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

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:32 am
by Valigarmander
Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) and Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) were contemporaries.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:15 pm
by steeze
I learned how anime is made a little more in-depth and what goes into making some of these anime shows and wow.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:20 am
by I am nobody
The upcoming North Korea summit is scheduled to take place on Sentosa Island, which means "peace" or "harmony" in Malay, which many superstitious South Koreans see as a good omen.

...They would probably be less thrilled to know that it was only given that name by Singapore's tourism board in the '70s. Before that, it was Pulau Blakang Mati, meaning "The Island of Death from Behind".

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

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:09 pm
by smol Kat
Today I learned that this song, which until literally as I'm writing this I'd only heard a remix of, takes place at a Wild West poker game--for some reason I always pictured it taking place at a bank.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:30 am
by Valigarmander
There is a Finnish word (kalsarikännit) for getting drunk alone, at home, in your underwear.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:50 am
by steeze
I found out there are species of fish in Antarctica that have natural anti-freeze within their bodies which allows them to survive in the frozen waters without being frozen themselves.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:55 pm
by Valigarmander
Neapolitan ice cream gets its name from the (probably mistaken) belief that it originated in the Italian city of Naples, and the three flavors comprising it were originally pistachio (or almond), vanilla and cherry to make the ice cream resemble the Italian tricolor.

Thanks to @Booyakasha for starting that train of thought.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:10 pm
by Booyakasha
Hmmm. I've never had pistachio ice cream.

I've had the pistachio-creme Oreos. They're sublime. If pistachio ice cream is at all similar, that warrants investigation.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 pm
by Valigarmander
Pistachio's one of those things you'd never expect to make for a good dessert until you try it. I've had Watergate salad before, and it's pretty choice. Tastes kind of similar to peanut butter, but sweeter.

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

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:07 am
by smol Kat
Isn't pistachio, vanilla, and cherry spumoni? Mmm. I could sure go for some spumoni. We've got cookie dough ice cream in the freezer. Life is hard.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm
by Booyakasha
...oh my stars.

Pistachio ice cream is the most delicious thing.

Why did nobody tell me.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:29 pm
by MeowMan

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

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 pm
by Valigarmander
George Lazenby was 29 when he portrayed Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:56 am
by Heroine of the Dragon
That people used to think 'tooth worms' caused toothaches. :D

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

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:58 am
by I am nobody
Nerves do look kinda like worms if you squint.

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

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:10 am
by New! Tazy Ten
Technically not wrong.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:19 am
by Valigarmander
Chesapeake Bay was formed by a meteorite impact about 35 million years ago.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:31 pm
by smol Kat
Almonds can apparently blossom.

e: then I learned that there are more solar PV installers nationwide than there are coal miners.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:53 pm
by Random User
Today I learnt that Turkey and Russia have had centuries-long conflicts dating back way before even WWI. Pretty interesting stuff that sets up more context for our modern history.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:32 pm
by smol Kat
Yesterday I learned that the Gintama manga is coming to a close in ~5 weeks :sob: