him all the best. This will be the second year in a row I will not be going to the Toronto Indy as the city/province has cancelled every event this summer.
Tue May 25, 2021 3:18 am

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Tue May 25, 2021 3:18 am linkquote
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Sun May 30, 2021 10:01 am

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Sun May 30, 2021 10:01 am linkquote
A roar and the road opens for tens of meters and completely swallows a parked car. It happened on the morning of Tuesday 25 May in Torpignattara (Rome),.

Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:50 am

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:50 am linkquote
Went down the wiki waterhole wile looking up Sham 69 then from there the origin of oi! music and the subculture. Then started reading about Nicky Crane and well... this was something I did now know about him. Funny, weird and sad all at the same time.

FWIW back in the day I was friends with a lot of skineads and they basically acted as our security at clubs and shows. Generally also a lot of fun to hang out with.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25142557

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Crane

The skinheads I hung with were all SHARP skinheads. Worth looking in to if you never heard of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinheads_Against_Racial_Prejudice
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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:24 am

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:24 am linkquote
September 1752 was ...odd.

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
............1 2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30


Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:53 am

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:53 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
September 1752 was ...odd.

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
............1 2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30



That's just ... ouch

In the same vein Samoa skipped Friday, 30 December 2011 as they changed from one side of the international dateline to the other
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:16 am

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:16 am linkquote
I always believed that Georgia the Country not State was in Europe but found out today that is in fact Transcontinental as it's in Europe and Asia.

I suspect the other countries in the Caucasus region can claim to be transcontinental too?
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:55 am

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:55 am linkquote
Kalmykia is supposed to be in Europe, which makes it the only predominantly Buddhist country in Europe.

On the other hand, one of the EU member states is in Asia.
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:06 am

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:06 am linkquote
Der Blechfahrer wrote:
Kalmykia is supposed to be in Europe, which makes it the only predominantly Buddhist country in Europe.

On the other hand, one of the EU member states is in Asia.
Google was my friend with both your facts, Cyprus is the EU member state located in Europe and Kalmykia is a Republic in Russia that despite reading many travel books I'd never heard of.
Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:38 pm

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:38 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
That's just ... ouch

In the same vein Samoa skipped Friday, 30 December 2011 as they changed from one side of the international dateline to the other
Yea we ran in to that "problem" back in 2016 while on a 28 day cruise in the South Pacific. Due to the crossing of the international dateline while in the Samoa area we had two different days with the same date and missed one!
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:29 pm

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:29 pm linkquote
Male mosquitoes do not bite as they feed on flower nectar; they're vegetarian. However, female mosquitoes bite, as they need the protein in blood to produce eggs.
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:59 am

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:59 am linkquote
It's Saint Patrick's Day today. Guinness sell twice as many pints on this day compared with any other day of the year.



Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:37 am

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:37 am linkquote
Sake is beer.
Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:02 pm

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:02 pm linkquote
Two silk worms had a race.
They ended up in a tie.
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:18 am

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:18 am linkquote
Sledge wrote:
Two silk worms had a race.
They ended up in a tie.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:48 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:48 am linkquote
The polar bear is so well insulated from the cold that it cannot be detected with a heat-seaking camera.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:17 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:17 am linkquote
Police Officer arrives at an auto accident scene and rush over to one of the
drivers and asks, Sir, are you seriously injure?

Driver responds; How would I know, I am not an attorney.

Bob Copeland
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Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:28 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:28 am linkquote
Alaska is both the westernmost state and the most eastern. According to QI
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:24 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
The world's longest road tunnel is in Norway

15 miles long which is nearly 25km for our metric friends.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:27 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:27 am linkquote
1 in 2 doctors is the half
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:34 am

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:34 am linkquote
Car horns are appropriately tuned to F.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:42 pm

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:42 pm linkquote
The foghorn at Morro Bay, California is pitched to A-flat.

Look at this picture and hum the first note of "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey and it will be like being there.



Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:08 pm

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:08 pm linkquote
People drive on parkways but park on driveways. That doesn't make sense so I ride instead.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:26 pm

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:26 pm linkquote
A butcher backed into the meat grinder, and got a little behind in his work.
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:29 pm

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Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:29 pm linkquote
Why is it that day breaks, but it doesn't fall...

...and night falls but it doesn't break?

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:51 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:51 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
That's just ... ouch

In the same vein Samoa skipped Friday, 30 December 2011 as they changed from one side of the international dateline to the other
And on a trip to Australia, one of my SIL's son had no birthday, yet her daughter had two.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:01 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:01 pm linkquote
If you are standing on the North Pole, the only direction you can go is south.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:21 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:21 pm linkquote
GBaby wrote:
If you are standing on the North Pole, the only direction you can go is south.
If you walk one mile south, turn to the right and walk one mile west, turn to the right and walk one mile north and end up where you started, where are you?
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:28 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:28 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
If you walk one mile south, turn to the right and walk one mile west, turn to the right and walk one mile north and end up where you started, where are you?
Lost?
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:28 pm

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:28 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
If you walk one mile south, turn to the right and walk one mile west, turn to the right and walk one mile north and end up where you started, where are you?
Santa's Village?
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:56 pm

Molto Verboso
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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:56 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
If you walk one mile south, turn to the right and walk one mile west, turn to the right and walk one mile north and end up where you started, where are you?
The South Pole.
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