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"What did you learn today?" doesn't have a clever title this time.

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Re: "What did you learn today?" doesn't have a clever title this time.

Post by Random User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:06 am

I learnt that Dwarf Fortress updated and now like all of my dwarves are high school poets.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:50 am

Song China was the first country to issue paper money, around the 12th century.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:45 pm

I learned that a bunch of people that worked on Tales of Phantasia worked on Star Ocean. No wonder they feel so similar.
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Post by I am nobody » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:19 pm

The Japanese translation of Diff'rent Strokes replaced "Watchoo talkin' bout Willis?" with "冗談は顔だけにしてくれよ”, which translates approximately as "Do me a favor and only make jokes about your face." Diff'rent Strokes last aired in 1986, but that didn't stop Inazuma Eleven from quoting the mistranslation 22 years later.

In other news, that's the second time in the first chapter that my children's soccer RPG has made a reference so obscure that I could only figure it out thanks to similarly confused native speakers on Japanese Yahoo Answers. I'm starting to think this might turn into the longest game I've ever played. >_>

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:21 am

The words used for one of the alchemy books in the 2003 FMA anime appears to be from a D&D related text (judging from the terms "DM", "d20," and "NPC"). Van Hohenheim was a nerd, confirmed.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:04 am

D&D > lorem ipsum

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 am

I learned about fricatives and plosives.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:06 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 am
I learned about fricatives and plosives.
Dabbling in some linguistics?

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:33 am

Dabbling, yes. I found a private tutor.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:06 pm

Cutting through aluminum with a hacksaw is a good way to relieve stress.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:39 pm

You can play Breakout on Google by googling "atari breakout" and selecting Images.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:37 am

Today I learned that Albert Einstein was alive during WWII; and that he went away to America just before the Nazis came to power and stayed there to avoid persecution as a Jew.

....I'm not sure whether or not this is common knowledge but it was news to me. I'd never actually considered Einstein as a person situated in history, always just as a name and concepts in my science textbooks. It was a huge light bulb moment for me.

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:16 am

^WWII might've been pretty different without him, for that matter. He co-signed the letter that led to the Manhattan Project.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:43 pm

Admittedly, history was my worst subject in school so there is probably a lot of common historical knowledge that I failed to process when I was meant to learn it. I had no idea.

...I kind of want/need to relearn pretty much all of world history, now that I think of it. School made it boring but now I think it's a kiiind of important subject to have at least a basic understanding of.

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Post by Dux is not you » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:32 pm

You'll love the Extra History videos on the Extra Credits channel on YouTube.

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Post by smol Kat » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:42 pm

^Gonna second this. They don't specialize in a specific period; rather, there's a lot of lesser-known figures and backstories, diving in to the why of things happening as they did.
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Post by I am nobody » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Can't speak to whether or not they're worthwhile to adults, but I remember the Cartoon History of the Universe series being pretty great when I was younger:

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They've got series for the modern world, US history, and a variety of science fields as well. I got them from a library, but I've also seen them on Amazon and the like.

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Post by Dux is not you » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:53 pm

Today I learned the Scandinavian Defense is apparently very good for blitz chess.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:32 pm

That there are swans with a black head and neck and a white body in South America.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:18 am

The fangs of a vampire bat are incisors, not canines.

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