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

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Post by steeze » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:33 pm

Abraham Lincoln had an innie.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:32 pm

Karate didn't originate in mainland Japan, but in Okinawa, and wasn't introduced to Japan proper until the early 20th century.

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

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:12 am

The Swiss airforce had used to have office hours from 8-12 and 1:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. If an incident occurred outside of those hours, they relied on France to deal with it, although the French didn't have the authority to shoot things down. This changed after a hijacker rudely diverted a 2014 Ethiopian Airlines flight to Geneva outside of their hours. They're planning to have 24/365 readiness by 2020, but for now are still only managing 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:07 pm

Welsh, Cornish and Breton are not Gaelic languages. They belong to a closely-related branch of Celtic languages called "Brittonic".

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:23 pm

^Hmm. Are they now to be considered P-Celtic or Q-Celtic, or maybe a different thing altogether?
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm

The San Francisco Bay Area has a higher GDP than 45 states.

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

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun May 12, 2019 6:06 am

Weird Al Yankovic graduated high school at age 16.

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