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Re: Fun Facts

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Mon May 23, 2022 1:59 am


The greatest wrestler ever? Ever?! Sure bud. Oh come on, people say shit like that every day about the guy they like, sometimes about different guys in the same conversation! It's not sports if you're not constantly arguing about the best of the best, GOAT is so overused that it's practically in every other argument, and wrestling fans in particular love to pick favourites.

Everything about this man sounds like something out of the tallest of backwoods tall tales, the wildest and most clichéd of urban legends.

Except it was all a matter of international record.

(and Shiv knows how to tell a hell of a story)
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:19 pm

Elephants continue to demonstrate they are the best.


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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:15 pm

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Re: Fun Facts

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby atog » Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:44 pm

Mongrel wrote:

Spongebob and Krabby, together at last!

Büge wrote:

Red...because it makes you go FAST
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:12 pm

Air conditioning is actually far more environmentally-friendly than home heating, because heat tends to be far more carbon-burning, especially older forms of heating, and even if both are powered by renewable, clean electricity, AC is still less harmful simply because the temperature differential it's trying to bridge is much less than that of home heating, usually.

Seems obvious, but I never really thought of it this way!
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby JD » Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:33 am

Air conditioning is most used when it's sunny, which is also when solar power is the most effective.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:51 pm

How cookie cutters are made.



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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Büge » Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:12 pm

Today I learned that there was a series of commercials for Japanese canned coffee, and it was set in Twin Peaks.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:09 pm

Creationists often love using eyeballs as a "Where your evolution NOW, huh? Explain EYES!" 'argument', when in fact the evolution of eyeballs is actually the result of a well-documented and naturally-elegant process, and seen in a wide range of species:

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:20 pm

I was like, oh hey, this is a really well-done video of the process.

So... NERD TIME.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby The Riddler » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:14 pm

I like how it's a lot like how modern garden pathways are built just much, much larger in scale

I learned a few years back that the city of Rome had once built a North American-style highway for cars atop the Appian Way, and it wasn't until like the 80s that the Way became a park, and they had to divert and undo the highway to make it that way

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Lottel » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:27 am

Mongrel wrote:eyeball post


Back when I was a young philosophy major, my philosophy professor and my bio professor decided to do their first and only combined field trip 3 and a half hours away.
It was to a lecture where a man talked about the evolutionary process that lead to cephalapods eyes, the one that lead to our eyes, and then eventually arguments for and against intelligent design caused by these eyeballs.

It was a weird ass lecture but the in-depth discussion of the evolution of eyes was neat.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Sharkey » Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:59 am

I love how cephalopod eyes start growing from an invagination of the surface whereas vertebrate eyes are an outgrowth of the brain and the deep ones don't have blind spots on account of not having nerve fibers in the way but mostly I'm just pleased that I got to use invagination in a run on sentence.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:41 am

"My family invented James Bond, and it's the second most famous thing they've invented."

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