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The 'Over 9000' meme that came from a dubbed episode of the anime Dragon Ball Z is actually a mistranslation. In the original manga and Japanese dub, the power level is actually 'over 8000'.

Which is why I prefer watching subs instead of dubs.

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Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous had his first drink while in the army during World War One

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The ewok who captured Han et al in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was nicknamed Wicket. His full name was actually Wicket W. Warwick, which means you can see his initials in every URL.


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The ewok who captured Han et al in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was nicknamed Wicket. His full name was actually Wicket W. Warwick, which means you can see his initials in every URL.

Warrick, actually. Warwick was just the actor who played him

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Darn. The article I took it from must have combined a couple of facts.


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In Malaysia, if you see the letter Z anywhere on a vehicle's license plate, it means that that vehicle is registered under the Malaysian Army Corps

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In the Transformers: Beast Wars episode "Code of Honor," Rattrap is in his season one body during the final scene, instead of the Transmetal body he had at the time.

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Until last year, Dahala Khagrabari was a small region of India which is surrounded on all sides by a small region of Bangladesh that was surrounded on all sides by a small region of India that was surrounded on all sides by Bangladesh.

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Until last year, Dahala Khagrabari was a small region of India which is surrounded on all sides by a small region of Bangladesh that was surrounded on all sides by a small region of India that was surrounded on all sides by Bangladesh.


Here's a map of that.

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I actually appreciate the video reference, I can't wrap my head around the fact @_@

A pack of wolves do not howl in the same key. In fact, their different-keyed howls harmonize and resonate so that their ululation becomes louder hence creating the illusion that there are more of them in the group that there actually are

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Until last year, Dahala Khagrabari was a small region of India which is surrounded on all sides by a small region of Bangladesh that was surrounded on all sides by a small region of India that was surrounded on all sides by Bangladesh.

I saw this talked about in this youtube video...there are other instances of confusing borders where country a is inside country b which is inside country a but this is the only instance of country a being in country b being in country a being in country b again.

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The most complex "correct" Chinese character is an old-fashioned word for "verbose." It's just the character for "dragon" repeated four times.

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*pops head* Did someone say Chinese characters? :3

So, the word that Sleet mentioned also exists in one of the most comprehensive Japanese dictionary. Here is what it looks like:

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In Chinese, it is pronounced zhe, with a rising intonation, or the first tone in Mandarin Chinese.

The craziest Japanese character to have ever been used is this one:

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It is however just as mundane as zhe, it's just 'cloud' written three times on top and four 'dragon' s written below it. It was apparently used as a name by some sick person.

For the Chinese, the most complex character to be used today is biang (with the first tone). It is used as the character in the name biang biang mian, or biang biang noodles, a famous dish in China's Shaanxi province. Here is what it looks like:

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It is so complicated that it does not exist in major Chinese dictionaries, and can't be typed out in a computer using traditional means.

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Any Pixar movie from before 2006 is not technically a Disney movie. Disney bought Pixar in 2006, after movies such as Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, and Bugs Life had already come out. They aren't technically Disney movies.


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This might be useless depending whether you believe in ghosts or not.

If you ever find yourself walking alone in the middle of the night in Malaysia and you suddenly noticed a very sweet and fragrant smell lingering around (like lime and jasmine for example), DO NOT comment on the smell in any way. Just walk through the area quietly. The smell means there are supernatural things around you, and the thing about Malaysian ghosts (and South East Asia, in general) is that if you don't bother them, they won't bother you.

If you do accidentally comment on the smell (ie "That's quite sweet-smelling!), then expect to have a nasty fever the next day at the very least. You have been 'spooked' (or keteguran in Malay). Though, no special treatment is needed in general, just treat it like a normal fever and rest well.

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I don't believe in that stuff but it's still a really neat thing to know about!

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The voice actor of Rolf in Ed, Edd, and Eddy (Peter Kelamis) also voiced Goku in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z.

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The sum of the digits of my phone number is 48.

...What? It's information and it's useless. :P

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The sum of my phone number is 10 less than Sleet's.


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In 2011, Norbert was the 47th most popular name for a baby boy born in Hungary.

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In some countries, like Thailand, braces aren't considered nerdy in social life, in fact they are considered cool or fancy, because it means your family could actually afford dental care. Think about how lucky the West has it.

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That's similar to how in some countries, being fat is associated with wealth because only the rich can afford that much food, but in America, being fat is associated with poverty because the poor can't afford healthy food.

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In 2011, Norbert was the 47th most popular name for a baby boy born in Hungary.

Huh, yesterday I saw a man named Norbert at the bank. Funny how that works.
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In some countries, like Thailand, braces aren't considered nerdy in social life, in fact they are considered cool or fancy, because it means your family could actually afford dental care. Think about how lucky the West has it.

Hmm, although we are neighbouring countries, Malaysians never really thought of braces as a status symbol. In fact, they were seen more as a necessity in certain cases, even if they are so expensive to have and maintain.

In Sabah, some of the Kadazan/Dusun people have up to four words in their full names, with the structure of [own name/father's name/grandfather's name/family names], though usually there are only 3 words for most [own name/father's or grandfather's name/family name].

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Tomàs Enrique Araya Diaz, the co-founder, bassist, and vocalist of the infamous American thrash metal group Slayer, was originally a respiratory therapist and actually used the money from that job to finance their first album, Show No Mercy.

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"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence.
Paraphrased, the sentence can be parsed to mean, "Bison from Buffalo, which bison from Buffalo bully, themselves bully bison from Buffalo."

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There used to be a tan M&M. It was changed to blue like 20 years ago.

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In the early 1800s when Coca Cola was first marketed as a medical product and once during its later years as a beverage, Coke contained THAT Coke...

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Red pandas are the only non-primates who can taste artificial sweeteners.

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Contrary to popular belief, Ostriches do NOT stick their heads into the ground when threatened, and instead turn tail feather and runs. In some cases they even fight the attacker, clawing them with their feet which may or may not act like a 3 to 4 inch Dagger..Rare, but happens.. Also they have been known to chase after, and attack vehicles or other animals.. Yeah Not the same thing ya see in cartoons.

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This thread currently has the same number of pages as the current chat thread.


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Andrew Jackson was called "Old Hickory" because he carried around a hickory cane and would beat people over the head with it. He was also the first president to have an assassination attempt against him. The assassin's guns failed to fire and Jackson leaped to action and beat the man to a pulp with his hickory cane until a few of Jackson's friends pulled him off of the man.

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Alex Borstein who you might know as the voice of Lois Griffin from Family Guy, also did the voice of Queen Machina in Power Rangers Zeo.

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The traditional sheep milk cheese called Casu Marzu, made in Sardinia, is the most dangerous cheese in the world. It contains living larvae as cause of its decomposing. The European Union rules ban its industrial production and legal selling.

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The Robert Rodriguez film El Mariachi is the lowest-budgeted film ($7,000) ever to gross $1 million at the box office.

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Believe it or not, on average, Uranus is halfway between Earth and Pluto.
Think about that for a moment. It puts the sheer amount of empty space in space into a little bit of perspective. Also it makes our common maps of the solar system seem a bit wonky. Pluto is TWICE as far from Earth on average than Uranus. Wow.

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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a gramatically correct phrase in english.

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That's a repost from no more than a dozen replies prior to yours.

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^ I'm an idiot who posts before checking if someone else said it :oops:

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Serence has a motorbike licence and regularly drives her motorbike to work. That is so awesome! :D

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The Simpsons character Milhouse's first appearance was actually in a Butterfinger commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTrXmrOEPfg

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