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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by KTiger_44 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Yeah, I did some research on that after learning about it, and it's definitely a much bigger thing than what I could imagine!

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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:27 pm

I tell you what I learned today. Like, Keebler's Coconut Dream cookies are literally the same thing as the Girl Scouts' Caramel DeLites. They are made of the same ingredients, in the same factories, on the same machines. Likewise with Keebler's Grasshoppers and the Girl Scouts' Thin Mints. Girl Scout goodness is evidently equivalent with Keebler Elf tree-magic. Who knew.

So, the obvious question----------where the hell is Keebler's iteration of the Girl Scouts' Peanut Butter Patty? That's what people want. And by people I mean me. Possibly others as well. Who cares.

...I want Peanut Butter Patties. Always.
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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:01 pm

"Nibling" and "nephling" are gender-neutral terms for niece and nephew.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:18 pm

^You just keep your nibblings away from my nieces and nephew, mister.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 pm

Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas... :D
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:14 pm

Male reindeer usually shed their antlers in winter, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are more than likely female... :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:22 am

Yotsuba&! was created by the same guy who did Azumanga Daioh.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:14 pm

I learnt about New Year traditions and superstitions!!

One that I inadvertently fulfilled... "making loud noises on new year scares the evil spirits away"!! I was rather noisy singing loudly... :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:45 am

The English word "flak" is borrowed from an abbreviation of the German word Fliegerabwehrkanone ("anti-aircraft cannon").

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:35 am

Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel are not the same character.

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 pm

...I mean, it only makes sense there'd be more than one. Like , '"captain" is an awesome title. Far better than Sturmbannführer, anyway.

[EDIT: I mean, don't get me wrong, Sturmbannführer is an awesome title, ignoring the historical implications.]

[EDIT2: Took me about a hundred tries to spell 'Sturmbannführer' right. I'm flippin stupid, man.]
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:45 am

Stephan Pastis (of Pearls Before Swine fame) used to be an attorney.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:25 am

The Dingo Fence in South-East Australia is the world's longest fence and was originally built to stop rabbits spreading across Australia. The rabbits laughed and proceeded to invade the entire country within 50 years!! Luckily, the fence became useful to stop the dingoes eating all the new livestock brought into Australia!! :D
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Post by Shane » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:55 pm

Australians can't beat emus either.
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:37 pm

A federal courthouse in L.A. houses a sexy af statue of a young Abraham Lincoln, commissioned in 1939.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:25 am



Phil Collins sung lyrics for the English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French versions of the Tarzan soundtrack.

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Post by steeze » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:24 pm

Muffins are just big cupcakes without frosting.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:32 am

The Pony Express only operated from April 1860 to October 1861.


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