Today I Learned

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by oph, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    @PotteryWalrus My favourite baby toucan pic is this one, because it is clearly a picture taken by his mom before his first day of school

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  2. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    That's... that's not a real animal. That's clearly a bird shaped cake. /s
     
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  3. Snitchanon

    Snitchanon What's a mod to a nonbeliever.

    I love toucans this is my weakness how dare you all.
     
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  4. Jojo

    Jojo Writin and fightin

    TIL that Tennessee has 89 species of native crawdads and 52 species of native salamanders and I'm crying dude I'm a wildlife bio major but how the hell am I supposed to remember all these
     
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  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

     
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  6. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    TIL that while horses can output over a dozen horsepower at peak, 1 horsepower is actually roughly the correct unit for sustained output of a draft horse.
     
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  7. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

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  8. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    ty for sharing this @Loq I am delighted
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  10. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    TIL monarch butterflies in Skyrim have their wings on upside down, because Bethesda.
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  12. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    "I like big barrels" doesn't sound quite as catchy.
     
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  13. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

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  16. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    today i learned that young elephants have to learn how to use their trunks and are clumsy with them at first, and sometimes they trip over their own trunks!
     
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  17. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    last night i learned that my new bedroom has a lock
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey psst. it’s me. i’m a horse.

    Thank you for sharing this knowledge, this is the most adorable thing I've learned all day. <3
     
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  19. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Today I learned something pretty interesting: newly sequenced Archaea genomes place Eukaryota (the domain that we belong to) inside Archaea, rather than a separate branch. So we may really be just some very, very strange branch of Archaea that don't really resemble our single-celled cousins very much!

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    Generally accepted modern 3-domain Tree of Life

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    ToL generated with Candidate Phyla Radiation bacteria and ASGARD/DPANN archaea, showing Eukaryota as not a separate domain, but a branch within Archaea. (Figure from Castelle et al. 2018.)
     
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  20. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

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