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SandJosieph Bigonkers! is Magic from Grand Galloping Galaday Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Apr 10th 2009 at 3:30:30 PM

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.

Courtesy link...

So, what interesting things have you guys...and gals...only recently learned about?

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EddieVanHelsing Likes Burnt Offerings from New York City
Likes Burnt Offerings
Apr 10th 2009 at 3:45:40 PM

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.

"I kind of pegged EVH as sounding like Jack Nicholson's alcoholic Anglophile dad." —Furiko Maru
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Apr 10th 2009 at 4:00:41 PM

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...

[1] This facsimile operated in part by synAC.
FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Apr 10th 2009 at 4:43:32 PM

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

A True Lady's Quest - A Jojo is You!
Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Apr 10th 2009 at 4:54:28 PM

Joss Whedon was involved in Toy Story.

This fact blows my mind.

edited 10th Apr '09 4:54:38 PM by Haven

Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
SandJosieph Bigonkers! is Magic from Grand Galloping Galaday Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Apr 10th 2009 at 4:56:40 PM

Which movie? The first or the second one?

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Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Apr 10th 2009 at 5:44:14 PM

Apparently he wrote the first's screenplay.

One of four writers. IMDB link

edited 10th Apr '09 5:45:53 PM by Tzetze

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Set *Charge!* from Orokin Tower 3, by the pizza parlor. Relationship Status: Writing a love letter
*Charge!*
Apr 10th 2009 at 6:52:17 PM

Fawriel is a GUY???!?! <-Just figured it out.

Also, beware the Dengue-bearing 2-inch mosquito!
JohnADreams cautiously pessimistic from Washington St.
cautiously pessimistic
Apr 10th 2009 at 7:08:04 PM

Jimmy Stewert smuggled a yeti hand past customs by putting it in his wife's underpants.

life is the sleep of no dreaming; stories allow us to dream again
SandJosieph Bigonkers! is Magic from Grand Galloping Galaday Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Apr 10th 2009 at 7:11:02 PM

Where did you hear that?

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JohnADreams cautiously pessimistic from Washington St.
cautiously pessimistic
Apr 10th 2009 at 7:19:48 PM

From an article about the different kinds of people there are:

People Who Try to Pretend Like They Already Knew the Story About Jimmy Stewart Smuggling a Yeti Hand out of Nepal in His Wife's Underpants

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

life is the sleep of no dreaming; stories allow us to dream again
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Apr 10th 2009 at 9:41:43 PM

Technically, it was concealed in his luggage, supposedly amongst his wife's underwear.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Apr 11th 2009 at 12:59:16 AM

I had no idea, for many, many years, that George Takei is gay. (To be fair, neither did he.)

BlackHumor Unreliable Narrator from Zombie City
Apr 13th 2009 at 9:49:43 PM

Y'know how bullets only go to three levels on the main wiki? I just found out that doesn't apply on the forums.

I'm convinced that our modern day analogues to ancient scholars are comedians. -0dd1
Apr 14th 2009 at 10:29:41 AM

Really?

  • Really, really?
    • truly really?
      • really truly?
        • Are You Sure?
          • Oh wow, cool

Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Little_Serge Little Boss from An Evil Loli's Body
Little Boss
Apr 14th 2009 at 3:15:26 PM

Really? I didn't know until very recently that Rick Astley would never:

  • Give you up,
    • Let you down,
      • Run around and desert you.
        • Make you cry,
          • Say goodbye,
            • Tell a lie and hurt you.

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

“This happy breed of men, this little world, this precious stone set in a silver’d sea.."
LullTheConqueror Love Freak from eternal loli Hell
Apr 14th 2009 at 3:17:40 PM

See, I've known that Rick Astley would never do any of those things for about twenty years. tongue

the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
Nexus Mostly A Lurker from The Other Side Relationship Status: Singularity
Mostly A Lurker
Apr 26th 2009 at 4:07:12 PM

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.

JinxedBlackcat The Ultimate Bifauxnen from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Apr 26th 2009 at 4:12:58 PM

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

Caution! This Troper contains high levels of Moe. Please consult your doctor before hugging.
MintPearlVoice Will you dance with me? from Karakura High
Will you dance with me?
Apr 26th 2009 at 5:24:59 PM There is glory for those who defy their fate.
Alkthash Was?
Was?
Apr 27th 2009 at 1:18:51 AM

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.

KhymChanur from USA Relationship Status: Forming Voltron
Apr 27th 2009 at 3:16:56 AM

Botox has multiple non-lethal human applications, only one of which is cosmetic.

Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Apr 27th 2009 at 7:41:58 PM

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

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Apr 27th 2009 at 8:00:26 PM

Botox has lethal applications.


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