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Did You Know.......?
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Did You Know.......?
A thread for posting interesting facts and trivia.

Did you know that the 4 spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus had no name. Then Gary Larsen named it the "Thagomizer" in a Far Side cartoon. (After the late Thag Simmons) "Thagomizer" is now the name for this feature and is used by scientists.
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






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Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, Batman actually has a superpower - he can see one second into the future (source:  Bob Kane interview, 1990).

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‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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(February 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, Batman actually has a superpower - he can see one second into the future (source:  Bob Kane interview, 1990).

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#4
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There is an ICD-10 code for having been bitten by an alligator (W58.01).

There is a separate ICD-10 code for having been bitten by a crocodile (W58.11)

Seems like they could combine those.
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#5
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The largest crater on Mars' moon Phobos is named for American suffragist, abolitionist, mathematician and the wife of astronomer Asaph Hall, Angeline Stickney Hall.
 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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#6
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That you'd probably rather have a furuncle than a carbuncle.

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Too much?

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The largest volcano, mountain (and um... planetary furuncle  Big Grin  ) in the solar system is Olympus Mons 

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(February 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm)chimp3 Wrote: A thread for posting interesting facts and trivia.

Did you know that the 4 spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus had no name. Then Gary Larsen named it the "Thagomizer" in a Far Side cartoon. (After the late Thag Simmons) "Thagomizer" is now the name for this feature and is used by scientists.

A similar thing happened with a not the nine o clock news sketch with "whoop" now being the name for a group of gorillas

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(February 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(February 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, Batman actually has a superpower - he can see one second into the future (source:  Bob Kane interview, 1990).

Boru

Batman's a Jedi?

Ayup.  Hence his true name:  Obi Wayne Kenobi.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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(February 19, 2018 at 4:56 am)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(February 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm)chimp3 Wrote: A thread for posting interesting facts and trivia.

Did you know that the 4 spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus had no name. Then Gary Larsen named it the "Thagomizer" in a Far Side cartoon. (After the late Thag Simmons) "Thagomizer" is now the name for this feature and is used by scientists.

A similar thing happened with a not the nine o clock news sketch with "whoop" now being the name for a group of gorillas.

This is true, however the NTNON neologism is 'flange'. 'Whoop' is one of the official nouns, alongside 'band' and 'troop'.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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