Today I Learned

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

  1. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    TIL you can be allergic to mint. Also, Hummingbird learned that mint is not the cooler version of capsacin, and that mint toothpaste isn't a culturally endorsed form of masochism.
     
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  2. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

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  3. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    The way my chef friend seasons his cast iron pans... is by making fried chicken and then roasting potato wedges in the pan every three months or so in it.

    It sounds both tasty and practical.
     
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  4. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    there's an Android emulator for the PC

    it's called Bluestacks

    seems to work well or at least Terragenesis is running better on my laptop than it was on my phone
     
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  5. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    I wonder if I can play the thylacine resurrection game that refuses to work on my game you may have just saved it for me thank you.
     
  6. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    what's that game called? i might try it
     
  7. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    shit I apparently deleted it off my phone because it never worked and now I can't find it, but I will let you know when I find out. I thought it was called Reanimator, but when I type that in Google play I just get lovecraft stuff.
     
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  8. seed

    seed plant me

    black and blanc/blanco come from the same root word, which is why they sound so similar despite being antonyms. the original root word evoked something like a flame, so as languages split off from the original indo-european, it came to refer to either black color left after something is burned or the bright color of a flash of flame in different languages
    (source)
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  10. Lazarae

    Lazarae Everything is wrong so why behave?

    TIL that peanuts and root beer tastes like #2 pencil.
     
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  11. Saro

    Saro Level 97 Bard Cleric

    TIL that #2 pencils have a taste
     
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  12. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    So I already knew about the lady who copyrighted trademarked "cocky" in romance novel titles (!?) and the resultant drama.

    But today I learned that 1) even Anne Rice thinks this is excessive (and god damn is that an accomplishment)

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    and 2) the US patent and trademark office is now fielding a lawsuit petition that involves the phrase “'A Cocky Werewolf: A Gay M/M Mpreg Werewolf Shifter Romance’ by Wolfgang Glasscock”
     
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  13. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    this is amazing and i'm loving it :D:D:D

    anne rice, standing up against abuse of ip law. man, 2018 is wild.

    and it's not copyrighted, it's trademarked. there's a difference.
     
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  14. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    TIL that koalas have one of the smallest brain mass to weight ratios of any mammal, and are so dumb that they have trouble responding to new situations, such as leaves on a flat table instead of a tree
     
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  15. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    TIL that the microphone troubles I've been having, which drove me to replace a headset and then look into getting a stand microphone, have...almost definitely all been the result of me using the browser version of Discord, instead of the desktop app version. Using the app version, I had exactly zero problems being clearly heard by my coplayers and dm in the session last night, as opposed to the goddamn voodoo chicken dance I've had to do every single time for the past few months with the browser version. I wasn't even using the fucking stand mic yet, I was testing to see if the headset would work or if I should use the phone app.
     
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  16. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    TIL that there is at least one actual city of Townsville; unclear on how often it is under attack.
     
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  17. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    apparently the australian army bases some troops there
     
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  18. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    TIL that whoever made the censored version of I Write Sins Not Tragedies decided that the problematic part of the word "goddamn" is the first syllable, leaving the song with an awkward pause followed by a very clear "damn door".
    Evidence:
     
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  19. hyrax

    hyrax if my heart could beat it would break my chest

    hah, yeah, i grew up in a very conservative area with some truly ridiculous radio censorship, and i was always mystified as to why the "god" part was always censored out, not the "damn" part. (although i think the silliest censorship i remember was blanking out the word "gun" from "gunfight")
     
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  20. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    TIL that Backstreet's back, apparently.
     
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