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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2021, 07:46:09 PM »
I just learned that in the Sims games 'Live Mode' is pronounced live as in liver and not live rhymes with five. I've been saying it wrong for 20 years.
I didn’t know that either!  And I have been playing the Sims for more than 20 years.
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2021, 08:25:16 PM »
I just learned we're considered a genuine "high-risk pregnancy". As in, we actually now have two different doctors with very different skillsets, instead of just one very worried doctor who speaks before she thinks a bit too much.

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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2021, 03:24:57 AM »
I just learned that in the Sims games 'Live Mode' is pronounced live as in liver and not live rhymes with five. I've been saying it wrong for 20 years.
I didn’t know that either!  And I have been playing the Sims for more than 20 years.
Also just learned of this thanks to that post! Interesting...

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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2021, 10:48:58 AM »
If you tell someone you're late because someone shot your cat, they will always believe you.
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2021, 01:32:49 PM »
One quarter of all the bones in your body are located in your feet!!

Each foot has 26 different bones, which is 52 bones in both. Your body has 206 bones.
I learned this when I got a Lisfranc fracture in my right foot back in February.
That’s so many. I bet about half of those are broken for me with the amount of times I’ve gotten my toes banged up :yikes:
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2021, 05:24:32 PM »
Today I learned there are only 24 "super tusker" elephants left in the world.
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2021, 03:42:25 AM »
Mockingbirds and crows also remember individual people and if you were kind or mean to them.

I read a National Geographic article about this, and it's so cool! There was this little girl that befriended the crows in her yard by leaving them trinkets, and they would bring her gifts in return.

This is amazing to find out...
oh, a group of Crows together is called a Murder.  ^.^
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2021, 06:02:50 PM »
In this 1921 newspaper I'm looking at there's an article about schools in Zion, Illinois.  Apparently they were teaching students that the Earth was flat.  I'll copy it out so you can see (yes, I am leaving in any errors they printed.)   :lol:

"Zion schools of which Wilbur Glenn Voliva, the overseer of the colony is president, have adopted his new theories of a flat world and the absence of gravitation, and the 1000 grade and high school pupils believe them implicitly, according to their teachers.
The public school maintained by the state board of education and attended by the children of nonmembers of Voliva's Christian-Catholic Apostolic church still teaches, however that the world is a globe moving through limitless space and that it was  the attraction of gravity which caused the apple to fall on Isaac Newton's head.
At the Zion schools the new course of study teaches that:
The earth is a flat circular world, with a north pole in the exact center, no south pole and surrounded by a wall of ice which keeps adventuresome mariners from fall off the rim.
That the earth has no motion but remains stationary in space.
That the sun is not millions of miles in diameter and 91,000,000 miles away, but is really a little orb thirty-two miles across and only 3,000 miles from the earth.
That the law of gravitation is a fallacy and when objects are thrown into the air they continues to rise until the force which impelled them is expended and then fall back to earth because they are heavier than air."

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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2021, 07:00:18 PM »
That's pretty much Flat Earth today too. The Sun and Moon are spotlights that move across the surface. Other planets are round, but Earth is not.

In a nutshell.

Flat Earthers are my favorite. I joined the official Flat Earth Society forum almost 20 years ago. Back then, it was mostly comprised of people who were trolling everyone... it was a way to debate ridiculous things to point out stuff that people really believe in. Kinda like Pastafarians. But now with social media I think there really are people who believe it and don't get the point of the original Flat Earth Society.
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2021, 10:52:02 PM »
I just learned today about an interesting piece of schizo-tech called electric-steam locomotive, which is pretty much like a regular steam engine but with a pantograph on the roof to power an electric heater that is used to boil the water instead of a regular coal furnace.
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Re: Random stuff you've learned!
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2021, 12:47:53 AM »
If you are sewing fine fabric on a sewing machine, you can use tissue paper to help stabilise it :)

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