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TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:27 am

Today I learned that the Spanish/Hispanic version of the Tooth Fairy is a mouse named Ratoncito Pérez. I love that it's a whimsical character with a totally normal last name. :fluttershock:

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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Adiwan (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:12 pm

Today I learned visual scripting in Unity with Bolt.
It's neat but there is a whole different view I'm not familiar with. I see my problems as code and not as node graphs.
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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:07 pm

TIL there's an alphabetical list of all the sound effects Don Martin used in his cartoons.

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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
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TIL there's an alphabetical list of all the sound effects Don Martin used in his cartoons.
Today I learned there are a whole lot of sound effects that start with FW. :-I
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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:22 pm

TIL that "Gummi Bears", a Disney cartoon based on a candy, had a newspaper strip. I found it while browsing through microfilms to find some other strip I'm looking for

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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:38 pm

Octavia wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:27 am
Today I learned that the Spanish/Hispanic version of the Tooth Fairy is a mouse named Ratoncito Pérez. I love that it's a whimsical character with a totally normal last name. :fluttershock:

Post here when you learned a thing and want to share! :party:
Italy and France have teeth mice too, iirc

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:36 am

I could've told you that years ago :-I

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:03 pm

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Post by diribigal (?) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm

https://arxiv.org/ allows you to see the source files for papers, which means you can find comments that were not always intended for public consumption. But most of the time they're boring things like "do we need parentheses here?"
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Post by Auxiliatrix (?) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:24 pm

Today I learned that (non-amateur) VHS tapes only stopped being made about two years ago. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/07 ... tion-ends/
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Post by diribigal (?) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:46 pm

Auxiliatrix wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Today I learned that (non-amateur) VHS tapes only stopped being made about two years ago. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/07 ... tion-ends/
Your link is about the last VCR/VHS player produced. The last new VHS cassettes were produced a little earlier than that (by one or two years? It's hard to find a good source).
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 pm

TIL that, according to Bruce Willis, "Die Hard" is NOT a Christmas movie.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:29 pm

TIL that in the 1960s hippies thought they could get high by smoking banana peels. :-I

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Post by Daikatuna (?) » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:43 pm

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:53 pm

TIL that, throughout the 90 years of Academy Awards, only one feature film based on a comic was ever nominated for Best Picture

"Skippy" from 1931, based on a newspaper strip of the same name

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Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:19 am

TIL that T. Ryder Smith, who played the KKK raven guys in BioShock Infinite, also played abolitionist John Brown in PBS's American Experience documentary series.

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Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:29 pm
TIL that in the 1960s hippies thought they could get high by smoking banana peels. :-I


Some of you probably figured I’d post a Donovan video, but for this reference I went deeper and dumber
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Post by Daikatuna (?) » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:51 am

lol

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:35 pm

TIL that Chic-Fil-A put out give-away comic books about cow superheroes.

They're as dumb as you'd expect :-I

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Post by Pocket (?) » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:48 pm

Oh yeah, Atop the Fourth Wall looked at one of them, didn't it?

I still maintain that those cows are one of the cleverest marketing campaigns of our time.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:54 pm

Yeah, Linkara reviewed two of them (he did another one this week), which is where I discovered it

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Post by W.T. Fits (?) » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:36 pm

Today I learned what a jib is. So now whenever I use the phrase, "I like the cut of your jib," I'll know where it originated from.
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Post by Jill (?) » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:35 pm

W.T. Fits wrote:
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Today I learned what a jib is. So now whenever I use the phrase, "I like the cut of your jib," I'll know where it originated from.
jib is that character from ed edd & eddy right

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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 am

TIL I learned that there are regional variants of salami all across Europe, using different benign bacterial cultures and blends of meat to make different flavors.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 am

Madeline wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 am
TIL I learned that there are regional variants of salami all across Europe, using different benign bacterial cultures and blends of meat to make different flavors.
And I want to eat all of them :plonk:
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Post by Highbrow Dash (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:03 pm

I'm not a fan of Salami. Salchichón is where it's at :twiright:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:56 pm

There will come a time in your life when you learn to accept all cured meats.
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Post by Smoke (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Lukanka is a pretty good Bulgarian type of salami worthy of trying. It's often used for pizzas here.
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Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm

:anticipation: I will try all the cured meats

Also, I like finding out about foods from different countries and places. One of the only good things about having been a picky eater when I was a child has been that, when I got over that problem and learned to like new foods, my adulthood has been like this constant stream of new things to try. It’s fun!

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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 pm

Madeline wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
:anticipation: I will try all the cured meats
Does lutefisk count? :smirk:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 pm

Madeline wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
:anticipation: I will try all the cured meats

Also, I like finding out about foods from different countries and places. One of the only good things about having been a picky eater when I was a child has been that, when I got over that problem and learned to like new foods, my adulthood has been like this constant stream of new things to try. It’s fun!
Same!

Someday I oughta tell you about some of the Japanese dishes to try out :allears:

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Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:00 am

ToastGhost wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 pm
Does lutefisk count? :smirk:
I’m aware of its, uh, odiferous reputation, but I’d try it just to say I had. :-I
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Someday I oughta tell you about some of the Japanese dishes to try out :allears:
I’ve tried both a miso udon soup and a curry udon, and I liked those a lot. Otherwise my exposure to Japanese cuisine is limited to sushi, Pocky, and these little fudge-filled cookies shaped like panda bears. Oh, and someone shared a green tea Kit Kat with me once. :v: So I’d like to try more Japanese dishes that represent actual food.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:31 am

There are a wide variety of Japanese foods, so it's hard to single any particular out. I'd try out ramen (actual, home-made ramen, not the instant kind you can find in grocery stores), katsudon, and Osaka staples takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

Sushi's great, though. I try to eat them whenever I get the opportunity. Raw fish for life!

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:33 pm

TIL that the French folk song "Alouette" is actually about threatening to pluck the feathers out of a bird that woke you up with its early morning singing. :fluttershock:
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Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:38 pm

“Alouette” is a sequel to “The Twelve Days of Christmas” after living a week with all those fucking birds
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:44 pm

TIL I learned about Habushu, where they put a dead viper snake inside a bottle of sake.

WTF Japan :-I

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:06 pm

I saw some reports on TV about the customs office at airports. They grabbed tons of weird stuff out of circulation, just like that snake in the bottle.
There have been weirder stuff in drinks, like a severed toe that is served in Canada. Below a video about it (hidden because the thumbnail shows the toe)
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Post by Pocket (?) » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:17 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
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WTF Japan :-I
They heard about the "worm" in tequila and, before anyone could stop them, said "that's nothing, watch this". :-P

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:31 am

TIL the name of H.P. Lovecraft's cat

...the dude was racist as hell :ehhh:

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