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Re: TIL

Postby aviel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:31 am

JamishT wrote:
52xMax wrote:TIL Ben Shapiro is Mara Wilson's cousin.


I follow both on Twitter to contribute to maintaining a balanced feed. I can't imagine what family reunions are like for them though!

Basically the same as most Jews' thanksgiving dinners.
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Re: TIL

Postby sunglasses » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:07 pm

TIL that Cornell and colleges that had Domestic Economic classes essentially leased or bought "practice babies" from orphanages for the women to care for. To learn, "The Science of Motherhood."

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/practice-b ... d=12548705
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Re: TIL

Postby Krashlia » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:41 am

aviel wrote:
JamishT wrote:
52xMax wrote:TIL Ben Shapiro is Mara Wilson's cousin.


I follow both on Twitter to contribute to maintaining a balanced feed. I can't imagine what family reunions are like for them though!

Basically the same as most Jews' thanksgiving dinners.

.... Loud and perhaps argumentative with a least a couple rumors about a fellow jewish neighbor which is followed by disapproval of the rumor mongering, but also some disappointment that one decided to air dirty laundery by taking it outside of community. Meanwhile some talk about work and life goes on with some geeky/nerdy male types interjecting, and fawning over the new kids, and some audible disappointment from a certain woman or two whose wondering why another younger person couldn't be "'Something else', 'like your cousin'" which is followed by a small outburst which is calmed by a couple of patriarchal figures, one of whom is rather laid back but the other only pretending to be so when the truth is that he's rather hen pecked and everybody already knows who wears the pants in his marriage? Followed by insistence that it was a good thanksgiving, in part because all the family was there, the next morning?
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Re: TIL

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:41 am

You know that episode of Gravity Falls where Dipper gets hat voice changing potion? Well, TIL that the Ghetto Black woman voice Stan ends up with at the end of the episode was voiced by Grey Griffin.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Birds-of-paradise have feathers only .015% less black than the blackest material humans have ever managed to produce.

Below is a demonstration in which a normal black feather and a bird-of-paradise feather are sprinkled with gold dust.

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Re: TIL

Postby emm » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 pm

My four-year-old can read the following letters: A, E, O, N, J, L, H, R and 'viking longboat'...
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:50 pm

Josephy McCarthy, famous for his anti-communist witch hunts, may himself have won his first election (he ousted the incumbent in the primary with fewer than five thousand votes) with communist help.

According to Wikipedia:
Arnold Beichman later stated that McCarthy "was elected to his first term in the Senate with support from the Communist-controlled United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, CIO", which preferred McCarthy to the anti-communist Robert M. La Follette.[5]
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:16 pm

Turns out that one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs was written by ... Dolly Parton.

Merle's version

Dolly's version

Seems I should make more of an effort to get into her music.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:35 pm

When some shipwrecked Dutch people washed up on Korea, the Koreans loved the wooden shoes so much that they adopted them and made them their own.
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Re: TIL

Postby Marcuse » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:35 pm

cmsellers wrote:When some shipwrecked Dutch people washed up on Korea, the Koreans loved the wooden shoes so much that they adopted them and made them their own.


Cultural appropriation! :evil:
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