History SchmuckBait / RealLife

27th Mar '17 7:38:14 AM louisXVI
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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The U.S. Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors possibly thousands of years in the future when the authority of the U.S. government is a distant memory and English is no longer understood away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.

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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The U.S. Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors possibly including ones living tens of thousands of years in the future when the authority of the U.S. government is a distant memory and English is all current human languages are no longer understood away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.
26th Mar '17 8:54:49 PM louisXVI
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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The US Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors possibly thousands of years in the future at a time when English is no longer understood away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.

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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The US U.S. Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors possibly thousands of years in the future at a time when the authority of the U.S. government is a distant memory and English is no longer understood away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.
26th Mar '17 8:52:48 PM louisXVI
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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The US Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.

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* This Place is '''Not''' a Place of Honor: The US Department of Energy is designing monuments that warn future visitors possibly thousands of years in the future at a time when English is no longer understood away from nuclear waste disposal sites such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The ideas they've come up with are [[http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160 fascinating]] -- but not one of them has managed to avert the site being Schmuck Bait of the highest caliber. To their credit, they're well aware that anything they design is potential Schmuck Bait, and they're actively working to minimize the bait factor.
19th Mar '17 12:42:45 AM RacattackForce
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* An unintentional example comes in the form of the cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch''. Since the cartridges are about the size of a US quarter, Nintendo had them coated with a bitter-tasting non-toxic additive (denatonium benzoate, to be exact) during the manufacturing process to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Naturally, a trend arose in which an overwhelming number of '''grown adults''' intentionally licked the cartridges to see if it really was as bitter as others claimed.

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* An unintentional example comes in the form of the cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch''.UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch. Since the cartridges are about the size of a US quarter, Nintendo had them coated with a bitter-tasting non-toxic additive (denatonium benzoate, to be exact) during the manufacturing process to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Naturally, a trend arose in which an overwhelming number of '''grown adults''' intentionally licked ''grown adults'' started licking the cartridges to see if it really was as bitter as others claimed.
8th Mar '17 1:33:13 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Pang Juan, a general of Wei in China's Warring States period, came across writing scratched on a tree: however, it was too dark to read. Accordingly, he had a torch lit, revealing the writing to be "Pang Juan dies under this tree". The lighting of the torch was the signal for an ambush, set by Pang's rival Sun Bin,[[note]]Descendant of [[Literature/TheArtOfWar Sun Wu]][[/note]] to attack. Pang Juan would commit suicide under that same tree.

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* Pang Juan, a general of Wei in China's Warring States period, came across writing scratched on a tree: however, it was too dark to read. Accordingly, he had a torch lit, revealing the writing to be "Pang Juan dies under this tree". The lighting of the torch was the signal for an ambush, set by Pang's rival Sun Bin,[[note]]Descendant of [[Literature/TheArtOfWar Sun Wu]][[/note]] Wu]], who Pang Juan had falsely accused and tortured several years earlier[[/note]] to attack. Pang Juan would commit suicide under that same tree.
7th Mar '17 11:05:28 AM RacattackForce
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* Cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch'' video game console were coated with a foul-tasting additive during the manufacturing process to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Cue people intentionally licking the cartridges to see for themselves.

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* Cartridges An unintentional example comes in the form of the cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch'' video game console were ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch''. Since the cartridges are about the size of a US quarter, Nintendo had them coated with a foul-tasting bitter-tasting non-toxic additive (denatonium benzoate, to be exact) during the manufacturing process to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Cue people Naturally, a trend arose in which an overwhelming number of '''grown adults''' intentionally licking licked the cartridges to see for themselves.if it really was as bitter as others claimed.
5th Mar '17 2:35:35 AM RAMChYLD
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* Cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch'' video game console were designed to taste very bad to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Cue people intentionally licking the cartridges to see for themselves.

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* Cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch'' video game console were designed to taste very bad coated with a foul-tasting additive during the manufacturing process to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Cue people intentionally licking the cartridges to see for themselves.
4th Mar '17 11:57:07 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Heart Attack Grill: It's as close to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as it can be. It doesn't grill heart attacks, but it is themed around food which is known to cause them and other health problems. Among the delicacies are extra-large hamburgers (the smallest weigh half a pound[[note]]That's about 225 grams for metric folks[[/note]] and the largest run to two pounds[[note]]About a kilo.[[/note]], served with fries cooked in pure lard. It's themed as a hospital, with the staff being healthy "doctors" and "nurses" who serve to customers as "patients". And the food is named after health problems and surgeries (for instance, the burgers run from "Single Bypass" to "Quadruple Bypass" and the fries are called "Flatliner Fries"). Two spokespeople have already died at ages 29 and 52, respectively. If you are still willing to eat there knowing all of this...

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* Heart Attack Grill: It's as close to ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as it can be. It doesn't grill heart attacks, but it is themed around food which is known to cause them and other health problems. Among the delicacies are extra-large hamburgers (the smallest weigh half a pound[[note]]That's about 225 grams for metric folks[[/note]] and the largest run to two pounds[[note]]About a kilo.[[/note]], served with fries cooked in pure lard. It's themed as a hospital, with the staff being healthy "doctors" and "nurses" who serve to customers as "patients". And the food is named after health problems and surgeries (for instance, the burgers run from "Single Bypass" to "Quadruple Bypass" and the fries are called "Flatliner Fries"). And just to tempt people who are already at risk of cardiovascular diseases, customers who weigh over 350 pounds can eat for free after the staff verifies their weight. Two spokespeople have already died at ages 29 and 52, respectively. If you are still willing to eat there knowing all of this...
4th Mar '17 11:54:46 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The important thing to remember about magic tricks is that they use visual and audio trickery to give the impression of the impossible. Bullet-catching involves keeping the bullet in the magician's teeth the entire time while the assistant uses a blank cartridge, the "cutting a box containing a person in half" trick sees the assistant retracting their legs into the front half of the box (often with a pair of convincing fake feet sticking out of the back half) as the box is split apart, and so on. Anyone who takes these tricks at face value and tries to replicate them without knowing how they work is likely TooDumbToLive. "Magicians" as it were, do not actually refer to themselves as such. They market themselves as it, and have no problems with being referred to with that name, but personally they prefer "Illusionist."

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** The important thing to remember about magic tricks is that they use visual and audio trickery to give the impression of the impossible.impossible, with the actual execution being far safer than the trick looks. Bullet-catching involves keeping the bullet in the magician's teeth the entire time while the assistant uses a blank cartridge, the "cutting a box containing a person in half" trick sees the assistant retracting their legs into the front half of the box (often with a pair of convincing fake feet sticking out of the back half) as the box is split apart, and so on. Anyone who takes these tricks at face value and tries to replicate them without knowing how they work is likely TooDumbToLive. "Magicians" as it were, do not actually refer to themselves as such. They market themselves as it, and have no problems with being referred to with that name, but personally they prefer "Illusionist."
3rd Mar '17 1:54:56 PM Dwedit
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* Cartridges for the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch'' video game console were designed to taste very bad to prevent small children from trying to eat them. Cue people intentionally licking the cartridges to see for themselves.
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