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Postby Absentia » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:56 pm

Is that better or worse than Arizona replacing a World War I hero with Barry Goldwater?
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Re: TIL

Postby Grimstone » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:37 am

Marcuse wrote:My kid got those recently. He got a minion inside as the toy. I don't know why they're banned in the US


Because kids in the US eat tide pods, that's why.
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Re: TIL

Postby Anglerphobe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:27 pm

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Re: TIL

Postby LaoWai » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm

Well, you can't comb a cow's hairy balls without getting a cow-lick, that's for sure. Cows are notoriously flirtatious.
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Re: TIL

Postby iMURDAu » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:04 pm

From: http://www.mind.uci.edu/research-studies/90plus-study/

Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier journals. Some of the major findings are:

People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.
Over 40% of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia while almost 80% are disabled. Both are more common in women than men.
About half of people with dementia over age 90 do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.
People aged 90 and older with an APOE2 gene are less likely to have clinical Alzheimer’s dementia, but are much more likely to have Alzheimer’s neuropathology in their brains.


People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.

People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.

People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.

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Re: TIL

Postby Absentia » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:03 am

After Horatio Nelson was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar, his body was sealed inside a cask of liquor in order to preserve it for a state funeral in England. According to some accounts, when the barrel was opened prior to the funeral it was discovered that sailors had surreptitiously cut a hole in it in order to drink the contents.
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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:26 am

This is the astronomical symbol for Uranus.

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It's like astronomers want us to make Uranus jokes.
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Re: TIL

Postby LaoWai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:57 pm

cmsellers wrote:This is the astronomical symbol for Uranus.

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It's like astronomers want us to make Uranus jokes.

Shouldn't the part that looks like an eye be brown?
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Re: TIL

Postby jbobsully11 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:17 am

TIL that I, like most of humanity, do not have a very intuitive grasp of probability. Luckily, I'm only doing an online quiz, rather than something that could actually mean anything.
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Re: TIL

Postby CarrieVS » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:18 am

My general rule of thumb for probability and statistics is that if it seems intuitively right it's probably wrong. There are exceptions to that but basically, if a statistical fact is 'obvious' be highly suspicious.
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Re: TIL

Postby jbobsully11 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:52 am

CarrieVS wrote:My general rule of thumb for probability and statistics is that if it seems intuitively right it's probably wrong. There are exceptions to that but basically, if a statistical fact is 'obvious' be highly suspicious.

I was doing the free questions on brilliant.org here and here, and yeah, that seems about right (I’m up to a quiz on covariance).
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: TIL

Postby A Combustible Lemon » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:16 am

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Re: TIL

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:23 am

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Re: TIL

Postby cmsellers » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:57 am

Deathclaw_Puncher wrote:<video>

You dropped a link with no explanation again. What did you learn from that which was particularly interesting?
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Re: TIL

Postby jbobsully11 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 am

TIL there’s a character in the ‘80s movie Troll named Harry Potter. (I first heard of the movie a while ago, but just found that out now.)
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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