Today I Learned

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

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I didn't learn this today, but did recently, so I'd say it counts; I learned that large sea turtles can be as heavy as horses, and some of them enjoy pinning divers to the sea bed. Yet more reason never to go in the ocean.
     
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  4. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Time to go for a nice winter swim
     
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  5. Deresto

    Deresto Misunderstands handshake, goes for a high five

    This wasn't today, but every time im reminded of it i still cant quite wrap my head around it:

    Originally, in the show Friends, the main couple was planned to be joey and phoebe but the actors shipped ross and rachel so hard the writers eventually changed focus. Im personally not a fan of ross and rachel and actually think theyre kinda toxic together, but as the show goes on phoebe and joey become more and more unlikely to couple up
     
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  6. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Which is a shame, because Joey and Phoebe are the most consistently delightful characters on the show
     
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  7. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    Awwww!
     
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  9. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

     
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  10. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    Who could possibly have guessed that “you have six weeks to pander historically to a culture whose history you know nothing relevant about” might not go smoothly?
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    About the giant prehistoric frog named, wonderfully, Beelzebufo.
     
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  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  13. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I never thought of doing a double snap! Sweet!
     
  14. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    TIL that while we've known about the antimcrobial properties of brass for a long time, there's still some debate over the actual mechanism.
     
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  15. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I just realized: could it be they have serifs because those are the letters most likely to be mistaken for each other? Z/z is only rarely used, and I think most other letters have more visual distinction
     
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  16. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    counterpoint
    L/l. I/i
     
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  17. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Not sure if I'm following your meaning - L vs l has that bottom bit, I vs i has the dot, and while some fonts lowercase L and uppercase I look very similar, it's not in this case.
     
  18. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    C and s are less similar than I and l
     
  19. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Ahh. Yeah, I just mean mistaking the uppercase and lowercase versions of the letters, rather than mistaking C for S or vise versa
     
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  20. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    oh whoops
     
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