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Postby Gaucho » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:53 pm

huh

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:14 pm

and Jacksonville is further West than South America
I hate you. This is messing with me even though it's so obvious when looking at a map

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:30 pm

Lol

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:51 pm

TIL that Woody Harrelson's father was a notorious hitman that spent the last thirteen years of his life at ADX Florence after an escape attempt in 1995 :shock:
Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007) was an American hitman and organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge to be killed in the 20th century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Harrelson

Probably old news for some of you but did not know this.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:21 pm

Aldi is a German company, and they own Trader Joe's.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:24 pm

Aldi Süd or Aldi Nord?

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:25 pm

I think it's Nord that owns TJ's.

But part and parcel with that revelation was that there was a Süd and a Nord

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:26 pm

Similar to Adidas and Puma, only the Albrecht brothers don't hate each other, I think...

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:31 pm

Yeah, I just watched a video from some YouTube rando about popular German brands that are commonly mispronounced by English speakers. The Adidas/Puma thing was noted along with ALDI S/N; I had known the sneaker one for a while, but the grocery one was new.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:12 pm

TIL that Woody Harrelson's father was a notorious hitman that spent the last thirteen years of his life at ADX Florence after an escape attempt in 1995 :shock:
Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007) was an American hitman and organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge to be killed in the 20th century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Harrelson

Probably old news for some of you but did not know this.
what in the hell

I wish the wiki article spelled out who hired him for the hits

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:27 pm

This is kind of a double TIL. HT to @the wicked child for the Derek Bell stuff as it led me to this.

TIL that Legionnaire's Disease is so named because the first outbreak/discovery was at the 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Phil ... e_outbreak

However, this was in the Vice article that TWC posted:
Dvorchak—who apparently has a knack for military-related national stories, not only broke Operation Shutdown, but was also responsible for coining the term "Legionnaire's disease" while covering the outbreak at the 1976 American Legion convention in Philadelphia
Is that true? I thought the CDC coined it?

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:11 pm

This is kind of a double TIL. HT to @the wicked child for the Derek Bell stuff as it led me to this.

TIL that Legionnaire's Disease is so named because the first outbreak/discovery was at the 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Phil ... e_outbreak

However, this was in the Vice article that TWC posted:
Dvorchak—who apparently has a knack for military-related national stories, not only broke Operation Shutdown, but was also responsible for coining the term "Legionnaire's disease" while covering the outbreak at the 1976 American Legion convention in Philadelphia
Is that true? I thought the CDC coined it?
You don't remember when that was in the news?

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:58 pm

He’s a youngin, he’s not old enough to remember.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:14 pm

the H in the Canadiens logo stands for "hockey", not "Habitants"

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Postby robbiestoupe » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am

Montreal Club de Hockey, I believe

Learned that when visiting Bell Centre

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Postby dodint » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:58 pm

Fedexia is an extinct genus of carnivorous temnospondyl within the family Trematopidae. It lived 300 million years ago during the late Carboniferous period. It is estimated to have been 2 feet (0.61 m) long, and likely resembled a salamander. Fedexia is known from a single skull found in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. It is named after the shipping service FedEx, which owned the land where the holotype specimen was first found.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:01 pm

Fedexia is an extinct genus of carnivorous temnospondyl within the family Trematopidae. It lived 300 million years ago during the late Carboniferous period. It is estimated to have been 2 feet (0.61 m) long, and likely resembled a salamander. Fedexia is known from a single skull found in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. It is named after the shipping service FedEx, which owned the land where the holotype specimen was first found.

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Extinct like an undelivered foosball table.

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Postby mikey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:06 pm

Swaziland changed their country's name to eSwatini in mid 2018...

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:58 am

Swaziland changed their country's name to eSwatini in mid 2018...
Wow. That's a great TIL.

Apparently 26% of their population is HIV positive too. That seems high.

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Postby mikey » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 am

Higher than yours truly and not in the fun way...

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:30 pm

TIL that Bob Einstein is Albert Brooks' older brother. I had no idea. That is a damned funny family.

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:36 pm

I learned about eSwatini when they played some Cup of Nations qualifiers. At first I thought I accidentally ventured onto some eSports site.

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Postby dodint » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:56 pm

USB keyboards can only send six simultaneous keystrokes at once.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:58 pm

Even fancy mechanical gaming keyboards?

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Postby dodint » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:09 pm

They're PS/2 just for that reason.

I was researching a mechanical for typing. I would get the PS/2 version but I am using it with a KVM connected to a laptop.

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