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Old 09-08-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Game: Something Useless I Just Learned

It has long been my goal to continue to learn, so I am constantly reading, watching informative shows, and talking to interesting people. A lot of the things I learn are probably useless to most of the population, but still interesting to me. So I thought, why not tell what we have learned here. You don't have to write everything you have ever learned in your entire life in one post , but share as much as you want.

Something I just learned, from a book of Scandinavian folktales, is that the word Viking means "Foreign King."

What useless bit of information have you learned? Maybe the rest of us can learn from you!

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:45 AM   #2
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The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

Something I just learned this morning...
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
Thanks Mama
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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An old Indian saying:

"Every animal has enough brains in it's head to tan it's own hide."

And yes, I do understand the process of brain-tanning animal hides, although I've never done it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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I learnt about soap nuts... weird huh
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #6
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Reno, NV is actually west of Los Angeles, CA
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:30 PM   #7
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Yesterday I learned that Chinese moon cakes have egg yolks baked inside of them.
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I'm actually known at work for my "useless info". The other day they were talking about football, the Ga Bulldogs and the Fl Gators so I busted out with... did you know the temperature of the egg of an alligator determines the sex? They all usually just look at me and shake their heads lol... Don't tell you I never prepared you for Jeopardy...
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #9
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I learnt about soap nuts... weird huh
I'm still trying to figure out what a food hamper is. I'm guessing it's a basket of goodies mainly food, sweets, cheese, pasta etc.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:40 PM   #10
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Did you ever wonder what the WD in WD-40 stands for? The name was lifted right out chemist Norm Larsen's laboratory notebook. Way back in 1953, he was trying to concoct an anti-corrosion formula, which worked on the basic principle of displacing water. On his 40th try, Larsen finally got it right. Hence the name WD-40. It literally means Water Displacer, 40th try.
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