What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:57 am

^Whoa. That's crazy.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:28 am

I learned about MarI/O - someone had a computer program learn how to play Super Mario World.


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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:56 am

Jack o' lanterns were originally carved from turnips.

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:12 am

welp i know what im modding into brawl now
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Post by steeze » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:58 am

Babies aren't born with kneecaps. The cartilage that forms there around two years old hardens becoming bone at age 4. WEIRD. Also, Possums don't play dead like most people think. They pass out from fear. Like those fainting goats. Now I feel bad for all the possums my dogs have scared over the years lol.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:08 pm

Before the advent of electric lighting, baseball fields were constructed with home plate at the west end of the diamond, as games were typically played in the afternoon and this layout would have batters facing east, away from the setting sun.

Hence the term "southpaw": a left-handed pitcher facing west would pitch using his southernmost hand.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:29 am

This was really the other day but I learned about Lord Lucan. He was a famous British nobleman who was known for expensive tastes and gambling, even considered for the role of James Bond when the movie series was first going to be filmed. His marriage failed and he lost custody of his kids. He moved out but spied on his wife and children. Funny enough, today is the anniversary of his disappearance - November 7, 1974 - how about that? I totally did not realize that. He supposedly bludgeoned the nanny to death and attacked his wife. His wife survived and identified him as her attacker. Lucan had telephoned his mother asking her to collect the children, then drove off. The police found the car abandoned on the side of the road and the possible murder weapon was inside, along with traces of blood, but no trace of Lucan. He has been missing ever since.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:24 am

Nicolas Cage is Francis Ford Coppola's nephew.

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:35 am

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these blocks in super mario world are speakers

i always thought they were supposed to be some weird pineapple/coconut/durian thing
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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 am

^ When I was little, I thought they were basketball blocks.

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