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Postby tifosi77 » Wed May 22, 2019 1:54 pm

#4 reactor at Chernobyl exploded in 1986. The other 3 reactors remained in service until the last one was decommissioned in 2000. The others remained operational during the #4 accident...
In Nuke School we watched a Discovery Channel "documentary" about Three Mile Island to illustrate how little the general public knows and understands about nuclear power. The anti-NP activist featured in the doc gleefully spoke about how he appreciates the cooling towers still standing at TMI as a symbol of a failed technology, while steam was pouring out of the cooling tower for Reactor 1.
My favorite bit about that whole story is how the engineers at TMI completely tried to snow President Carter and blow smoke up his bum when he visited, not realizing he probably knew as much - if not more - about nuclear power generation than any of them.

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Postby Kane » Fri May 31, 2019 12:00 pm

Pepitas are the kernels inside of pumpkin seeds.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:15 am

Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a children's book using only 250 unique words. The result: The Cat in the Hat

He was then challenged to write a children's book using only 50 unique words. The result: Green Eggs and Ham

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 pm

Actor Norman Lloyd is still alive and well. Also, per wiki ...

Lloyd began practicing his lifelong hobby of tennis at the age of eight. "With the application and time I have devoted to it, I should have been a reigning World Champion", he said in a 2000 interview.[24] His opponents have included Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Cotten and Spencer Tracy. Lloyd was still playing twice a week[29] until July 2015, when he had a fall.

On October 25, 2017, two weeks before his 103rd birthday, Lloyd attended Game 2 of the 2017 World Series. Lloyd had also attended Game 1 of the 1926 World Series, 91 years earlier, at the age of 11.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:09 pm

The cabinets, turntable stands, etc for the original American Top 40 studios were built by then carpenter/out-of-work actor Harrison Ford.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:36 pm

1. Casino games that are determined by dice rolls are illegal in Cali. Thus, for the craps games that do exist (couldn’t find any around Fresno) have to use playing cards to determine the "dice roll"

2. lima and limon don't really have direct translations to lime and lemon. They change by country

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Postby llipgh2 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:44 pm

TIL the British voice over actor narrating the UPMC ads is Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm

I discovered two seconds ago that Sweet Tea and Vodka is called a "John Daly".

It is good.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:54 am

Last Friday was the 90th anniversary of this episode:

https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018 ... -minnesota

If you have been to Minneapolis the Foshay tower is unmistakeable. Not because it’s that remarkable although like the Gulf Tower it is the kind of early 20th century art deco architecture I get all googly for. It says “FOSHAY” in 10 foot tall lighted letters at the top on all four sides. Can’t miss it.

Anyway, John Philip Sousa wrote and conducted a march for the occasion. Shortly thereafter the depression hit and the owner, utility magnate Wilbur Foshay hit the skids and went bankrupt. Ended up in Leavenworth. So even though 90 years later his name is still prominent on the skyline, Foshay hardly owned the building any time at all.

Sousa didn’t get paid and after considering repurposing the march, simply pulled it and forbade its performance until he got his $20k.

Fast forward 59 years: in 1988 the Sousa estate got their money and now the piece is free to be played.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:39 pm

Last Friday was the 90th anniversary of this episode:

https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018 ... -minnesota

If you have been to Minneapolis the Foshay tower is unmistakeable. Not because it’s that remarkable although like the Gulf Tower it is the kind of early 20th century art deco architecture I get all googly for. It says “FOSHAY” in 10 foot tall lighted letters at the top on all four sides. Can’t miss it.

Anyway, John Philip Sousa wrote and conducted a march for the occasion. Shortly thereafter the depression hit and the owner, utility magnate Wilbur Foshay hit the skids and went bankrupt. Ended up in Leavenworth. So even though 90 years later his name is still prominent on the skyline, Foshay hardly owned the building any time at all.

Sousa didn’t get paid and after considering repurposing the march, simply pulled it and forbade its performance until he got his $20k.

Fast forward 59 years: in 1988 the Sousa estate got their money and now the piece is free to be played.
This is fantastic...I've always loved Sousa. Thanks.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:43 pm

TIL Charles Nelson Reilly was a survivor of the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire that killed 160+ people. He didn't sit in audiences for the rest of his life because of the PTSD associated with the event.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:51 pm

TIL that the last surviving member of the Rosenberg spy ring, Morton Sobell, finally croaked last December aged 101. Bunch of damned commies.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:32 pm

Well, yeah.

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Postby dodint » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Phillip Morris was English.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:12 am

Back in the days of paper maps, cartographers would pepper made up town names in them to try to catch people i fringing on their copyrights.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cult ... s-tell-you

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Postby Tomas » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:35 pm

Tyson Foods came to recruit at the UofA today. Their flyers boasted with the following production numbers:

Beef: 133,000 approx average HEADS PER WEEK
Pork: 408,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Chicken: 37,000,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Prepared foods: 66,000,000 average pounds PER WEEK

More than 120,000 employees.

Never realized how much meat we consume in this country...

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:30 pm

Phillip Morris was English.
Mmmmm, Philip Morris:

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:51 pm

Tyson Foods came to recruit at the UofA today. Their flyers boasted with the following production numbers:

Beef: 133,000 approx average HEADS PER WEEK
Pork: 408,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Chicken: 37,000,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Prepared foods: 66,000,000 average pounds PER WEEK

More than 120,000 employees.

Never realized how much meat we consume in this country...
It’s only 2+ minutes long, but the good part starts at around 1:09. Industrial chicken harvester. :shock:

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Postby Tomas » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 pm

Tyson Foods came to recruit at the UofA today. Their flyers boasted with the following production numbers:

Beef: 133,000 approx average HEADS PER WEEK
Pork: 408,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Chicken: 37,000,000 average HEADS PER WEEK
Prepared foods: 66,000,000 average pounds PER WEEK

More than 120,000 employees.

Never realized how much meat we consume in this country...
It’s only 2+ minutes long, but the good part starts at around 1:09. Industrial chicken harvester. :shock:
Not gonna lie, but when you mentioned "good parts", I was expecting South Park style machinery:


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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:29 pm

GOBBLE?

TIM-MAY!

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Postby Tomas » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:57 pm

Ivan Lendl - who is about to turn 60 the next week - has BOTH of his hip joints replaced!!! :scared:

Sport...

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:23 pm

Ivan Lendl - who is about to turn 60 the next week
:|

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Postby Tomas » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:28 pm

Ivan Lendl - who is about to turn 60 the next week
:|
More like super :cry:
He is me +10 with just a few days difference

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