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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. 36395 [Edit]
Since ES->EN machine translation is a lot better than JP->EN, you could probably hit it with gtranslate if you really wanted to read it.

But I agree that I'd be skeptical of whether it's a proper translation. Their having a site doesn't mean much.
>> No. 36445 [Edit]
Most mammals in South America actually came from North America, they crossed through Central America, when the continent emerged and arrived there. Only few mammals in North America are native South America mammals.
>> No. 36450 [Edit]
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Why Three Different Arrow Tips? by JoergSprave
Hunting, battle, practice.
>> No. 36590 [Edit]
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The blonde elf's name in Capcom's D&D: Tower of Doom & Shadow over Mystara is LUCIA.

Modern bows can get really expensive...
>> No. 36623 [Edit]
Yellow, orange, and red bell peppers are sweeter and way more delicious than green ones. Only downside is, they're more expensive. And this is because the green ones aren't actually ripe.
>> No. 36624 [Edit]
> And this is because the green ones aren't actually ripe.
I think they're different varieties, not just unripe.
>> No. 36628 [Edit]
I hate any kind of bell pepper because they're sweet. Sweet vegetables aren't my thing.
>> No. 36668 [Edit]
Put them veg into a quiche
>> No. 36762 [Edit]
Viggen is Swedish for "the bolt" or "the tufted duck".
>> No. 36833 [Edit]
Sweden has a Gotland class stealth sub
>> No. 37203 [Edit]
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Horsepower is officially defined as "the amount of energy required to lift 550 pounds, one foot, in one second." This definition dates back to when cars didn't even exist and, despite the worldwide acceptance of the metric system USA not withstanding), the definition remains in use today.
>> No. 37207 [Edit]
The first Soviet Jet the Mig 9 actually used German engines. They used the BMW OO3 and then a Soviet produced version of it, the designer of this engine would actually move to France and his new engines would power many French cold war aircraft.
>> No. 37233 [Edit]
I just heard of MF DOOM.
>> No. 37291 [Edit]
Current PLA Chinese jets are just knock-offs of Russian fighter jets. The cycle repeats.
>> No. 37363 [Edit]
X-bows don't work so well underwater..
>> No. 37488 [Edit]
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China's SECRET Heavy Tank, the WZ-111 | Cursed by Design
>> No. 37614 [Edit]
Zombie Apocalypse Archery
>> No. 37714 [Edit]
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I found it amusing that the Japanese term for "backscratcher" is 孫の手 (mago no te), literally "grandchild's hand". Originally, the term was 麻姑の手 (Mako no te), "Mako's hand". Mako is an immortal woman of Chinese legend who is said to have long, bird-like nails, which, if used to scratch an itchy place, felt very good.
>> No. 38021 [Edit]
Greek Easter bread Tsoureki & Hot Cross Buns are an old tradition.
>> No. 38044 [Edit]
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>> No. 38091 [Edit]
moot's moving on from google:
The discussion that took place on Hacker News is also amusing(ly stupid).
>> No. 38092 [Edit]
5yrs is a pretty decent tenure. I believe he was in the Tokyo office on the maps team for most of his time there.
>> No. 38206 [Edit]
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Pilum time
>> No. 38376 [Edit]
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Why there are still shortages of stuff
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How the Korean horn composite bow is made (w/ subtitles)
>> No. 38855 [Edit]
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Commanche horse-archery
>> No. 38856 [Edit]
Not really, it's based on a few witness accounts and that is it. The quote they use could be interpreted in many ways too, most likely just that they shot three or four arrows after the first not actually that those three or four arrows were in the air at the same time as the first. The solution they come up with for rapid shooting is gimmicky and made up as well. I really don't like the format of that clip either, it tries too hard to be a documentary or something yet it has very little substance to it.
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Well, I guess I just learned how women (male) are made.

It's a computer animation, but still: massive trigger warning on this one.
>> No. 38993 [Edit]
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I just learned that bats can swim.
>> No. 39029 [Edit]
Today I learned the word occidental.
>> No. 39030 [Edit]
That's quite interesting. In romance languages we mostly use "Occident/occidental" and "Orient/oriental".
>> No. 39043 [Edit]
congratulations, now you get to read and The Occidental Quarterly.
>> No. 39048 [Edit]
Ironically, I learned about it from Baki in a scene where a white death row inmate gets beat up by a Japanese karate master.
>> No. 39222 [Edit]
I just learned about William McGonagall, and I am fascinated by this man. William McGonagall is a Scottish poet who was labeled "the worst poet in english history". He also did some minor acting. His most famous poem is "The Tay Bridge Disaster", one of many poems he dedicated to the Tay Bridge.
Here is the full poem:
While acting he played a tragic Shakesperean character, but became convinced that the other actors were envious of him, and refused to die in the final act. His friends collected his poems, and they survive to this day. His poems have this unintentional(?) humour to them. I find they very uplifting in a way. The professor McGonagall in Harry Potter is also named after this man. His collected poems are quite expensive nowadays. Here's a wikipedia article about him:
>> No. 39223 [Edit]
I've heard about that guy before. Somebody compared him to the Time Cube guy.
>> No. 39254 [Edit]
A long time ago someone told me they knew a guy who could replicate any key he saw from memory, I thought this was BS untill I got some keys and noticed a number stamped on them. After looking it over for a while, I realized it's really not hard to memories the pattern of a standard key just by looking at it for a few seconds, to then recreate it later.
I'm no lock smith, but generally there's generally 5 locations on a key, for the 5 pins in standard house locks, with cut depth settings corresponding to numbers for each location. Going from a 0 which would be no cut, and a 5 would be a really deep cut. You don't need to memorize the pattern the cuts make, just the numbers that go with each cut/indent. If you can remember the 5 digit number, you can make a new key based off that.
With that in mind, it's a bit concerning they would just print that number on the keys I have.
>> No. 39268 [Edit]
I learned that in a study following the release of the movie Jurassic World, 2000 Americans were anonymously surveyed online regarding whether or not humans existed at the same time as dinosaurs.
40% of them answered "yes".
>> No. 39269 [Edit]
I'm guessing those are the hard core religious nuts who think the world is only thousands of years old and dinosaurs co-existed with cavemen?
>> No. 39271 [Edit]
Technically they are correct because technically birds are dinosaurs.
>> No. 39277 [Edit]
I would like to see the responses broken down by race.
>> No. 39283 [Edit]
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I learned the Egyptian hieroglyph for "penis"

And that there is a related hieroglyph for "ejaculating penis"
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Isn't this technically the lolicon of the animal kingdom?
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Whilst watching Marimite, I came across the expression 金魚の糞 (kingyo no fun [goldfish feces]).
Apparently, goldfishes often will not pass stool properly, thus, leaving a "trail" following them around. The expression is used on clingy people who tend to invite themselves to accompany others.
I never heard this before and I find it thoroughly amusing. I shall now set about labeling certain people as "goldfish poop".
>> No. 39471 [Edit]
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My first thought went to something an Australian might put on his bread, then I thought it sounds like you're talking about some ancient middle-eastern tribe from the bible, next to the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites and Moabites.

マリみて, yes, of course, that show exists, thank you brain.
>> No. 39472 [Edit]
'chigyu' meaning cheese gyudon meaning a dorky looking person with glasses, a baby face and lack of spirit, someone who is so lame and unadventurous they eat cheap cheese gyudon at yoshinoya
>> No. 39489 [Edit]
today I gained a deeper understanding of the enthymeme topoi
>> No. 39493 [Edit]
Not exactly learned, more like realized that even years old, dried, forgotten, "expired" legumes can sprout. I read about it but I was really sceptical at first until I sowed like 20 of them and one indeed sprouted.

Not really useful information but I was still kind of surprised that life can be kickstarted from them.
>> No. 39496 [Edit]
Oh seeds are hardy little things. Some will remain viable for centuries, so much so there's a wiki article all about them:
>> No. 39838 [Edit]
New GERMAN TANK!!! Well it looks like a Leopard 2 with a 130mm gun and some Sci-fi panels but still.
>> No. 39873 [Edit]
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It is believed that saying "itadakimasu" before every meal did not become a widespread custom until as late as the Shōwa era.
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