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  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 232,731Member Member Posts: 232,731Member Member
    yukfoo wrote: »
    TIL
    A member of my extended family is the oldest living person in the world. @ 122 years + 1 day old as of September 11 2019
    If she lives another 163 days she will be the confirmed longest lived person in recorded history.
    How cool is that !!??

    Very cool :)
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 232,731Member Member Posts: 232,731Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that the Inland Taipan or "fierce snake" is the most venomous snake in the world. However, because of its shy and timid nature there has never been a recorded death caused by its bite. The word "fierce" describes its venom, not its temperament.

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    Eastern browns I think might be second on the list. Super aggressive.. had 2 in the chook house last summer. They are extremely common.
    One bite a greyhound next door and the poor thing screamed in agony for 10 minutes before it died. Worst thing I ever heard.
    edited September 2019
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL that Germany has launched a rocket with yeast on board into space. When the rocket returns the yeast will be used to make beer. Making it effectively space beer.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that Germany has launched a rocket with yeast on board into space. When the rocket returns the yeast will be used to make beer. Making it effectively space beer.

    Man musst die Deutschen lieben

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  • BoosDimplesBoosDimples Posts: 2,803Member Member Posts: 2,803Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that Germany has launched a rocket with yeast on board into space. When the rocket returns the yeast will be used to make beer. Making it effectively space beer.

    Man musst die Deutschen lieben

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    :lol:
  • yukfooyukfoo Posts: 658Member Member Posts: 658Member Member
    TIL
    Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ric Ocasek, lead singer of "The Cars," has died in NYC at age 75.
    Eddie Money died on the 13th of September @ the age of 70. RIP . Your contributions to my musical journey through life will endure.
    edited September 2019
  • Tigg_erTigg_er Posts: 17,310Member Member Posts: 17,310Member Member
    Cleaning out drain pipes sucks
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 232,731Member Member Posts: 232,731Member Member
    Tigg_er wrote: »
    Cleaning out drain pipes sucks

    I don't think you're supposed to be sucking them :p:D
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL Tim Wong made the first and only successful attempt at single-handedly repopulating the extremely rare pipevine swallowtail butterfly in San Francisco. In seven years, he cultivated more than 200 pipevine plants (sole food source) and donates thousands of caterpillars to the Botanical Gardens.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL there is a section of desert called the Libyan Glass Field: yellow glass caused by a meteor strike 29 million years ago which was used by ancient Egyptians to create King Tutankhamun’s scarab adornment.

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  • Tigg_erTigg_er Posts: 17,310Member Member Posts: 17,310Member Member
    Tigg_er wrote: »
    Cleaning out drain pipes sucks

    I don't think you're supposed to be sucking them :p:D

    Dammit I knew I was doing something wrong :#
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL that clowns copyright their makeup by painting their faces on eggs. There is a clown egg registry in London.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/clown-egg-register

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  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL There is nothing written by pirates themselves, with the exception of educated people who 'went pirate' and probably didn't exhibit pirate speech patterns.

    Arrrrr
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 10,770Member Member Posts: 10,770Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL that clowns copyright their makeup by painting their faces on eggs. There is a clown egg registry in London.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/clown-egg-register

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    My aunt has a registered face. She used to clown around
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL that Aeschylus, one of three great Athenian tragedians, was killed by a tortoise dropped by an eagle that mistook his bald head for a rock suitable for shattering a reptile shell. Pliny adds that Aeschylus had been staying outdoors to avert a prophecy that he'd be killed by a falling object.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL there is a prequel to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" known as "Halloween is Grinch Night", which won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program in 1977.

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  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,792Member Member Posts: 33,792Member Member
    TIL The song "Mr. Blue Sky" by the Electric Light Orchestra was found to be the happiest song ever using a formula made by studying songs from a period of 50 years.
  • QueenZeeIsmQueenZeeIsm Posts: 62Member Member Posts: 62Member Member
    That kids can be *kitten*
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