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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:13 pm

I found out about Worst Cat.

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Post by X-3 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:40 pm

God, that is one ugly giraffe.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:30 am

Newfoundland and Labrador didn't become part of Canada until 1949.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:06 am

There have been five French Republics, the latest of which was established in 1958.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Gyromancy is a divination method where a person stands in a circle circumscribed with the letters of the alphabet, and then spins around until they dizzily stumble or fall onto a letter, repeating the process until a sentence is spelled out.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:03 am

The word "magnet" (probably) comes from Magnesia, an ancient Greek city in Ionia (in modern-day Turkey), a region rich with lodestones.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:26 pm

The first mention of the 'six degrees of separation' theory was in 1929. :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:17 am

Presidents John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson and Chester A. Arthur never had vice presidents. Prior to the ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967, there was no mechanism by which a vacancy in the vice presidency could be filled.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:10 pm

Saurkraut and kimchi are both fermented cabbage.

I mean, I already knew that, but today was the first time I made any kind of connection between the two.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:42 pm

Nazi Germany was technically the first country to send something into space - the V2 rocket.
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Post by Shane » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:21 am

Nearly 3% of ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:43 am

Easter is in less than a week.

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Post by Milandy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:15 am

Learn an excellent thing how to drive safely and comfortably.

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Post by LOOT » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:16 am

I learned I need to watch Flashpoint at some point because it's the universe where Thomas Wayne is Batman and Martha is the Joker, and this is the DCAU so it has to be good.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:28 pm

[QUOTE="Valigarmander, post: 1588930, member: 30663"]The word "magnet" (probably) comes from Magnesia, an ancient Greek city in Ionia (in modern-day Turkey), a region rich with lodestones.[/QUOTE]

Reminds me of where cravat (aka a necktie) came from. It came from Croatia, which was where the necktie originated. So Croatia literally means "tie land"
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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:59 pm

^^Flashpoint, the police procedural starring the Pink Ranger & Keith Mars?

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:19 pm

Abel Meeropol (the schoolteacher who penned "Strange Fruit" in 1936) and his wife Anne adopted the two orphaned sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg after their execution.

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Post by Deku Tree » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:39 am

Mark Hamill has "Arkham" right there in his name.

Also I learned the word hiraeth.

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Post by LOOT » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:07 am

... did you know Dark Souls bosses are actually kinda easy?

... except Smough and Ornstein since they're quite the pair

... and Bed of Chaos because that was the worst mistake possibly in all the Souls series[DOUBLEPOST=1458889661,1458889597][/DOUBLEPOST]maybe it's me, because I've one-shot all the bosses so far

maybe or maybe not Taurus Demon, it shoved me off the bridge but followed suit so I still won?!

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