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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:44 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:Also, why the hell did I just look up the Micropenis article on Wikipedia?


That article is in some sore need of spoiler tags.
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TIL "The Fingering Forum" is not as exciting as I thought it would be.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:22 pm UTC

TIL flu shots don't hurt nearly as bad as 7-year-old me wanted me to believe.

Oh, and TIalsoL about the skinny red skis song. "In my unitard..."

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:49 pm UTC

tastelikecoke wrote:They can even give transwomen a fully functional uterus?


I didn't know that either.

And I'm quite sceptical actually. Don't think they're that good yet.

And Google couldn't find anything either.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby crowey » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:49 pm UTC

Zarq wrote:
tastelikecoke wrote:They can even give transwomen a fully functional uterus?


I didn't know that either.

And I'm quite sceptical actually. Don't think they're that good yet.

And Google couldn't find anything either.

I don't think they can. We had a convo about it in the woman thread aaages ago. There's a lot of complicated stuff with the anatomy of having a uterus, which male musculature and tendony things, as well as pelvis structure and whatnot, can't really accommodate. In a few years when growing tissues from stem cells becomes a realistic procedure, I imagine that it would be more possible to do.
As it is I guess if a donor was a suitable match (chromosomal sex doesn't seem to be an issue with other organ transplants) You could put a uterus in a person who wasn't the original owner. But fully functional is a long way off.

I'm not a medic or an expert on gender reassignment surgery, so if I'm wrong, my apologies.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Squid Tamer » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:22 am UTC

Today I learned that my great-uncle was a conspiracy theorist. He's working on an article about how 9/11 was an inside job.
I still think that he's a pretty cool guy though. Not really sure why it surprised me so much. Plenty of people think that the government did 9/11.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:45 am UTC

Yeah.. I.. talk to my cats all the time.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby gratisrecoup » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:16 am UTC

today I learned noone cares....

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:13 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Yeah.. I.. talk to my cats all the time.

It's only bad when they talk back.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby El Spark » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:39 pm UTC

TIL about bus fires. It's AMAZING what you find in the NaNoWriMo Reference forum.

Turns out, the diesel doesn't catch fire in your average school bus. The writer who posted was a bus driver, and he said that on two separate occasions, he'd had a bus fire from the same source. Turns out that the rear axel mounts are full of motor oil which is under pressure. If there's a breach, then what the writer described as a "fine spray" of oil can leak out over the rear wheel brakes. It's possible for that oil to catch fire, which would heat the axel mount, which would pressurize the oil further, which would result in more oil spraying out, etc, until you have a full-blown fire. He then said that if the tires catch that the entire bus can go up.

I just thought it was pretty interesting.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:53 pm UTC

TIL my mom knows a LOT about plushies/furries. That's not the kind of thing I want my mom knowing.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby OBrien » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Yeah, due to being invaded by both, the English words for the names of the week are an odd blend of the Roman names and the Norse ones. The Roman ones are Saturday (Saturn's day), Sunday (Sun's day) and Monday (Moon's day). The Norse are Tuesday (as you said, Tyr's day), Wednesday (Wodin's day), Thursday (Thor's day) and Friday (Freja's day).

Anyway, TIL I'm more negative than I thought:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cytoplasm » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:40 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:52 pm UTC

OBrien wrote:Yeah, due to being invaded by both, the English words for the names of the week are an odd blend of the Roman names and the Norse ones. The Roman ones are Saturday (Saturn's day), Sunday (Sun's day) and Monday (Moon's day). The Norse are Tuesday (as you said, Tyr's day), Wednesday (Wodin's day), Thursday (Thor's day) and Friday (Freja's day).
Then you get some nice congruences with romance languages: Monday is the moon's day: French lune -> lundi, Spanish lunes. Tyr's day -> god of war -> Mars's day -> French mardi, Spanish martes. It goes on with Mercury's day, Jupiter's day, Venus's day ... then various words for Sabbath on Saturday.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:52 am UTC

I have just over a hundred posts in Ye Olde Rant Threade, and only twelve in Awesome Thread. That's not a good sign.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:31 pm UTC

OBrien wrote:Yeah, due to being invaded by both, the English words for the names of the week are an odd blend of the Roman names and the Norse ones. The Roman ones are Saturday (Saturn's day), Sunday (Sun's day) and Monday (Moon's day). The Norse are Tuesday (as you said, Tyr's day), Wednesday (Wodin's day), Thursday (Thor's day) and Friday (Freja's day).

Anyway, TIL I'm more negative than I thought:
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Are you sure it's correct to attribute Sunday and Monday to the romans? Because (at least) contemporary Scandinavian words for moon sound pretty similar to the English word, whereas the Latin word for moon sounds nothing like it. Same goes for "sun". The contemporary Scandinavian words for Sunday and Monday are also basically the same words as in English. Though I'm open to the idea of these being foreign influences.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby OBrien » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:26 pm UTC

I heard that it was introduced into our country by by the Romans. It may be that the Romans got it from somewhere else or I may have been misinformed. Just what I heard.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:34 pm UTC

Yeah.. Sunday and Monday are from Sunnandæg and mōnandæg. Which.. aren't Roman. Saturday's the only one we got from them. The rest are Old English and, by extention, Germanic or Scandinavian in origin, depending on where in history you're talking.

Months, however... All of those are Roman in origin. Especially the -Embers... your September, October, November, December, which are all pretty much literally "Seventh month, Eighth month, ninth month, tenth month" ... because, you know, they were still on a ten month calendar, not a 12. And when they finally moved to a 12, it was just too much trouble to rename them. Blame Caesar.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

OBrien wrote:I heard that it was introduced into our country by by the Romans. It may be that the Romans got it from somewhere else or I may have been misinformed. Just what I heard.


Damn, I don't reconigze you now that you changed your avatar.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:43 pm UTC

Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:48 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.


Now that's just crazy talk
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:50 pm UTC

I think it's a good idea. Or just post it as an image to all your posts.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:52 pm UTC

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You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.


Now that's just crazy talk
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:57 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.


Now that's just crazy talk


Who are you, strange unknown person?!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:00 pm UTC

Hookers and blow, naturally.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:01 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.


Now that's just crazy talk


Who are you, strange unknown person?!


Tom. You?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:03 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
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You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. You should put your old avatar in the lower right corner at least for a while.


Now that's just crazy talk


Who are you, strange unknown person?!


Tom. You?


Never met anyone like that. You must be new, foreign and untrustworthy.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:04 pm UTC

TIL: Someone with whom I enjoy working, and respect greatly, doesn't like me at all. They apparently put up a good front, because they snowed me. However, I have been informed that they recommended against me when asked for performance appraisal.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:13 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ephemeron » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:37 pm UTC

Today I learned, at the cost of $49.44, that Amazon's 1-Click ordering service is exactly what it says on the tin.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:45 pm UTC

Ephemeron wrote:Today I learned, at the cost of $49.44, that Amazon's 1-Click ordering service is exactly what it says on the tin.

You could phone up and cancel? If it's already dispatched and you have to send it back, you'll obviously have to pay postage both ways.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby dubsola » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:07 pm UTC

I too found that out the hard way, I emailed the vendor straight away but they'd already sent it. Pretty annoying.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:06 am UTC

Yeah, I tried that 1-click ordering thing once, and even though the final order was fine, I still turned it off... I like my confirmation screens when I'm actually paying money for stuff...

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby GenericPseudonym » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:04 am UTC

Ephemeron wrote: [evil link].


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ouch.jars » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:58 am UTC

That link made me realise I have built up a resistance to TvTropes. I just looked around for 3 minutes and then noticed I had 5 other TvTropes tabs open from weeks ago and I'd never finished them because I'd been reading other things. I didn't look at those tabs for long either.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby stevey_frac » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:48 pm UTC

TIL: That when you already have a verbal offer from another company offering you a really cool job for twice the money somewhere else... It's damned hard to care about working for your current/old boss...

Even more so when your current boss is gearing up to send you here:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:34 pm UTC

crowey wrote:
Zarq wrote:
tastelikecoke wrote:They can even give transwomen a fully functional uterus?


I didn't know that either.

And I'm quite sceptical actually. Don't think they're that good yet.

And Google couldn't find anything either.

I don't think they can. We had a convo about it in the woman thread aaages ago. There's a lot of complicated stuff with the anatomy of having a uterus, which male musculature and tendony things, as well as pelvis structure and whatnot, can't really accommodate. In a few years when growing tissues from stem cells becomes a realistic procedure, I imagine that it would be more possible to do.
As it is I guess if a donor was a suitable match (chromosomal sex doesn't seem to be an issue with other organ transplants) You could put a uterus in a person who wasn't the original owner. But fully functional is a long way off.

I'm not a medic or an expert on gender reassignment surgery, so if I'm wrong, my apologies.

My apologies, I jumped to conclusions. They couldn't do it on trans women, just women with malfunctioned uterus. I'm wondering why they put it in this article though:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_reassignment_surgery
Wikipedia wrote:Medical advances may eventually make childbearing possible by using a donor uterus long enough to carry a child to term as anti-rejection drugs do not seem to affect the fetus.[8][9][10][11] The DNA in a donated ovum can be removed and replaced with the DNA of the receiver. Further in the future stem cell biotechnology may also make this possible, with no need for anti-rejection drugs.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:52 pm UTC

TIL I have panic attacks when stuck in a small room with tons of coughing people.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:47 pm UTC

TIL that Subway sandwiches are quite tasty. And expensive
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:00 pm UTC

TIL (well, yesterday) that the guy who plays Doctor Wilson was in "Dead Poet's Society."
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