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

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:47 am

I learned there's a teenage girl in France who is so good at baseball, she's basically eligible to sign with MLB.
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Post by Deku Tree » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 am

I learned that, in the US, you have the right to resist unlawful arrest to the point of killing the officer, if necessary.

I kinda thought that would be the case when I Googled it. I mean, it's basically a kidnapping.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:06 pm

the singer for the vocal versions of Pollyanna and Bein' Friends for MOTHER was 14 years old when she recorded those

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:10 am

The Kraken is not a part of Greek mythology, but instead originated in Scandinavian folklore. Clash of the Titans threw me off.

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:22 am

^Interesting! I would have expected the Kraken to be a New World myth.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:19 pm

Where to plant trees to take advantage of their cooling effect. :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:24 am

English is de facto the official language of the UK, but not de jure.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:46 pm

Vlad the Impaler was not a count.

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Post by I am nobody » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:45 pm

Buff Orpingtons are a species of chicken.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_chicken

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:14 pm

When I Dream is the first board game to have been launched into space. (well, the stratosphere, but you know.) Not sure why this was done, but there you go.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:53 pm

Manny Rivera and Frida Suárez in El Tigre were named after Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

This is obvious in retrospect.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:09 am

^ Manny's full name (Manuel Pablo Gutierrez O'Brien Equihua Rivera) also references series creators Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua. Somehow I still remember all of this seven years later.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:16 am

wow. nerd

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 am

You can't hide your jealousy, don't even try.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:06 am

i learned that there's two milwaukee-area screenings of the room in the next few weeks and i posted about this in wot already but it's very important

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:36 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 am
You can't hide your jealousy, don't even try.
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made a facebook post but I also learned that there were plans for Frida to be the new Plata Peligrosa if the series had continued which would have been pretty much the best thing ever.

(Today was a day of series creators' twitter bingeing, and I have learned much.)

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Sea cucumbers are not plants, but rather animals (specifically echinoderms).

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:05 pm

^ yep. And they breathe out of their buttholes.

You learn a lot volunteering at aquariums.

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Apparently the skeletons in the movie Poltergeist were actual real human skeletons which were cheaper to procure than plastic or rubber fake ones.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:18 am

Harlequin rasboras are just wonderful!! :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 am

Due to their slow metabolisms, many reptiles can survive decapitation for over an hour, much of that time conscious and capable of reacting to external stimuli.

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