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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:16 am

This isn't so much a fact that I learned so much as it is a realization - America and Russia are really only 3 miles apart.

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Post by smol Kat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:23 pm

^hence Sarah Palin being able to see Russia from her house
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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 am

During William Howard Taft's presidency, the toy industry attempted to follow up the success of the teddy bear (named after Taft's predecesor Teddy Roosevelt) with a new toy named after the incumbent, the "Billy Possum".

It didn't sell very well.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:12 pm

^Well, yeah. Bears can be cute. Opossums are disgusting.
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Post by I am nobody » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:42 pm

How would you ever know if it was a Billy Possum or just a regular possum that was really good at playing dead?

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:06 am

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Albinism can be present in plants, characterized by a lack of chlorophyll pigments. Since chlorophyll is essential for photosynthesis, albinistic plants tend to die off very quickly unless they're able to acquire nutrition from other sources, such as the root networks of neighboring plants.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Alan Moore is English.

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Post by smol Kat » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:03 pm

Yesterday upon watching the first few episodes of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events I learned that Squeege hasn't read the books and I don't have them here rip

(the Netflix series is SO GOOD!! NPH is a way better Count Olaf than Jim Carrey could ever be!)
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:10 pm

That there are stripey coloured icebergs and they look awesome!!

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Post by Hotel Security » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:52 pm

I learned that no one has a clue what to do with a Yield sign. Especially on roundabouts.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:53 pm

i learned Mikleo's mystic arte fINALLY

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((....okay but to be ~~serious~~, I learned a lot of stats about Nickelback I didn't know before, thanks @Calamity Panfan ))

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Post by Shane » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm

I hate roundabouts. People will tell you they are so much better because they are efficient at passing traffic. Not the one I know.
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Post by Hotel Security » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:50 am

Shane wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm
I hate roundabouts. People will tell you they are so much better because they are efficient at passing traffic. Not the one I know.
I've never seen a roundabout that was put in place that didn't make things quicker and more efficient. I'm loving that we're getting more and more of them. Not sure how they screwed up the one by you... :confused:

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:35 am

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Pumas and leopards can (allegedly) produce viable offspring together.

Which, if true, means it's feasible that housecats can be hybridized with lions, tigers or leopards as well...

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:44 am

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:01 pm

Although the Switch will let you register an account to any region without complaining, you can only use credit cards from the correct region to buy points - it won't let you use a US-issued card to buy Japanese eShop currency, for instance.

Although the 3DS will only let you register an account to the system's region, you can use credit cards from anywhere to buy points for that region - it will let you use a US-issued card to buy Japanese eShop currency, for instance.

You can link 3DS and Switch Nintendo accounts and share eShop currency between them.

I don't know how Nintendo failed to account for people buying foreign 3DSes, but I'm glad they did. :)

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm

That's good to know.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:19 pm

It's probably easier in general to just take advantage of Japanese Amazon not caring about the hundreds of people with US cards claiming to live in the Tokyo Municipal Building, but if you've already got a foreign 3DS, it is definitely way more fun to yet your yen points this stupidly.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:14 am

Apparently the DVD commentary for The Lion King confirms that Simba and Nala do, in fact, **** immediately after "Can You Feel the Love Tonight".

Glad to find out that's been cleared up.

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:16 pm

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:35 am
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'Lepjag' is an ugly word. Clearly 'leopuar' or 'leopuard' would have been a superior nomen for the hybrid.

We really need to do away with all these so-called 'species' if they aren't reproductively isolated. Clearly they aren't distinct species if they can crossbreed.

Let's be scientific, already. Why not.
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