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Hey guys...and gals...I was just browsing through an XKCD strip and ended up learning that Jimmy Carter was attacked by a swimming rabbit.
So, what interesting things have you guys...and gals...only recently learned about?
I didn't know that Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday once told the 300 Spartans, "Go home, gentlemen. We've got this under control." Thermopylae might have turned out different if Leonidas I had taken Earp and Holliday up on their offer.
During the Suez canal crisis, the United States stopped a war with an oil embargo. Of Britain and France. In 1956. It's just so bizarre to consider that the United States was still exporting oil...
Wonder Woman is a lot cooler than most people would think, once she's handed over to a writer who actually 'gets' her characterization. She's like a grown-up female shounen protagonist (Defeat Means Friendship? Check. Protective of 'precious people'? Check. Determinator? Oh, fuck yes), minus the Hot-Blooded stupidity!
DID YOU KNOW THAT? NOW YOU KNOW.
edited 10th Apr '09 4:44:45 PM by FurikoMaru
Joss Whedon was involved in Toy Story.
This fact blows my mind.
edited 10th Apr '09 4:54:38 PM by Haven
Which movie? The first or the second one?
Apparently he wrote the first's screenplay.
One of four writers. IMDB link
edited 10th Apr '09 5:45:53 PM by Tzetze
Fawriel is a GUY???!?! <-Just figured it out.
Jimmy Stewert smuggled a yeti hand past customs by putting it in his wife's underpants.
Where did you hear that?
From an article about the different kinds of people there are:
I do not believe you, unless your name is Jimmy Stewart's Wife's Vagina. And I'm pretty sure Jimmy Stewart's Wife's Vagina doesn't know how to read. So...
I searched around the web after I read that and the story appears to be true.
edited 10th Apr '09 7:20:03 PM by JohnADreams
Technically, it was concealed in his luggage, supposedly amongst his wife's underwear.
I had no idea, for many, many years, that George Takei is gay. (To be fair, neither did he.)
Y'know how bullets only go to three levels on the main wiki? I just found out that doesn't apply on the forums.
Really? I didn't know until very recently that Rick Astley would never:
Yeah, sorry guys. But I was recently Rickrolled and it was still in my head...
edited 14th Apr '09 3:18:51 PM by Little_Serge
See, I've known that Rick Astley would never do any of those things for about twenty years.
I can't believe I didn't notice this the first time I saw this, but listen very closely to the music playing during this scene.
My friend's uncle was apparently the original singer for the band that went on to be called Styx.. he quit and then they made it big. O_o
Ikuko Itoh is a girl!
At work people sometimes put a fry container on a basket of fries while they are still cooking. I just realized that they are doing it to remind people that when those fries come up they are supposed to fill the container with the fries unsalted.
Botox has multiple non-lethal human applications, only one of which is cosmetic.
The Icelandic language still uses the old letter thorn (ž) in addition to the letter eth (š) which would be pretty cool if they didn't make the same sound. Stupid alphabets. Also, :ž
Botox has lethal applications.
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