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Unread postby Paragon » 31 January 2013, 01:04

People who have an impaired sense of smell are more likely to experience low empathy and a detachment from reality. It's something to do with the limbic system - that lower back part of the brain that evolved first and among many functions is in charge of fight or flight, instinct and emotional response.
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Unread postby Paragon » 1 February 2013, 02:55

The people of Buganda in Uganda speak Luganda. The Basotho of Lesotho speak Sesotho.
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Unread postby Lucas » 1 February 2013, 03:01

Apollo wrote:The people of Buganda in Uganda speak Luganda. The Basotho of Lesotho speak Sesotho.



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Unread postby DoctorRoo » 1 February 2013, 11:18

That scumbag was apparently originally a word for condom.
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Unread postby Brenden » 6 February 2013, 08:15

Today I learned that there is a surprisingly large portion — perhaps even a majority — of Quakers, especially outside of North America, who whole-heartedly accept same-sex marriage. :keke:
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Unread postby ShutUpAndBeHappy » 18 February 2013, 07:47

Today I learned that telling a girl how cute it is when she misspells words might not be taken as cure by her...

(Seriously, though, it's fucking adorable.)
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Unread postby Edward » 18 February 2013, 13:29

I've learnt more about reading peoples emotions. It's so easy to spot when someone is texting someone they like, they always do a smitten smile without realising it.
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Unread postby Blaz » 22 February 2013, 01:58

Today I learned that "The Rock" played on the 1991 championship Miami Hurricanes team.
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Unread postby Ben B » 22 February 2013, 02:16

Brenden wrote:Today I learned that there is a surprisingly large portion — perhaps even a majority — of Quakers, especially outside of North America, who whole-heartedly accept same-sex marriage. :keke:


Some of the ancestors of my Mum's side were Quakers. Yay.
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Unread postby DannyZ » 24 February 2013, 02:23

Brenden wrote:Today I learned that there is a surprisingly large portion — perhaps even a majority — of Quakers, especially outside of North America, who whole-heartedly accept same-sex marriage. :keke:

Quakers are all around loveable.
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Unread postby Elven11 » 24 February 2013, 14:19

I learnt that if you draw a circle with your foot clockwise and try to do it with your finger anti clockwise it wont work....your foot will go the same way ur finger goes
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Unread postby Paragon » 28 February 2013, 01:28

You know what I never put together but kind of always knew? Chicken McNuggets only have four basic shapes.
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Unread postby Brenden » 1 March 2013, 01:48

That you can safely swim in a spent nuclear fuel pool. In fact, you would be exposed to less overall radiation in most of the pool than you are being exposed to right now sitting at your computer.

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Unread postby Josh » 1 March 2013, 02:06

Brenden wrote:Today I learned that there is a surprisingly large portion — perhaps even a majority — of Quakers, especially outside of North America, who whole-heartedly accept same-sex marriage. :keke:

One of my closest friends sisters (who is also a sort-of friend) is a Quaker. She was surprisingly liberal about the whole gay thing before gay rights surged in significance in recent years. She is in fact one of my first memories of a pro-gay encounter... before that I didn't even know what 'being gay' really was :P
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Unread postby Brenden » 2 March 2013, 19:03

The eggs of hens who have a natural diet (leafy greens, insects, berries, etc.) and lifestyle (free-range foraging) have lower levels of fat (in general) and cholesterol and higher levels of vitamins and omega-3 fats than hens fed an unnatural concoction of grains, animal by-products, and antibiotics in battery cages.

All the more reason why factory farming should be done away with around the world as soon as possible. Thank Jebus it's been outlawed here as of this year.
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Unread postby Blaz » 5 March 2013, 23:46

Hugo Chavez died today
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Unread postby Edward » 6 March 2013, 00:23

Blaz wrote:Hugo Chavez died today

And their Vice President is still toting the 'America gave us cancer' line. It is weird how many South American presidents have had cancer though.
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Unread postby Blaz » 6 March 2013, 01:00

upthebracket. wrote:
Blaz wrote:Hugo Chavez died today

And their Vice President is still toting the 'America gave us cancer' line. It is weird how many South American presidents have had cancer though.


Or it could've been those Cubans he was smoking with Fidel. lulz
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Unread postby Paragon » 6 March 2013, 06:43

Never mind that. Carrie Fisher revealed that she's returning to the role of Princess Leia.
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Unread postby Lucas » 6 March 2013, 06:54

Ben B wrote:
Brenden wrote:Today I learned that there is a surprisingly large portion — perhaps even a majority — of Quakers, especially outside of North America, who whole-heartedly accept same-sex marriage. :keke:


Some of the ancestors of my Mum's side were Quakers. Yay.


Hey mine too!! On my mother's side, although they lived in Ohio, U.S.
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