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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Today I learned.... Reply with quote

I keep wanting a thread like this, so now i've made one. No citations needed for this thread, just share the bits.


Today I learned ancient Irish kings were deposed if cattle didn't do well,and part of that deposement was destroying their nipples. Because you can't be king with ruined nipples.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I learned that motor vehicles are terrifying.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a thread like this, but it's WAY buried.

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Anywho, today I learned that Final Draft likes to spontaneously corrupt files and has been this way pretty much forever, everyone knows about it, and no one seems to care.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many Americans are for "the Affordable Care Act" yet are against "Obamacare" . . . sigh . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Today I learned.... Reply with quote

stripeypants wrote:
No citations needed for this thread, just share the bits.


Boo!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Today I learned.... Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
stripeypants wrote:
No citations needed for this thread, just share the bits.


Boo!


you can always ask!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I learned Ketchup is a non-Newtonian fluid, and the best way to get Heins ketchup out of a glass jar is to hit near the mouth, not the bottom of the bottle. (Actually I find sticking a knife and pulling it out to be even more effective.)

wish I'd known this before have wide access to squeeze bottles.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I learned that the Dutch hate taste buds so much, they want to kill them off in the youth before kids mature by tricking them into eating "candy" that's made of licorice-colored salt. But not just any salt. Salt made from ammonia and hydrochloric acid. It's a kind of salt that forms naturally on burning piles of coal.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly don't get what's so bad about ammonium chloride, but okay.

It's a mild irritant, slightly acidic, ...

I bet they also cook with Ammonium carbonate and maybe some other chlorides as well *shock* *horror*
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I honestly don't get what's so bad about ammonium chloride, but okay.

It's a mild irritant, slightly acidic, ...

I bet they also cook with Ammonium carbonate and maybe some other chlorides as well *shock* *horror*


Just watch out for sodium chloride, that shit's dangerous.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pshaw, it can't be worse than using potential toxic waste to make pretzels, can it?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha
If they were selling lye tablets as 'candy,' then I'd definitely agree with Wheels
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point. Also, the ingredient lists makes it even more comical:

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Modified potato starch, sugar, glucose syrup, ammonium chloride, molasses, licorice extract, color: caramel, flavors, glazing agents: vegetable oil and beeswax. May contain traces of wheat.


Oh shit man! MAY contain TRACES! OH NOES!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

allergieeeeeeesssss
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I get how allergies work, I'm just always a little amused and disturbed when the allergen warnings include ingredients that aren't part of the product. I mean, I rather see a warning which says "Product was made in a facility which also processes wheat."

The way it's worded, it almost seems like there just may be random ingredients in there.
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