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11220 No. 11220 [Edit]
They say you learn something new every day. Let's see if that statement is true!

ITT post something new you learned today. Trivia knowledge is more than welcome.
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>> No. 33042 [Edit]
There are some other methods to do that as well. It's also useful in sieges because they cannot be fired back and also you can use a similar method to fire a regular arrow with a small razor in the nock that will cut the bow string of somebody who tries to use it.
>> No. 33096 [Edit]
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Korean & Mongol bows are difference to the English longbows.
>> No. 33097 [Edit]
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Yes. Not just Korean and Mongol bows, pretty much every bow from Hungary to Korea. Western Europe didn't make use of composite bows, not in large numbers anyway. It's been suggested that this image depicts Normans using them.
>> No. 33106 [Edit]
I learned that you can't save things that are already dying
>> No. 33137 [Edit]
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Zelda is not Link.
>> No. 33138 [Edit]
I learned the expressions "do not throw your pearls before swine" and "as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly".

Post edited on 28th Aug 2019, 7:45am
>> No. 33178 [Edit]
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Rapid shot
>> No. 33179 [Edit]
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I just found out you can't post duplicate images on Tohno-chan, also that -chan as in Akari-chan is spelt -Chiyan phonetically in Japanese, it must be like English where certain sounds are not used.

It's impressive as an item but you could just hold 4 arrows in your hand, I forget how many it was said an Ottoman archer was supposed to be able to hold in the hand, it could have been 4.
>> No. 33180 [Edit]
there's a ton of spellings in japanese than don't really make sense in romanji. Saying "ちやん" makes sense when you imagine the "iy" as being very muffled and fast. It's like "chyan" but most people say "ch(y)an". Also if you listen to the word, the "chiya" sound is still there, it's just not as noticeable. English speakers use tons of sounds in words without realizing it simply because we don't spell our words phonetically.

Post edited on 5th Sep 2019, 5:01pm
>> No. 33181 [Edit]
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I learned that power word:shield in classic wow makes warriors unable to generate rage.

Oh also, more academic lined: I learned that the Eu was first called European Coal and Steel Community, and it was between only 6 European countries, it was formed in 1951
>> No. 33183 [Edit]
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Vertical farming is possible:
>> No. 33232 [Edit]
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An anti-aircraft tank is a thing
Radar is probably the most expensive part of it.
>> No. 33238 [Edit]
It's not really a thing. It's a different type of vehicle which happens to use a tank chassis.
The most expensive part is the crew.
>> No. 33272 [Edit]
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Reloading a bow
A Chu Ko Nu is fine too.
>> No. 33324 [Edit]
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There used to be a country called Nyasaland and it even had a cat on the flag.
>> No. 33390 [Edit]
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Twang on a horse
>> No. 33406 [Edit]
When Aaliyah was still a teenager around 14 or so, she had a sexual relationship with R. Kelly. Also, she made a song called "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" which I find catchy but unfortunately, the fact that the song was written by R. Kelly himself really affects how I look at the song.
>> No. 33408 [Edit]
I didn't know who Aaliyah was before this. They told them the plane was too heavy to fly and they went anyway. Arrogant people who think they're invulnerable deserve it desu. Also I don't like r&b.
>> No. 33422 [Edit]
I never once researched into the specifics of Aaliyah's death so that's interesting.
I think you're the first person I've ever encountered that doesn't like R&B. I mean, I'm black and I attended a school that was mostly black during my time there but even still, I think people generally liked R&B. R&B, Rap and Hip-hop were all popular. Maybe that was just an optimistic assumption of mine that was never really challenged since there was little opportunity for me to be in the presence of someone expressing their dislike for R&B as I would've spent my time around similarly-minded friends (or at least, whom I presume were similarly-minded). Heck, I even remember being shamed as a kid by an older black man for not watching more MTV Base (he was helping us move our stuff to our new house). I just want to state that while I did like R&B, I never liked music enough as a child to wish to go out of my way to purchase it. I would've rather that money was spent on a new videogame. Nonetheless, I was generally in the presence of R&B fans such that the only reason I knew of Aaliyah's death was because of the children of my mother's friends who kept up with news on these matters.

I don't know what to say or what the point of this blogpost was. You're just this really peculiar specimen of a person to me I guess. I mean, even when I go to the Barbers for my haircut, sometimes there'll be R&B inside the venue. I mean, I guess I should've known there'd be some that don't like it but actually encountering such a person is another matter. I guess I just took the genre as good "Easy Listening" music that everyone likes.

Thinking about it though, I don't think young blacks listen to R&B anymore. I mean, for me, it was always a casual interest but nonetheless, I think R&B doesn't even have casual fans anymore. I think I may just be stuck in the past and even that past could be illusory.
>> No. 33426 [Edit]
>I think people generally liked R&B.
>I would've spent my time around similarly-minded friends (or at least, whom I presume were similarly-minded).
Yeah, i'm such a normal guy. This is a site for average people. Last sunday I went to the ball game after church and today I went on a double date with my 3DPD and bff. Rap is the shazizzle homie. Wanna shoot some hoops down by Compton? I love Goku and Yugioh too. lol xd xd...
>> No. 33427 [Edit]
Point considered.
>> No. 33475 [Edit]
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Modern Rogues
>> No. 33476 [Edit]
I had some saracen kid try to pick my pocket in France once. He cornered me with a football and was yelling the names of football players as he dribbled the ball at me with his arms shepherding me like he was just a kid that wanted to play but his hands were brushing up against my pockets feeling me out and as soon as I put my hand over my pocket he knew the game was up and walked off. You have to be careful, it's not just adults.
>> No. 33622 [Edit]
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Sherman vs. Panther: France 1944

French cities seem to be full of gypsies pickpockets.
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I learn how big the Disney corporation really is under Bob "came from ABC" Iger.
>> No. 33691 [Edit]
Satanic music is apparently a thing. It's like something you'd hear at a spa. Fucking bubbles. Bach's music sounds more satanic.
>> No. 33692 [Edit]
And yet, despite all of this, they can't take a risk and make something interesting.
Hot damn.

That was painfully boring.
>> No. 33693 [Edit]
Rather than "despite of all this", it's because of it.
>> No. 33694 [Edit]
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They weren't really to symbolise things but their traits would be compared to biblical references, so each entry ends with kind of a biblical rant. The Pelican wasn't really Jesus but if a young pelican stuck the face of it's parent the parent was said to then kill it and after three days the mother would tear open her chest and pours blood over it which would resurrect it, the writer then compares this to what Jesus did when he resurrected in three days.
>> No. 33698 [Edit]
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Chinese Archery
>> No. 33700 [Edit]
The bows in both the videos are actually Manchu bows not Chinese persay but the people using them are dressed in an older style and have top nots not pigtails. The Manchu bows have those long siyahs to help draw them(they are meant to be quite powerful), the bow in your image is more like a Chinese bow.
>> No. 33709 [Edit]
If you were to try to access the cannibalism in China Wikipedia page you would be disappointed because it's been blocked due to copyright. I guess I did not learn this today but I tried a while ago to view this page and then tried again today and it's still blocked, something suspicious is going on here. I guess that is what I learnt.
>> No. 33710 [Edit]
You can access older versions of the article from "view history" and you can also see the discussion as to why the article was made inaccessible. I have read a couple of subjects related to the subject and while I'm not an expert, some things are definitely misinterpreted. I know that during times of war as far back as the Han Dynasty, soldiers cannibalised in times of famine. There was also a form of torture or execution called slow slicing which involves methodical removal of parts of the body but I don't remember elements of cannibalism being involved. Lastly, there was the mellified man, which was a dubious medical practice adopted from the near east.
>> No. 33888 [Edit]
Certain train departing jingles in Japan are operated by train crew.
Thought that it was completely automated, or operated by some sort of station master or signalman. Now that I think it about, it does make sense to make sure the train is on schedule.
>> No. 33896 [Edit]
I wonder if it's also done manually for safety reasons, similar to their "point and call" system.
>> No. 33948 [Edit]
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Tungsten is also known as WOLFRAM

St Helena gets an airport

Because when you're that big, accountants are the ones in charge.

Archers' reaction to chinese archery
>> No. 33980 [Edit]
Nissan is owned by Renault.
>> No. 33981 [Edit]
Did that deal actually go through? I thought one of the rumored reasons why the Ghosn kerfuffle happened was that some Japanese higher-ups supposedly didn't like Nissan being bought out by some gaijin company.
>> No. 33982 [Edit]
I head that Nissan was owned by Renault but that the issue with Ghoson was that he was trying to merge Nissan with Renault.
>> No. 33990 [Edit]
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Americans never fought Tiger tanks in France, they only encountered some damaged ones loaded onto a train.
>> No. 33991 [Edit]
Hm if you're following the saga the press conference seems pretty damming against Japan:

I wonder what JP's side of the story is (if they will even reveal it)
>> No. 33993 [Edit]
I fear because of my loli stash.
>> No. 33994 [Edit]
There's no reason to be afraid... yet.
>> No. 34056 [Edit]
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Archery & Atlatl can't penetrate steel armor but it can give the wearer a big bruise.
Guns however...
>> No. 34062 [Edit]
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Twang... goes the Instant Legolas
>> No. 34063 [Edit]
He's still doing that? Personally I don't see much point in it.
>> No. 34097 [Edit]
The 2 tone chime that is often heard in train stations throughout Japan is meant to guide visually impaired people to the ticket barriers.

In the following video, listen closely and notice how the chime gets louder as the videographer nears the stairs. Actually, you can see the speaker hanging from the ceiling, right in front the stairs at a low height.
>> No. 34100 [Edit]
That's a very clever and low-cost solution!
>> No. 34130 [Edit]
I think so. To make sure the barriers/doors are closed and secured. As per their "point an call" safety method, particularly in the shinkansen , the calls you'll almost always hear when departing:

出発ヨシ!shiyuppatsu yoshi! "Departure OK!"
安全ヨシ! anzen yoshi! "Safety OK!"

The melodies in this case help both crew and passengers realizing that the train is about to depart. There's a great video that explores this topic a bit more in depth on YT:
>> No. 34132 [Edit]
One of you deviant train likers needs to explain one thing to me.
See the sparks they're trailing at night?
How is the arc damage handled? I imagine pantographs are trivial to replace but how do they maintain the millions of kilometers of traction? Aren't the wires getting plasma torched crazy fast with heavy traffic like this?
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