Today I Learned

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

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The term "enculeur de mouches"; an extremely vulgar term for a nitpicker, which translates literally as "fly-buggerer".
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Today I learned there is an official Chuck Tingle RPG.
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  3. Deresto

    Deresto Gauche and Insecure

    TIL some states/cities/counties participate in a government program called text-to-911 and my town is one of them!!! This is such a load off my mind tbh
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

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  5. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    THat was absolutely fascinating to read, ngl
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  6. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    omg i love it. not only did the victorians get their nipples pierced, they got piercings i've never even heard of.
    i gotta assume that there are people who get that today, but i've never seen it! (and i probably have more exposure to the piercing community than the average person, from having a few friends who are into it and a sister who's a tattoo artist.) piercing the areola so the ring hangs around the nipple sounds cool as hell and i kinda want that now
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  7. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    if tumblr were an armada
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  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    kamchatka small.png
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  9. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    ... another hour in the torpedo boat pit.

    And the second half.
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  10. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

  11. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    TIL how to clean my computer! My dad showed me: you take off the side of the case so that the insides of the computer tower are exposed. Then you use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust, and q-tips or wooden skewers to remove dust bunnies and dust from areas the vacuum can't reach. Compressed air and a dry cloth or paper towel also help with getting the dust off (although the dry cloth/paper towel should not be rubbed over the circuit board). Once you're done, put the case back on.

    Important steps: make sure the computer is not turned on or plugged in (it can be attached to monitors and such, but there should be no way for electricity to go through it), and make sure it's been off for a while.
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  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  13. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Keith Urban is from New Zealand
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  14. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    TIL that the second part of the Latin name for our common kingfisher we get in the UK is based on the name of one of Sappho's favourite girlfriends

    Carl Linneus said lesbian pride
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  15. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    What’s the Latin name? :0
  16. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Alcedo atthis, apparently :)
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    What noise baby seals make.
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  18. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I love them
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  20. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    TIL that Lego Rock Raiders, a game from 1999 that gives me intense nostalgic flashbacks with every voice clip, still has active fan forums despite being notoriously difficult to install on modern computers because the game is 32-bit but the installer is 16-bit.
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