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Today I Learned

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

  1. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    i first read about peanut butter & pickle sandwiches a couple years ago and i have been INTRIGUED ever since. i've never had one though! what kind of pickles do you use?
     
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  2. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    Definitely dill chips or if you've got a sweet tooth, bread and butter spears. Make sure pb is on both sides, following the Jelly Rule (aka making sure you don't get soggy bread)
     
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  3. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    nice thanks! my first inclination was bread & butter spears for a pb&p-- i prefer kosher dills for snacking, but i wasn't sure if the dill flavor would go with the peanut butter. gotta give that a try next time i go grocery shopping.
     
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  4. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    TIL that bony fish are more closely related to humans than to sharks O_o
     
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  5. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    Bringing us one step closer to mermaids being real, thanks science!
     
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  6. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    TIL YouTube has a free to watch (with ads) section on their official movie channel. No need for free trials or paid accounts, it's for anybody! The channel is called YouTube Movies and it has movies you have to pay for as well as movies you don't
     
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  7. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    yup! it's got a rotating selection, with some weird stuff in there. but i was able to watch Earth Girls Are Easy for the first time in a decade (i love that ridiculous movie) so i make a point to check it out every once in a while now. (also they seem to pretty consistently have most if not all of the Don Bluth cartoons!)
     
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  8. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    is there a way to filter the channels for non-pay movies?
     
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  9. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

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  10. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    That playlist is empty for me wth. Youtube what are you doing?

    (is this a german problem? Does it work for other people?)
     
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  11. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Works for me, so might be a region thing. :(
     
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  12. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    yeah it's empty for me too, only paid stuff. apparently Europeans don't get free movies
     
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  13. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    While working on insurance stuff I learned the legal word for Hobby.

    Avocation

    Literally, your not-job
     
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    TIL "sensitivity readers" are a thing, which makes me feel a bit less nervous about writing accidentally offensive things in stuff I'm trying to get published - I have a safety net if I need one. Phew.
     
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  15. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

     
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  16. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    TIL that you can, in fact, can or pickle root vegetables. (Specifically, I was researching if it's possible to make canned turnips or to pickle them.) I also learned that unless you're pickling the root vegetables, you should can them using a pressure canner in order to ensure any bacteria still on the vegetables is killed during the process.

    This is because it's really hard to ensure that the veggies are clean enough that you won't be leaving a bacterial load on them, if you just scrub and peel them before canning. I had to scrub the turnips I pulled up three times, before they looked anything like clean enough to start peeling.
     
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  17. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond Well-Known Member

    TIL 'bread rolls' are not actually flat breads rolled up like I had previously thought, but instead dough that's been rolled into a roughly spherical shape and baked like that
     
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  18. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  19. Goats can have accents!!!
     
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  20. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    TIL that whenever my time comes, preferably in my 90’s perhaps, I absolutely definitely want to be buried in a fucking coffin if at all reasonable. Coffin!

     
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