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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 pm

[QUOTE="The Amazing Tazy Ten, post: 1636740, member: 19345"]A lot of the Italian-American Cuisine is filled with meat, coffee, and sugar because these were products that poor Italians weren't allowed to have in their homeland. When they immigrated to the United States they found these same items readily available for affordable prices. So they reacted to it like if you found a source of water in the middle of a desert.

And that's why you have lasagna.[/QUOTE] If you're putting coffee in lasagna, we are gonna have a problem.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm

Throwing coins in fountains stem from some ancient Celtic beliefs about giving tribute to water spirits. It can be presumed that the Lady of the Lake in the King Arthur mythos reflects this, especially when Sir Bedivere throws Excalibur back in the lake.
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Post by smol Kat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 pm

[QUOTE="ScottyMcGee, post: 1637258, member: 31048"]Throwing coins in fountains stem from some ancient Celtic beliefs about giving tribute to water spirits. It can be presumed that the Lady of the Lake in the King Arthur mythos reflects this, especially when Sir Bedivere throws Excalibur back in the lake.[/QUOTE]
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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:31 am

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Chile is a very long country.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:50 pm

New World monkeys are the only primates with prehensile tails. The Jungle Book lied to me.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 am

How to bake an easy cheesecake!! :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:44 pm

"Fabula" and "syuzhet/sujet" are literary terms of Russian origin used to explain the difference between a story and its plot. Fabula is the chronological order of events, while syuzhet is the order the events are told in.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:12 am

Queen Victoria was 5' tall.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:28 am

- Don't list something on eBay for $5, because it might sell for that.
- Don't just say, "eh, 12x12x3" is probably about the box size, because there's apparently nothing between that and 12x12x12, which cost $2/box
- Don't forget that boxes have weight, because they'll push you into a shipping class that costs a dollar more than what you charged
- Paypal charges a fee for credit card payments.

Or, how to lose $2 selling someone your worst board game. >_>

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:40 am

Ostriches have the largest eyeballs of any terrestrial animal, nearly the size of billiard balls.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:06 am

Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for You Only Live Twice.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:42 pm

I learned that in 2015, four contract workers died in a gruesome accident performing maintenance on a power plant owned by Tampa Electric, and that the accident was identical to one that had occurred in the late 90's at the same company and happened because the company failed to follow safety precautions implemented specifically because of the earlier accident.

Was some disheartening stuff. The decision to forego safety was a matter of cost efficiency and the company made the decision that the money was more important than human lives... despite the fact that people had already died at their hands under the same circumstances.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:18 am

TIL, that the CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception was written by a magician, John Mulholland, in 1953.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:55 pm

TIL THE ARTEMIS FOWL BOOK SERIES ENDED IN 2012

I wish I had learned this 2 weeks from now when I finish marathoning LOTR. One epic fantasy book series at a time please. Anyway I definitely have to re-read the whole thing, I don't remember a whole lot of details since it's been years but I recall the 7th and penultimate book being one of my favorites (despite everyone I know who read it - so like, 3 people - all hating it). Artemis Fowl was my favorite thing for the longest time. Fantasy? Check! Smartass protag? Check! Detective cliches? Check!!! Best series. Time to see it through to the end.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:00 am

TODAY I LEARNED LLOYD IRVING GOT A RIDICULOUSLY JRPG REDESIGN IN A SPINOFF GAME AND I NEEEEEEEEDDD TO COSPLAY IT

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Post by Marilink » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:24 am

I learned that teaching is doable, but classroom management is...tricky

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:04 am

The alien blood from Predator was created by mixing the green liquid inside glow sticks with K-Y Jelly.

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Post by United Nations » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:34 am

Marilink wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:24 am
I learned that teaching is doable, but classroom management is...tricky
It mostly comes down to respect. Do you treat them fairly, kindly, and like adults, and are you consistent? Do you have high expectations but help guide them there? Also, you have to be there every day (unlike a sub, that's harder) so they know they can rely on you and so they know you care. If you do all of those things, then the students will respect you in return.

It seems obvious, but it can be difficult in the moment, especially if you let your emotions get in the way. Students won't listen to your lesson until the classroom is managed.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:25 pm

^My biggest issue is controlling little side comments. I want the class to be relaxed, but I don't need the peanut gallery chiming in on every little thing, y'know? I think I got it down to a better level in my last class period, but we'll see how tomorrow goes.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:43 am

43 countries celebrate their independence from the UK as a national holiday.

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