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Re: Things I did not know until today...........

Post by docandjeanie » September 27, 2010 11:15 pm

bravedave wrote:The stink bugs that have recently invaded certain locales on the east coast are a foreign species that made it to this country from Asia about ten years ago.
OMG, hate them :(
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Post by CindaBee » October 1, 2010 10:11 pm

yesterday I learned that "officially" the pain of passing a kidney stone is worse than labor pains. Don't ask. :wench:

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Post by Quint » October 2, 2010 11:45 am

Yesterday I learned that there is no saltwater in Saltwater Taffy.
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Post by MammaBear » October 3, 2010 11:15 pm

While in New Orleans, I was told the difference between a "bayou" and a "swamp"....alligators! They are in swamps....

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Post by tgr8one » October 4, 2010 12:24 am

I learned if you order burgers from Red Robin you can ask for some fries early.. :o
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Post by tgr8one » October 4, 2010 10:50 pm

:o I learned that Ambesol is good for bug bites
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Post by irishcajunphan » October 4, 2010 11:09 pm

I learned about TSS, Toasted Skin Syndrome, which is caused by having a laptop computer in your lap and burning the skin.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-ou ... -syndrome/
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Post by East Texas Parrothead » October 5, 2010 3:40 pm

I can hit apple + N and get a new window in Safari.
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Post by SchoolGirlHeart » October 5, 2010 4:05 pm

irishcajunphan wrote:I learned about TSS, Toasted Skin Syndrome, which is caused by having a laptop computer in your lap and burning the skin.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-ou ... -syndrome/
I learned that while the discoloration on my laptop-burned leg may be permanent, it's probably not dangerous. :D
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Post by pair8head » October 5, 2010 4:10 pm

East Texas Parrothead wrote:I can hit apple + N and get a new window in Safari.
I can hit baseball with bat and get a new living room window. Is that the same thing?
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Post by Dutch Harbor PH » October 5, 2010 8:10 pm

CindaBee wrote:yesterday I learned that "officially" the pain of passing a kidney stone is worse than labor pains. Don't ask. :wench:
I feel your pain...I've had 2...... If you have another....remeber to ask for Dyladid (sp?)...awesome drug......... :o :o :o :o :o 8)
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Post by pair8head » October 13, 2010 11:34 am

1975 CMA Award Show

Presenter Charlie Rich fanned the flames of an ongoing battle between country music’s traditional artists and the pop singers making waves in Nashville when he presented the Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1975.

Rich opened the envelope, read it, and then lit a cigarette lighter and burned the envelope. He announced the winner, “My friend, Mister John Denver.” Though he claimed he had overmedicated, Rich’s presentation appeared to be a strong statement against the pop sensibilities of Denver and his counterparts.
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Re: Things I did not know until today...........

Post by Ol'_'96'er » October 13, 2010 4:21 pm

tikitatas wrote:Today I leaned the difference between butterscotch, caramel and toffee. The names are used for different stages of caramelization of white or brown sugar:

Butterscotch = caramelized brown sugar 239°F-257°F (115°C - 125°C)
Toffee = brown sugar caramelized to hard crack stage 302°F-320°F (150°C - 160°C)
Caramel = white sugar heated to the point it browns, which starts at 338°F (170°C)

The "-scotch" in the butterscotch has nothing to do with alcoholic drink and the Wikipedia lists a few theories of why it has that name -"Food historians have several theories regarding the name and origin of this confectionery, but none are conclusive. One explanation is the meaning "to cut or score" for the word "scotch", as the confection must be cut into pieces, or "scotched", before hardening.[1][2] It is also possible that the "scotch" part of its name was derived from the word "scorch"."
this might also be the source of the term, "scotching an ugly rumour"
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Post by Ol'_'96'er » October 13, 2010 4:23 pm

MacPhin wrote:
Lightning Bolt wrote:
SeattleParrotHead wrote:
Lightning Bolt wrote:I learned today that in this economic downturn/freefall we're still struggling through,

...of ALL the jobs lost in this current cycle, 82% of those jobs belonged to MEN :-? ....basically 5 out 6.
'cuz we make more money? (Uh, sorry, wrong thread!)
no, because we're smarter, and stronger, and faster, and could open WAYYYY more jars :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

yes, all that and at a cheaper labor rate...............that's why so many men are being laid off.
and because the SIC groups hit the hardest: construction, manufacturing, and mining/logging are generally male-dominated fields.
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Post by Lightning Bolt » October 13, 2010 7:34 pm

East Texas Parrothead wrote:I can hit apple + N and get a new window in Safari.
and you can also hit apple + W to close that window, and apple +D to bookmark the page. :)
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Post by sonofabeach » October 14, 2010 11:53 pm

I must be out of the loop. Today I found out that comedian Greg Giraldo died last month..I liked his stuff
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Post by Bicycle Bill » October 15, 2010 1:15 am

Lightning Bolt wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:I can hit apple + N and get a new window in Safari.
and you can also hit apple + W to close that window, and apple +D to bookmark the page. :)
I'm running Firefox on a laptop with Vista Home Premium and can do the same thing — just substitute 'CTRL' for 'apple'.
And 'CTRL' + T will get you a new tab within the same window.
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