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The colour orange got its name from the fruit.

John Wayne's real name is Marion Morrison.

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There are presently only two places on earth that are not claimed by any nation. One is a pretty large area of the Antarctic and the other is an abt. 2000 km² big piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, Bir Tawil.

You can see the claimed borders of both nations on the below picture. If you follow the outline, you'll see that both nations claim the Hala’ib-Triangle as their own territory and Bir Tawil as the territory of the other nation.
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Nobody seems to like poor Bir Tawil, it must be the saddest place on (the populated) earth. :cry:

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I'm curious how laws work there.

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Is that area populated at all?

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Punchy: I think you're right. I think that they used to call orange a shade of red rather than orange.

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Hlaoroo wrote:
Is that area populated at all?
Wiki says:
Wikipedia wrote:
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It would take 1 year, 7 months, 26 days, 20 hours, 26 minutes and 40 seconds to heat up your coffee via yelling (assuming your coffee cup is a perfect insulator, which it isn't. But, who cares? Most chemistry works with ideal conditions).

Math shown here: Mostly basic stuff.

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There are presently only two places on earth that are not claimed by any nation. One is a pretty large area of the Antarctic and the other is an abt. 2000 km² big piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, Bir Tawil.

You can see the claimed borders of both nations on the below picture. If you follow the outline, you'll see that both nations claim the Hala’ib-Triangle as their own territory and Bir Tawil as the territory of the other nation.
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Nobody seems to like poor Bir Tawil, it must be the saddest place on (the populated) earth. :cry:


I feel like it would make sense to continue that really straight line of borders and let Egypt claim the triangle and let Sudan have Bir Tawil. I'm sure once it's actually a claimed territory folks will go there and try to improve it from whatever squalor of existence it currently keeps.

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Punchy: I think you're right. I think that they used to call orange a shade of red rather than orange.

I heard it on QI, so it must be right :P
They would call it red or yellow-red.

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I call dibs on it if they don't want it!

Punchy: I think that's actually where I heard it too. :)

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The red thing sticking out of Gardevoir's chest is its heart.

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Despite it being his most famous attribute, in the original Disney film, Pinocchio's nose only grows once.

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Apparently, Markiplier (A youtube gamer) and Tom Fischbach(the author/artist behind TwoKinds) are brothers... I had no idea.

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With optimal implants and re-maps in EVE Online, it will take you 19-22 years ( of real life time ) to train every single skill to level 5, assuming they don't add any more skills :lol:

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I feel like it would make sense to continue that really straight line of borders and let Egypt claim the triangle and let Sudan have Bir Tawil. I'm sure once it's actually a claimed territory folks will go there and try to improve it from whatever squalor of existence it currently keeps.

Sound good?

A population of zero made it sound like an arid wasteland, but apparently it's at least used as a grazing ground for local tribes.

As long as the place seems to offer a total absence of natural resources, however, there really isn't much incentive to develop the land for anyone.

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Apparently, Markiplier (A youtube gamer) and Tom Fischbach(the author/artist behind TwoKinds) are brothers... I had no idea.

Huh, now that's something.

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Technically, a human can actually fit into a morph ball without personal harm, so long as they're flexible enough. How Samus herself does it in that bulky suit I'll never know.

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Karishad has 385 more followers on Twitter than Rick

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Pladim wrote:
Karishad has 385 more followers on Twitter than Rick


Is followed by K-fox, yet follows him...Yaaay circles!

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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
Apparently, Markiplier (A youtube gamer) and Tom Fischbach(the author/artist behind TwoKinds) are brothers... I had no idea.


Really? Owo Wow, now that's something else. I've been reading the snenanigans of Twokinds for a while now...and I have heard of Markiplier buit I haven't really watched any of his videos except, possibly, for his "Draw My Life" vid...

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Useless info about me time!
I've unconditionaly accepted to Canterbury College :P
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Yay! Congratulations!!! :D :D :D

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That's nice HappyFox, Gratz!

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More congratulations, Britfox :)



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Yup.

We also have not just the top ten but the top ELEVEN most dangerous snakes in the world, in terms of the potency of their venom. Fortunately we have the wisdom not to get bitten too often and the means to treat the bites when they happen.

Have I already mentioned that?



Bagpipes play at 122db which is just 3db under the pain threshold and which is louder than a jack-hammer or a chainsaw.

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Today I learned that "Pram" is short for "perambulator". :shock:
Huh. Neeeever woulda guessed "Pram" was short for something. :|

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Yup, but the word perambulator sounds so... Terminator-ish =w= Pram is more kid-friendly.

Ievan Polkka, a folk song popularized by Hatsune Miku and Loituma, is constantly misspelled as Levan Polkka because of how the capital I looks like the lowercase l in most video-hosting sites. And the title means Eva's Polka, apparently.

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10 Seconds on the Internet:

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Whoa...that one's just...mind-boggling, Render. owo

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And of the 23140 hours of video watched on youtube, 23100 of them were cute cat videos. :P

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8VTeDHjcM

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My favorite star is YV Canis Majoris. A red hyper giant in the constellation Canis Major.
His diameter is approximated around 1500 times the radius of our sun. Placed in the center of our solar system he would exceed Jupiter orbit.

Bigger fish takes an interesting new meaning when it gets to astronomy (and yes, I know they're discovered even bigger stars - SUMMON BIGGER FISH!) :D

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And to add, the largest star in the known universe, W26, is actually in the process of tearing itself apart. These sorts of stars tend not to last long- only a few million years.

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Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes were inspired by Micheal Jackson. Yasushi Yamaguchi, designer of Tails the Fox, originally couldn't decide on whether he wanted Tails to be a girl or a boy.

Also, useless information thread contains useless information. :P

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In a survey done by TV Asahi, a Japanese TV network in the year 2005 for the top 100 animes of all time, Tom and Jerry ranked #85, then at #58 for the web version. It is the only non-Japanese animation in the list of 100.

Also, a Japanese OP was actually created for the Tom and Jerry series. Here is the OP, with the lyrics roughly translated as follows:

Tom and Jerry,
Getting along well and fighting,
Tom Tom Tom the meowing cat,
Jerry Jerry Jerry squeak,
The cat bit on the mouse,
The mouse hit back at the cat with a counter-attack,
After all, the mouse is a living thing,
After all, the cat is a living thing.

Tom and Jerry,
Getting along well and fighting,
Tom Tom Tom the meowing cat,
Jerry Jerry Jerry squeak,
At times, the annoyance made them want to cry!
With surges of anger and getting really mad!
After all, the mouse is a living thing,
After all, the cat is a living thing.

Tom and Jerry,
Getting along well and fighting.


.... rather weird lyrics, if you ask me.

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Today I learned that Transylvania is a real place somewhere in Romania. :o

I kinda already knew it really existed I just didn't really know where it was on earth.

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Here's one I found rather amusing in the middle of a conversation.

The Spanish word for wives and handcuffs is identical: Esposas.


Please proceed to laugh.

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Hah! Similar to the (fairly degrading, to be honest) English expression "ball-and-chain."

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Yesterday I overheard someone mention in a conversation that some language...I think it was Italian...has the same word for "apples" and "murder" owo

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Are you thinking of Latin?
"Malum" in Latin means both "evil" and "apple".
I wonder if that was me mentioning it in the Chat Thread that you're thinking of?

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That must be it. See that right there is my none-too-reliable-at-the-best-of-times memory confuddling stuff I see said and where I see them being said and whatnot...when I posted that I was trying to remember where I heard it, and I was thinking along the lines of I'd heard it in Second Life somewhere. :?

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95% of video games include a tutorial of some sort.

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