The 'I didnt know that' Thread

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  1. MUSC4EVER

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    Paul Kern, a Hungarian soldier, was shot in the head during WWI. This made him unable to sleep for the following 40 years of his life.

    Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn.

    Bruce Lee was able to perform one hand push-ups using only his index finger and thump.

    Thanks to those of you who have posted recently to give this thread a bump. :tup:
     
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    Milk is an environmental hazard. If it gets anywhere near a river it will kill everything in said river and thus it is an emergency if a tanker spills.

    The only reason it isn't required to be taken in chemical tankers and labelled is because no one would buy milk if it was.
     
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    Many personal checks written by Marlon Brando were often never cashed as his signature was usually worth more than the amount on the check.

    Monkey's can count.

    Between 1912 and 1948, art competitions were part of the Olympics. Medals were awarded for architecture, music painting and sculpture.

    Most Sodas/soft drink have a pH level higher than acid rain.

    A man named Donald Snyder once gained 150 pounds in an unsuccessful attempt to become too fat for the electric chair.
     
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    So can lizards.
     
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    Water does. Acids are the low numbers on the pH scale.

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    And bases are the high end. Water is at 7 on the pH scale, acids go down to 1.

    I think he meant sodas are more acidic than acid rain. Considering that Coke can actually be used to clean stuff...i'm not surprised.
     
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    I've seen barstaff use gin to clean the bar. That'll be because of the alcohol though I expect.
     
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    Baking soda can also be used to clean stuff. Whether baking soda or Coke is a better choice depends on what you're cleaning.
     
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    There's a guy who works at Force India with the last name of Mclaren.
     
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    Pineapples are originally from Brazil.
     
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    On that note.

    Potatoes are native to the Andes.
    Sweetcorn is native to Central and South America.
    Pumpkins are native to the Americas
     
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    As are tomatoes.

    Given that tomatoes and pasta were brought to Italy in circa 1500AD and 1300AD respectively, one wonders what Italian cuisine was like before then.
     
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    • Digimon actually did a tribute/reunion mini series called Digimon Adventure tri.


    • In Emperor's New Groove, when Yzma drops her drink onto a plant, the next shot with her and the plant actually has the plant get turned into a lama, a subtle foreshadow, that even though I've watched this movie constantly as it's one of my favourite animated movies, I've never noticed.

    • In the Wii and PC versions of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. On one of the casino tracks, one of the cards actually has a picture of a fan character from devianart, this was apparently accidental and was intended to be a picture of Amy like it was in the 360 and PS3 versions. It was patched in the PC version but since the Wii has no such capabilities. The Wii version of All-Stars Racing is stuck with a fan-made character in the game, it was Sonic Forces 7 years before the game even comes out.
     
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    Much like cuisine is and was in the rest of the Mediterranean. Fresh meat and fish, fresh fruit and veg and unleavened breads.
     
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    While I don't know about the other games, I suspect V-Rally 2 must be one of the few PS1 games to have an editor in it (replay editors disregarded).
     
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    That's true. As I understand it it was more like Greek cuisine than anything else.
     
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    Greek, Turkish, Syrian, Lebanese, Tunisian, Moroccan... Cuisine for that whole region is remarkably similar (and that's no bad thing!). It just gets more spiced the further clockwise you get. :tup:
     
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    That Emperor's New Groove and Zoids: Chaotic Century are essentially the same plot.

    Both main conflict is about a young sole emperor with no heir to the throne of the empire, whose advisor decides to try to take the throne by killing the emperor but fail, instead the emperor ends up meeting the other protagonists and they get together to head back to the palace and reclaim the throne while the advisor, who has already taken the throne tries to stop them.

    The only real difference is that in New Groove, the Emperor is the Main Character while in Zoids, the Emperor was a supporting character.
     
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    The Emperor's New Groove is, I'm quite sure, based on the old fable The Emperor's New Clothes which means it's a story that's probably been borrow for numerous other works.
     
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    It's been said that there are only really six or seven basic story plots and that all stories (and therefore films too) roughly follow one (or sometimes more) of these narratives.
     
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    True but usually these aren't on point similar. Watching through both Zoids main conflict and New Groove. The Plot comparison feels more Hunger Games vs. Battle Royal than Hunger Games vs. Divergent
     
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    Honey doesn't spoil. You can feasibly eat 3000 year old Honey.

    Misomaniac- Someone how hates everyone and everything.

    Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

    Out of 1 million Legos bricks made only 16 are rejected.

    Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the World without a river.
     
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    Pasta is first documented in Sicily in around 1100 ACE but there are first-century references from Greek territories. With the Romans hoovering up every good idea it seems highly likely that some of the pressed, dried wheat foodstuffs mentioned in earlier literature are what we would now call pasta. Marco Polo didn't bring pasta back from China, that's for sure. If he ever went :)
     
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    In 1973 the Internet consisted of just 43 computers.

    19th-century nicknames for sex positions included The Ordinary, The Spiky Chair and The View Of The Low Countries.

    When Winston Churchill got really angry he would throw his false teeth across the room

    Drug lord Pablo Escobar once burned $2 million in cash in one might to keep his family warm.

    In 2017 a Brazilian great-grandfather discovered that the figure of St Anthony she had prayed to for years was an elf from Lord Of The Rings
     
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    The word bigot actually means someone who can't take other peoples opinions.

    How it is used politically I thought it meant something completely different :lol: and now I find it surprising who are saying it, especially since most use it as a cover up against the opposition opinions.
     
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    Here's 20 things you probably didn't know about that PlayStation game called Gran Turismo:


     
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    Louis Rosier, the Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950, raced 23 out of the 24 Hours. 1 Hour was driven by his son and co-Driver Jean-Louis.

    After Gerhard Berger´s severe accident at tamburello Corner (Imola GP 1989) Ayrton Senna was discussing improvements in safety with a Change of the corner´s shape with Berger.
     
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