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Postby RonnieFranchise » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:04 pm

We only allow the 412 in our home.

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Postby iamjs » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:48 am

Stewart Copeland's "The Decade" shirt in the "Message In The Bottle" video is from the former Decade club in Pittsburgh

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Postby Nuge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 am

I believe German Shepherds were referred to as “police dogs” for the same reason.

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Postby Gaucho » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:04 am

Duh, that's probably also why they're called Alsatians in the UK.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:18 pm

TIL that the Christmas standard "Do You Hear What I Hear" was written in 1962 as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 pm

Bank of America used to be called Bank of Italy

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:44 am

the youngest person to ever give birth was 5 years old https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina

took me a moment to realize that the only way this could've happened, in addition to the extremely accelerated puberty condition, is that she had to have been abused to even get pregnant. Super sad but she's still alive at 87 which I find incredible

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:09 pm

What are the chances you have the worst case of accelerated puberty in history AND get raped? Dang.

And she outlived the kid, who died of cancer at 40.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:24 pm

the youngest person to ever give birth was 5 years old https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina

took me a moment to realize that the only way this could've happened, in addition to the extremely accelerated puberty condition, is that she had to have been abused to even get pregnant. Super sad but she's still alive at 87 which I find incredible
People are terrible.

Make sure you don't click on the "precocious puberty" Wiki link in that article. Thankfully I'm WFH as there was a nude picture of a young girl that went through puberty early. Scientific obviously and doesn't offend my sensibilities but might be awkward to explain at work :lol:

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:43 pm

The song "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring was inspired by the Jason Bourne books.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:46 pm

The song "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring was inspired by the Jason Bourne books.
Mmmm this is a solid TIL

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:17 am

I today's edition of "stuff that doesn't happen anymore in sports" from Wikipedia:
Facing the San Francisco Giants, the 42-year-old Warren Spahn became locked into a storied pitchers' duel with 25-year-old Juan Marichal. The score was still 0–0 after more than four hours when Willie Mays hit a game-winning solo home run off Spahn with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning. Marichal's manager, Alvin Dark, visited the mound in the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th innings, and was talked out of removing Marichal each time. During the 14th-inning visit, Marichal told Dark, "Do you see that man pitching for the other side? Do you know that man is 42 years old? I'm only 25. If that man is on the mound, nobody is going to take me out of here." Marichal ended up throwing 227 pitches in the complete game 1–0 win, while Spahn threw 201 in the loss, allowing nine hits and one walk.
The follow up to this story is equally unreal. He made his next start 5 days later and pitched a complete game! As a matter of fact, after throwing a 15+ innings in that start, he pitched 9 complete games in his next 10 starts (and his one non complete game was an 8 inning outing!). His ERA in those outings was 1.72. (!!!!!)

To conclude: man throws 200 pitches in a 16 inning game, then proceeds to throw 89 innings in the next month. AT AGE 42.

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:34 am

:thumb:

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Postby meow » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:36 am

I can’t do 227 of...anything...let alone throw MLB pitches.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:46 am

A steamboat, the Sultana, exploded in 1865 and killed 1165 people. Worst maritime disaster in US history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_(steamboat)

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:33 am

I've been to the museum. Was kind of neat.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/201 ... 800-who-d/

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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:41 am

To conclude: man throws 200 pitches in a 16 inning game, then proceeds to throw 89 innings in the next month. AT AGE 42.
I understand why the game changed, but baseball lost a lot of its charm when pitchers stopped throwing complete games.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:41 pm

A steamboat, the Sultana, exploded in 1865 and killed 1165 people. Worst maritime disaster in US history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_(steamboat)
Would have never guessed the worst maritime disaster in history was on a river.
Although designed with a capacity of only 376 passengers, she was carrying 2,137 when three of the boat's four boilers exploded and she burned to the waterline and sank near Memphis, Tennessee.
And no one was ever held accountable.

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Postby Beveridge » Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:20 pm

And no one was ever held accountable.
Fitting for today's America.

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:36 pm

Must’ve been a helluva party going on on that boat

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:38 pm

I today's edition of "stuff that doesn't happen anymore in sports" from Wikipedia:
Facing the San Francisco Giants, the 42-year-old Warren Spahn became locked into a storied pitchers' duel with 25-year-old Juan Marichal. The score was still 0–0 after more than four hours when Willie Mays hit a game-winning solo home run off Spahn with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning. Marichal's manager, Alvin Dark, visited the mound in the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th innings, and was talked out of removing Marichal each time. During the 14th-inning visit, Marichal told Dark, "Do you see that man pitching for the other side? Do you know that man is 42 years old? I'm only 25. If that man is on the mound, nobody is going to take me out of here." Marichal ended up throwing 227 pitches in the complete game 1–0 win, while Spahn threw 201 in the loss, allowing nine hits and one walk.
The follow up to this story is equally unreal. He made his next start 5 days later and pitched a complete game! As a matter of fact, after throwing a 15+ innings in that start, he pitched 9 complete games in his next 10 starts (and his one non complete game was an 8 inning outing!). His ERA in those outings was 1.72. (!!!!!)

To conclude: man throws 200 pitches in a 16 inning game, then proceeds to throw 89 innings in the next month. AT AGE 42.
gr8 info

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:37 pm

The piggy going to market wasn’t going grocery shopping.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:44 pm

#citypeople

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:50 pm

#citypeople
I grew up in Pensyltucky and didn't know that ;)

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