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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #400 on: 11 Jan 2019, 08:07 »

wow, it just hit me that the song came out 30 years ago. I was 3 at the time.  :psyduck:
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #401 on: 11 Jan 2019, 16:22 »

la la lalalalaaaaaaa
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #402 on: 28 Feb 2019, 14:44 »

Today I learned what a rent party was.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #403 on: 04 Mar 2019, 15:18 »

The other day I learned there's something called "Luftverbrauchssteuer", literally "air use tax".
If you add something to a building exceeding a certain height beyond your roof, you have to pay a tax, as you occupy a certain amount of air. And there's a tax on that.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #404 on: 14 Mar 2019, 08:06 »

Not sure where to post this, so I stuck it here:

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #405 on: 11 Jun 2019, 12:00 »

The Australian Museum has an animal factsheet on Thylarctos plummetus ...

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #406 on: 12 Jun 2019, 06:07 »

The Australian Museum has an animal factsheet on Thylarctos plummetus ...

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Saw the name, and immediately thought of Monty Python's "Flying Sheep" :)
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #407 on: 10 Jul 2019, 08:37 »

Thanks to this video by John Green I learned a new and possibly better way to tie my shoe instead of using double knots!

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #408 on: 10 Jul 2019, 09:26 »

Thanks to this video by John Green I learned a new and possibly better way to tie my shoe instead of using double knots!

Four decades of my life wasted ... :facepalm:

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"What happened was that I brought a couple beers down to the beach but forgot a bottle-opener, so Sarah proceeded to use her two day-old wedding ring to open the bottles"

Hmmmmh - I possess my peoples' innate aptitude for opening beer-bottles with practically anything lying around (actually, it's just visualizing the forces & a firm grip), but I've never heard of this one.

This is unacceptable - I shall not rest until I have mastered the wedding ring, for the glory and honour of the Fatherland!


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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #409 on: 21 Jul 2019, 22:37 »

I had not known until a lecture yesterday at a 50th anniversary event just how little popular support the Apollo program had. 26% in 1964, and still only in the 30s by Apollo 8.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #410 on: 25 Jul 2019, 01:47 »

Today I learned that French composer Hector Berlioz, composer of much religious music, given a religious upbringing but became an avowed agnostic, remarked that Catholicism was "charming now that it no longer burns people."

If only he knew what was still coming.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #411 on: 25 Jul 2019, 16:38 »

This is unacceptable - I shall not rest until I have mastered the wedding ring, for the glory and honour of the Fatherland!
Imaginary pickelhaube intensifies!
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #412 on: 02 Aug 2019, 04:20 »

This is unacceptable - I shall not rest until I have mastered the wedding ring, for the glory and honour of the Fatherland!
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #413 on: 03 Aug 2019, 00:10 »

Thanks to the German (probably Prussian ;)) officers who trained the Chinese National Army during the 1920s and 30s, you might say that it parrots that marching style:


Hmmmmh - I possess my peoples' innate aptitude for opening beer-bottles with practically anything lying around (actually, it's just visualizing the forces & a firm grip), but I've never heard of this one.
There's a link on that page to "German maths witchcraft", which is just the same as Chinese and Australian maths as far as I can tell (that is certainly how I was taught to do subtraction in junior school), with the exception of the thousands-separator and decimal point conventions. So not so much German magic of Nibilungs, as just ordinary outside the USA?

And LOL! I noticed this question, while googling for a link about German training of the Chinese army: "Why did China join World War II?" I would reply "We didn't! WW2 joined us!"
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #414 on: 05 Aug 2019, 22:06 »

It might be that everyone else already knew this, but I only just learned that if you move your mouse-cursor over the IPA pronunciation guides on Wikipedia pages, a tip pops up prompting you with the pronunciation of each letter.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #415 on: 05 Aug 2019, 22:43 »

Handy!
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #416 on: 09 Aug 2019, 16:41 »

I just found out that Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
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Re: Learning has occurred
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #418 on: 10 Aug 2019, 04:46 »

Um. Okay. I admit that I did not know about the sand.
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« Reply #419 on: 11 Aug 2019, 21:06 »

I just found out that Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
Yes, we do, from our large population of feral camels (descendants of riding and pack animals employed in the bush in the 19th century, and turned loose when no longer required). Mainly they are just another part of our thriving live meat export trade to the Middle East.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #421 on: 12 Aug 2019, 07:29 »

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #422 on: 12 Aug 2019, 14:44 »

......You know what, I think he has...
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