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Post by steeze » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:40 pm

This dude in the 50s, Warwick Kerr lived in South America, took European honey bees and bred them with South African bees in the hopes he'd have more honey and bees that could live in more tropical climates. The guy didn't realize right then and there that he had created the infamous Africanized bees or "Killer Bees." He kept them in a closed hive then his buddy and fellow beekeeper comes over and sees an obstruction in the hive and removes it. This allowed the bees to swarm out of the hive and they got released into the wild. Killer Bees were made by one guy. An entire species. Let that sink in. Every single killer bee is descended from 26 Tanzanian queen bees that swarmed out in 1957. How's that for an origin story!

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:33 pm

I learnt about cold water immersion survival! Fascinating medical information... :D
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Post by X-3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 pm

Lugia is pronounced Lou-gee-ah not Lou-gwe-ah.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:48 pm

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your phonetics, but why would "gi" make a "w" sound?

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 pm

Geordi La Forge from TNG is played by LeVar Burton.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:39 pm

On a related note, Wikipedia has informed me that LeVar Burton was born in West Germany.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:01 pm

And yet he can still be elected president, inasmuch as he was born abroad as a result of his father serving abroad.

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Post by steeze » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:09 pm

Hanako was the name of a scarlet Koi fish that had been passed down and taken care of through a family that spanned generations. She was the oldest known fish in captivity. In order to analyze the exact age of Hanako, she was extracted from the pond in the deep mountains of Mino Province. She was found to be 215 years old.

Side note I've been keeping fish for years and one thing I can say is that the Japanese have perfected the art of fish keeping. Anyone looking to be mesmerized should look up "The Green Machine." It's a channel on youtube that deals with master aquascaping which originated in Japan. Really amazing how long your fish can live when you put a little love into the water.

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 pm

strawberries are apparently high in iron
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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 pm

^They are red, after all.

Halo Top pistachio ice cream doesn't taste as good as Talenti's pistachio gelato. Doesn't got pistachio bits in, neither.

Big reason I tried out Halo Top was it's on the cheap at my store just now. Just goes to show, you get what you pay for.
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Post by steeze » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:53 am

I tried Halo Top because I obviously can't have ice cream when I'm eating clean. (plus it has 20g of protein so that's a win) I found it to be super disappointing. Probably for the same reason that you did. It's not really ice cream. It's like craving a filet mignon but there's only flank steak.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:56 am

The c in "proboscis" is soft, not hard.

I've been pronouncing that word incorrect since elementary school.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:34 am

steeze wrote:
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I tried Halo Top because I obviously can't have ice cream when I'm eating clean. (plus it has 20g of protein so that's a win) I found it to be super disappointing. Probably for the same reason that you did. It's not really ice cream. It's like craving a filet mignon but there's only flank steak.
I dunno. Maybe I'd switch to the mediocre low-cal alternative if I wanted ice cream every day. I really don't.

If it's a once-a-week (or less) thing, like why not treat yourself to the good stuff.
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Post by steeze » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:27 am

I never made it passed two purchases before I just went back to regular ice cream when I really was craving it.

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Post by I am nobody » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm

The standard 4lb bag of sugar is almost exactly the median lethal dose for the average adult. So if anyone ever dumps the whole bag in your food, they're probably an assassin.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 pm

According to his autobiography, Malcolm X's first two daughters were named after Atilla the Hun and Kublai Khan.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:32 pm

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There are pear varieties that aren't "pear-shaped".

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Post by steeze » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:42 am

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Here are more fruit facts to free you till Friday folks. Let's keep these good times rolling. This is a Pluou, or plumcot. In other words it's a plumdaddy and an apricotmomma gettin it on to the break of dawn in the heart of Buton. Well, I don't know if it's really growing in Buton. Plus its definitely cross-pollination but that's just showbiz baybee

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm

South Africa is the only country with three capital cities - Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), and Bloemfontein (judicial).

Some other countries have two capital cities, such as Bolivia and Chile.

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