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The Harry Potter merchandise machine came out with strange tasty jelly beans.
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That was some of the first merchandise the series had, actually! They still make them. I've never had them because I don't hate myself.

According to IMDB, only two episodes of Spongebob after season 4 have ever been more loved than even the least-loved episode from the first three seasons.
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Sleet wrote:According to IMDB, only two episodes of Spongebob after season 4 have ever been more loved than even the least-loved episode from the first three seasons.
That's... kinda sad actually.
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HBO didn't like the title Curb Your Enthusiasm. They suggested Best Foot Backwards, Half Empty, or Regrets Only.
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A little useless info. about myself. In Hebrew, my first name means "strong mountain". Also in Hebrew, my middle name means "valley beside the mountain". My last name means "tired" (not in Hebrew). Therefore, my whole name means "Strong mountain-valley that is tired". :roll:
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Huh, I can do something with that. My last name translates to 'forest' so in a way I could be addressed in a silly way as 'Mr Forest'.
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JeffCvt wrote:
Sleet wrote:According to IMDB, only two episodes of Spongebob after season 4 have ever been more loved than even the least-loved episode from the first three seasons.
That's... kinda sad actually.
But not surprising, frankly.
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I think I already said this, but my first name would be appropriate for a gym leader specializing in flying-type Pokémon. This applies both to my real name and what my name my parents would have given me if I were the opposite sex. Funny how that works!

Also, Shadowstar, that's kind of a little too much information. If people do a little research they could find your whole name. :/ I'm not sure you want to have that on the internet.
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Shadowstar23 wrote:A little useless info. about myself. In Hebrew, my first name means "strong mountain". Also in Hebrew, my middle name means "valley beside the mountain". My last name means "tired" (not in Hebrew). Therefore, my whole name means "Strong mountain-valley that is tired". :roll:
"Tiring Valley" ?
"Mountain of Weary ?"
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Sleet wrote:Also, Shadowstar, that's kind of a little too much information. If people do a little research they could find your whole name. :/ I'm not sure you want to have that on the internet.
Meh, any online translator I could find renders translated terms in Hebrew script, so it's unlikely you will gain useful information. (Unless you can read Hebrew; in that case PANIC!)
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Sleet wrote:I think I already said this, but my first name would be appropriate for a gym leader specializing in flying-type Pokémon.
That makes me think of a name that starts with "D" and I don't know why because when I think of flying-type gym leaders, I think of Falkner because he was the very first gym leader I ever fought. Maybe I'm thinking of the Dragon type because several of them have wings and can fly. I duno.

Anyway, here's a useless fact: I have at least half a dozen pairs of headphones because I went through so many trying to find something I liked. And I'm about to order another pair today.
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The Wright Brothers’ first successful flight on December 17, 1903 covered a distance of about 120 feet—shorter than the wingspan of a modern 747.
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What name is that? (Note: My name does not/would not have start(ed) with a D.)
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Russia is so massive that it covers 11 time zones. During most of the year, the sun is above the horizon somewhere in Russia.

Also, during the month of May and late July, one can watch the sun rising in Magadan while at the same moment another can watch the sun setting in Moscow.

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In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis— O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)"
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Door is also a verb.

To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in front of an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian.
Amazee Dayzee wrote:The Wright Brothers’ first successful flight on December 17, 1903 covered a distance of about 120 feet—shorter than the wingspan of a modern 747.
Also, someone supposedly flew before the Wright Brothers. A man by the name of Gustave Whitehead had supposedly flew a powered aircraft in 1901, more than 2 years before the Wright Brothers flew. This is a highly debated case though, as there is no photographic evidence of him in the air.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis— O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)"
Using modern day texting speech before it was cool. He must have finally gotten the keys to the Tardis. :lol:

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The moral of the story then is to always have some sort of proof.
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I'm a fan of fans.
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Whozjama wrote:I'm a fan of fans.
Ceiling, floor, or paper?
Douglas isn't my real name, but because of a name block put on me by a higher-order being known as Djinni, I can't say my real name.

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I was a fan of ceiling fans when I was younger. :lol:
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Douglas Collier wrote:
Whozjama wrote:I'm a fan of fans.
Ceiling, floor, or paper?
The kinds that make your voice sound funny.

Also, Gary the Goat lives in 'Straya
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When you mix Redbull with milk, the milk curdles.
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You just gave me another reason never to try Red Bull. ;)
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It is possible to hallucinate if you stay up too long.
Also, eating too many whole nutmegs can kill you. Nutmeg is actually a poison, but the amounts we use it in for cooking are far from lethal.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:When you mix Redbull with milk, the milk curdles.
That's because of the acidity of the drink. It would also work with any other soft drink as well as with vinegar or any other acid.
Deske wrote:Also, eating too many whole nutmegs can kill you. Nutmeg is actually a poison, but the amounts we use it in for cooking are far from lethal.
Anything is a poison if taken in sufficient quantity. Even water. Heck, even oxygen.
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In late 1975, Regis Philbin hosted a short-lived game show called The Neighbors, which was a sort of a "newlywed game" for soccer moms. Each episode featured a group of five women who shared neighborhood gossip about one another.
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The derivative is...the slope of the tangent of a function of a specific point.
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Amazee Dayzee wrote:In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis— O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)"
And Winston Churchill replied saying, "Whatevs".
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I can see it now. "Ya Boy Winston."

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Mushroom clouds can be created by any huge explosion; they aren't specific to atomic blasts.
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The longest piece of English literature is a Super Smash Bros Brawl fanfic.
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Nepal's flag is not a rectangle, but instead the shape of two triangles on top of each other.
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On an episode of Saved by the Bell: The College Years, A.C. Slater learned his last name was actually Sanchez. His dad changed it 25 years earlier to get into the military academy. "He felt he had to hide his heritage to be accepted," Albert Clifford explained.
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The indent under the nose is called the Philtrum, and it is common in many mammals.
hypernovatic wrote:The longest piece of English literature is a Super Smash Bros Brawl fanfic.
I think I mentioned that on page 29, but I didn't mention how it was the longest. That is good to know. :D

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The View-Master was originally for adults. The device was used to help soldiers recognize ships, planes, and artillery from afar.
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One of the longest pony fanfics is Fallout Equestria, a falloutxmylittlepony cross fic.
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The name for "piggy banks" comes from the use of family money jars in the Middle Ages made from a type of clay called pygg.
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"Skirl" is a Scottish/Gaelic word for "to play the bagpipes" or "the sound of a bagpipe". It also means "to shriek" or "a shrill sound" in the dialects of North England and Scotland.
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In the 1950s The Adventures of Superman television series, the characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Perry White, and Jimmy Olsen always wore the same clothes so that several episodes could be filmed at once, and that some scenes could be used in several episodes without anyone noticing.
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